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If you're a generous type and have a big family or lot of friends, the holidays can be a financially taxing time. Not many of us can afford to spend thousands on gifts for all our loved ones.

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Put down those ties and candles, and pick up one of the gifts on this list. The Mi Home Security Camera is a reasonably priced indoor security camera that detects and records motion events. It offers those motion detection alerts and records motion events locally, which means you don't have to pay for cloud storage.

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The WyzeCam V2 is an inexpensive p home security camera that is small in stature but big on features. It's still the smallest home security camera we've tested and an incredible bargain. The Alexa Voice Remote also gets an infrared transmitter and dedicated buttons for power and volume control, letting users control their connected TV, soundbar, Cool new tech gifts box, and other devices without using a separate remote. The new Amazon Echo Dot delivers dramatically improved sound, making it an even better buy for an entry-level Alexa speaker.

In our reviewwe found that if you already own an old Echo Dot and use it to power a bigger, better speaker, there's no need to upgrade. But if you use your Echo Dot as a primary speaker, you'll want the new one. A smaller, more affordable version of the Google Home, the Mini has a few tricks up its Cool new tech gifts, like serving as an intercom and pairing with more powerful Bluetooth speakers. The JBL Go 2 is an affordable waterproof speaker that offers solid volume levels and a full sound signature for its size.

Roku is another popular media streaming option; monthly active users increased from Whichever one you buy, check out our tips for how to use them.

The iPad is a lovely device, but it'll set you back at least a couple hundred dollars. For those who need a more affordable way to read ebooks, watch Netflix, and surf the web, the Amazon Fire 7 tablet makes a good basic video player and color ebook reader, and it's very easy to use.

Then, in combination with nearby Alexa-enabled devices like Echo or Fire TV, the smart plug will turn on smart home devices like coffee makers and lights when you ask. The iHome iSP6X SmartPlug offers an ideal combination of affordability, features, and third-party support, making it easy to control just about anything in your home from your phone.

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Pair that smart plug with the iHome Motion Sensor iSB01a reasonably priced Wi-Fi motion detector that will let you know when someone or something is moving around in your home. The Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb White and Color is a simple and relatively affordable way to add color-changing lighting to your Cool new tech gifts. It doesn't offer nearly as much in the way of third-party integration as the Hue bulbs, but it lets you select from over 16 million colors, it doesn't require a hub, and it supports voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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That makes it our Editors' Choice for affordable color smart bulbs. Always losing your keys or wallet? Affix a tiny Tile tracking device to your belongings to keep tabs on their whereabouts. In October, Tile updated its gadgets with user-replaceable batteries.

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On the backs of the new Tile Mate and Tile Proyou now have a battery door, which provides access to a standard CR coin-cell battery. So when your Tile runs out of juice, you can now just change the cell Cool new tech gifts much difficulty. Neither device has changed much on the outside, but the new Mate has a foot Bluetooth range, while the Pro has doubled to feet.

Both are now much easier to locate and have alarms that are percent louder. PowerA's inexpensive Enhanced Wired Controller offers comfortable, responsive gaming for Windows PCs and Xbox One systems with a very useful pair of programmable buttons to sweeten the deal. It earned our Editors' Choice. The Eufy BodySense Smart Scale is a comprehensive and stylish tool Cool new tech gifts can help you make sense of your weight, BMI, and full-body composition straight from your smartphone.

It works with a well-designed app that contextualizes your body makeup across 12 metrics, integrates with third-party health platforms, and supports up to 16 users.

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