The holidays are only weeks away and if you’re not completely ready, don’t worry! You still have time to brush up on what’s new and hot this season.
Tech & Toy Trends Expert Andrea Smith partnered with brands to show you five, fabulous tech trends that will top your “get” and “give” lists. Check out the HOLIDAY GADGET GUIDE!
Gone are the days of big boom boxes that require all those short-lived disposable batteries or huge stereo speakers with wires to hide in order to get the sound you want! Now it’s all about hearing big sound through small, portable, wireless devices with long-life rechargeable batteries. That’s why this one is at the top of our list!
Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2
UE BOOM 2 is a 360-degree wireless speaker designed to get wet, muddy and beat up with its go-anywhere shape, 15-hour battery life, 100-foot wireless range, and waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof acoustic skin. Thanks to regular software updates, you can connect and share music with friends, wake up to your favorite song, remotely turn the speaker on, and even double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker.
Priced at $199.
Available for purchase at www.ultimateears.com and select retailors.
For more information, visit www.ultimateears.com.
Combos are cool! People love them…from food to fashion to cars and electronics. Here’s one computer combo that won’t let you down because it’s a laptop, tablet and touchscreen…all in one portable package!
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin
The Book 9 Spin is a PC with a 360-degree hinge that allows the PC to support three unique modes of use, traditional laptop, tented screen and tablet, for maximum productivity.
Priced at $1,399.99.
Available for purchase at www.samsung.com and Best Buy.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP940X3L-K01US.
Know someone who takes tons of smartphone pictures and videos? We’re revealing the perfect gift for them that combines space and time. Yes, it is possible…and portable!
SanDisk iXpand™ Flash Drive
The SanDisk iXpand™ Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad is the easiest way to transfer photos and videos between your iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac computers.
Simply connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad using the lightning connector, and transfer your photos and videos to your PC or Mac via the USB connector. The iXpand Flash Drive makes it easier than ever to backup your memories, free up memory on your mobile device, and take your digital media library with you to enjoy on-the-go.
SanDisk’s popular iXpand Flash drive is designed to quickly transfer photos and videos from iPhone or iPad to Mac or PC computers – without cables, pre-settings, Internet connections, data caps or bandwidth limitations. Available in capacities up to 128GB, when used with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 128GB models, the new iXpand Flash Drive instantly doubles the available storage for photos and videos, music, and other multimedia files.
Priced at $59.99-$149.99.
Available for purchase at Amazon, Best Buy, www.sandisk.com, Staples and Walmart.
For more information, visit www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage/ixpand.
It happened: a smart someone invents a smart way to stay hydrated and healthy. Why THIS smart gadget will become THE buddy for busy bodies!
Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid
Genuine Thermos® Brand has introduced its smartest product innovation yet – the Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid. The Connected Bottle allows consumers to customize and monitor their hydration intake and goals through the Thermos Smart Lid app and stay hydrated, no matter what life throws at them. The bottle also works with Fitbit®, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, letting consumers automatically track their water intake so they can more easily meet their hydration goals to help maintain energy and overall health.
Priced at $59.99.
Available for purchase at www.thermos.com, as well as Amazon and select retailers.
For more information, visit www.thermos.com.
Taking a long holiday trip or going on vacation? You can keep kids occupied with a tablet, but parents should rightly be concerned about giving them free rein with apps, ads and internet content. Here’s a tablet service for your kids guaranteed to engage their minds for hours, while being educational and safe, too!
Samsung Kids is a new service that offers top quality, fun and educational content kids will love, while offering parents the peace of mind that comes with a safe, ad-free, mobile environment for their children. Available exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, the all-inclusive subscription service offers educational, yet entertaining, content and apps mapped to Common Core Standards with an emphasis on STEM learning.
Samsung Kids is available for a subscription price of $4.99 per month, exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet, now on sale this holiday season for $99.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet is on sale at www.samsung.com and a range of retailers.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com.