Technology for Christmas at A. L. Thompson’s

Maybe you’ve recently walked in the doors of A. L. Thompson’s looking for a wrench, construction materials, lighting fixtures, bedding, appliances, garden furniture or one of the other myriad items you know you can always count on finding there. But did you know that A. L. Thompson’s stocks cutting edge technology items to make your one-stop Christmas shopping a breeze?

vatos-vrVatos Virtual Reality V2 3-D Glasses

Unless you’ve been living in a hole, you’ll know that Virtual Reality headsets are all the rage this year. There is no doubt that thousands will be flying off the shelves around Christmas as they make the perfect gift for all ages.

The Vatos Virtual Reality glasses are a great price point with a comfortable design, incorporating soft leather edges around the face mask and adjustable straps. They can accommodate smartphones with a screen size within a range of 6 inches (see specifics on packaging) and are compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and other 4-6 inch smartphones including the HTC, Asus and Huawei brands.

Turn your smart phone into the ultimate 3D machine for 3D games and split screen movies. The Vatos VR glasses work with over 300+ iOS/Android virtual reality apps on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Search VR on Google Play or APP store to unlock the possibilities. A truly fun and immersive experience for any age.

All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

echo-dotThe Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose.

Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.

Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

It won’t be long before you wonder how you ever lived without it.


lg-tv-2Why are you squinting at that 32-inch screen when you could be watching all your favorite programs and films the way they were meant to be seen? The LG UH6030 4K UHD LED TV shows off unbelievable content thanks to its 4K IPS technology. And with webOS 3.0, virtually limitless media is within reach on a TV that produces over a billion rich colors.

This LG TV supports High Dynamic Range content, so it can display HDR movies that have been specially mastered to reveal more colors and more detail for a more cinematic image.

All that translates to a revolution in your viewing experience, making the holidays genuinely merry and bright.

Chromecast 2 Video

chromecast-2015Streaming media is all the rage these days, particularly movies and TV shows. More and more devices have hit the market, enabling users to stream content to their TVs, rather than being restricted by the screen size of their devices.

Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to stream your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more.

Chromecast works with the iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptops, and Chromebook. Best of all, it’s a nice, inexpensive solution that doesn’t take up any counter space. Jackpot!

Tile Mate – Key Finder

tile-mate-1One of the greatest gifts you could give someone is the ability to find vitally important lost items easily and quickly and now, the world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker just got 25 percent smaller. Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it in a jiffy.

Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby, but out of sight. Can’t find your phone?

Simply double press the button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring – even when it’s on silent!

The easy-to-use, free Tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your Tile, so if you left it somewhere, you’ll always know where to look.

Your Tile isn’t where you left it?  You can anonymously enlist help in the Tile community. With over 5 million Tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network.