Top Holiday Gifts for 2015
Still need the perfect gift for the tech, travel and toy lovers on your list? Don’t worry, here are some of my top picks to help you surprise them this year!
JBL Reflect Mini BT Headphones. – JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth In-ear Sport Headphones (Blue)
– $99.95 The lightweight Bluetooth headphones were recently launched, and are designed for ultimate comfort and stability while working out, 8 hours of audio playback, a three-button in-line microphone for music and call control, reflective cables for nighttime visibility, and premium JBL signature sound.
JBL EVEREST™ ELITE 300 – www.jbl.com – $249.95 (Sale $209.95)
JBL Everest Elite 300 is legendary sound brought to a new standard. Bluetooth 4.1 enables wireless connectivity while new NXTGen Active Noise Cancelling Technology combines the immersive experience of active noise-cancelling with the ability to control the amount of outside noise to let in, giving you the power to balance awareness of your surroundings with your listening experience. With legendary JBL Pro Audio sound delivering a dynamic acoustic experience, sculpted ear cushions providing unprecedented fit on your ears, a 10-hour rechargable battery, and TruNote™ Auto Sound Calibration, now you can enjoy ultimate comfort, freedom and personalization. A built-in microphone allows for easy call access.
JBL Xtreme – JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Red)
– $299.95 (various colors)
The JBL Xtreme has powerful sound outfitted in a rugged, splash proof case which is perfect for taking to the beach, or to a backyard BBQ. This device packs in 15 hours of playtime, features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls as well as a dual USB charge-out port and connectivity capabilities for up to three smartphones or tablets. With JBL’s connectivity technology, users can also link other JBL connected-enabled speakers together.
JBL Clip+ – JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker With Mic (Blue)
– ($49.95- various colors)
The JBL Clip+ is perfect for an active audiophile as it can play through rain and even during a shower. This powerful Bluetooth device is ultra-light and compact so users can literally clip it to a bag, bike, shower head, portable floating device, etc. for added convenience. Its built-in rechargeable battery supports up to five hours of playtime and this great sounding device even doubles as a noise and echo-free speakerphone with the simple touch of a button.
Google Chromecast Audio – www.google.com – $35
Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your speaker for streaming music through WiFi. Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite tunes to the best speakers in the house. Easily cast music, without the hassle of pairing. Tap the Cast button from music apps to send the music instantly to your speakers. Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone—anywhere in the house. Your friends and family can join in the fun, too. Anyone in the home can cast music to your speakers using their own phones—no additional setup or pairing required.
Ringly – www.ringly.com – $195
Ringly creates smart jewelry that syncs with your phone so you can stay connected to people, messages, and notifications that are most important to you. The company’s core belief is that technology can be more discreetly integrated into our lives. The rings notify you about different notifications, customized by you, through vibration and a subtle light integrated into the side of the jewelry. You’ll notice it, but no one else will. Ringly is now integrated with 80+ apps, including eBay, Net-a-Porter, Poshmark, Avocado, Instagram, Vine, Tinder, Uber and many more. Crafted with a rhodiumm tone plated setting and semi-precious stones, the new Libra collection consists of three new gemstones to complement the Dive Bar style, including black onyx, pink chalcedony, and labradorite — something for every woman’s style. Ringly has also expanded their size range, with the release of two new sizes. The Libra collection is available in US sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Say Cheese! Photo Lovers:
Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White)
The newest mini version of Fuji’s super stylish Instax Instant Camera. Features simple exposure adjustment and automatic flash. Easy portability with a pop-out + collapsible lens. Camera strap and instruction manual included. Super high photo quality + automatic film feed. 1-year limited warranty; built-in lens cover; requires 2 AA batteries (included) With its ease of use and attractive design, the new INSTAX Mini 8 is slightly slimmer and offers new features and enhancements, including: an improved viewfinder for enhanced subject viewing; automatic exposure measurement for aperture settings; and a new high-key mode that enables users to take brighter photos – perfect for portraits.
Fuji Instax Share SP-1 Printer – Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Portable Printer SP-1 With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, 10 Sheets (5-Pack)
Print up pics from your smartphone in an instant with this Instax instant smartphone printer from Fujifilm. This baby acts as its own WiFi hotspot and allows for quick and easy Wi-Fi printing from your smartphone or tablet. The Instax instant smartphone printer lets you enjoy a variety of templates: Real Time, Limited Edition, SNS (Facebook and Instagram), Square (Add Text), and Standard. Instax Share App works with iOS and Androids, it’s a snap to print pictures with just a couple of taps on your device.
Travel Tech and Accessories:
CalypsoTag is your smart personalized travel companion with a distinct design. Get notified when your bag comes out on the carousel. The CalypsoTag uses the latest technology developed by our friends at Chipolo. The smart low-power Bluetooth 4.0 chip, built inside the CalypsoTag, has a range of about 200 feet. It remembers its last location, even when out of range. The small built-in battery lasts up to 6 months and can be easily replaced. You can connect the CalypsoTag with iOS devices and Android
Corkcicle – www.corkcicle.com – $19.95 – $29.95
Enjoy your favorite cold or hot beverage, anytime, anywhere. Crafted from stainless steel with proprietary triple insulation. Patented easy-grip flat sides. No-slip bottom. Keeps drinks ice cold for up to 25 hours or hot for up to 12 without freezing or sweating. Cold even longer for drinks containing ice.
Tumbler: $24.95 – $29.95
Crafted from stainless steel with proprietary triple insulation, this vacuum-sealed wonder cup just doesn’t quit. It keeps your beverages cold for 9+ hours and hot for 3. Stays cold even longer with drinks containing ice — even out in the sun. With its easy-grip sides, no-slip bottom and shatterproof, drink-through lid, you’ll enjoy stylish, spill-free sipping every day.
Tech Toys: Star Wars
The new animatronic Star Wars line from Thinkway Toys is the most technologically sophisticated Star Wars toy line ever created featuring:
– Interactive figures that respond to one another and to you
– Approx. 16″ in height
– Voice-activated figures that react differently to loud and soft voice tones
– Pre-programmable remote-controlled droids with over 1,000 action combinations
– Authentic movie voices, lights and sounds
– Articulated bodies — fingers, toes, and joints bend; torso, limbs, mouth and head move
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