Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly put together a list of perfect presents for family and friends and there are so many, it’s coming in two parts. Here’s part one…
The all-new Kindle Oasis features Amazon’s largest, high-resolution Paperwhite display – 7 inches with 300 ppi – and a thin and light ergonomic design so you can read more comfortably for hours. The all-new Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof Kindle allowing you to read and relax in even more places, from the bath to the swimming pool.
The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours—and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully-charged in less than two hours. With Audible built in, you can listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks and easily switch between reading and listening to a professionally narrated performance on a Bluetooth-enabled device like headphones or speakers.
Starting at $249.99, the all-new Kindle Oasis is the prefect holiday gift for the book lover in your life.
Logitech Harmony Elite
This universal remote is the ultimate home entertainment controller. With an Amazon Alexa integration, you can easily control your favorite TV entertainment just using your voice and enjoy being able to control multiple home entertainment devices all in one place. It’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to simplify their home entertainment setup.
Logitech Circle 2
Give the gift of smart home security this holiday with the weatherproof, indoor/outdoor Logitech Circle 2. With various mounts and accessories, you can place Circle 2 anywhere in or around your home you want to keep an eye on. Receive mobile alerts and notifications with the accompanying app and enjoy controlling the camera with integrations with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Circle 2 Cameras start at $179.99 or you can get a bundle with two Circle 2 Wired cameras and a Window Mount for just under $350.
The Piper Computer Kit is a STEM product, for kids 8 – 14 to learn how to build and program electronics at home or at school. Kids begin the Piper experience by building the Piper Computer Kit, a fully functioning computer, following a real engineering blueprint. Once built, kids play Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft games that teaches them electronics in the game and then instructs them to build an electronic smart device that powers up the game.
On the forefront of the one of the most exciting technology trends is the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset. It comes bundled with two wireless motion controllers and pairs right out-of-the-box with Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. It delivers a thrilling and immersive virtual experience, enabling people to virtually tour travel destinations, get inside exciting games, view popular events and even travel across time within their own home.
A hybrid of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), mixed reality provides significant flexibility through its ability to easily go back and forth between the physical and virtual worlds. To answer the phone, converse with a family member or co-worker, all that’s required to engage is a simple flip up of Acer’s Mixed Reality Headset visor. There is no need to remove the entire headset.
With inside-out tracking, the camera is on the headset, so there is no need to drill holes in a wall or set up extraneous hardware. As soon as the headset connects to a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC, it installs the required software, making it possible to experience mixed reality almost anywhere. Content is available from the Windows Store. This library is constantly expanding with limitless possibilities for content developers to improve how people communicate, create and explore.
Acer also offers a wide variety of Windows Mixed Reality Ultra certified laptop and desktop PCs. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality AH101 Headsets are available at leading retailers for just $399.99 (MSRP), making it one of the most affordable ways to experience the virtual world.
GameStop wants you to experience the Xbox One X — the world’s most powerful console that has 40% more power than any other console. For $499.99, you can totally immerse yourself in 4K gaming. Games, like Assassin’s Creed: Origins for $59.99, play better than ever have before with brilliant graphics and faster loading speeds. Plus your current Xbox games and accessories work with the Xbox One X.
GameStop’s trade-in program also can help you get that Xbox One X and all the mind-blowing games to go with it. All you have to do is gather the games, consoles, accessories, even phones and laptops that you’re no longer using and bring them to GameStop for cash or credit toward an Xbox One X, and anything else that is on your wish list. That way GameStop can save you money toward what you really want for the holidays.
For more information, please visit GameStop.com.