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11 Best High Tech Gifts For Christmas

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

December 6th, 2017   |   Updated on November 9th, 2020

Christmas is a time for celebrating with your loved one. It is often hard to decide on the perfect gift to get them.

If you want to give them something they are sure to love there are some great surprises ahead. There are some great hi-tech gifts for the gadget lover in your life.

Something like a simple lego set will be a good gift as long as it is something that they love. There are some hi-tech gadgets for every budget. There is everything from smartwatches to some hi-tech headphones.

You want to take your time and select tech gifts wisely. You want to think about what your loved one wants so you can find the right gift.

We have some top picks for Christmas that will allow you to shop and get what you want. There are some gifts for all budgets. These gifts including droids that can be controlled by an app to Bluetooth speakers and everything in between.

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1. BB-9E App-Enabled Droid with Droid Trainer by Sphero

This droid is part of the First Order. It can be controlled using a smart device and it will go along with the reality-based Droid Trainer. This droid can interact with the Star Wars app which is made by Sphere. It will also allow you to see parts of the Star Wars films. This is not an average droid. It will go beyond your expectations.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : I’m a nine year old. I think it’s SO cool that it lights up and rolls easy. The app is SO much better and easier than our original app for bb-8. It can go REALLY fast and it can roll on carpet. The other BB-8 did not light up and this one does! It’s pretty cool. The sound comes from the iPad or phone. On the new app it has this adventure on it where you can see around the ship and find holograms and see how they look. I think that was pretty cool and a lot of fun! ~ Christopher Bradley 


2. Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard

This boosted board was designed to help improve the way you get around especially if you live in a big city. You will be able to go around traffic, get to your location quicker than taking public transit, and you will not have to wait for a taxi. This board will make getting to your destination simple. You can get out and see the city.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : It’s a dream to ride. Yes, it’s expensive. But in my defense, I travel quite a bit for work and to save money my employer sometimes puts me in hotels a few miles away from the convention centers. Ubers and Lyfts add up. The turning radius is far tighter than I expected and I love that the deck is made of bamboo so it’s strong yet flexes. 22mph top speed and able to climb 25% grade hills. If you’re whining about the 6-7 mile range, blame TSA. It’s 99 Watt battery falls just under the 100 watt limit that you can bring onto an airplane. Although they do make an optional 12-14 mile range battery. ~ Nicholas Y Yu 


3. FrontRow FR Wearable Lifestyle Camera, Black

Front Row is a revolutionary wearable camera that allows you to both live in the moment and capture it like no other device. The stylish camera can be worn effortlessly in everyday situations to capture and share experiences in bold new ways -from vacations to music festivals or a day in your favorite city. Front Row offers a unique first-person perspective and integrates seamlessly with a smartphone for instant content sharing. 

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : I didn’t think I needed this. I thought my phone camera was all I needed to capture photos and video to fill out my blogs and insta. A friend pushed me to try it and I’m glad they did! FrontRow gives me a whole new world of content that my phone, or any other camera, cant. My first drone let me get shots I never could have before, and this device is no different. The front row mode is fantastic. I left it on all day while at a conference, and at the end of the day I had an awesome time lapse video my readers loved. I also used a few of the pics on their own because they were candid shots I’d never think to take manually. Very good app as well. By Cole


4. OjO Commuter Scooter for Adults – Eco-friendly

OjO Commuter Scooter for Adults

The patented design maximizes comfort, security and agility. The fully welded lightweight aluminum frame and durable integrated ABS automotive grade plastic fairings create a combination of strength and beauty. The result is a strong and luxurious mode of electric transportation for the bike lane.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer: Nice machine !!! Came boxed like a diamond and all put together. I took it to Florida for two weeks and it was easy to park in a resort area and let me get around. Watch out for pot holes because they will jar your teeth but the scoot will be OK. The only problem I had is that the horn stopped working after only one day but I will look into it this week. It was easy to transport on the back of my SUV with a cargo carrier. Five ratchet straps and a large chain to keep people from removing it from the carrier and it was as safe as if it was in my garage. By Gregory A Locke 

 

5. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts

Joule is the smallest, most powerful sous vide tool available. It heats water faster than any other immersion circulator or precision cooker and holds the temperature with absolute accuracy to ensure perfect results every time. Controlled exclusively by a groundbreaking app that empowers sous vide veterans and novices alike, Joule gives you the freedom to cook from anywhere.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : Incredible little device. I own other models such as Sansaire and Anova One, and in love with this device. Even though you control with an app, it’s incredibly powerful for its size and nothing is better than putting it in the drawer after use. Easy to stow for travel and it looks great. What more do you need? By W. E. Beck 


6. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Dash is an explorer who loves to go on adventures, play music, and solve challenges. Use free Wonder Workshop applications on supported devices to program Dash to do anything you imagine! Wonder Workshop Dash RobotDiscover a new world of play and learningKids define how they want to play. Whether you’re into hosting make-believe tea parties, having jousts at magical kingdoms, or adventuring with friends, Dash will be there every step of the way. Children ages 6 and up learn the foundations of problem-solving and computer programming as they have fun with Dash. Meet DashDash is an explorer who zips around the room, getting into mischief along the way. Using sensors, Dash can detect objects in front and behind, hear where you are, and run programs from a button press. This robot has quite the personality and becomes more capable as you program and play. Building Brick ConnectorsEvery Dash robot comes with two free building brick connectors.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : Absolutely outstanding product. As both a creative lead and tech developer, my personal standards for these types of devices is quite high and this little thing has not only met every expectation and promise, but exceeded them. In a world flooded with mediocre (or outright horrible) iterations of educational scientific / tech / Stem toys, it is incredibly satisfying to land on a product so well designed and constructed in every aspect of its envelope. MAJOR props to the teams behind the Dash. I cannot recommend it enough, both my 5 year old and myself find the device challenging and fun to use; a very difficult thing to accomplish. By Dr.M 


7. Robo R2 Smart Assembled 3D Printer with WiFi

Robo R2 Smart Assembled 3D Printer with WiFi

The Robo R2 is the next generation of fully-featured 3D printers from Robo. Featuring a large 8 inch x 8 inch x 10 inch build volume, it has one of the fastest print speeds in the 3D consumer space with 250 mm per second and one of the largest build volumes in its category. With a built-in 5-inch color touchscreen as well as WiFi and mobile connectivity it is fully compatible with Robo’s new print app, so you can 3D print right from any iOS device (Android coming soon). The Robo R2 printer brings a high-quality, easy-to-use solution to consumers and prosumers alike. 

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : The Robo R2 was my first 3D printer and I purchased it (full price) after months of comparison and deliberation. Who wants to throw away $1500 on something that is going to break in 3 months or something you have to beg the manufacture to support their product? All that being said, I love this thing! It really is about the little things, like wifi, simple setup, and most importantly standing behind your product. From unboxing I was able to print within an hour. There were some growing pains as I figured out what to print and what supports were needed but since then I’ve printed dozens of things (examples in the attached pictures) with no problems. By Robert S 


8. uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer

We love beer. But many of our favorite microbrews aren’t sold in bottles. The uKeg is the world’s most innovative draft beer growler. It keeps beer fresh, cold and carbonated, and goes wherever you go. Toast to flavor and friends. With a uKeg, your favorite beer will stay brewery fresh to the last pint, whether poured from your refrigerator or from your tailgate.

Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : I have an early copper plated uKeg 64. I have kept my preferred amber ales fresh for almost a month several times. It works perfectly for all my craft beer needs. I could not ask for a finer product, creative, well crafted, and highly functional. By Terry Huff 


9. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Use the kit to create a unique Droid & enter the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit. You could win one of 6 prizes like kits, gift cards, or a trip to Lucasfilm.

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : Watch the video here or on the Little Bits site and that will give you a good idea of what it looks like and what’s possible. The droid body components start out as simple clear plastic. The set includes sticker sheets in blue, red, and white (the white one actually looks like you ought to be able to run it through a printer and make your own custom skin, but I haven’t seen anything about there being a printing template available so I guess it’s just “white” for now). They’re permanent stickers, so choose wisely, or just leave him clear. By Gavin Scott 


10. Primo Toys Cubetto Playset Coding Toy

Cubetto is the Montessori-approved coding toy for children aged 3+, powered by a tangible programming language made of colourful blocks. Children guide Cubetto through a series of maps and stories, and learn the basics of computer programming and STEM skills without the use of a screen. 

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer : Originally supported this product on Crowd Funding and knew it was a winner from the get go! It did not disappoint and my GrandChildren have been playing with it and enjoying the Coding. With the Crowd Fund there were a couple of extra Code Chips, this was a bonus and hope that those will be offered at some point to all and maybe even more added! The build quality of this product is very good, it will not fall apart with a bit of Children’s Handling! I understand that they (Primo) are offering additional play set books and maps so there is more fun to come. By Paul A Jackson 


11. Wearhaus Arc Bluetooth Headphones

The Wearhaus Arc is a carefully crafted blend of form and function. Engineered with dual-diaphragm neodymium drivers and memory foam cushions, the Arc delivers an incredible listening experience while also doing things no other headphone is capable of. 

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Product Review By Verified Amazon Customer: All in all I would say that even though this is a company new to the audio business that they came out with a decent pair of cans. At home I use a DAC/amp combo but these are great on the go especially if you have something like an iPhone 7. The sound is crisp enough to my liking, and if you don’t like the built in DAC you can always play through the AUX cable and still share. I actually bought two of these and me and my girlfriend can dance to empire of the sun or watch movies without bothering our apartment neighbors now. By Chunweezy 

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