Top 10 Tech Gifts For 2016

As the holidays draw near, you may still be wondering what to get for that one person who already has everything. 2016 has been a particularly great year for new tech gadget releases, and here are a few of our favorites that are sure to please that hard to buy for person on your list.

10. Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless Earbud Headphones

Top 10 Techn Gifts of 2016 - Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless Earbud Headphones

 

Beats have always been known for their excellent sound quality, but these earbuds offer so much more. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours of play, they are wireless as well as water and sweat resistant, which makes them a great choice for activities such as exercising and hiking. They also feature RemoteTalk technology with full Siri compatibility for switching tracks, changing volume, and answering calls. Available in 5 colors for $199.95. (Photo credit: Apple)

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9. Apple Watch Series 2

Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - Apple Watch Version 2

The Apple Watch Series 2 is quite an upgrade from its predecessor. Not only is it water resistant up to 50 meters, but it also features a new super fast dual core processor, built-in GPS, and a display that is twice as bright. There are tons of band options to choose from for every style from sporty to classy. Prices for the Series 2 start at $369 and go up depending on size, edition, and band. (Photo credit: Apple)

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8. DJI Phantom 4 Drone
Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - Phantom 4 Drone

Let’s face it- who wouldn’t want a drone for the holidays? DJI’s Phantom 4 drone offers multiple exciting features such as an advanced stereo Vision Positioning System for precise hovering, 28 minute flying time, multiple flight modes, and a live 720p HD view of everything the drone sees. Its high performance camera shoots sharp video up to 4K at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 120fps for slow motion. The price is a little steep at roughly $1,000, but worth it for such an outstanding piece of technology. (Photo credit: DJI)

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7. August Smart Lock

Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - August Smart Lock

There has been a wave of new smart home gadgets being released this year, and the August Smart Lock is one of the most useful. Gone are the days of worrying if you remembered to lock the front door on your way out or fumbling for your keys in the dark. The August Smart Lock allows you to control your locks from your very own smartphone. It even tracks who comes and goes from your home on the 24/7 activity log at $229. (Photo credit: August)

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6. GoPro HERO5 Black Action Camera
Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera

GoPro has been the leader of action cameras and for good reason. The HERO5 is not only waterproof without a housing up to 10 meters, but it also offers advanced features such as voice control, 4K video, 12MP photos, and a 2 inch touch display. The HERO5 is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to capture life’s moments. You can pick one up for $399.99. (Photo credit: GoPro)

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5. Ring Wi‑Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Top 10 Tech Gifts for 2016 - Ring Wi‑Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell is one of the hottest tech trends of the year. Thanks to the motion sensors, you can see and speak to anyone who approaches your door whether they ring the doorbell or not. The Ring also includes an activity log so you can check missed rings and captured motion from anywhere. The $199 price tag is very reasonable for the peace of mind this device offers. (Photo credit: Ring)

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4. Google Chromecast

Top 10 Tech Gifts for 2016 - Google Chromecast

Stream your favorite movies, shows, and music straight to your TV from your mobile device with Google’s Chromecast. It works with a variety of devices including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, both Mac and PC laptops, as well as Chromebooks. A steal at only $35. (Photo credit: Google)

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3. Google Home

Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - Google Home

Google Home is your own personal assistant. It can turn your lights on, set alarms, tell you the weather, and keep track of your daily schedule in addition to many other tasks to make your life easier. Stream music through Pandora or Spotify or play Mad Libs. It will even tell you jokes when you need a laugh. Google Home’s affordable $129 price tag means you can have one in both your living room and bedroom. (Photo credit: Google)

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2. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Print pictures directly from your smartphone or tablet with HP’s Sprocket photo printer. It’s about the size of a cell phone and only weighs 6 ounces so you can carry it anywhere you go. It uses Zink print technology to give you professional quality results without having to worry about ink cartridges, and it’s only $129.99. (Photo credit: HP)

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1. Samsung Gear VR

Top 10 Tech Gifts of 2016 - Phantom 4 Drone

The Samsung Gear VR is hands down the most asked for tech gift this season. Snap in any of the latest Samsung smartphones and completely immerse yourself in 360 degree games and video. The Gear VR works in collaboration with Oculus Home to download and use content, and since new titles are continuously being added, there is no shortage of entertainment. At only $99, it makes an excellent gift and will be sure to provide hours of fun to any Samsung smartphone owner.

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