Tech the halls! There’s never been a better reason to get friendly with tech than the holidays. If you’re making a list and checking it twice, we suggest these gadgets and accessories for anyone on your ‘nice’ list.
These tiny trackers from Tile will become your forgetful friend’s best buds. The elegant accessories, which retail for around $30 each— clip onto anything you’re always misplacing—from your keys to your wallet to your purse. The companion app displays where your items were last located and can be used to activate a loud ring to help track them down. Perhaps the best part? Use Tile in reverse to ring your phone, even if it’s on silent. Keep your stuff together, and stay cool and collected throughout the new year.
Marc Jacobs Riley Hybrid Watch
While we know the Apple Watch is now the top-selling watch in the world, a display face isn’t for everyone. This year’ we’ve seen a number of hybrid watches enter the market, including the Riley Hybrid from Marc Jacobs. The watch may look like a traditional one, but it’s loaded with subtle smart features that give you special superpowers. Using the watch you can receive notifications, control your music, snap a photo from your phone. The Riley Hybrid retails for $175, but if you don’t like the look of this particular watch, Michael Kors and Kate Spade also released hybrid watches with similar price-points this year.
Apple Air Pods
When we first tried Apple’s Air Pods, we thought there was no way these little things were going to stay in our ears! To our delight, they do—even while running. What’s more, these sleek ear-bud-style headphones eliminate the mess of wires, which are actually a lot more annoying than you may realize. Simply open them up and they connect to your iPhone automatically, so you can skip any long, complicated syndication process. The Air Pods last up to five hours, while the case recharges the earpiece for up to 24 hours of listening time. Whether you’re shopping for an audiophile or a chatty Kathy the Air Pods are the perfect stocking stuffer.
DJI Mavic Pro Drone
For the gift that keeps on giving, try the Mavic Pro drone from DJI. This aerial photography and videography drone is the perfect introductory model, with easy-to-use handling and impeccable 4K resolution. The unit features 27 minutes of flight time and can travel up to 65 kilometres per hour. When it’s not in use, the Mavic folds up to fit in your purse or backpack, making it the perfect travel companion for any photographer or videographer. Take advantage of special holiday rates.
DJI Osmo Mobile
For the vlogger or aspiring filmmaker in your life, the DJI Osmo Mobile is this year’s must-have gadget. Make no mistake, this is no fancy selfie-stick! The Osmo Mobile transforms your camera into a smart-motion camera to elevate cell phone footage from shakey to cinematic. Use it to shoot detailed and steady panoramas, or make it look like your live-streams are coming from a camera crew.
What gadgets are you gifting this hoiday season? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet @Electric_Runway.