Oprah’s Favorite Tech Gifts for 2018

Top Tech Gift Items

Thursday, November 15, 2018/Categories: Residential, Tech Gadgets & Tips

 

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the tech lover in your life?

If you don’t feel like scouring through pages of reviews to find the hottest gadget, why not take some advice from the pros?

To make your holiday shopping a whole lot easier, we’ve compiled a list of Oprah’s favorite tech items for 2018. There’s no need to worry your gift will be worthy; the queen of daytime television has done the hard work for you.

Check out the list below for the latest tech gifts for the 2018 holiday season.

1. Katana Arc

For those constantly on the go, the Katana Arc is a personal safety system that connects to your phone. Think of it like an OnStar system for your smartphone. There are three ways to trigger the alarm, which notifies the response center within 3-5 seconds. Available in 10 colors. $99, plus monthly response center fee.

2. Amazon Echo Spot

Amazon’s newest Alexa-based product integrates voice and video. Not only can Alexa tell you the answers you’re looking for, but you can watch videos, see your favorite song lyrics, access weather information, and more. Available in Black or White. $129.99 with free shipping.

 

3. Ricoh Theta SC

The Ricoh Theta is a 360-degree HD camera you control with your smartphone. The intuitive app works on iPhones and Android, allowing you to shoot 30fps HD images. It can also record up to five minutes of video. Available in four colors. $199.95.

 

 

 

4. Courant Catch: 3

Looking to charge your phone in style? Look no further than the Catch: 3. This sleek wireless charging station is covered in fine Italian leather and includes a tray to store your stuff while your phone sits inches away. Includes an additional USB outlet for non-wireless devices. Available in three colors. $175.

 

 

5. Lumos Kickstart Helmets

Lumos is on the cutting edge of technology with the world’s first “smart bike helmet.” It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and includes brake lights and turn signals built-in to the helmet. It also connects with Apple Watch, Heart Health, and Strava. Battery life up to six hours. Available in five colors. $179.99.

 

 

6. iPhone XR

The iPhone XR introduced an all-new liquid retina display and boasts edge-to-edge graphics. In addition to the updated display, the Advanced Face ID allows you to keep your phone secure and unlock it even faster than before. The glass back allows for wireless charging. Available in six cool finishes. From $749.

 

 

7. X5 Car Chargers

 

Even cell phone chargers are getting smarter. The X5 charger includes five USB ports that detect your device to charge it as fast as possible. Great for families or multi-device users who might need to charge more than one device at a time. Available in eight different colors. From $24.

 

 

8. Apple Watch Series 4 Gold Stainless Steel Case With Milanese Loop

 

Apple’s newest generation of the Apple Watch is sure to please. In addition to boasting water resistance up to 50 meters and two types of heart sensors, they’ve improved the gyroscope and made a louder speaker. A great gift for the Apple enthusiast in your life. From $749.

 

 

9. 2018 Q7FN QLED TV

Samsung has done it again. Not only did they design a TV that allows you to see billions of colors, but it mounts flush against the wall and can blend in with your decor. When not in use, you can actually match the TV to the wall behind you. The included OneConnect box connects all your components to a box instead of the TV. Available in three sizes. From $1899.99.

 

10. AirPods

We can’t decide what the most amazing feature of Apple AirPods are. After setup, the wireless earbuds know when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. They connect automatically, come with a case that doubles as a charger, and includes a microphone that filters out background noise. Oh, and you can even access Siri just by tapping on one of the buds. Simply amazing at $159.

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