Smart Home and Car Tech Gifts

Give the gift of Alexa.
There is more to love about Alexa this season with all-new Echo devices from Amazon. Control your music, entertainment, smart home, and more all with your voice—just ask Alexa.
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Google Nest Hub. The better way to control your smart home.
With a Google Nest Hub, you can view and control compatible lights, cameras, TVs, and over a thousand smart devices from popular brands, all from a single dashboard. And Nest Hub also works with Nest cameras, so you can see what’s happening around the house, both inside and out. Plus, pair Nest Hub with Nest Hello video doorbell and see who’s at the front door, right on your display.
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August. The ultimate lock for your smart home.
Lock and unlock your door from anywhere, grant secure access to friends and family, and track who’s coming and going, all from the August app. Enjoy automatic unlocking when you arrive, and secure locking when you leave. And the August smart locks works with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
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If you can’t be there, feel there with Facebook Portal.
Portal is smart video calling, and so much more. Portal's Smart Camera automatically pans and zooms to keep up with the action and Smart Sound enhances the voice of whoever’s talking while minimizing unwanted background noise, so connecting with loved ones feels like being in the same room, even when you’re far apart. Portal can also display photos from Facebook, Instagram, and your phone, too. Plus, with Alexa Built-in, you can control your smart home, take a peek at the weather, set timers, and more, all without lifting a finger.
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With Ring, you're always home for the holidays.
This holiday season, give the gift of peace of mind. Whether you’re spending the holidays at home or traveling abroad, Ring makes it easy to keep a close eye on what's going on at your castle.
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Gift a loved one a dependable eyewitness.
With advanced safety and reliability features that allow you to drive safer, Thinkware dash cams keep an eye out for you when you’re driving. And because many unfortunate events such as hit-and-runs or smash-and-grabs can happen while you’re away from your vehicle, with the optional hardwiring cable accessory Thinkware dash cams can be set to Parking Surveillance mode, which allows the dash cam to record events triggered by impact and motion while the car’s ignition is off. So, enjoy walking away from your vehicle safe in the knowledge that your dash cam is protecting your property.
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Gifts for the smart tech genius

Who is the smart tech genius?

We all know one, whether it’s a friend, family member, or colleague. They’re the person who’s always up on the cutting-edge technology and loves to experiment with new gear. They’re also the first to understand that the smarter a device, the greater and more positive an impact it can have on helping you maintain an efficient home, or even a safer car.

They keep up-to-date with the latest technology and are not afraid to dive right in and try out the newest trends. They aren’t intimidated by technology, they thrive when exposed to it, and they love educating others, too. And they’re always excited about adding new gadgets and gizmos to the home and car to make things run more smoothly, conveniently, and in true high-tech fashion.

What types of smart home and car products are available?

There’s a wide selection of smart home products and car gadgets to satisfy the curiousity of the smart tech genius on your holiday gift list.

For the home, items you can get as smart home tech gifts range from smart speakers and displays or viewscreens, like the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and others, as well as smart light bulbs from companies like Philips Hue, security cameras and doorbells from brands like Ring, smart door locks from companies like August, televisions from LG, Sony, Samsung, and more, as well as items like garage door openers, thermostats, small appliances, motion sensors, hubs, and more, from a wide variety of brands.

Thousands of products from popular brands can be controlled from a single dashboard, app, or even by voice using a platform like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri. So, the smart tech genius can mix and match, controlling everything from one interface. Some smart devices, like the Google Nest Hub, even include screens so they can be used for video calling or displaying photos or pertinent information like the weather, web search results, and videos.

For the car, options range from dash cams from companies like Thinkware, to aftermarket Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto-enabled in-dash receivers from brands like Pioneer and JVC Kenwood that can pair with a smartphone via Bluetooth for seamlessly accessing navigation, podcasts, streaming music, answering calls, and more. Don’t forget a mount so they can prop their smartphone up on the dash or windshield to be able to seamlessly keep in touch with and control their smart home devices while out (and safely parked, of course!)

Why buy smart home and car gear for the smart tech genius?

The smart tech genius is always looking to expand their collection of smart home and car gear, try new devices, enhance an existing system, and outfit new rooms of the home to make them smarter.

The smart tech savvy person will welcome smart technology gifts this holiday season, making their homes, cars, and lives overall a bit smarter, simpler, and easier to manage, not to mention more fun.