The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box you can buy. It supports more services than anything else, with a superfast interface and a remote that has a nifty built-in headphone jack. Best of all, it's only $100, making it perfectly giftable.
For the first time in years, we have two new game consoles: the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. The two consoles are very evenly matched, and there's no reason to run out and buy either of them. But if you must choose one this season, we think the PS4 edges out the Xbox for now -- and not just because it's $100 cheaper. Here's why.
Apple's latest Airs look the same, but have improved graphics and -- most importantly -- massively better battery life. Just for that huge battery boost alone, the Air remains an excellent go-to laptop.
Like many of the new breed of user-installable, smartphone-controlled home tech products, the Wi-Fi-connected Philips Hue lighting kit has high geek/novelty appeal. After all, it's a color-changing, LED light bulb package you can program from a smartphone.
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Bose's SoundLink Mini is one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers for a reason: it has excellent build quality and delivers very impressive sound for its tiny size. It's sure to be a favorite for any audiophile in your life.
The Model S is essentially the car of the future, a beautifully designed curvy sedan built from the ground up as an electric car. It features connected cabin technology and it can even be updated remotely, adding features so an older car is as good as the newest.
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The Asus RT-AC68U redefines "cutting-edge." It's currently the fastest Wi-Fi router on the market and also comes with a host of useful features. If a friend of yours wants a Wi-Fi router that has it all, this is the ultimate gift.
Thanks to its vast ecosystem of apps, great performance, and a fantastic screen, the iPad Air retains Apple's title for the best tablet money can buy. Though other contenders from Google and Amazon are beginning to mount stronger competition, the iPad Air weathers the storm.