Are you gearing up for Black Friday shopping? Maybe you’re ready to head out at midnight to catch the early bird savings. Perhaps you’re already planning some Black Friday “eve” shopping on Thanksgiving. Or maybe you take a different approach: you’re ready and waiting for Cyber Monday!
No matter your shopping style, online and brick and mortar stores have been busily preparing for an onslaught of shoppers. And when it comes to tech gifts, there are many exciting products on the market for everyone on your shopping list.
Check out this gift-giving guide for the most up-to-date, must-have Black Friday tech deals for 2019:
This lightweight personal safety device pairs with the free Silent Beacon tech safety app to allow you to call for help with the single press of a button. The device clips onto a keychain or lanyard. Or, you can easily drop it into your pocket or handbag.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, simply press the panic button on the device. Triggering the alert pushes out texts, emails and phone calls to your contact list, which can also include emergency personnel. With this GPS-enabled device, pinpointing your location has never been easier, so that help can arrive as quickly as possible . . . when every second counts.
Some features the Silent Beacon boasts include: two-way communication, a rechargeable battery, and a silent alert mode. At an affordable price of $99 for the device, this is a must-have item for everyone, from children and teens, to adults and senior citizens. To purchase the best safety device in 2019, visit https://silentbeacon.com/.
The music lovers in your life will love receiving the Apple AirPods Pro. These tiny ear buds produce a powerful sound through noise cancellation. Or, if you don’t want to completely block out your surroundings, switch the pods into transparency mode, so you can still hear others around you. Grab your AirPods today at your nearest Apple store or online at https://www.apple.com/airpods-pro/?afid=p238%7CsL2XnVJ4R-dc_mtid_20925e1t39169_pcrid_392875631039_pgrid_66963548063_&cid=wwa-us-kwgo-features-slid– for $249.
If your music-lover happens to be a young child, you’re probably not ready to invest in the pricier Air Pods – but that doesn’t mean your child can’t listen to music in style and comfort! The LilGadgets Headphones offer a great listening experience, with effective noise reduction that doesn’t compromise clarity and quality. Best of all, with a maximum volume of 93 db, these sturdy headphones limit volume to protect young ears. Models range from the $17 Connect+ model to the $49 Untangled Pro version. Learn more at https://www.lilgadgets.com/.
Released in October of this year, the Amazon Fire HD 10 is the newest addition to the Amazon suite of tablets. The Fire HD 10 offers its largest-yet display of 10.1”, as well as up to 64 GB of storage that can be expanded to 256 GB with the microSD slot. From games and movies to television shows and books, this is the perfect device for any family member. Currently, the tablet retails for $149.99: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-HD-10-Inch-Tablet-32GB-Black/dp/B01J6RPGKG.
If Silent Beacon is your go-to personal safety device, the Ring video doorbell is the device that protects your home. This innovative doorbell allows you to “answer the doorbell from anywhere, because, according to Ring’s website, you can “see, hear, and speak to guests” through your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.).
Never answer the door again without knowing who is on the other side; even at night, the infrared night vision will allow you to see the visitor clearly. This doorbell ranges in price points, depending on your preference in features: the basic Ring Video Doorbell costs $99, while the Video Doorbell 2, Video Doorbell Pro, and Video Doorbell Elite run anywhere from $199-$499. Learn more at: https://shop.ring.com/collections/video-doorbells//products/video-doorbell-2.
Everyone dreads when the car flashes the “check engine” light, but FIXD has come to the rescue, eliminating your fear and taking away the guesswork as to what’s wrong with your vehicle. Whether you simply want to know why that light’s on, or if you’re not mechanically-inclined and worry the mechanic might be taking advantage of your lack of mechanical know-how, FIXD allows you to instantly identify the issue.
FIXD works on a wide range of cars, from gasoline-powered, to diesel and hybrid. Simply plug it into your car’s port and sync FIXD with your phone; this device is prepared to diagnose more than 7,000 potential car issues that have triggered the “check engine” message. For $59, you can’t beat the peace of mind of knowing what’s wrong with your car at the first blink of the “check engine” light. Pick up yours today at https://www.fixdapp.com/buy?gclid=CjwKCAiA5JnuBRA-EiwA-0ggPXirjCq1GHNGd9bgp63ky1RY7A85bdi6rkLcmMDDWQ2KNvHuchGdYRoCeKQQAvD_BwE.
Know where your beloved pet is at any moment – whether you’re home or away – with the Whistle GO Pet Tracker. This small, $129 device fits onto any collar that is at least 1-inch wide. The tracker syncs with your smartphone to provide real-time tracking and escape alerts for your pet. Not only that, but the Whistle GO offers custom notifications (grooming appointments, medication reminders, etc.), as well as fitness and health monitoring (through calorie and distance information, sleep patterns, and even warnings that your pet is licking and scratching too much!).
You must purchase a subscription as well, but at a price as low as $6.95 per month, you’ll feel more secure, knowing that you can monitor your pet, anytime and anywhere. Purchase your monitor at https://shop.whistle.com/products/whistle-go-explore-gps-pet-tracker-activity-monitor.
This sleek mirror was recently named one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things.” The Riki Skinny Mirror is perfect for the beauty-conscious individual in your life, with 5 stages of brightness, as well as simulating natural light.
While not the cheapest tech gadget at $195, the mirror is lightweight and portable at 1.5 pounds. It comes with an adjustable stand, magnetic 3X mirror, and magnetic phone clip. The Skinny Mirror even has a Bluetooth selfie function! Visit: https://rikilovesriki.com/pages/riki-skinny-specifications
You can get your Zen on with the Backslash Fit Smart Yoga mat, which pairs with Amazon Alexa. This cushioned, non-slip yoga mat allows you to access Women’s Health Yoga for free on Amazon Alexa to guide you through your poses and practice! Buy your mat for $89.99 at https://order.hearstproducts.com/subscribe/hstproducts/244882/.
As the newest in the Fitbit collection, the Fitbit Versa 2 offers everything from 24/7 heart rate tracking, sleep score and apps, to a built-in Amazon Alexa. Upon activation, users of the Versa 2 can opt to initiate a free trial of Fitbit Premium. It provides advanced insights, tools, workouts, and guided programs. The device itself is $199 and can be purchased at https://www.fitbit.com/home.