A couple weeks ago, Amazon unwrapped its 2017 Holiday Gift Guides, featuring thousands of holiday toys, products for the home and 500 of the season’s hottest technology.
From hand-gesture controlled mini drones to smartphone-controlled garage door, rose gold sport smartwatches to the latest Echo devices and so much more, we’re gushing over these fresh new gadgets that Amazon has curated in its Holiday Electronics Gift Guide.
To give you an idea on what to get for the tech enthusiast in your life or what to ask from Santa this year (*wink*), here are my top picks from the NEW RELEASES category:
Spark is a mini drone from the brand DJI, the market leader in the Drone industry. The DJI Spark comes with intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal and hand gesture controls to deliver incredible aerial image and video quality.
The newest Wi-Fi connected garage hub allows you to open and close your garage door through your smartphone, whenever and wherever you are. You can easily let in family members, dog walkers, housekeepers, etc. remotely even when you’re not at home. You will also receive notifications when the garage door opens and closes, or when it has been left open for longer than usual. Another added feature is setting schedules for when you want your door to close every day, for an added safety, security, and convenience to your day-to-day routine.
Now you don’t have to compromise fashion for function with this stylish and sophisticated smartwatch that features a touchscreen with a discreet display that you can just easily swipe through to see your steps, heart rate, calories burned, wellness level and other fitness and tools. Alerts from your smartphone are also displayed discreetly on your watch face, so you’ll never miss a text or notification. It comes with an array of classic and sophisticated colors – black, silver, gold and rose gold!
When it comes to speakers, Bose is known for its top-notch sound performance. Their newest product is a portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker that delivers a crisp, balance sound and unmatched bass for its size. It’s waterproof, tear-resistant and comes with a silicone strap to easily attach it to your backpack, cooler or handle bars. It also works with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa to give you the convenience of hands-free voice control.
At first glance, it may look like the original Echo but it’s not. The Echo Plus comes with all the Alexa capabilities but this one has a built-in hub that easily connects and controls smart devices such as light bulbs, door locks, switches and plugs. No need for third party apps – just say, “Alexa, discover my devices” and it will automatically search for and set up compatible smart home devices.