It is now that time of the year when we think how to treat ourselves and our loved ones with nice presents. Smart gadgets always come as cool and here we list three recently released products which would be a perfect buy on Black Friday.
#1 Amazon Echo
Released in UK and Germany in the autumn of 2016, this voice-controlled wireless speaker instantly became very popular in Europe. Amazon Echo features an intelligent personal assistant called Alexa who can tell you the latest news, text a friend, order Uber or food, play your favorite playlist on Spotify, dim the light in the lounge, turn on your TV…She comes with lots of skills which can be expanded by adding new ones from Amazon Alexa skills marketplace. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi and can also connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Current price: £119.99
#2 Ecobee3 Lite
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As winter hasn’t officially started yet, it’s still not late to get and install a smart thermostat in your home. Energy costs are increasing every year and these devices can help you track your energy usage, make it more efficient and drop your energy bills.
Less than a month ago Ecobee3 thermostat got its younger brother released – an Ecobee3 Lite. Both are WiFi enabled devices which are using weather forecast and time of the day to determine optimal temperature but Lite does not support remote (per room) sensors and can’t detect if someone is at home – information that the full version uses to optimize energy consumption by switching to a proper mode.
Ecobee3 thermostats can be controlled remotely via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, web, iOS and Android app.
Current price: $169
#3 Fitbit Flex 2
One of the must have gadgets for the post-Christmas season is a wireless fitness tracker wristband. Fitbit Flex 2 will be your best friend who will help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions. It is slimmer than the previous version and removable tracker now fits in fashionable pendants and bracelets. Flex 2 is waterproof and can track new activites like swimming, elliptical and aerobic workouts. If it notices you are not active for an hour, it will remind you to make recommended 250 steps and vibrate when you get a call or receive a text on your phone.
Current price: £69.99