It’s Here. Futurism’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The best tech you can get this holiday season.
We’re always testing out and researching great tech products, so we’d like to help our readers find the best gifts out there this holiday season. We got together and compiled a list of our favorite things this year, and hopefully it will help you make the most futuristic shopper in your family. Here is Futurism’s holiday gift guide for 2017.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera
Luminette 2 – SAD Bright Light Therapy Glasses
A lot of people have been doing light therapy during the winter to keep their mood up while the Sun is hiding. There was even an episode of Broad City about it. Well, Ilana could have used the Luminette 2 light therapy glasses, because they let you get some much-needed light while you’re on the go instead of dashing into a room for light therapy every time your mood goes down. These are for the person who has issues with seasonal depression who doesn’t have a lot of time. (Amazon)
Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
There are so many different headphone options out there that it’s hard to know which ones to get, so we’ll save you some time. The Bose QuietComfort’s are top of the line, and they’re pretty nice looking too. The noise canceling is excellent, and these headphones have a mic so you can answer the phone without having to rush to take your headphones off. They work with pretty much every phone out there. (Amazon)
The Amazon Echo isn’t new, but it’s gotten a lot more popular this year, and we’re enjoying using it. It has a new speaker and a nice fabric design that comes in different colors. Alexa can tell you the news, play music, set a timer and more. It’s also easy to take with you if you want to have your little personal assistant with you while you’re traveling. We use this product every day, so it’s definitely worth the money, and it’s only $100. (Amazon)
Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset
They may look a little odd at first, but Apple’s Airpods are a great bluetooth headset for iPhone users. Unlike a lot of Bluetooth headsets, they’re small, so you don’t have to have these clunky objects hanging off your ears. Audio starts playing the second you put them in, the sound quality is good and you can use Siri to trigger any commands you want. They’re around $200, so they’re not the cheapest option out there, but we’d say they’re worth the money. (Amazon)
Jackery Bar Portable Travel Charger
If you’re camping or traveling or just not going to be near an outlet for a while, it’s very useful to have a portable charger, and this one is super affordable (only $19) and reliable. It holds about three charges, which is more than we can say about other chargers we’ve tried, and it has a bright little flashlight for if you need to look around in the dark. It’s also pretty cool looking. It’s less than four inches long, so it’ll definitely fit in your pocket. (Amazon)
Yuneec Breeze Drone
It seems like everyone has a drone these days, and that’s probably because they’re really fun to use. The Yuneec Breeze drone is small, quick and captures great images. It’s also cheaper than a lot of high quality drones, at just over $300. The video and pictures are 4K, and the controls are pretty intuitive. If you or someone you care about wants to have fun and produce some terrific images, we’d go ahead and get this little guy. (Amazon)
If you’ve never been to Europe, you may never have used a bidet, but they’re good for staying clean. The Tushy is a nice and attractive option, and it only costs $74. The bamboo knob is classy, and the whole thing isn’t very large, so it’s not intrusive. Join the Europeans and stay super clean. (Tushy)
Pico Model C Homebrewer
Muse Brain Sensor For Meditation
Muse is a brain sensor that translates your brain patterns into natural sounds, like running water or wind, so you can meditate better. If the water is rushing, your mind is going too fast. If the water is barely moving, it’s calm. After you’re done meditating, an app on your phone will tell you how you did and what was going on with your brain while you meditated. It’s really cool. (Muse)
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
The Oculus Rift is fun and very popular, and it’s only made more fun when you add in the Touch controllers. With Touch, you can use your hands to do things within the virtual reality world. Virtual reality is growing quickly, and this is the best set out there for joining in. You have to have a PC to use it, so you might want to consider buying the bundle if you don’t have one to save money. (Amazon)
Biostrap Total Health
Here’s one for the health nuts. The Biostrap Total Health is a device that you strap on that monitors your heart rate, your steps, your sleep, your workouts and more. If you want one device that can completely track your health and habits, this would be the one to get. It’s $250, so it’s not necessarily cheap, but it’s one of the best health monitors you can find. (Biostrap)
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