Tech for the Holidays
by Amber Mac on December 5, 2019
I’m on a media tour across Canada Dec 9-13. Here is a list of all the products we are featuring for the holidays and smart tech for the new year.
Nintendo Switch Lite | $259.99 | Available at all major retailers
This year, Nintendo has expanded its family of systems with the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite. This is a compact and lightweight system that’s built specifically for handheld play. It has controls built right in. Designed for gaming anywhere and everywhere, you can jump into your favourite games wherever you happen to be – be it travelling on the go, or nestled on your couch at home. Plus, it comes in three super fun colours: turquoise, yellow and grey. Of course, a great system is only as good as its games – and two of the biggest games launching just in time for holiday are Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition (TE) | $179.99 | Available at Best Buy
The next stage of keyboard evolution is here with the new Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition. With 1.0mm optical actuation that registers at the speed of light, expect nothing but instant response from every keystroke, as you react and execute clutch plays with clinical efficiency. Tested to have an industry-leading durability of up to 100 million keystrokes, the Razer™ Linear Optical Switches are also well-equipped to withstand the rigors of training and competitive play which makes a perfect gift for the gamer and everyday user. The chroma lighting is what really brings this keyboard to life!
HP Omen X 2S | $2,999.99 | Available at hp.ca
HP’s OMEN X 2S is the perfect gift for the gamer on your holiday list. It’s the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop that lets you game at full screen while keeping tabs on other apps, or displaying tips and cheat sheets so you don’t constantly need to tab out of the game anytime you want to look up an item combination. It’s ultra-thin design, weighing only 5.18lb, gives the OMEN X 2S maximum portability. Allowing you to bring your gaming anywhere this holiday season. You don’t need to be limited to the clunky rig set up in your home, play side-by-side with friends this holiday. Power to perform with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and advanced NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 with Max-Q design dedicated graphics, feel free to crank up the settings everywhere you go – it has enough horsepower needed for gaming, streaming, and multitasking.
Alfred DB1 Smart Lock | $199.99 | Available at Best Buy, alfredinc.com & Amazon
The Alfred DB1 Smart Lock comes with Bluetooth and connects to the Alfred Home app (iOS and Android) to allow users to setup, control and program their locks. You can assign full time, recurring, or time sensitive pin codes with specific associated users (“Members”), with every ‘unlock’ event recorded on the lock. The optional Alfred Connect accessory allows you to connect to Alexa or Google Assistant and control your door lock from anywhere in the world. Alfred is a trusted Canadian company.
GROHE SmartControl Shower System | Price varies depending on the SmartControl kit selected | Available at your nearest specialty kitchen and bath showroom
The Grohe SmartControl Shower System offers a customized luxurious showering experience. With unique push-and-turn button technology you have temperature control, volume adjustment plus the set-up to choose either the shower head, hand shower, or both! GROHE’s TurboStat® technology eliminates the ‘wait time’ needed for warming up the shower and delivers your desired temperature within a fraction of a second – reducing water waste. The personal settings are stored until the next shower.
TP-Link Archer AX6000 Next Gen Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router | $399.99 | Available at Best Buy
This router allows greater capacity for simultaneous and multiple-user gaming, 4K/8K streaming and the use of smart home devices. It is equipped with the latest technology that makes Wi-Fi 6 so powerful. Give your latest Wi-Fi 6 gadgets the fastest and most stable performance. For your convenience, TP Link has added Advanced Parental Controls, profile management, and Anti-Virus protection.
ESET Smart Security Premium | $59.99 | Available at all major retailers and eset.ca for online download
Don’t forget to protect your new devices this holiday season with ESET Smart Security Premium. Protect your digital identity, shop online securely and keep your data safe with multi-layered protection. It’s also multi-platform which means it works on PC, iOS, Linux, and Android.
Huawei P30 Pro in Breathing Crystal | Check your mobile retailer for pricing
The Huawei P30 Pro is now available in this beautiful Breathing Crystal colour. It is known for its outstanding Leica Quad Lens Camera which is perfect to help capture those holiday memories. Together with the colour saturation provided by the 40 MP main camera, and the stability of Optical Image Stabilization, the SuperZoom lens offers 10x hybrid zoom to see the never-before-seen with great resolution and rich detail. Huawei’s SuperSpectrum Sensor captures up to 40 per cent more light – allowing you to see the unseen using Night Mode. With the P30 Pro you can see the splendour hidden in the night with up to ISO 409600 – higher than many DSLR cameras. It is even equipped with a 4200mAh battery, and charges 70% in 30 minutes with its Super Charging function. For a limited time, receive the HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite as a gift with purchase of the P30 or P30 Pro nationwide.
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