Must-Have Electronics
For The Holidays
by. P.P.
AEE Technology's AP10 Personal Drone
Drones are hot as ever! This is the first generation of quad-rotor RC helicopter from AEE, featuring 16 megapixel wireless HD FPV cameras. With a 3S 5300mAh battery and improved prop design, flying time lasts to up to 25 minutes. The GPS allows the drone to automatically fly back to a pre-determined point if contact with the transmitter is ever lost or if the drone is low on battery. The AP10 also features 500m remote distance, as well as built in Wi-Fi capabilities and compatibility with the AEE iPhone and Android app. Remote control features an optional smartphone mount.
The AP10 retails for $699.95 and can be purchased at a retail location or online from Fry's at http://www.frys.com/product/8557679
Oculus Rift & Touch, Gear VR
Step into a virtual world with the Oculus Rift. The Rift is available in 2016, so you can gift an IOU Oculus card this holiday season! Great for gamers, the Rift is compatible with certain PCs and the Touch allows the player to maneuver their way in virtual reality. For Samsung GALAXY owners, the Gear VR is the best option. Simply take your GALAXY smartphone, slide it in the Gear VR, and you can live in another world.
For the Samsung Gear VR
$99.00 at Best Buy and on Amazon, https://www.oculus.com
ROAM Hoverboard Electric Scooter
Last year it was the Prius, this year it’s the ROAM Hoverboard Electric Scooter that you see everywhere. The 2-wheel motorized scooter has Digital Gyroscopic Sensors make controlling movement a breeze while its zero degree turning radius lets you navigate tight spaces with ease. Features: Two front-facing LED lights, 9 miles per charge, speed reaches 6 mph. Includes a built-in Samsung rechargeable lithium battery.
Price: $499.99, available at www.bedbathandbeyond and other major retailers.
Garmin’s Vívoactive™
A lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with built-in sports and activity tracking apps and GPS-enabled running, cycling, golfing, swimming and activity tracking apps. Vívoactive features a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen and can be accessorized with interchangeable bands to complement any outfit or occasion.
$249.99 and $299.99 (heart rate monitor bundle) http://www.garmin.com
Wikipad’s Gamevice
Wikipad changes the viewing game for gamers with the Gamevice, an Extended layout iPad game controller. It makes your iPad a game controller! (Also available for iPad mini and iPhone.) It connects to your Apple device via Lightning. Features four face buttons, a d-pad, left and right shoulder buttons, left and right triggers, two analog sticks, and a pause button.
$99.95 at Apple/Apple Online. http://www.gamevice.com/
Samson’s RTE 2 Wireless Headphones
A great stocking stuffer, depending on how big your stockings are! Headphones are always a good gift, but wireless are even better. Enter Samson’s comfortable RTE 2 wireless headphones. Features: Bluetooth® connectivity to wirelessly stream audio, built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery, 10+ hours of full-level listening, 200 hours on standby, onboard microphone for hands-free phone calls, flat-fold, on-ear design with high-protein leather cushioning, detachable USB charging and audio cables.
$99.99, http://samsonheadphones.com
Innovative Technology™ The Aviator Wooden Music Center
On a more old-fashioned note, this Aviator music center is an amazing gift for those who have kept their vinyl records and cassette tapes. It records them to space-saving CDs. This three-speed turntable also allows you to play all of your music from vinyl records to CDs to MP3 players.
$199.99 at http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com