Our resident techie, Michael, shares his favorite must-have gifts for the holidays!

5. Nest Protect, $100


If it’s time to upgrade those old smoke detectors around the house, this one is the one to get.

With smart features, like mobile phone notifications, smart self checkups and a nifty night light feature, the Nest Protect makes a great gift for someone who’s trying to equip their home with “smart” devices.

4. Tom Bihn Brain Bag, $190


As a “gadget geek,” I always carry around three tech essentials at all times: my laptop, my camera and my smartphone. The problem? Most backpacks aren’t capable of safeguarding my delicate and expensive gear.

Tom Bihn’s Brain Bag is built to carry around your favorite gadgets. The bag can store your laptops and cameras safely, with its unique rail system.

Tom Bihn has been manufacturing high-quality backpacks in the US since 1972. Its bags are constructed with first-rate materials, like ultra-durable Corder fabric.

3. Sonos Play:1, $200


It’s the holidays and your friends and family are coming over– what better way to liven up the party than with music? Here’s a great set of speakers that wirelessly connect to your phone and seamlessly play music from your favorite streaming service, like Spotify or Pandora. You can even link multiple Sonos units to create musical bliss at your home.

2. Sony Cybershot RX100 IV Digital Camera, $950


If Grandma wants to take epic “selfies” this Christmas, get this camera.

This camera features a huge 1.0-type CMOS sensor, a top notch lens by Zeiss, and a flip up screen, built for “selfies.”

1. DJI Phantom 3 Professional, $1300


This is 2015’s ultimate tech gift.

This drone captures 4K video from the sky and transmits live streaming video to your mobile device or tablet. And with gimbal stabilization, you’ll get incredible smooth footage.

Originally posted 2016-04-12 21:52:31.

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