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Cool gift ideas for those who love tech

Posted: 10:40 AM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 18:21:13-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- As the holidays approach, it's time to start thinking about what gifts you will be giving this year. If you have a techie in your life, here are some options that Cox Communications believes will be the best.

For those into gaming, virtual reality is the way to go. Oculus VR systems allows gamers to experience playable worlds and even apps, in the comfort of their own home. For those interested, there is a Vader Immortal Oculus Quest Bundle where you can get all three games and a Lightsaber Dojos free when you buy Oculus Quest. The offer ends January 31, 2020.

  • Oculus Quest All-In-One VR (64 GB): $399
  • Oculus Quest All-In-One VR (128 GB): $499

Music is a big part of many people's lives. If you're looking for a new way to listen to your beats, Bose has a new eye wear that can work. Yes, the black frame sunglasses have built-in speakers! You can also access Siri or Google Assistant and accept or reject calls. They come in two styles -- angular or rounded lenses.

  • Bose Frames Alto (angular lenses): $199.95
  • Bose Frames Rondo (circular lenses): $199.95

If you are more traditional when it comes to listening to your music, the Pixel Buds Wireless Translating Earbuds may be an option. Not only do they pair with Google Assistant, but also allow real-time language translations. There is a wait list on these, so you will need to sign up.

For the cyclist in your family, there is the world's first smart helmet . MoMA Design Store claims to be the first-of-its-kind and keeps safety first while also being smart and stylish. There is a built-in Bluetooth speaker, lights on the back of the helmet that signal braking and turns and also has a built in SOS sensor to alert your contacts of an emergency.

  • Livali Smart Bike Helmet: $169

If you or your loved one has a pet, you can also get some tech for them. The Whistle Go Pet Tracker is a sort of FitBit for your pet that sends you text and emails if your furry friend leaves a safe area or sneaks out. It includes a real-time GPS tracker and even gives wellness reports that takes a look at your pet's habits. There are two options of the tracker. One monitors the health and location of pets, while the other also has a longer battery life and night light. The trackers also require a subscription plan, which starts at $6.95 per month for a 2-year plan.

If you are looking for something to brighten the room, the GlowLight from Casper can help. But while it may be a light, the company claims it is designed to help you fall asleep. Users can customize the light intensity, and if you have multiple, you can sync them up by Bluetooth.

For a look a closer look at the products, view the video below: