In honor of Oprah’s Favorite Things list coming out this week we decided to write up our own slightly geekier version. Basically our favorite tech things that are available for the holiday season so you know what to get your geek or what to put on your ChristmaKwanziKah list this year. So lets get started; in no particular order:

1. Amazon Echo

Alexa is a voice controlled little bot that provides you with info on demand. Ask “her” the weather, the scores, or to wake you up or remind you of appointments. Available for $179.99 at

2. Tiko Titan


A very cool little bluetooth speaker that holds an 8 hour charge, has an aux outlet, and can even charge your device if it starts to die before the Tiko Titan does. What’s not to love? Available for $179.00AUD from

3. FitBit Charge HR

All the things you loved about the FitBit with some additional figures like wireless syncing, caller ID, watch, and even PurePulse HeartRate. Available for $149.95 from

4. Universe2go

For all you astronomy and astrology fans out there; check out Universe2go. Paired with your smartphone; you can gaze at the stars and get all the info you want to know about the constellations you are looking at. Available for $99.00 from

5. Sphero BB-8

Just in time for the new Star Wars movie; BB-8 is the awesome new droid that anyone would love to have around the house. It’s app enabled, has voice recognition, and even holograms! Available for $149.99 from

6. FujiFilm Instax Mini 70

A great little camera that instantly prints out your selfies but is as high quality as it is fun to use! A terrific gift for your resident selfie addict! Available for $138.75 from

7. Avanca S1 Sports Headset

Great sound, awesome look, wireless, and they stay in your ears while you’re being active. Does it get better than that? Available for €49.95 from

8. Fizzics

This little gadget makes any can, bottle, or growler of your favorite beer taste like it is straight out of the tap! Yes, please! Available for $169.00 from

9. Smanos WiFi Alarm System & HD WiFi Camera

All of the security of a high tech alarm system without the monthly payments or the outside monitoring company. Complete with an app to allow you access from anywhere. Available for $249.00 from

10. Apple Watch

Yes, they are trendy. And we know that everyone is getting them right now… but you still have to admit that they are really cool. Available Starting at $549.00 from

11. Blade Nano QX RTF Quadcopter

Tiny, remote controlled, lightweight, awesome little helicopter that is small enough to fly in the house or office. Imagine the destruction and annoyance!!!! Mwahahaha! Available for $79.73 from

12. Olympus TG-3

This guy is compact, takes great pictures, and is TOUGH. Shockproof up to 7ft! Worth the investment! Available for $602.49 from

13. Nest Protect

A smart smoke detector that lights your way, talks to you, and sends alerts to your phone. “Know more, worry less” is their slogan and we have to agree! Available for $99.00 from

14. GoPro Hero4

Everything that we love about the GoPro with upgraded features like 240 frames per second slow motion and 4K Ultra HD video. Available for $499.99 from

15. Logitech G230

PC gamers listen up! These headphones are the perfect thing for you! Comfortable, awesome stereo sound, lightweight, and a noise-cancelling mic to boot! Available for $59.99 from

16. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

For any expectant or new parents on your gift list this year this monitor gives them the security they need to know their baby is safe and sleeping soundly. Available for $182.57 from

17. iPhone 6s Plus

5.5in display, unmatched speed, breakthrough design, and very intuitive. The question is what color do you want? Available starting at $749.00 from

18. Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle

The bundle includes a black XBox One, controller, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori & the Blind Forest. Perfect for the gamer in your life! Available for $399.00 from

19. Grush Gamin Toothbrush

For the kids on your holiday list that you have to fight with over tooth brushing or for the kid in you! You brush your teeth to a game on your phone or tablet! Available for $59.00 from

20. JLB Cinema SB100

Cinema quality and style sound with plug and play simplicity means that you could have epic sound in the time it takes to figure out what movie you want to watch. Available for $199.95 from

21. Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King Bundle

The bundle includes the PS4 but with a cool new Destiny look, controller, and Destiny: The Taken King. This could make the holidays for your lucky gamer! Available for $399.99 from

22. Audio Technica AT LP120 USB

For you music purists out there that want the sound quality and feel of LPs but want an awesome sound system be sure to put this one on your list! Available for $299.95 from

23. Lenovo C560 Touch All-In-One

This space saver has 5-point multi-touch, Intel i3-4150T Processor and 6GB DDR3 Memory AND it is sleek and reasonably priced. What more could you ask of your new computer? Available for $899.00 from

24. Google OnHub

This is a Wi-Fi router with a sleek design that allows you to boost the Wi-Fi to a particular device with the wave of your hand. Pretty cool right? Available starting at $199.99 from

25. And last but not least by any means: Sonos Playbar

This sound system has a streamlined look, uses Wi-Fi, is app enabled, and plays all sources plugged into your HDTV, all while being incredibly easy to set up and use! Available for $699.00 from

As always, we want to know what you think about our choices! Comment, retweet, like, and favorite!



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