The holiday shopping season is in full force and if you’re like most people you are scrambling to find the perfect gifts. Tech and electronics are on almost everyone’s list this year, but the task of knowing what to choose can be daunting. Helping us navigate the craziness of the holiday season and what technology makes some of the best gifts is Steve Greenberg, award winning tech expert, who partnered with some of his favorite brands for a list of tech gift finds this holiday!
Who doesn’t want a new smartphone? But finding one without the hefty price tag is the problem…well, we have a solution!
ZTE Blade Force
ZTE’s Blade Force smartphone integrates features consumers would expect to find in a much more expensive phone, such as Sprint’s High Performance User Equipment (HPUE) technology, a 5.5 inch HD IPS display and a 3,000mAh battery. The ZTE Blade Force is available online and in select stores for a price of just $129.99 (plus tax) MSRP. ZTE once again proves that affordable smartphones can and should incorporate flagship and elite features, and all consumers should have access to them no matter their budget.
- Priced at $129.99 MSRP.
- Available for purchase at Boost Mobile: bit.ly/BladeForce.
- For more information on the Blade Force or ZTE, visit www.zteusa.com.
How would you like to upgrade your smart home entertainment as a stocking stuffer? Here’s how!
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
At just $39.99, the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is a perfect stocking stuffer for the entertainment lover on your list. Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more. With the included Alexa Voice Remote, easily search and control your favorite content using just your voice. You can also ask Alexa to check local movie times, create holiday shopping lists, play festive music, and more.
- Priced at $39.99.
- Available for purchase at www.amazon.com/firetvstick.
- For more information, visit www.amazon.com/firetvstick.
For the DIYer, we found a great way to add the gift of home security!
Ooma Home Security and Home Service
Ooma Home Security is an affordable DIY system that allows you to call 911 remotely from your home phone number even when you are not at home. With motion, door, window and water sensors, Ooma Home Security provides a whole-house protection for any home or apartment.
- Pricing as follows:
- Starter Kit $129.99. Includes Ooma Telo and motion sensor, additional sensors are an extra fee.
- For Ooma home phone service: Pay only applicable taxes and fees each month based off your postal code. www.ooma.com/telo/home-phone-savings.
- For monitoring service: Unlimited sensors for $5.99/month with Basic service, Free with Premier service.
- Available for purchase online at www.ooma.com/home-security or www.amazon.com.
- For more information, visit www.ooma.com/home-security.
This year, give the gift of smart home comfort and it will save you money too!
Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat
The Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat is designed for busy schedules. Control the Lyric from anywhere using your smartphone or let automatically adjust when you’re home or away using geofencing technology. No more wasted energy when you’re out for the night, and no more getting in from work to a cold house. It will even let you know when the filter needs changing!
- Priced at $149.99.
- Available for purchase online at yourhome.honeywell.com and retailers like the Home Depot.
- For more information, visit yourhome.honeywell.com.