The latest TVs, natural wood ear buds, stellar speakers made in the Pacific Northwest, and other tech treats for holiday giving (and receiving).
“L” is for local; “E” is for eco-friendly.
They will have a true home-theater experience with this OLED set, now available in 65- and 55-inch flat versions (curved versions are also available). OLED provides the best picture quality on the market, with perfect blacks and bright whites and a super-thin profile. $3,000–$5,000 at Best Buy
Give a big boost of sound quality in a small package with this new compact TV sound bar. A simple plug-and-play setup adds cinematic-style sound to movie night, and it auto-switches to boost the volume on your phone or tablet if you load up a YouTube clip. $200 at jbl.com
Cameras went digital, then into our pockets, and now they go 360 degrees. In a single shot, the camera captures a 360-degree view of a space. Also records full HD video. $350 at us.ricoh-imaging.com
Any speakers become streaming players with this compact device. It plugs into the AUX port and allows you to use a phone, tablet or laptop to stream music without pairing. $35 at google.com
Is your workaholic ready to break from lugging heavy laptops? The new iPad Pro makes it easy, with a 12.9-inch screen, blazing speeds and the ability to run multiple apps at once. It weighs a pound and a half and has an optional Smart Keyboard ($169) that provides the full QWERTY experience. Starting at $799 at the Apple Store
These elegant earbuds are comfortable and sound great, with clear highs and deep bass tones. The streamlined design features FSC-certified walnut, meaning the wood is harvested responsibly from well-managed forests. $99 at grainaudio.com E
Has the cable-cutter in your life been mourning the loss of live HD sports? This lightweight antenna brings them back, grabbing free channels within a 25- to 50-mile range. It’s even paintable to blend into walls. Starting at $20 at amazon.com
Gadget lovers will swoon over this smart thermostat that knows when to adjust temperatures based on your home’s energy profile. Remote sensors allow it to monitor various rooms of the house (rather than one drafty hallway), and you can monitor and control your heating and cooling from anywhere with iOS and Android devices. $249 at the Apple Store, ecobee.com, amazon.com, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowes
The most advanced Roku yet gives you the ability to save movies and shows and get alerts when they are available to buy, rent or watch for free. There’s voice search, searching across channels and — perhaps best of all — a lost-remote finder. $130 at Best Buy
If your music lover has been dreaming of a portable speaker they can take camping, kayaking or just into the backyard, check out this Bluetooth option that is dirt-, shock- and waterproof. A twistable loop or suction cup keeps it in place anywhere, and two can be paired for stereo sound. $60 at polkboom.com
Portland designer Joey Roth is known for beautiful-looking and -sounding speakers, and his latest creation is no exception. Completely manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, the enclosure is made from steel, aluminum and birch and the speaker produces natural, omnidirectional sound. $450 at joeyroth.com L
Your Surface lover will be in heaven with this lightweight laptop that has a removable touchscreen display. A Surface Pen is included. Starting at $1,499 at the Microsoft Store L
For the Instagrammer in your life, these lenses from Seattle company Moment will take their shots to the next level. The lenses — wide, tele and macro — create photos free of distortion and blurred edges and come with mounting plates, a cloth carrying sleeve and other accessories. $100 each at momentlens.co L
If your “CrackBerry” addict is still mourning the loss of their original device, they will be thrilled with this new offering. It has the features Blackberry is known for — high security and a full QWERTY keyboard — now paired with an Android operating system. Compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T. $699 at shop.blackberry.com; pre-orders begin shipping Monday