We love to offer good tech gifts for the holidays and here are a few that might interest our readers:
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (around $229) – The Amazon Kindle Fire has been a favorite on past lists, but it is still a great and reasonably priced tablet, especially the new Kindle Fire HDX. It has a good screen and great selection of apps. In addition, there is a lot of free content available to Amazon Prime members. If you’ve seen any of the commercials, you know that a special feature is the MAYDAY button, where a live expert is available to talk to you on the screen. It also has a fast Snapdragon processor. This is a great gift for someone on your list.
- Fitbit Force ($129) – Smartwatches and watches used to monitor your fitness are big this holiday season. The Fitbit Force stands out as a good and reasonably priced fitness monitor. It tracks steps taken, calories burned, etc. It can also measure sleep quality and has a silent alarm to avoid waking others, which will make many happy. It is not a smartwatch but a great way to help you stay in shape.
- Pebble Smartwatch ($150) – Laptopmag.com calls this smartwatch the “first smartwatch that’s worth buying,” so if you are looking to give a smartwatch this holiday season,this may be the one. It works with both Androids and the iPhone and allows you to see who is calling, emailing or texting without having to pull out your phone. The watch also enables you to change music tracks from across the room and download apps.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ($299) – If you are not an Apple fan and have been enamored by the ads, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a great smartphone gift. It has a 5.7″ display, larger than an iPhone, and allows you to jot down a name, phone number and address with an S Pen, which is a unique quality.This phone is fun. You can run two apps sisde by side and drag and drop content from one window to another. It also has the speedy Snapdragon 800 processor.
- Bose Soundlink Mini ($199) – You are probably aware of the superior sound on any Bose speaker, and the Soundlink Mini is no exception. Laptopmag.com says it is “the most impressive sound we’ve ever heard in a portable Bluetooth speaker. It is only 1.5 pounds and has up to 7 hours battery life. For an extra $25.95, you can also buy a colorful smartcover. This will definitely be a popular gift this season.
- Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 ($59.95) – This sleek and stylish keyboard complements Apple products. It works well with the iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone. The solar panel can charge it from any light source, so you don’t even need sunlight! It is a bit bulky but is worth the price if you prefer using a keyboard with your iPad or iPhone.