TKO Tech Talk: Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

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.

By |2015-11-19T13:38:47+00:00November 13th, 2015|TKO Tech Talk|

About the Author:

Eric Benge is a Graphic Designer / Marketing Associate for TKO Graphix. He's passionate about all things design related and addicted to Pinterest. He's also an artist, specializing in mixed media art. He enjoys spy movies, playing video games, and preventing his rat terrier from chasing squirrels.

One Comment

  1. subscription_radar January 5, 2016 at 6:43 am

    The subscription box makes a great gift, plus the majority of them offer a one-off box to give if you don’t want to pay out for a full years rolling subscription, they are easy to cancel too with no commitment. There are also loads of first box trial promotions and discount codes which can also make them affordable. Our website lists all the subscription boxes in the UK over at http://www.subscriptionradar.co.uk, We are also looking at listing the best subscription tech services like you mentioned such as Netflix alternatives etc. The popularity of the Subscription model in the online tech scene is now transferring to physical products and its really interesting to see all the niche products that are launching from it.

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