Looking to grab the perfect gift for the woman on your list? Here are 5 great tech ideas that are sure to be a welcome addition under the tree.
1.Polar Loop Crystal ($160)
Polar has added a few feminine touches to its Loop activity tracker in the form of “bling:” 30 Swarovski crystals are inlaid into the pair of polished stainless steel bezels. Wear it with the textured white silicone bracelet, and view status through the LED lights, activated by touch. Ladies can track of all of their essential activities, plus sleep, and calories, and receive notifications from a connected smartphone. Pair it with Polar’s H7 Smart heart rate sensor to get live heart rate readings. And get personalized fitness training through the Polar Flow app and Website.
2.AcousticSheep SleepPhones ($80).
Some ladies have trouble sleeping when there’s any distracting noise. Others need some soothing sounds to help them fall into a deep slumber. Check out these fabric, wraparound headphones that can be worn while lying down. There are three models: one wired ($50), one wireless Bluetooth ($130), and one with an integrated mic if you want to chat with a loved one while relaxing in bed
3.Ogio Soho Backpack ($100 )
Whether it’s a young, female student or a stylish businesswoman, this backpack employs a versatile look that can work well for both. It comes in female-friendly colours, like peacoat, raspberry, and cinnamon (shown here) to add a splash of colour to a conservative outfit. And it’s sizeable enough to carry a laptop, tablet, and other essentials. Plus, it’s ultra-comfortable with the thick, padded straps.
4. Nest Learning Thermostat ( $250)
If the lady in your life isn’t familiar with this device, she might be a bit puzzled at why you got it. But once it’s up and running and she realizes the benefits, she’ll be thanking you over and over. Replace your old thermostat, download the app and set up an account, then manage your home’s heating and air conditioning from anywhere in the world. She can even have the thermostat automatically adjust temperature based on conditions, time of day, or even if it senses that she isn’t home.
5.Sonos PLAY:5 Speaker ( $550 ea)
Get her started with sound in a single room through a new Sonos PLAY:5 speaker, which connects wirelessly to a mobile device, and plays back music to fill the room. The new Trueplay tuning feature will help optimize sound no matter how the room is designed, which means
the speaker can be placed pretty much anywhere, whether it’s a home office, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, or living room. You can position it horizontally or vertically, and stream tunes from a number of popular services, like Spotify and Google Play Music. If you have a few extra bucks to spare, grab two to pair together for stereo sound. The best part: she can expand the system to other rooms as the desire arises. Your gift will likely just get her started. .