When it comes to gadgets, none of us can stop feeding the beast inside, and finding cool tech gadgets and nerdy stuff is tricky. Fear not, for I am with you :)
Here are some of the coolest stuff to make the nerd in your life thrill:
Look Cool with your Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Gold, 128 GB (Unlocked) – $829.96
The new iPhone 6Plus is finally here, and it seems like everyone’s trying to get their hands on one. Sure, you can customize your most prized possession with brand new applications of your choosing, but how do you make your 6Plus truly your own? Check out some cool accessories to individualize and create and your very own style. Perhaps you can purchase your very own iPhone case—zebra print, hot pink, sleek black, whatever you want! Or maybe a sports armband for that morning workout before work. Spoil yourself with more than just applications, and be sure to check out all the handy accessories you can pair with your iPhone 6Plus. For the color, we believe gold one looks cool and elegant.
Accessories for Your iPhone 6
The mobile phone industry is booming. Apple’s iPhone has come with innovations in accessories from cases to stands, to tracking devices. Take a look at these cutting-edge must have items.
Swaive Thermometer – $39.99
Moms and Dads everywhere are going to love the Swaive Thermometer. The device monitors body temperature and other health information. It syncs with Apple’s Health iPhone and iPad app, which allows users to share readings with physicians, caretakers, nurses, etc.
X-Doria Dash Folio – $29.95
Finding the perfect case for your iPhone can be incredibly frustrating with so many options to pick. The X-Doria Dash Folio functions as a wallet, stand and case all in one. It is made of a polycarbonate shell, and the case offers a sleek and slim fit, completely covering the iPhone6. Inside the cover flap, you will find pockets to store your cash and cards, then reposition it into a stand for easy viewing.
BuQu Tech PowerArmour – $61.00
BuQu’s battery powered iPhone 6 case. It has an integrated battery inside its hard shell exterior. Also, the case includes a built-in LED fuel gauge that shows how much battery power is available. Make sure to get yours!
Eco-Friendly Tech Gifts
Trying to go green? Check out some of the green products below to help make your home more environmentally friendly:
Wall Charger for Mobile Phones and Tablets
Powerslayer Blu – $59.95
Velvetwire designs energy efficient products to promote a smarter energy future. Their products offer the most efficient way to charge mobile devices and eliminate energy waste. The Powerslayer improves lifetime battery performance by automatically shutting off when devices are completely charged. Also, Powerslayer Blu is a Bluetooth-enabled charger.
Jamboo Bamboo Tangle-Free Earbud with MicJamboo Headphones – $31.41
Because of its rapid growth and short life span, bamboo is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly plants. Jamboo incorporates the biodegradable, woody plant into their tiny earbuds and phone cases with eco-friendly glues and oxygen-free copper. Besides, the earphone cords are woven with cotton thread to keep them from tangling.
Elago S6 Glide iPhone 6 Case – $15.99
Tires can be extremely harmful to the environment. Burning them releases many toxins into the air, polluting Earth’s natural atmosphere. It is designed by Elago in California and manufactured in Korea to ensure the use of non-hazardous chemicals. It has a very stylish design.
Portable Hard Drive: A Little Space, Please – $189.00
As much as I adore my computer as her fourth-year approaches, she seems to have gotten a little, well, lethargic; I guess you could say. It’s not her fault, either, I’ve put her through quite a bit. I work on her just about every night, including weekends. I have loaded thousands upon thousands of photos of her (I’m practically a paparazzi at parties), so you really can’t blame her for taking things slow.
However, as much as I understand it, that doesn’t make it any easier for me to work with. So I branched out and purchased a hardware encrypted Apricorn drive, and it’s been quite the lifesaver. It was moderately cheap, gave me tons of extra room to load my photos and such so my computer goes faster!
Wireless Headphones – $179.00
The Phiaton BT 330 headphones wirelessly connect you to electronic devices. There are no cords to tie you down, which allows you the freedom to walk around as you please. Its Bluetooth 4.0 technology will sync you to your mobile phones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices. With just a click of a button, you can enjoy the benefits of hands-free calls, music, etc. It is considered one of the best on the market by audio enthusiasts.
Airframe+ – $29.95
The Airframe+ is the perfect car mount for mobile devices. Its rotating clip feature allows for secure mounting to any vent, whether it is horizontal, vertical or angled. The clip conveniently acts as a travel stand—both portrait and landscape format—by just inserting a card from your wallet. Last, Airframe+ accompanies multiple sizes of mobile devices with its expandable grip ability that can adjust to iPhones, Androids, etc. and their oversized cases.
Go Hands-Free with Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset – $49.99
With many states enforcing a ban on hand-held phones while driving, hands-free devices have become more commonplace. Even if your state doesn’t enforce the law, a bluetooth device is much safer and more convenient in and out of the car.
The Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset by Plantronics offers a sleek design and advanced technologies to keep you connected with ease and comfort.
The simple one-touch controls allow for ease of use while dual-mic AudioIQ² and WindSmart technologies ensure clear conversations even in harsh conditions.
A single charge provides up to five hours of talk time and 168 hours (one week) of standby Dual-mic AudioIQ² technology. It simultaneously captures your voice and cancels background noise for superb call clarity. WindSmart technology provides three layers of protection against wind noise. Carrying case recharges the earpiece and triples talk and standby time. Patented gel ear tips offer a secure and comfortable fit QuickPair technology makes it easy to connect with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled phone.
A stylish case keeps your device safe while not in use. Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset retails for about $50.
Be the Cool Kid On The Block with Apple iPad Mini 2 – $261.99
You’ll be one of the coolest “kids” on the block if you are the first to own an Apple iPad Mini. A screen which measures 7.9 inches diagonally (slightly smaller than a magazine) features multi-touch sensor controls that use the same technology as the Apple iPhone but that have been re-engineered for a larger surface making it extremely precise and responsive.
Available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB the iPad Mini provides plenty of storage for your music, movies, photos, apps and more. Using the same technology developed for the Mac notebook computer, the lithium-polymer battery gets up to 10 hours of life on a single charge.
The wireless version automatically locates Wi-Fi networks which you can connect to with just a few taps.
The 4G mobile version features data speeds up to 7.2 Mbps for a fast connection for surfing the web, downloading email, getting directions and more, even when a Wi-Fi network is unavailable.
You’ll be the envy of all of your friends with this hot little gadget which holds everything you need right at your fingertips.
GoPro Hero4 Silver – $359.99
Has anyone else noticed how difficult it is to take a selfie in the evening in winter time? It sure gets dark earlier in the day, and this change in light is affecting the quality of our photos.
GoPro is dominating the action camera industry with their impressive mountable cameras. Adventurists everywhere have gone crazy over this tiny photo and video capturing devices. The new Hero4 Silver features a new touchscreen, giving users footage playback ability. Also, photo specs have been revamped allowing the Silver to perform better in low-light areas; choose from two settings, Night Photo, and Night Lapse, to record low-light scenes. You can even set the Silver on Auto Low Light mode for it to automatically adjust to lighting conditions.
GoPro Action Camera Mounts – $15.99
GoPro action cameras are ideal for capturing crazy and wild adventures. Owners of these devices should purchase mounts to document better their surroundings. Zookki GoPro accessories are perfect for extreme sports athletes. They have various products that range from stationary hands-free helmet mounts to swivel mounts that are capable of capturing 360-degree videos.
Drone for the holidays: An aerial drone gift guide
So you have decided that nothing says “Happy Holidays” like an aerial drone. Here’s a quick guide to finding the perfect drone for that special someone.
For the “Fancy Drone Aficionado.”: DJI Inspire 1 – $3,199.00
It may be the coolest drone on the market. From legs that fold mid-flight to allow you a full 360 degrees of unobstructed video to duel operator controls so you can have both a pilot and a cameraman working simultaneously, this is a steady drone that rivals much more expensive professional models.
For the “Aerial Photographer.”: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ – $699.99
This drone is easy to control, has a great battery life and range with lots of excellent safety features. An accompanying smartphone app provides previews of your on-drone camera for photography so you’ll always get that perfect shot.
For the “DIY Drone Enthusiast.”: DJI Flame Wheel F550 ARF Kit – $199
Hex-motor platform designed for piloting for fun or serious aerial photography. When used with the DJI WJM or NAZA autopilot system this drone can hover, cruise, and perform cool flying tricks.
For the “Serious Gadget Geek.”: Parrot Bebop Drone – $699.00
Ever wanted to control a drone with Oculus Rift? Oh yeah, this is the drone for you. It has impressive video from a 14-megapixel camera with a fish-eye lens that includes image stabilization and digital panning. No Oculus Rift? Fret not Padowan; you can pair this with the Parrot SkyController with honest-to-goodness R/C style analog control sticks.
For the “Beginner Drone Pilot.”: Blade Nano QX – $98.95
Piloting a drone can be expensive if you crash them, so some inexpensive trainers are probably smart for most beginners. The Blade Nano QX is both highly rated and cheap, making it the perfect gift for the aspiring drone pilot. It’s a palm-sized quadcopter without the camera and fancy GPS-assisted positioning systems.
Polaroid Cube+ Action Camera Goes Where Your Adventures Take You – $149.99
There’s a new way to capture all the action — The Polaroid Cube. This bitty little cube is a compact HD action camera designed to capture all of the life’s moments big and small. The 1440p high definition resolution video captures 30 frames per second while digital image stabilization helps prevent shaky footage.
Don’t limit your adventures! The Polaroid Cube is cold proof and shockproof making it able to go wherever your adventures take you. The camera features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a microSD slot for additional footage storage on a memory card. The Polaroid Cube+ video camera is available in blue, black or red with Polaroid’s signature rainbow across the middle.
Obviously, there are plenty of cool tech gadgets for geeks out there, but these ones will definitely give them the butterflies for the next holiday season.