Some people wait for CES (you know, the Consumer Electronics Show) every year like others wait for Coachella, but this article isn’t for them. This article is for those of us who just want a quick rundown of the hottest tech gifts to impress their friends and family with. With the world of technology constantly changing and evolving, it takes some serious work to keep up with the latest gadgets and just because you don’t have the time doesn’t mean you don’t have a reputation as the best gift giver to uphold. So, to help you out, these are the coolest tech gifts to give to your loved ones (or buy yourself) this year.
LeEco Smart Bikes
LeEco debuted two smart bikes at CES this year to some pretty high praise. One is a mountain bike and the other is a road bike, but both have a four-inch touchscreen on the handlebars for turn-by-turn navigation. The screen also features a compass, a speedometer and a barometer, and can play music (even when you’re offline). The bikes also enable the rider to communicate with others on a LeEco bike via a walkie talkie system. The accompanying app will keep track of your fitness progress and performance goals, which you can share with friends.Though these aren’t actually available for sale yet, they will be in the second half of 2017, which makes them a great Christmas gift.
Panasonic Lumix GH5
Know someone who always has the newest digital camera? It’s pretty likely that they won’t have the Panasonic Lumix GH5 yet, which would make you ahead of curve. This beast of a gadget offers professional-grade photography and videography wrapped in a magnesium allow body. Translation: it is seriously durable. Not only can it be used in temperatures down to -10-degrees Fahrenheit, it is also splash- and dustproof. With the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000, it will be able to capture someone running a marathon with incredible focus and detail. It has a high performance 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor that works with a low-pass filter to capture super sharp images even in low light. Plus, it records smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video, which basically means that whatever you record on this will be the closest your home videos have ever been to being of an Oscar-worthy quality.
The tech market is saturated with drones nowadays and the flying gadgets won’t be dwindling in popularity any time soon. Considered one of those things that most people don’t really buy for themselves, but would love to have, it’s a pretty cool gift option. But figuring out which one to get is a headache, which is why visiting Spire Drones is your best bet. Based out of Southern California, the experts at Spire Drones offer unbiased reviews on all types of drones, from GoPro drones to racing drones. With enough information accessible to beginners and professionals, the site offers a buyer’s guide that covers everything from basic everyday use to advanced tips on how to snap the best photos from a drone.
Bluesmart One Suitcase
Need to buy a gift for that person in your life who always seems to be going somewhere new? While they obviously already have a suitcase or duffle bag, they probably don’t have anything as cool as the Bluesmart One carry-on suitcase. This suitcase features a 10,000 mAh battery inside, which is TSA-approved, that has two USB ports – meaning, they will never again have to fight for an outlet in the airport. There is also a scale built in to make sure they won’t pack too much, a location tracker, a special space for their gadgets, and a digital lock that can be accessed through the accompanying app. On the other hand, maybe you should just buy this one for yourself.
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Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
Okay, now this is something you will definitely want to buy for yourself. The Sleep Number 360 smart bed is absolutely insane. Not only does the bottom of the mattress warm up to toast your chilled feet (which apparently helps you fall asleep faster), the entire mattress will actually change its firmness based on how you move around in your sleep. For instance if you roll from your back to your side, the mattress will adjust itself to cradle your spine so you stay aligned. You start by setting your side to your ideal level of firmness and then over time, the bed basically learns your sleeping habits and automatically adjusts itself. It even knows when you’re snoring and will slight elevate the head of the bed to try and mitigate the issue. The accompanying app will also tell you what yourSleepIQ score is, which breaks down how long you were sleeping, how long you were restless for and how long you were out of bed for.