CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR TECHIES OF ALL AGES: PART 2

Kano Computer Kit

Learn to code at any age with the Kano Computer Kit. Children six years and older can build their own computer from scratch and learn to code with art, music, apps, and games. The kit comes with 10 plug-and-play components including: a Raspberry Pi, a wireless keyboard, a DIY speaker, a custom case, power and HDMI cables, memory card, a USB power supply, an illustrated story book and 4 sheets of stickers. It’s a great way to spark interest in technology at a young age.

With simple steps and playful projects, there are over 150 hours of activities to enjoy. There’s no need for prior knowledge. Kano makes learning fun with its new story mode that turns computing into an adventure. As you develop your skills you’ll be able to level up and earn new rewards.

Kano Computer Kit

Tile

Do you know someone who keeps misplacing their keys or wallet? Consider giving them a Tile, a small square in black or white that attaches to the item you don’t want to lose. It will audibly let you know its location via Bluetooth as long as you’re within a 30 metre radius of it. There’s a different Tile tracker for everyone – the basic version – Tile Mate, a thin version – Tile Slim, for the style-conscious – Tile Style, and the rugged and waterproof version – Tile Sport.

Tile

FridgeCam

The FridgeCam is a wireless fridge camera that can retrofit inside any refrigerator, allowing you to see the contents from anywhere via the Smarter app. The FridgeCam also helps track expiry dates, auto-replenish and suggest recipes based on the food in your fridge.

Each time the fridge door is opened the FridgeCam automatically takes a snapshot of your contents sending it straight to your smartphone wherever you are in the world.

The FridgeCam is an affordable and accessible solution that can make you more efficient in the kitchen at the fraction of the cost of buying a brand new smart refrigerator. The idea behind this camera is that it hopefully curbs your food waste and makes it easier to do grocery shopping.

FridgeCam

 

BB-8 Star Wars Droid

The BB-8 Star Wars Droid is an app-enabled Droid whose movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands. Watch your Droid explore autonomously, guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. BB-8 is more than a toy – it’s your companion.

BB-8 Star Wars Droid

Amazon Echo Spot

Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Amazon’s Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service and allows you to:

  • ask Alexa to play a song, artist, or genre, and see lyrics with Amazon Music.
  • stream music and books from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Audible.
  • use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms.
  • ask Alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. Plus, control your thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more.
  • call anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to other Echo devices around your home.

With tens of thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.

The Amazon Echo Spot will be available in Australia early next year.

Amazon Echo Spot