Look no further. Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly is back with her Holiday Countdown Part 2 with the ultimate gifts for everyone on your list…
With its built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Echo Plus will automatically discover and set up compatible lights, locks, plugs, switches, and more without the need for additional hubs or apps. This simple set-up works with a variety of ZigBee products from leading brands such as Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more. To help get your smart home started, Amazon customers will receive a Philips Hue smart lightbulb with the purchase of an Echo Plus while supplies last.
Echo Plus has enhanced 360-degree omni-directional audio, with Dolby processing, to provide deeper bass and crisper high notes for better audio clarity. You can play music from Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search for music by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Like the new Echo, Echo Plus features second generation far-field technology for even better performance.
Voice Shopping with Alexa
The most convenient way to do all your holiday shopping is with Alexa. Customers can voice shop for tens of millions of Prime-eligible items, including many of the products available in the 2017 Amazon Holiday Gift Guides.
Available on all Alexa enabled devices, it’s as simple as saying, “Alexa, order play doh or batteries” and Alexa will find a top-rated product that ships with Prime. Just say, “yes” to buy it.
Changed your mind? No problem, any physical product purchased with your voice is eligible for free returns. For more information go to www.amazon.com/voiceshopping.
Ultimate Ears BLAST ($229.99) and Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST ($299.99) with Amazon Alexa built-in are portable, wireless, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers with immersive 360-degree sound and hands-free voice control.
You can now take your music and Alexa anywhere. MEGABLAST is the most powerful and best sounding speaker from Ultimate Ears. Both speakers are waterproof, rugged, available in 4 sleek colors and have battery lives of up to 12 and 16 hours respectively.
Never worry about running low on battery again with Ultimate Ears POWER UP, a sleek, convenient charging dock that makes charging easier and more seamless than ever for BLAST and MEGABLAST.
The Piper Computer Kit is a STEM product, for kids 8 – 14 to learn how to build and program electronics at home or at school. Kids begin the Piper experience by building the Piper Computer Kit, a fully functioning computer, following a real engineering blueprint. Once built, kids play Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft games that teaches them electronics in the game and then instructs them to build an electronic smart device that powers up the game.
Destiny 2 from Activision is THE blockbuster sequel in video games this year, and one of the best-selling console games of 2017 to date. The first-person action game offers a fresh start for both new and returning players, including a cinematic story that features big stakes and bold characters, new worlds to explore, and cooperative and competitive modes.
Humanity has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Dominus Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, Guardians must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
Destiny 2 ($59.99) is rated Teen and available at retailers nationwide, including GameStop, for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC systems; PC also available digitally via Battle.net®.
The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill (FREE) for Alexa devices is also now available through the Alexa app, bringing the in-game Ghost companion to life in your living room and creating brand-new ways to interact with the game. Additionally, the Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost ($89.99), a WiFi enabled Ghost speaker which is compatible with the skill and Alexa devices, further brings the look and sound of the Ghost from inside the game into the real world.
Habit is a personalized nutrition company that helps you take the guesswork out of healthy eating. Give yourself the gift of health and wellness in 2018 by completing the at-home test. Habit provides you with a personalized blueprint of the foods AND serving size your body needs – allowing you to eat with confidence and feel your best. Habit is unique in that it analyzes your DNA, bloodmarkers and metabolic response to a challenge beverage to help you make the best food choices and not just follow the latest diet fad.
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