Top 10 Hottest Tech Gadgets You Want This Holiday Season
By the sounds of the holiday’s most jolliest tunes ringing throughout the land, the nostalgic smell of cinnamon pinecones, and Christmas decorated storefronts, it’s safe to say that the holidays are inching closer. What does this mean for us geeks? Why, new tech gadgets, (and Rogue One) of course!
Our digital geeks have scoured the interwebs and have compiled a list of our 10 favorite tech gadgets for 2016. From gaming, entertaining, health, and even the kitchen – you’re sure to find something interesting on this list for your beloved geek.
Price: $59.99 MSRP
Nintendo is known for being able to make a comeback every year by re-imagining their classic console or re-introducing their nostalgic games. 2016 is no different. This palm-sized console is plug-and-play ready, with 30 classic games like Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Castlevania, Kirby’s Adventure, and selling for $60. That’s $2 per game – well worth it if you’re a retro game fanatic. Caution: you may want to purchase another controller, as the console comes with one. Let’s face it, isn’t Super Mario more fun with a Luigi?
Side note: Since its November 11th release, the NES Classic has been completely sold out. There’s no word yet on when Nintendo will restock the product, but it’s likely it will be soon in anticipation for the holiday season. Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t give in to those eBay flippers!
Once thought to become a reality in a galaxy far, far away is now readily available for flight. Priced competitively for a drone at around $85, there’s no reason why you can’t surprise your Stars Wars fanatic with their very own Millennium Falcon this holiday season.
Price: $8 each
Have you ever gone into your fridge for a jar of something or other, only to ask yourself how long that’s been in there? Days Ago is a digital tracker that attaches to any container, jar, or lid. When you open a container, simply place Days Ago onto the surface, and activate the device. As each day passes, it will accurately display how long it’s been sitting there. At $8 each, it’s not only nifty, but it’s an affordable gift.
Do you ever miss your beloved fur-baby while you’re away at work? Well, Petcube has invented a way for you to keep an eye on your pet, play with them, and even talk to them via your smart phone! There’s a cool social media sharing capability, so you can share pictures or videos of the crazy things your pets do while you’re gone. Who knows, perhaps they can be the next internet sensation? Psst, they’re even working on an upgraded version of Petcube to allow for pet parents to give treats, no matter where they’re at. Check out the video above!
Virtual reality is one of the hottest trends in tech. If you’ve got a Samsung device, you’ll be able to explore new spaces, get thrust into the action of a new game, take tours around the world, or even see your favorite artist live in concert! There’s tons of new stuff being added to the library of virtual experiences.
Who doesn’t want to type on an old typewriter? There’s something satisfying about the sound of the keys thumping against the aluminum. Qwerkywriter brings you a Bluetooth-enabled typewriter keyboard, compatible with virtually any device.
Take the guesswork out of cooking meats with this grilling gadget. Simply place the thermometer probe in the meat, define the settings (well-done, medium, rare) and wait for your phone to alert you when it’s all done! Avoid getting stuck by the grill and enjoy your guests. Despite the name, iGrill is compatible with all devices, including Android. If you like the grill thermometer, they’ve even got a similar device for the kitchen to monitor baked, broiled, or roasted meats.
Drop is a WiFi connected scale that works in tandem with their recipe mobile app. Pick from thousands of recipes and bake like a pro as the app walks you through step-by-step to create your dish. Are you short on an ingredient? No problem. Drop automatically scales the recipe or offers alternate ingredients to complete the recipe. Check out the demo by Drop CEO above!
Your smart phone goes everywhere with you. They get dropped into mucky messes, they get slept on, the kids get them gunky, and even tag along to the bathroom. Thinking about how yucky they get, it’s about time someone invented a gadget that sanitizes your phone. But wait – this super useful gadget is a charger too!
If you’re the type of sleeper that needs to listen to music or sounds to fall asleep, this might be the coziest alternative to headphones. It connects wirelessly to Bluetooth with a comfortable headband to deliver soothing meditation sounds, radio, sleep-enhancing rhythms, audiobooks or any other preferred music. With built-in sensors, it works as a sleep-tracker, and will change the volume and type of music you hear as you sleep.