Holiday shopping is in full swing…but don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong and the website InTheNews.TV partnered with a few of their favorite brands to give us the scoop on some must-have ho-ho-holiday gifts…from the latest laptop and smart home security to a must-have toy for the kids, a portable charger and even a 3D printer!
The HP ENVY x360 15 is designed for the way creators are working now, giving people the freedom to create and stay connected from anywhere, and the HP Renew Series of Bags and Backpacks offers sustainable style and protection using environmentally-responsible materials.
HP ENVY x360 15 and the HP Renew Series Bag and Backpack
The HP ENVY x360 15 is a stunning mobile creative convertible laptop, with a near borderless display, and thin and light design at 1.8 kg. It also offers an optional 4K OLED display, available up to AMD Ryzen 7 or 11thGen Intel Core Processor and NVIDIA MX450 graphics, and Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth® 5 for fast connectivity. And for the perfect gift as we all start commuting and traveling again, the HP Renew Series of bags and backpacks are designed to keep your laptop protected and accessories organized, using environmentally-responsible materials that are durable, easy to clean and designed for comfort.
- Prices starting as low as $649 for the Laptop and $19 for the sustainable bags.
- Available for purchase at www.HP.com.
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Ring Alarm Pro redefines home security, offering professionally monitored home security and best-in-class network security all in one innovative device.
Ring Alarm Pro
Ring Alarm Pro has everything customers love about the Ring Alarm, plus a built-in eero Wi-Fi 6 router to provide fast, reliable connectivity and reliable whole-home security. With an added Ring Protect Pro subscription, keep connected devices like security cameras online with 24/7 Backup Internet and when the internet goes out, you’ll have 3GB of cellular data to use how you’d like. And, Ring Power Packs can keep everything running if the power goes out. Customers also have access to optional professional monitoring, eero Secure, Alexa Guard Plus, and local storage and processing with Ring Edge with their subscription.
- Prices starting at only $249.99 for the kits.
- Available for purchase at www.Ring.com, www.Amazon.com, and select retailers.
- For more information, visit www.ring.com/products/alarm-pro-base-station/white.
The interactive Check-Up Time Blue plush encourages kids to care for others while teaching healthy habits and fine motor skills through imaginative play.
Blue’s Clues & You! Check-up Time Blue
The interactive Blue’s Clues & You! Check-Up Time Blue plush encourages kids to care for others while teaching healthy habits and fine motor skills through imaginative play. Preschoolers have been playing and learning with beloved puppy Blue for nearly 25 years. Press Blue’s paw to hear Josh guide you through Blue’s check-up. Press the stethoscope to Blue’s chest to hear her heartbeat and make her chest light up. You can also press the thermometer or medicine spoon to Blue’s tongue to see her mouth and cheeks light up. Blue will also make sounds to let you know she’s feeling great!
- Priced at $34.99.
- Available for purchase at Walmart, Amazon and Target.
- For more information, visit www.walmart.com/ip/Blue-s-Clues-You-Check-Up-Time-Blue-Lights-and-Sounds-Interactive-13-Inch-Plush-7-Piece-Pretend-Play-Doctor-Set/678040827.
Designed to charge iPhone 13/12, as well as AirPods and other compatible earbuds with a wireless charging case at blazing-fast speeds.
Anker 623 Magnetic Wireless Charger
A cool, can-shaped phone stand with an adjustable charging platform: This wireless charger features a phone-charging platform on top which can be flipped up to a maximum range of 60° and is able to magnetically hold and charge iPhones horizontally or vertically at up to 7.5W. Underneath the charging platform lies a second wireless charger with an output power of 5W, perfect for earbuds compatible with wireless charging.
- Priced at $79.99.
- Available for purchase at us.anker.com/pages/maggo and www.amazon.com/anker.
- For more information, visit www.Anker.com.
Glowforge is an ideal tool for fostering creativity and design at any age – if you like the idea of creating items in your world instead of buying them from stores then the Glowforge is for you.
The Glowforge Pro is a desktop 3D laser printer that makes it possible for anyone to cut, score and etch a variety of material including wood, leather, glass metal and even food – all at the push of a button. Glowforge printers are quick to set up, easy to use, and work with hundreds of different materials. Glowforge has taken out all of the guesswork, manual calibrations and calculations, and made it incredibly simple to design and create nearly anything you can imagine. You can create custom designs or Glowforge also offers a wide variety of ready-to-print items from their design catalog.
- Priced at $2,995 for the Glowforge Basic, $3,995 for the Glowforge Plus and $5,995 (payment also offered through Affirm) for the Glowforge Pro (shown above).
- Available for purchase online via www.glowforge.com, Amazon, in-store at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or online via www.joann.com, and in-store at Michaels or online via www.michaels.com.
- For more information, visit www.glowforge.com OR www.glowforge.com/our-products.