Holiday Gifts for Tech Junkies!November 22nd, 2013 | Articles, Job Search | No Comments »
Can you believe it? We’re less than a week away from Black Friday and the explosion of holiday shopping to follow. Over the weekend and into Cyber Monday, people everywhere are going to be scrambling for good deals and great gifts as they check off their friends and family members from their holiday lists. Are you going to be able to find the right gifts for the IT professional in your life? Get them something that they’ll love whether they’re at work or play.
MiFi Liberate Hotspot – When you end up in a Wi-Fi wasteland or a network so overburdened by users that it crawls along, you probably want to tear your hair out (I know I do). That’s why this handy gift can be a godsend. It’s perfect for when you’re traveling around and need a fast, secure web connection. Up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices can synchronize with the device and they can remain connected for as many 12 hours without having to recharge. It is available with a contract ($29.99 + a 2 year carrier contract and activation) or without a contract ($179.99).
HDMI Pocket Projector – Whether giving a presentation to potential investors or watching a movie, this HDMI Pocket Projector delivers a sharp image. This lens projects bright and clear quality up to 80” diagonally and accepts both 1080p and 1080i video input from its HDMI port. Plus, it has a rechargeable battery that doubles as a USB backup battery for any type of smart device. The price runs about $299.99.
SoundLink Mini – Bose is bringing their craftsmanship to the realm of Bluetooth speakers with amazing results. This portable speaker, perfect for your desktop at the office or your countertop at home, can blanket a room with a full spectrum of aural highs and lows. For the design conscious, the SoundLink is almost pocket-sized with a lithe, rounded body that only weighs in at about 1.5 lbs. If you’re looking to pick it up online or in-stores, you’ll be paying in the ballpark of $199.99.
Dropcam Pro – There is surveillance equipment everywhere. Why not put some of that control in your hands? The Dropcam Pro is an easy-to-use surveillance camera that can give you peace of mind as you’re on the go. In just minutes, you can set it up and connect with your iOS or Android powered device. From there, you have control of a 130 degree field of vision, an 8x zoom, and a two-way microphone to chastise your kids when they try to eat your favorite sweets. The retail price is about $199.
Touchscreen Friendly Wool Gloves – Looking for a stocking stuffer? This gift is stylish and allows the wearer to use his or her smart device without exposing fingers to the cold. Great for anyone who has to deal with cold winters. The retail price is about $72.65.
by James Walsh