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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts for gadget lovers


Techies and gadget lovers are always ahead of the crowd. Impress them with gifts they never knew they wanted or give them practical gifts they actually need. In either case, the following ideas will satisfy their gadget-loving ways:

Eight Sleep Tracker, starts at $399, eightsleep.com: Help your favorite tech-guru sleep well with the first mattress cover that makes any bed smart. Just put it over the mattress, and the bed becomes a smart bed that can control the temperature of the bed, monitor your sleep patterns and work with your smart home.

Lockitron, starts at $99, lockitron.com: Unlock your doors from anywhere with Lockitron, which uses Bluetooth Low Energy that still works in the event of a power or internet outage. Users can grant remote access to others or can monitor when a child unlocks the door with a phone or key.

The iCracked iPhone Screen Repair Replacement Kit, starting at $20, shop.icracked.com: Help a tech lover help himself or herself with a DIY screen replacement repair kit for iPhones. The kit includes tools and access to step-by-step instructions and video for repairing your iPhone.

Hurom HZ Slow Juicer, $599, Hurom.comThis top-of-the-line stainless steel high-tech HZ slow juicer is powered by the latest technology. The HZ’s Alpha technology features optimized juicing and easier cleaning, and it can even make ice cream.

The iHome iCVBT10 Reflect Pro Bluetooth Speaker Vanity Mirror, $200, Bed Bath & Beyond: Techies with a passion for beauty will appreciate a flat-panel portable telescoping mirror with built-in Siri and Google Voice. The 10-by-13-inch mirror is the largest in the series and features a rechargeable battery for on-the-go use. Users can listen to music, answer the phone and charge devices while applying flawless makeup.

Philips Hue White and Color A19 Starter Kit, $200, Amazon.com and Best Buy: Even a tech novice will enjoy this starter kit, which helps homes get smarter. Use the three bulbs and connectivity hub to connect to home automation standards such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Kit among others.

Perry Ellis Skill X Amazon Alexa, Alexa devices start at $50, Amazon.com: Since your favorite male tech lover probably owns an Alexa device, this stylish gift is free. Enable Perry Ellis, then have him ask what to wear for specific events or occasions. Alexa will ask questions for more context before recommending a look for the occasion. An image is sent to the user’s Alexa app, and if desired, an email goes to his email account with product suggestions that can be found on PerryEllis.com. That’s when you can spend money on a gift.

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals 3 in 1 Ageless Facial Enhancer, $298, Osmotics.com: This device helps fight visible signs of aging and accelerates the benefits of skincare products. The three modes of operation can be used separately or simultaneously (except for Ion+ and the Ion-, which cannot be used together). Users can apply topical products in all three modes including Ultrasonic Mode to firm and tone skin; Ionic Mode with Ion+ for deep cleansing and toning and Ion- to reduce the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone. In LED/Photon Mode, three lights soothe skin issues: Red smooths fine lines and wrinkles; Blue calms and soothes oily skin; and Green targets uneven skin tone and discoloration. Gift wrapping is available.


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.