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Welcome to our 2nd annual Tech The Halls Gift Guide! Here you’ll find the hottest tech gifts for 2019, from the best gadget gifts for Mom & Dad to the must-have tech toys your kids will be asking Santa for. There’s something for every budget and member of the family – and we’ve even found some high-tech gift ideas for your pet!
Travel Tech For The Jetsetter
EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
Go green with this awesome Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter. Its 16″ pneumatic tube tires on spoke wheels let the rider experience unparalleled comfort and undeniable convenience. This Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter includes a standard replaceable bicycle seat that you can adjust to a desired height for a personalized fit. This electric scooter has a top speed of 18 mph and can hold a charge for up to 40 minutes. It’s ideal for short trips and quick commutes. This 36v electric scooter requires no gasoline, making it an eco-friendly choice of bikes. It also has a bamboo deck. The frame features a powder-coated finish, which keeps it as new as you first got it. Plus, the hip decals are pretty sweet.
Ever wish you could stay connected with your kids while their on their bikes, or your partner while riding pathways at different paces? Enter the Sena R1 Smart Cycling Helmet that features the market's first Group Intercom System. The Group Intercom allows you to communicate with up to three other riders without needing a smartphone, while the built-in speakers and mic enable you to listen to your cycling partner and your surroundings.
Its Bluetooth connectivity also pairs to your smartphone so you can access features on-the-go and customize settings such as friend groups, radio presets, and more using a dedicated smartphone app. The Sena R1 has a comfortable and secure design, with removable and washable padding, smooth eco-leather chinstrap, and spin lock, plus an optional Sena R1 Visor can be attached for added sun protection (sold separately).
Gadgets For Guys
ROKiT iO Light
This phone is slim, sleek, lightweight, and unlocked. It’s also one of the most affordable and high-tech smartphones on the market, complete with 3G, a rear camera with flash, front camera, dual-SIM, and 8GB memory. Crisp graphics and an easy-to-use interface make this phone perfect for the user who needs something simple, fast, and easy. All iO phones come with 3 months of ROKiT Entertainment, ROKiT Talk, and ROKiT Medical.
ROKiT iO 3D
The name speaks for itself. The screen on this unlocked smartphone has glasses-free built-in 3D capability. That's right-you can watch 3D content without glasses. It includes 4G, 16 GB memory, dual-SIM, and a fingerprint sensor. All iO phones come with 3 months of ROKiT Entertainment, ROKiT Talk, and ROKiT Medical.
Amber One Smart Storage
Amber is a cloud-attached storage platform that puts secure data storage at the forefront, and enables users a hassle-free way to bring their data home. The device lets families conveniently share and store photos, video and data while the owner maintains complete control and privacy. You can access your data from anywhere in the world, at any time, thanks to the Amber LiFE companion app, available for iOS and Android. Developed by enterprise storage innovator and Marvell co-founder Pantas Sutardja, Amber stands out in the digital storage space with:
-On-device AI-powered facial indexing to make it easier to search your photos
-Personal hybrid cloud
-High-speed Wifi router (built-in) - that gives the modern family in-home wireless stability
-Intelligent video streaming and casting
-File sharing from anywhere in the world
-Multi-user multi-device synchronization and file exploration
-Device auto-sync and camera roll auto-backup
-Enterprise-grade data security
Amber protects your data from privacy risks like cloud hacks and data leaks, while providing the flexibility and ease of use that consumers have become accustomed to. This smart-storage device is the perfect gift for both tech-enthusiasts and moms and dads looking to keep their memories safe.
Epson Expression Photo XP-970
Producing professional-quality, borderless photos up to 11" x 17", the Expression® Photo XP-970 Small-in-One gives your photos astounding vibrancy with 6-color Claria® Photo HD Inks. This fast, compact printer delivers stunning 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 11 seconds and can even print from smartphones and tablets for easy on the go printing. Designed with your convenience in mind, the XP-970 includes a 4.3" touchscreen for PC-free printing and a fold-over scan lid that securely holds originals in place. Plus, with specialty media support, you can print directly onto specialty papers, CDs and DVDs for even more creative flexibility.
• Brilliant, borderless photos up to 11" x 17" — 6-color Claria Photo HD Inks deliver smooth gradations and amazing skin tones
• Fast, high-quality printing — 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 11 seconds
• Professional-quality prints on specialty media — rear paper feed accommodates specialty paper; plus, print directly onto CD/DVDs
• Innovative, fold-over scan lid — holds originals in place
• Convenient, easy-to-use design — easy PC-free printing with 4.3" touchscreen, built-in USB and memory card slots
• Wireless and router-free — designed for easy printing from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ mobile devices, tablets and more2; includes Wi-Fi Direct®5 for router-free printing
• Hands-free, voice-activated printing — print a variety of creative projects and everyday documents, including your to-do and shopping lists
• Versatile, wide-format photo all-in-one — ultra slim design with superior photo performance; easily adjust photos with tools for red-eye removal, photo restoration and more
• Easily scan and share — scan to the cloud for easy photo sharing
• Epson® Creative Print mobile app — easily print borderless photo collages and create custom cards, stationery and more
Zmodo 1080p Indoor/Outdoor WiFi Security Camera
-1080p HD video quality
-Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatible
-Free basic cloud plan subscription
-Great tech/gadget gift for under $50
eco4life SmartHome WiFi 3-Port Surge Strip with USB Charging
Our eco4life Smarthome PowerSurge Strip is great as a holiday gift! Turn on and off your holiday lights and other tools straight from your smartphone. Specs include:
- Turn on and off devices straight from your smartphone, anywhere at anytime
- 2 USB ports and 3 power outlets, which can be individually controlled
- No hub required, just download the free app
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- Acts as an ecosystem and works with our other eco4life Smarthomeproducts
High-Tech Holiday Helpers for Mom
Coral UV Baby Bottles and Toys Sanitizer and Dryer
Coral UV is an all in one ultraviolet sanitizer and dryer that uses ultraviolet C lights to kill germs and bacterias in as little as 10 minutes. UV-C lights break down the DNA and RNA structure of germs and destroy their re-production capability, effectively killing 99.9% of germs without the use of water or heat. Coral UV also comes with a medium temperature dryer, so there is no need to wipe items down after cleaning. Perfect for busy parents, Coral UV drastically cuts down the time and sweat that goes into cleaning baby bottles, and so much more.
Requiring no heat or water, Coral UV is an Ultraviolet C light disinfecting device. It isn't just for baby bottles: The Coral UV grows with your family, from early baby stages to sanitizing toddler's stuffed animal toys or electronic toys. However, the limit does not end there. Coral UV has become a kitchen appliance with applications beyond baby stages - parents can use the Coral UV to sanitize household items such as smartphones, makeup brushes, electric toothbrushes, razors, cups and small kitchen items.
Luna Breast Pump
Luna is the powerful new breast pump from Motif Medical, built for modern motherhood and covered by insurance. Sleek on the outside with hospital-strength suction on the inside, moms are saying the Luna pumps more milk in less time. Massage and expression modes provide full control and maximum comfort, simulating let-down by mimicking your baby’s natural nursing pattern and expressing milk from the breast with high efficiency. Luna offers both single and double pumping options and is easy to use, with simple setup and easy customization options so you can quickly find out what works best for you and your baby. The backlit LCD screen is easy-to-read and won’t strain your eyes, plus a built-in LED night light with three different settings is perfect for pumping while your baby is sleeping. Luna has a closed system, and backflow protection keeps the motor and tubing clean, preventing contamination. Its quiet motor (45-decibel hum) won’t wake baby and allows you to pump discreetly. Luna turns off automatically after 30 minutes of use and is lightweight at just 2 pounds for easy mobility.
WavHello’s SoundBub™ portable Bluetooth speaker and soother makes it possible to soothe, stimulate and connect with your child wherever you are. SoundBub connects directly to WavHello’s free VoiceShare® mobile app, allowing anyone you love to record messages, songs and more for your little one and each other. Soothing sounds, books, albums and additional content are also available in the app.
SoundBub is preloaded with two white noise tracks, Malibu Beach and Montana Rain, and features multiple timing options including 30, 60 and 90 minute timers or continuous play. Ten more white noise tracks are available for download via the VoiceShare mobile app. SoundBub has a soft, padded fabric cover and is made of chew-safe materials. The product boasts easy one-hand operation, and its versatile hide-away handle serves as a stand or clip, making it easy to clip on the stroller or car seat and go.
Smart Beat develops software that reads vital signs using just a camera—no wearables or contact of any kind. Its first product, a video baby monitor with breath detection, tracks breathing by measuring the change in pixel color each time the baby’s body moves. Breathing status and HD video stream to the Smart Beat app, which notifies parents if breathing is too fast or too slow, or stops. How it works:
Can you identify more than 16 million shades of color? Smart Beat can. That’s why Smart Beat can detect movement too small to be seen by the human eye, like the inhale and exhale of a swaddled newborn. To use Smart Beat, place the camera at the corner of the crib or bassinet where the baby is sleeping and tap the app to begin monitoring. See the HD video feed and real-time breathing status on your smart phone or tablet, and if there is a problem, Smart Beat will sound the alarm.
In addition to motion and breath detection, Smart Beat offers streaming HD video, pan and tilt camera with digital zoom, night vision with crisp views, two-way audio, data encryption for privacy and remote viewing for while you’re away.
CHI Spin N Curl
New look – same amazing performance, CHI is proud to present the redesigned Spin N Curl. Now with silver metallic accents, this self-spinning 1” ceramic curler creates flawless curls and waves at the push of a button.
By pressing and holding down the directional button (Left or Right), hair is drawn into the heat isolating curl chamber and timed to create shiny curls and waves every time. The chamber is surrounded by a protective heat barrier for safe usage, creating a tool that is cool to the touch while on. It even features tangle protection to ensure hair is never stuck or twisted while styling.
The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage. Ceramic heat technology produces far infrared heat while the conditioning benefits of negative ions results in shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Curling hair has never been so effortless with the CHI Spin N Curl!
LumiCharge LED desk lamp is a versatile addition to any work area, office, or bedroom, providing dimmable lighting in a sleek design with high functionality. The included universal phone battery charger and two extra USB ports are perfect for families and people with various devices to charge. This innovative LED desk lamp with modern features aids nighttime reading, studying, and general work with illuminating delight.
Stephanie Blue Light Blockers
Do you get frequent headaches? Feeling tired and unproductive? Noticing a lot of fine lines around your eyes? Let’s face it, in this technological era, we are all constantly on the screen. It's apart of the daily grind.
So we got an amazing solution to prevent your boss babe woes even before they start happening, and prevent them from getting worse! Our Blue Light Blocker Glasses are not only stylish, but will block out those harmful blue lights and help protect your eyes so you continue slayin’ the game! Nothing can stop us now!
Some things are, well, private. Things like: your smart security cameras, baby monitors, ceiling lights, your smartwatch, smart-locks, motion sensors. Plus all the new smart home appliances being released every month. But they’re all pretty much open. Akita scans your network for any unusual activity and then immediately shuts it down. All-the-while letting you know an attempt was made to invade your privacy. Akita is the first solution to prevent cryptojacking, using military-grade security protection that’s been retrofitted for homes.
Bedtime Bulb limits harmful blue and green light and produces a vivid color spectrum, making it easier to see the pages of your book or the glow of your partner while you wind down the evening. Almost all light bulbs produce flicker, a rapid flashing often times faster than the eye can see. This flicker can lead to eyestrain, headaches, and loss in concentration. Bedtime Bulb’s FlickerSafe™ Technology eliminates harmful flicker, providing a smooth, constant light that's better for the mind.
Should home security be a complicated hard-wired expensive proposition? Doesn’t everyone deserve and need to feel safe and secure in their own home, whether they own or rent? What price should someone have to pay for peace of mind?
Enter Minut. Minut has created the first complete smart alarm to keep your living quarters safe and sound through a single device, without the use of cameras. The alarm analyzes the environment and any motion or sound to identify and alert you to threats through instant notifications on your phone. The simple Installation takes only minutes, and requires no hard wiring so the system can even travel with you! And the app is easy to use!
Looking for a thoughtful, custom photo gift this holiday season? Need to get cracking on those family Christmas card? With Motif, a free macOS photo extension that works natively within Apple Photos to create beautifully curated photo books, calendars and cards (in less than an hour!), cherishing those memories has never been easier.
Click here to read our review of the datAshur PRO²!
The datAshur PRO² USB flash drive from iStorage is their highest capacity flash drive, with capacities available up to 512GB! This is portable enough to take everywhere, whilst also giving users the opportunity to keep all their private files all in one safe and secure place. A PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted portable data store device with all the same features as the award-winning datAshur PRO, the PRO² also boasts user PIN enrollment, one time user PIN recovery, brute force limitation and a bootable feature. Without the PIN, there's no way in!
Philips Hue Bluetooth White & Color Ambiance Light Bulb
Philips Hue with Bluetooth is one of the easiest ways to get started with smart lighting. Control up to 10 lights in a single room with a Bluetooth-enabled LED bulb and the Hue Bluetooth app. Set the mood of the room & instantly change the ambiance by adjusting the brightness, color, and temperature of your lights. The White and color ambiance range offers millions of colors of light, letting you set the mood for any occasion with colorful smart light. This single downlight bulb brings millions of colors to any room in your home. Use Bluetooth for instant light control in one room or connect to the Hue Bridge to unlock full smart lighting control and features.
JBL Clip 3
Like no other, the JBL Clip 3 is a unique ultra-portable, ultra-rugged and waterproof Bluetooth® speaker that is small in size but with surprisingly big sound. The upgraded durable and fully integrated carabiner clips to your clothes, belt loop or backpack, making the Clip 3 your outdoor companion on every adventure. The Clip 3 is IPX7 waterproof and offers 10 hours of playtime, powered by a 1000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, allowing you to bring your music with you. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button
The small and colorful Chipolo Bluetooth key finder with a replaceable battery is a playful and useful gift that can help you search for your things every day and anywhere, with a few simple taps on your phone.
Busy moms and dads find Chipolo especially handy during their fast-paced morning routines, since it only takes a glance at their phones screens to make sure they’re not leaving their keys or wallet behind.
Create a truly unique gift for your loved ones and add a special short message to your Chipolo that will remind them of you every time they find their keys. Each Chipolo also comes with a free gift pouch and you can add your own personal touch by coloring in the words to spell out your holiday wish: Find your … magic, peace, happiness, love, ...
The DIAL Premium Wireless Charger
The DIAL Premium Wireless Charger is perfect for any space in the home or office - a minimal and beautiful way for you and your guests to charge your devices. The DIAL is designed to increase convenience and productivity with its new Infinite Rotation System with 29° viewing angle. It allows for portrait and landscape orientation, is compatible with AirPods 2 Case, and made from extremely secure proprietary silicone-rubber composite to grip devices. Its small footprint fits anywhere around the house, office, or stocking!
The TrueEnergy collection of socks is based on NASA science technology! Infrared nano-particles within the socks capture body heat, producing infrared energy to provide all-day comfort for all activities. The socks include a seamless toe for comfort, an expanded heel pocket for improved fit, an arch band to keep the sock stable and mesh venting for improved air movement.
Grip it. Prop it. Kik Your Phone with KikStik by PureGear!
-Wireless charger compatible (works with all mobile devices and phone cases up to 3.5mm thick)
-Slim design folds flat against phone
-One finger, simple slide technology for easy open/close
-Protects against daily wear and tear
-Securely grip and prop your phone for better selfies, texting, video viewing and calling
-Prop your phone and watch videos hands-free
Spry Sensory Stress Reliever
Spry’s Sensory Stress Reliever uses the same fluidized technology as our recovery pillow but on a much smaller scale (6x6). Unlike the average stress reliever that requires an aggressive squeeze before returning to its original shape, Spry’s Sensory Stress Reliever is easily moldable and maintains its shape until its next squeeze. The product fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and promotes relaxation and increased focus, simply by being held. It’s great for restless adults, fidgety children, or anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind feel that’s nearly impossible to put down. The sensory stress reliever is also beneficial to those with special needs, including individuals with emotional, behavioral or sensory challenges. Squeeze it, mold it, hold it – no matter how you use it, you’re bound to feel better!
PureGear AutoGrip Wireless Car Charger Mount
The PureGear AutoGrip allows for simple placement of your phone into a dock that closes automatically. There are no charging cables to attach and, with the adjustable support base, no repositioning needed.
Available as a car vent mount and a dash mount, the AutoGrip features support arms that close automatically when the wireless charging pad senses the Qi-enabled phone.
Gadget Guard Unbreakable Screen Protectors
Gadget Guard has developed the Black Ice Flex Edition Screen Protector for the Samsung Galaxy models and Apple iPhones. The Black Ice Flex Edition feels similar to tempered glass, but is virtually unbreakable screen protection for next-generation smart screens, including curved displays, because of its design and layered construction.
Gadget Guard Case with alara technology
The world’s only case with patented technology proven to reduce cell phone radiation by more than 50% while maintaining signal strength. The energy-absorbing frame of the Gadget Guard case also provides drop protection. That’s good for your phone and even better for you!
Tech Toys For Tots
The Coolpad Dyno is a smartwatch that kids will love and that parents will love giving them. As parents look for ways to stay connected to their children without giving free rein on the internet and apps, the Dyno is a perfect solution, allowing kids to call parents with one swipe and parents to set safety boundaries.
With a focus on safety, connectedness and kid-friendly design, the watch comes with an Android/iOS companion app for parents, who can set all controls. Features include:
-Walkie talkie capabilities
-You can talk via texts and voice
-Safety Zone - be notified when your child leaves the protected zone
-Connecting Friends- stand close to a friend with the watch to add them to contacts
-SOS button to quickly call parents
-Super fun design and sturdy construction
-Step tracker and alarm
The Blipblox is more than a toy, it is a completely new way for kids (and adults) to explore electronic music. Colorful buttons, knobs and levers encourage creative play, while spacey sounds and flashing lights keep kids engaged in STEAM/STEM learning. No need to connect a phone and no software to download. Just turn it on and start having fun.
JBL JR POP
Kids can party like a Popstar with the JBL JR POP Bluetooth speaker. Parents don’t need to worry because it is built with durable materials and is even fully waterproof. Packed with a rechargeable battery to enjoy up to 5 hours of playtime, this two-tone, vibrant speaker was built just for kids, and is perfectly shaped to fit their hands. Plus, with a built-in strap, waterproof design and light show, it’ll be the talk of the playground. Plus, JBL JR POP delivers great JBL signature sound and is tough enough to handle the playground with ease.
Osmo Little Genius Kit
Included in Amazon’s Top 100 Toys List for 2019, this kit features games that help preschoolers learn critical skills like the alphabet, problem-solving and creativity while sparking their imaginations and having fun at the same time. Comes with OSMO Base for iPad, 19 cardboard pretend play costume pieces, 38 silicone sticks/rings (BPA Free and Dishwasher Safe) to practice letter forming, silicone game play mat, stackable storage for game pieces, 4 Game Apps (Tangible ABCs, Squiggle Magic, Costume Party, Stories). Available from Playosmo.com, Amazon.com, Target, Best Buy.
WowWee’s Baby Shark Line
WowWee has all new Baby Shark items for fans of all ages! From interactive Baby Shark Fingerlings that sing the song and give you kisses, to Baby Shark Song Puppets with Tempo Control that allow you to speed up and slow down the song by moving the puppet's mouth, to a Smartphone or Tablet, a Walker & Shape Sorter for toddlers - and more!
Pixie Belles are the cutest creatures that bring you love, light, and LOTS of fun movements, wherever you go! They react to touch, motion, and sound so you can truly bond with your Belles - they let you know their mood based on the color of their light-up horn! You can also have a dance party with their 6 different dances or watch them spin it out when you talk out loud or clap your hands! Their interchangeable tail even doubles as a bracelet, key-chain, and hair accessory that you can wear!
Buttheads Fart Launcher 3000
Get ready to make a BIG stink with the Buttheads Fart Launcher 3000. This bad boy launcher is silent but stinky, and lets you blast “real” fart smells up to 10 feet away! This launcher is best used in well-ventilated areas, or outdoors, but will not leave a lasting stank in more enclosed areas. The scent canister includes 100+ rounds of farty blasts and is made with 100% plant-based material that dissipates in minutes! It’s time to REEK havoc and let 'er rip!
Speech Blubs App
Help your kids take the next step in their communications journey with Speech Blubs--the fun speech therapy tool that’s helping kids from all backgrounds make noises, syllables, words, and even sentences! Speech Blubs also helps kids comprehend words and is filled with educational content like songs, riddles, puzzles and more!
Experts estimate that 1 in 4 children need some sort of speech therapy yet wait times to see a therapist can be up to two years, which for kids with speech delays, apraxia, Down Syndrome, or autism can seem like an eternity.
Speech Blubs was designed to boost kid’s speech development utilizing videos of real kids and teachers, voice activations and fun games to increase overall confidence and skills in an interactive way. With Speech Blubs, they can start making progress now using just a cell phone or tablet.
Spry Pure Pediatric Pillow
The Spry Pure pillow uses a soft-surface filter that can be applied to any bedding, offering a safe and comfortable solution for those seeking cleaner, healthier sleep. Spry’s filter technology blocks all dust, mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses from entering the interior of a pillow, reducing the risk of asthmatic and allergic reactions. Added bonus? It never has to be laundered! Simply wipe down the water-resistant exterior with a mild solution. Utilizing proprietary technologies, this pediatric-sized pillow is perfectly suited for a toddler.
Tech Toys For Teens
Bee Simulator will be available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ on 14 November 2019. Watch how you can spend quality time with family or friends with the different game modes available: play collaboratively or competitively with up to four players!
See the world through the eyes of a bee! Compete with other bees in races, collect pollen, perform waggle dances, and explore a world inspired by Central Park in New York. Play it with your family or friends, choosing between three modes, including co-op and vs. split-screen.
Street Outlaws: The List
Street Outlaws: The List (PS4, Xbox One and PC - $39.99) is a new lifestyle racing and tuning video game based on the high-speed cars and attitude of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws, one of cable television’s most highly rated unscripted series. Drive the coolest cars from the hit series, customizable with hundreds of authentic parts to match your style. Compete and win against your rivals across multiple game modes, four-player local co-op and the online leaderboards.
Zombieland: Double Tap – Roadtrip
Zombieland: Double Tap - Roadtrip (PS4, Xbox One and PC - $39.99) is a new video game inspired by the story, characters, humor and horror of Sony Pictures’ original hit film Zombieland and its sequel, Zombieland 2: Double Tap, which hits theaters on Oct. 18, 2019. Play as your favorite heroes from the original — Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock — as well as new unlockable characters from the upcoming sequel in a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter featuring local co-op multiplayer for up to four players.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, PC - $29.99) from Saber Interactive is an HD re-release of the hit action game featuring the original cast of Columbia Pictures’ classic films. As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore.
NASCAR Heat 4
NASCAR Heat 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC - $49.99) from 704Games is the latest and most robust teration of the NASCAR Heat series, featuring 38 race tracks and over 150 teams and drivers! NASCAR Heat 4 brings better gameplay, visual and audio enhancements, more customization options, and a deeper career mode.
The Jackbox Party Pack 6
The Jackbox Party Pack 6 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, $29.99) from Jackbox Games is the latest iteration in a series of easy-to-play party games for friends and families to enjoy. The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is a collection of five hilarious games that allow up to ten players to join by simply using the web browser on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop – no app needed! The pack contains a variety of preposterous games that might ask you to play trivia, create definitions for made-up words, compete as amateur comics, outsmart shape-shifting aliens and more! Games also include filters to make them family-friendly for all ages!
The WoW Diary: A Journal of Computer Game Development
The World of Warcraft Diary is the perfect educational gift for any fan of videogames, and it’s unlike any book you’ve ever seen. It tells the whole story behind the making of the game that became a worldwide phenomenon, World of Warcraft (WoW). Written by WoW’s first level designer, John Staats takes the reader deep into the crazy world of computer game development. He debunks common myths about the industry, and candidly explains Blizzard’s process and formulas for success. It covers the 4-year timeline of making a computer game and explains the anatomy of a development team. With so much hype about videogames, The WoW Diary is unique in its accessibility, detail, and candor.
The hardcover book has 336 full-color pages and is saturated with humorous anecdotes, abandoned game ideas, and over 130 behind-the-scenes images. For anyone who loves being in-the-know to industry secrets, it will become their go-to coffee table book.
Creation Crate combines hands-on projects with online courses to teach anyone aged 12+ real-world skills in electronics and coding.
Users will receive all the components needed and access to an online course for each project they receive. Projects become progressively more challenging and build on the lessons learned in the prior month.
They could learn how to program a Mood Lamp, Distance Detector, Weather Station, Lock Box Security System, and more!
Soundcore Flare Mini
Flare Mini: Amplify the atmosphere. Any time, any place. With its portable design and compact size, it's the perfect wireless speaker to outfit your college dorm room with!
360° Sound: Popping 360 sound from every direction
Beat-Driven Light Show: Customize the illumination by simply pressing the button on the top panel
Pool-Party Proof: IPX7 water protection effortlessly withstands spills, rain, and even complete submersion in water.
Wireless Stereo Pairing:Pair two speakers for true stereo sound.
Superior Playtime:Up to 12-Hour playtime for non-stop parties.
Futuristic Finds For Fido & Fluffy
Basepaws Cat DNA Test
This holiday season give the purrr-fect gift for every cat lover! Basepaws CatKit is an at-home, feline-specific genetic test providing insight into a cat’s breed makeup, health, traits and habits. Our cat’s DNA makeup matters. All the information required for the functioning of every little bit of your cat’s body is written in the genes. Luckily, with Basepaws, discovering your cat’s genetic background, ancestry and health predispositions have now become a lot easier and less expensive than ever. With knowledge about a cat’s genetics, feline lovers can make informed decisions about their cat’s healthcare needs earlier— mitigating or even preventing illness down the road.
Basepaws gets DNA from a cat’s cheek cells that rub off onto a cotton swab. The cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes, which are spelled out in a unique genetic code that is around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. Basepaws takes this DNA to generate an easy-to-read report about your cat’s DNA. The report is a living document and will be updated as Basepaws makes new discoveries about the genetics of your cat.
The DNA test gives you an insight into your cat’s genetic potential, and can, therefore, help you personalize your cat’s everyday healthcare routine. The current iteration of the Basepaws report includes three distinct parts of the report: breed report, wild cat index and health report. The breed report shows you the genetic similarity of your cat to the purebreds included in the report in comparison to other domestic cats (complete list of included breeds here). The results of the breed report are visualized in a chromosome map. The wild cat index reports your cat’s most similar wild cat ancestries. And finally, the health report is the section of the basic Basepaws Cat DNA Report which reports 39 genetic mutations that correspond to more than 17 genetic conditions. Here you will be able to discover if your cat has tested positive for a genetic variant associated with any of the genetic diseases included in our database.