Happy High-Tech Holiday

If you have started to make your holiday list you might want to check it twice or even three times to see if some of your most-wanted toys are still on the shelves. It seems the cooler the gift, the harder it is to find no matter what the price is. Here is my brief list of gadgets you might want to start searching for quickly. I hope you are on Santa’s nice list.

EcoReco M3

If a Segway was a little ahead of your time there are now other options for zooming around the neighborhood on an electric chariot. The EcoReco M3 is an eco-friendly, portable and smart electric vehicle, designed for an adult and everyday urban use.

This e-scooter can be taken with you wherever you go: stored easily under an office desk, in a gym locker or a car trunk. It weighs 34 pounds and can be folded into a compact 3-foot-by-18-inch size.

It is powered by a rechargeable lithium iron phosphate battery, which means zero emissions. It takes about two and a half hours to charge it to full capacity and then you are ready to go. The M3 can reach a speed of up to 20 miles per hour and can last for about 20 miles per charge.

$1,000 ecorecoscooter.com

DJI Phantom 2 Vision +

One of my favorite toys as a kid was a small, remote-controlled helicopter. Now that I’m grown up, I need a grown-up flying machine and the Phantom 2 Vision+ drone is at the top of my list.

The four-rotor drone is GPS controlled and carries a 1080p HD camera to take great aerial shots. It is easy to operate even for first-time flyers. This newest model from DJI is Wi-Fi-enabled to beam photos, videos, and flight time data to your smartphone.

Among all the quad copters on the market this is one of the most advanced and best integrated drones. Everything is installed and no extra system is needed; just sync it to your iOS or Android smartphone and take to the skies.

$1,300 dji.com

Swash Clothing Restorer

Now why would anyone want a clothing cleaning system for a holiday gift? I argue that it is smart, innovative and can save you money year-round. If those reasons pique your interest then take a look at Swash, the new way to clean and restore your clothes at home.

The Swash system is an all-in-one, in-home, clothing care system, which has elements of a clothes steamer and an iron. Proctor & Gamble designed it in partnership with Whirlpool and it promises to make once-worn clothes wrinkle-free, smell-free and ready to wear in just 10 minutes.

The system works with a few key technologies. Smoothing clips provide the right amount of tension; a superfine mist of specialized formula is sprayed onto both sides of the hanging clothes, and circulated heat removes light wrinkles and restores the fit to clothes that’s lost after wear by tightening fibers without shrinking.

This is a great addition to a home, especially for those Texas locations where sweat and humidity infiltrate most all our clothes.

$500 swash.com

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