There are always new tech products making waves, and this year is no exception. Find picks here that every techie (and parent, teen, friend) on your list will love.
2. Parrot Rolling Spider Minidrone: If you visited the Museum of Science and Industry’s Robot Revolution, you might remember this star of the live Drone Show. Controlled by a smartphone or tablet, this minidrone with removable wheels can do 360-degree flips and take photos with an on-board camera. $150, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
3. Apple TV: The way we watch television is changing, so the new Apple TV makes the perfect gift for the TV fan in your life. Apple TV now comes with the Siri Remote with Touch surface and tvOS, a redesigned interface. Starts at $149, Abt Electronics, 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
4. BB-8™: Star Wars fans, meet BB-8™, the app-enabled Droid™ that not only can be guided by your smartphone or tablet, but also responds to your voice and has an adaptive personality. Marbles is one of the exclusive retailers of BB-8™ and due to high demand, the store recommends you call ahead of time to make sure the Droid™ is in stock. $150, Marbles The Brain Store, Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
5. 3Doodler 2.0: For the creative person on your shopping list, this new and improved 3-D pen will have drawings and designs jumping right off the page. Starts at $120, Marbles The Brain Store, Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie