As the New Year Kicks off, lets take a look at a few Tech toys and options for personal or business use. These are products that have been made recently available, or are already starting to creep their way into our everyday lives and become popular.

For the Kids:
1) The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

With this Coding Kit, Kids and Fans of Harry Potter can learn to code! Following Step by Step instructions to “build a wand” which includes features like a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetonometer so it can track location, speed and the position of your hand. The sensors allow the wand to detect the motion of “casted spells” from the Harry Potter world. This is a great introduction tool for parents who want to teach their kids the very basics about computer programming.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build A Wand, Learn to Code, Make Magic

2) Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot
This personal robot is a kids dream! Recommended for ages 8 and up this kit comes with 1,200 pieces! Excellent learning tool for getting more comfortable with building and electronics. Included with all the LED’s and 8 motors, use free software to connect to iOS or Android. Hours of fun with the only drawback being a lot of parts!

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS

3) KD Interactive Glove Controlled Aura Drone
Let your child enter the world of drones! Drones are becoming extremely popular for all ages. The market prices have dropped so now you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to try out this new and exciting hobbie! this small, lightweight drone is controlled by a “Special Glove Controller” enabling your kids to take control like never before.

KD Interactive Aura Drone with Glove Controller

For the Men:

1) Echo Home Plus
Take control of your home like never before with a new Amazon Echo. Easily compatible with many in home “smart” devices. Play music, set alarms or even check the weather. Take the Echo a step further by having it control other “smart” devices in your home. control the temperature, door locks, light switches and more. This is the perfect gift for any Man looking to take his home to the next level.

Echo Plus with built-in Smart Home Hub – Black

2) FitBit Charge 2
Track steps, distance, calories burned, stairs you climbed and more. It also helps you find some calm with personalized breathing guides, based on your heart rate. Use Fitbit to monitor your progress as you set new goals. Perfect Athletes, runners or casual users who just want to know more about their daily routines.

Fitbit Charge 2, Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Special Edition, Lavender, Rose Gold Small

3) Philips Norelco Series 5550 Shaver
Rated the #1 Trimmer on the market. An essential for every man, Multiprecision blades raise, then cut long, short, and flat-lying hairs for a fast shave. Heads flex in multiple directions to give a flexiblebut close shave. You can use this bad boy for a wet or dry shave and it will hold a charge for about 20 shaves. Comes with clip on tools for extras such as sideburn or mustache trimming.

Philips Wet & Dry Electric Cordless AquaTouch Shaver Series 5000 with Turbo Speed and Travel Case, S5620/41

For the Ladies:

1) Leather Tassel Lightning Charge Cable
This accessory is a lightning to USB connector used to keep your phone charged. Carry it with you to ensure you always have power on the go, at work, at home, anywhere. Charging cable supported for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th and 6th generation and iPod nano 7th generation.

2) Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is finally waterproof, so she can take it into the bubble bath or the pool. The text appears crisp and sharp, thanks to the great backlight and high-quality E-INK screen. As Ebooks become more popular, there are a plethora of online sites and Ebooks compatible with the Kindle system.

All-new Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with more than 2x the Storage, Free 4G LTE + Wi-Fi

3) Apple Watch Series
The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch for women. It comes in several great finishes including a classic rose gold one and she can choose from many different watch band options to suit her style. The 40mm casing is also perfect for women’s smaller wrists. Beyond beauty, the Apple Watch has serious brains, too. It can track fitness, monitor her heart rate and health, and buzz with important notifications. Perfect for a woman on-the-go or an Athlete in training. Functional and Classy it can also be worn out to face your daily challenges with you.

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS+Cellular) Aluminum Case Unlocked Compatible with iPhone 5s and Above (Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band, 40mm) 

Listed above are just a few great gift ideas for the new year. Check back with TechQ for more Top Tech Lists.