So we’ve all heard of Santa Claus – Right?! Well, the PIX11 Morning News has got something just as good! – David Gregg – our Free Friday giveaway guy is back– to share his 2016 holiday gift picks. Check them out. Also, text the word TECH to 77944 for your chance to win one of the items below. You have until noon, Dec. 9 to enter.
#1 – BOSEbuild Speaker Cube
The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is a complete “build-it-yourself” kit that lets kids explore the science of sound by building their own high-performance Bose Bluetooth speaker.
BOSEbuild is Bose’s first product for kids. Kids 8 and older get a great-sounding, durable Bluetooth speaker that can be customized with LED lights and silhouette covers, but it doesn’t come as a finished product – it comes with different parts so kids can see what goes on inside of a speaker.
Kids will be guided by a free companion iOS app that takes them through the whole journey, starting with a simple magnet all the way to music. Like any Bose Bluetooth speaker, the Speaker Cube pairs to any smartphone or tablet, so kids can stream their favorite songs in an instant.
PRICE: $149 https://build.bose.com
#2 – Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System
Enjoy silky-smooth skin every day with the Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System. Gentle and effective even on the most sensitive areas of the body, this light-based system uses IPL technology derived from professional salons to deliver up to 75% hair reduction after only four treatments or two months (when used bi-weekly on lower legs).
It includes a skin tone sensor to ensure your skin and hair tone are suitable, as well as five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. The Philips Lumea Comfort is intended for use on light to medium skin tones and on naturally dark blond, brown, and black hair. Unlike other brands, Philips Lumea Comfort does not require any replacement parts. The device provides six years of full body treatments with no replacement lamps.
PRICE: $229.99; http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-pe/hair-removal
#3 – HTC 10 Smartphone
The HTC 10 is an innovative unlocked smartphone designed, refined and perfected from the ground up. The world’s first dual OIS (optical image stabilization) on front and rear cameras with laser autofocus means you get a clear crisp shot every time.
HTC 10 sets a new gold standard in sound quality with new BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers and the ability to customize your audio experience by creating a personal audio profile.
Every part of HTC 10 has been optimized to run more efficiently. Giving you up to 2 days of use. It also stays cooler while charging faster than ever – up to 50% in just 30 minutes (thanks to USB 3.0)– enough for a day on the go.
PRICE: $699 MSRP (available as low as $499); http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/
#4 – Carrier Côr Smart Thermostat
Your heating and cooling system is at the center of what makes your home comfortable and also of where you spend almost 50% of your energy bills. This smart thermostat is compatible with a number of HVAC system types and brands to allow you to upgrade to convenient remote access control and energy saving intelligence. With its easy-to-use online interface or mobile app you can control features to adjust temperatures or utilize the convenient Touch-N-Go feature when you’re on the go. It’s all about helping you keep your hard-earned money through smart energy use. Runtime tracking helps you see exactly when your energy dollars are being spent, so you can modify settings to maximize savings. Features like smart recovery let the thermostat think beyond your programming to reduce system output while you’re away in the smartest ways possible while still meeting your comfort settings when you’re home. Homeowners can save an average of 20% on heating and cooling energy costs. Additionally, Wi-Fi remote access allows you to control your home comfort settings from across the room or across the country via laptop, smartphone or tablet.
- Energy use tracking and reporting via web portal
- Remote access via Internet as well as Apple and Android smartphone or tablet devices
- Informative, fully interactive and user-friendly mobile app and online interface
- Advanced smart setback and recovery for smart energy use during “away” periods
- Full-color touch screen
- Local weather 4-day forecast
- Monitors indoor air quality products
- Day-at-a-glance 7-day (wake, away, home, sleep) programming
- One-button Touch-N-Go quick-settings-change feature
- Vacation hold programming
Installed by Carrier experts: visit carrier.com/residential to find a Carrier expert in your area
PRICE: $250 MSRP + installation; http://www.carrier.com/cor
#5 – Royole Moon 3D Virtual Mobile Theater
The Royole Moon is a 3D virtual mobile theater that brings a giant, scalable 800” 3D curved screen to you. Featuring auto 2D/3D detection, professional-grade active noise canceling headphones and an open operating system, the Royole Moon supports content from major gaming platforms, smartphones, tablets and more.
Moon possesses the world’s finest 1080p AMOLED display and features unique proprietary optical and system technologies that recreate a giant, scalable 800” curved screen with realistic 3D effects. For those that find it more comfortable sitting in the back of the theater, Moon’s screen is scalable, allowing full control over the screen size. It features high-fidelity audio performance with distortion less than 1 percent and an active noise cancelling system that reduces noise by 92 percent or 22dB.
Moon allows viewers to play 2D/3D content directly from a smartphone, tablet, set-top box, PC, TV box, its own internal storage, external hard drive, or the latest gaming consoles. It also has multiple video extension interfaces such as internal memory, HDMI, USB On the Go, and wireless push for more content possibilities.
Additionally, it features the world’s first foldable design, ultra-soft headphone covers, and a premium breathable eye cover to ensure comfort even after long periods of time.
Royole Moon is available now at Royole.com and at Amazon.com.
PRICE: $799.99; www.royole.com/moon