The holiday season is here, and some of the hottest gadgets are for sale, and you know that the technology lovers in your life would love them. There’s only one problem; they’d cost you an arm and a leg. The majority of people like technology, and even more than that, they love tiny gadgets that work to make everyone’s lives just that much easier. This year, we’ve compiled a list of some affordable, fresh, and unique devices that your tech lover is sure to go crazy over. Let’s get started.
Superhero Tracking Tag
This little tracker works as a tag that you can pin on anything that you tend to lose. Whether it be your purse, keys, wallet, cell phone; it doesn’t matter. The Bluetooth technology sync with the accompanying app that you install on your phone and it tracks its last known location. To make it even better, you can choose from Marvel, DC, or Star Wars comic characters. For the cost of $25, you’ll never lose your keys again.
Pixelate Your Life
If you’re a 90’s kid, you probably remember how much fun you had with Lite-Bright. Well, Pixel Kit is a Lite-Bright built for the digital age. The packaging itself is small, and about the size of a postcard. Once it’s set up, you can use coding to display the weather, play games, and much more. If coding isn’t your specialty, don’t worry. The package comes inclusive of easy-to-follow instructions for $79.99.
Up until now, the only time that you could experience full 360-degree images were at select portions of award shows where the cameras were set up to give the entire 360 view of a designer dress. That’s not the case anymore. Samsung has been a leading edge in the technology that they’ve been producing, and they’re keeping on that trend with the Gear 360. The Gear 360 is a handheld camera that pushes panoramic views to the side and takes in the full 360-degree view of whatever you want. As an added benefit, this $199.99 camera works cohesively with Windows, Mac and many of the Samsung mobile devices.
With the digital age, people became more focused on sharing photos through apps and storing them on their phone than they did with printing them out. However, there’s always that one person in the group that wishes things were back the way they were. There’s just something nostalgic about holding a picture, they might say. With the Prynt gadget, you can give them just that. The portable printer makes it easier to print out images from your cell phone onto special sticker paper. For $150, it would make a great addition to any scrapbooker’s collection.
Microsoft Universal Keyboard
It seems like no matter where you go, you’re always in need of a cell phone, a computer, or need to put in time at the office even while you’re on your way to the office. With the compact and universal keyboard that Microsoft has introduced, it makes it easy to get work done on the go. The keyboard is Bluetooth, small, and folds in half. Outside of that, it works with iPad, iPhone, Android, as well as Windows tablets and phones. The keyboard is $67 and can be purchased from Amazon and Microsoft.
The Amazon Dot is built with the sole purpose of bringing ease into your life, and whoever you buy it for is sure to love it. It has a sleek and compact design that comes with an array of features and helps to bring any home into the digital age. The dot works off of voice commands that let you ask for the temperature, play a particular song or radio, and can play the music through the device or headphones. In addition, the gadget also works with other smart home devices. For $49, you can even get yourself an intelligent alarm clock. Talk about an all in one package.
For years, people all over the world have been playing Solitaire with their deck of cards, and in the original Windows 3.0, the solitaire game that was tucked away in the start menu was extremely popular. For the computer and game lover in your life, consider picking them up a deck of cards as a stocking stuffer. For $20, you can purchase the Areaware Men’s Solitaire Playing Cards. The box is designed to look like the original icon, and the cards themselves are modeled after the game. As an added bonus, the corners of each card are pixelated, making it easier for you to grasp.
The 3D Printing Pen
Art and printing immediately come to life with the 3D Printing Pen. If you have someone in your family that loves technology and loves to draw, surprise them with a gift like this. Think of it as a cross between a glue gun, and an ink pen. There are multicolored cartridges, and when the pen gets used, a warm thermoplastic comes out that hardens almost instantly. Once set, the design turns into a 3D art piece worthy of the fridge. For $100, you get the starter kit that comes with the pen and 50 refills, but some add-ons can be purchased for an extra cost.
No one wants to be rude when they’re at a business meeting, on a date, or simply hanging out with friends. That doesn’t mean that the need to check one’s phone isn’t there. Thankfully, with the Ringly Smart Jewelry, conspicuous has never looked so good. The cocktail ring is stunning to look at and offers alerts through vibrations and lights. Multiple sequences come with the ring and are compatible with iOS devices and Android as well. On top of that, the ring comes with a charger and a USB cable, all for the price of $195. The ring itself is gold plated, cubic zirconia moonstone.
Regardless of what type of gadgets or technology your family and friends love, you’ll be able to find something. What you probably didn’t know, is that by giving them technology, you’re undoubtedly making your life easier too. Consider buying your teenager that state-of-the-art alarm clock that makes them want to wake up and you’ll be sleeping in before you know it. Happy Holidays!