There’s no denying it: technology can make life easier. And who on your holiday gift list doesn’t want a more seamlessly connected, easier life?
These awesome tech gifts and gadgets are sure to delight everyone this season, from your tech obsessed brother in law to your picky teenage daughter.
1. Eight Sleep Tracker, $299
This sleep tracker can fit over any mattress to transform it into a smart mattress. Aside from tracking sleep, you can warm the temperature on each side of the bed. What’s more, you can connect your sleep tracker with other smart devices in your home to make your nights and mornings the best they can be. The Sleep Tracker connects with the Eight app and detects when you’re in your lightest stage of sleep to wake you up within a half hour of your alarm so you wake feeling refreshed. The Sleep Tracker makes a great gift for everyone looking to improve their sleep.
2. Amazon Echo Plus, $149.99
This is the gift that every home needs. Amazon Echo Plus allows you to set up and control other smart home devices. “Echo Plus connects to Amazon Alexa—a cloud-based voice service—to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more—instantly.” You can call and message anyone using just your voice with Echo. Echo can hear your voice from any direction, even when you’re blasting that new Taylor Swift song. Don’t feel like shopping individually for your sister’s four kids? Amazon Echo Plus makes a great family gift.
3. Nintendo Switch, $299.99
This is the game system we’ve been waiting for. You can play at home and connect to your tv, or you can easily take it on the go in handheld mode to play by yourself anywhere. Nintendo Switch also offers a tabletop mode where you can game with friends. Controllers easily slide on and off of the side of the stand for compact carrying. This gift is ideal for just about anyone who loves gaming or needs a way to pass the time on that long commute to work.