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The Download: Hot for the holidays

Publish Date:

Monday, November 30, 2015 8:36 am PST


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Long Island News 12

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WOODBURY - Do you have a tech-lover on your holiday list? News 12's Andrew Ehinger checks out some of the hottest products out there guaranteed to score you points with your loved ones this season.

To kick off this year's The Download: Hot for the Holidays, we start with the JayBird X2 earbuds and Plantronics Backbeat Sense headphones.

Music can keep you motivated while exercising, but only if your earbuds stay in your ears. The Jaybird X2 Wireless earbuds are tiny and sweat-proof. But they also have special ear-tips and stabilizing fins to keep them from falling out, even under the most extreme conditions. 

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If you want to look great while enjoying some tunes, the Plantronics Backbeat Sense wireless headphones are a good choice. And with 18 hours of battery life, the music will never die.

The JayBird X2 earbuds and the Plantronics Backbeat Sense headphones are both $179.

Next up on the list is Edwin the Duck. Edwin is a high-tech duck for kids in the 3- to 5-year-old range. Edwin wirelessly connects to a smartphone or tablet to stream music from his waterproof speaker, and also has interactive games and storytelling to help educate your child.

At the end of the day, Edwin's charging dock doubles as a night light. Edwin the Duck is $99.

At No. 8 on the list, we looked at a smartphone case that doubles as a stylish purse.

The Pursecase is a "Shark Tank" success story. Since the show they've added more styles, colors and even a cross-body chain. This makes it a great option for women who want to stay connected, but don't want to carry a separate purse.

The case ranges from $15 to $30 depending on the smartphone.

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