5 techie holiday gifts from Amazon
Holiday shopping season is just around the corner, that is, if you haven’t already started, and Amazon has just what you need for when it comes to techie gifts this season. Check out some of our favorite picks from their great line of techie-friendly gifts below.
Techie friends who are still using their old Kindle Paperwhite might appreciate an upgrade to the Kindle Fire 7”. It has a dual-core 1.5 Ghz processor that provides 10 hours of battery life. While it doesn’t support 4G, it does offer up dual band Wi-Fi and comes in 8 or 16 GB models. And at the bargain price of $139, you can’t get a better e-reader friendly tablet anywhere.
The recently released Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a tablet that can give the iPad a run for its money. It features a 4th generation Intel Generation CoreTM i5 processor and it runs a version of Windows 8.1 Pro on a gorgeous 10.6” HD screen with 10-point multitouch. With 128GB of storage space and 4 GB RAM, this tablet has the space and speed you need to get any job done and that makes it a great holiday gift for the techie in your life.
If you know someone who has cut the cable cord but still wants to catch some entertaining television, there’s no better gift than the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. With the Roku 3, users can stream over 100 channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and more. Roku users can also use the free iOS and Android app has a remote for the device or to stream photos and music.
The Google Chromecast is also a great way to stream online media like videos or music to your TV via your smartphone, tablet or laptop. It supports websites like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play Movies and even select websites through the Chrome web browser.
The Xbox One will be released just in time for the holiday season, making it the perfect gift for the techie gamer in your life. With all new Kinect technology enabling users to operate controller-free to activate numerous features on the console, the Xbox One promises to be a gaming experience unlike any before it.
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