The holiday season is upon us! Whether you’re searching for something new or are desperate for an upgrade, we’ve rounded up some of the best tech products to give or receive this time of year. Check out our top 7 recommendations and get a head start on your holiday shopping:

  1. iPhone 15: Launched this September, the new iPhone 15 features a new Dynamic Island with live activities and an upgraded camera system. Along with new color options and nearly all-day battery life, the new phone has a USB-C port (standard for most laptops) instead of Apple’s Lightning port. Be sure to grab a new charging cable while you’re at it!
  2. Echo Show 8: Amazon’s third generation Echo Show debuts major upgrades with a better camera, sleeker design, and spatial audio. In addition to Alexa, this device can be used to make video calls, stream content, show photos, and double as a full smart home hub. With the ability to connect with other smart home devices, this piece is the perfect addition for your tech-savvy relative to control their entire home from one device.
  3. Sony XB100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: Perfect for a traveler or student on-the-go, the Sony XB100 is a portable Bluetooth speaker ready for any occasion. Its compact size makes it easy to throw in a bag or prop on a desk, providing powerful sound as well as a waterproof and dustproof design with up to 16 hours of battery life.
  4. Logitech Wave Keys keyboard and Lift mouse: With remote work becoming the norm, this affordable and ergonomic keyboard and mouse set from Logitech makes the perfect gift. The keyboard’s wavy design and cushioned palm rest keeps your hands supported in a natural typing position. Paired with a sculpted wireless mouse, you’re in for comfort and productivity all day long.
  5. Backbone One: As portable gaming has grown increasingly popular, the Backbone One allows you to transform your iPhone into a full-blown gaming console. Simply snap in your iPhone and play any iOS game that supports controllers, or stream from your own Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.
  6. VEGER Portable Charger: A portable charger is the perfect stocking stuffer. The VEGER mini portable charger comes in a range of colors and offers a lightweight, cordless design for a fast charge that doesn’t render your phone useless.
  7. Apple AirTag: Never lose track of your keys or wallet again with the ever-reliable Apple AirTag. Simply attach the AirTag to your belongings and they’re trackable through the Find My app. With the new iOS 17, you can even share your AirTag location with up to five people.

Written by Celia Reid, TDS communications intern.

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