FABRIQ ALEXA-ENABLED SPEAKER $49.99
You can summon Alexa at the push of a button
Looking for the perfect gift? A small, can-shaped Bluetooth speaker that is equipped with Amazon’s Alexa voice service, the Fabriq, is a smaller version of Amazon’s Echo Tap. It is battery-powered and you need to press a button to invoke Alexa.
It also has Wi-Fi so you can wirelessly connect several Fabriq speakers to play music throughout your home.
This speaker is an inexpensive way to get Alexa and to get multiroom audio.
TILE MATE $25
This gadget helps find your keys — or remote
A good stocking stuffer, the Tile has been a popular Bluetooth locator for a few years. Attach one to your keychain — or luggage or remote control — and you will have instant help locating your keys with the companion smartphone app. Press a button in the app and your Mate will sound a ringtone.
The original Tile has been replaced by the smaller Tile Mate, which has a non-replaceable battery that lasts a year before you send the Mate back for replacement (at a discount).
SNAPPOWER GUIDELIGHT $15
Light your hallway with the outlet cover
The SnapPower Guidelight is a replacement cover for your outlets that have LED lights to provide a night light. The lights are controlled by electric eye. They will only light up when it is dark in your room.
Installation takes just a few seconds. It really is as easy as taking off your existing plug cover and popping on the SnapPower. You don’t even need to turn off the power.
For $20, there is also a SnapPower plate with a USB port to charge your phone or tablet.
JETSON V6 E-SCOOTER $399
Next-generation scooter has iPhone app
You have seen hoverboards. Well, the Jetson V6 Active Balance E-Scooter is a nicer version of the ones from last year. They are available from Target and powered by Samsung Lithium-Ion battery. They have a 15-mile range and top out at 10 miles per hour. A smartphone app enables features like Bluetooth music streaming and customizing the LED light color. The app can also track speed and travel distance.