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Amazing Tech Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

December 2, 2018

Are you looking for some amazing ideas for the tech-savvy person in your life?  As a person that loves all things tech, I can tell you that any one of these items would make someone that enjoys technology very happy.  Many of these are also great gift ideas for the tech challenged as many things in the technology world exist to make life easier.

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Amazon Echo or Echo Dot

I have an Amazon Echo and I love it as do my boys.  Amazon Echo or the Echo Dot connects to an AI (artificial intelligence) named Alexa.  Alexa can play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and much more.  You can ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and the list goes on.  You can connect an Echo in one room to Echo Dots in other rooms throughout the house to have a whole house speaker/intercom system.  Around Christmas time, these are usually significantly discounted.

Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot

 High on my list is the new Amazon Echo Show or more economical Echo Spot.  Think of this device like an Echo or an Echo Dot but with a screen.  You can watch videos, movies or TV with the Echo Show.  You can also see weather forecasts, calendars, to-do lists, and your favorite playlists.  And you can make video calls to anyone with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show.  Echo Spot can do many of the same things, but with a much smaller screen and it doesn’t have the built in Zigbee smart home hub that the Echo Show has.

FIXD OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor

I add this one to the list because we own older cars and sometimes we need to know why the check engine light is on.   The FIXD OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor is a device that you can plug into your car and it will tell you with the iOS/Android app why the check engine light is on and will also let you clear the light.  This device works with any gas-powered vehicle 1996 or newer (no all-electric or diesel).

Apple Watch

If you have an iPhone, you will love an Apple Watch.  I have a Series 2 and Apple has just come out with the Series 4.  Besides telling time, the Apple Watch can tell you the weather, has an activity tracker, works with many of the apps that you have on your phone.  You can make and receive phone calls and texts on the watch.  The new series has a faster processor, has added an electrical heart sensor to go with the optical heart sensor and has fall detection.

Anker PowerCore Lite High Capacity Portable Charger for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and More

The Anker PowerCore Lite High Capacity Portable Charger is a great external battery for cell phones and other electronic devices.  This particular external battery is good for two and a half cell phone charges before it needs to be recharged.  It is slim and light and delivers a fast charge.

CamKix Wireless Bluetooth Camera Shutter Remote Control for Smartphones

If you like taking pictures/selfies with your Smartphone, you need the CamKix Wireless Bluetooth Camera Shutter Remote Control.  It is small and lightweight and comes with a wrist strap.  It has a 30 foot range and works with Android and Apple iOS Smartphones.

Juicy Power Desktop USB Charging Station Organizer

I would love to have this Juicy Power Desktop USB Charging Station Organizer for our family.  Right now we have a huge mess of cords on a desk.  These come in five, seven or ten port charging stations.  It is equipped with Smart IC to deliver the maximum optimal charging speed for each device.  (Cables are NOT included.)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is great if you want to cut the cable TV cord or if you just want more options.  This one is optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming.  It comes with an Alexa voice controlled remote.  Watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others.

Roku Premiere – HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player

While I love my Amazon Fire Stick, I still much prefer my Roku Streaming Media Player.  The Roku also delivers 4k UHD Streaming.  And it has many of the same features as the Fire Stick and includes many of the same apps.  However, the Roku is just a little more user friendly, especially for anyone that is not quite so tech savvy.

RapidX X5 Car Charger with 5 USB Ports 

With a tween and a teenager that also have phones, we sometimes struggle with charging phones on long car rides.  This RapidX X5 Car Charger with 5 USB Ports will solve the problem.  What is great about this one is that it has a cable that will reach to the back seat so that two phones can be charged up front and three more can be charged in the back seat.  And it supports rapid charging.

KeySmart Pro – Compact Key Holder w LED Light & Tile Smart Technology

This KeySmart Pro – Compact Key Holder w LED Light & Tile Smart Technology would make a great gift for someone who either has a lot of keys or has a problem with losing their keys.  The KeySmart contains Tile technology that lets you track the keys with the Tile app if you lose them.  You can also use the Tile app to make the KeySmart play a tone so you can find the keys.  It also works in reverse if you have your keys and can’t find your phone.  It will hold up to 10 keys.

Are there other tech gifts that you would recommend?  Let us know in the comments below.

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