Tech the Halls with the Holiday Season’s Hottest Gadgets

Dec 09, 2020

While it may be the thought that counts, we all still want to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. As in years past, the newest and hottest tech products are in high demand when the holidays roll around. And while keeping track of what's trendy (and useful!) can seem difficult, finding the perfect gadget to gift this season might be easier than you think.  Tech expert, Andrea Smith, shares her tech-inspired gift ideas that the whole family will love. 

xBox Series X and Series S

Video gaming has really helped get us through 2020 and just in time for the holidays, Xbox has two new next-gen consoles to choose from.

The Xbox Series X is the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever while the Xbox Series S has incredible performance in the smallest Xbox ever.  It's a great entertainment gift choice for families and comes at an affordable price of $300.  Add to it an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership and you get access to over 100 great games - all for 14.99 a month.

This is not just gaming for the kids, its entertainment for the whole family. You can stream your favorite shows and music from Netflix, Disney Plus, Spotify and more on the Xbox Series S.  And parents can download the Xbox Family Settings app for free to set screen time limits and manage what games are age-appropriate for their kids.

 

Pricing:

  • Xbox Series S: $299.99 USD.
  • Xbox Series X: $499.99 USD.

For more, visit xBox.com

Oral-B iO

In 2020, it’s been difficult to take advantage of regular preventative care, especially dentist visits, but with Oral-B iO you can get that professionally cleaned feel right at home.  This smart toothbrush uses an interactive display along with an app to help coach better brushing habits.

It has a Smart Pressure Sensor right on the handle that lets you know if you’re brushing too hard, and a timer to make sure you really do brush for two minutes.  Oral-B has brushes for the whole family so check out their great holiday deals.

MSRP for the Oral-B iO: starts at $199.99 but it’s on sale right now at most retailers, starting at $169.99!  

For more, visit OralB.com

Lenovo X1 Fold

Here’s the perfect gift idea for the tech lover who has everything. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the world’s first foldable PC. It has a gorgeous 2K OLED 13.3-inch display and when you fold it, it’s about the size of a book which makes it great for working from anywhere, like a coffee shop or airplane seat when we can do that again.

For maximum productivity, it’s got a built-in kickstand, a pen, and a Bluetooth keyboard that charges itself when it’s placed in the screen. Use it open with optional stand and keyboard for WFH setup or hold it like a book to comfortably read e-books.  Or you can place the X1 Fold Mini keyboard on screen for the experience of an extra small laptop system and then pop the keyboard off to take notes with the pen.

 

It nests inside the system when closed, charging simply by being magnetized to the screen when the system is above 50% charge and keeps up to 8 hours of battery.  The X1 Fold uses Carbon Fiber as its protective outer shell, cut into two pieces and held together with the hinges that provide proper tension while opening and closing.  And on the outside - a leather cover so when you close it, it becomes a stylish portfolio.

 

 

 

Power A Controllers

You can never go wrong with accessories for the gamer in your life, especially if they’re lucky enough to score one of those next gen consoles.

PowerA has licensed controllers for the latest consoles on the market.  So, if your kid is a big fan of Animal Crossing, Super Mario, or Pokemon - get a controller to match his - or her - favorite game.  PowerA’s controllers and accessories are affordable enough so that each member of the family can have a controller that reflects their own personality.

PowerA also has options for gaming on the go or playing in the living room on the latest systems. As you can see, they have tons of options  for the casual and hard-core gamers on your list this year.

To find the perfect gift for the gamer on your list, vist Power A.