These electronics are sure to dazzle your favorite tech fans.
The special people in your life deserve to be dazzled with a special gift. These splurge-worthy tech gifts fit the bill when the occasion says, go big or go home.
Motiv Ring ($199 at mymotiv.com). Motiv packs all the fitness, sleep and heart-rate tracking of a FitBit into a compact, sleek ring of waterproof, lightweight titanium that’s so stylish it could pass for a wedding ring. Three-day battery life and iOS and Android compatibility make it a practical, pretty gift to keep your recipient on track into the new year.
JBL Boombox ($450 at jbl.com). The boombox gets an update in this jumbo-but-lightweight Bluetooth speaker that looks like a sleeker, modern version of the original. It produces up-to-the-minute sound with hard-hitting bass, and provides 24 hours of a playtime on a single charge. And it’s waterproof to withstand pool parties and Seattle weather. Tailgating will never look — or sound — the same.
Thinkware F770 Dash Cam ($250 at amazon.com). Protect yourself and your vehicle with this Wi-Fi-enabled dash cam that records incidents in front of your car in high definition and sends them straight to your iOS or Android device. It includes super night vision, time-lapse recording and a built-in GPS that embeds speed, time and location to keep a record of your — or your kids’ — driving habits in case of incident or emergency. Bonus: It secures to your dash with adhesive, which stays on better than suction in cold weather.
Sony PSHX500 Hi Res USB Turntable ($498 at amazon.com). With so much advanced tech in our lives, it’s nice to go back to the warm, human sound of music on vinyl. This turntable is sleek and lightweight, with an integrated shell that creates more stable sound. And if you want to embrace technology after all, it also lets you convert tracks to hi-res audio via a USB connection to your computer.
Google Wear OS (prices vary at wearos.google.com). The smartwatch for the non-Mac user keeps you on time and on schedule with a new update (version 3) that offers a more proactive Google Assistant. You can get directions, call an Uber, check your calendar, pay a bill, text, email and see who’s calling without looking at your phone. A large range of strap styles, at almost any price, is available, including sporty plastic and nylon straps, sleek leather straps and classic metal bands.