Shopping season is officially here! Our team got together and recommended some gifts for that friend or family member that's always looking for new technology. Be prepared for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday this year and be on the lookout for these awesome items for your loved ones.. or maybe even for yourself! On your mark, get set, shop!
Arlene Dickerson: Apple Airpods Pro - $234.98
"With noise cancellation and replaceable tips, the new design sounds better, will drown out background noise, and comes with three different sized tips so you will get the right fit. These will make a great gift for that family member or friend who loves to travel!"
Scott Lavelle: Arlo Security Cameras - Starting at $499.99
"These are great security cameras that work with Alexa and Google Assistants. They're wire-free, weather-resistant, and even have color night vision and a zoom-in capabilities. These are perfect for anyone that wants that extra layer of safety or to just monitor their home/office when away."
David Lee: Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ - $40.59
"Wear and tear on the charging port is reduced, and the ease of just picking up your phone when going out the door and simply setting it back down on your nightstand rather than fumbling with a cable is great. It's important to go with a reputable brand for wireless chargers instead of the cheapest model you can find – the lower-priced units omit several safety features that can cause permanent damage to your device. The Mophie model is one of the highest-reviewed models this year. But make sure that your phone supports wireless charging because not all models do.
Ryan Price: Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi Mini Plug-in Outlet - $28.88
"This provides an easy and affordable way to monitor and automate lighting, electronics, and other appliances in your home! You can control it from anywhere using the "My Leviton" app and it works with popular voice control systems like Alexa and Google Assistant."
Meghan Channon: PhoneSoap Sanitizer - $79.95
"Our phones are 18 times dirtier than a public toilet which is especially gross since we hold them against our faces all the time…According to SharkTank, this device will kill 99.99% of germs and can even get to the microorganisms that hide in crevices where a cleaning wipe can't reach! I'm definitely getting these for my family for Christmas."
Joe Hogg: Rasbberry Pi 4 - Starting at $79.99
"The Raspberry Pi is the perfect starting point for all kinds of DIY tech projects. Whether it's learning code, or building your own retro-gaming station, the Raspberry Pi has great community support and can just about do it all. The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest generation and boasts some considerable performance increases over the previous Raspberry Pi 3 B+ model."
Harrison Jones: Phillips Hue Ambient Lighting Kit - $199.95
"This kit allows you to control the lighting in your home or outdoors from your phone to whatever you want. The Hue Hub allows up to 50 light bulbs to be connected and controlled through an app. There is a limitless amount of colors that can be selected for each bulb. This kit can also be set up to work with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, or Alexa."
Madelyn Montgomery: Lenovo Smart Clock - $77.95
"This smart clock is also a google assistant and is great for making your morning and night routine as smooth as possible. You can create a schedule for receiving news, traffic updates, and weather when you wake up, and you can even get it to play music as you fall asleep, dim the lights, and lock doors!"
Sadie Alida DaVita Lavelle: Fi Smart Dog Collar - $149
"I recommend the smartest smart collar for all my furry friends! It's chew-proof, waterproof, and is Bluetooth enabled with GPS tracking. Oh! And did I mention that it also has a multi-color collar light for nighttime? This light is mainly for you nervous humans because I'm not afraid of the dark! With the one-year warranty, it's a great gift idea."