Technology and the holiday’s go hand in hand. Who doesn’t love to receive cool new tech toys? Technology is always changing so it’s always the perfect gift. Here are a few gift ideas for this holiday season.
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Wearable Technology

Smartwatches have been around for several years but are just now getting to a point of true usability. Fitness tracking devices like FitBit are also a great gift for the active person in your life. The Myo Gesture Control Armband is a cutting edge piece of technology that allows you to control your computer or smartphone with hand gestures.
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Home Security and Automation

Have you ever been locked out of your house? Yea, me too. Did you know there are electric deadbolts that can be controlled via smartphone? The Schlage Sense deadbolt can even detect if someone is tampering with the lock. Smart doorbells like Ring have a built in camera that notifies you by phone as to who is at your door. Don’t want to pay a monthly bill for a security system? Give Scout as a gift and let the recipient monitor their home. I installed a Nest Learning Thermostat in my home a few months ago and immediately saw a decrease in my energy bills.
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Online Services

You’re not limited to tangible items; why not give someone a yearlong Hulu Plus subscription? I am addicted to online shopping and love my Amazon Prime subscription. Netflix, Spotify, HBO Now, and Xbox Gold are all services you can gift. There are even a bunch of companies that offer monthly gift shipments. Why not gift BarkBox to your dog loving family and friends?[/three_fourth]
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Finding the perfect gift is never easy; hopefully this post has given you some ideas. If you have any other cool technology gift ideas, post them in the comments! I hope you have a happy holiday filled with new tech toys!

TKO Tech Talk is a column written by Eric Benge, who has over 10 years experience in the design and print industries. Technology changes rapidly, the advice or information included in these articles is considered accurate and helpful as of the date they are posted online. If you have any questions, technology related or otherwise, please contact us.