Is your holiday gift list growing? Some people wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get the deals and steals. But you don’t have to wait until then! Award Winning Tech Expert, Andrea Smith partnered with some great brands to bring you her Top 5 Pre-Black Friday HOT HOLIDAY TECH GIFT IDEAS!
TV’s are always the holiday gift to get excited about. Here’s why you can’t call this one your typical flat screen…
Top of every family’s holiday wish list is a new TV and Samsung’s flagship JS9500 SUHD TV takes color and brightness to the next level. Since no one really watches TV in the dark and SU-HD gives you the brightest picture with the most colors you can get. “4K” means it’s double the resolution of high def. The curved screen really immerses you in the action. It’s also a smart TV so you can quickly and easily switch back and forth between live TV, streaming video and other apps.
Priced at $3,999.99 for the 65”.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65JS9500FXZA.
The newest way to control your environment is here. Now, put something beautiful on your wall that will help you save energy too.
Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd generation)
The third gen Nest Learning Thermostat is more beautiful than ever, with a thinner, sleeker design and bigger, crisper display. And it’s proven to help save energy. In independent studies, the Nest Thermostat saved an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.
Priced at $249 and Nest is working with U.S. energy partners to provide rebates that you may be eligible for.
Available for purchase at www.nest.com, Amazon, Best Buy retail and online, Google Store, Sam’s Club, Target, Lowe’s retail and online, The Home Depot retail and online, Verizon wireless stores and from 10,000+ local certified installers.
For more information, visit www.nest.com.
Inspire kids to reinvent the world around them! This cool tech toy is the ultimate invention toolkit!
littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit
The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the ultimate invention toolbox. Motors, wheels, lights, switches, servos, buzzers, even a remote control – snap it all together to spark creativity and fun. Includes 15 electronic building blocks, detailed instructions for 12 projects, and all the accessories and tools you need to unleash the inventor within, plus thousands of additional inventions online and in the free littleBits app. Develop creativity and engineering skills as you reinvent the world around you.
Priced at $199.95.
Available for purchase online at www.littleBits.com and in the littleBits Store in New York City, as well as with retail partners such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, MakerShed, Fab, Fry’s Electronics, SparkFun and UncommonGoods.
For more information, visit www.littlebits.cc/kits/gizmos-and-gadgets-kit.
What’s in a name? A whole lot more than you might think. This gift based on pure science will help you discover your family’s history!
AncestryDNA is a cutting edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections. Mapping ethnicity back multiple generations and providing insight into what regions your ancestors are from. AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.
Priced at $99.
Available for purchase at dna.ancestry.com.
For more information, visit dna.ancestry.com.
The heat is on…We’ll show you how this high-tech gizmo can turn you into somewhat of a superhero!
Seek Compact Thermal Image Camera
This holiday, give your special guy super powers with the Seek Compact thermal image camera. Plug it directly into your iOS or Android device and transform your smartphone into a powerful thermal imager that lets you see and read heat EVEN in complete darkness. Identify energy loss, water damage, electrical hazards, plumbing problems and more. The camera is also a personal safety tool for seeing people or animals in the night. The Seek Compact ($249) is available at Amazon and Home Depot stores nationwide.
Priced at $249.
Available for purchase at www.thermal.com, Amazon and select Home Depot stores nationwide.
For more information, visit www.thermal.com.