2020 has been quite the year, which means holiday gifts that make their life easier are a no-brainer! The Google Ecosystem does just that and then some with its smart devices that will make your home, a smart home. Not only that, but they’re great on the go, too, which means there are plenty of fantastic giftable products that that special someone will love to see under the tree this year. Tech expert Avery Swartz shared her top picks of amazing gadgets and devices that are perfect for gifting this year! Check them out below, and be sure to watch the video above for more from Avery.
The new Google Pixel 5 is a 5G enabled phone that’s a great gift for anyone who wants to tap into all the 5G network goodness that’s available now. It’s going to help you take photos like a pro, and get help on the go thanks to the Google Assistant which can help you manage your daily tasks and control your phone and apps. Plus it’s got wireless charging, longer battery life – and it’s waterproof!
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The Pixel 4a is the most accessible Pixel phone – packed with all the things you want most in a phone, for less! It’s great for anyone shopping on a budget who doesn’t want to compromise on top features and a sleek design – and it’s got the same great Pixel camera at a lower price. It’s also got cool features like Night Sight that help you capture incredible shots of the night sky.
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The Nest Hub is a helpful display powered by the Google Assistant. It’s a great holiday gift because of the price point and its versatility! With this device, the screen isn’t massive – it’s the perfect size for having on a kitchen shelf or windowsill like a little helper.
Bell | $70
Nest Audio is a smart speaker that is all about clear, full sound. It’s the next generation of the Google Home devices – and the sound is 75 percent louder, with 50 percent more bass, than the original Google Home! It’s also a small(ish) speaker, which is great, and it’s easy to play and control music through the Google Assistant. You can even use it to turn on your Christmas tree if it’s hooked up to your smart home system just by saying, “Hey Google! Turn on the Christmas tree!”
Bell | $130
The Google Pixel Buds have great sound, and adapt to your environment by adjusting the volume for you in noisy surroundings, and the built-in sensor and mics focus on your voice for clear calling. Pixel Buds are easy to control – just tap them to play and pause, and swipe to change the volume. And, of course, Google Assistant is always ready for you – just say “Hey Google” at any time and Pixel Buds will activate the Google Assistant.
Bell | $210
The Chromecast with Google TV makes any TV smart, and the Google Assistant makes it even smarter. All you need to get started with Chromecast is an HDMI input and an internet connection. The Google Assistant works on Chromecast and does all the things it does on all the other devices… but when you use the Google Assistant with Google TV, it’s SO EASY to browse and discover content! The Google Assistant can help you search by genre, year, or actor – and you can even control your content by asking the Google Assistant to play, pause, turn up the volume, etc. Chromecast now comes with a remote as well, for those moments when you want navigation options beyond voice control or using your phone as a remote.
Bell | $70