Hey all you turkey basters and gravy tasters, tis the season for giving thanks and then giving gifts. And if you are like millions of others, then while you’re basting the bird and setting the table, you will be mapping out in your head (or on your smartphone) the route you’re going to take during the Black Friday dash.
But wait! While there is no doubt that many deals abound out on the Black Friday landscape there are also many interesting and exciting gifts to be found on line.
So if you would prefer to do at least some of your shopping from your favorite easy chair, with an uncomfortably large amount of turkey in your belly and cup of pumpkin spice latte at your fingertips, then settle in, grab your mouse or stylus and check out these websites for some of the best and coolest gadgets of the season.
1) Ollie by Sphero
Ollie is the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. Along with a smartphone or tablet, Ollie can be paired via Bluetooth giving the tiny tyke a range of up to 100 feet. And with over 30 apps to choose from it is easy to learn, play, and explore with this awesome robot. Ollie can roll at speeds of up to 4.5 mph and is powered by induction charging. It is pet proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure.
Retailing at $129.99 it isn’t the cheapest gift but it is a blast!
2) Mec Army TR25 Tritium glow bar
If the idea of a high brightness, auto illuminating, waterproof (up to 100 meters), wear proof and drop proof , corrosion and scratch resistant glow bar, wrapped in a titanium alloy excites you, then you have to check Touch of Modern’s TR25. This tiny glow bar measures barely an inch and a half long and less than half inch wide but puts out enough light to easily locate dropped keys etc. in the dark. But more than that, it is just COOL!
Retail price $70.00 (If you hurry you can get one on sale for $49.00)
3) Google Chromecast
Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. It allows you to view content playing on your mobile device, on your TV screen! Stream your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more on your smartphone or iPad and cast it onto your TV. Viola! Who needs cable?
Oh and btw…you can do the same thing with your speakers using Chromecast audio!
Retail price $35.00
4) Sony DSC-QX10 Lens style camera
These days it seems like everyone has a smartphone. And one of the ways that we are all using those phones is as a camera. That’s why every day there is another compelling video going viral on the net.
Sony, in their infinite wisdom, realizing this trend, has come up with a gadget like no other.
It is a lens which looks like the ones that we always see professional photographers busily attaching or de-attaching from the body of their cameras.What’s so special about that you say? Well, this lens is a camera. And what’s even cooler, it snaps on to your smartphone, turning it into an 18.2 MP, 10x zoom ultra-sharp capture device!
It retails for $249.99 and will change the way you take pictures forever.
5) Toshiba encrypted flash drive
I love the ability to carry around massive amounts of information on a tiny flash drive device. Yet, with that ability comes the possibility of losing it or worse, of someone other than you, getting their hands on it. Whether it’s music, photos or ideas for your next big project, it’s your stuff, and it needs protection.
Toshiba has come up with a winner in that regard. They have created a series of flash drives from 4 to 32GB which can be encrypted using number and letter keys built right on to the device!
So cool! Retail price from $55.00 to $195.00. Not cheap but potentially worth every dime!
Needless to say, there are many other gadget gifts out there that I would like to bring to you so stay tuned for more throughout the Holiday season.
Oh and if you’re looking for extra cash then check this out… $$$
Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday!
This tiny robot will change the way you interact with your gadgets! Program it, teach it and learn from it. Ollie by Shpero is the world first app enabled robotic ball.
Never heard of a glowbar? Well introduce yourself to one of the coolest gadgets around. Not only is it useful in providing light when it is needed but it is sure to have your friends asking where you got it.
Chromecast is one of the coolest ways to get content from your smart device on to your TV or speaker system. Simply plug and play and watch/listen to your content come alive!
Sony DSC_QC10 Lens style camera
If you are a budding smartphone photo genius or just a casual snapper this gadget will take your image capture to another level. 18.2 MP and a 10x zoom capability turn your smartphone into a killer camera.
Toshiba encrypted flash drive
Besides what you have on your phone, do you carry lots of stuff around with you on your favorite storage device? Pictures, files, music? If so then you need to get an encrypted flash drive to protect it.
Ollie is awesome!
Watch this video and you will see why I chose Ollie as one of the best gadgets to give this Christmas! Then stay at home and buy one for someone special! (Like you maybe?)