Zoom in on the Hottest Tech Gadgets of the Holiday Season

Oct 20, 2020

If you think it’s too early to start thinking about the holidays, think again. This year, the deals will go fast – so why not stay ahead of the game? And by the time the holidays roll around, it can be difficult to figure out what to buy for the tech-obsessed loved ones on your shopping lists. Fortunately, Tech expert, Andrea Smith, is here to give you an inside look at what’s hot this holiday season.

Kaspersky

There are some awesome tech gadgets out there, from entertainment devices to smart speakers and smart home tech, but remember, most of us will be shopping online this year.  So before you event get started, give yourself the gift of safe shopping with Kaspersky Total Security.

It secures your online banking and browsing so cybercrooks can’t steal your credit card info and personal data, so you can shop safely and securely. It also protects against malware, ransomware and phishing scams and works on PC’s, Macs and Android devices.

It’s got a password manager to keep track of all your different login, as well as parental controls to block inappropriate content and limit screen time on your kids’ devices.

Cost is $49.99/year and protects up to 5 devices.

Tivo

 

Since we’re all doing a lot of streaming these days, the TiVo Stream 4K is the perfect gift. It pulls together all your entertainment options into one place so you don’t have to switch between apps. It’s a small device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and then you can use the voice-activated remote to search for that show you were watching. You don’t need to remember if it was on Netflix or Prime or Hulu, it just comes up. Once you’ve signed into your subscriptions, it will recommend new shows for you to discover.

And the TiVo+ video network, powered by Android TV, has thousands of hours of free entertainment, including live sports from Sling which is integrated for easier search and discovery.  The TiVo Stream 4K offers stunning picture and sound quality with 4K UHD, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos, and you'll have access to over 5,000 apps on the Google Play store.

It costs $49.99 at TiVo.com, Walmart, Walmart.com and Amazon.com.  But, between now and November 5, the TiVo Stream 4K is offering even more value, when you purchase one, receive 30% off an annual subscription from horror streaming service, Shudder and $5 off a $25 purchase of See’s Candies chocolate.

Pria by Black + Decker

Pria by BLACK+DECKER is a great gift idea for anyone taking care of a loved one who doesn’t live with them. It's an automated medication dispenser and management device that can be there when you can’t, especially now with social distancing in place.

It’s a voice-enabled tabletop robot that holds up to 28 doses of medication and it reminds your loved one when it’s time to take them.  Pria uses facial recognition or a preset PIN number to dispense the pills, and if the medication is missed, you get notified through the app. Pria has a built-in camera for two-way video calls which can be started with a simple 'Ok Pria' voice command.

Pria is available at Amazon or okpria.com.