Gadgets and technology Christmas gifts for the whole family.

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Sphero Special Edition BB-8 Droid with Force Band

Everyone’s favorite new droid gets a battle-hardened look and a new wrist band that can move the droid without using the app on a phone or tablet. An emergent personality and interactive experiences make it great fun for the whole family. $200 at Best Buy


For the person who wants a fitness tracker, but can’t abide by a hunk of plastic around their wrist, there’s this little disc that attaches to the back of any watch. It tracks steps, syncs to your phone to send notifications and more. $100 at

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 

It’s faster, more powerful, thinner and lighter, but the real draw of Apple’s first MacBook Pro update in years is the new Touch Bar, which changes automatically to provide tools based on which app you’re using. $1,799–$2,799 at Apple stores

Conway Electric Exto Dual-USB, Dual-Outlet Extension Cord

For those who always need a charge, provide the best-looking outlet around. Hand-built in Washington, it has two fast-charging USB ports and two three-prong outlets for getting all your gadgets up and running. The heavy-duty housing comes in fun colors with a coordinating 12-foot cord. $149

Amazon Kindle E-reader

Update their reading experience with the all new Kindle. It’s thinner and lighter than ever, with a glare-free screen that reads like paper. $80–$100 at

Air Hogs Star Trek Enterprise Remote Control Vehicle

This remote-controlled drone lets your budding Captain Kirk pilot the USS Enterprise. It features authentic styling, 10 lights and sounds, a faster “warp speed” and a display stand. $130 at at The Boeing Store (Seattle, Renton and Everett) and

Luckies of London Smartphone Projector

Start the family fun with this low-tech projector that creates big images. It provides 10x magnification, and the acoustics of the box also amplify sound. It’s easy to assemble and packs flat for portability. $34 at Fireworks Gallery

Google Home 

Google’s new voice-activated speaker answers questions, provides updates on weather and traffic, plays music and more — all in an attractive package that blends into most décor. $129 at Target and

Jaybird X3 Wireless Buds

These new wireless, sweat-proof Bluetooth earbuds are small enough to wear with a ski helmet and hold a charge up to 8 hours. $130 at jaybird

Sioeye Iris4G Blink Edition

All the world’s their stage with this locally designed camera that makes live-streaming easy. $199 pre-sale at

Omega Photo Personalized Gifts

You have hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful digital photos — share those special moments with friends and family with a personalized gift of a calendar, memory book or fine-art print. The independent photo store can also provide personalized holiday greeting cards and photo prints. Starting at $20 at Omega Photo (Bellevue)

 TCL UP130 series Roku TV

Cutting the cord doesn’t get much easier than using this TV that’s loaded with Roku’s apps and technology, plus 4K ultra-high definition and a feature-heavy remote you can point anywhere. $400–$600 at


Note to readers: Store lists are not exhaustive. Please call for availability. Prices quoted are list prices. Savvy shoppers may find better deals.