Must Have Gadgets for Christmas 2013
Christmas will be here soon! Finding the perfect gift for those that you love can be a challenge. We have worked all year to put together the perfect list of gadgets that friends and family are sure to love. Sit back, relax and start your Christmas shopping right here!
Nick @ The High-Tech Home
Google Chromebook is one of the many great products from Google. These laptops are designed to work mostly with cloud computing and feel similar to tablets including apps that can be downloaded. Even better, it starts at just $199. Check out our post What is Google Chromebook to learn more about what it is all about. Amazon.com offers a great lineup of Chromebook computers for you to consider including the Samsung lineup.
If you are looking for a great media player at an even better price, the Google Chromecast is an unbeatable deal. The Chromecast costs $35 however offers many of the same features as the competition. Watch your favorite shows and movies on Netflix and Hulu Plus and be sure to keep an eye out for new channels as the Chromecast continues to roll out new features. You can scoop up this great gift today at Amazon.com or learn more about it from our post at The High-Tech Home!
Bose lived up to its name once again with their latest release. The Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is a great gift idea for anyone that wants high quality sound in a small portable package. The sturdy design coupled with a great sounding mini speaker makes it one of our favorites. Be sure to check out our original post or purchase one at Amazon.com!
The Securifi Almond Router is the perfect Christmas present for anyone that relies more on tablets than laptops or PC’s. Its great touch screen design allows us to set-up the router directly on the router itself and without the complicated steps others require. Not to mention it looks kinda cool on your coffee table. Buy the Almond here and be sure to read more in our article.
Roku 3 was released in March of 2013 with new advancements to the Roku family. New features include a remote with a headphone jack and impressive speeds with the updated processor. A worthwhile investment for anyone new to the media player market or looking for a great upgrade. Read our post about the Roku 3 here! You can also check it out at Amazon.com!
The Jambox wireless speaker is one of the hottest bluetooth speakers out there. Its full sound and easy set-up with Bluetooth make it a great gift for anyone that loves to play music. Certain to be a gift your favorite music lovers will dig. Read more in our post.
The all new Kindle Paperwhite is an exciting addition to Amazon’s e-reader family. Its size is nearly the same as the Kindle though it features their patented front light for reading in the dark. It also offers a faster process and even clearer screen then the original for reading in any light. Click here to purchase the all new Kindle Paperwhite!
The Nest Thermostat 2 is one of our absolute favorite gadgets. It looks great, saves money, and even connects to your cell phone when you are on-the-go. See our post here! We also have a post reviewing the difference from Nest 2.0 and 1.0 here! Purchase the Nest Thermostat 2.0 today!
The Sandisk Wireless Media Drive is a perfect gift for the family. Kids can wirelessly stream the same movie on devices such as a tablet, smartphone or iPod touch. Perfect for those long trips. All while saving mom and dad’s tablet memory and sanity. Learn more in our post or buy it now for your favorite family!
If you have speakers that work great but wish there was Bluetooth connectivity, we have the perfect solution. The Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter is a great way to add Bluetooth capabilities to your speaker without the paying the price of new speakers. The adapter works great with either Apple or Android products. Learn more from our post or at Amazon.com!
The Sifteo Cubes are a combination of vivid displays, touchscreen capabilities and motions sensors all built into one little unit. When brought together with the apps Sifteo developed, it is a must have gadget for the entire family. Learn more about the Sifteo Cubes in our post or purchase them at Amazon.com!
The Lytro Camera is probably the biggest things to happen since the introduction of the original digital camera. What makes it so unique is the ability to capture the light field and bring images to life. Be sure to read our post on the Lytro to learn more about this great gadget and its amazing capabilities! Stop by our links to Amazon.com as well for the 16 GB in Hot Red, the 8 GB in Graphite, and Electric Blue!
The Fitbit Zip is a great gift idea for anyone looking to track steps, distance or calories burned with running or walking. This great looking gadget also has built-in features such as bluetooth syncing. You can purchase a Zip in its many colors or learn more about the great device from our original post.
The one-year battery back-up is perfect for anyone on the go. Designed to recharge your phone when you are not by an outlet, it prevents your smartphone battery from running out unexpectedly. Plus, it keeps a charge for a year so you can charge the battery back-up and forget about it until needed. Check out our post about this great gadget or buy one from Hammacher Schlemmer today.
The Golf Swing Recording Camera is for the golf lover in your family. Whether they are brand new to golf or experienced, seeing your golf swing from a different view can make a big difference. Plus, it is better than relying on their a partner. Learn more about it on our post or purchase it at Hammacher Schlemmer!
The Kensington Combosaver Lock is a must have for anyone that has (or is about to receive) a great laptop. Designed to prevent someone from walking away with your laptop while you are not looking, it may be the best accessory you purchase. Purchase it on Amazon.com or see our post to learn more.
Keeping your iPad safe while in the kitchen can be a challenge. Liquids, flour, and boiling oil are all common place. Belkin came out with the great solution of the iPad fridge mount. Perfect for the iPad lover in your family, especially if they like using recipes! See our post to learn more or stop by Amazon.com to purchase one.
Chefs are certain to also love the Belkin Kitchen Stand and Wand if their tablet needs to be close while cooking. The stand keeps a tablet elevated and even comes with a pen to keep messy fingers and moisture away from your chef’s assistant. Learn more here!
The Netatmo Urban Weather Station is amazing. Not only does it keep track of the basics like indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, it also goes way beyond that to look at the indoor noise pollution, CO2 concentration, 7 day forecast, and local air quality. And even better, it sends the information direct to your Apple or Android device. Learn more thru our article and purchase it here!
Having an understanding of the golf course is certain to lower your score. The inevitable question of “How far to the green” is only the start of what this great gadget can handle. Want to know how long your last shot was? No problem. Want to know the layout of the green from your vantage point? Again, not a problem. Do not let the simple screen design fool you. The GolfBuddy Voice is a Golf Course GPS genius! Stop by our GolfBuddy GPS Range Finder post to learn more and check it out at Amazon.com!
The Moxie Shower Head is the perfect gift for anyone that loves music in the shower. The bluetooth speaker fits perfectly in the middle of the shower head and plays your favorite music directly from your bluetooth enabled device. You can learn more about it thru our post or purchase it here!
The Skybar Wine Preservation System is a great gift for the wine lover in your family! Not only does it preserve you wine but it looks great sitting on your bar. Features include temperature control, automatic dispensing and a vacuum for preservation. Keep your wine longer and show it off to your friends! See it at Amazon.com and visit our article!
If you are looking for a Bluetooth Speaker that is meant to be outdoors, check out the Rukus Portable Sound System. Built to be water-resistant and with a solar panel for charging, the Rukus Bluetooth is meant to be with you instead of hiding inside. The perfect addition for camping, swimming, fishing or any where you want music! See it at Amazon.com or in our article.
An outdoor movie screen is one of our favorite finds this year because it adds another opportunity for doing things outside. Easy to build, use and store, it even includes a carrying case to safely put it away after each use. If you happen to need a movie projector, check out the next gadget below too! The perfect package to start your own outdoor movie theater! Learn more about the outdoor movie screen in our post or buy it here!
Movie projectors have always seemed out of reach for the common home because of costs and complicated set-up. 3M changed this however with their streaming projector powered by Roku. The projector is able to produce a ten foot wide picture, perfect for the outdoor movie screen. The projector even includes a battery so that you are not restricted by cords. The Roku stick is included with the projector and offers all of the same features as their media player. Learn more about this great projector with our article and check it out at Amazon.com!
The Best Emergency Radio was designed for the 21st century emergency. It includes upgrades such as a solar panel and the ability to charge smartphones thru its USB plugs. Not to mention high quality radios during an emergency. Available thru Hammacher Schlemmer this Christmas. You can also find out more about the emergency radio thru our post.
The Sensu Brush and Stylus is a great gift for anyone that loves to paint. It is celebrated by artists and other users because of how well it works with tablets when compared to the competition. Check out the highly rated Brush and Stylus with our post and at amazon.com.
The Steripen Adventurer is a must have for anyone that loves to travel, camp and enjoy nature. Designed to sterilize water found outdoors before drinking, the Steripen could be the difference between healthy and sick, or worst. You can purchase it here or read more in our article!