Clothes are always appreciated. Concert tickets are undeniably cool. And we’ll never turn down a gift card for a massage. But at the end of the day, tech is the ultimate holiday gift. Whether you’re in the market for a new pair of headphones or need the latest smartphone, here’s a roundup of the coolest gadgets for this holiday season.
Amazon Fire HD 8
The latest iteration of the e-reader boasts the longest battery life yet (12 straight hours) and the largest storage capabilities for all your streaming fantasies. Plus, good ol’ Alexa to help you with anything you need to know (like the news).
The Webster x Lane Crawford Headphones
In a collaboration we never saw coming, these babies combine the highest level of music quality with the chicest palm print pattern.
The Webster ($500)
Bose SoundWear Companion Speaker
For those who can’t stand in-ear headphones, this nifty wireless device fits around your neck like an airplane pillow to deliver music wherever you go. And don’t worry—we asked our neighbors and they couldn’t hear a thing.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Described as having the highest quality display on a smartphone, the newest delivery from Samsung is perfect for those who use their phone as a mini TV.
Samsung (from $930)
Since its release in March, this new gaming console has been quick to sell out. Part of its allure? The customizable handheld remote that can be played alone or snapped apart for dual gaming.
Sonos Playbase Soundbar
Stick this speaker below your TV to make at-home movie nights just as good as any in-theater experience. You can even connect it with other Sonos devices to stream sound or music around your entire home.
Vizio P-Series 4K TV
The latest and greatest for all of your streaming needs—including every app you could possibly ever want preloaded.
Vizio (from $1,000)
Smart 4 Charger
If your kitchen outlet looks like a war zone of cords, pick up this solution that easily charges up to four devices at once.
Native Union ($40)
iPhone 8 Plus
We couldn’t write up this list without featuring the latest offering from Apple. The high-def camera alone is enough to warrant the hefty price tag.
Crosley Radio Manual Turntable
For music lovers who have a flair for charming home decor, enter the chicest turntable we’ve seen to date.
Joule Sous Vide
Take the guesswork out of cooking and achieve the perfect medium-rare steak every time with the world's smartest (and smallest) sous chef.
The closest we have (for now) to a robotic personal assistant. Look up song lyrics, follow along with recipes and make video calls all with just the sound of your voice.
Aurora Smart Lighting Panels
Channel energizing morning light or a calming sunset with this light show that pops onto any wall or surface.
Apple TV 4K
The latest release of the smart TV features an extra crisp display and a fully customizable dashboard. But the best part? Siri can do all of your bidding for you, so you don’t even have to lift a finger (quite literally).
Sony Playstation VR
Let’s face it: Video games aren’t going anywhere. But at least you can get your kids off the couch with a virtual reality headset.
Fitbit Aria 2
The second generation of this smart scale has corrected all bugs and now brings you uninterrupted data about your body fat percentage, weight fluctuation and more.
GoPro Hero 5
Everything you love about the original, but now with a screen to instantly view your masterpieces.