Christmas Tech Gift Ideas 2015 – Zagg, Apple, Mad Catz, Dyson, Carved, Fuel iOn, Belkin, iShowFast

December 18, 2015
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In last week’s Christmas gift idea segment we focused on tech for teens and younger generations (See last week’s featured gift ideas here).  In today’s gift idea segment we’re giving attention to the bigger (older) kids in the house. We’ve got all kinds of cool gift ideas and tech stocking stuffers that are sure to please any lover of gadgets with budgets big and small.

UPDATE 12/17/15 – The kind and talented folks at Carved have just offered a discount code for viewers on any of their awesome wood cases.  Enter discount code CVD4U15 at checkout for $5.00 off!!

Stocking Stuffers

Belkin Car Vent Mount

Anyone who owns a smartphone and a car will find a smartphone car vent mount useful. The Belkin mount uses a rubber tip to slide onto the vents in the car. It easily rotates to portrait and landscape positions.

Belkin Smartphone Air Vent mount holder

Key Features

  • Belkin smartphone Car Vent MountCompatible with iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, and other smartphones up to 3.3 inches wide
  • Use with or without case
  • Rotate 360 Degrees for portrait or landscape view
  • Cable holder (so your cable stays near your phone even when it is not plugged in)

Available at many locations.

More Info and Direct Purchase: http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8M879/

iShowFast

iShowFast by, iCIRROUND, Inc. claims to be the World’s Fastest USB flash drive with lightning connector and USB 3.0. It allows you to be able to share documents, music, videos and photos with your friends and family between PC/Mac computers and iOS devices. Transfer photos to your computer in a snap and free up space on your iPhone. This is a great device to take with you if you are traveling and will be taking lots of photos.  You can easily make more space available on your smartphone.

iShowFast by iCIRROUND USB Drive with lightning Connector Christmas Stocking Stuffer idea

Key Features

  • Copy files to/from a PC or Mac using the USB Port
  • Copy file to/from iPhone, iPad, iPod using the lightning connector (30MB/S Read; 20MB/S Write)
  • No Internet Required
  • Fast USB 3.0 Transfer with Mac/PC computers (140MB/s Read; 45MB/S Write)
  • Password Protected
  • 32GB, 128GB, 256GB versions available

More info: icirround.com

Direct Purchase:  amazon.com

 

Zagg Power Amp 12

Zagg Portable Charger and Flashlight provides up to four charges for most phones with 12000mAH of portable power. Take the power amp when you are hunting, camping, hiking or traveling and won’t have access to power. Zagg offers a full range on Power Amp’s ranging in price from $29.99 – $99.00

Zagg Power Amps

Power Amp 12 Key Features

  • 12000mAH of portable power
  • Up to four charges for most phones
  • Fast charges with Quick Chip Technology that detects and adapts to your device type
  • Sleek design
  • Bright LED flashlight

More Info and Direct Purchase: http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/power/power-amp

Carved – Solid Wood Cases & Skins

Every case is made from real wood and is all-natural. There are different styles – Solid Wood, Slim Wood, Traveler Cases, Wood Skins and even cases made from reclaimed skateboards. Depending on the style some include polycarbonate or rubber bumpers for extra protection. Each case style offers a different level of protection, style and feel – each a work of art. The solid wood cases are all made by hand and unique due to the variations in wood. Price $34.00 & up

UPDATE 12/17 – The kind and skilled folks at Carved, have offered a DISCOUNT CODE for $5.00 off any case – CVD4U15!  

Carved Solid Wood Case Cool Cases for Teens

Key Features

  • Cases for Apple, Samsung, Google Nexus
  • Uniquely designed
  • All Natural
  • Style Statement

More info & Direct Purchase: carved.com

 

Big Kid Toys

iPad Pro

Apple’s newest (and largest) iPad offering incredible detail and design capabilities. This device is outstanding for artists, movie lovers, business users and creators. You can edit 4K video, design presentations, create, edit drawings down to the pixel (with the Apple Pencil) and play console level games. iPad Pro’s start at $799

 

Apple iPad Pro Christmas Tech Gifts

 

Key Features

  • A9X Processor with 64-bit desktop-class architecture
  • Ultra thin and light (6.9mm and 1.57 pounds)
  • iOS 9 with Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture multitasking features
  • 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels
  • Multi-Touch technology
  • Four high fidelity speakers
  • Front and Rear cameras
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 8MP photos

More Info & Direct Purchase: www.apple.com

 

FloteYourTablet – Tablet Stand

FLOTE creates a delightful and ergonomic tablet experience by floating your tablet wherever you desire, freely and easily. Float your tablet next to your bed, couch, on a coffee table or desk. Rotate the tablet in just about any direction. These are solid/heavy duty stands that do not easily tip or fall if you bump into them. They are well engineered with high quality design and materials. Simply insert your tablet and use. $129 – $299

Float Your Tablet floor and desktop stands Christmas Tech Gift Ideas

Key Features

  • Compatible with virtually every tablet
  • Use with or without case
  • No special adapters
  • Ball joint allows nearly 360 degree rotation
  • Elegant Clean Design
  • Precision Crafted, All metal components

More Info & Direct Purchase: floatyourtablet.com

 

iPad Mini 4

Small and powerful. The iPad Mini 4 gives ultra power in a small package for extreme portability. $399 – $729

 

Apple iPad Mini 4 Christmas Tech Segment

Key Features

  • A8 processor with 64-bit desktop class 6.1 mm Thin
  • 7.9” Retina Display
  • .24 inches deep, weighs .65 lbs
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 8MP photos
  • Touch ID Technology for security
  • iOS 9 with Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture multitasking features

More info and Direct Purchase: apple.com

Zagg Folio

The Zagg Folio is a thin backlit Bluetooth® keyboard and case connected by a hinge that allows for multiple viewing angles. This makes your iPad Mini ultra versatile for touch, keyboard, and full-body protection all while still keeping a sleek design. $49.99 – $99.99

Zagg Folio for iPad Mini

Key Features

  • Case and Bluetooth keyboard
  • Rechargeable Battery – keeps going for up to three months of use (without using the backlit display)
  • 7.6mm thick
  • Special function keys
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Full body protection
  • Leather textured cover

More Info and Direct Purchase: http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/catalogsearch/result/?q=zagg+folio

 

Zagg Rugged book – iPad Air

The Zagg rugged book is designed for the individual who wants ultimate protection for their iPad. It is a multi-layered, removable case that deflects impact energy. If you work out in the field, travel frequently or share your iPad with kids, this may be the case and keyboard for you. $149.00

Zagg Rugged Book for iPad Air

Key Features

  • Case and Bluetooth keyboard
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Detachable Case
  • High Durability
  • Magnetic-Hinged

More Info and Direct Links:  http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/catalogsearch/result/?q=Zagg+Rugged+book

 

Mad Catz STRIKE 7 Gaming Keyboard

This high-end gaming keyboard allows you to construct your ideal gaming environment that helps you destroy the competition. It is crazy! The keyboard is modular and allows you to customize the locations of various interlocking components for your exact preference. The touchscreen gives you quick access to launch games and applications, track enrage timer, adjust back-lighting or just take notes. There are a variety of STRIKE keyboards ranging in cost from $99.99 – $299.99

 

Mad Catz STRIKE 7 Gaming Keyboard

 

Check out this quick video demo of the Mad Catz STRIKE 7 keyboard here.  It is truly an amazing keyboard.

Key Features (there are many, these are some highlights)

  • Customizable in many ways
  • 24 programmable buttons
  • Create up to 72 user-define commands
  • Response Times
  • Wrist Support
  • Full halo-effect RGB backlighting
  • Durable metal chassis
  • Macro programming

More Info and Direct Purchase: http://madcatz.com/products/keyboards/

 

Mad Catz STRIKE M Bluetooth Keyboard

The Mad Catz STRIKE M wireless keyboard is compatible with Android, Windows Smart Devices, PS4, PC & Mac Android. The dedicated mouse buttons allow for Internet browsing and playing touch-based games.  $49.99

Mad Catz Mobile Keyboard

Key Features

  • Mad Catz Mobile Keyboard with iPad ProFor use with smartphones, tablets, Windows & Mac computers
  • Backlit keycaps
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Dedicated media buttons – play, pause, track, forward, back (optimized musing and video entertainment)
  • Fingertip cursor movement
  • Includes formfitting case

More Info and Direct Purchase: http://store.madcatz.com/Mad-Catz-S-T-R-I-K-E-M-Wireless-Keyboard-for-Android-Windows-Smart-Devices-PC-Mac-iOS.html?whence=

 

Dyson hot+cool jet focus

This powerful heating and cooling device takes space heaters to a whole new level. Besides it unique design the Dyson hot+cool jet focus is engineered to be energy efficient with an intelligent thermostat that monitors the room to maintain the set temperature. There are no exposed heating elements, no burning smell and no blades making it healthier and safer for kids of all ages. Models range from $359.99 – $449.99

Dyson Hot + Cool Jet Focus Fan Heaters

This heater cools just as well as it heats so you can use it year round. In cooling mode it draws in 7 gallons of air per second keeping you cool with powerful airflow.

Key Features

  • Signature bladeless design
  • Air multiplier technology
  • Powerful airflow
  • Fastest even room heating with Jet Focus technology
  • Heats & Cools – use year round
  • Control on/off, air flow – stream/spread, temperature, and fan speed with a Remote
  • No Blades
  • No exposed heating elements
  • Sleep timer
  • Oscillation features
  • Touch Tilt

More Info and Direct Purchase:  http://www.dyson.com/store/air-treatment.aspx?subcat=Heaters

 

Wistiki “Found You” Collection

20151112_Wistiki by Starck_Family Kit 1Don’t loose your mobile devices, your dog or your keys.  Wistiki is bringing their Paris based company to the US and has just launched their Indiegogo Campaign where you can get their world class designed personal device trackers for a significantly reduced price.  They won’t ship until spring and I haven’t tested these yet, but I have had many request for information on personal device trackers.  Some work well, some don’t.  This one touts to have a long battery life, unique design and special social tracking features.

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They have raised over $100,000 on Indiegogo and the reduced price offer ends at the end of the campaign.  If you like to experiment with new products, you may want to consider these personal device trackers – https://www.indiegogo.com/explore?filter_title=wistiki#/search

 

 

I hope you enjoy some of these cool tech gift ideas.  I love them all.  I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and don’t forget take some time off of those mobile devices to enjoy your family and friends. 😉 I’ll be doing the same thing (although I admit, it will be very hard).

Many Blessings,

Francie

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