Top Holiday Tech Gifts 2016
While the holidays are often filled with joyous laughter and happy memories, they are also often filled with dreaded gift-buying stress. Yet, with so many popular gadgets available right now, gift buying for the techie in your life should be easy. Check out these top tech gifts for the holiday season with something for every price point!
Kindle Fire 8 – $89
Considered by many to be the most economical tablet on the market, the Kindle Fire 8 packs an impressive punch for the price. Looking for a gift for a first time tablet owner? This is the one. The Fire 8 lacks in some areas that more expensive tablets have to offer, but, overall, it provides a great experience for streaming, reading, surfing the web, and even playing your favorite apps. Plus, help your giftee carry their tablet anywhere they want to go with these Tablet Bags.
Google Pixel - $649
Whether you’re a diehard Android user or you’ve used an iPhone your entire life, the brand new Google Pixel is definitely a phone to check out. Currently one of the top iPhone competitors, the Google Pixel offers a sleek, cutting edge Android experience. This the perfect gift for the Android addict in your life, or even just someone looking to switch from an iPhone. What’s a phone, without a case? Check out our Google Pixel Holster Cases.
Tile Mate Phone Finder – $24
Know someone who is always losing their keys? We’ve got the perfect gift. The Tile Mate is small device that you can attach, stick, or hook onto anything that you do not want to lose, like your keys. This tiny Bluetooth tracking device works with your phone to help find whatever it is that you’re always losing. As long as your giftee’s phone has Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, then you’re all set (it does not matter if it is iOS or Android).
Dell XPS 13 - $799
Claiming to be the smallest 13-inch laptop on the market, the Dell XPS 13 is a great everyday laptop for the Windows lover on your list. This Dell stands out from the rest due to it’s ultra sleek, expansive screen known as the “InfinityEdge” display, which makes it appear larger than a typical 13-inch device. This is a great, reliable, well-made laptop for anyone interested in Windows. Don’t forget to pick up a laptop bag, also.
Chromecast - $35
Controlled straight form your phone, Chromecast allows you to turn any TV into a smart TV. With instant streaming of favorites like Netflix or Hulu (with additional subscriptions), Chromecast simply plugs into your TV and streams over Wi-Fi. You’re basically gifting someone a $35 smart TV, which is pretty genius. They only need to download the Chromecast app to their phone to get started streaming, and it is compatible with Android and iOS.
Chromecast Audio - $35
A new Chromecast device has recently been released, except, this one isn’t for your TV. Instead, Chromecast Audio allows you to play music straight from your phone, to any set of speakers. This device essentially turns any speakers into “smart speakers” when you are connected to Wi-Fi. Plus, Google argues that Chromecast provides an overall better sound quality experience than when streaming over Bluetooth, which many popular smart speakers require. Not too shabby of a gift for only $35.
iPad Pro 9.7 Inch- $599
If you know an Apple lover who has a tablet on their wish list, then look no further than the iPad Pro. Weighing in at a little under 1lb, this top of the line tablet is not only incredibly portable, but powerful, as well. The iPad Pro comes packed with the newest iOS 10, so you’re not only gifting cutting edge equipment, but software, as well. This tablet, which runs in some way more like a laptop, would make a great gift for any one looking for an ultra portable device to use for work (or play!) away from home. We’ve got the perfect tablet bags, so they’ll never have to worry about safety for their new gift.
iHome iBT12 Flask Speaker - $39
iHome is known for making ingenuitive Bluetooth based smart speakers that work in conjunction with smart phones, and they were particularly genius when they made this device. The iHome iBT12 is a Bluetooth enabled wireless speaker that was created to look like a flask. Could it get any better? It comes with a custom carrying case and carabineer clip, so this can easily become an on-the-go speaker. Pick this up for person in your life interested in listening wirelessly and in-style, while streaming straight from their phone.
Canary Security Camera - $199
An exciting gadget for anyone interested in having added security at home, the Canary Security Camera is weatherproof, so it can be used indoors or outdoors. Enabled through Bluetooth over Wi-Fi, the Canary can be monitored and controlled directly from any smart phone. The camera can be charged and used wirelessly which only enhances the already sleek design. Canary claims that this device has intelligent properties, since mobile video alerts are sent when motion is detected within a specific area. This means that you’ll always know what is happening while you are away and you can call local Emergency personnel in one-touch, if needed. The Canary packs the punch of a compact home security system for a reasonable, one-time price, which makes for a great gift.
iPhone 7 - $649
One of the most talked about devices for 2016 is the iPhone 7, and for good reason. If you know an Apple fan, or even just someone looking to upgrade to one of the newest smartphones available, then the iPhone 7 (or 7 Plus!) is a great gift idea. The device features a pretty long battery life, great camera (yet, perhaps not as great as the Pixel?), and iOS10. Not to mention the water resistant and ultra thin overall design. It’s safe to say that almost any Apple user would be more than thrilled to open up the iPhone 7 as a nice little Holiday surprise. Don’t leave them hanging without a case for their precious new gift, check out our newest iPhone 7 holster cases .
If you need a gift and you need it quick, Turtleback has plenty of great gift options that are made in the USA. Plus, we’ll throw in Free Shipping on your domestic orders. Our Holster Cases , Laptop Bags and Sleeves , and Tablet Bags make great holiday gifts!