15 Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Gadget Lovers

December 19, 2013

10:15 pm

So we’ve already published a bunch of great gift guides (here, here, and here) but now we’re coming down the home stretch of this holiday season and if you’re like me you haven’t yet made one gift purchasing decision. Don’t worry, you still have a little more time, but you’re probably going to have to order something as soon as possible or risk it not making it in time for the holidays.  To help, I created a simple holiday gift guide for last minute shoppers buying for that special someone in you life who loves tech gadgets. In no particular order, here are some gadgets that most geeks (present company included) would love to receive as a gift this holiday season.

Apple TV – The sleek Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you the best entertainment right on your widescreen TV. Choose from thousands of current and classic movies and TV shows on iTunes — many in amazing 1080p HD.

Nest Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector – The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm quiets down with a wave and sends notifications to your phone if an alarm goes off or its batteries are low.

Nest Learning Thermostat – This smart thermostat for you home learns what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from anywhere over Wi-Fi.

Kindle Paperwhite – Amazon’s latest Kindle reading device.

Nike FuelBand SE Sportsband – Track your active life with a single, universal way to measure all kinds of activities – from your morning workout to your big night out.

Fitbit Force – If you don’t want to ‘Just Do It’ with a Nike FuelBand you could support a growing startup and get a similar bang for your buck.

Pebbles Smartwatch – This smartwatch enables you to view notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps on your wrist.

iPad Air – The newest, thinnest and lightest tablet offered by Apple.

iPad Mini – The perfect sized tablet by Apple, now with Retina display is a must have for anyone on the go.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones – Bose makes solid sound equipment and these are the best headphones they make, period.

Roku 3 Streaming Media – Enjoy 1,000+ channels of movies, TV shows, sports, and more.

Sphero 3.0 – Control this fun robotic ball with your smartphone for hours of entertainment.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – The first quadricopter that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet with the ability to send HD video from above.

Mini Jambox by Jawbone – This ultra-portable wireless speaker brings beautiful sound to any experience.

Vitamix 5200 – One of the most powerful blenders on the market, you can use this puppy to make smoothies, soups, and more – fuel for any lifestyle.

GoPro Hero 3 White Edition – Born from a passion to capture your adventures from your perspective this little camera will help you get the photo from some amazing angles.

Dropcam Pro – Stay connected to places, people and pets with this high quality cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service.

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Chromecast – The easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV.

Cards Against Humanity Game – give the gift that keeps on giving as it offers a party game that is sure to make for awkward moments with you and your friends.

Atari Flashback 4 – Bring back the memories of some of your first video gaming experience via this throwback to the days of Atari classics.

Retro Headset For Your Mobile Phone – Remember when all headsets looked like this? Bring it back via your mobile phone for that old comfy feel.

AGloves – Don’t let gloves get in the way of your touchscreen experience with these puppies.

Happy shopping & good luck!



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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.