It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and holiday shopping is in full swing. For the last few years, it seems like technology has been at the top of everyone’s wish list, and 2020 is no different. Here are some of the hottest gadgets you’ll find under the tree this season:
In 2019 alone, 6.3 million people said goodbye to their cable subscription, bringing the total number of “cord-cutters” to a whopping 39.3 million, according to BroadbandSearch. Most of these viewers are replacing their cable boxes with streaming devices. In fact, 62 percent of adults in the U.S. currently subscribe to a streaming service.
That’s why streaming devices like the Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Google Chromecast are skyrocketing in popularity. From these inconspicuous little boxes, viewers can stream millions of hours of entertainment via Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Disney Plus, Hulu, YouTube and more. ‘Tis the season for streaming!
Speaking of cutting the cord, wireless headphones have been all the rage since they first hit the market nearly 10 years ago. Today’s options range from lightweight earbuds to larger over-the-ear headphones, many of which include noise-cancellation technology—no pesky wires included. Some of this season’s most desired brands include the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, Apple AirPods, Beats, Bose and Sony.
Portable music has come a long way since the days of the shoulder-held boombox. Many of today’s Bluetooth speakers are lightweight, waterproof and rugged, making them perfect for beach trips, backyard cookouts, hikes and more. These small speakers boast surprisingly high-quality audio and fit a wide range of budgets. Some of the favorites to wrap up this year include the JBL Flip, Google Nest, Sonos One, UE Boom 3 and Apple’s Beats Pill+.
As more Americans want information at their fingertips 24/7, smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable tech continue to see soaring demand. From these wrist-worn devices, users can track their steps, measure their heart rate and calorie burn, send and receive emails and texts, check the weather, shop online and much more. Some of the top options for 2020 include the Apple Watch Series 6, Fitbit Versa 3, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the Amazon Bip S.
5G, the fastest wireless technology to date, is finally here. This fifth-generation cellular technology is improving speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks worldwide. In fact, some carriers have already shown 5G speeds in excess of 1 gigabit per second. Folks who want to take advantage of these lightning-fast networks are adding 5G compatible smartphones to their must-have gift list. A number of 5G-compatible smartphones are now available, including the iPhone 12, Samsung Galaxy S20, OnePlus 8 Pro, Motorola One 5G, Google Pixel 5 and LG Velvet.
As they search for the latest and greatest tech gifts this season, many budget-conscious consumers will be looking for ways to save. Trade-ins offer an affordable and green-friendly option for thrifty shoppers. If you want to offer your customers a simple and delightful trade-in experience, we can help.
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