Look like you saved the best for last with part one of Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly’s holiday countdown gift ideas…
This holiday, the Xbox One family of devices
offers something for everyone.
Xbox One X
The new Xbox One X, which retails for $499, is the world’s most powerful console and the most comprehensive 4K entertainment device you can own this holiday. Xbox One X is the only product in the world that packs all of the following features in one amazing device: 4K gaming for the world’s greatest games, a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming from partners like Netflix, Hulu and Vudu, High Dynamic Range support for gaming and video and premium and immersive audio with Dolby Atmos support. It’s the perfect gift for anyone that likes video games and has a 4K TV.
Xbox One S
Featuring a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming from partners like Netflix, Hulu and Vudu and premium and immersive audio with Dolby Atmos support, Xbox One S is the best value in games and entertainment. There are a variety of Xbox One S bundles available this holiday, starting at $279, featuring added bonuses such as up to four free games and a subscription to Xbox Live or Xbox Game Pass. Be sure to keep an eye out for Xbox One deals at your local Microsoft Store, Microsoft.com and additional retail partners throughout December.
‘Tis the season for giving great gifts! Edible Arrangements®’ cheerful, festive treats will appeal to everyone on your holiday shopping list. Handcrafted, fresh (not to mention delicious) arrangements and chocolate Dipped Fruit™ boxes are perfect for family, friends and business contacts and even make great hostess gifts! Every product from Edible Arrangements® is made to order, with hand-delivery or pickup available same-day. And if you order now, you can use code JOY at checkout to save $10 off any order $50+! Happy holidays!
Samsung Gear 360 is an affordable, high quality 360-degree camera that offers 4K resolution and live streaming capabilities. The refined and accessible design enables everyone to capture life as it happens. When Gear 360 is paired with a compatible smartphone, the device lets users share their moments, live in full 360-degrees to platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Samsung VR.
Meet the MERGE Cube, the world’s first holographic object you can hold in the palm of your hand. The award-winning holographic cube gives you the power to control holograms! You can play, learn, and explore in magical new ways. Just download apps using your tablet or smartphone, view the cube through your device’s camera, and watch the MERGE Cube come to life as it transforms into anything you can imagine. Super power your experience by selecting the optional Virtual Reality mode and sliding your smartphone into virtual reality goggles to completely immerse yourself in holographic worlds. It’s virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality in one – it’s MERGE Reality!
MERGE Cube is available for less than $15 at major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Amazon.
Jibo is the best tech gift for anyone on your list, from the gadget-loving early adopters to new parents, or even busy professionals looking for a companion at home. He’s your weatherman, kitchen timer, news anchor, and your child’s homework helper. He’ll even update you on a loved one’s flight status during the busy holiday travel season.
Canary is a hero for your home. The all-in-one security solution with HD camera, siren, air monitor and one-touch access to first responders. It’s built to learn and sends intelligent alerts with HD video and audio directly to your phone.
It’s security in seconds. There’s no installation. Set Canary on a shelf or table, connect to the internet, and you’re done.
Powerful HD camera with night vision. Canary records remarkably crisp, 1080p HD video and audio with automatic night vision and a wide-angle lens. The viewing radius ensures your living room, nursery, kitchen or basement is entirely visible with vivid clarity.
Stop a burglar with the tap of your finger. Use the Canary app to sound the built-in 90 decibel siren or connect directly to your local emergency services for immediate response.
Monitor your environment. It also has temperature, humidity, and air monitoring to keep track of the things you can’t see.