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A holiday gift guide for geeks

8 things to choose from.

words by: Team ULTRA
Dec 11, 2019

The holidays are around the corner, and we know how busy it gets: that’s why we’ve compiled some the coolest gadgets on the market for the tech-obsessed Enhance their (and your) lifestyle with a few of these tech gadgets.

 

 

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

$130

 

If you love to read on a daily basis but dread having to schlap around a heavy book, Amazon‘s Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect alternative for you. The latest addition to the Kindle family is available in the colorways “Black” and “Twilight Blue.” It includes a flush-front design and a glare-free display that reads like real paper even under bright sunlight. And if that’s not enough, it is also waterproof, so you can enjoy a read by the beach or the pool.

 

 

 

Amazon Echo Dot

$50

 

Amazon’s Echo Dot is a surprising product. It’s an affordable smart speaker that will impress you with its countless skills. It’s a good-sounding speaker on its own, capable of filling a room with music from your favorite streaming service. 

 

 

 

IKEA Symfonisk

$179

 

The Swedish-borne mega-store has teamed up with Sonos for the Symfonisk: the cheapest, yet incredibly reliable, speaker in the Sonos ecosystem. Symfonisk is a table lamp that’s also a full-fledged Sonos speaker, complete with Sonos’ best-in-class multiroom audio tech. It also has support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 tech. 

 

 

 

Google Nest Hub

$130

Google’s petite Nest Hub will blend into any room in your home. Its functions are abundant: a TV-like device that can play YouTube videos, a command center for smart home gadgets, and, most importantly, an excellent digital photo frame for your Google Photos collection. It is affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen).

 

 

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

$1380

 

If you or anyone in your life is a fan of Apple’s products, the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max will definitely not disappoint. iPhone 11 Pro Max features the toughest glass ever found in a smartphone and is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes. The tech giant’s newest addition to the iPhone family comes with an all-new triple-camera system that consists of an Ultra-Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera. Looking to up your Instagram game? Add this to your shopping list!

 

 

Apple AirPods Pro

$249

 

The AirPods Pro come with a silicone ear tip and active noise cancellation, a definite and enormous improvement over the AirPods. They’re just as easy to pair and use, but because these added features, you can actually use them in loud environments without puncturing your eardrums—a game changer for any city dweller!

 

 

 

Ember Copper wireless heating mug

$130

Have you ever had your coffee get cold before you get the chance to enjoy it? This mug connects to an app and keeps your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature. Does this sound frivolous to you? Perhaps, but it’s also great. It’s almost odd at first that the coffee stays the same temperature from first sip all the way to the end. Anyone who constantly sips coffee or tea will love it.

 

 

 

Sonos Beam soundbar

$399

The Sonos Beam is a perfect all-in-one sound solution for someone who still uses their television’s speakers. Beam was specifically tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice. It’s small, slick, and easy to set up, but powerful and clear, with a few tricks that make it seem more like surround sound.