Last Minute Smarter Home Tech Gifts


It’s getting down to the wire for those tech gifts. So we’ve brought some final gift suggestions to Global News Tech Talk today. Mike and Jennifer talk about a number of great gifts that are still available at your local tech retailers. Featuring smart products from Google and Amazon.

Here’s the rundown for all these final gift ideas as featured on Global News Tech Talk for Monday, December 23, 2019.

The Google Nest Wifi is a whole-home smart solution for getting rid of all those dead spots in your home. By deploying two or more of these inconspicuous ‘marshmallows’, WiFi coverage is extended to every corner of your home. With the deluge of new WiFi hungry gadgets hidden under the tree, coverage in every corner of the home is essential. And if those WiFi hungry devices belong to the kids, you can curtail their usage with the Google WiFi app, available for iOS and Android. The best part of the Nest WiFi is the frequent automatic updates and protection from Google. The best way to buy the Google Nest WiFi system is to go for the two-pack for $349 CAD. If you find that you need more coverage, you can add an additional unit for $229 CAD. The system as shown with the three units covers an immense footprint and is available for $459 CAD.

We can’t say enough great things about the Amazon Echo Studio. It is one of the most important products that Amazon has created as it firmly positions itself as serious in the audio space. With Amazon promoting their music service heavily, it makes sense that the e-commerce giant would require something that in their arsenal to extract the quality. We’ll let you pour over the extensive review and tell you that the $259 CAD price tag is completely worth it.

Speaking of Amazon’s audio quality aspirations, the Amazon Echo Sub is also a great step in the right direction for the e-commerce site with everything. The Echo Sub complements all of the Amazon Echo series speakers by filling in the bottom end bass that can’t be produced by smaller speakers. If you already own an Amazon Echo or two, or three, this should be your next addition. Especially if you’re using your speakers to play music. It retails for $169.99 CAD.

If you love what Alexa does, but don’t love having speakers or screens hanging out all over the house, then the Amazon Echo Flex might be more your speed. The Echo Flex gives you access to Alexa in more places in your home in a compact size. It plugs into any outlet and even has a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the mics. While the audio quality won’t be as good as the larger Echo’s, the Flex is great in places like the bathroom, shed, or kitchen and retails for $34.99 CAD. To extend the functionality, a compatible motion sensor is also available for $14.99 CAD that gives the Echo Flex the ability to act as a motion-activated night light.

We hope these gift ideas help you make someone’s day. Happy Holidays to all our readers, viewers, and fans!

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