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Gadgets They'll Love: Best Tech Gifts For 2016

The cream of the crop when it comes to gifts, is there anything more exciting than a piece of shiny new technology?

LIGHTSTORY Bluetooth Light Bulb, E26 Base 8W 6500K Color Changing Smart Light Bulb Speaker, Wireless Dimmable LED Bulb

This is an awesome color-changing oval-shaped LED Smart Light Bulb. If you aren't familiar with these, they're a new kind of light bulbs that become fully interactive when you load up an app in your phone and pair the bulb to it. You can change the color and intensity as well as set timer functions such as alarms to wake you up. What makes this bulb special is that it has a speaker which allows it to also play music. Using bluetooth you can pair your favorite devices and play music off of them. The colors and music provide for a type of experience you wouldn't normally expect from a light bulb!

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All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

In my opinion, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the best streaming device of them all, cheaper in price than a Apple TV yet fully-featured, and a little more robust than Google's offering. Plug into your TV's HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi and you'll be able to watch tons of On-Demand content from more than 90 apps like Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Video, ESPN, and more! And if you need your live channels, you can get them through other apps like Sling TV, allowing you to fully replace your conventional cable system. This Fire Stick comes with Alexa voice recognition which allows you to speak out commands to the device, simply say "Launch Hulu" or "Play Stranger Things" and the device will respond accordingly. This is an excellent and cheap gift that can appeal to practically anybody!

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Google Pixel Phone 32GB - 5 inch display ( Factory Unlocked US Version ) (Very Silver)

Google Pixel Phone is the latest and most buzzed-about phone. After a disappointing iPhone 7 launch, this phone is poised to take over the market. Fully-featured with a beautiful 5" screen, a Snapdragon 821 processor and 32gb of storage, this is very much a high-end phone. Add to that brand new features such as compatibility with Google DayDream, the new VR platform that only Google Pixel phones support, Google Assistant, unlimited cloud storage for photos, security features and more, you'd be hard pressed to find reasons to pick an iPhone over this badboy, price-wise it's a no contest.

HTC VIVE - Virtual Reality System

This is by far the single coolest and most exciting technology out there, there is nothing like Virtual Reality, and the HTC Vive is currently the most superior headset out there, with features that the Oculus Rift and PSVR just can't come close to. Beware though, you need a VR-capable PC to use the Vive, and those can be pricey. The Vive is a high-resolution VR headset that allows you to move within a virtual world, and using its controllers, you can grab and interact with virtual objects. The experience is indescribable until you try it and it is the latest and most popular in tech, not only for gaming but for other uses such as working, communicating, or consuming new VR media such as films, concerts and sports broadcasts. The Vive is the only headset to allow a true "roomscale" experience which allows you to walk and move within a space of up to 5m in each direction. The set also includes hand-held controllers which allow you to truly interact with the VR world, the Rift on the other hand only includes an Xbox controller, and its touch controllers must be purchased separately. At this point in time the Vive is simply one of the coolest and most exciting devices you can possibly gift to somebody!

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Microsoft Surface Book (128 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)

Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility. Surface Book combines powerful 6th Generation Intel Core i5, i7 processors and up to 16GB of memory with optional discrete graphics so no creative tasks are too demanding. Surface Book is the ultimate creative machine to power your ideas. Shoot video and edit in Adobe Premier Pro4 with amazing fluidity and smoothness. It is ultra-thin, meticulously crafted, with an incredible 13.5” PixelSense touch-screen display with 3000 x 2000 resolution detachable. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more. The full punch of a high performance laptop with unprecedented versatility of a tablet. This is Surface Book. This is the future of laptop computing.

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Google Home Assistant 2016

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, "Ok Google". A simple voice request triggers Google Home to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn. Get real-time answers including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more. Google Home connects seamlessly with smart devices like Chromecast, Nest and Philips Hue, so you can use your voice to set the perfect temperature or turn down the lights. Available in 7 colors, it can fit with your personal decor.

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

The Phantom 3 Standard is the best way to start enjoying aerial photography, even with no prior experience. With the all-in-one ready to fly design and simple GPS- assisted flight, the Phantom 3 Standard lets you focus on taking great pictures and videos from the sky. With a range of over half a mile and crystal clear live video streaming over Wi-Fi to your mobile device on the free DJI Go app, the Phantom 3 Standard delivers sophisticated functionality with a simple learning curve and an accessible price point. The Phantom 3 Standard delivers more features and polish than any other drone for its price-point, its comparable to some of the higher-end models in what it can offer, so if you're looking for an entry-level drone that isn't a cheap $50 toy but also doesn't cost upwards of $1000, this is your best bet.

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Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Small

Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2-the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband built for all-day, workouts and beyond. PurePulse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, better track calorie burn and get a snapshot of your cardio fitness level, while all-day activity and auto sleep tracking, lets you see how your whole routine adds up. Record your workouts with multi-sport modes to see real-time workout stats on screen, or rely on SmartTrack to automatically record select exercises for you. The large OLED display helps you stay connected with call, text and calendar alerts, stay active with Reminders to Move, and find moments of calm with personalized guided breathing sessions. Plus, you can find a look that fits your style with customizable clock faces and interchangeable bands. With more advanced features in a sleeker package, it's the motivation you need to push yourself further-every step, every beat, every day.

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Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Enjoy 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content that delivers greater clarity with Micro Dimming Pro and a fuller spectrum of color with Wide Color Enhancer. Access your favorite content quicker and easier with the new Samsung Smart TV platform powered by a Quad-Core Processor. Put yourself on the forefront of advancements in color, contrast, and sharpness with UHD Dimming. It uses new technology to create a more vibrant viewing experience than you’ve ever seen. PurColor brings you closer to what nature intended with accurate expression of color in life-like detail. Easily navigate your Smart TV and control other devices with the Smart Remote. It even has a cutting-edge touchpad for the simplest and smartest way to control your TV. Watch your TV entertainment on your mobile device – or your mobile media on your TV via the Smart View App.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - 1TB

PS4 Pro plays all PS4 format games. You can check PlayStation Store for games that take advantage of PS4 Pro specific features, or look for the ‘PS4™ Pro Enhanced’ icon on software packaging. Features vary from title to title. Select features depend on the type of display connected to PS4 Pro. Vertical stand sold separately. PS4 Pro gets you closer to your game. Heighten your experiences. Enrich your adventures. Let the super-charged PS4 Pro lead the way. Spectacular graphics – Explore vivid game worlds with rich visuals heightened by PS4 Pro.
Enhanced gameplay – Support for faster frame rates delivers super-sharp action for select PS4 games. One unified gaming community – Compatible with every PS4 game. Play online with other PS4 players with PlayStation Plus. Extraordinary entertainment – With up to 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content.

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