My Favorite Tech Gadget of the Year
Most Fun for the Family
Most Fun for Daily Use
Best Headphones for Less than $100
Best for the Paranoid (or those that like security)
Top Receiver for the Year
Best mobile device
Most Addictive Tech
Best for the Chef
The Other Stuff
Onkyo TX-NR646 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - $379
Vizio E43u-D2 - 43 inch 4k TV for less than $400.
Digi Q kit ($454.95) - Regulate the temperature for your smoker (I use it with a Big Green Egg)
Apple Watch - I still have the original, but with the newest OS, it is like having a new watch.
Das Keyboard ($179 for the soft tactile version I own)- Simply awesome! It reminds me of the Kramer lane on the highway (Seinfeld reference). It is a joy to use, especially in these days of low travel keyboards.
Google On Hub ($144) - So many people have wifi issues and need a better router. This router is easy to setup and has awesome coverage with its thirteen antennas. I have had it for over a year, but it gets better all the time. It can now tie into IFTT, so you can have it send you a notification when someone gets home or turn on lights in the house when you get home.
SitNCycle ($129)- This isn't the best workout you will ever get, but it has a small footprint (will fit in most closets), is sturdy, and does the job if you just want to burn some calories while watching TV or listening to music. I actually have the sitNcycle Elite Low Resistance Exercise Bike from QVC, but it is currently $169.98, so it is slightly more expensive. They look to be identical in their design (other than color).
Himalayan Salt lamp ($22.97)- We have these all over the house. The look cool and they make a handy nightlight when paired with a connected switch. My favorite one is the one that has a place you can warm up aromatics, but even the regular lamps have a nice warm, soothing glow.
Satechi headphone stand ($34.99) - A place you can hang your headphones, but it doubles as a USB 3.0 hub and even has its own DAC so you can plug those headphones in and get audio.
iHome SmartPlug includes Remote ($47.70) - This is a switch that can be controlled via voice by Siri or Alexa. It also works with mobile devices and comes with its own remote control. Works with more stuff than Wemo and isn't as buggy as my iDevices.