The perfect tech gifts to upgrade your home, travel, and more
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- Plume Adaptive WiFi, from $179; plumewifi.com
Make WiFi both easy and beautiful with Plume. Their geometric pods plug into the walls to provide a strong signal with a minimal footprint.
- Fawn Speaker in Heirloom Redwood, $290; salvageaudio.com
Give your desk or bedside table a modern, rustic edge with the Fawn Speaker. Plug it into your computer or use Bluetooth to connect your smartphone so you can enjoy your latest playlist.
- Amazon Echo Dot, $49; amazon.com
Entering the smart home world doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. The Amazon Echo Dot acts as a voice helper by your bedside table or in the kitchen, answering questions about the weather or setting timers. The device can also be attached to a speaker you already have to voice-control music from Spotify, Pandora, and more.
- Nest Indoor Camera, $199; nest.com
Want to keep an eye on the kids' room, your cat, or even the front door when you aren't home? Nest's cameras are both sleek and handy, providing notifications for any activity and allowing you to speak through the camera to let the mailman know to leave the box at the door. Check out both their indoor and iutdoor cameras to keep your entire home secure.
- Kano Computer Kit, $149; us.kano.me
Get the kids hooked on computer science with the Kano kit, which makes building a computer and starting to code easy and fun.
- Emily & Meritt Animal Headphones, $59; pbteen.com
The animal-ear design adds a little imagination (and cuteness) to these kids' headphones.
- goTenna, $149; gotenna.com
Never worry about your signal again with the goTenna. Whether you're hiking, camping, or just exploring the great outdoors, the goTenna gives you the ability to text and use GPS while you're off the grid.
- Bluesmart One Edition, $599; bluesmart.com
Journey to the modern age with Bluesmart's suitcases, which can charge your smartphone, weigh itself, track your bag's location, and even lock remotely.
- Impossible I-1 Camera, $299; us.impossible-project.com
The Impossible I-1 Camera combines modern design with the original Polaroid format. Use it in manual mode, or use the app to superimpose images over each other and use other interesting effects.
- Recently subscription, starting from $8.99; getrecently.com
Photos pilling up? Turn your camera roll into a magazine with Recently app. Set up a subscription to receive it monthly or quarterly, and choose the best of your images to make it to print.
- Emily & Meritt Metallic Cat iPad Air Case, $69.50; pbteen.com
Give the family tablet some glitz with this metallic case, complete with monogram and cat ears for added flair.
- Sugru Rebel Tech Kit, $15; sugru.com
Fix the technology around your house with ease using Sugru's Rebel Tech Kit. Kids can use the moldable rubber to close up wires, repair controllers, create headphone stands, and much more.