Miami Lookout: 5 Cool Gadgets to Gift Yourself This Christmas
The holiday season is fast approaching, and you may or may not have had started listing down the people you want to buy gifts for. But you might be forgetting someone very important — you! Don’t forget to treat yourself to something awesome this year. And to help you get started, here’s 5 cool gadgets to gift yourself this Christmas.
A good wireless speaker is always worth spending money on, especially if you like spending your time outdoors with friends and family. If you love listening to your tunes on the go, Forbes endorses the JBL Flip, as it is a high-quality, affordable Bluetooth speaker. You can take the Flip 4 pretty much anywhere because of its durable and waterproof shell. Plus, you can connect two smartphones or tablets to it. But if you’re looking for something smaller, you can check out the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker. It’s small enough to fit into a purse or pocket, but will still produce clear and loud sound — perfect for a trip outdoors.
Have you ever looked up and noticed a drone buzzing up in the sky? Drones are a great way to see the world through a different lens, and see the gorgeous city and beaches that Miami has to offer. HP’s resident techie Zach Cabading recommends the Parrot Bebop, which is a trusty introductory drone that can reach high altitudes and boasts 25 minutes of flight time — long enough for you to practice landings and take-offs until your heart’s content. If you’re more experienced, check out the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which is perfect for both advanced recreational fliers and professional aerial photographers. This way, you can capture special moments in a new and unique way this coming holiday.
Ditch the hassle of using cables this holiday by getting yourself an awesome wireless charger. In our previous holiday gift guide, we listed the Apexan Wireless Charger as one of the hottest gifts on the market. It’s a simple, convenient, and durable device that can charge 1.5 times faster than normal wireless charging. It also boasts a broad compatibility, as it can be used for different types of phones. If you prefer to charge your devices while they’re standing up, you might fancy the Seneo Wasteland Qi Wireless Charger Stand. It doesn’t just charge your phone wirelessly, it also serves as a stand, making hands-free phone calls and live chatting a breeze.
If you’re someone who usually hates cleaning things, a good robot vacuum may be just the gift for you this Christmas. Writer Branu Ibrahim shares that the iRobot Roomba 690 is a very practical purchase, because it’s an affordable smart robot vacuum that easily cleans up hair, fur, and crumbs lying around your house. In addition, it can also be controlled with your voice or through its companion app. For people with bigger living spaces, the midrange robot vacuum Neato Botvac D7 Connected is a great alternative. It has laser technology for precise navigation, which allows it to clean your entire place quickly and efficiently. It’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Home. While robot vacuums are not a replacement for upright vacuums, they are a great addition to your arsenal and will help you clean less often.
From beach runs and biking to various water-sports, there are plenty of healthy activities to do in Miami — and fitness trackers are a great way to stick to your fitness goals. Men’s Health describes the Fitbit Charge 3 as a great cross between an activity tracker and a smartwatch, with its stylish and refined look, large touchscreen display, and outstanding battery life. The Fitbit Charger 3 is also waterproof, which makes it a great fitness tracker for people who usually go swimming at the beach or the pool. A good alternative, if you don’t need a GPS tracker, is the Garmin Vivosmart 4. It’s a slim and smart activity tracker that will probably suit most people for everyday wear. It also does a great job in telling you the best workout time depending on your body’s energy levels.