The holidays are upon us, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for your techie loved one, we surveyed our staff to compile a list of their top picks. We have gifts ranging from fun gadgets and gaming accessories to the very practical. So, here’s our list:
Portal by Facebook – this family of devices provides smart video calling to bring you close to your loved ones. The Portal’s smart camera automatically adjusts to follow the action, wherever you are moving in the room. It keeps everyone in view, so as people enter the room the smart camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view, so you don’t miss a moment. The Portal makes video calls using Messenger and WhatsApp, and you can make calls to friends that do not have a Portal device. The Portal comes in a variety of sizes, has privacy features, and includes Alexa built-in.
The Google Stadia is an innovative way to play video games without the need for a console or downloads. It’s like streaming high-quality video, for games. Simply plug in a Chromecast on your TV, use the app on your phone, and use the Stadia controller to play. Or play on your phone, tablet or laptop. Play when you want, where you want, as long as you have Wi-Fi.
Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld system for gamers on the go. It is compact, has built-in controllers, and compatible with Nintendo Switch games. Plus it comes in fun bright colors. It also has parental controls to set gaming restrictions from your smart device via a free app.
For the Practical:
What if you never had to worry about losing your keys again? Meet the Keysmart Pro with TileTM smart location. It holds up to 10 keys, is compact and quiet, and connects to an app on your phone via Bluetooth to help locate your keys. The gadget includes a flashlight, screwdriver, micro USB charging port and bottle opener too! You can find your phone, even if it is set to silent or your keys with the app.