Top Tech Gifts

It seems that everyone has a tech tool or toy that they simply cannot do without. Canadians are staying connected more than ever before, dropping the traditional devices for those that keep us connected both inside and outside of our homes.

As an expert in tech, Staples is here to help you discover what’s new right now. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting new tech products for gift giving (and receiving!) on the market this season.

One of the hottest virtual reality products on the market is HTC’s Vive Virtual Reality System. While gaming remains a popular way to use VR technology, there’s a huge selection of other titles to choose from. Take a class from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, get a close look inside the human body while studying anatomy, travel the globe or battle monsters – it’s all possible with VR!

GoPro set the standard for today’s storytellers and adventurers by creating cameras that are small, waterproof and connected. The company has now introduced its latest version, the GoPro Hero6, capable of shooting 4K footage at 60 frames per second. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to love this action camera.

Plug ‘n’ play streaming media devices allow you to stream content through your television. One gift sure to thrill everyone this season is Chromecast Ultra, Google’s streaming media device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and enables you to stream in up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality over a Wi-Fi network. TV shows, movies, music, games, sports… there’s so much content to choose from, your biggest problem will be deciding what to watch next. Oh, and did we mention that you can manage it all from your phone from anywhere in the house? How cool is that?

It may just be time to leave your phone at home thanks to the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch. With all the aesthetics of a premium watch, the Gear S3 has advanced features built right into the design, including GPS, a heart rate monitor, activity tracking, NFC for Samsung Pay, activity tracking, an altimeter and the ability to use third-party apps. From work to weekend adventures, the Gear S3 is ready to do whatever you do.

Wireless earbuds? A product so good-looking you’ll want to show them off in their case, but it’s the incredible signature sound of SOL REPUBLIC Amps Air Wireless Earbuds that you’ll be most impressed with. Immersive deep bass, amazing clarity and detailed highs you normally only hear in large, high-end headphones – until now, that is!

Is it a tablet, a laptop, a studio? It’s all of the above and Microsoft’s Surface Pro is so much fun you won’t want to put it down.  Create, study, work, or play anywhere. Bring your ideas to life in brilliant colour on the high-resolution PixelSense Display with a stunning screen that responds to your touch.

Drones continue to be the talk of the town. If you’d like to give your photography a new perspective, DJI has a couple of great products to choose from. The palm-controlled Spark Quadcopter is a great entry-level drone for new pilots as it’s quick to set up, easy to use, and designed for shorter flights, while the Mavic Pro Foldable Quadcopter Drone is more robust, capable of travelling up to speeds of 22 mph and can record 4K video.
It’s time to change how you see the world!

By Michelle Janzso

November 29, 2017

Staples Canada