The holiday season is fast approaching, and it is time to seek the best affordable present for our loved ones. For tech-savvy individuals, there are a variety of gadget choices from influential companies such as Amazon, Logitech, and Google which can be too expensive for many. Listed below are high-quality technology gift ideas ranging from media streamers to smart technologies for people on a fixed budget.
- An Echo Dot
It is a smart technology which controls home accessories — set timers on the kitchen, switch off lights, or shop on Amazon products — through the Alexa Voice Service. The Echo Dot has built-in speakers which connect through a Bluetooth-enabled speaker, headphones, or a 3.5 mm audio cable for stereo sound. Furthermore, it can play music, send and receive messages, supply information, news, weather, sports, and make calls with the signal word ”Alexa” even in clamorous environments.
- Kasa Smart Wi-Fi LED Light Bulb
Kasa Smart is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart bulb which manages the light system through a smartphone. It adjusts brightness, switches power, sets schedules and scenes, and monitors real-time used energy with the free Kasa app in iOS and Android devices. It also reduces the energy consumption by up to 80% without minimizing the quality and brightness. Moreover, Kasa Light Bulb provides hands-free experience with voice-controlled Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Google Assistant. It does not require the use of a bridge of a hub since it directly connects to a home router.
- PopSockets Expanding Stand Grip
The PopSockets Expanding Stand Grip is an accessory the serves as a convenient holder and a stand for smartphones and tablets. Just attach the PopSocket at the back of the phone or tablet to secure the grip of the device when taking a picture, watching videos, or messaging with a single hand. PopSockets come with a variety of colors including black, light blue, purple, white, red pink, blue. Manufacturers designed Popsockets with an advanced reusable, washable, and repositionable adhesive which sticks on some cases and devices but does not work well with silicone- and waterproof-textured cases.
- Water Bottle with Waterproof Phone Holder
This product is a 4.7 inches sports water bottle for iPhone users suitable for the gym and outdoor activities such as hiking, running, cycling, or camping. Manufacturers developed the sports bottle with non-toxic, environmental-friendly materials with a cover at the bottom for an audio connector to allow music streaming and phone messaging. It also has a watertight and leak-proof feature which holds two different beverages in a single bottle. However, this smart bottle only fits the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and 7s.