Sure a new sweater is a nice gift to get this Christmas – but will it actually make your life easier? Is it something you’ll show to your friends and have them go ‘Whoa, cool!’ If not, you may be in the market for adding a few gadgets and gizmos to your wish list that’ll drop jaws or simplify some aspect of your life. Whether you’re shopping for someone who loves to be on the cutting edge of technology or you’re looking for ideas to float to someone else, here are 15 awesome gadgets spotted at HSN that any techie type will love.
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Star Wars Drones – $239.95, Regularly $299.95 (Limited Supplies!)
The Force is strong once again this year – and so is the desire to channel it with a Star Wars-themed drone! HSN has three collector’s Star Wars drones, all of which are modeled after the very spacecrafts you’ve seen in the films. With speeds of up to 35 mph, you can re-enact battle scenes or race your fellow drone pilots to complete a mission for the glory of the Empire.
Wolverine F2D Mighty-Slide Film-to-Digital Converter – $129.95, Regularly $159.95
Even the most old school person in your family will be on board with this one: A handy gadget that takes any films or slides (including 35mm, 126, 110 and Super 8 movies) and transforms them into JPEG images to share with loved ones for years to come. It also comes equipped with software that lets you take those images and edit them or place them in memory-keeping projects, like greeting cards, collages, or scrapbooks.
BetterBrella Elite Reverse Open and Close Umbrella – $24.95, Regularly $34.95
Never have those rainy day blues again! This clever umbrella design opens the reverse way you’re used to – ensuring water stays inside the water-resistant cone instead of dripping onto your car, flooring, or office. The auto-open feature also makes it a snap to open, even when your hands are full. Coming in over 10 different designs, you can even stash it away in a matching carrying case when the sun pops out.
This is a little gadget your family won’t know how they lived without. Simply install on top of any toggle or rocker lights witch in your home, and use a free app to toggle the lights on and off (or to automatically turn on when you enter a room). It’s great for mobility-challenged family members, as well as those intrepid travelers – now they can turn on their lights no matter where they are in the world, giving their homes the appearance of being occupied while abroad. Plus, it installs in a flash: No tools or wiring required!
Violife In-Car Charging Cup – $29.95, Regularly $39.95
Meet the little gift or stocking stuffer that’ll make a big impact. Designed to fit in your car’s cup holders, you can charge up to three different portable devices at once with the built-in USB ports. Plus, the charger features an opening to actually stash your phones or other gadgets, keeping them within easy reach and finally ending fights over who gets to power up next.
Drones are one of the hottest gadgets once again this Christmas – and you can nab not one, but two, right now for an amazing price. These tiny drones may be small in size, but big in power. You can perform crazy aerial stunts including barrel rolls and swoops, while easy-to-operate controls make landing super simple. Plus with two drones to play with, you can have battles or coordinate shows for your friends and family.
Stelle Audio Mini Clutch Bluetooth Speaker – $149.95 (Free Shipping)
Gadgets are so not just for guys – as this flashy clutch so clearly demonstrates! Coming in three trendy designs, this little bag is perfect for NYE celebrations, but also doubles as a way to get the party going wherever you are, thanks to a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Use your phone to control what tunes are playing or even answer calls hands-free while you put the finishing touches on your makeup!
Amazon Echo – $179.95 (Free Shipping)
If you feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions, Amazon Echo can help center your life. This virtual assistant can do everything from jot down your grocery (or Christmas) shopping list to managing your calendar to playing music or audiobooks while you multi-task. It’ll even hunt down information like recipe substitutes, sports scores, news headlines and more – and all you have to do is talk to your Echo from anywhere in the room. Buy it now from HSN to unlock special offers, like a MightySkins.com voucher to customize your Echo, and free trial subscriptions to Pandora One (for music) and Audible (for audio books).
Bend a Path 13’ Glow-in-the-Dark Track – $19.95, Regularly $29.95
There’s even gizmos for the kids at HSN – like this versatile car track that’s as much fun to set up as it is to play with. Create the racing track of your dreams, and then turn out the lights for an exhilarating race on the glow-in-the-dark pieces. The kit comes with two light-up SUVs and a carrying case for non-stop fun wherever you are.
NutriBullet RX with Recipe Book – $179.95 (Free Shipping)
For the health-minded person on your list comes this compact blender. The NutriBullet RX isn’t just any blender though – it’s specifically designed to get the most nutrients out of your favorite fruits, veggies, and other foods. Use the included recipe book to concoct smoothies that’ll address specific health concerns, and enjoy every sip knowing you’re doing your body good.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera with Groovy Carrying Case – $99.95, Regularly $119.95
Get the budding photographer in your life going with this all-in-one mini-film kit. Teens and tweens in particular are super into micro-photography, and the Instax Mini is one of the top little instant cameras out there. Equipped with a handy case and two packages of photo film paper, they’ll be able to start snapping the fun from Christmas morning onwards!
Wolfgang Puck Spice Mill Duo – $29.95, Retail Value of $78
This great gift unites foodies and technology! Everyone knows how freshly ground spices add a pop of flavor to any dish – now you can get that restaurant experience at home with the press of a button. This duo of electronic spice mills comes in five sleek colors and is housed in a giftable box. There’s even a light that helps you see how much spice you’ve just added. Now all you need to do is include some quality pepper or other spices to get the next (dinner) party started!
Bell + Howell Set of 4 Clay & Ceramic Natural Air Humidifiers – $24.95 (Free Shipping)
Technically speaking, this is actually an anti-gizmo. It requires no plugs, no electricity, but its ability to improve your life definitely puts it in the same class as any other gadget you can dream of. Simply pour water into the base and a clay ball at the bottom will absorb it, then diffuse it throughout the day to restore moisture to the air. This is a fantastic gift idea for anyone who suffers with sinus problems during the driest winter months.
Roku Premiere – $99.95, Regularly $129.95 (Free Shipping)
Once you go Roku, you don’t go back. This incredible little gadget makes streaming your favorite movies and TV shows completely seamless, and ensures crystal clear pictures with no skips or blurry images. Simply connect it to your 4K or HDR TV and a whole world of entertainment (we’re talking 3,500 free or paid Roku channels) will soon be at your fingertips. If you nab it right now with HSN, you’ll also receive tons of limited-time offers, like free trials of Showtime, Hulu, and CBS All Access, as well as other limited-time subscriptions to channels like Daily Burn (for fitness) and Qello Concerts (for live performances).
Foreo Iris Eye Area Massager – $139 (Free Shipping)
This holiday season, give the gift of turning back time with this convenient beauty gadget. Simply place the Foreo Iris around your eye area for a gentle massage on this most sensitive part of your skin. The results are totally spa-worthy: the Iris is designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet, and bags so you can look as refreshed as you do on Christmas morning, every morning.