13 Tech Gifts that Connect to the Internet
We’re into the holiday shopping season, and while coming up with just the right gift for your family and friends can be hard, the number of cool tech gadgets can be overwhelming. With just a couple of weeks left to shop, we wanted to make your gift-giving a little easier this year. Here are great tech gifts that connect to the internet and make your life a little easier.
Lenovo Smart Alarm Clock
This gift is for a friend who can never wake up on time. The Lenovo Smart alarm clock brings smart technology to the bedroom. This device is compatible with Google voice assistant, has a sleek digital display, and features a USB port so you can charge your phone overnight.
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Amazon Echo Flex
Introducing the smallest Amazon Echo: the Echo Flex. The Flex is a smart-home device that plugs into an outlet and has the same features as other Echo devices. Want to know the weather, need help with a math problem, or looking for a recipe? Just ask Alexa. The Echo Flex will also connect to any other Amazon smart-home devices. This is a great gift for someone looking for a budget-friendly voice assistant.
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Tile Mate GPS
Know someone who’s always losing their keys? This is the gift for them. The Tile Mate is a small GPS tracker that can attach to almost anything. Put it on your keychain or slip it inside your purse. When you need to find it, use the Tile smartphone app to send an audio alert to the tile for easy finding. The tile can also be tracked anywhere via GPS.
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Wyze Indoor Camera
Want to monitor your home when you’re not there but looking for a budget-friendly option? The Wyze Camera has you covered. This is a 1080p indoor smart camera that can be viewed live from an app on your phone. This gift is a great introduction to home security. It can be used as a baby monitor or a pet monitor when you’re not home and wondering what your furry friend is up to. The Wyze camera also has smart home integration to work with Alexa and Google home devices.
TP-Link Wifi Extender
The TP-Link WiFi Extender does exactly what you think it would. Commonly referred to as a “WiFi booster,” this device extends the range of your WiFi coverage. Place these devices in your house where you want better performance. Wifi Extenders can be a cost-effective way to improve your internet experience.
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Echo Show 5
This gift is for those who want to stay connected while around the house. The Echo Show 5 is an Amazon Echo smart-home device with a built-in screen that can be used for almost anything. Talk to friends and family with video calling, watch cooking videos on YouTube while in your kitchen, or enjoy your favorite TV shows while cozy in bed or on the couch.
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Inkbird Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
Tired of checking the temperature of your Christmas ham over and over again, just for it to come out overdone? The Inkbird meat thermometer can help with that! This meat thermometer is inserted into your ham, roast, or bird that you’re cooking and connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone. It sounds an alarm when your main dish hits the perfect temperature. No more opening the oven and risking a burn to check the temperature of whatever you’re cooking!
When the check engine light comes on in your car, it can cause a massive headache. FIXD looks to, well, fix that. FIXD is a scanner that connects your car to your smartphone. It actively monitors your car’s functions, and when the check engine light comes on FIXD will tell you what’s going on along with the severity. It can estimate the cost of repairs to help you manage your budget. The device even connects you with an on-call mechanic to answer questions.
This gift is for the dog owner whose’s furry-friend likes to run free! The Whistle Go is a GPS tracker that attaches to your dog’s collar. Whistle Go requires a subscription to a service that tracks your dog’s exact location in real-time. You can set up a designated safe area, and when your pet leaves that zone a notification will be sent to you. The app also shows health, nutrition, activity tracking, and on-demand communication with a vet via web chat, phone, or email.
Price: $72.63 – $99.95 for collar; $6.95 – 9.95 per month for subscription.
This device turns any TV into a Smart TV. The Roku Ultra gives you access to more than 2,000 streaming channels such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime.! It’s also an upgrade to previous Roku models as it allows 4k quality streaming along with other improvements to the interface and an ethernet port for faster streaming.
The Paperwhite is Amazon’s latest version of its Kindle reading device The Paperwhite is the lightest, thinnest Kindle yet featuring a glare-proof screen so pages read like paper in direct sunlight. Audible is also built in to support audiobooks. The battery supports lengthy reading sessions and Amazon says it will last for an extended time.
Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Kindle-Paperwhite-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B07CXG6C9W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&slotNum=2&imprToken=82baf312-9a9f-8da2-426&ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=usatgiftguide-20&linkId=a4be0bcb2e095d2be619deb244a519ab&language=en_US
Google Nest WiFi Router
The Google Nest WiFi Router combines Google home and a router into one device. The Nest claims to increases WiFi coverage up to 2,200 square feet and remains fast. Nest also acts as a hub to connect other smart devices in your home from smart lights to a smart TV and other Google home devices. This gift could be perfect for someone looking to break into the smart-home world while also increasing WiFi performance.
This gift is for the gamer in your life. The Nintendo Switch offers the flexibility of gaming on the television or playing handheld with its built-in display. The switch has a vast library of award-winning games like Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild. With quality games ranging from $5 to $60, this gift is perfect for a gamer on a budget.
Price: $199.00 – $299.00