You love Amazon. We love Amazon.

And these Amazon tech products rock.

 

The absolute best last-minute Amazon gifts of 2018

 

1. Echo Dot – Smart speaker with Alexa (3rd generation)

 

Echo Dot - Smart speaker with Alexa (3rd generation) Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $49.99
Reviews: 4.3 out of 5

Our thoughts:

“Hey Alexa, does this shirt make me look fat?”

“Any shirt would make you look fat, Grant.”

While getting roasted by Alexa is one of my favorite pastimes, the Echo Dot is first and foremost a supremely portable speaker. It’s the ultimate device for any smart home, and at $49.99, it’s a virtual no-brainer.

 

2. Amazon Fire 4K TV Stick

 

Amazon Fire 4K TV Stick Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $49.99
Reviews: 4.4 out of 5

Our thoughts:

While I miss the days of getting up to turn on my PS3 anytime I wanted to watch Netflix, Amazon’s newest Fire Stick is a far more convenient way to access your favorite apps and streaming services.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a career mode match in FIFA 15 that I need to finish.

 

3. Roku Express – 5X more powerful HD streaming

 

Roku Express - 5X more powerful HD streaming Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $29.88
Reviews: 4.3 out of 5

Our thoughts:

For some reason I’ve always imagined Roku as the Fire Stick’s older, slightly less popular brother.

I have absolutely no information to back that up, but dammit it’s how I feel.

 

4. Wyze Cam – 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Camera

 

Wyze Cam - 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Camera Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $25.98
Reviews: 4.0 out of 5

Our thoughts: 

For 26 bucks you’re not going to find a better wireless security camera.

It saves two weeks of footage for free with no monthly fees.

Even though 90% of that footage will show me in my underwear eating yogurt in the middle of the night.

 

5. Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

 

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $49.99
Reviews: 3.9 out of 5

Our thoughts:

Amazon Fire Tablets started out as beefed up e-readers and have evolved into something so much more.

No, they’re not as cool as iPads.

But at this price, who the hell cares.

 

6. RCA Digital Alarm Clock

 

RCA Digital Alarm Clock Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $10.74
Reviews: 4.0 out of 5

Our thoughts:

An alarm clock is the 6th best selling Amazon tech product of the year?

What is this 1999?

If this doesn’t show you that those pesky Baby Boomers still have power, I don’t know what will.

 

7. EarBuddyz – Ear Hooks & Covers for Apple AirPods

 

EarBuddyz - Ear Hooks & Covers for Apple AirPods Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $11.95
Reviews: 4.4 out of 5

Our thoughts:

I’ve always liked reading Amazon reviews.

For instance, the top review for EarBuddyz starts out like this:

“I have strange, misshapen alien ears.”

Interesting.

I’m pretty sure these help Airpods stay in normal ears, too.

 

8. Anker 4-Port Ultra Slim Data Hub

Anker 4-Port Ultra Slim Data Hub Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $9.99
Reviews: 4.2 out of 5

Our thoughts:

Anker’s Data Hub lets you transform one USB port into four.

If only it transformed one pumpkin pie into four.

Maybe that’s why Alexa always calls me fat.

 

9. TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter & Receiver

TaoTronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter & Receiver Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $25.49
Reviews: 4.3 out of 5

Our thoughts:

This basically lets you bring old tech into the wireless world by turning non-Bluetooth devices into Bluetooth devices.

You can also use it to listen to your own music in the car rather than the radio.

Although if you stop listening to the radio I’m not sure where local HVAC companies will spend their ad dollars.

 

10. Neewer 50-in-1 Action Camera Accessory Kit for GoPro Hero

 

Neewer 50-in-1 Action Camera Accessory Kit for GoPro Hero Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $25.49
Reviews: 4.3 out of 5

Our thoughts:

“But I don’t own a GoPro!”

Well then this 50-in-1 accessory kit would be completely useless to you, my friend.

But if you do own a GoPro, this kit is pretty damn cool.

 

11. Sony DVPSR210P DVD Player

Sony DVPSR210P DVD Player Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $33.00
Reviews: 3.8 out of 5

Our thoughts:

One day soon a DVD will walk into a bar and see a drunk-looking VHS in the corner with no pants on and an exceptionally long beard.

The DVD will think to himself, “My God, is this what’s in store for me?”

The answer will inevitably be yes.

But at number 11 on Amazon’s best tech list of 2018, that day is apparently not today.

 

 

12. TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

 TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Amazon Tech 2018

Price: $29.08
Reviews: 3.8 out of 5

Our thoughts:

Salesman: “Dude this internet is faster than Dale Jr. on the last lap of the Daytona 500.”

Installation guy: “Yeah, this internet is downright terrible.”

If that sounds like your situation, consider snagging this sweet WiFi range extender.

 

13. Cable Concealer – On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit

 

Cable Concealer - On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit Amazon Tech 2018

 

Price: $27.99
Reviews: 4.3 out of 5

Our thoughts:

Dude, it took you like three hours to install all those new Amazon tech products.

You owe it to yourself to hide that bundle of wires.

 


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