People are tough to shop for so we’re taking the pressure off your shoulders by sharing the best gifts of 2016 that are sure to please anyone on your list. We’ve got you covered!
Bose Quiet Comfort 35
Silence, please. That’s exactly what you’ll get from the Bose QC35 wireless noise cancelling headphones. The active noise cancellation is the best available in the industry, providing hours of silent bliss as you tune out a noisy work environment or the drone of a jet engine outside your window. Designed for supreme comfort, they also fold into a slim case for travel. With a 20 hour battery you’re not likely to run out of juice, but just in case you do the QC35 can also act as a wired headphone. Available in black and silver.
At less than $30, streaming has now become fast, simple, and affordable. Compared to its competitors, the Roku Express has an actual remote and on-screen display (instead of a phone based system). It has all the major apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Sling TV, and even Amazon video. This Roku is super easy to set up and access full HD 1080p streaming. It’s so small that you can travel with it. And did we mention it’s less than $30?
Xbox One S
It’s 40% smaller than the previous Xbox, and yet it delivers so much more. The Xbox has become a high-quality media powerhouse. It can now play 4K Blu-ray discs and stream 4K movies and shows from apps like Netflix. Even better, it supports HDR, or high dynamic range. HDR increases the amount of colors on your screen, making everything on the screen look more realistic, lifelike, and vibrant. With the Xbox One S you get a clearer picture with lifelike colors. Even the games are being mastered for higher resolution and HDR.
The second-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is better than the original at half the cost. A hands-free, voice-controlled device with a built-in speaker, the Echo Dot plays your music and provides information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—all instantly. It can also hear you from across the room, even if music is playing. And if you want your music louder, the Echo Dot connects to your home speakers with a standard 3.5mm auxiliary cable. Available in black and white.
Bose SoundLink Color
Many companies focus on adding feature after feature to their devices, but with the SoundLink Color II, Bose has focused in on one thing: rich and full sound. The result is a small speaker that sounds great. Along the top you’ll find real buttons for every option to make it as easy to use as possible—no fumbling through menus. Best of all: the rich bass and crisp treble. Available in soft black, polar white, coral red, and aquatic blue.
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Bonus: Bose SoundLink Mini II
The Bose SoundLink Mini II is one of the few standouts among ultra-compact wireless speakers. It produces excellent sound for its size and features outstanding build quality, including a unibody aluminum body—forget about plastic. Battery life is up to 10 hours and it charges via a standard USB cable. No special charger to lose! Just beware: the SoundLink Mini II sounds a lot larger than it looks. Available in carbon and pearl.