Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2017 Includes These 19 Tech Gadgets

November 2, 2017

5:00 pm

Every year Oprah Winfrey reveals a list of her favorite things that instantly become hot items and gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. This year she has listed 102 items on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2017. While we appreciate all the items on the list, we have pulled out the 19 tech gadget and gear items that you’re going to want to pay attention to. This should help get your creative juices flowing as you prepare to shop this holiday season for yourself or someone you love.

Even if you’re not into consumerism, you might find the list interesting as Oprah’s influence could make some of these companies, especially the startups on the list. You can view Oprah’s full list of 102 favorite things that are available on Amazon here.

19 Tech Gadgets from Oprah’s Favorites Things 2017

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Animal Wireless Speaker

Just the size of a golf ball, these tiny little pet shaped speakers pack a lot into their little body. You can stream music from anywhere via the bluetooth speaker. It has an built in mic for handsfree options. As a bonus it can act as a selfie remote.
Price: $30

Amazon Echo Show

Echo Show

Amazon has created an Alexa enabled device that can now show you things, hence the creative name. Watch videos, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts and more – all hands-free, just ask Alexa.
Price: $230

Taylor 11-Pound Weighing Bowl and Scale

Taylor Weighing Bowl Digital Kitchen Scale

If you’re serious about cooking you probably know that it’s more accurate to weigh ingredients than to measure them – so you’ll need a kitchen scale to make your meals with precision.
Price: $50

Creatista Plus by Nespresso

Breville Nespresso Creatista Plus Stainless Steel Expresso Maker

I love lattes. While this is not as high tech as some of these other gadgets, it’s something most techies will love. Make your own latte with foam art like a pro with this handy device.
Price: $599

Smart Nora Snoring Solution

Smart Nora Snore Solution

Do you or someone you love saw logs in the middle of the night with their louder than normal snoring? If so, this snoring solution might be the right thing for you to help you get a good night sleep.
Price: $299

Ninja Intell-Sense System

Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto Spiralizer

This smart blender system guides you with 12 smart pre-set programs that combine a unique set of pulsing, pausing, and blending patterns to take any guesswork out of drink and meal making.
Price: $270
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Series

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Series

Teeth need to be pearly white and this smart toothbrush by Philips can help. The best Sonicare brush yet, it helps customize your brushing experience using the 4 different modes and 3 intensity settings.
Price: $240

Orbit Card

Orbit Card Bluetooth Tracker with Rechargeable Battery

Do you lose your wallet a lot? If so you need a tracker like Orbit Card to help you locate it via GPS. This device also has a rechargeable battery. As a bonus this card can help take the perfect selfie by acting as a selfie remote.
Price: $40

BeatsX Earphones by Apple

BeatsX Earphones

These headphones are lightweight and charge in five minutes. They can be worn around your neck and are perfect for dropping a beat while exercising or walking to work. Set your favorite jam and go!
Price: $150

BakeStone Original Pizza Oven Kit

BakerStone Original Pizza Oven Box Kit

The pizza oven box raises the temperature of outdoor grills similar to a real wood burning pizza oven. Create your own pizza night at home with regularity.
Price: $150

Breville Panini Press

Breville Panini Press

Mmmm, grilled cheese sandwich! This nifty little device will help you with your quest for making the perfect grilled cheese sammy.
Price: $100

GoBone Smart Bone for Dogs

GoBone Interactive App-Enabled Smart Bone for Dogs

Give your pup some extra exercise with this remote controlled bone to take your game of fetch to a new level.
Price: $199

Samsung FRAME SmartTV

The Frame 55-Inch SmartTV by Samsung

Samsung Electronics has disguised a new SmartTV like a picture frame on your wall with the Frame SmartTV. Brillant!
Price: $2000 (TV) + $200 (Bezel Frame) 

Air-Fryer Toaster Oven

Air-Fryer Toaster Oven by Cuisinart

This toaster over bakes, broils, and toasts. You can make your own french fries. Just add ketchup.
Price: $199

Honey Can Do Herb Preserver

Honey-Can-Do Glass Herb Preserver

My basil plant usually doesn’t stand a chance the moment I get it home. Now you can maintain your own herbs at home with the help of this herb preserver.
Price: $30

Gourmia GSI180 Automatic Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker

Gourmia GSI180 Automatic Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker

Make your own tasty frozen desserts at home by turning your fruit into a sorbet in just a few minutes. Make a healthy treat more regularly with the help of this relatively inexpensive device.
Price: $50

Asobu Insulated Portable Cold Brew Brewer

Asobu Coldbrew Portable Coffee Maker

Coldbrew coffee is the new fix for many people. This portable brewer make it easy to brew up to 40 ounces of cold brew coffee while on the go. It should stay cold for 24 hours thanks to the insulated container.
Price: $50

Charger and Earbud Cases

Charger and Earbud Cases

Keep your phone accessories organized with these cases for your phone charger and earbuds.
Price: $16

23andMe DNA Test

23andMe DNA Test Ancestry Personal Genetic Service

Find out more about your ancestry with the help of 23andMe and their at home DNA test. Simply send a few samples to 23andme and they do the rest by sending your genetics test results. Sound familiar? We’ve interviewed 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki before – watch the video interview here.
Price: $69

You can view Oprah’s full list of favorite things that are available on Amazon here.

Read more about Gadgets and Gear on TechCo

Photo credit to Gregor Halenda for some of the above images.


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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.