New tech always makes a great gift for the holidays, whether it’s a brand new phone for Mom or the coolest new tablet for the kids. Here are a few of Santa’s favorites this season!
Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset ($299) – VR has come a long way and this headset is proof that this groundbreaking tech has never been more realistic or more affordable. The Oculus Quest 2 works best for gamers, but unique games like Half Life: ALYX allow even those new to gaming to enjoy a realistic, 3D experience.
Chromecast with GoogleTV ($49) – Combining all the magic of Google streaming with the old fashioned comfort of just clicking through channels/shows/categories on an actual remote, Chromecast with GoogleTV has arrived just in time for holiday lounging! It does everything Chromecasts used to but now has Google TV smart UI built right in. Let the bingeing begin!
iPhone 12 Mini ($699) – If you’ve had it with massive phones but you still want style, speed, and function, the adorable iPhone 12 Mini may be the phone for you. It boasts a terrific camera, the same Super Retina display as its big brother, 64 GB of RAM, andwater resistance up to 6 meters for 30 minutes, all in a cheerful package that is 15% smaller and 16% lighter than the iPhone 12. Good things do come in small packages!
Amazon Echo Dot ($29) – Just as chatty as the original but small enough to place one in every room, the Dot smart speaker has a few notable upgrades. An LED display shows the time and outdoor temperature, dims at night, and will fit perfectly into anyone’s stocking!
Old School/New School Emergency Radio ($29) – If you’re traveling this holiday season, the OMEW emergency radio is a very cool must have. This unit looks like an old fashioned radio but it has 4 charging modes (hand crank, battery, solar, and USB) so you’ll always have power. It has a super bright flashlight, a motion sensor, an SOS alarm, and of course a radio that allows you to tune in to AM or FM weather channels.
LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle ($95) – If you try to do your part by avoiding plastic water bottles but you also hate cleaning your steel or glass bottles, switch to the LARQ. Each bottle can be programmed to self-clean using a UV-C LED Light that eliminates up to 99.9% of harmful germs. You can also purify your water in as little as two hours and it stays cold for 24 hours!
Microsoft Surface Go 2 ($399) – If you’d rather not spend $600 for an iPad Air (plus $200 for the Magic Keyboard), the Surface Go 2 is for you. With 8GB of RAM and a sleek 10.5 inch display (AND keyboard included), the Surface Go is perfect for writing documents, streaming video, and browsing the web.
Phonesoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer ($79) – This may be the perfect gift this season: a nice hot bath for your phone! The PhoneSoap 3 UV SmartPhone Sanitizer is a small case that charges and disinfects your phone. It kills nearly 100% of bacteria and germs, leaving your phone charged and pristine. Works great for keys, earbuds, and even cash.
Happy shopping, stay safe, wash your hands (and water bottles), and have the merriest of holidays and healthiest of new years!