To sum up the hottest tech trends of 2016, we thought it was only appropriate to turn to you, our loyal customers and fans, to look back at some of the Trending Tech products you liked the most. From selfie-friendly cameras, stylish fitness trackers, noise-cancelling headphones, keyless Bluetooth® locks and more, it’s clear that the past year was all about staying fit, taking photo ops, rocking out and teching out your pad. So to wrap up another wickedly awesome year of tech, and because these products are most definitely making it on our wish lists again this year, here’s a look at the top 10 Trending Tech products of 2016 as chosen by our Facebook fans.
It’s amazing how quickly a year can go by; that’s where a camera like the Sony a5000 comes in handy. Enjoy professional DSLR quality, including an interchangeable 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, in a compact point-and-shoot body. With 4x digital/3x optical zoom range, image stabilization and 1080p HD video recording in-hand, you can capture every single memorable moment and relive it for years to come. Even your selfies will be on point thanks to the zoom lever and 180-degree-rotating screen. And you can easily share all your greatest shots online using one-tap NFC pairing and built-in Wi-Fi.
Reaching your fitness goals is now easier with the help of the Fitbit® Flex 2™. This slim, swim-proof fitness band tracks all-day activity, including steps, distance, and calories burned as well as sleep. And its water-resistant design is perfect for swimming in the pool or running in the rain. The colour-coded LED light display shows you call and text notifications and reminders to get up and move. Plus with a removable tracker you can customize your Flex 2™ with a variety of stylish accessories.
Experience the new Xbox One S in this exciting bundle that features five epic games from the iconic Halo series: Halo 5: Guardians and a full game download of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Xbox One S console packs 4K Ultra HD and HDR (High Dynamic Range) for the most realistic picture quality yet and in a sleeker and slimmer body you can fit anywhere. Whether you’re playing games or watching the latest movies on Blu-ray or Netflix, the Xbox One S is the ultimate entertainment console.
Isn’t it nice to have technology that just gets you? The Nest Learning Thermostat is exactly that type of device. It learns the temperatures you like in your home and creates a custom schedule for you, adapting to your changing lifestyle and with each season. Easily control the thermostat from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and tap into the usage summary to help you find the right settings to save energy and money.
6. 8Bitdo SNES30 Bluetooth® Retro Controller (Online Only)
Get set for the ultimate way back playback with this vintage-style Bluetooth® controller. Use it with your smartphone, tablet or computer and enjoy a more tactile gaming experience for all of your touchscreen- and keyboard-based games. There is also exclusive iOS multiplayer support so you can battle your friends and a USB connection to use with your devices that don’t have Bluetooth®.
Say no to wires and background noise with the Bose QuietComfort® 35 headphones. The QC® 35’s offer a premium listening experience featuring world-class noise cancellation, wireless connectivity and Bluetooth® in a lightweight, comfortable design. Plus with up to 20 hours of playtime, you’ll have enough juice to dance the day away.
4. Dog & Bone LockSmart Keyless Bluetooth® Padlock (Online Only)
Trackable keyless security is here! The Dog & Bone LockSmart Keyless Bluetooth® Padlock isn’t just any lock; not only does it secure your precious belongings but you can remotely access the lock from your smartphone or tablet via the compatible app. This means you never have to worry about losing keys. Even more, you can conveniently share your keyless lock with other users and just as easily take the “keys” away, even keep track of who has accessed your lock.
From being perched on the shoulders of music lovers blasting their favourite jams throughout the streets to serenading the girl next door outside of her bedroom window, the boombox is an iconic music device that made portable sound a part of urban lifestyle. Monster has taken that classic boombox portable speaker experience to the next level with the SuperStar™ Blaster. This modern take on the boombox features the latest Bluetooth® and NFC technology and deep pounding bass to deliver powerful sound no matter where you go.
Music fans can’t get enough of our latest HeadRush audio lineup that includes: noise-cancelling and wireless headphones, as well as Bluetooth® speakers and water-resistant kinds that float! With so many cool styles to choose from to fit any budget, your music experience just got better.
The Fitbit® Blaze™ is the workout buddy you’ve always wanted. This ultra-stylish fitness watch is filled with the best features to take your workouts to the next level, including PurePulse Heart Rate monitoring, on-screen workouts, connected GPS, music control and more. The colour touchscreen display and different clock faces make customizing your Fitbit® Blaze™ easy, plus there are a variety of fashionable accessory bands and frames to suit your style from day to day.
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