2013 Gift Guide: The Gadget Geek

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We’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty in this gift guide for electronic enthusiasts.

Dec 11, 2013 | 06:00 PM

The Xbox One has been almost impossible to come by after its well-publicized release last month. Although a few of our favorite celebs managed to get their hands on the coveted console, the rest of us will have to hope that Best Buy lives up to its promise that it will release more models this Sunday morning.


Rather than lose precious sleep this weekend, we suggest you wait until the hype dies down and give the electronic enthusiast in your life one of these nifty (and far more practical) gadgets instead. Take a look.


Kitchen Safe, $49.95

We’ll start off with a gadget that’s essentially the antitheses of an Xbox (sorry, kids). For individuals with poor self-restraint (or their beleaguered parents), objects of temptation can go inside this timed safe that can’t be opened until the countdown clock reaches zero. A great way to kick that cookie (or videogame) habit.

MiniJambox, $179.99

Create a party wherever you go with these pint-sized wireless speakers that produce rich, high-quality sound.


Dropcam, $149

This nifty little camera syncs wirelessly with an app on your smartphone and streams 24/7 surveillance video from wherever you choose to position it in your home. You can listen in and talk to people who happen to be in the same room, even if you’re in another state.

Fitbit Force Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, $129.95

Make sure you and your loved ones stick to your New Year’s resolutions with a Fitbit, a wearable device that tracks your movement, calories burned, and sleep patterns and syncs all the data wirelessly to an app on your smartphone.

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, $269.95

Frequent flyers will love these noise cancelling headphones that will let them listen to music (or ignore that screaming infant sitting next to them) in peace.

Soda Stream Source Starter Kit, $99.95

Make sure that your loved ones stay hydrated in style with this efficient carbonation machine that makes seltzer and flavored sparkling waters with a simple press of a button.

Nest Protect, $129

This smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector can be deactivated with a simple swish of your hand so you don’t have to go around waving a towel in the air when you’re frying a steak in the kitchen. It also sends alerts to your smartphone to warn you of any dangerous activity when you’re not home.

Everpurse, $279

Keep your gadgets stylishly charged on the go with this ingenious purse with built-in charger.

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens, $69.99

Take the coolest Instagram pictures ever with these versatile lenses that easily snap onto your iPhone. When you’re not using them, stash them in your purse or pocket.

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, $32.88

Easily enjoy your favorite online content on your TV with this simple media player that can be controlled from your iPhone or Android.


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