You may have just noticed, but Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. If you were busy during the last few days and are low on inspiration, then you might need some quick ideas of good tech gifts. Whether you’re shopping for him or shopping for her, there’s always something on the list that will appeal to both your budget and tastes. Tech gear always makes a great present, especially for an IT guy. Have a look at our last-minute recommendations below – just to be sure to get the right gift for the right person.
1. Touch Screen Gloves.
Price: from $7
Can you imagine a more useful item during winter than a pair of warm gloves? How unpleasant can it be to answer a call or to write a message while it’s snowing with cold hands? Touch Screen Gloves solve all of these cold weather problems. Most of such Touch Screen Gloves are made from lamb’s wool with specially made fingertips. These fingertips contain a material that makes operating touchscreens possible. Today the market is actually pretty saturated with lots of varieties, so choose the one that fits best and looks good.
2. Sphero Ollie.
Sphero Ollie is an app-controlled robot engineered for speed and programmed for amazing tricks. It’s a two-wheeled, high-grade polycarbonate toy. Ollie rolls at speed of up to 22.5 km/h (14 mph) and connects to your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 30.5 meters (100 feet). It is iOS and Android compatible and is powered by USB charging. You will definitely notice the LED lights inside that shine and flash when you wake up Ollie and perform tricks.
If you’re interested, then it’s a good idea to check Orbotix Sphero Sphero – a small remote controlled ball that was the first product by the Sphero Team.
3. Tylt Vu Wireless Charging Stand.
Tylt Vu Wireless Charger is the future of smartphone charging. It looks like more of a luxury than a necessity, but this wireless charging stand is one of the best looking and functional wireless charges. The stand holds phones and tablets at a 45-degree angle, which makes it comfortable to watch video, searching the Web, or checking email while charging you device.
It’s available in four different colors – green, red, blue, and black. Tylt Vu works with all QI-compatible devices, including Nexus Series, Droid Series, Lumia Series, Galaxy S/Note Series, and others.
4. D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.
D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 is a good travel router for those who are always using multiple devices during a trip. This router can share Internet connection from a wired or wireless source among five different devices. The device features an easy, protected setup and support for all major Wi-Fi standards. Its internal battery can work up to 8 hours on a single charge. The Wi-Fi AC750 has three USB 2.0 ports for charging other mobile devices with a re-chargeable 4000mAh battery.
5. Logitech Keys-To-Go Portable Bluetooth Keyboard.
Ultra-portable Keys-To-Go takes the full advantage of Bluetooth by letting you place the keyboard where and however you want it. Right now it’s working only with iOS devices, including iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV; and probably soon it will be available for Android users as well. It’s just a quarter-inch thick and comes in three different colors – black, blue, and red. The FabricSkin material protects the keyboard from dirt, crumbs, and water. The keyboard is re-chargeable and has a three-month battery life.
6. Luidia Equil Smartpen 2.
Equil Smartpen 2 gives you the opportunity to make notes and sketches with real ink on any paper and quickly and easily push them to the cloud. It’s compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows and is connected to a mobile device or a PC via Bluetooth. Equil Smartpen 2 has a built-in feature of handwriting recognition and memory to store more than 10,000 pages. There is an option available to record your material in Dropbox and iCloud and sync with Evernote. The users of Equil Smartpen 2 may add comments and tags as well as highlight important sections and change the color of lines after a note or a sketch has already been made.
Hope that these ideas of tech gifts will make your Christmas shopping easier and your holidays happier.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- Most Innovative Tech Products in 2014 (softheme-blog-2017)