The new smartwatch Apple Watch Series 4 is a nice New Year present for those who feel a smartphone isn't enough for their daily needs. The gadget has numerous functions from a fitness tracker to GPS navigator. Moreover, the new series display lets users place up to 8 apps on the screen for quick access.
Apple Watch Series 4 tracks heartbeat and pulse - and lets the user know if it's too high or too low. Besides, if the watch's owner falls, the gadget offers to call an emergency. It is also convenient for gym fans - the smart technology allows to recognize different workout modes from cardio to yoga. The watch also supports Apple Pay system and works like a player with Apple Music.
For some, Roomba might not seem like the most elegant kind of present. Yet it's incredibly functional and convenient for those who are short of time to clean the apartment or simply don't like vacuuming. The smart iRobot Roomba 616 has a system of sensors that protects it from falling off the stairs and bumping into furniture or people. It is small enough to reach under furniture as well.
Thanks to the iAdapt Responsive technology and multiple brushes, Roomba cleans the surface thoroughly. It gets rid of dust as well as hair, which is especially important for pet owners. After the cleaning, Roomba heads back to its charging station. The smart vacuum-cleaning robot comes in grey and black.
Ember Smart Mug
Thanks to the rise of tech, various kitchen appliances and traveling essentials are also packed with smart sensors. Ember Smart Mug, for instance, may come in handy for those who are picky about drink temperature or travel on long distances.
For a smart mug, Ember is also pretty simple - instead of complicated instructions and numerous buttons, all the user needs to do is to rotate the dial at the bottom of the mug to adjust the temperature. Besides, an app that comes with the mug allows to change the temperature remotely and create presets. The mug is leakproof and dishwasher-safe. Its battery lasts about 2 hours.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank
Another traveling essential, power banks are also incredibly popular with business people of any area. The battery saves from nasty situations like being trapped at the conference without access to a socket. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 10000 mAh is suitable both for long trips and business events.
The power bank has two USB ports and allows to charge two devices at the same time. Moreover, the battery regulates the optimal power in a way that both devices are charged equally and on maximum capacity. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank has the capacity to charge a smartphone or tablet multiple times in one go. It is pretty light thanks to the aluminum frame and fits in a pocket.
Amazon Echo with Alexa
One of the most-discussed gadgets of 2018, Amazon Echo, comes with an AI called Alexa. It can be incorporated in the apartment or house as a smart home technology: with the voice recognition, Alexa can change regulate thermostats, lock the doors, adjust the lights and much more.
Besides, it is a useful handsfree gadget for a home office. Alexa can set alarms to remind the user to take breaks from works, read the news from selected media, and play music from various services like Spotify. Amazon Echo can also be connected to other devices like the TV to play a favorite show on Netflix on spot.
WowCards: to complete the gift
Postcards by the Ukrainian brand WowCards might come in handy this winter holiday season. The 3D cards depict a typical European city with colorful houses, Christmas tree, market stalls and a Ferris wheel. The cards come in different colors and even more designs. The inscriptions in some models are available in English and Ukrainian.
The following list is the editor's choice. All brands are mentioned in the random order.
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