Christmas is around the corner. Are you yet to purchase a good gift for that gadget enthusiast in your family? Here are five ideas for last minute Christmas gifts. If you are placing the order online, make sure that the online store promises guaranteed delivery before Dec.25. If you live in a place where same-day or two-day delivery is not available, just head over to your nearest brick-and-mortar store.
1- Google Chromecast
Priced at just $35, Chromecast could be one of the cheapest and easiest to use Christmas gifts. The person you are shopping for can use this little dongle to wirelessly stream content from Netflix, Pandora, HBO Now, etc. Simply connect it to the HDMI port of your TV, link it up with a WiFi connection, open a supported app on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Chromebook, or MacBook, and hit the Cast button.
2- GoPro Hero+
Hero+ offers the best value for an action camera with built-in WiFi. Priced at $199, it captures videos at 60 frames per second. This rugged action camera is for adventure enthusiasts, and is waterproof right out of the box. Adventure junkies can capture HD videos and 8MP images, controlling the shots through a smartphone app for Android and iOS.
3- Amazon Echo
Echo is much more than just a Bluetooth speaker. The gadget can buy goods for you through Amazon, get weather and traffic reports. It relies on Alexa software that can understand your voice commands even when you are 15 feet away from Echo. Amazon has programmed it such that you can turn on a light with your voice, add to-do lists, ask to check the calendar, check the news, play music, set alarms and more.
4- Fitbit Flex
This makes for a perfect Christmas gift for gadget lovers who are also fitness freaks. Priced at $99, Fitbit Flex is an affordable way for your loved one to track their fitness activities throughout the day and monitor their sleep at night. The tracker offers a battery life of up to five days.
5- Apple Watch Sport
You’ll rarely find a tech freak who doesn’t love Apple products. Apple Watch may be your gift of choice if the person you are buying for is an Apple fan. It costs between $349 and $399, and comes in a variety of band and size options. You can get $100 off the standard price if you buy it from Best Buy.
These make for some of the best Christmas gifts for tech geeks, and most of these items are affordable.