Ebates Holiday Survey: Top Gifts of the Season



Survey reveals that age matters when it comes to smartphone preferences

SAN FRANCISCONovember 8, 2017—In the battle between Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy, American teens and adults are split on which one they want as a holiday gift. Over a third (35 percent) of teens said they either want the pricey iPhone X or the Apple iPhone 8. Only 20 percent of adults want the iPhone X, with a slightly higher percentage (22 percent) wanting the iPhone 8. Overall, adults said the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the smartphone they’d prefer to unwrap (38 percent). The national survey was fielded among 1,034 adults and 507 teens by Propeller Insights on behalf of Ebates, a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten.
 
Which smartphone would you most like to receive?
Percent of adults who said this
Percent of teens who said this
1.      Samsung Galaxy S8
38 percent
28 percent
2.      Apple iPhone 8 Plus
23 percent
25 percent
3.      Apple iPhone 8
22 percent
35 percent
4.      Apple iPhone X
20 percent
35 percent
 
 
The Trendy Teen Gifts Are…
If you’re planning to buy your teen a pair of Beats wireless earbuds, as 28 percent of American parents are, you’re in luck—at 44 percent, it’s the number one trendy teen gift that teens most want to receive.
 
Teen boys also want a drone (47 percent), while girls want a Polaroid camera (52 percent). Other trendy teen gifts for both teen boys and girls are:
 
Which of the following popular gifts is at the top of your wish list?
Percent of teen boys who said this
Percent of teen girls who said this
5.      Beats wireless earbuds
38 percent
49 percent
6.      Nintendo Switch
38 percent
30 percent
7.      Bose portable speaker
28 percent
25 percent
8.      Amazon Echo
26 percent
24 percent
 
However, while 27 percent of parents think that fidget spinners are still a hot gift for teens, only 15 percent of teens put this on their wish lists.
 
Non-Electronic Gifts Are Popular, Too
When asked which non-electronic gift Americans most want to receive, the most popular choice was a gift card—for both adults and teens (both 77 percent). Adults also put clothing (49 percent), shoes (35 percent) and accessories (31 percent) at the top of their list. Teens agreed and also listed clothing (63 percent), shoes (55 percent) and accessories (44 percent) as their most desired gifts.
 
Getaways were also a popular choice for Americans (32 percent). In fact, almost three- quarters—72 percent—would forego a gift in exchange for a holiday getaway.
 
When it comes to which type of gift card Americans would most like to receive, money in the form of a Visa, Amex or Mastercard (72 percent) was the top choice. This is followed by a gift card to a restaurant (59 percent), a retailer (51 percent) or for travel.
 
And men should take note: one-third of women also selected a gift card for a spa treatment (35 percent).
 
One-in-five Americans also plan to spend between $250-$500 on holiday gifts this year, and almost as many will spend more than $1,000 (18 percent) or $750-$1,000 (17 percent).
 
“Our holiday survey found that, when it comes to holiday gifts, you can’t go wrong with a gift card—although a laptop or earbuds are also safe choices,” said Amit Patel, CEO of Ebates. “At Ebates, we want to make it as easy as possible to purchase all your gifts and save money while doing it. From gift cards to fidget spinners, our retailers have you covered.”
 
From now through Christmas, shoppers can receive up to double cash back on select retailers via Ebates. For more details on specific retailers participating in the special offer, visit Ebates.com. Shoppers can also download the free Ebates.com app at Google Play and the AppStore.
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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

InstruMMents​ ​launches​ ​Olie:​ ​Intelligent​ ​Lighting​ ​Collection Designed​ ​to​ ​Elegantly​ ​Integrate​ ​Wireless​ ​Charging​ ​and​ ​Voice​ ​Activation​ ​into​ ​Every​ ​Room

MONTREAL​ ​–​ ​November​ ​15,​ ​2017​ ​–​ ​InstruMMents, an innovation company founded by the creators of Misfit Shine and 01, introduces Olie, an intelligent lighting collection. Carved in metal, and exuding minimal elegance, Olie lights are designed to fit any room. The collection discretely hides a suite of powerful and intelligent features beneath the surface, including wireless charging and voice assistance, focused on delivering smart features exactly where you need them. The Olie collection is available for pre-order today on Indiegogo with limited early bird units starting at $64.

“Our interior spaces are ready for a serious overhaul,” said InstruMMents founder, Mladen Barbaric. “But we believe this overhaul requires designing elegantly, not adding dozens of strange new devices and wires. Technology should disappear into life.”

The Olie intelligent lighting collection consists of table and floor models, and comes in either spot or area light configurations, creating solutions for every desk, bedside table, living room or kitchen. The table models feature Qi wireless charging bases for mobile phones, and come with an option to include Alexa or Google Assistants. The floor models feature an option of Voice Assistant.

 

“We wanted to create iconic intelligent lights to compliment any interior. We wanted to declutter desks, tables and floors, give people profoundly useful technology features, provide a touch of luxury, and do all of this at a price everyone can afford.” said Min Choi, Chief Designer at Pearl
Studios, the award winning brand and product development firm responsible for the design of the Olie collection. The introduction of the Olie Intelligent Lighting Collection comes just as InstruMMents wins the prestigious CES Best of Innovation Award for their 01 Dimensioning Instrument.

The Olie collection is available for pre-order now on Indiegogo with limited quantity super early bird units for as low as $64, and a retail price starting at $129.

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

News: Clazio launches touchscreen and voice command smart home hub with HIFI Sound on Indiegogo

CLAZIO LAUNCHES TOUCHSCREEN AND VOICE COMMAND SMART HOME HUB WITH HIFI SOUND

Premium speaker with built-in battery, smart home integrations and 4K output launches on Indiegogo

Spark is the ultimate smart home device offering a premium listening experience. Combined with voice command technologies, leading content providers, and a top of the range audio system, users can control the product with the touch-screen display or through natural voice interaction.

 With a built-in battery, Spark is super portable – perfect for using around the house. Clazio, a premier smart home creator, launches the Spark on Indiegogo today.

 Top of the range speaker system

 Built with two high-quality speakers, Spark has a powerful audio system that offers a clear crisp sound, with deep rich bass. The acoustics adapt to its surroundings and, together with streaming services, Spark gives users instant access to popular online video/audio content. Whether listening to Pandora in the kitchen or watching Netflix in bed, the possibilities are endless. Use Spark to plug in a TV or projector and it displays as a home entertainment center, showcasing up to 4K output for crystal clear images.

 High-tech functionality  

 As well as a smart speaker, Spark is similar to an Android tablet and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS and has a powerful octa-core processor. Users can seamlessly connect to popular smart home integrations, such as IFTTT, Hue, and Nest, and control their home from a single device. Stay connected with family and friends and capture memories with the five-megapixel front camera. Spark is perfect for video calls using Skype, Google Hangouts and more. The system works between a smartphone or laptop and a Spark as well as between Spark devices.

 Hands-free control

 The smart hub can be operated through single or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with a stylus or finger. Users can also operate Spark through natural voice integration. The two far-field microphones accurately receive built-in Alexa or OK Google voice commands to play music, catch up on the latest news, and more.

Retro-modern design

At 1.76 lbs this stylish, smart hub fits perfectly into any home decor. Users can move it around the house from the counter in the bedroom to the bookshelf in the den, without having to plug it in. The 4,800 mAh battery supports up to five hours of music playback or four hours of video before it needs to be recharged.

Dake Liu, Clazio’s CEO, explains: “Clazio Spark is the smartest home device available offering uncompromising audio and video quality. It is a wireless speaker and Android tablet all in one.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 26 September 2017 with a target of $50,000 to put this premium HiFi smart speaker into mass production. The MSRP for Spark is $269.


Specifications

  • Processor – Octa-Core Processor

  • Internal Memory – 16G

  • Display – 7-inch Touchscreen 2K Retina Display

  • Camera – 5 Megapixel Camera

  • Speakers – Two 5 Wattage Hi-Fi Speakers with Diaphragm

  • Outputs – HDMI/ MicroSD/ Micro USB/ DC Port

  • Dimensions – 7.59” x 7.45” x 4.33” (193mm x 190mm x 110mm)

  • Weight – 1.763 lbs (0.8 kg)

  • Operation System – Android 7.0 Nougat OS

  • WiFi – 2.4G + 5G (IEEE 502.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

  • Bluetooth – v2.1 + EDR/ v3.0/ v4.0 + BLE

  • Battery – Li-poly battery 4800 mAh

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

News: Make calculations easy with the world’s smallest laser tape measure KIWI P1 by Myantenna Tech

 

MAKE CALCULATIONS EASY WITH THE WORLD’S SMALLEST LASER TAPE MEASURE
Myantenna Tech debuts accurate, affordable and compact laser distance tool

Tape measures are a necessity for interior designers, quantity surveyors, even those remodeling their home, but for measuring distances quickly and easily, a digital measuring device cannot be beaten. Whether you are a DIYer or a designer, this tool can measure any area at the push of a button.

Myantenna Tech, today, launches the KIWI P1 on Indiegogo, an innovative solution for measurement needs.

Make calculations easy

KIWI P1 is perfect for a crew working on an exhibition design, an architect working on a building site, or a brand new homeowner relandscaping. Whether it’s home renovation, mastering the art of hanging pictures, purchasing new furniture, or painting, KIWI P1 has it covered. Put this nifty tool in your pocket or bag and never buy the wrong sized curtains or coffee table again.

Sleek design

Forget bulky, complicated laser distance meters (LDM) with multiple buttons. KIWI P1 is user-friendly, without compromising on functionality or accuracy. This device is compact, precise, and its one-button design makes it effortless to use.

This pro-tool was designed with an innovative vertical alignment (VA) display, which makes it easy to read in any environment. Whether you’re downstairs in a dark basement, or outside on a sunny porch, the visibility of the display and reading quality is never compromised.

Hassle-free setup

Use the KIWI P1 as a remote control to take measurements in hard to reach spots, and say goodbye to tangled tape measures. Simply double click to go into the auto fetch mode, place KIWI P1 on the starting point, and walk to the endpoint. In just 10 seconds, the measurement data will be displayed on the screen. Triple click the button to select between meters or feet.

KIWI P1 makes estimates quick and easy, with its stunning accuracy of +/-2 mm. It has a special Smart Switch add-on that offers users a 180-degree experience. Conveniently attach and detach the mirrored magnetic Smart Switch for 90-degree angles.

David Liu, Myantenna Tech’s CEO, explains: “When it comes to interior design or real estate, KIWI P1 makes it easy. Whether the outside of a building or the inside of a home the calculations are accurate and fast.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 6 September 2017 with a target of $10,000 to put the world’s smallest laser distance pointer into mass production.

Specifications
Accuracy – 1/152ft (2mm)
Range – 0.6-130ft (0.2-40mm)
Laser Class – 2
Laser Type – 635~650nm, <1 mW
Battery (2 x AAA) – 5 hours
Dimension (L*W*H) – 100*35*18mm
Weight (with batteries) – 68g
Auto Fetch – Yes
Smart Switch – Optional

About Myantenna Tech

Established in 2013, Myantenna Tech designs laser distance measuring tools. It’s flagship product the KIWI P1 is ideal for interior design, quantity surveying, building and simply purchasing furniture for the home. This all-in-one product relieves complicated measurement calculations at the click of a button.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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