GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn--The holidays are fast approaching, so this year save yourself some last minute stress and start your shopping early. Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter, stopped by recently with his top picks.
1. Wemo Mini Smart Plug - Makes any outlet smart! Compatible with Alexa and Google Home, use it to turn your holiday lights (or tree) on and off via voice. Also works great for things like coffee pots, fans, etc.
2. Google Pixel 3/3XL - No contest, this has the best smartphone camera hands down so your holiday photos will never look better. And (my favorite), it has a built in AI call screener, so you can let Google deal with robocallers for you!
3. Google Pixel Wireless Charging Stand - Compatible with both iPhone and Android, this wireless charger keeps your phone upright while charging. And when you set your Pixel 3 on it, it turns it into a visual Google Home - so it’s like a 2 in 1 gift!
4. Nest Cam IQ - Give the gift of security this holiday. The Nest Cam IQ is a home security camera with 4K video, smarts that can tell a person from a cat and since it has the google assistant built in, you can ask it questions like when is your upcoming flight, what’s the weather or play music.
5. Palm - We could all use extra space, especially during the holidays. So whether it’s a holiday party or a family gathering, take the Palm instead. This companion to your smartphone uses the same number as your primary phone but in a much smaller package. Paired with the Kate Spade clutch, you can leave your purse at home and have everything you need on your wrist!