Tech the Halls this Holiday Season

Make holiday parties festive with wireless technology.

By on December 8, 2014

This time of the year is filled with lively traditions, from discovering and arranging decorations for holiday celebrations to attending festive parties with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting or heading to a get-together, you can turn to wireless devices and accessories to fill your home with the spirit of the season.

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If you decorate your home with lights, switch them on or off from wherever you are by using a smartphone or tablet and the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch to control the outlet remotely. Download the WeMo app and use it to manage your holiday decorations, both inside and outside, and monitor your energy usage as well.

Nothing adds the spirit of the season like a house filled with music. The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III is wireless, lightweight and delivers big, clear sound. Offering up to 14 hours of battery life, this portable speaker goes anywhere as your guests move from room to room. Similarly, the ultra-compact Logitech UE Mini Boom can fit anywhere to provide high-quality sound and festive tunes all night long.

Look sharp at all your holiday parties with the Moto 360 smartwatch, available in leather or metal band styles. The scratch-free Corning Gorilla 3 glass and all-day battery life means you can wear it from the office to the party. Read texts and emails on the go as it wirelessly syncs with your Android smartphone and delivers helpful information at the right time with Google Now.

Not playing host to friends and family this year? Remotely control your garage door and get customized alerts when it opens or closes from the Chamberlain MyQ Garage. Check in on the family and pets with the Dropcam Pro, which lets you see and hear what’s going on at home with a built-in mic and live, HD video streaming. Set it up in the baby’s room as a high-tech monitor for the clearest images in the dark. Lastly, adjust the temperature of your house when you’re away with the Nest Home Thermostat to avoid unnecessary heating or cooling during the chilly holiday months.

Holiday parties are the perfect opportunity to share the latest and greatest gadgets and apps with your loved ones and stay connected to those who matter most. Check out all the newest accessories from Verizon, and happy hosting!

The Verizon Wireless Tis the Season for Tech Gifts series provides holiday gift suggestions for everyone and everything on your list this year.