Hot Tech Gifts

We have a great selection for all those tech savvy guys and gals on your list! Even if gadgets are not your thing, these new innovations may make you reconsider. Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life, whether you’re driving, staying home, going to school, or even taking a vacation. I have picked out some of my best tech ideas to relieve some of your gift-giving anxiety!

Crainy Ge                                                                                                                          We can’t imagine anyone who would know better how to deliver exemplary service to our guests than our own super-shopper, Crainy. Or have the style to offer it up with a more stunning smile, (as those who’ve had the pleasure of meeting her can attest). It turns out Crainy wasn’t so far off envisioning herself as an Ambassador growing up – we certainly consider her ours! When she’s not leading the charge in offering Oakridge guests customer service that achieves next level, chances are you’ll find Crainy treating herself to a good retail sesh. Aka research!

Apple AirPods Pro$329
Don’t let the size fool you – these compact, truly wireless earbuds are tech-packed and effortlessly connects to your iPhone or Apple Watch. One thing I always look at before buying a product is the battery life. Five minutes in the case provides around one hour of listening or talk time. Isn’t that impressive?

Some new features of the Pro include active noise cancellation and transparency mode. New silicone ear tips come in small, medium, and large sizes, maximizing comfort and stability. They are also sweat and water resistant. Simply ask Siri to play a song, make a call, adjust the volume, get directions, and much more – all without lifting a finger!

Apple Apple Watch Series 5, starting from $529
The is another great Apple product. With so many different colours, bands, and cases, you can customize it to fit any occasion, any time of day – from mornings at the gym to grabbing lunch with friends to business meetings. The new always-on retina display means I no longer have to raise my wrist or touch the screen to turn it on. I can track my movements, heart rate, and heart rhythm with the ECG (electric cardiogram) feature. Not only that, but the Apple Watch lets you text, call, stream music, and pay for purchases using Apple Pay.

BellGoogle Nest Hello Doorbell, $209.98
I love this one. When someone rings the doorbell, the camera will automatically turn on, and you can remotely open the door for your guests. Did I mention its advanced features like 24/7 streaming and continuous video recording, 160-degree view, night vision, key people recognition, and pre-recorded quick responses?




WirelessWaveGoogle Nest Hub, $89.99
The Google Nest Hub is an enhanced version of Google Nest Mini. With its 7-inch screen, it serves as the ultimate digital photo frame and control centre with voice command. Simply say “OK Google” to ask for information, set up your custom routines, see your upcoming activities, receive notifications and reminders, and control your Connected Home (from lights to thermostats to TVs, and more), all from a single dashboard.

WirelessWaveUltralink SmartHome Outdoor Plug, $32.99
With the holiday season upon us, this waterproof dual outdoor smart plug can play an important role (it’s even built for our Canadian winters). You can easily control your outdoor electronics from anywhere and set automatic timer schedules for your holiday or landscape lighting. Each outlet can be controlled individually and directly from either the Android or iOS app, and can also be connected to the Google Nest Hub!

Rogers WirelessSamsung Galaxy S10+, $1,419.99
The S10+ is the newest smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S series. This flagship device allows endless customization, such as themes, icons, and keyboards.

Some new features include the Infinity-O Display, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Wireless PowerShare (use it to power up your friend’s phone or charge your Galaxy Buds on the go), and pro-grade multi cameras, which is my fave feature on this phone. The intelligent camera helps you capture stunning photos by suggesting the ideal image composition and automatically optimizing your camera settings to the scene, the ultra-wide camera lets you capture a full field of vision, and I love the Super Steady mode for videos.




TelusFitbit Versa$219.99
You can still have a world-class smartwatch without an Apple device. The Fitbit Versa is one of the best health and fitness smartwatches out there. It allows you to track your heart rate, footsteps, sleep patterns, control Spotify, call and text, and make secure payments with Fitbit Pay. Just press the button and speak to check the weather, set reminders, get on-screen answers to your questions, and more with Amazon’s Alexa.

TelusBoom3, $219.99
Having people over for Christmas? This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker features 15 hours of power on a single charge, balanced 360-degree sound with deep bass, and it’s water, dust, and drop proof.

Hudson’s BayiRobot Roomba e5, $499.99
This Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum is a life saver! The premium three-stage cleaning system cleans the dirt and pet hair you see and the allergens and dust you don’t. Intelligent sensors guide the robot throughout your home and navigate under and around the furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors. I’ll have to admit, it does a better job than I do (my dogs agree, too)!



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