As you rack your brain to figure out what to buy for each person on your Christmas list you suddenly realize that every single person on there has nearly everything they could possibly need. Why not change it up this year? This Christmas season consider purchasing gifts that can be useful around the home or office that are more technologically advanced. Read below to find a list of my top five recommendations for those that are hardest to buy for on your Christmas list this year.
- Amazon Echo—this device responds to the name “Alexa” and connects to Wi-Fi and can “talk” to a variety of smart home gadgets through voice control such as your light switches and outlets.
- Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum—first of all, how cool is this? A vacuum that will manually do your chores for you sounds fabulous. This gadget allows you to use remote scheduling and steering through an app for longer and better cleaning.
- Piper NV—a camera system that allows you to keep an eye on your home from afar. It comes complete with night vision, a sensor, microphone and speaker. This camera system is used with a mobile app and allows for notifications, saved clips and personalized settings. This is great for many uses in-home, maybe even as a nanny cam!
- Fitbit Charge HR—this device is a fitness tracker that tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep, heart rate and pulse. This gift would be perfect for the athlete on your list!
- Google Cardboard Knox V2—Similar to a ViewMaster, this gadget attaches to your smart phone and allows you to look through the lens to view new places, imagine you’re in another country, play immersive games or fly through space. So cool and it’s the cheapest item on this list retailing for $16.99!
All of these gifts display a small glimpse into this new world of technology that we live in. Another interesting aspect to note is that all of these devices connect directly to your smart phone for accessing data on-the-go or to operate in general. Which of these items would you enjoy receiving for Christmas this year?
Expect to see the 2016 Christmas list filled with even more interesting gadgets for personal or home use.