Thanksgiving is behind us and most people are making their lists in preparation for the coming holiday. Which gadgets should you snatch up for friends and family (or add to your own wish list)? In an effort to not only highlight what’s new and awesome in the world of tech but to help you become a more informed shopper, we’ve grouped our picks by category with a best-in-class and a variety of alternative options for you to peruse.Take a glance at our holiday tech & gadget gift guide, below. We hope it offers some interesting ideas that go beyond the usual roundups of phones and tablets. And if you have some ideas of your own, let us know in the comments.
The lightweight Eton Boost Turbine hand-powered backup battery will help you keep your devices charged during power outages and other worst-case scenarios. Crank for one minute and produce enough power for a four-minute call and a few critical texts.
Carry less and bring more. The most connected compact system camera in the world, the Galaxy NX packs 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity to let you upload, share, and even post to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social media. Plus you can choose and download Android apps to edit images and produce memorable presentations, and bring family and friends in on the fun. Capture, create and share everywhere you go with the Galaxy NX. Gallery and Story Album make it easy to display and share your work. You can even edit and produce videos with Video Maker or use Paper Artist to create unique still shots. And when you’ve created your masterpiece, load it into Dropbox for handy access from anywhere.
Time can be smart, clever, ultra-stylish, functional and simple with this cube black wooden alarm clock. This cube black alarm clock can tell you the time, date and temperature alternately in blue LED colour on a black wood-effect block at the click of your fingers and automatically switches off when the room is quiet, lighting up again when the alarm goes off or as a response to clicked fingers or clapped hands. The numbers seem to float on the lovely wooden block, but that’s just half the magic of this cuboid with a conscience. We think it’s the perfect, unique and clever home accessory.
Get ready to transform your method of sharing social media on sites like Facebook. Looxcie, makers of the first hands-free live streaming mobile-connected video cam, just announced their newest product, the Looxcie 3 Social Wearable Video Cam. Designed to go everywhere and do everything with you, the Looxcie 3 offers a multitude of capture and share options for both video and photos. The built-in WiFi connects wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, allowing for video streaming anytime to anyone. Companion app for mobile device acts as viewfinder and remote control, enabling toggling between recording, streaming or photo capture modes.
Yes, you’re reading this right: a portable version of the Retro Duo NES/SNES system. So now you can take your 8-bit NES and 16-bit SNES games on the road!The Retro Duo Portable Game System is pretty much the dream configuration for any retro gamer. Not only can you play solo, but it also hooks up to full-sized televisions as well. It also comes with two extension controllers enabling tag-team, two-player gaming. In addition, the extension controllers work with the embedded screen on the main unit or the TV-out display. This means that you can play Super Mario Kart head-to-head in the backseat or in the basement on the big screen.
Any time is a good time for an impromptu dance party especially during the holidays. Let’s face it, you were born with this ability to produce smooth dance moves, so show them off while rocking tunes out of the Outdoor Technology Turtle Shell 2.0 Wireless Boom Box. The folks at Outdoor Technology kept the same water, shock, and dust-proof case that meets rigid IPX-65 standards of excellence, but they made the two speakers and passive bass radiator 30% louder. And you didn’t think you could get kicked out of a hotel with a portable Bluetooth 4.0 enabled wireless speaker! The rechargeable lithium-ion battery can run for up to 16 hours, so you can rock it at the crag or on the ski hill and kept the party rolling to the hotel or backyard. Pesky wires always seem to get in the way of your breakdancing routine, but the 2.0 has a wireless range of 32 feet, so wires or the shell itself won’t be getting in your way.
Nokia’s first foray into the world of the Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520 is a flagship caliber device, with a full version of Office, fast gaming performance, and the same top-of-the-line 6.7 MP camera used in the Lumia 720 smartphone.
Whether you’re a smartphone snapper or a photo/video professional, the Kick Light is changing the game with the most advanced customizable LED pocket light on the market. This little light has a full spectrum of hues and brightness, manual and in-app controls, and fully animated lighting sequences to meet any need you might have. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Take any call, wearing leather gloves! Regular leather gloves don’t work with touchscreens; these gloves do! These leather gloves work flawlessly with almost every touchscreen, enabled by revolutionary nanotechnology. Made of the finest Ethiopian lambskin, the glove has been uniquely designed from the ground up to be touchscreen compatible. The leather is soft, warm and durable like one would expect from excellent leather. Contemporary, balanced and elegant design combined with an unprecedented touchscreen experience make these gloves truly unique. A special treatment makes the leather wind- and waterproof, soil resistant and provides excellent anti-microbial properties. Whats worse then having all these gadgets and frozen finger tips!