25 Cool Gadget Gift Ideas for Executives and Tech-Lovers

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is designed around your voice and connects to a cloud-based voice service called Alexa. Connect it to your local Wi-Fi and you can ask it questions to gain all sorts of useful information. With far-field voice recognition, the device is able to pick up your voice from across the room, even while playing music. It can create shopping lists, provide current news, control lights, set timers, update your calendar, and provide traffic updates. You can also ask Alexa to reorder previous purchases from your Amazon Prime account, stream music, and play audiobooks from Audible.

Cost: $179.99

In 2015, significant progress was made in bringing the cloud and automation to personal devices. From Amazon's Echo to smart watches and fitness trackers to 2-in-1 laptops and self-learning devices, multi-functionality was the name of the game — all made possible by cloud and machine learning. In this slideshow, we've pulled together a list of innovative gadget gifts that feature the latest in connectivity and automation.


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