A First Look into This Season’s Trending Tech

Oct 27, 2022

According to a recent survey, about half of holiday shoppers will start checking off their lists by the end of October.

To stay ahead of the holiday rush, Tech Expert Andrea Smith gives you an inside look at trending electronics this season. From the most sought-after tech this year to the gadgets you never knew you needed, her tips will help you hit the ground running.

iRobot Roomba Combo TM j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop

Give the whole family the gift of clean floors with the brand-new iRobot Roomba Combo j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop. This model is designed for homes with a mixture of carpets and hard floors. In addition to being a powerful vacuum, the Combo j7+ has a unique feature: a fully retractable mop pad that lifts itself to the top of the robot when it senses carpet and rugs, so it never accidentally tries to mop your carpets.

This robot avoids obstacles like cords, shoes, and solid pet waste, automatically empties the dirt and debris into a self-emptying base. It also understands more than 600 voice assistant commands so just say Robot – clean the house.

Plus, you don’t have to touch dust and dirt for up to two months because the Combo j7+ automatically empties the dirt and debris it collects into a self-emptying base.


MSRP: $1,099.99




Hamilton Beach Health Smart Sharps Bin

More people are interested in smart health monitoring devices for themselves and for loved ones who live alone. Making sure they take their medication is a top priority, so Hamilton Beach Health developed the Smart Sharps Bin Injection Care Management System for patients who are on at-home injectables to manage their chronic illness.

The bin, which has FDA clearance, tracks the injections, recording them as they dispose of the used syringe. They can set reminders in the companion app and share that info with anyone they approve so they stay on track.

It’s a safe and easy way to dispose of the sharps. When the bin is getting full, a new one arrives in the mail along with a pre-paid package to send back the old bin. This FSA and HSA eligible device even reminds you where to inject the shot.

MSRP: A monthly membership is required, and pricing varies depending on eligibility.


Power A Spectra Infinity Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S

Gaming is still hugely popular. Gamers love to customize their gear so check out the Power A Spectra Infinity Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S.

This officially licensed controller offers a ton of customizable color combinations so gamers can change up the hue for three different sections whenever the mood strikes. Or they can match their gaming PC or console lighting setup.

The two mappable advanced gaming buttons on the back can give you a real competitive edge, and three-way locks for each trigger allow you to fine tune your controller so you can play at your best. Plus, dual rumble motors provide tactile feedback for a more immersive gaming experience.

MSRP: $44.99