High-Tech Holiday Must-Haves

From gifts for the kids to home security needs

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

December 6, 2023

We are looking at the best games, gadgets, and toys for everyone on your list and where to get them.

Let’s start with some award-winning stuff from Amazon Kids. They have a ton of devices built just for kids, each with a two-year worry-free guarantee (if it breaks, return it, and Amazon will replace it) and some fantastic parental controls so you can customize their experience. Each comes with 6- or 12-months of Amazon Kids+, the only content service out there just for kids with thousands of ad-free games, videos, books, podcasts, music, apps, and Alexa Skills from Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Marvel, and original shows like Angry Birds, Lego, and Hello Kitty.

The latest for kids 6-12, the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet, a full HD tablet, comes with exclusive content and games that let them invite parents or older siblings to play on their phones, and it will even reward kids for exploring educational topics such as space exploration or dinosaurs. The battery lasts up to 13 hours. Get it for just $199.99.

Next, the new Echo Pop Kids Smart Speaker has two new designs—Marvel Avengers and Disney Princess. It has a new explore with Alexa feature with fun facts and trivia questions about animals and nature, great to fuel their curiosity. Plus, there is access to a ton of other content, audiobooks, jokes, and even help with homework. Get it for $49.99.

Lastly, the Kindle Kids has thousands of books and audiobooks that kids can request for parents to add to their library. Studies show that kids read, on average, more than an hour a day on their Kindle. It also has literacy tools, vocabulary builders, six weeks of battery life on a single charge, 16 GB of storage, and comes with a protective cover. Get it for $119.99.

Next up, for your home—whether keeping an eye out for Santa or deterring those porch pirates, Philips Hue has integrated a home surveillance camera with their amazing lighting system so you can see everything in real-time. It is a crystal clear 1080 HD live stream with special night vision and a speaker for two-way talk. It works with an app on your phone to give you motion alerts and allows you to activate light and sound alarms from wherever you are right from your phone. The videos have end-to-end encryption, so they’re secure and confidential. It offers great peace of mind, especially around the holidays and if you’re traveling. Get it at philips-hue.com. Cameras start at $199.99, and kits at $299.99.

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