2016 Holiday Gift Guide

sandiskSanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, 128GB $90 With its large capacity, fast read speeds, and built-in file and media manager, the iXpand seems like a perfect solution for iPhone and iPad owners pushing the limits of storage of their devices. If your phone is running low on storage space and you simply can’t deal with deleting some apps, music, photos, or videos, the iXpand will give you some breathing room. tinyurl.com/hv587wn

nest-learningNest Learning Thermostat, $249 Whether you are in Naples year-round or just a few weeks or months during the year, the Nest Learning Thermostat will help manage your usage of airconditioning (and heating for your home up north!), Nest has become a popular choice for those getting their feet wet in the new world of home automation. A thermostat that thinks for you, learning your habits and adjusting the temperature in your home accordingly, sounds great. It’s not always perfect, but it improves over time as it gathers more and more information. tinyurl.com/ns5w75t

applewatchApple Watch Series 2, $369 and up If you already have an iPhone, this is the smart watch for you! With the inclusion of GPS, a faster system architecture, better water resistance and support for more activites– including swimming and wheelchair support — the Series 2 turns the Apple Watch into a more complete fitness band. The biggest change is that screen brightness has more than doubled, from 450 nits to 1,000 nits. The difference is easily apparent in broad daylight. All models feature built-in GPS, an ambient light sensor, heart-rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and up to 18 hours of battery life. There are also special editions available from Nike ($369 and up) and Hermes ($1149 and up). apple.com/watch/

eero-wifiEero WiFi System for home or office, $499 for most homes Does your home or condo WiFi network have ‘dead spots’ or weak spots, even with an extender? Eero solves this problem with a form of mesh networking that ‘blankets’ your home with WiFi coverage. There are three units in the base package, which should cover an average home or condo. The setup is done through an app for your smart phone, and takes only 10-15 minutes! These days, most dwellings — even small ones — need multiple Wi-Fi access points, because there are just too many obstacles weakening or blocking the signal, and too many devices today using it. Eero solves this with a great product and ease of use could not be simpler. eero.com

tile-slimTile Slim, track devices with your smart phone $29 for one, $99 for 4 If you’re forever misplacing your keys or wallet, the Tile Slim can be a lifesaver. As thin as two credit cards, it can also be attached to a laptop, tablet, notebook or lunchbox. Use your smartphone to make your Tile Slim ring when it’s nearby but out of sight. Can’t find your phone? Simply double press the button on your Tile Slim to make your phone ring – even on silent! The easy-to-use, free Tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your Tile, so if you left it somewhere, you’ll always know where to look! tinyurl.com/jkgj79h

iphone7Apple iPhone 7 Plus, $769 and up The most recent iPhone is the best ever, and features a faster processor, incredible camera, a 14-hour battery and is water resistant! The faster processor not only allows apps to respond quicker, but allows awesome photo effects such as Portrait Mode, which focuses on the person or object in the foreground and blurs the background, a feature usually only available when using DSLR cameras. There is no headphone jack, but there is a 1.5- inch adapter included for corded headphones, and any bluetooth wireless headphones will connect easily. With storage capacities now up to 256GB, you will likely never run out of room for the Hi-Def 4k and 1080p videos and photos you can take with the 12MP wide-angle camera and extra telephoto lens. apple.com/iphone-7/

jeff-bohrJeff Bohr | Naples Mac Help

239.595.0482 | jeff@jeffbohr.com

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