If you care enough to give the very best picture quality, only OLED will do. The C7 will have them thanking you for years. (Note that the B7A, which has a bit of a different stand design, slightly different speakers and lacks Dolby Atmos decoding, is otherwise identical and thus equally recommendable.)
If you want Alexa voice control with the best sound quality to date, the Sonos One is the way to go. It's already great but future software updates will add better Spotify integration, support for Google Assistant and, in 2018, AirPlay 2.
Sony's made some small improvements to its already excellent feature-packed wireless noise cancelling. It's also lowered its price a bit to put the WH-1000XM2 in direct competition with the Bose QC35 II.
The Switch was already pretty great, but must-have titles like Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild make it a better deal than ever. On your big screen TV or on the road, prepare to be amazed.
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Fans of "pure" Android, this phone's for you. You'll find one of the best cameras on any phone, and a clean, spare version of the OS that's guaranteed to get security and OS updates as soon as they're ready.
Scoring high marks across the board, this everyday Android phone has it all: a great screen, top-notch camera, strong battery life and extras like waterproofing and wireless charging. The only thing it doesn't have is portrait mode.
It's on the big side, but Apple's latest "Plus" is the perfect option if you aren't ready to quit the home button, but still capture excellent Portrait photos with its two cameras and dramatic new lighting modes.
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The Chromecast Audio is the ultimate stocking-stuffer for the music lover. It offers the ability to stream music over Wi-Fi from a phone or Chrome browser at a much higher quality than Bluetooth is capable of.
This one's been around for a while for good reason: It's a really good mirrorless camera that just keeps getting cheaper. That makes it a great gift for someone who wants to improve their photography and it won't cost you a lot (for a camera).
A solid all-around camera, Canon's cheapest enthusiast dSLR line has been a crowd-pleaser for years. If you know someone who's beginning to take photography seriously, this model is a reliable choice to get them started.
One of our favorite dSLRs of 2017, the D7500 delivers the performance and photo quality of more expensive cameras. It's not a cheap gift, but if you have a favorite action or wildlife photographer who's stuck with a slow or old camera, this will make their year.
The Hero6 Black has everything we liked about its predecessor -- a waterproof body, excellent video quality, electronic image stabilization, voice commands -- but with a new custom-made processor performance it kicks up a notch. This adds up to faster frame rates for smoother 4K, slower slow-motion video and impressive stabilization.
The littlest and least expensive camera drone from the category leader, the Spark has many of the shooting and safety features of DJI's pricier models. Out of the box you can fly it with your phone or simple hand gestures for quick aerial selfies just about anywhere, while an optional controller lets you fly it farther and faster.
This ultrathin, ultralight laptop went from a cult favorite to a great all-around computer for almost everyone, now that it's a little faster and has a better keyboard. For a little extra status symbol appeal, get it in gold or rose gold.
With mainstream power in a slim hybrid body that folds back into a tablet, the Spectre x360 covers pretty much all the bases for movie watching, working or drawing and sketching. You can also get it with a 4K screen, or stick to regular HD for better battery life.
It's not the slickest-looking or more powerful gaming laptop, but it's probably the most impressive. This compact 13-inch has VR-ready graphics, plus one of the only OLED displays you'll find on any laptop. Its screen may be small, but it'll blow you away.
Budget tablets can easily disappoint as a holiday gift, but Amazon's done the right thing this time around by boosting the performance and cutting the price. If you (or your giftee) has Amazon Prime, it's even more useful.
There are a ton of Windows hybrids that try to walk the line between laptop and tablet, but Microsoft's Surface Pro is still the king of that specialized hill. The clip-on keyboard (unfortunately sold separately) is an engineering marvel, and the latest versions are thinner with better battery life.
Google WiFi is the best of new class of "mesh" Wi-Fi routers that make it easy to blanket your home in a wireless network via multiple hardware units. You can buy one for great Wi-Fi in a central area, or multiples to extend the network to every corner of your home.
August's smart lock is one of our favorites for its easy installation, the ability to assign and schedule an unlimited number of virtual guest keys for free, and the fact that it fits on your existing lock hardware. A new door close sensor in this Pro model lets you know whether or not the door itself is open.
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Ecobee surpassed Nest's smart thermostats this year thanks to this model that has Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built directly into the unit. The included remote sensor and the ability to work with every major smart home platform seal the deal.
Apple's next-generation smartwatch feels faster, has improved heart rate and fitness tracking, and works better as an on-the-go iPod. Go with the version without cellular, unless you need to make calls on the go or stream music wirelessly.