With Katie Linendoll, Technology Expert, Show Host, Emmy Award ™ Winner
If you haven’t started or finished your holiday shopping yet, you are in luck and on track to find gifts that will bring the joy to everyone on your list.
Katie Linendoll, Tech Expert and Emmy Award™ winning show host, has the ultimate list of the best tech gifts out there this holiday season.
The Acer C720 is the most powerful 11-inch Chromebook you can get, thanks to the latest Intel processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture. You can zip through your tasks and have fun too, without recharging, because the C720 has up to 8.5 hours of battery life. This exceptional Chromebook also boots up in seconds and resists viruses, so you don’t need to wait or worry. It syncs and safely backs up all your data in the cloud: docs in Google Drive, emails in Gmail, and even open browser tabs and bookmarks. Collaborate in real time or go solo with hundreds of apps that can be used while offline. The Acer C720 line starts at just $199 and even has options available with a touchscreen.
$199 entry model and $299 model with touchscreen
iRobot®, the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has re-invented their Roomba vacuum with the brand new 800 Series, which removes up to 50% more dirt and debris than it did before.
At the heart of the new cleaning system: AeroForce™ Extractors, which represent a major breakthrough for vacuuming because they eliminate traditional bristle brushes and don’t get tangled with hair. That means the robot performs even better and requires almost no maintenance!
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is a new consumer robotics platform designed to introduce a younger generation of LEGO builders age 10 and up to the excitement of building, programming and playing with robots while expanding the flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts.
What’s new with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3?
• Improved modular design makes it easy to build and program a robot in 20 minutes; from there EV3 is more hackable than ever.
• On-brick programming and smart phone interaction untethers robot play from the computer.
• New hardware like IR sensors and an IR beacon let kids give their robots more personality.
• A free downloadable app for tablets provides 3D building instructions.
MINDSTORMS EV3 comes with building instructions for 17 different models – and of course, kids can build any robot they can imagine.
PayPal takes the payment experience one step further, making last minute shopping experiences (no matter where, when or how you want to pay) more seamless and personal for consumers. With PayPal, consumers have the ability to order ahead to skip the line, check-in for special offers or pay at table to quickly pay your restaurant bill.
With the PayPal mobile app (available for iPhone and Android smartphones), PayPal allows shoppers to truly shop anytime, anywhere – at home or on the go! PayPal is not only good for saving time when shopping last minute, it’s also an easy and convenient way to send money to loved ones far away. Get ahead of your last-minute shopping with PayPal – if you don’t already have the PayPal app on your phone, you can download it now from the Apple App Store or Android Market.
From Electronic Arts and Hasbro come two new and distinct MONOPOLY-branded games for iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android devices and Kindle Fire tablets. Free to download now on the App Store and Google Play, these games combine the popular world of MONOPOLY with the casual, interactive fun of bingo in MONOPOLY Bingo, and big casino-style wins of slots in MONOPOLY Slots.
www.ea.com/monopoly (EA MONOPOLY)
The iBN26 is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless stereo system with built-in speakerphone capability. NFC (near field communication) technology instantly connects NFC-capable devices to Bluetooth. Stream wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry–most Bluetooth devices. Reson8® speaker enclosure for full, rich sound. Built-in mic, ATI SoundClear® voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. USB port to charge devices. Aux-in jack for playing almost any audio device