Are you shopping for the perfect gift for the tech-obsessed lover in your life? We’ve rounded up the top 10 best tech gifts that will guarantee the perfect holiday for hardcore gamers and the tech-obsessed.
Daydream View -- $79 Daydream View is a headset created by Google to work with its Daydream VR platform, which is built into Android Nougat. The view was designed to be comfortable to wear, easy to set up and is aimed so first-time VR users get a great experience. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones that work with Daydream, however that will change as more phones are released running Android 7.1 Nougat. You can buy Daydream View from the Google Store for $79.
NES Classic Edition -- $60
NES Classic Edition is one of the hottest consoles of the year, especially with its retro and solid game selection. The NES Classic Edition comes with some of the best games ever, including Pac Man , Super Mario Bros ., Super Mario Bros. 3 , The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong .
Nintendo is charging $60 for this retro console with more than 30 NES games built-in.
Though the NES Classic Edition is sold out on Amazon, but you should be able to get your hands on this system before the holiday.
Home By Google -- $129
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions and give it directions A voice request triggers Google Home to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn. You can also get real-time answers to your questions, including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more. Google Home also connects with devices like Chromecast, Nest and Philips Hue, so you can turn down the lights or adjust the temperature. You can buy Google Home from the Google Store for $129.
Snapchat Spectacles -- $130
If the geek in your life is obsessed with Snapchat, they’ll absolutely love Spectacles, a set of glasses that can record 10-seconds of videos. To buy a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, you’ll need to track down a Snapbot, a yellow vending machine that is traveling around the country to sell its news Spectacles. As of right now, the $130 sunglasses aren’t sold online or in stores. The Snapbot appeared in Venice Beach, Calif. on Nov. 10, near Snap’s headquarters. Since then, the Snapbot has traveled up the coast to its second location on Nov. 13 in Big Sur. Calif. No one word has leaked yet as to where Snapchat Spectacles will appear next.
Amazon Echo -- $179
Similar to Google Home, Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you can control with your voice. Amazon Echo plays all your favorite music from apps like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and more. Amazon Echo answers questions, reads audio books, news, reports traffic and weather, by using the Alexa Voice Service. Amazon Echo also controls lights, switches and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung and Nest smart home devices. You can buy Amazon Echo from Amazon here.
PlayStation VR -- PS VR Core Bundle ($399) / PlayStation VR Launch Bundle ($499)
Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is sleek, lightweight and is the perfect gift for hardcore gamers. When you buy the PS VR Core Bundle for $399, you’ll get the headset, Processor Unit, headphones, various cables and the PlayStation VR demo disc. However, it doesn’t include PlayStation Camera which is necessary to use the headset. If you don’t already own it, the Camera and pair of PlayStation Move Motion Controllers will come in the $499 PlayStation VR Launch Bundle.
Apple’s iPhone 7 -- $649
Apple’s iPhone 7 features an all-new 12MP camera; splash, water, and dust resistance. It also has an A10 Fusion chip; a new Retina HD display with wide color, solid speakers and iOS 10. iPhone 7 is available in jet black, black, silver, gold and rose gold. You can buy Apple’s iPhone 7 from Apple here.
Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus -- $769
Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus features an all-new 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, splash, water and dust resistance. It also has an A10 Fusion chip, a new Retina HD display with wide color, great speakers and iOS 10. The iPhone 7 Plus is available in jet black, black, silver, gold and rose gold. You can buy Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus from Apple here.
Pixel, Phone by Google -- $649
The Pixel is Google’s new premium Android smartphone and is available exclusively on Verizon in the U.S. The Pixel has an amazing camera, a battery that lasts all day and unlimited storage for your photos and videos. It’s also the first phone with the Google Assistant built in. With Google Duo, you can video call with friends and family on Android and iOS. The Pixel comes in Quite Black, Very Silver or Really Blue. Though the Pixel costs $649, you can get up to $400 when you switch or trade in your phone for Pixel.
Pixel XL, Phone by Google --$749
The Pixel XL is a powerful Android phone with great specs, and has a ton of features such as the Google Assistant and a great camera. The Pixel XL is pretty similar in terms of specs, but the Pixel XL has a bigger battery and a Quad HD screen (the Pixel’s Full HD screen). Pixel XL is great for playing games, streaming shows and downloading music.