shutterstock_313052033Ah, the holidays! It is the most exciting time of year. Not because the children are getting giddy. Not because you finally see your boss hammered at the office party. Not because you have the best decorated house on your block. The true excitement of the season is the release of the newest and most innovative tech on the market.

It’s the time of year where we have a great excuse to by ourselves a present. We have worked so hard all year. We deserve it.

And this year is no exception in delivering some of the most awesome new gadgets. Sure, there are the obvious headliners inundating the media right now: the Apple iPhone 6S, the rise of hoverboards, Apple watches and drones. All of those are very exciting, but there is so much more.

For every man out there, there is a new product to knock his socks off. Which one is right for you?


Need a personal assistant?

Check out the Amazon Echo ($179.99). The voice recognizing, 360 degree speaker responds when you speak to it. You can ask Echo to play music (streamed through various music streaming services like Amazon Prime and Pandora), to organize your schedule (connecting with Google calendar), dim lights, fid your phone, recommend restaurants and even have a conversation. It’s all easy and all hands-free. And lets face it, pretty damn fancy! (


Want to beef up security?

The Piper NV ($270) wireless security system is an all-in-one device that allows you to connect and manage your home even when you are away. Connecting to your mobile device, the 180-degree camera allows you to keep an eye on your home. You can also control home appliances and lights, check on the dog and be sure your home is safe and sound no matter where you are. Fire the housesitter and spy on yourself! (


Are you the Grill Master?

GrillBot ($129.95) allows you all the fun of using your grill without the worst part: the clean-up. Like a Roomba for your grill, Grillbot uses smart technology and comes in various colors. It includes three motors, a rechargeable battery, replaceable brushes and an LCD alarm and timer so there is no scrubbing and no agonizing after your next cook out. Enjoy that burger coma instead! (

Touchjet Pond and interactive stylus

Need a bigger screen?

The TouchJet Pond ($600) projects your tablet functionality on to any flat surface. It is great for streaming movies, game nights, board meetings or anytime you simpler need a larger space to work with. Touch capability works on all flat surfaces, up to four people can use the screen at the same time and it easily connects to wifi, Bluetooth and new apps. And as we all know, bigger is usually better! (


Are you king of the kitchen?

Anova Precision Cooker ($129) brings the sous vide method of cooking (normally reserved for restaurants) to the home kitchen. All you need is a pot and a Ziploc bag and the device guarantees exact temperatures to retain food’s flavor and provides a perfectly cooked meal. Steak, chicken, salmon and eggs are all delicious and never overcooked. It also connects with wireless technology and you can control it from your portable device. Impress your girlfriend or mom with this little secret!(


Are you a budding photographer?

The Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter ($129.99) allows you to print photos from your phone in less than 60 seconds. The 2×3 pictures requires no ink, ribbon or toner. Just wirelessly connect your phone and print ACTUAL photos. Remember those? (


Are you an advanced photographer?

Finally, the iPad Telephoto Lens ($25) allows you to zoom ten to twelve times more than the iPad camera currently allows. Capture the perfect vacation shots or a perfect moment in time without the mundane stodginess of the iPad camera. The lens includes a manual focusing device and can be used with iPad 2, 3 or 4, as well as iPad Mini 3 and 4. Photojournalism won’t know what hit ‘em. (

go pro

Are you an adventurer?

The Go Pro Hero 4 ($399) is the latest HD on-the go video camera with the best image quality yet. Its processor is two times more powerful and the high resolution 4K30 and 2.7K60 video allows you to capture the most or most beautiful, crystal clear images ever. Waterproof and exceedingly durable, prepare to record the most adventurous moments of your life. That might just be a walk, but it will be one beautiful walk! (


Are you a big swinger?

The Zepp sensors ($129.99) all you to record and analyze your tennis, baseball, softball and golf swings – and it all connects via your phone. Attach the sensor to you racket (or bat, or club) and swing away. All data is recorded on to your mobile device. The accompanying app offers tips, allows you to analyze the swings of the pros, and tracks your improvement. Jeter retired, now take his place. (