2016 Tech Holiday Gift Guide

An Article By: Stephanie Memos, Marketing Coordinator

Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member can often be troubling, that’s why we’ve put together our 2016 Tech Holiday Gift. We’ve asked our engineers and they gave us their insight on the hottest technology driven gifts sure to impress even them.

Amazon Echo- Amazon’s Alexa-controlled wireless echo speaker uses the sound of your voice to easily interact with your devices. Alexa can instantly, play music, search the web, create shopping lists, shop online, pull up weather reports, call an Uber, and much more. Additionally, Alexa works with a laundry list of Internet of Things (IOT) smart devices found around your home including, the Nest thermostat, Philips Hue lights, and Wemo light switch controls.

Amazon Echo Dot- This is the compact and incredibly small version of Amazon’s Echo, minus the speaker. Echo Dot does just about everything Amazon Echo does for a fraction of the price (just $50.00) and if you have a wireless speaker, Echo Dot can connect.

The Tile – This Bluetooth powered gadget helps you track and find things when they are lost. Simply attach the square tile to an item (keys, phone, tablet, purse, luggage, camera, etc.), click the free app and view a map that shows the location. You also have the option to ring your items when you get closer to them making it way easier to locate.

Nintendo NES Classic Mini- Want to bring back some nostalgic memories from 1985 when you first played Nintendo? Then grab the update version of the classic 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System this holiday season. The updated classic comes with 30 games including, “Donkey Kong”, “The Legend of Zelda” and even “Super Mario Bros.”.

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker- This waterproof, shockproof, dustrproof, portable speaker provides the perfect sound in even the most rugged environments. Send your favorite music wirelessly through Bluetooth to hear all your favorite tunes.

Apple Watch Series 2- The original Apple Watch wowed us with its Siri, health and fitness tracking, notifications, apps, and of course, customizable face watch, but now with series 2, Apple has included, a built in GPS and a dual core processor. The cherry on top? This watch is now waterproof.

Spectacles by Snap- One of the most interesting tech items out there, (good luck trying to get your hands on these) Spectacles by Snap are a pair of glasses that can record 10 seconds of videos but are only being sold in “Snapbots” ( a yellow vending machine that travels around the country). Only 2 Snapbots have appeared in Venice Beach, Cali. And Big Sur. Cali.

HP Sprocket Photo Printer- The Bluetooth printer personally prints 2” x 3” snapshots or stickers with customizable frames, emojis, filters, and more. Simply connect your social media accounts in the HP sprocket app and conveniently print as you post!