News 8 Daybreak's tech guru Steve Greenberg joined News 8 Daybreak to share holiday gift ideas.
Fitbit Force ($129.99) — Push yourself closer to fitness goals with the recently launched Fitbit Force, available at RadioShack and RadioShack.com. The Force is rechargeable and water-resistant. The digital fitness wristband is with all you the time, motivating you to stay active with a sleek design. With real-time stats right on your wrist, you can track steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. When the day’s over, track your sleep and wake up with a vibrating alarm. Other great features include instant access to your stats with a real-time OLED display AND your stats automatically sync to your computer and leading smartphones. It's available in two colors, black and slate. And you can set goals, view progress and earn badges from Fitbit
TiVo Roamio ($199 to $599) — TiVo Roamio DVR is the all-in-one approach to live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television that gives consumers what they want on any screen wherever they are. Out-of-home streaming lets you to stream TV and recorded shows to your iPad or iPhone from anywhere. All you need is Wi-Fi. The built-in TiVo Stream feature allows users to connect and watch recordings and live TV almost anywhere. A refreshed and more elegant interface offers updated HD menu screens and fonts with nearly twice the performance. Browse and search content even faster. The “What to Watch Now” feature on the DVR provides an instantaneous personalized dashboard that immediately shows you the best programming available right now. For users who just like a good channel guide, Roamio offers guide filters to quickly break down the options into only content you want to see. Choose to browse the guide by something as simple as movies or sports, or as specific as romantic comedies. There’s now an all new application platform — leveraging the new HTML 5 platform to support TiVo apps. The TiVo Roamio runs the latest version of YouTube with more on the way. The new platform will enable faster, more frequent additions to the TiVo platform. An improved remote boasts an RF connection, allowing Roamio to be placed behind closed cabinets or in another room altogether — no line of sight is needed to operate your TiVo. Still, the remote retains the capability of learning commands to control all of your other equipment, allowing for the true one-remote solution. Keep in mind anywhere you have an Internet connection, you have the ability to manage your DVR with your phone or tablet. The updated free TiVo mobile app available for tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android™) offers remote Season Pass® management, a recording scheduler that allows you to add or remove recordings and enhanced WishList® management. The TiVo Mini software has been updated to include Netflix and “dynamic tuning” to maximize the value of Roamio’s capacity. This feature allows all of Roamio’s tuners to be used for recording when they aren’t actually streaming content to another screen. It’s the ultimate whole-home DVR experience. The TiVo Roamio DVR Series includes three models: TiVo Roamio ($199.99), TiVo Roamio Plus ($399.99) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($599.99). Roamio features four or six tuners and unprecedented storage (ranging from 75 hours to 450 hours of HD content). It ensures subscribers never miss a show again and have plenty of space for recordings. The improved speed and performance of TiVo Roamio also includes integrated wireless and TiVo Stream functionality in certain models.
Battroborg Motion Controlled Battling Robots ($79.99) —Remember Rock’em Sock’em Robots? This is the 21st Century version—and now the robots are real robots and they are fueled by your fists. Wireless controllers transform your quick jabs into your robot’s swift hits! Battroborgs record battle wounds via an LED light that changes color with every strike received. Train by yourself, battle head-to-head, or engage 20 robots simultaneously in a Battle Royale. Price has just been reduced to $79.99 for the 3-in-1 Arena set and it is available all major retailers including Walmart, Target, and ToysRUs. For more info go to http://us.battroborg.com/
Greenberg has a lot more holiday deals you can find on the Steve Greenberg blog.