The Best Tech Gifts of 2016

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So Christmas is on the horizon and you need gift ideas. There’s always that one hard to buy for person who seems to already have everything under the sun.  You need a new, fresh idea for them. Well who doesn’t love the latest technology? Here are five cutting-edge gifts that anyone would be happy to receive.

 

Google Home

 

Built to rival Amazon’s Echo, the Google Home smart speaker does it all. Powered by Google’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence, it responds to voice commands to play music, search the web, set alarms and control all of your smart appliances. Coming in at $99, it’s affordable, practical and oh so cool!

 

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

 

Do you have a smartphone photographer on your list this year? If so, the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer is the gift for them. Compatible with both Apple and Android devices, this Bluetooth printer uses ZINK Zero Ink technology to print shots straight from your phone! This amazing little printer costs just $129 and includes a charging cable and 10 sheets of HP ZINK photo paper.

 

Wacom Bamboo Notepad

 

Any budding artist will love this gift. The Wacom Bamboo Notepad uses regular paper, then quickly scans and sends the image to a smartphone or tablet for digital storage. College students will love this too as it’s perfect for organizing your notes. With all it can do, you’ll be impressed that they start at $130.

 

Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Earbuds

 

The ever popular Beats wireless earbuds are back for their third go around and better than ever. Boasting a 12-hour battery life on a single charge, the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earbuds sound great and are comfortable to boot. Anyone who recently got the new iPhone 7 would love these earbuds. Big sound at an affordable price, these Beats go for $200.

 

Nomad Key for iPhone and Android

 

Here is the stocking stuffer of the bunch. Going for just $20, the Nomad Key is convenient, affordable and practical. Forget carrying a Lightning Cable or micro USB with you in case your phone battery dies; throw this on your key ring and you’re good to go!

 

Here’s hoping you find that perfect gift for the special someone in your life this holiday season!