(WSVN) - The 2016 holiday season is chock-full of gift ideas for the tech lover in your life. 7’s Craig Stevens has the gadgets worthy of being “hot for the holidays” this year.
From cameras that see it all – to an immersive virtual experience…
Vince Cipollone, Brandsmart U.S.A.: “There’s a giant bear coming at me!”
Brandsmart USA is bursting with holiday gear. And, speaking of gear the Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that takes you inside videos.
Vince Cipollone: “Right now, I am on top of a dragon flying over the top of some world in a cavern.”
If the adventurer on your list likes to make their own movies, the 360fly 4K will have them doing a 180.
Vince Cipollone: “You can see behind you, above you, below you. There’s no way to miss the shot. You’re getting everything.”
Now, let’s get personal. The Beats Solo3 wireless headphones will tune out the rest of the world.
Vince Cipollone: “Oh yeah, baby, I got some cool jazz going right now.”
And there’s an array of smart watches and fitness trackers on the market. So, step on it!!!
When it’s time to relax, your home is getting smarter. Set the mood with Phillips Hue lighting that you control wirelessly and “knock knock.”
Vince Cipollone: “Who’s there?”
This LG fridge. You can see the food inside — without having to open it.
Vince Cipollone (looks inside the refrigerator): “I better go shopping!”
Shopping is easier too, with the voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot.
Leeor Geva: “Alexa, can you please order some paper towels?”
“Alexa,” the digital personal assistant, can also answer questions and turn on and off smart lights.
Next, we paid a visit to the folks at Think Geek for a few outside-the-box gift ideas.
The gadgets and gizmos retailer recently opened its first South Florida store in the Dolphin Mall!
Ivy Reyes: “This is a safe place for you to geek-out.”
Check out the Tetris desk lamp, inspired by the 1980s video game.
Ivy Reyes: “You actually have to stack it together in order for it to turn on.”
Or, go “Back to the Future” with a flux capacitor USB car charger.
And in December, “Star Wars” is back in theaters, with “Rogue One.” So maybe force yourself to buy your favorite super-fan this light saber floor lamp.
Ivy Reyes: “What ‘Star Wars fan wouldn’t want the dark side in their living room?”
Whether you are a kid, or a kid at heart, it’s hard to resist this little droid.
BB-8 can be controlled with an app on your smartphone – or with the new Force Band.
And finally, if you can find it on store shelves, the NES Classic Edition is already selling fast this holiday season.
It’s a mini, throwback version of the 1980s Nintendo Gaming System and comes equipped with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda.
This is a cool stocking stuffer. You can program the scrolling bluetooth smart badge from your phone. I think Belkys got her hands on this one.
Here is our complete list of hottest tech gifts for 2016:
– Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset
– 360fly 4k Action Camera
– Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 Wireless Headphones
– Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker
– Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch
– Philips Hue Wireless Lighting
– LG 29.6 Cuft French Door Refrigerator (“Instaview door-in-door”)
– Amazon Echo Dot (Second Generation)
– Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp
– Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger
– Lightsaber Floor Lamp
– Sphero BB-8 App-enabled Droid
– Bluetooth Scrolling Smart Badge
-Nintendo “NES Classic Edition” Gaming System
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