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Best Tech Gifts | Gift Guide 2018

The latest smart-home gadgets and the best tech accessories for home and office DROP A HINT! See something you want? Use the social media buttons below to share on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest and drop a not-so-subtle hint

Levo Tablet Stand

PHOTO: LEVO

DIYers who pull up project plans from their favorite websites and techy chefs who render recipes while they cook will love this handy tablet stand. This completely adjustable stand keeps your device out of harm's way as you reference instructions while you work.

About $189.99 (or $219.99 with 110V AC Power for charging); Levo

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Cube Tracker PRO

PHOTO: AMAZON

This little tracking device means no more lost keys, water bottles, phones, or other easy-to-misplace things. Just attach the Cube Tracker PRO to frequently lost items; the device syncs to an app on your mobile device, allowing you to view your Cube's last known location on a map. Just can't find your Cube-tracked item (a remote control perhaps) inside the house? Press FIND in the app and your Cube will ring.

About $30; Amazon

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Libratone ZIPP Wireless Speakers

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This wireless speaker by Libratone is designed to offer 360-degree FullRoom sound on 10+ hours of battery time. You can store and play 5 playlists or radio stations from the single-tap interface. Connect up to 6 ZIPPs all over your home for a multi-room music experience controlled by a single device. ZIPPs are available in a range of colors to suit your style and decor.

About $250; Amazon

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Ring Video Doorbell 2

PHOTO: AMAZON

This smart doorbell boosts the security of your home by sending you alerts when anyone comes to your door. You can see, hear, and speak to visitors at your doorstep from anywhere in the world by syncing the Ring Video Doorbell to your smartphone. 1080HD video with live view and two-way talk mean you're always at home. Note: This is the only model with a rechargeable battery pack.

About $200; Amazon

Rowenta Freemove Iron

PHOTO: AMAZON

This high-tech iron is cordless and lightweight, allowing total agility and freedom of movement while pressing clothes. Designed to charge in the base while you reposition clothing, this iron features a "smart light" that lets you know when it needs more juice. Anti-calc system removes buildup to help iron maintain optimal steam performance.

About $80; Amazon

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Omigo Bidet Toilet Seat with Drying Fan

PHOTO: OMIGO

Environmentalists and germophobes alike will appreciate this high-tech, toilet paper-eliminating toilet seat. Quick and easy installation results in a 100% hands-free clean up after you handle your business. Provides warm water for every "wash" and you control the spray position and oscillation to get perfectly clean in all the right places. There's even a built-in deodorizer that actively refreshes air through a revolutionary carbon-block filter. Once you're all cleaned up, a warm air dryer seals the deal and eliminates the need for toilet paper. All of this is triggered by remote to ensure hands never get near anything gross. See the Omigo in action here.

About $750; Omigo

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For a limited time, save $100 on your Omigo by clicking the link above, then click "Save $100" (upper right corner when you land at Omigo.com)

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Amazon Echo Spot

PHOTO: AMAZON

Everything you love about Alexa in a stylish and compact design. Just ask to see the weather, get the news, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Features far-field technology with four microphones, beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation, so it can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing.

About $100; Amazon

Roku Streaming Stick

PHOTO: AMAZON

The Roku Streaming Stick delivers powerful streaming - it's the only pocket-sized streamer available with a quad-core processor. With 8x the processing power of their previous model, the new Roku Streaming Stick gets you to your favorite shows (including This Old House) fast, with smooth and responsive navigation and channels that launch quickly.

About $50; Amazon

Standing Desks

PHOTO: SEVILLE CLASSICS

Stand up at work to avoid the potential health risks from unhealthy sedentary behaviors. This desk-on-desk style workstation is designed to support single monitor, dual monitor, and laptop/monitor set ups. Includes a detachable keyboard tray. For the electric model, a powerful motor provides even, effortless height adjustment. Both by Seville Classics.

About $300 for electric model, Amazon

About $200 for pneumatic model; Amazon

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Medium Support Dreampad Pillow

PHOTO: DREAMPAD SLEEP

If you can only fall asleep to the sound of the TV or your favorite podcast, this could be a great solution. The Bluetooth-compatible Dreampad’s tiny transducers play deep-sleep music that actually tells your mind to relax so you can fall asleep faster and wake up fewer times in the night. You can also hook your own music up to the Dreampad, if you'd like. The best part: Only you can hear the sounds, so you won't disturb your roommate or significant other.

About $150 for the medium-support pillow; Dreampad Sleep

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Heavy-Duty Phone Case with Slim Storage

PHOTO: URBAN ARMOUR GEAR

Our pick for best job site-friendly phone case is this military drop-tested design from Urban Armor Gear (UAG). Trooper storage and protection cases are feather-light with a hard outer shell and soft, impact-resistant core. Discrete storage for up to 4 cards, rear skid pads, and rubber screen lip make this a great stocking stuffer for the contractors and tradesmen on your list.

About $45; Amazon

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Mini Projector

PHOTO: AMAZON

Make it movie night wherever you are. This pocket projector offers remarkable clarity and contrast along with an impressive 360-degree speaker. Run streaming and media apps flawlessly and display content from Netflix, Youtube, and more for endless entertainment.

About $350; Amazon

Square Off Kingdom Chess Set

PHOTO: SQUARE OFF

There are chess sets, and then there is Square Off. Handcrafted and exquisitely finished with rosewood accents, the set is as beautiful as it is smart. Square Off is driven by a powerful AI engine, responding magically to your every move. Like something out of Hogwarts, an invisible opponent makes skilled automated movements in response to your gameplay. Square Off can challenge even the best chess players, with 20 programmed difficulty levels and always-learning AI. Connect your board to an app to play anyone, anywhere in the world or just play a 1-on-1 game with a loved one this holiday season. You've got to see it in action here.

About $369 for the Kingdom Set, shown here; Square Off

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