Yesterday we highlighted six fun and interesting high tech gifts, so let us continue today with the 7th Day of Christmas. I went old school and recommend listening to some vinyl on an Audio-Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable. This sweet spinner can play 33 1/3, 45’s and 78 rpm’s. It has pitch adjust and lock functions, a switchable built-in preamplifier, and can connect to a computer with a USB cable.
On the 8th Day of Christmas you will want to use the RCA cables that come with your new turntable to kick your tunes out of this Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It comes in Cream or Black, weighs around 6 ½ pounds, can run up to 20 hours on a single charge with its built in rechargeable batteries, and pumps out some great sound via Bluetooth or a 3,5mm input jack.
On the 9th Day of Christmas you will want to save (convert) all your previous Christmas and favorite photos, negatives and film style movies to a digital format with your new Wolverine F2D Mighty 20MP 7-in-1 Film to Digital Converter. This cool new toy can convert 7 types of film into digital JPEG’s. It has an internal memory or can use optional SD/SDHC cards, can be used “stand-alone” with its 2.4″ Color screen, or can be connected to a TV. It is compatible with Windows and MAC systems.
On the 10th Day of Christmas we got something for the 7+ and 10+ year old kids in the house (or those of us that are still kids at heart). The Lego WeDo 2.0 7+ Elementary (7+ year olds) and Mindstorms 10+ Middle school (10+ year olds) are two different hands-on learning tools/toys that help promote kids curiosity and increases their skills in engineering, technology, coding and science. The LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set 45300 for $270 and the Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Core Set 45544 for $490 can be found on Amazon and more information can be found at education.lego.com
Photo courtesy: https://www.amazon.com/Lego-Mindstorm-Ev3-Core-45544/dp/B00DEA55Z8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1481656895&sr=8-6&keywords=LEGO+WeDo&refinements=p_n_age_range%3A5442387011%2Cp_89%3ALEGO+Education%7CLEGO
On the 11th Day of Christmas you will need something to keep an eye on all of your cool new toys, that’s why I selected the YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System found on Amazon and it starts at a mere $30. It allows you to watch your home at any time and from anywhere using your smart phone. It records activity on removable micro SD cards when you aren’t watching. Additionally, you can see your house and talk to anyone there with a built in microphone and speaker. With this, you will never miss your pets counter surfing the kitchen or the kids having a party while you our gone.
On the 12th Day of Christmas the last item on my list I guess you could say… is bringing up the rear! I went with something from the Amazon Best Gadgets 2016 list and it has got to be one of the greatest gift ideas of all times. Something that will be useful for little ones, those scared of the dark, or even that person that has “almost” everything. It is the Voion Motion Sensor LED Toilet Night Light It is motion-activated to come on when you enter the bathroom and will turn off when you leave. One of 8 colors can be selected or it can be set to rotate through the different colors.