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Technology is so thoroughly woven into the daily fabric of our lives that basically everyone is a gadget-head these days—at least, to some degree. Whether you want a better TV-watching experience, a better way to track your progress at the gym, a better setup for playing video games, or a better distraction for the kids, tech is so often the answer.
So this holiday season, if you want to surprise and delight those around you—and get them something that they'll not only love but that will genuinely improve their lives—there's likely a device available on Amazon that can help. To get you started, here's a list of 14 of our favorites that will help those around you take their tech to the next level.
Plug Outlet Extender
Turn their dumb home into a smart one with this multifunctional gadget, which allows them to control the whole house at the touch of a button. Yes, it features smart plugs, USB ports, and surge protection, but more importantly, it's voice-activated and can also be controlled via a downloadable app, meaning they can turn lights and other devices on or off with their voice or through their phone.
2023 MacBook Pro
With an M2 Pro chip, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and 512 gigs of storage, this is a supercharged powerhouse ready to take on anything. For a graphic designer, a film editor, a college student, or just your average person who likes to watch cat videos on YouTube, the top-of-the line model will make life a breeze.
Fire HD 10
It can feel like we're always on the go, but that doesn't mean life ever stops. Kids need to be entertained, work emails need to be returned, football needs to be watched. Nothing will help them stay on top of it all like a portable semi-computer. Enter the Amazon Fire, which can help them tackle any task (and leisure moment) that comes their way. Consider it the ultimate do-anything-from-anywhere device.
With its stunningly crisp resolution and dynamic response time and refresh rate, this screen will make them feel like they're living inside their favorite game. It's great for gamers who want a fully immersive experience in a sleek, streamlined package.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The latest chapter in the ongoing iconic saga was hailed by critics when it first landed earlier this year. Since then, fans have agreed: This game has vivid visuals and an engaging storyline that will keep players swept up in the magic and drama for hours on end.
AirTag - 4 Pack
For that friend (or partner) who just can't seem to keep track of their keys, phone, wallet, purse, and…well, everything else, this is both the gentlest of hints and the most practical of gifts.
If he treats his body like a data set in need of studying, get him hooked up with one of the most powerful fitness trackers on the market. It boasts hours of battery life, a bright display, and an advanced internal monitor that closely tracks heart rate, temperature, sleep patterns, and much more.
Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer
Do your part to remind Gen Z that long before pictures were just pixels on a screen, they were actual objects you could hold in your hand or post on your walls and fridge. This unobtrusive device makes printing them from a cell phone easy as pie. It's a throwback that will delight young and old, preserving memories along the way.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
These in-ear headphones have got it all: nine-plus hours of battery life, adjustable clips to fit a variety of ear shapes, sweat resistance for those hard workouts, voice-control support, and absolutely top-of-the-line sound that will have them floating on a bubble of pure audio ecstasy.
Give that special someone who's always heard the latest album drop before everyone else the gift of blessing the crowd with their elite music vibes no matter where they go. This sleek wireless, waterproof speaker punches above its weight in terms of sound clarity and quality, boasts a 12-hour battery life, and, of course, is poolside-friendly. (As they say, whoever controls the tunes, controls the party.)
How fly is this on-the-go entertainment system that combines a projector and speaker? All they'll need is a flat, blank surface and they've got an instant movie night. Its surprisingly crisp image can reach up to 100 inches, and the 360-degree speaker provides a robust listening experience.
Car Phone Holder
A hands-free windshield mount means they can get step-by-step directions or chat with friends and family, all while keeping their focus fully on the road ahead. Multitasking safely? We very much approve.
Performance Fast Charge Power Bank
Never let them get caught on low battery mode again with this quick-charging power source. They can just toss it in the glove compartment or their bag to avoid any future beginning-of-a-horror-movie situations.
Neck and Back Massager
With the world the way it is, everyone could use a personal masseuse on call. Sadly, that'll cost a pretty penny. Happily, this shoulder-wrap shiatsu massager is the next best thing.
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