Wearable technology and life hack apps with connectivity are on the top of everyone’s list this holiday season. If you need a friendly reminder to get in that after work jog, or to pick up your almond milk at the grocery store, we’ve got you covered.
It’s clear technology can keep us organized and allow us to easily document our progress, but does it make us more productive or just create even more digital clutter? Either way, we’re loving it as well as gifting it this holiday season!
Here are the top tech gifts from the Kuno team. We hope it helps you find something for even that person who “has everything.” Happy shopping!
For the Wearable Tech Lover
- You’ve got a ton of options in the smart watch category, but we nominate Pebble Watch for the color choices and 8-bit nostalgic interface.
- Cuff – We love that this smart jewelry has an option to send an SOS alert with a press and the fact that it blends right in like a typical piece of jewelry.
- Have you heard of location-enabled wearables in the form of apparel? Navigate is a jacket that navigates to your destination by buzzing the left or right arm when you need to turn. Now, that’s convenient. Available soon for Paris, New York and Sydney.
For the Traveler
- Timbuk2 has some of the most versatile and functional bags we’ve seen on the market for toting around your tech toys. And with available customization, your gift recipient will stand out from the crowd.
Enter to win a Walker Pack from Timbuk2, headphones from @GradoLabs, a @moleskine_world @Evernote notebook and an iPad! Get back to the grind in style. Enter on Facebook, link in profile. Facebook.com/timbuk2
A photo posted by timbuk2 (@timbuk2) on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:12am PDT
- BOSE noise canceling headphones are especially great on airplanes to block all external noise. We love these for the office, as well. They sound as great as they look.
Introducing our newly designed SoundSport in-ear headphones, they’ll put you in the zone, and keep you there. pic.twitter.com/SsaFVOidtG
— Bose (@Bose) September 25, 2014
- A solar device charger from Goal Zero will keep your tech-loving traveler from running out of power on the go or off the beaten path.
Is there anything better than soaking up some sun in a beautiful place? #GetOutStayOut Photo: @chrisburkard
Una foto publicada por GOAL ZERO (@goalzero) el Sep 9, 2014 at 4:20 PDT
For the Snap-Happy
- The $199 hand-held HTC RE let’s you snap your shots while leaving you cell phone in your pocket. This handy camera is a great mobile companion for creative photography and video without the hefty price of a GoPro.
Tap once for stills, hold for video. Who else is gonna ask you to push their buttons? http://t.co/eB95LSXXZL
— RE Camera (@REbyHTC) November 9, 2014
- The Eyefi SD card had made our list more than once because taking pictures with a real camera will never go out of fashion. Starting at $49.99, any photographer on your list would love this handy accessory.
Eyefi Cloud: Online photo storage made (too) simple. Read our review: http://t.co/9qJTOtfiwi pic.twitter.com/zKRzrtZCNV
— Mashable Tech (@mashabletech) August 14, 2014
- If you prefer to use an adaptor, Nikon makes a small wifi adapter that sends your photographs to your mobile device without having to mess around with SD cards and readers. It can also trigger the shutter release and comes with a free app.
- The PhotoJojo Engineer Print Gift Card let’s you pay online and ship a printed gift card or simple email to the recipient and, in turn, they will be able to order a whopping four-foot-wide black and white lo-fi print of their favorite photo. While not technically “tech” in its use, a giant print of your favorite digital snapshot would be a truly unique gift for any photog.
Gifts engineered just for you. (Or a friend!) We’ve created an Engineer Print Gift Kit that includes the cost of shipping, a gift card for one print, and washi tape + silver clips to help hang it up! All in our custom gift bag. There’s also an egift card option as well. Head on over to bit.ly/eprint-gifts to see and snag both!
A photo posted by Photojojo (@photojojo) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:06pm PST
For the Home
- Does your dog LOVE to play fetch? Your furry friend can play to his heart’s content with the $99 iFetch.
- The Amazon Echo personal assistant is only available by invitation in the coming weeks, but we’ll take our chances and hope to purchase one before the New Year. Echo can be described as Siri for the home. It answers your questions, adds items to your To Do List, and spins your favorite tunes, all for just $99 for Prime Members.
- For $299, this product claims it’s better than your mom. Yes, you read that right. Meet Mother.
The world’s creepiest life tracker is actually pretty useful. Our review: http://t.co/NJF32BIQgc pic.twitter.com/9uBWlXqT6U
— WIRED (@WIRED) October 25, 2014
- Call it a digital legal pad or an eWriter, the Boogie Board allows you to take notes, draw a picture, make a list or whatever your heart desires and then saves your images via bluetooth to the device of your choice. Starting at just $25, there’s a model for every budget.
Give Dad the “Write” Gift this Fathers Day – the Boogie Board Sync 9.7 eWriter!
A photo posted by Boogie Board eWriters (@myboogieboard) on Jun 6, 2014 at 9:42am PDT
- UE BOOM is the 360º wireless speaker that “drops bold, immersive sound in every direction.” Whether you love jammin’ to reggae or tuning into podcasts, UE BOOM let’s you dial up big sound in a small package.
Thanks to 5 new colors, we’ve got colorful sound headed your way. Which is your pick? #UEBOOM
A photo posted by Ultimate Ears (@ultimateears) on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:20am PDT
- We’re pretty sure any iPhone user that has yet to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 or 6+ will not be disappointed to find one of these in their stocking.
iPhone 6 is available at Best Buy. Let our Blueshirts help find the model that’s right for you http://t.co/zKRcD93mAc pic.twitter.com/UYUu6f4V2l
— Best Buy (@BestBuy) September 24, 2014
And don’t forget, when shopping on Amazon, if you use smile.amazon.com, a portion of the proceeds from your shopping will be donated to the charity of your choice.
Thank you for all the suggestions. I liked each of them. Wearable gadgets are increasing in demand, mostly youngsters are opting for it. Moreover, the sale of instant messaging apps and services is also on the rise though every day one or the other app is invented.