Talk about an ‘Appy Holiday!
We turned to Katie Linendoll — an Emmy Award-winning expert in all things tech — for the inside scoop on cutting edge gifts and gadgets, sure to add a touch of modern flair to your time-honored traditions.
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LET THERE BE (APP) LIGHTS
“My mom likes the vintage white lights, but my nieces and nephews like the flashing crazy colored lights. Now you can have the best of both worlds!” enthuses Katie.
APP Lights are ideal for a house divided, thanks to 34 pre-set seasonal color combinations, 140 dazzling effects, and endless opportunities for decoration customization.
SCARE YOUR KIDS INTO BEHAVING WITH PORTABLE NORTH POLE
It seems even Santa is smartphone connected nowadays. And the Portable North Pole app is essentially a direct line to the big man himself. In just a few simple steps, you can send Father Christmas all the info he needs, to create a personalized video message or phone call for the child (or adult) of your choice. And it’s the gift that keeps on giving, according to Rach. “You want your kids to do what you tell ‘em to? Show them one of those videos, and tell them Santa can see them 24/7 through the little camera he put in every single iPhone in the world.”
PRINT PICS WITH A SIDE OF (POLAROID) NOSTALGIA
Indulge in a bit of holiday nostalgia—with some contemporary innovation—from a beloved brand. Not only does the Polaroid POP point, shoot and print instantly, using a 20 megapixel camera, it can transform any smartphone photo into a picture you can actually hang up or hold (not to mention embellish with classic Polaroid borders, as well as various stickers and text). Watch Katie test-drive the POP on our favorite furry supermodel in the video above; Rachael’s pretty pup Isaboo!