You slackers, there’s only a couple days left to grab those last minute Christmas gifts! But worry not because we’ve rounded up a few techie gifts from various categories which you can find at your nearest Best Buy! Check them out below!
For The Tech Geek
Sony Bluetooth/NFC Speaker – $79.99
Stream music on the go with this Sony Bluetooth speaker. Featuring NFC pairing, this speaker lets you quickly play tunes from your NFC device with one tap. The spherical design and Circle Sound Technology deliver rich sound, while an integrated speakerphone lets you take hands-free calls.
IK Multimedia iRig HD Guitar Interface Adapter – $99.99
The iRig HD guitar interface is a high-quality digital guitar/bass/instrument adapter that lets you jam on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
It’s powered by the iOS device or aUSB and also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers and is ultra-compact and lightweight for ease of use anywhere you go.
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player – $109.99
When you need to keep the volume down but still get your TV fix, Roku 3 features an enhanced remote with built-in headphone jack. Just plug in the included in-ear headphones to enter your own private listening world. It’s perfect for cranking up that late-night action movie without waking the spouse, the kids or your dog.
Additionally, the free Roku app for iPhone® and Android™ devices turns your phone into the ultimate Roku command center. Start a show, replay a favorite movie moment, browse through all those channels in the Channel Store, or add new channels to your lineup – all from the palm of your hand. There’s even a useful virtual keyboard for when you prefer to type instead of swipe.
Zoomer Dalmatian Electronic Dog Toy – $119.99
Let kids in on the joys of loving and caring for a pet without the expensive vet pills and messy clean-ups. Zoomer the Dalmatian Electronic Dog Toy acts and plays just like a real pup, answering to his name and learning new tricks and of course, loving tummy rubs that make him wag his tail with glee. Teach Zoomer over 60 voice-activated commands. The more you play with Zoomer, the more he learns and grows in personality
Logitech Harmony Smart Control – $129.99
The Logitech Harmony Smart Control wirelessly syncs to your devices so you can control virtually anything in your home entertainment system. This universal remote turns RF signals into IR and Bluetooth commands for complete freedom from wires. It even helps you access Internet services like Netflix through your gaming console – the PS3®, Wii® or Xbox 360 – all without aiming the remote at your device.
Sphero 2.0 Robotic Ball Toy – $139.99
The Sphero 2.0 is brighter, faster, and smarter than its predecessor. Choose from over 25 apps for this robotic gaming system and open up a whole new world of fun. Augmented reality turns your environment into a video game with endless ways to play. Sphero also comes up with 25+ free apps and is waterproof and shock-resistant.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z – $499.99
At only 6.9mm thin and 495 grams light, this powerful 10.1″ tablet is a portable entertainment workhorse. The 1920 x 1200 HD Reality Display and 3D surround sound bring you a cinematic experience, while the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor makes everything run smoothly. With a water and dust-resistant design, this tablet is designed to handle life.
Sony 65” 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart 3D LED TV – $7,699.99
The Sony 4K Ultra HD television makes your entertainment more stunning. It shows off all your entertainment in Ultra High Definition, which is four times clearer than Full HD. Triluminous technology delivers a wide colour spectrum that makes every image more true-to-life and brilliant. Built-in WiFi connects you to the Sony Entertainment Network where you can access movies and apps.
For The Home
WeMo Light Switch – $49.99
This holiday season, take control of your holiday lighting with the WeMo Wall and outlet switch. Equipped with WiFi, the WeMo light switch lets you turn the lights on or off from anywhere. Now you can control your lights without needing to be anywhere in or even near your house.
Ion Karaoke Pro Portable Sound System – $119.99
Turn your iPad, iPhone or Android device into a portable karaoke machine with Karaoke Pro. This complete system includes a powerful speaker, amplifier, audio inputs, and an iPad cradle. Download the free karaoke app, to get songs straight to the device, grab the included wireless microphone, and show off your singing voice with this easy-to-use system.
NEST Learning Thermostat – $249.99
Help keep your home cozy and energy efficient with the NEST Learning Thermostat. This innovative thermostat learns your ideal temperatures based on your adjustments and programs itself in about a week. It helps keep your energy bills down by turning down the temperature when you’re gone. When connected to WiFi, you can control NEST from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, wherever you are.
Dyson Animal Handheld Vacuum – $279.99
The Dyson DC34 Animal handheld vacuum is designed for homes with pets. It features powerful Root Cyclone technology that will grab and pull at the pet hair that’s embedded deep in your carpet and on your furniture. It’s also lightweight and has a clear bin that holds dust, dirt and hair so there are no bags or filters to fuss with.
Dyson Hard Cordless Vacuum – $349.99
Dirt, dust, and other filthy friends that like to live on your floors won’t stand a chance of survival when they encounter your Dyson Hard Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. Designed to scrub hard surfaces to an immaculate sheen without sweat, a digital motor powering dual suction channels uses Root Cyclone technology to remove dust and grime in one single, simple swipe.
Dyson Hot + Cold Fan Heaters – $449.99
No need to bundle up with the Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool – a sleek unit that uses Air Multiplier technology to provide even heat in the winter months and powerful cooling in the summer. By drawing in surrounding air, the AM05 uses a safe, bladeless design for whole room temperature regulation. Tilting to enable precise targeting, it oscillates and has a dimmer switch with remote control.
Panasonic Viera 50” 1080p 600Hz Plasma Smart TV – $899.99
The Panasonic 50″ 1080p plasma TV delivers gorgeous picture quality that makes movies and TV shows shine. Equipped with a 600Hz subfield drive and a Full HD plasma panel, this TV displays brilliant colours and crisp, clear moving pictures, so you won’t miss a moment in even the fastest action scene. It also includes networking features like built-in WiFi and a USB media player.
For The Connected Teen
Kobo Aura HD 6.8” Digital eBook Reader with Touchscreen – $169.99
Immerse yourself in the Kobo Aura HD, a premium eReader that boasts advanced technology and gives you a high resolution 6.8″ touchscreen with a 1GHz processor. The ergonomic, book-inspired design makes it comfortable to hold, while 4GB of onboard storage and integrated WiFi make it easy to keep your whole reading list on hand. The Kobo Aura HD is a whole new class of eReader.
Sony Bluetooth NFC Speaker – $199.99
This Sony portable Bluetooth speaker lets you easily enjoy music from your Bluetooth or NFC device. Simply tap your NFC device to the speaker to start rocking out to your favourite tunes. You’ll hear powerful, rich sound thanks to the 20W stereo speaker system and passive radiator. The speaker also includes an integrated speakerphone for taking hands-free calls.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 – $299.99
Stay connected on the go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ tablet. Fitting comfortably in one hand, this tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for a smooth, customizable experience. The 8″ display is perfect for watching HD movies, reading and surfing the web, while the front and rear cameras let you snap photos and video chat. With 16GB built-in storage, there’s plenty of room for apps and more.
PlayStation 4 Console – $399.99
The Sony PlayStation 4 takes gaming and home entertainment to a whole new level. The super-charged hardware, which includes an incredibly powerful graphics engine, Blu-ray drive and Super-speed USB 3.0, creates a platform for an entertainment experience that’ll blow you away.
Xbox One – $499.99
The Xbox One is an all-in-one entertainment powerhouse that takes your games, live TV, movies, sports and music to a whole other level. With cutting-edge hardware the Xbox One has the power and performance to play hit games, as well as the ability to switch between multiple apps. It’s the central hub of the living room of the future.
Sony 32” 1080p 120Hz LED Smart TV – $699.99
The Sony W650 32″ LED HDTV makes your entertainment even better with a Full HD resolution and Live Color enhancement technology. In addition to ultra crisp, vividly coloured pictures, Motionflow XR 240 helps you see only smooth and finely detailed images during fast action scenes. Built-in WiFi connects you to the Sony Entertainment Network where you can access movies, apps, and more.
For The Fitness Junkie
Pebble – Smart Watch for Select Apple® and Android Devices – $149.99
Control your Apple or Android device’s functions from your wrist with this Pebble 301BL smart watch, which features Bluetooth technology for easy pairing and an E-paper display that promotes visibility. The waterproof design ensures long-lasting and multipurpose use for anyone on the go.
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker – $59.99
Whether you’re walking on a treadmill or running a marathon, Fitbit Zip can monitor your fitness progress. This compact activity tracker fits in your pocket or clips to your belt to keep track of your steps, distance and calories burned. It automatically syncs the data to your computer, tablet or smartphone, so you can easily see how you’re doing and stay on top of your fitness goals.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband – $99.99
A perfect fitness partner, Fitbit Flex helps you stay motivated by tracking your steps, distance and calories burned. Set a goal and Flex’s LED lights will tell you how you’re doing. Flex also monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you with its silent alarm. It automatically syncs stats to your computer, smartphone or tablet, making it easy to see your progress and stay on top of your goals.
Fitbit One Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker – $99.99
Stay active, sleep better and eat healthier with Fitbit One. This compact activity tracker records your steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed to help you achieve your fitness goals. It also monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you with a silent alarm. It wirelessly syncs data to your computer or Bluetooth device, making it easy to see your progress and stay on top of your goals.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale – $129.99
Stepping on a scale doesn’t have to be terrifying. Fitbit Aria is your friend, keeping track of your weight, body fat percentage and BMI. Each time you step on this innovative scale, it wirelessly sends data to your Fitbit account, displaying your progress in an easy-to-read online graph. Perfect for the whole family, Aria recognizes up to eight users and keeps accounts private with passwords.
UP by Jawbone – $129.99
UP by Jawbone is an innovative wrist band and app that gives you insight into your lifestyle. Tracking data on how you eat, sleep and move, it helps you use that information to make healthy decisions, taking a holistic approach to total health. Flexible, strong and comfortable to wear, it’s designed for everyday life.
For The Master of Sound
iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube – $39.99
Take the party on the go with this iHome mini Bluetooth speaker. With Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPad, smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Featuring high-end drivers, the speaker delivers your music with exceptional power, depth and clarity. A 2-in-1 cable lets you plug in your audio device and charge the speaker.
Sony Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – $129.99
Enjoy your favourite tunes without the hassle of cables with these Sony wireless over-ear headphones. Featuring Bluetooth 3.0 and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, they pair up easily with NFC and Bluetooth devices such as your smartphone or tablet. Built-in speakerphone capability lets you take hands-free calls and the rechargeable battery offers up to 40 hours of listening time.
Sony Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – $299.99
Designed for use with your home theatre system, these Sony wireless headphones deliver 7.1-channel digital surround sound for a superior listening experience. Listen for up to 20 hours on one charge and enjoy high-quality audio thanks to premium neodymium magnets and 40mm driver units. Enjoy optimal flexibility and freedom with a range of up to 328 feet from the transmitter in any direction.
Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – $299.99
With the Jawbone Jambox, it’s easy to get the party started wherever you go. This wireless and portable speakerphone turns any mobile device into a hi-fi sound system. Stream your music from any Bluetooth device and control the Jambox from across the room. With the integrated microphone, you can even use this speakerphone to take hands-free phone calls and video chats! Comes in four colors.
Gibson Guitars $589.99 – 1,879.99
Fit for the next Hendrix, Gibson has a well-deserved, longstanding reputation for manufacturing premium guitars and guitar accessories. Today, the company remains true to their roots by crafting and assembling nearly every part of the guitar by hand. Before each guitar leaves the factory, it’s played to ensure it meets the high-quality standard and deserves to bear the Gibson name. The Hipster Friend or Quirky Relative.
Artisan Collection Cat with Heart Desktop Clock – $29.99
If you cat-egorize yourself as a collector or cat fan, you’ll adore this Fancy Feline timepiece from Artisan Collection. Sparkling faux gem eyes complement a heart pendant dangling from the collar of a cat die cast in shiny two-tone metal.
Furby Boom – $69.99
Welcome to the new generation of Furby critters. Furby Boom develops its personality and language the more you play and interact, so dust off your Furbish dictionary and play, tickle, party with and feed your new friend to shape its persona. Download a free app for a Furby Boom adventure and hatch and raise little Furblings to grow your Furby Family even further.
BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer – $149.98
The BACtrack Mobile smartphone breathalyzer makes it easier to measure the alcohol you consume, so you can gain a better understanding of how it all affects you. It has fuel-cell sensor that provides professional-grade accuracy and an internal air pump to give you precise, consistent results every time. It also features programs that track and give you insight about what you drank and where.
For The Kiddies
Hasbro Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo – $59.99
Hugs are abundant with the Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo from Hasbro. Hug this loveable Sesame Street character and he’ll move his arms to hug you back. Elmo will even pretend with you, sing you a song, dance with you and soothe you to sleep.
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Power – $109.99
Make learning interactive and fun with the Leapfrog LeapPad2 tablet for kids. With over 800 educator-approved games, eBooks, videos and music and 9 apps including Photo Lab and Learning Songs, little ones get access to a big stream of opportunities to explore, engage and educate.
Vtech InnoTab 3S Learning App Tablet – $109.99
Your child can learn, create, and connect with the InnoTab 3S WiFi Learning App Tablet. It enables kids to enjoy a whole new world of educational, interactive gameplay that helps develop important academic skills, including reading, math, social studies, science and more. You can also connect to other InnoTab 3S tablets and smartphones to share creations and messages.
Hasbro Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex with Autobot Scamper Figure – $129.99
Take on the Decepticons with Metroplex, member of the mighty Autobots. This action figure is prepared for battle with his glowing eyes and chomping jaw, a firing missile when in robot mode, and firepower when converted into vehicle mode. For battles of epic proportions, he can also be transformed into fortified city mode. Standing 2-feet-tall, this 3-in-1 convertible action figure is the biggest Autobot yet!
KidKraft Modern Espresso Kitchen – $170.98
Modern tots will get a kick out of having their very own kitchen that works just like mom and dad’s, and looks as sleek too. Kids will love writing their menu specials on the embedded freezer chalkboard of the KidKraft Modern Espresso kitchen that has contemporary stainless steel appliances with knobs and doors that work just like real ones, and a rounded countertop that’s super hip.
Star Wars R2-D2 RC Toy – $229.99
Have some fun with everyone’s favourite Star wars droid, R2-D2! This remote control toy features a secret cargo compartment, sonar navigational technology, a removable sensor scope, a working light beam, sound-processing microphones, infrared location sensors, and an adaptable droid mood-status indicator. The unique swing-down utility arm also acts as a fun beverage holder.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter – $329.99
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter is the perfect high-end toy for every enthusiast. Not only does it let you take flight like a pro with its solid construction and advanced features, but you can also control it with your smartphone or tablet and get as close to flying as possible as you view the earth from high above.
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