Here Are Oprah’s Favorite High-Tech Things for 2019

November 8, 2019, 5:53 PM UTC
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 24: Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage at Rogers Arena on June 24, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
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Oprah Winfrey’s annual holiday list largely tends to lean away from technology.

This year, for example, Oprah’s Favorite Things include everything from a Ruth Bader Ginsburg-festooned t-shirt to a trio of mustard flavors. But hidden amongst the other items are a few gadgets that caught our eye.

It’s not unprecedented. In 2016, Oprah evangelized the Kindle Oasis. And last year, she showcased the Ricoh Theta SC 360 camera. (Just be warned… Oprah has expensive tastes.)

Here’s the tech that Oprah’s enamored with this year.

Apple Watch Series 5

An Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch.
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Oprah sings the praises of the health coach benefits of Apple’s latest smart watch, pointing to its reminders to stand up and move and analysis of ambient noise to warn of hearing damage as especially noteworthy qualities. Prices start at $799.

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Oprah sticks with her affinity to Apple products with this sweat and water-resistant earbuds, which run $250 per pair.

Courant Catch:2 Multidevice Wireless Charger

Chargers for your smart phone or tablet generally aren’t all that sexy. This one is covered in leather, though, adding an aesthetic quality. It will run you $150.

Echo Dot Kids Edition

Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition

The fact that Oprah chose an Amazon device is hardly a surprise. The list is presented by Amazon. Everything is available to purchase on Amazon. And Amazon is promoting the list on its front page. (Most recent Oprah Favorite Things lists have included at least once Amazon item.) The kid friendly model of the Echo Dot runs $70 (and carries a $3/month subscription after the first year) versus as low as $9 for the regular version.

Riki Skinny Mirror

A vanity mirror with bluetooth connectivity, this $195 travel tool also lets you take selfies of yourself as you apply makeup or other skincare products.

Neolab Convergence Neo Smartpen M1 and Notebook

Neo smartpen M1
Neo smartpen M1

Neolab’s $144 smartpen/notebook combination will let you take handwritten notes, which are automatically sent to your device of choice.

Sony XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Weighing in at just 8.6 oz, these $60 waterproof speakers can be submerged for 30 minutes. And Oprah’s a big fan of the sound quality.

Magic Hands truShiatsu Neck and Back Massagers

Neck massagers are kind of on the periphery of the gadget world, but these $200 devices offer adjustable intensity and add a heating element.

Flywheel Home Bike with Built-in Tablet

Stream live or on-demand spin classes on this exercise bike, which runs $1,999 with a $39 per month subscription fee.

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine


Don’t have an in-house bartender like Oprah? (Technically, she says, it’s her house manager Eddie.) This $350 gadget will mix up drinks in a hurry using flavor capsules and canisters you fill with your favorite spirits.

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar with GPS

Got a dog who likes to roam? Keep track of their location with this $89 collar (which also carries a $7/month subscription fee).

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