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Cool Tech Gifts for the Holiday

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Wondering what to gift family and friends this holiday season? Here’s a quick guide to some of the coolest and most-popular tech gifts for 2017.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

The Echo Dot (2nd generation) is a mini-tech gift (3 x 3 x 1”), fits easily in a Christmas stocking but functions in powerful ways throughout anyone’s home. This hands-free, voice-controlled device uses Alexa (an intelligent personal assistant) to play music, make calls, control smart home devices, set alarms, turn lights on or off, provide information, and more!

$49.99 Echo Dot (2nd generation) at Amazon Prime

 

For the Children in Your Life

These cute and colorful Fingerlings interactive baby toy monkeys hang on to (or from) a finger or fall asleep in the palm of your hand. The best part is how they react to both your little one’s voice and touch with over 40 funny animations and sound effects like kissing sounds, monkey chatter, hanging by their tails and a lot more.

Here’s a short video of these adorable monkeys in action:

https://youtu.be/i-draa1K1fY

$14.99 at Toys R Us

 

For Star Wars Fans of all Ages

An umbrella isn’t usually considered a tech gift, but the Lightsaber LED Laser Sword Light up umbrella will be the coolest one in any neighborhood. With the push of a button, the shaft lights up and changes color seven times. Make rainy nights more fun and illuminate the path for a safer walk. May the Force be with them!

$22.99 Lightsaber LED Laser Sword Umbrella at Amazon Prime

 

For the Fitness Lover

Fitness can be fun! Splurge on the 2017 Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker that measures heart rate continuously, calories burned, workout intensity, sleep stage details, and tracks distance and steps with up to 7 days of battery life.

$149.95 Fitbit Alta HR at Amazon Prime

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