Fun for the old and young. Top recreational tech gadgets that spark the holiday spirit.
The popularity of recreational tech has risen tremendously over the last several years—especially during the holiday seasons. The interest in drones and other lifestyle electronics will likely be as strong as ever this year. Whether holiday shoppers are looking for gifts for their loved ones or themselves, they'll want to purchase some of the hottest recreational tech gadgets on the market.
Those who would prefer to buy a piece of equipment from DJI that's meant to stay firmly on the ground may be interested in the DJI Robomaster S1. While the Robomaster S1 could accurately be called a battle bot, it's so much more than that. The robot must first be assembled piece by piece, giving users numerous hands-on engineering lessons. Learning opportunities abound as users learn to control their robots via Scratch and Python coding as well as digital buttons on an app.
High-quality Mecanum wheels and 4WD allow the robot to move omnidirectionally. Intelligent sensing armor helps the robot to avoid potentially damaging collisions. Low-latency HD FPV capabilities give users the ability to experience the robot's movements from a first-person perspective. People can race and fight their bots using a variety of battle modes and weapons.
- 46 Programmable Components
- 6 Programmable AI Modules
- Low-Latency HD FPV
- Scratch & Python Coding
- 4x4 Omnidirectional Movement
- Intelligent Sensing Armor
Shoppers in search of a budget-friendly drone may want to check out the AKASO A300. One of this drone's most notable features is its dual cameras. The front camera is 1080p, while the bottom camera is 480p. High-precision orientation sensors and an altitude hover function help to steady the drone so it can take crisp, clear images.
This drone can, of course, be used for more than photography. Its 4-axis gyro flying control system gives pilots the ability to pull off 3D flips, rolls, rotations, and more. One-key takeoff mode, three speed settings, and easy gesture control make this an excellent drone for both amateurs and experts.
- Front-Facing 1080p (1280 x 720) HD Camera
- Bottom-Facing 480p Camera
- 35 – 60 Meters of Control Range
- Optical Flow Positioning
- High-Precision Flight Orientation Sensors
- 4-Axis Gyro Flying Control System
- Gravity Sensor Function (G-Sensor Mode)
- 3 Speed Modes
- 80 Minutes of Charging Time
- One-Key Take-Off / Landing
Shoppers with avid swimmers on their lists may be interested in the AKASO V50X. This waterproof camera allows users to take high-definition videos and pictures with a single swipe and tap. The intuitive touchscreen is user-friendly, and the smooth video stabilization produces steady footage.
The camera's view angle can easily be adjusted. Distortion calibration corrects image distortion issues. The V50X can go up to 131 feet underwater, and its rechargeable battery can record video for up to three hours. This camera can also be used for other popular activities like skiing, biking, and surfing.
- 4k 30fps, 2.7K 30fps, and 2K 60fps video resolution
- 2-Inch Intuitive Touchscreen
- Image Stabilization
- 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh Batteries
- Adjustable View Angle (170, 140, 110, 70 Degrees)
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connection
- Waterproof Up to 131 Feet (40 meters)
Some may be shopping for presents that can help people take pictures with their smartphones. The Feiyu Tech Vimble is a perfect option for this. It gives users the means to use their smartphones to take professional-quality pictures. The user interface is intuitive, allowing photographers to easily access a variety of options and settings.
Designed for both comfort and practicality, its ergonomic handle grip, 320-degree rotation capability, and telescoping hand make this a desirable addition to any smartphone photographer's accessory collection.
- 2 3-Axis Gimbal
- 320-Degree Rotation
- Telescoping Hand
- Ergonomic Handle Grip
- Bluetooth Shutter
- Adjustable Focus
- 1/4 Inch Screw Hole
- 7.4V / 9.62Wh Battery
The Autel Robotics EVO is an excellent drone of choice for those who want to give the gift of 4K Ultra HD video at 60fps. Its camera can take 12mp stills, and its intelligent Li-Po battery is good for up to 30 minutes of flying time. The controller has a built-in 3.3in OLED screen that can stream a 720p video feed from the drone's camera. Those who would prefer to use their smartphones in tandem with this drone can access a 1080p live camera view.
Strong satellite positioning and advanced position software help to prevent this drone from flying into obstacles or losing stability. Top speed is 44mph and its transmission range is 4.3 miles. Intelligent flight modes give the drone the ability to dynamically track both objects and people.
- 4K Ultra HD Video at 60fps
- 30 Minutes Flight Time
- 3.3 Inch OLED 720p Viewing Screen
- 44mph Max Speed
- 4.3m /7.3km Range
- Obstacle Avoidance
- Dynamic Tracking
Those who are shopping for drone racers may want to consider the DJI Digital FPV Combo. The DJI Digital Goggles give the user a 720p/120fps FPV experience in stunning 1080p HD resolution. The remote communicates via 7ms low-latency transmission, allowing for smooth racing and clear camera views.
Maximum range is 28 miles or 4 kilometers, giving flyers more room than ever to maneuver their drones. Up to eight drones can be flown simultaneously in the air thanks to the eight available frequency channels. Pilots can rule the skies with the DJI Digital FPV Fly More Combo.
- Simultaneously Fly 8 Drones
- 7ms Low Latency Transmission
- 4-in-1 Closed-Loop
- 1080p 60fps Video Recording
- 720p 120fps Image Quality
People who want to spend a little less on a mixer should consider the Behringer Xenyx 302USB. This mixer is ideal for recording enthusiasts who work their magic in small home studios and on the go. It features XLR & 1/4" combination sockets, two-track input, and a stereo USB/Line channel.
- XLR & 3/4" Combination Sockets
- Two-Track Channel Input
- Stereo USB/Line Channel
- 2-Band British-Style EQs
Those in search of an inexpensive but versatile game controller should check out the Logitech F310. This gamepad looks simple at first glance, but it has the ability to be customized to match a variety of different controller configurations and to play various types of games. It's compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista, as well as Sony Android TV.
- Intuitive Navigation/Use
- Exclusive 4-Switch D-Pad
- Compatible with Old and New Games
- 6-Foot Cable Length
- Comfortable Hand Grip
- Compatible with Windows 8, 7 and Vista
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