Holiday Tech Gifts
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The Hottest Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

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Holiday Tech Gifts
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Gizmos Galore

If you're not sure what to put under the tree, electronics are always a crowd-pleaser. There's something for everyone, from smart-home technology to tech toys for the kids. And if you're worried that tech gifts are always outrageously expensive, don't be: We have recommendations to fit every budget. (If you have a minimalist in your crowd, remember these 20 Gifts for People Who Say, 'Don't Get Me Anything'.)

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.

Nintendo Switch Lite
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Nintendo Switch Lite

Buy on  $199.96  $199.99

Price: $200 from Amazon
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This handheld-only version of the popular Nintendo Switch is deal for any on-the-go kid. Scaled down for portability, it's also lighter and features integrated controls. Choose from three colors.

Nixplay Seed Digital Photo Frame
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Nixplay Seed Digital Photo Frame

Buy on  $159.99

Price: Starting at $120 from Amazon
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What if they could frame their favorite photos without going through the hassle of getting prints? The Nixplay Seed makes it possible. Connect it to Wi-Fi and access all of those great smartphone photos immediately, or send photos to someone else's frame using the Nixplay mobile app. Users can even ask Alexa to display certain groups of photos.

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

Buy on  $79.99  $99.99

Price: $80 from Amazon
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Drop it, toss it in the pool, take it on a hike — the waterproof, shockproof Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker can go anywhere and provide great sound the whole time. It's about the size of a soda can, and two can be paired for even bigger sound. The 13-hour battery life means they'll have enough juice for any party.

Apple Watch Series 5
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Apple Watch Series 5

Buy on  $409  $429

Price: $409 from Amazon
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The latest version of the Apple Watch adds a larger screen, always-on display, heart-monitoring technology, a compass, and plenty more. But if the person on your gift list doesn't have to have the latest model, the Series 3 remains an excellent option for less than half the price.

Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp
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Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp

Buy on  $199.99

Price: $200 from Amazon
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The ultimate gift for your favorite morning grump, the Philips Somneo helps make waking up easier with a simulated sunrise. There's also a sunset mode for relaxing, plenty of soothing nature sounds, and music options, and several light settings including nightlight and reading modes.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
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HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Buy on  $129.85

Price: $130 from Amazon
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Help them get those great pictures out of the digital world with the HP Sprocket. It connects to their camera roll or social media accounts and turns pictures easily into colorful, stickable 2-by-3 prints. It connects to phones via Bluetooth, so it's easy for them to take on the go.

Tile Pro
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Tile Pro

Buy on  $59.98  $59.99

Price: $60 from Amazon
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If they're always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, gift them a Tile. This set of two comes with a replaceable battery that lasts for one year after activation.

iRobot Roomba 675 Robotic Vacuum
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iRobot Roomba 675 Robotic Vacuum

Buy on  $199.99  $299.99

Price: $200 from Amazon
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A vacuum is a perfectly welcome gift when it's robotic. They can clean and schedule using the iRobot app on their phone, and the three-stage cleaning system and dirt-detect sensors mean their helper is smart enough to handle everything from the tiniest dust particles to larger debris.

GoPro Hero7 Black
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GoPro Hero7 Black

Buy on  $297.99  $399.99

Price: $300 on Amazon
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Help them document all those adrenaline-fueled moments with this GoPro. Features include super-smooth video stabilization, voice controls, live streaming, ultra-high-definition video, and much more. It's waterproof, of course, so aquatic adventures are fair game.

Lego Boost Robot Building Set
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Lego Boost Robot Building Set

Buy on  $159.95  $159.99

Price: $160 from Amazon
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The ultimate gift for any Lego-loving techie, this 847-piece kit can be built into a robot and four other interactive toys, including a guitar and a cat. All are controllable with the Boost app, which teaches coding basics.

Echo Show 5
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Amazon Echo Show

Buy on  $49.99  $89.99

Price: $50 from Amazon
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Amazon's latest voice assistant includes a compact display that's ideal for entertainment, video calling, and simply seeing each day's activities at a glance. As always, Alexa can control smart-home devices, give weather forecasts, and answer all of life's other pressing questions.

Polaroid OneStep+ Wireless Instant Film Camera
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Polaroid OneStep+ Wireless Instant Film Camera

Buy on  $99.98  $99.99

Price: $100 from Amazon
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A nod to past and present, the Polaroid OneStep+ spits out old-school instant photos but is controllable with a smartphone app that lets users tinker with exposure, light, and more. It comes with standard and portrait lenses.

Jackery Bolt External Battery Charger
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Jackery Bolt External Battery Charger

Buy on  $35.99

Price: $36 from Amazon
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The Jackery Bolt makes a great stocking stuffer for that friend who never gets your texts because their phone died. Built-in Apple MiFi and Micro USB cables charge iOS and Android devices, Kindles, GoPros, and others; there's also a full-size USB port and emergency flashlight. A sleek design keeps cords stashed away until they're needed.

Philips Hue Starter Kit
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Philips Hue Starter Kit

Buy on  $58.95  $69.99

Price: Starting at $70 from Amazon
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Long-lived LED light bulbs are among the most efficient out there, and these smart bulbs take the savings one step further by giving users the ability to control them and create illumination schedules with their smartphone. Bonus: They can be controlled with Alexa devices, too.

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Nano
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Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Nano

Buy on  $79  $99

Price: $80 from Amazon
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Sous vide cooking isn't just for professional chefs anymore. They can attach the Anova to any water-filled pot, put food inside in a sealed bag, then set the cooker time and temperature, either on the Anova or with their phone. They'll get an alert when it's time to eat.

Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Security Camera System
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Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Security Camera System

Buy on  $479.99  $479.99

Price: $270 from Amazon
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The Netgear Arlo Pro cuts the cord on outdoor security cameras, giving users freedom to monitor any nook and cranny. The weather-resistant cameras include rechargeable batteries, two-way audio, and seven days of free cloud recordings. They're also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Kinsa QuickCare Smart Digital Thermometer
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Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Buy on  $13.99  $19.99

Price: $14 from Amazon
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Parents of fever-prone little ones will love being able to connect the Kinsa to their smartphone to track temperature, symptoms, medicine and more. It can even recommend when it's a smart move to call the doctor.

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker
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Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Buy on  $69

Price: $69 on Amazon
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Big sound can come in a very small package: The Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker is under 4 inches square. Users can loop the attached strap onto their bag and pair the speaker with a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device for music wherever they go. It's waterproof and works with Siri and Google Assistant.

Away Carry-On Suitcase
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Away Carry-On Suitcase

Price: $225 from Away
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Frequent travelers don't have to worry about wrangling a seat by the charging station in the airport when they have a durable polycarbonate carry-on from Away. They can plug their phone in right under the handle and juice up as many as five times. Don't worry if they need to check their bag — the battery is removable.

Amazon Smart Plug
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Amazon Smart Plug

Buy on  $24.99

Price: $25 from Amazon
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Know someone who's too lazy to go downstairs and turn off all the lights at night? This smart plug makes controlling them as easy as telling an Alexa-compatible device to turn them off. Users can set up a daily schedule for lights or small appliances on their smartphone, and easily make it look like they're home when they're not.

Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad
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Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad

Buy on  $69.99  $99.99

Price: $70 from Amazon
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The Osmo game system lets iPad-addicted kiddos use their tablets in a different way with games that include hands-on play. The Starter Kit includes interactive word, number and shape games, but the system also supports games that focus on coding, math, music, and more.

Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds
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Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds

Buy on  $158.80  $189.99

Price: $159 from Amazon
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If they're over that wire tickling their neck on so-called "wireless" headphones, wireless earbuds are a must. Jabra's Elite 65t earbuds have four microphones and wind-noise protection, perfect for making crystal-clear calls. They're also compatible with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.

Roku Ultra
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Roku Ultra

Buy on  $76.11  $99.99

Price: $78 from Amazon
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Ditching cable is easier than ever with the souped-up Roku Ultra and its easy access to thousands of streaming channels, from Netflix and Hulu to YouTube and PBS Kids. It works with regular high-definition TVs and newer 4K Ultra HD, and a search feature lets users find specific programs across channels. If they don't need high-def support, try a cheaper Roku like the beloved Express.

Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband
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Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband

Buy on  $249.99

Price: $250 from Amazon
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Wow that friend who just can't shut up about meditation and mindfulness with this app-connected headband that gives real-time feedback on heart rate, breathing, and more. Guided meditations make it easier to find their zen.

Kindle Paperwhite
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Kindle Paperwhite

Buy on  $84.99  $129.99

Price: Starting at $130 from Amazon
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Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite is a treat for book lovers. With a 6-inch screen and a glare-free, high-resolution display, it's as close to paper as it gets. It's also waterproof, so they don't have to worry at the pool or the beach. Up to 32GB of storage makes it ideal for literary packrats.

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker and Activity Monitor
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Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker and Activity Monitor

Buy on  $99.95

Price: $100 from Amazon
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If their dog or cat is an escape artist, the Whistle 3 will be their best friend's new best friend. It uses GPS to pinpoint their location, and sends notifications to their phone if their pet leaves a designated area. The waterproof unit even monitors exercise and rest to ensure pets are staying healthy.

Samsung 11.6" Chromebook
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Samsung 11.6" Chromebook

Buy on Best Buy U.S  $189

Price: $189 from Best Buy
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If you need a laptop only for light tasks like browsing the web, watching movies, chatting, or word processing, a Chromebook can be just the ticket. The Chrome operating system is easy to use, even for computer novices.  

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook
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Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Buy on  $17.80  $27

Price: $18 from Amazon
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Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Wave, which has pages that can be microwaved clean and written on over and over again. They can send notes or sketches easily to a number of productivity apps including Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote to share them or keep them for posterity.

Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
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Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

Buy on  $377.98  $579.99

Price: $320 from Amazon
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A "wow" gift for anyone who wants to zip around town without getting in their car, this Razor electric scooter has a cushy seat, wide bamboo deck and removable luggage rack and basket. It hits speeds up to 18 mph and runs up to 40 minutes before needing a recharge.

Yootech Wireless Phone Charger
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Yootech Wireless Phone Charger

Buy on  $14.95

Price: $15 from Amazon
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Yootech's chargers consistently get stellar ratings from Amazon buyers, and this new model is no exception. Its two-coil design allows for a wider charging area, and you can charge horizontally or vertically in the upright stand, which also lets you continue to use your phone while the product does its job.