It is that time of year when we try to find the perfect gift for the business professional in our life. In today’s high tech world you don’t have to look too far. This holiday season There are more consumer electronics available than ever before, and most of them have some sort of novelty attached to them. We have created a list of four gifts that are not only cool but practical and will probably avoid being re-gifted or recycled.
This device has been available for some time; however the Google Chromecast is a great gift for that tech-savvy person in your life. Chromecast basically turns your HDMI-supported television into a smart TV, making content available through the Google Chrome browser on your PC or mobile device. With the Chromecast, a user can access dozens of streaming services and can even play some local content through the use of the “Googlecast” extension for Chrome. Some of the apps that Chomecast supports include:
Priced at a modest $35, it is a great addition to any electronics aficionado’s device library.
Seyvr Power Saver Wallet
The use of mobile devices is becoming the favorite method of computing for millions of people, and because of this, a lot of emphasis is put on the battery power of devices. The Seyvr Power Saver wallet allows the person on the go the flexibility of a dynamic phone charger coupled with the utility of a high-end wallet.
The Syvr Power Saver Wallet works for almost everyone. It is a slim and effective wallet with a 1,400 mAh Li-Po battery built in. This rechargeable, built-in element can be recharged with a USB cable in less than three hour. It provides a convenient and powerful solution for the person that’s always on the go. The Power Saver Wallet comes with six card slots and a money clip for cash and receipts. Available now at seyvr.com, The Power Saver Wallet comes in brown or black and has an available model for iPhone (lightning charger on the iPhone5/5c/5s/6/6+) and Micro USB, which powers Android and Windows-8 & 8.1-powered devices.
Mobi Eye-Fi SDHC Card
Millions of people love to take pictures during the holidays, but if your camera doesn’t support digital transfer, you will quickly use up your memory. With Eye-Fi from Mobi, you can snap pictures with your point-and-shoot camera or your DSLR and immediately enjoy the benefits of built-in wifi from your SD card. This improves your mobility by cutting the cords that had you tethered to your rig. You can also share you photos via social networks getting immediate gratification when you have taken the perfect shot.
Another feature that the Mobi Eye-Fi provides for its users is the integration with Eye-Fi Cloud, which backs up all your pictures to the web-based platform for easy and secure accessibility. These capabilities make Mobi Eye-Fi a great addition to any amateur photographer’s cache of tools. The Eye-Fi card comes in 4, 8, 16, and 32 GB local storage capabilities.
The Internet of Things is beginning to enter the consumer market with devices such as the wifikettle by iKettle. The product is a WiFi connected tea kettle that allows a user to control the kettle from anywhere your network connection reaches with a simple push of a button. Not only can you boil water from anywhere, the device’s mobile app will alert you when the water is heated to your liking.
Made from high-grade stainless steel, the iKettle/wifikettle and their corresponding apps have been designed for one distinct purpose, to allow you to boil water remotely over your WiFi connection. The device is available in five colors and features a Wake up Mode and a Home mode that allows you to customize the kettle to save you time. The iKettle/wifikettle is supported by iOS and Android mobile operating systems and is not limited to the amount of devices that have access as long as they are compatible with the app and designated app stores. You can pick one up for around $175 and is a great addition to anyone’s modern kitchen.
These four devices are all great for the tech-savvy person in your life. Do you have any other suggestions that may get the techie you know excited? If so, please elaborate in the comments.