The holiday season is just getting started, and that means you’re probably beginning to get presents for the people on your list. Here’s a handy 2019 holiday gift guide for shoppers on a budget who want to purchase tech gadgets.
1. Fitbit Inspire
Fitbit Inspire is the perfect gadget for any health nut you know who wants to track their fitness level and other aspects of well-being. It’s an entry-level Fitbit that doesn’t skimp on features. The wearable keeps tabs on activities all day and automatically recognizes when the wearer does something fitness-related. There are sleep-tracking and food-logging components on this wearable, too. ($49.95)
2. Samsung Galaxy Fit
Beyond offering fitness tracking, this wearable lets you send preset text messages if communications come through when your hands are full. It also tracks heart rate and stress levels, making it easy to know how the body’s doing during busy days. When you’re feeling a little too stressed, an app on the Samsung Galaxy Fit takes you through breathing exercises to calm down. ($79.99)
3. Roku Streaming Stick+
This is a voice-powered remote that works with top streaming services, including Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu. Users also get access to free content, including news and music. Since this gadget has a long-range wireless receiver in it, the stick offers four times the range and a stronger signal than past models. ($29.99 through 12/2 and $49.99 regularly)
4. RemoBell S Video Doorbell
Thanks to this gadget, the person who receives this gift will never feel surprised when they open the door to a visitor. It works with the existing doorbell wiring and gives 24/7 monitoring capabilities via a high-definition video feed.
There’s also a two-way talk function, which is handy if a person wants to give instructions to the person at the door without getting up from the couch. The gadget supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so it’s perfect for someone you know who loves smart home gadgets and has already started a collection. ($79)
5. Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon arguably kicked the smart home trend into high gear with its smart speakers. The Echo Dot is an affordable option that provides all the capabilities people have come to expect from these gadgets. Listen to music, control other parts of a smart home, and ask Alexa to help with things like setting a timer, checking the weather forecast or answering a question. ($34.99 through Amazon’s Black Friday deal, $49.99 otherwise)
6. Peteme Smart LED Light Bulbs
These bulbs let people control them without a complementing hub. They can adjust the lights via an app or by using voice commands. It’s also possible to switch the colors or apply a dimmable feature to set the mood. The app allows you to set the lights to operate on a schedule or make bulbs in a preset group work all at once. ($27.99 for a two-pack)
7. Astro Gaming A10 Headset
If you have your sights set on a gaming headset for someone on your list, this well-reviewed model is one of the best wired options for the price. The headset has a flip-to-mute microphone plus in-line volume control. The padded ear cups mean gamers stay comfortable even during prolonged playing sessions. ($59.99)
8. Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
This solid-state drive is a perfect gift idea for someone who wants to upgrade their computer system. It boasts fast read and write speeds of more than 500 megabytes per second, making it a smart choice for someone who puts their machine through heavy workloads and expects consistent performance. It also comes with a five-year limited warranty for peace of mind. ($59.99)
9. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Think of this product as a throwback to the instant cameras of yesteryear but with some modern features included. The camera gives you physical pictures right away but also has extras like a selfie mirror to help a user frame the perfect shot. It also features a brightness adjustment dial that suggests the best settings based on the amount of light in the environment. ($69)
A 2019 Holiday Gift Guide to Help with the Weeks Ahead
The holiday season can get a little hectic, but these tech suggestions will help you keep your cool while shopping. You may even want to share this 2019 holiday gift guide with people you know who also need to buy presents for tech lovers.
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