Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hi friends!

WOW! What a response we got. Thank you all for taking the time to tell us your favorite tech toy. We wish we could include them all, but unfortunately that would make a verrrrrrry long list even longer!But here are a few of our favorite client responses (not favorite “clients”, silly—just their responses!)

Cristina Romeo: “My Coolstream adapter to my Bose speaker that makes it wireless. Yay!!”
$29.99

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gNhOuT

Sam’s Dad: “Sonos” (see, having a tech-obsessed son has finally paid off  😉 )

Wondering what the heck Sonos is?

See below or click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gNcXKc

And then there was this…

Joan Sabran: “Sam, the ONE tech accessory I could not live without would be YOU!
I love this accessory because you are the best at what you do and I can always rely on the fact that you make everything so easy to understand.”

Awwwww. Isn’t that just the sweetest thing everrrr?!

Anyway, I’m sure you’re dying to hear OUR top picks, so here they are! (In no particular order)


But first, some Sam & Company News:

We’re sooo sad to say goodbye to Amanda this year, but are SO proud of her for graduating and finding a great job in health care administration. We know she will succeed in all her future endeavors.

Orna is BACK, so feel free to contact her with any billing, booking, (or cooking) questions. (Or if you’re finding it impossible to track Sam down. wink wink)


And now let’s hear from our awesome consultants:
If you haven’t seen any of these guys in a while perhaps it’s time for a little consult? 😉

Rich’s Top Picks:

TP Link Smart WiFi A19 Bulb
$49.99

Great new Wi-Fi light-bulb system for your smart home.
Works with Amazon Alexa, no hub required.

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gq334f

Nomad Key
$19.99

Never be without an iPhone charging cable!

Click here for more info >>  http://amzn.to/2gPJ5wV

Yarone’s Top Pick:iPhone SE

“Powerful in a small package. Definitely go for 64 GB of storage. Way worth the small extra expense over the 16 GB option.”

Click here for more info >> http://www.apple.com/iphone-se/

Jon’s Top Pick:

Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick 
Various prices and sizes

“Love this for traveling. I load up all of my movies on to it and I can stream or download any one of them to my iPad during my flight.”

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gKrxT1


And finally… Sam’s Picks

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar!
$1499 – $4299

#1 most ordered computer in a single launch week by Sam & Company!
We ordered EIGHTEEN of these for clients in a seven-day span! (Ours arrived TODAY – yippee!)

The new design is stunning!

  • thinnnnnn!
  • lighter
  • a screen so vivid, it makes others look dull
  • AMAZING new Touch Bar!!
  • Touch ID!

Click here for more info >> http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/


Apple iTunes Gift Cards           SMOKIN’ DEAL!!!!
Various prices
$200 for $164.95 (LOOK OUT for this deal: on now for the holidays but we don’t know how long it will last. Online only)

This is a GREAT deal because not only do you get a discount on all Apps and Movies/Rentals, but it also applies to all of your Apple monthlies—like iCloud Storage, Apple Music, etc.
It’s like getting 18% off all Apple Services. It’s a MUST!

www.costco.com – Check for availability. Deal only visible once you login with your account. They will email you the code to enter into iTunes.


Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit, 3rd generation
$199.99

Sam says: “One of Sam’s Favs”
Orna says: “Ummm, actually Sam is OBSESSED!”

  • Control your lights from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and now your Voice!
  • Works with Amazon Alexa.
  • 16.7 Million colors to choose from! (I know, are there actually even 16.7 million colors in existence?!)


Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gNjgO6


Sony MDR1000X – Wireless noise-cancelling headphones
$398

Finally a headphone to rival Bose!
Cool feature: hold your hand over the right ear cup and it stops the music in that ear and turns on outside microphones to hear who’s talking to you.
Oh, and they sound fantastic!


Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gKmbaa


Soundmatters – Moment
$169

Ever wish you could listen to your iPhone playlists without headphones and without lugging around even a small Bluetooth (but often heavy) speaker? Look no further!
This thing looks and sounds amazing and is soooo small.
Designed for an unusually cool personal listening experience.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Sam & Company readers get a special 15% holiday discount! Plus a FREE charger!
Use promo code: Sam16 (Good through 1/15/17)

Click here for more info >> http://soundmatters.com/product/moment/


Soundmatters – Dash7 + Siri
$199

Another one of our favorite small Bluetooth speakers with amazing sound and even includes Siri control!

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Sam & Company readers get a special 15% holiday discount!
Use promo code: Sam16 (Good through 1/15/17)

Click here for more info >> https://soundmatters.com/dash7-dash7siri/


iPhone 7 Plus 
$769 – $869 – $969
– or –
Apple iPhone Upgrade plan: $37.41- $41.58 – $45.75  per month
(includes AppleCare)

This was our choice this year, and an easy one to make.
The dual cameras with the new Depth-of-Field portrait effect is incredible.
Time to throw away your other cameras!

Without depth effect:

With depth effect:

Here’s how to use the new Portrait Mode >> https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphone-7-plus-bokeh-effect-how-to-use-portrait-mode/


Apple iPad Pro
From $599

Apple’s latest in both 12.9” and new 9.7” is fantastic—especially with the Apple Pencil!

Available at Apple, BestBuy, Target


HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 (now in White and FAST!)
$179.99

Always our favorite all-in-one

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gJUWhh


SanDisk Ultra 128GB Dual Drive USB Type-C
$50.96

Great thumb drive for those lucky enough to be using the new MacBook Pro.
Perfect to transfer files between the old and new!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2fGWVWc


Sony PlayStation VR – Virtual Reality Headset
$399 (out of stock right now but changes daily)

The coolest way to experience Virtual Reality without the need for a computer. Connect to any PlayStation 4 and have fun!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2fPDmq6


Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
$399 (out of stock right now but changes daily)

Brand New 4K experience for a game system.

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gqlUMU


Texture–All-you-can-read Magazines for your iPad
$9.95 month for the Premium Plan
Special now on their site: $75 for 12 months

Click here for more info >> https://www.texture.com/storefront/order/gift/


Logitech Harmony Elite Remote
$298

Easily the best do-it-yourself (or even better, with Sam) programmable remote to control your entire Audio/Video system.
Now even works with Amazon Alexa for voice control!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2fMHlDG


Anki Cozmo Robot Toy
$179.99

Super fun robot with a personality!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gmc7r7


Apple AirPods
Sorry, not available yet. Rumor has it they will ship within 3 weeks.

Amazing new wireless earphones from Apple.

Click here for more info >> http://www.apple.com/airpods/


Apple Music Family Subscription
$14.95/month

We love Apple Music and having unlimited access to the biggest music library anywhere. And especially paired with Sonos.

Click here for more info >> http://www.apple.com/music/


TP Link Smart WiFi (White only)
$24.97

Most affordable way to begin your journey into SmartHome lighting.

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gPUJYN


Luminar  – Photo Editing App
HOLIDAY SALE PRICE: $59

One of the hottest new Photo Editing apps and it works directly with Apple Photos!!

Click here for more info >> http://macphun.evyy.net/c/245237/320119/3255


Apple Watch Series 2
$269 +

Now:

  • Much brighter and faster
  • Fully water-proof
  • Built in GPS


Barbie Hello DreamHouse
$257

What would a holiday gift guide be without a High-Tech cool gift for our daughter??
This brand new amazing dream house has smart home features better than most real homes!

  • Connects via WiFi with full voice control.
  • Open/close the front doors with your voice!
  • Move the elevator with your command!!

WARNING: You might have house envy 😉

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gmfFK3


Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
$194.99

See who’s at the door on your iPhone—even when away from the house!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gHpFOA


Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot
$129

Super fun for Star Wars fans!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gM4fvY


NetGear Orbi Home WiFi System
$399

Best of the new generation of WiFi systems for your home.
Incredible speed and range!

Click here for more info >> http://amzn.to/2gQ4INC

Call Sam & Company to discuss upgrading your existing Apple Airport system: 818-222-2101

Roli Blocks Modular Music
$79.95 + $179.95

Amazing and FUN!
One of the coolest music making devices we’ve ever seen: a must for the musician in all of us.

http://www.apple.com/us/search/roli?src=globalnav
https://roli.com/products/blocks


Nanoleaf – Aurora Smarter Kit
$199

Just plain cool!
Programmable wall art.

Click here for more info >> https://nanoleaf.me/en/
Also available at BestBuy.com >> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nanoleaf-aurora-smarter-kit/5587700.p?skuId=5587700

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