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Spud Software Presents the Best Tech Gifts of 2016

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We help you find the best gadgets to get your favorite techie.

We love new technology at Spud Software.  We're the guys who get geeked over the latest tablet to hit the market and we want to play with all the new electronic toys.  In the spirit of helping you stress less this Christmas, we've put together a list of some of the best tech gifts available this year. Whether you're buying for Dad, your former college roommate or your favorite software developer (wink, wink), these are the gifts that are sure to please any techie.
Smart Home Assistants:
Whether you're into the Amazon Echo or Google Home, these devices are sure to be a big hit this season.  They're designed to take voice commands and help you with everything from playing your favorite music to searching for nearby retailers, reordering detergent or calling an Uber.
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Key Chain Chargers:
For that friend, family member or co-worker who always needs to borrow your charger, this would be the perfect gift.  They combine cool looking key chains with cell phone charging capabilities and can be connected to anything with a full USB port.
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Portable Photo Printers:
If you have someone in your life who just can't take enough selfies, or an amateur photographer who's always on the go, this printer is the gift to give.  It's small and easily portable and works with Apple and Android devices via a free app, allowing photographers to get physical copies of their favorite mobile photos.
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Wacom Bamboo Notepad:
For artists, students or avid note takers, consider this neat gadget that uses regular paper and instantly sends notes or drawings to the user's tablet or smartphone. It even allows users to search for sketched words using a mobile device.
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Tile Slim Tracker:
Do you know someone who is always losing their phone? Then this is a must-have gift this season. This credit-card sized device  by Tile will help anyone find their phone if it's within Bluetooth range.  It's easy to carry and the non-removable battery lasts for a year.
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Ring Video Doorbell:
Whether you're waiting for pizza delivery or trying to avoid those door-to-door salesmen (do they exist anymore?) this piece of tech allows you to see who's at your door right on your phone or tablet, before you answer the ring. It's also a great security device if you're away from home for long periods.
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Fitness Trackers:
Even programmers like to get out and stay healthy, and fitness trackers are an awesome tool for anyone looking to motivate themselves with activity tracking and movement reminders.
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This was a great year for technology and what better way to show someone you love them than with a tech device that you know they'll love to use. These recommendations and many more are available online to save you from making that extra trip to the store.  You can thank us later.

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