Gift Guide 2015December 9, 2015 By: Ashley Secondini, Sensors Magazine, Charlene Soucy, Sensors Magazine
It seems as if the holidays sneak up on us quicker and quicker with every year that passes. So if you’re like us, you’re always looking for last minute gifts for your parents, siblings, colleagues, or that significant other. And with tons of different technology gifts out there, we’ve narrowed it down to a select few that will help make the holidays a little easier, and keep you off the naughty list.
For the hobbyist:
Arduino board [MCM Electronics]
For the fitness buff:
TomTom Spark Fitness Watch [Amazon]
For the smart home enthusiast:
Amazon Echo [Amazon]
iRobot Roomba [irobot.com] – let’s face it. Sometimes we’re just too busy, or too lazy, to clean the house. So why not let the house essentially clean itself while you’re at work all day with the iRobot Roomba? And for all the Parks & Rec fans out there, just strap a Bluetooth speaker to it and you have yourself a cleaning party!
For the energy conservationist:
Lyric Thermostat [Honeywell]
For the Star Wars fan:
For the drone fanatic:
Yuneec Typhoon G Drone [Amazon]
For the kid in all of us:
Anki Overdrive [Anki.com] – it’s like real-life Mario Kart for all ages! This robotic racing game has up to 8 different battlefields, 2 race cars, and is all controlled through an app on your mobile device. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Hoverboard [SharperImage.com] – although Hoverboards have been portrayed negatively in the news lately for exploding, we just couldn’t resist added them to our Holiday Gift Guide. They’re fun, trendy, and are marked with a seal of approval from Marty McFly. Just watch out for those lithium batteries catching on fire!
For the forgetful person in your life:
Wistiki [Wistiki.com] – this little connected device helps anyone that continuously loses their car keys, cell phone, or even their pet! Made and manufactured in France, 3 brothers started this company on an ambition to help all us those people that lose their personal belongings. So next time you forget what you did with your pet cat, just strap a Wistiki to their collar!
For engineers on the go:
LG Rolly Keyboard [Amazon.com] – not to be confused with a spicy tuna roll! The LG Rolly Bluetooth Keyboard is perfect for all your busy engineer colleagues on the go – just pop it in your bag and head out the door!
For observers, navigators, and all-round adventurers
ATN BinoX-HD 4-16X Smart Binoculars come with a day/night mode, recording capabilities and Wi-Fi so you can see, capture and share adventures in stunning 1080p high-definition. MSRP: $479.00. See more at http://www.atncorp.com/atn-bino-x-hd-4x-super
For the kitchen
At less than $50, the compact, lightweight, and maintenance-free BerryBreeze will improve the flavor, appearance, and aroma of fresh dishes and make leftover foods taste just as fresh. Requiring four “D” batteries, the device generates activated oxygen for an initial 60 minutes of operation, then automatically switches to standby mode. After this process completes, BerryBreeze reactivates for ten minutes and then repeats the cycle for 230 minutes until the batteries need replacement, usually in five to six months. Placed on the top shelf of your fridge, BerryBreeze works without requiring absorption packs or filters or using carcinogens, chemicals or harsh cleaners. For more info, visit https://www.berrybreeze.com
Happy Holidays from the Sensors Team to you!
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