We’ve all got that special someone, but not necessarily the right gift for them. That’s why we at Gadget Review have banded together to find some great, unique gift ideas that won’t fail you ever. Just be sure your tech-savvy recipient doesn’t already own any of these precious commodities, because if they’re into cool gadgets, they may already own one or more of the following.
For the kid at heart
Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS
This puppy is one of the first fully automatic Nerf guns. It’s huge. It has 18 rounds per clip and comes with a giant shield in the front. It’s heavy. It’s the kind of think your boyfriend would silently walk around the house with, pretending to be a secret agent. Or the Terminator. Whatever it is, the Stampede is an easy buy and is one hell of a fun gun to unwrap.
For the Mountaineer
Recon Zeal Transcent GPS Goggles
I love heading up to the snow for some skiing and snowboarding action. But no matter who I go with, someone gets lost, and that someone tends to be me. That means not knowing where I am, information on the surround area, and generally having no phone reception. The Recon Zeal Transcend GPS Goggles fix all of that, using a GPS locator to show where I am, no matter what slope I’m on. It even shows the altitude and temperature so I know if I’ve gone too far up, and it does it all without me needing to take off a glove or remove the goggles.
For the showoff
Nikon Coolpix S1100pj
Every family’s got one, but in this case, maybe it’s best to let them flaunt it. The Nikon S1100pj is a 14.1 megapixel camera that not only takes high-quality pictures, it shows them off too. And not just on the 3″ touchscreen display on the back, but with a built in projector. That projector is great for showing off family pictures as well as embarrassing moments. I mean, what else is family for?
For the tech-savvy sleeper
Is your significant other on the phone, laptop or tablet in bed? If yes, chances are because they just need to check one last email, or look up one last thing before going to bed. Combine the two, and keep all other electronics out of the bedroom, with the Sony Dash. This touchscreen device acts as an alarm clock and app player, using Chumby applications through Sony’s website. Updates are instant, and since it’s always connected via Wi-Fi, the Dash can show off recent emails, Twitter and Facebook updates, and much more. It also makes a kickass alarm clock!
For the typist
Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent
Some people just sit in front of a computer all day. It’s a tragedy of life these days. But that doesn’t mean they should suffer with a crummy keyboard! Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent, which we reviewed and absolutely love! It’s rated to last for years, and offers one of the best typing experiences you can buy anywhere. It may seem like a weird gift at first, but there is no better way to remind someone that you really do care then by having them use what you bought every day, for years to come.
For he who has too many gadgets
Some people just have too much tech. In their pockets, around the house…whatever it is, don’t judge us. But do get fed up when every charging cable in the house is being used up when your cellphone needs to stock up for the night. Get the iDapt I3 (pictured above), or the i4, both of which house several devices in a singular place for charging. That way, you never lose your gadgets, and only use one plug to keep them going.
For the cluttered gamer
Level Up Zigzag
These days, every house has a gamer, and chances are at least one room is cluttered from head to toe with games, controllers, cables and more. It doesn’t have to be, but why bother organizing it all when it can just lie around? Well don’t let your lazy loved one get away with that mess, and give them a Level Up Zigzag to store up to 13 games, an Xbox 360 console, four game controllers and two guitar controllers. That way, your game room, or should I say living room, won’t be an utter disaster, and whoever games in your house will love the convenience. Level Up also has a model for the Playstation 3.
Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.