Kids! What’s wrong with the kids today? Kids! Who can understand any of the toys that they use to play. Nerf guns, Star Wars, Skateboards, LEGOs!
Actually, we do understand toys for the youngest kids and adults (kids at heart), and we’ve rounded up the best our favorite toys that they’ll find fun to play with or education (and they won’t even know they’re learning. Shhh!). Here’s our list.
iRobot Roomba 980
Automated chores never sucked so good
For those that want to completely eradicate sweeping and vacuuming from their daily lives, this is the current leader from Roomba maker iRobot. This smart vacuum is able to connect to your Wi-Fi network and thus be controlled via an app, for a whopping two hours at a time. Plus, with the smarts to charge all by itself when it’s low on juice, all you need to do is tap a few buttons, and your floors will soon be clutter-free.
Samsung CHG90 QLED monitor
The widest ultra-wide monitor there is
Coming in at 49.5 inches, Samsung’s latest ultra-wide monitor is the widest there is. Making good use of that space, Samsung filled the screen with 3,840 x 1080 pixels with support for HDR color reproduction, making for a mind-blowing image. Ideal for both hardcore PC gamers and hardcore spreadsheet users alike, this screen is the equivalent of two Full HD monitors side-by-side, or three standard HD screens. Expect to get some serious mileage out of this pricey screen not matter how you use it.
We’ve seen electric scooters and electric skateboards, but an electric scooter-skateboard? As crazy as it sounds the Cycleboard is an amazing ride that mixes the ease of riding a scooter with the natural maneuverability of a skateboard. Users can shift their weight to steer while they using the handle bars to maintain their balance. Whether you want something cooler than a regular electric scooter or ease your way into skateboarding, the Cycleboard is perfect for everyone.
Razer Blade Pro
The most gorgeous gaming laptop ever devised
For the well-to-do’s that want a gaming laptop, one with any plastic bits just simply won’t do – that’s where Razer comes in. Measuring just 0.88 inches thick and housing a 17.3-inch display either in 1080p running at 120Hz or in 4K UHD with Nvidia G-Sync and touch controls, the all-aluminum Razer Blade Pro performs as well as it looks. The laptop’s ultra-low-profile mechanical key switches make for an unmatched typing experience on a gaming laptop, while the RGB lighting will make neighboring gamers jealous.
Nvidia GTX Titan Star Wars Edition
The Star Wars frenzy has truly hit a fever pitch and it has even invaded PC components. Not that we’re complaining, the Nvidia GTX Titan Star Wars Edition is one of the most badass graphics cards on the market in both performance and looks. Modeled after the (slightly accurate) opposing sides of the Jedi Order and Galactic Empire, you’ll be able to declare your allegiance to the Light or Darkside of the force in style with these GPUs.
The Surface Studio is one of the most impressive desktop computers you can buy and is especially perfect for artists. No other All-in-One PC converts this nearly into a giant digital drafting tablet. While there are bigger drawing tablet screens, nothing beats putting the Surface Pen directly to virtual ink all on the same display. The hardware inside is no slouch either and should fit the needs of video and photo editors equally as well.
While the majority of electric skateboards these days come with a remote-control throttle and brake, you can control the Starkboard by just leaning your weight. The result is a ride that feels more natural and as if you’re one with the electric skateboard. Mix in a few great design choices and safety features, and this is one of the best electric skateboards we’ve seen this year.
Evelo Quest One
The ultimate commuter bike is here
If you want to upgrade your commute across the train, bus and subway you might take into work now with something that won’t see you sweating upon entering the office, give this luxurious Evelo Quest One folding electric bike a look. Able to store easily in your apartment and then propel you from the train station to your office with its 250W motor, this ebike is definitely a gift for the city slicker that already has everything else.
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
The best drone money can buy
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is bar none the best drone. Out of all the consumer drones on the market, it has the longest battery life, flies fastest and includes a ton of autonomous modes to help turn novice pilots into seasoned aviators. If you’re looking for a drone to gift yourself or others, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is the best choice you can make this holiday season.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson’s fan for your lovely face
This isn’t your grandmother’s hair dryer. Designed to near perfection and engineered to dry hair without drying it out, the Dyson Supersonic is a sleek system that will blow any user away. You’ll spend $399.99 on Dyson’s invention, but whomever receives it will get the invaluable gift of coiffe-drying convenience.
Intel Core i9-7980XE
Chews through all computer tasks
With 18-cores and 36-threads, this processor has no equals. It is the most overpowered PC component in the history of computing. At $2,000 by for just this single computer component, the most luxurious PC builds can only start with this part. Cost aside, this incredible piece of silicon simply chews through tasks and easily slays even the most intense games.
Moto Z2 Force with ALL of the Motomods
No hyperbole: a smartphone that can do just about everything
Moto’s 2017 flagship Android smartphone checks all the boxes: it’s powerful, slim and fully-featured. But that also describes many other devices. What truly sets the Moto Z2 Force apart is that it’s shatterproof – oh, and that it’s compatible with a fleet of rad MotoMods. These optional, but oh-so tempting mods can let your phone print Polaroids, chat with Alexa, project a movie on your wall, and so much more.