If you’re still filling out your Christmas shopping list and need some ideas for electronics, you’ve come to the right place.
Consumer Reports tested some of the best electronic gifts for everyone on your list.
Stores are packed with cool electronics this time of year but you want to make sure that what looks good on the shelf will make a great present.
Even for those who use a phone to shoot videos, an action camera is a great gift.
Carol Mangis, with Consumer Reports, said, “The action camcorders can go where a phone cannot go. You can strap them to a helmet, for example, when you’re biking or skiing and get live action shots of your outdoor sports.”
Consumer Reports recommends the $300 GoPro Hero3.
For movie lovers who want great sound in their living room, testers have the perfect solution in the form of a sound bar.
Mangis said, “Flat screens don’t always have the best sound. They’re too flat to fit the speakers inside, so this is an external speaker that will give you much better sound for your television.”
Consumer Reports recommends the Sonos PLAYBAR for $700.
Wireless speakers are a great way to listen to the music on your devices.
Consumer Reports recommends the TDK Life on Record for $150.
There is also an option for people who want to stream media onto their television.
Mangis said, “The Google Chromecast is a flash-drive sized device. You just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and you can stream video straight to your TV.”
The Google Chromecast is just $35.
For the little one on your list, the $52 turtle from Cloud B is a fun toy and also serves as a nightlight.
If you are getting those electronic gifts shipped, Wednesday is the last day you can take advantage of free shipping from Internet sites and still get those gifts to arrive on time for Christmas.