**Hollywood Reporter’s tech gift guide**
Looking for the perfect gift for the movie lover or TV buff in your life? Look no further than the hottest devices on the market.
From a voice-controlled smart speaker to a pair of high-tech noise-canceling headphones and a pair of glasses that can stream Netflix, there’s something here for everyone.
Amazon Echo Dot: What is an Alexa? And how can this help you? It’s Amazon’s voice-controlled smart home speaker system that plays music, controls lights and thermostats and sets alarms and reminders. The basic model normally costs $50 but has been discounted to $29.99 — and it comes in black or white.
Apple iPod: For those who still love their music on physical devices, Apple is offering $20 off its latest iPod Touch models.
Bose QuietComfort 35: Bose has long been a leader in noise-canceling headphones, and its latest pair brings together sleek looks and top-notch sound quality. Two models are available: one with Google Assistant built in that sells for $349; another without Google Assistant for $50 less.
Google Chromecast Ultra: Want to watch Netflix or HBO Go on a bigger
We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the best tech gifts for everyone in your life, from the latest iPad and Amazon Fire tablet for your kids to smart speakers and digital photo frames for grandparents.
What is an Alexa? And how can this help you? This is a device that can play music, answer questions, turn on lights, tell you the weather and traffic, give you sports scores, control your smart home devices. It even has tens of thousands of skills. Alexa can do everything!
How about a fitness tracker? Fitness trackers are great holiday gifts because they allow people to monitor their own health and fitness levels. From Fitbits to Garmin watches, they provide a way to track calories burned, steps taken, heart rate, sleep patterns and more.
Is there something I can get my kids? The new Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet comes with a blue kid-proof case and one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. FreeTime Unlimited gives your little one access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon and Disney. After one year it goes back to the regular price unless you choose to continue subscribing.
Digital Photo Frame
TOP TECH GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
The holiday season is all about making people smile. And if you’re like me, you’re trying to figure out what will make those on your shopping list smile the most.
So I’ve put together this list of some of the coolest technology gifts that are sure to impress anyone in your life.
Here are my top picks:
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that can be used to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beamforming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are getting closer, and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to get your loved ones! But don’t stress too much, we’ve got you covered with this list of the top tech gift ideas for the holiday season.
1. The Amazon Echo (Alexa)
2. The Nintendo Switch
3. Fitbit Charge 2
4. Apple Air Pods
5. Instant Pot 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker
6. Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner
7. GoPro Hero 5 Black Camera
8. Google Pixel Smart Phone
9. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
10. DJI Mavic Pro Drone
Wondering what you should buy your tech-savvy friend or family member? Here are some of the hottest gadgets on the market this holiday season.
What is an Alexa? It’s a personal assistant that responds when you talk to it. This device can do many things – play music, tell jokes and read the news. All you have to say is “Alexa” and ask for what you want it to do.
Android TV Streaming Boxes
Streaming boxes are great for those who have cut their cable cord. These boxes can connect to your TV and give you access to online content like Hulu or Netflix. Some of these boxes include Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
The VR headset is one of the most talked about tech gadgets this year. A VR headset provides the user with a simulated experience of being in a video game or movie. As technology continues to advance, expect to see more of these devices hitting the market in 2017!
For the gadget lover, a new generation of smart speakers, headphones and webcams were unveiled in the past year. Is your friend or family member still asking what is an Alexa?
A smart speaker is an internet-connected device that accepts voice commands to perform a variety of tasks, from playing music or audiobooks to answering questions and controlling smart home devices.
The three most popular models are Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home and Apple’s HomePod.
With the exception of the HomePod, which is designed primarily for Apple users, all three offer similar features. The key difference between them is how they interact with you, as well as what kinds of third-party devices they work with.
Amazon’s Echo speakers have been around since 2014, so it has had more time to build its ecosystem of compatible services and devices. Amazon recently boosted the number of available skills for its Echo speakers to more than 50,000. A skill is like an app that you can use on your speaker. For example, you can ask Alexa to order you a pizza from Domino’s just by saying “Alexa, order me a pizza.” (You’ll need to set up your Domino’s account first.) You can also ask Alexa to turn on your smart lights
Tech gifts are a great choice for anyone on your shopping list this holiday season. From the latest speakers to smart watches and fitness trackers, there are so many products that can make a person’s life easier or more fun. Here are some of the best tech gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift.