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The Theater People's Gift Guide 2022

The holiday season is here once again. I feel like I wrote the 2021 gift guide about 3 days ago. If you're looking for a gift for yourself, a friend, or a family member, hopefully, the following items give you some kind of idea.

1. APPLE TV 4K (2022)
Apple TV 4K 2022
Source: Apple | Apple TV 4K (2022) pictured

The newest Apple TV 4K just released. There are not a lot of changes between this release and the last one. However, the chip technology has been upgraded with the A15 Bionic -- it's the same as the iPhone 13. This means it supports HDR10+, so better colors! Also, it doesn't lag nearly as much as other streaming devices. If you're interested in reading an in-depth review of it, check out Wired's article.

  • Apple TV 4K (Wi-fi only) -- $129.00

  • Apple TV 4K (Ethernet) -- $149.00

2. Roku Streambar
Roku Streambar Pro
Source: Roku | Roku Streambar Pro pictured

Looking for a soundbar and a streaming device? Well, Roku is here to help. They have two options with a soundbar, so you can pick the one that works best for you. The main differences between the regular streambar and the Pro versions include the pro has four 2.5-inch full-range premium driver speakers while the regular one only has four 1.9-inch ones, and you can privately listen to your show with Bluetooth and the mobile app, but the Pro version also lets you listen through the remote. Some other differences include the Pro offers personal shortcuts on the remote and a lost remote finder through the app. Important note: The soundbars are two different sizes. The pro is about double the size of the regular one.

  • Roku Streambar -- $129.99

  • Roku Streambar Pro -- $179.99

3. Meural Smart Canvas II
Meural Smart Canvas II
Source: Netgear | Meural Smart Canvas II pictured

Do you love art? Want somewhere interesting to share your own photos? Do you have NFTs you want to show off? The Meural Smart Canvas II is definitely for you. It comes with different frame and mount options to fit into your home. They also offer "Async Art" which is programmable NFT artwork and can change with the time of the day.

  • Meural Canvas II (16x24) -- $599.99

  • Meural Canvas II (19x29) -- $699.99

4. Nanoleaf Lights (smarter Kit)
Nanoleaf Lines Smarter Kit
Source: Nanoleaf | Nanoleaf Lines Smarter Kit pictured

Who doesn't want cool lights, especially if you have a gaming room? Nanoleaf has quite a few options when it comes to its 'Smarter Kits.' You're in charge of the design. You can start with lines (pictured), a square, hexagons, or various other shapes. They all also come with expansions if you see you need more lighting! See more information on their website.

  • Nanoleaf Shapes -- $119.99+

  • Nanoleaf Canvas -- $179.99+

  • Nanoleaf Lines -- $199.99+

  • Nanoleaf Elemets -- $249.99+

5. Samsung Frame TV
Samsung The Frame
Source: Samsung | Samsung The Frame pictured