With the conclusion of Black Friday madness comes the arrival of Cyber Monday shopping. While doorbuster deals have come and gone, the season of bargain hunting has only just begun. Sometimes knowing what to buy for friends and family proves a more challenging task than discovering a discounted price. Each year the hottest gifts and preferred presents rotate, keeping Santa’s workshop busy and considerate shoppers scouring the web for helpful information.
To help keep The Latest readers informed, we polled our Generation Active audience to learn what gifts they hope to unwrap next month. In Part 1 of this three-part series, we’ll take a closer look at the cutting-edge technology appearing on wish lists across the country this holiday season. Included with each item are excerpts from product reviews and descriptions.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II: These state-of-the-art wireless headphones are the latest and greatest from the audio goliath, Bose. With prominent reviews consistently ranging between 4 and 5 stars, it’s no surprise to find this item coveted by Generation Active. With unmatched comfort, the headphones allow maximum focus on exercise during workouts.
The Bose QC35 II shows why the company is so popular amongst travelers with class-leading noise cancellation and balanced sound. They may not be the most detailed or exciting-sounding headphones but they will sound great to most listeners. The addition of Google Assistant is a nice addition but not a must-have. (Full review from Lewis Leong of TechRadar)
Hyperice Hypervolt Cordless Vibration Massager: For those engaging in competitive athletic training or serious about taking extreme care of their muscles, this product from Hyperice is a gift that will keep on giving. When recovery is neglected, results can be underwhelming. Devices like these allow consumers to achieve maximum results without a personal masseuse.
The Hypervolt from Hyperice is an innovative new style of vibrating massage tool—lightweight, cordless, and optimized for precise self-myofascial release. This type of targeted deep tissue massage can help relieve common muscle pain and stiffness, improve range of motion and blood flow, and reduce injury risks down the road. (Full product description from Rogue Fitness)
JayBird RUN True Wireless Sport: One of the hottest brands in active lifestyle technology, JayBird’s earphones have been the preferred choice of fitness junkies for more than a year now. Astoundingly small with incredibly crisp sound quality, they might just make the user think the music is playing outside or in the gym.
The Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport headphones are a solid true wireless solution for runners, gym-goers and your average wire-hating listener alike. With a reasonable price point, nice design and plenty of neat app-enabled features it’s easy to forgive them for some of their shortcomings. (Full review from Emma Boyle of TechRadar)