Editor’s Note: With the holidays around the corner, finding the right gifts for the tech-enthusiasts in your life can be a challenge. Check out the holiday gift suggestions below from abode, HuddleCamHD, pHin and PTZOptics to make gift-giving a little easier this season.
HuddleCamHD Pro ($329 US MSRP),
HuddleCamHD Pro IP ($549 US MSRP)
With the recent transition to learn and work from home, there is high demand for technology that makes the working and learning experience as easy, and stress-free as possible. Give the gift of upgraded video technology for the home this holiday season with the HuddleCamHD Pro or Pro IP electronic PTZ webcam.
The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and Pro IP (4K NDI) electronic PTZ webcams come with a handheld IR remote to control PTZ functions. Featuring a dual-microphone array, these 4K webcams can easily clamp to a monitor, attach to a tripod, or be wall-mounted to deliver simplified video conferencing and livestreaming solutions for teaching, learning, or working remotely.
Whether hosting a Zoom meeting, teaching a class, or creating an instructional video, the HuddleCam Pro and Pro IP webcams are the perfect all-in-one audio and video hardware solution to enhance the video experience and better engage the audience. Featuring a large UHD and CMOS sensor, the HuddleCamHD Pro and Pro IP webcams take video conferencing to the next level with crystal clear resolution and detail. Users can pan, tilt, zoom, and capture ultra-crisp 4K video with a wide 108-degree field of view and lossless digital zoom.
For those adjusting to the new reality of working, learning, teaching, or even entertaining remotely, the HuddleCamHD Pro and Pro IP electronic PTZ webcams deliver simplified video conferencing and livestreaming solutions. Give the gift of simplified streaming and video conferencing this holiday season with the HuddleCamHD Pro and Pro IP.
PTZOptics Webcam 80 ($98 US MSRP)
At last, affordable live streaming technology is available. PTZOptics Webcam 80 is the best quality and most attainable webcam for modern video communication. And, at under $100, it’s the perfect gift for the tech-centric person on your list.
Designed with value and video production in mind, the Webcam 80 is small but mighty. It packs professional video options such as white balance, contrast, shutter speed, iris and more into a sleek and compact webcam and it suits a wide variety of portable and small room live streaming setups for either a Mac or PC.
Featuring full-HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels, an ultra-quick 30 frames per second with auto-focus, and an 80-degree field of view, the video stream captured by Webcam 80 is crystal clear. Easy to install, simply plug and play the Webcam 80 via USB 2.0 with ePTZ control.
Give the gift of high-quality video and control to the live streamer on your list with the feature rich Webcam 80 from PTZOptics.
abode iota ($329 US MSRP)
Looking for last-minute gifts for the holiday season? Give the gift of home security and safety with the abode iota. The abode iota all-in-one, DIY smart home security system includes a built-in 1080p HD camera, motion sensor, and two-way voice communication. iota will give your family and friends peace-of-mind knowing their home is safe and secure all year.
For homeowners looking to add an extra layer of security to the home, abode iota is so much more than just a security system that protects against intruders. iota can be deployed as a fully featured smart home system capable of notifying users when the kids get home, if the plumber came and went, and for turning on the interior house lights when they get home so they never have to come home to a dark house.
iota supports hundreds of smart home security devices giving homeowners the freedom and flexibility to customize their smart home experience securely and conveniently. iota is the perfect gift for your loved ones because it’s easy to install and integrate with any current smart home devices. iota’s motion sensor and two-way audio capabilities capture events in real-time giving users access to live video feed at any time. Users can customize their experience to get notifications on events that matter most through abode’s app.
iota features support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit empowering homeowners to choose the devices that matter most to them when customizing their smart home. New and old homeowners looking to protect their home and their families will appreciate the gift of DIY smart home security all year long.
pHin Smart Water Monitor ($349 US MSRP)
This holiday season, families are planning to gather around fireplaces, trees and decorations… and their pools and hot tubs? For the friends and families whose backyard oasis you love to frequent, give the gift of simplified water care!
Both pool veterans and new owners will love the pHin Smart Water Monitor. pHin makes water care and maintenance easy so they can spend more time relaxing, and less time worrying about testing, measuring, and chemicals.
Here’s how it works: pHin measures the water more than humanly possible. It floats in the water 24/7, and measures pH, sanitizer, and temperature more than 1,000 times per week. pHin will quickly become pool owners’ favorite gadget because they can let pHin guide them to perfect water balance. They’ll get alerts in the app or via email the moment their water is unbalanced and unsafe. pHin doesn’t leave them hanging – it’ll calculate the exact amount of chemicals they need to add to get the water safe and balanced again, with whichever chemical brand they choose.
Whether they have a saltwater, chlorine, or bromine pool or hot tub, pHin makes it easy to prepare for a family pool day or a night of hot tub relaxation to make sure the water is balanced and safe.
Now with built-in voice integration, pHin users can “Ask Alexa” if the water is safe, or for the temperature of their water instead of running outside in the cold to check it. Give pHin this year, and your family and friends will be thankful all pool-season-long.