According to the Consumer Electronic Association’s holiday outlook, total tech spending during the holidays will reach a record $33.76 billion during the 2014 holiday season.
But with so many tech gift options, it can be tough to decide what to buy. Tech Expert Andrea Smith worked with the following companies to take a look at the hot gift ideas for the holidays!
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom, a tech-savvy teen or a mobile business warrior, this tablet is a great option for everyone!
HP Pavilion x2 at Office Depot/Office Max
Ultra-portable with a detachable keyboard and integrated soft cover, the HP Pavilion x2 transforms from a tablet to a notebook in a snap. With the power of Windows 8.1 and a 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365, along with a battery that lasts up to 11 hours and 45 minutes for HD video playback, this 2-in-1 has serious staying power that takes you from work to play without missing a beat.
From November 27-29, shoppers can get $120 off the HP X2 plus a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores while supplies last. (This item regularly costs $349.99 on the Office Depot website).
For even more tech gifts and offers, visit www.officedepot.com/blackfriday.
Is there someone on your list who prefers to write notes by hand, but wants the convenience of digital technology? Then you need to get them this cool device!
Livescribe 3 Smartpen and Notebook
The Livescribe 3 smartpen looks like a fountain pen but does so much more by combining the iconic style of a Moleskine notebook with the digital power of an iPhone or iPad. Users can take notes naturally with real ink on real paper, and turn those notes into digital text, contacts, reminders and more with the Livescribe+ app, making notes more useful than ever before. Notes can be linked with audio recordings to make it easy to replay exactly what someone said, and handwriting can be searched instantly for the ultimate marriage of analog and digital.
The Livescribe 3 smartpen starts at $149.95, the Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine are $29.95.
The Livescribe 3 smartpen is available on www.Amazon.com, store.livescribe.com/gift-guide, and in Best Buy, Apple Stores, T-Mobile and Sprint Stores. The Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine are available at store.livescribe.com/gift-guide and www.Moleskine.com.
Please visit www.livescribe.com for more information.
This amazing TV is exactly what you should get to complete Dad’s Man Cave or your own living room!
Samsung 65” HU9000 Curved UHD TV
Samsung’s HU9000 Curved UHD TV delivers a bold theatrical experience and fundamentally changes the way the world views TVs. The curved screen gives videos a presence not felt on flat screens, plus, a wider field of view creates a panoramic effect that makes the display seem even bigger than it is and draws viewers in like no TV has ever done before. With four times the resolution and pixels of Full HD, these UHD TVs provide unsurpassed picture quality. UHD sources look spectacular in crisp 4K resolution on Samsung UHD TVs. From virtually any viewing position or angle, the curved design creates a more true-to-life experience so everyone watching has the best seat in the house.
Purchase Samsung’s HU9000 55” TV for $3,999.99, the 65” TV for $4,999.99 and the 78” model for $7,999.99 at www.Samsung.com.
Please visit www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55HU9000FXZA for more information.
Thinking about getting someone a smartphone this holiday? Check out this new, cutting-edge phone that’s available without a contract!
Intel-powered ASUS PadFone™ X mini
The Intel-powered ASUS PadFone X mini is a 4.5” LTE smartphone that converts into a 7” LTE tablet when docked into the companion tablet docking station. This innovative design gives you the best of both worlds in one device – all of this for just $199.99. It is the first smartphone in the U.S. to have both an Intel processor and an Intel LTE modem, giving you blazing fast Web browsing capabilities and a long battery life. It is available on AT&T’s GoPhone network, a no contract, prepaid service.
Priced at $199.99 and available now at AT&T and Walmart stores nationwide.
Visit www.att.com/PadFoneXmini for more information.
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A watch is always a great choice, but this high-tech, beautiful timepiece is sure to be a memorable gift!
Martian Notifier Smartwatch
Martian Watches is a designer and developer of unique smartwatches that keep style as the first priority and add pioneering technologies and features that are useful in most everyone’s lives. After creating the world’s first voice command watch last year, we have now introduced Smart Notifications for 1000s of popular iPhone and Android smartphone apps, which allows the user to give notifications different vibration patterns and/or eliminate certain notifications coming to the watch altogether. Our developing partnership with GUESS Watches will also help expand the reach of beautiful “watches that are smart” into the tech and fashion worlds. With a Martian Watch, you will never miss another moment.
On sale through the Holidays for $99 (regular retail $129).
Purchase online at www.martianwatches.com/notifier/shop/ (www.martianwatches.com, www.bestbuy.com, www.Target.com, www.amazon.com, www.ATT.com, www.Bloomingdales.com, www.Flipkart.com, www.Futureshop.com, select AT&T stores, Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s and Target stores, FutureShop, London Drug and Indigo in Canada).
Visit www.martiannotifier.com for more information.
* Content Provided and Sponsored by Office Depot/Office Max, Livescribe, Samsung, Intel and Martian Watches