Top Electronics To Give For Christmas 2017
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
This e-reader is reminiscent of the very first Kindle (but with a super high resolution), making it a popular choice for the book lovers in your life for Christmas.
Buy It: $90; amazon.com
Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
This updated Amazon Echo delivers even crisper, more high-def sound quality and voice control technology to ensure ultimate user ease. It comes in a variety of modern finishes to fit any user personality, and we love this walnut finish! It comes out in a couple weeks, so place that pre-order before it’s gone.
Buy It: $119; bestbuy.com
Think of this little guy as your helping hand whenever you misplace your keys, phone, or anything else you can’t be losing! It’s the perfect gift for the person in your life who always misplaces their car keys. You link the small Bluetooth-enabled tracker tile to your keychain or purse, and the tile technology will help you find it (with your smartphone) if it ever goes missing.
Buy It: $25; amazon.com
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This under-$50 streaming helper means you don’t even have to have satellite or cable to enjoy a huge selection of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, and more. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get all of the included movies and shows right at your fingertips!
Buy It: $40; amazon.com
This extra thin, updated Fitbit gives the fitness tracking you love from Fitbit, but with an even more subtle, stylish appearance. It comes in different colors and hardware types, which is even better!
Buy It: $117; amazon.com
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
With this newer generation of the Amazon Fire Tablet, users can use Alexa to access millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games; including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more. Users also can ask Alexa questions, check their calendar, get news, find sports scores, and control their smart home.
Buy It: $80; amazon.com
TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones
These sleek, Bluetooth-supporting headphones are perfect for the gym enthusiast or daily commuter. They are made to stay put no matter the activity!
Buy It: $26; amazon.com
Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor
While ordinary thermostats read the temperature in just one room (usually the hallway), they don’t always monitor where it counts, which costs you more money. This smart thermostat works with room sensors to deliver the right temperature to the rooms that are more important by detecting temperature and occupancy. It automatically deprioritizes unoccupied rooms for increased energy savings. Oh, and it works with Alexa-enabled devices!
Buy It: $249; amazon.com
This home video game system from Nintendo is taking your old favorite features and adding modern twists. As well as providing single and multiplayer fun at home, this system can be taken on the go anytime, anywhere. At home, the system connects to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in your living room, but simply lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming.
Buy It: $347; amazon.com
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
This small, water-resistant speaker is perfect for outdoor get-togethers, kitchen time, or getting ready in the bathroom! It’s colorful silicone exterior makes it durable, while the sound is still incredibly bold and clear.
Buy It: $129; amazon.com
Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Headset
Feel the Force and fight for galactic peace with this headset. It works with an iOS or Android smartphone to enable the game app, letting you engage in virtual Jedi duels. The purchase includes a lightsaber controller and a tracking beacon to get you ready for battle.
Buy It: $199; bestbuy.com
Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens Pro
This wide angle lens kit helps you capture all the intricacies and details of an image with precision-focus, letting you get razor crisp macro photos. The included LED light plugs into your phone's earphone jack to instantly brighten your surroundings with warm continuous light. This is a perfect gift for amateurs who love photography, as well as professionals.
Buy It: $30; amazon.com
Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid
This little guy is an app-enabled Droid with real-time movements and personality that change based on your interactions. BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands, making it the perfect high-tech companion.
Buy It: $101; amazon.com
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
This camera has been popular for a few years, but it’s not slowing down on the wish lists! Its upgraded features make sure the instant photos come out looking stellar every time. This gift is perfect for most ages, quite honestly—because who doesn’t want a Polaroid in seconds? It comes in a plethora of fun colors, too!
Buy It: $60; amazon.com
Amazon Echo Dot
This hands-free, voice-controlled device uses Alexa to provide answers to your questions, play music, send and receive messages, control smart home devices, and read audiobooks as you are completing other tasks. The compact size of Echo Dot makes it even more appealing to place in any room of the house!
Buy It: $50; amazon.com
Qiaya Ring Light
This pocket-sized accessory is perfect for your smartphone to get higher quality photos, no matter where you are. It features three levels of light settings to cover all uses, such as make-up application, selfie photos, dark scenery, vlogging, and more. The ring light will highlight you and darken everything behind you!
Buy It: $13; amazon.com
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
These wireless headphones cancel out outside noise, while giving ultimate sound clarity for the streaming music. They have a 20-hour battery life wirelessly, and a 40-hour battery life in wired mode.
Buy It: $329; amazon.com
Ring Video Doorbell
This high-tech doorbell lets you see, hear, speak, and monitor anyone who approaches your door and rings the doorbell just with your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can get instant alerts at all times if someone rings the bell, and your can protect your home in a more hands-on way.
Buy It: $179; amazon.com
Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker
This compact wireless speaker is a perfect fit for bookshelves, counters, and anywhere else you want to stream in your home without it being a nuisance. Connect it wirelessly to any Alexa-enabled device to control your music selection just with your voice.
Buy It: $187; amazon.com
Apple Watch Series 3
This new Apple Watch lets you track your fitness, communicate with friends, stream music, set alarms and goals, and make your life overall easier. It’s the most high-tech smart watch yet.
Buy It: $329; bestbuy.com
Kindle Oasis E-Reader
If you’re looking for the most high-tech e-reader out there, this Kindle has you covered. With a sleek appearance, new shape, and high-resolution display, this Kindle will help you blaze through your next book.
Buy It: $250; amazon.com
Anova Precision Cooker with Bluetooth
This high-tech precision cooker uses an adjustable clamp to ensure a secure fit on any of your existing pots, a monitor to provide consistent digital temperature readout for the entire process, and an accompanying phone app to start making your meal from your phone.
Buy It: $150; bestbuy.com
Wemo Wireless Dimmer Switch
This universal Wi-Fi smart dimmer switch lets you adjust lighting levels easily, schedule dimming times, and set timers with the smartphone app; and it works with any dimmable LED, CFL or incandescent light bulb. Better yet, it’s compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control for ultimate ease.
Buy It: $80; bestbuy.com
DJI Mavic Pro
This big-ticket item might seem like an overwhelming splurge, but it’s been lauded all over the Internet as THE drone of the holiday season. It can fly up to 40 mph and for almost a half-hour non-stop. The video quality is top-notch, while it can be folded as small as a water bottle for transportation. This drone will blow the socks of the drone enthusiast in your family.
Buy It: $947; amazon.com
Petcube Play Wi-Fi Camera
Don’t you want to be able to play with your pet even when you're not at home? This HD camera streams live video to keep an eye on your furry friend via your smartphone or tablet, while a pet-safe laser lets you interact with your pet to keep him active throughout the day.
Buy It: $179; bestbuy.com
Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player
Revisit your favorite vinyl with this authentic retro design 3-in-1 turntable record player with real wood veneer. You’re sure to impress with this vintage-inspired gift, especially if given to someone who appreciates the classics.
Buy It: $129; amazon.com
Üllo Wine Purifier
Selective Sulfite Capture technology filters out excess sulfites in your wine to preserve their natural level, while an adjustable aerator provides options for desedimentation. This gift is perfect for the wine connoisseur in the family!
Buy It: $79; bestbuy.com
PlayStation VR Headset
PlayStation announced recently that they will not be making any more of this model (that only came out roughly a year ago), making way for a newer model in the (near-ish) future. But this futuristic VR gaming experience will still blow your mind until the new version comes out! It’s the next-level step for your PlayStation gamer.
Buy It: $296; amazon.com