• Cat Schwartz

2016 HOT TECH GIFTS!


What a year! The holidays are finally here and it's time to get into the spirt of the season, buy some gadget type gifts and celebrate the season!

Amazon Electronic Gift Guide

This year Amazon has my back thanks to their Amazon Electronic Gift Guide which features over 500 of the best tech gifts out there, all organized into one hot spot! They have all the best of the best including cutting edge gifts from Amazon's Launch Pad Program, too. Check it out!

Nintendo 3DS XL

So, now, let's get into what I've got my eye on for the people in my house, shall we? We will begin with the most important person on my list, Jack. He's all about portable gaming right now so I'm looking at the Nintendo 3DS XL Special Edition: Lime Green. He wants this devise because of its full on 3D visuals, its backwards compatibility which allows him to play each of the games he already owns and the fact that it comes with Super Mario already installed. While I'm buying it for him, I WILL be borrowing it when I go on trips. For sure.

* The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D

  • AC Adapter sold separately. New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.

  • 3D Mode recommended for Ages 7+

  • Includes Pre-Installed Super Mario World Virtual Console game. Rated "E" for Everyone

Fit Bit Alta - $128

Alta syncs automatically and wirelessly to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet

  • Water Resistance: Alta is sweat, rain, splash proof. You can wear Alta in the shower, but we recommend rinsing and drying it afterwards because it's best for your skin if the band stays clean and dry. Battery life: lasts up to 5 days. Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0

  • Warning: Do not use if you have a pacemaker or other internal, or implanted medical device. Not intended for use by children under 13. Always consult your physician. Slippery when wet

  • We recommend charging your device every few days to ensure you are always tracking. Charge time: One to two hours

  • Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices

Tile Mate - $25

The world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker just got 25% smaller. Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast.

  • Ring your things.Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby but out of sight.

  • Find your phone. Can't find your phone? Simply double press the button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring -even on silent!

  • See where you had it last. The easy-to-use, free Tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your Tile, so if you left it somewhere, you’ll always know where to look.

  • Ask others to help. Your Tile isn’t where you left it? You can anonymously enlist help in the Tile community. With over 5 million Tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network.

Amazon ECHO - $179

* Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice

  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio

  • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control

  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing

  • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service

  • Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices

  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more

Now let's talk a bit about HOW to shop this holiday. Amazon Prime is not only the best way to shop, but it's also a great gift! Check it out!