An inside look at some of this year’s top gadget gifts!
As we hit the home stretch of the holiday season, do you happen to be one of the many shoppers that are scouring the stores and searching online for the perfect tech gift for that special someone on your list? Need some gadget guidance? Tech Lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch and TechGifts.TV partnered with a few of our favorite brands to give you the scoop on what made the must-have list this year!
Do you have someone on your list who spends a lot of time in the garage? Well then this might be the perfect gift!
LiftMaster WLED DC Battery Backup LED Wi-Fi® Residential Garage Door Opener
The WLED garage door opener features Corner to Corner Lighting™ to illuminate your entire garage. The purpose-built, long-lasting LED system is engineered to deliver daylight-like light to every corner of your garage, allowing you to do more in the space. Complete with built in Wi-Fi and powered by myQ® technology, homeowners will have the ability to open and close their garage door from anywhere and will receive alerts if its left open. The WLED also comes complete with an integrated battery backup system which keeps the opener working in a power outage, so homeowners and their families can still get in and out.
- Priced between $450 – $500 installed, dependent on the LiftMaster authorized dealers’ prices.
- Available for purchase through all LiftMaster authorized dealers. Locate a dealer at www.liftmaster.com/locate-a-dealer.
- For more information, visit www.liftmaster.com/led-light-garage-door-opener/p/WLED.
For the ultimate holiday gadget, look no further than this smart home gift!
All-New Echo Show
The ultimate holiday gadget, the all-new Echo Show has a 10-inch vibrant, HD display, improved sound with powerful bass, and everything you love about Alexa. You can watch live TV or stream your favorite holiday content on-demand from NBC and Hulu, get hands-free access to festive recipes and step-by-step cooking instructions from Allrecipes, Epicurious, among others, control your smart home devices, make hands-free video calls to friends and family, and more—just ask Alexa!
- Priced at $229.99.
- Available for purchase at www.amazon.com/echoshow.
- For more information, visit www.amazon.com/echoshow.
Want to give the gift of time? This next gift will help someone clean so they can enjoy doing the things they love!
Robot Vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal
The Roomba® i7+ Robot Vacuum with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal brings a new level of intelligence and automation to robotic vacuum cleaners with the ability to learn, map and adapt to a home’s floor plan.
Using Imprint™ Smart Mapping, the Roomba i7+ remembers multiple floor plans and room names so users can customize cleaning jobs and direct the robot to clean specific rooms by voice with The Google Assistant or Alexa enabled devices, or via the iRobot HOME App.
When the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum is finished cleaning, it empties its own dust bin into the Clean Base™, which holds 30 bins of dirt, allowing customers to forget about vacuuming for weeks at a time.
- Priced at:
- $949 – Roomba i7+ with Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal
- $699 – Roomba i7
- $299 – Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal sold separately
- $14.99 – 3-pack of Dirt Disposal Bags
- Available for purchase at www.iRobot.com.
- For more information, visit iRobot and www.iRobot.com.
For parents who want to give their curious kids hands on projects, check out these cool STEAM kits!
Scholastic STEAM Kits, exclusively available at Office Depot and OfficeMax
Just in time for holiday season, Office Depot and OfficeMax are offering an exclusive collection of Scholastic STEAM kits that focus on real world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Parents will love these STEAM kits because they make learning affordable and fun for the whole family! Each kit, like the Solar Racer and Space Out kits, features hands-on projects for kids ages 7-12 to expand their minds with cool and educational activities.
- Priced at $24.99.
- Available for purchase at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores and www.officedepot.com.
- For more information, visit www.officedepot.com.
For those that are getting new phones, make sure you give them the gift of style and protection!
Statement Series, Vue Series and Traction Series by OtterBox
Otter Products, producer of top case brands in the mobile accessories industry, worked with Apple on an assortment of OtterBox cases compatible with iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR. In addition to the standard OtterBox case lineup, OtterBox designed entirely new selection of cases for exclusive sale at Apple stores and www.otterbox.com. Traction Series, Vue Series and Statement Series are all available now.
- Prices starting at $39.95.
- Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.otterbox.com.