This handy little device will turn any TV into a connected device, letting you—or the lucky recipient—stream a wide variety of content from any smartphone, tablet or PC. Simply plug the Chromecast into a TV's HDMI port, and you can get Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and a bunchof other streaming services on the big screen.
This inexpensive gadget turns any appliance in your house (table lamp, in-window air conditioner, toaster oven) into a smart device, letting you turn it on and off via your smartphone. This ability is especially useful with lights, as you can program them to turn on at preset times, or under certain conditions, using IFTTT.
The cord cutter in your life will appreciate the reception they can get with this antenna, which is about the size of a sheet of paper, and just slightly thicker. It's rated to pull in stations in a 30-mile radius and has a 10-foot coaxial cable, so it can reach from the window to the TV.
This fan stands about 3 feet tall but has a footprint of about 11 x 8 inches, so it won't take up much floor space. It has an adjustable thermostat, which turns on the fanwhen the room reaches a preset temperature. A remote control lets you operate it from across the room, and you can set it to turn off after 1, 2, 4or 8 hours.
If you like listening to music while you prep and primp for the day, this 6-inch double-sided mirror could be just what you want. With a built-in speaker and Bluetooth, you can stream audio from your smartphone or tablet, and a USB port lets you charge your device at the same time. The vanity also has a ring of LED lights, making it easier to apply makeup or tweeze those eyebrows.
Are your kids brushing enough? Are you? Oral-B's SmartSeries toothbrush connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and provides real-time feedback to tell you if you're brushing in the right places, if you're pressing too hard and if you're brushing enough. The app also shows you your brushing trends over time, and gives you tips on how to keep your pearly whites pristine.
If the cablecutter in your life doesn't already have the Roku 4, this would make a great gift. Our favorite streaming media player can deliver 4K content to your TV, offers more than 2,500 channels, and has an intuitive remote that lets you search via voice for shows and movies.
Your Apple-everything family member will appreciate the way the Apple TV integrates seamlessly with their iPhone, iPad and Mac. Plus, the Apple TV now has Siri support, letting you search by voice for your favorite programs and shows. You can even connect your Apple Watch to the TV, and play exercise routines that link with the watch's heart rate monitor. Now that's pretty neat.