10 Most Popular Entertainment Gadgets On Amazon For People Who Feel Clueless About Tech
Everyone blows off steam and relaxes in different ways, especially when it comes to entertainment. Whether it's reading, snapping cute pictures of friends, or listening to a favorite song, there are so many ways to destress. That said, sometimes the devices that allow these hobbies can be a bit daunting, but finding out the most popular tech products on Amazon can help anyone who feels totally confused by the whole category.
I'm sure you've been in a situation where someone (perhaps your parents) asks you a question about their phone, tablet, or camera, and you look at them and think to yourself, Do they really not know that? It's so easy. But then you find yourself in the same spot all of a sudden, especially with regard to the latest gizmos and gadgets — yikes. Luckily, tech products are getting easier to navigate, and Amazon carries a whole lot of the most tried-and-true ones.
There are e-readers, speakers that talk to you, action cameras, tablets, and computers that don't require a close reading of the manual to actually understand how to use them. Things are getting more self-explanatory, which makes them a little less daunting to people who may feel clueless about the gadgets that other people use on a day-to-day basis. If you're someone who gets nervous when thinking about buying a new toy, these gadgets are for you.
1Use Your E-Reader In The Sun Without Any Glare
Imagine using an e-reader that had a glare, but you didn't know that before you bought it and realize that it simply can't be fixed. That's why the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is great — it prevents glare from the sun or in other brightly lit situations. It's simple to use and the battery lasts for weeks, so you don't have to charge it every time you use it. It's also got a built in adjustable light, so all you need to carry with you is your new e-reader.
2Make Memories With Cool Instant Photos
I have several instant cameras, and any time I ask someone to take a photo for me they get really nervous because it feels a little daunting compared to phone photos, but there really is no need to get intimidated. In fact, they're actually really simple to use. All you have to do is switch it on, turn the dial on the lens to the correct brightness (and the settings are in picture format, so a house for indoors, a cloud for cloudy, and then a sun for sunny). After that, just press the shutter and your photo will print out instantly!
3...And Make Sure You Have Enough Film For All Of Your Memories
So you've got your instant camera, and now you need instant film. I like to store mine in the fridge, so it stays fresh. Film can go bad, but if your house is at a normal temperature, it should be fine. I live in Florida so the humidity can be bad for the film. Instant film can be expensive so you should always try to buy a value pack. There are only 10 photos in each container of film, so you'll probably go through it pretty quickly and might as well stock up. I usually go for the basic style film, but there are some cool versions available now like a colorful ombre border.
4Watch All Your Favorite Shows & Movies Without Cable
No cable? No problem. You can do so much with the Fire TV Stick that you won't even miss your old subscription. Stream your favorite shows from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube, Amazon Video, and more. Just plug it into your HDTV, connect it to Wi-Fi, and start streaming. It even comes with an Alexa-enabled remote so you can have her change the show for you, or order a pizza for you to enjoy while binge-watching your favorite series. The best part about the Fire Stick is that you can bring it with you while you're traveling or to a friends house. All you need is wifi connection.
5Play Music, Order Groceries, & So Much More With Alexa
I was at my friend's apartment when he received his Amazon Echo, and within minutes we were telling Alexa to play our favorite songs and asking about the weather outside. It was so easy to use because all you have to do is plug it in, connect it to bluetooth, and start talking. Alexa can do so much more for you than just play music, like find you a place to eat dinner, order your food if you don't feel like going out, set timers, tell your how bad traffic is before you leave, and more helpful tasks.
6Conveniently Place Alexa Wherever You Need Her
The Echo-Dot is a great addition to any room. It's as easy to use as its big sister, the Echo. You can use it in the bedroom as a smart alarm clock, you can place it in the kitchen and use it to set timers, and help you with your recipes. And just like the Echo, you can use the smaller version to find out movie times, read a book to you, and keep your life more organized. Plus, you can always customize your speaker to fit the space it's in with an Echo Dot Case, which comes in Saddle Tan Leather, Merlot Leather, Midnight Leather, Indigo Fabric, Charcoal Fabric, and Sandstone Fabric.
7Take Underwater Photos & Videos On Your Adventures
GoPros look scary, but don't worry — they aren't at all tough to use. You just have to play with it to get used to the device, and the best part is that trial-and-error has never been so fun. The GoPro Hero5 is pretty simple to use because you don't have to deal with the trickier waterproof camera housing of the past anymore. It has voice control, one-button shots, and a touch display, so I'd argue it's probably the most easy-to-use GoPro yet. You'll fall in love with the tiny camera that does big things.
8Print Pictures On The Go Straight From Your Phone
After you take a photo on your phone, if you don't upload it to Facebook or Instagram, what happens to it? My photos end up sitting in my camera roll, and that's it — until now. The HP Sprocket is so cool because it uses Bluetooth to connect to an easy-to-use app, and print your photos out. Without any ink. You'll end up with so many amazing memories with your friends and family, that you can actually look at and hang up, or stick on your journal or scrapbook.
9An Everyday Laptop That Doesn't Cost An Arm And A Leg
This Windows-powered laptop is a great option for people who are looking for a really great, basic laptop that's simple to use. It has up to 12 hours of battery life and you can do just about everything you'd be able to do with a more expensive model. I think the best part about it is the Bluelight Shield feature that helps to reduce eye strain (my glasses have tech shield and it helps my eyes so much). It also has ColorBlast technology, so any photos you look at on your computer will look more lifelike than ever.
10A Tablet With A Low Price Tag That's Actually Durable
Another amazing piece of Amazon technology with Alexa. You can use this tablet to stream movies and tv shows, listen to music, read e-books, play games, and download your favorite apps. Take photos with it and control your smart home with it. Plus, the tablet is super durable, so if you drop it, it won't end up shattering. And of course Alexa can help you perform all of your tasks and keep you organized.
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