TrustedNerd.com’s Last Minute Gift Guide

TrustedNerd.com’s Last Minute Gift Guide
December 19 14:59 2013 Print This Article

So, you’re in panic mode and looking at me for tech gift advice, well, look no further and stop panicking! I’ve got the perfect list of gifts for you for that special someone. I’ll get images for these products up shortly.

From Digital Storm there is the Veloce, the first Haswell based slim gaming notebook to feature a full HD 1080 display. It’s available for $1,284.00 and is available from digitalstormonline.com.

From MSI, there is the GS70, the worlds thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop equipped with Intel Haswell 4th Generation Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU and dual fan thermal control. It measures at less than 1 inch thick and weighs only 5.7 lbs. It’s available from msimobile.com and retails between $1,799 and $1,999.

For the fitness lovers on your list, there is the Kickr power trainer. This is an iPhone connected bike trainer that modernizes stationary training by integrating top cycling Apps allowing full resistance control, all from the iPhone. It retails for $1,099 and is available from wahoofitness.com.

For the TV lovers out there, I suggest the Roku Ready 47-Inch LED HDTV with MHL technology. It allows users to connect mobile devices directly to their HDTV. It retails for $699 and is available from Sceptre.com.

For those crazy people out there that need a huge monitor for their desktop, I suggest the AOC 29” Ultrawide Monitor (Q2963PM).  This 29” super wide screen HD monitor delivers an immersive experience for your favourite movies and games. it easily connects to computers, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and MHL-enabled smartphones for truly cinematic display. It retails for $499.00 and is available from us.aoc.com.

If you have someone who likes to sit back and not have to worry about cleaning, I suggest the Moneual Rydis H67. The Rydis H67 is a hybrid vacuum cleaner that tackles both your mopping and vacuuming needs, featuring a powerful BLDC suction motor and detachable wet mop. It also features seven cleaning modes for customizable cleaning at a slim 3.23 inch height. It’s available from moneualusa.com and retails for $499.

For the audio lover on your list, I suggest the Cambridge Audio Minx Air. The Minx Air is the first wireless speakers to offer Airplay, Bluetooth and Internet Radio presets, Minx Air delivers rich, room-filling sound with superb fidelity. It is available from cambridgeaudio.com and the Minx Air 100 is available for $449 while the Minx Air 200 is available for $599.

Continuing with the audio lover, I suggest the Marshall Headphones Stanmore. The Stanmore is small in size, but not subtle in sound. The Stanmore is a compact active stereo speaker that yields clean and precise sound and features a classic throwback design reminiscent of the golden days of rock’n’roll. It retails for $400 and is available from marshallheadphones.com.

Also, I suggest the Wren V5BT. It’s an elegantly designed wireless speaker which connects to any Bluetooth enabled device and tablets, filling any room with rich and superior sound. It’s available from wrensound.com and retails for $399.00.

Continuing with the headphones, I suggest the Chord MS 530 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones from Phiaton. These Wireless over-the-ear headphones offer Bluetooth 4.0 technology along with active noise-cancellation that blocks out 98% of ambient background noise. It’s available from phiaton.com for $349.00.

There’s also the CrossFade M-100 from V-Moda. The M-100 is the latest M-Class masterpiece for the modern music aficionado featuring pure analog soundscape, exquisite style, exotic materials, travel-friendly fold up design, military grade durability and unrivalled utility. It is available from V-Moda.com and is available for $310.00.

For the guitar lover on your list, I suggest the tropical tune from Tronical Components. The Tronical Tune is the world’s first retrofit robotic guitar tuning system that automatically tunes your guitar in seconds at the push of a button. Featuring up to 18 programmable presets and lasting for up to 300 tunings on one charge, it’s perfect for home, studio and live venues. It is available from tronical.com for $299.00.

Got a singing lover on your list? I suggest the Singing Machine Home, the first Bluetooth speaker that plugs into a party singing karaoke machine when plugged into your TV via HDMI. Once connected, Home turns into a searchable vault with instant access to more than 8,000 karaoke videos. It is available from singingmachine.com and goes for $299.00.

Got a photography lover on your list? I suggest the Narrative Clip from, you guessed it, Narrative. It’s a stamp-sized wearable camera, GPS and accelerometer-integrated device that takes photos as you go. It’s available from get narrative.com for $279.00.

If you’re looking for a tablet, I suggest the Archos Platinum Range. It’s one of the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen with true vivid colours combined with Quad-Core CPU performance and a lightweight slim design. They are available from archos.com and retail between $199 to $299.99.

For the audio lover with a sophisticated style, I suggest the Lunda Eclipse from Edifier. The Luna Eclipse are Bluetooth speakers with 64 watts of power and 2 passive radiators that face off for enhanced bass. It features a 30ft pairing distance, 3.5 mm auxiliary input connectivity and wireless remote. Don’t worry, it ones in red, black, white, yellow and grey suiting almost any decor. It is available from edifier.us.com for $199.00.

Want a gift with a sleek and sophisticated look? I suggest Grace Digital’s APT BlueTooth 4.0 Bookshelf speakers. They are crafted with a sleek leatherette casing, they are light and compact Bluetooth bookshelf speakers that seamlessly stream room filling sound from any Bluetooth compatible device. It’s available from gracedigital.com for $199.99.

Do you have someone on your list that wants to be able to monitor their home when they are out in Hawaii trying to beat the cold weather? Well, here’s the perfect gift for them. The Izon View from Stem Innovation is a home video camera and companion app that connects you with your home or office from anywhere in the world – featuring night vision, push notifications and much more. It’s available from steminnovation.com for $159.00

If you have an action sports lover on your list, I suggest the Braven BRV-1. The BRV-1 is a palm sized, shockproof and IPX5 certified water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that gives action sports and outdoor enthusiasts music they can take anywhere. The Ultra-Lightweight BRV-1 comes with an integrated speakerphone and charges your devices with an internal battery bank. It’s available from braven.com for $149.99.

Do you have a baseball lover on your list? I suggest the Zepp Baseball. The Zepp Baseball is the world’s first sensor based training system that helps you analyze and improve your swing using your phone or tablet. Just attach the Zepp 3D motion sensor to any bat and swing away to get instant feedback and see your swing in 3D. It’s available from zepp.com for $149.99.

Continuing with the outdoor enthusiast on your list, I suggest the Scosche Boombottle. The Boombottle is a rugged weatherproof wireless speaker that fits in most bicycle water bottle cages. It’s available from scosche.com for $149.95.

Also, I suggest the Power Pot V from Power Pratical. The Power Pot is a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts heat into DC electrical power, giving you the power to charge your electronics anytime, anywhere. Available from powerpractical.com.

Can’t afford those headphones I mentioned earlier? Well, you’re still in luck for the music lover on your list. I suggest the Supertooth Freedom. The freedom are stereo headphones that are compatible with all Bluetooth A2DP devices, supporting NFC technology and aptX streaming, featuring a built-in mic, 15+ hours of battery life, controls on the headset and 40 mm drivers. It’s available from supertooth.net for a price of $149.00.

For the outdoor enthusiast that loves photography as well, I suggest the HitCase Pro. The HitCase Pro transforms your iPhone into a waterproof, shockproof POV camera with wide angle lens; perfect for your next adventure. It’s available from hitcase.com for $129.99.

Don’t want the bulk of earbuds? Well, your music lover is still in luck with the Muse Mini Uberbuds. The Uberbuds are the ultimate compact, wireless and tangle-free Bluetooth 4.0 enabled earbuds with premium audio. Treated with a hydrophobic (waterproof) solution, Uberbuds offer a Lifetime Warranty against sweat and provide slip protection that is optimized for high levels of movement and action. It’s available from musemini.com for $129.99.

Back to the Outdoor enthusiast, I suggest the EcoRox from EcoXGear, the EcoRox is the most fearless speaker on Earth; 100% waterproof, shockproof, compact, lightweight and it floats, allowing you to add your soundtrack to life’s most extreme adventures. Retailing at $129.99 from Ecoxgear.com.

For the one that loves to travel on your list, I suggest the Booq Boa Brief. The Boa Brief is a mid-size lightweight brief that provides three carrying methods in an ultra-clean look without the compromising functionality and design, for the everyday and easy-travel laptop bag. It’s available for $129.95 from booqbags.com.

Got a fitness lover on your list? I suggest Zensorium’s Tinke with Lightning Connector. It allows you to monitor your fitness and stress with the Tinke. Get fit and breath better by understanding your heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen levels and synchronized breathing. It’s Made for iPhone, iPod and iPad. From zensorium.com it’s available for $119.00.

I’d also suggest the Withings Pulse. The Pulse is an activity tracker with an onboard pulse sensor that detects heart rate, steps, calories burned and sleep. Also, the device can auto detect running and starts a counter denoting distance travelled and time elapsed. It’s available from withings.com for $99.99.

For the fashionista who loves music as well and wants to give back to charity, I’d suggest the Spirithoods. Spirithoods are really cool, well hoods, some of which have speakers built into them. It’s really hard to describe this product, but go check them out on SpiritHoods.com. The prices range on these and are available in kids and adult sizes.

For kids, Griffin’s Moto TC Rally is the answer. The Moto TC Rally is Griffin’s newest App powered RC car controlled by an iPhone or smartphone. Sustain virtual damage and earn boosts that effect MOTO TC Rally’s handling and performance. Race alone or with friends in this unique hybrid of app and toy where virtual rubber meets the real road. Available from griffintechnology.com for $99.99.

Got someone on your list that has a green thumb? I suggest the Click-And-Grow Smart Herb Garden. The Smart Herb Garden features intelligent gardening technology with high tech, self watering plant system that grows multiple herbs at once. No gardening knowledge is required, the patented nano tech material is engineered to supply the plant roots with the right amount of oxygen, water and nutrients at any time. Available for $79.99 from clickandgrow.com.

Also for the kids and maybe adults who think they are still kids is the Swann Quad Starship. It’s an indoor remote control quadcopter equipped with Swann’s Easy Fly Gyro system, 4 axis and propellers the Quad Starship is simple to control and designed for easy multi-direction maneuverability including up/down forwards/backwards, flip and stunt tumbles. Available from swann.com for $79.99.

I’d also suggest the ID America Touchstone. The Touchstone is a bluetooth wireless speaker that delivers rich audio in a small, stylish package. It features intuitive touch controls and a built in mic for hands-free calls, TouchTone offers 4 hours of precision-tuned sound anytime, anywhere. Available from idamericany.com for a cool price of $79.95.

Bem Wireless also has a really cool product with their Mobile Speaker. The Bem Wireless Bluetooth mobile speaker is slightly smaller than a tennis ball, boasts 25 feet of working wireless range and delivers powerful sound. The ‘mobile speaker’ comes in six fun colours: black, white, orange, purple, green and red. Available from bemwireless.com for $69.99.

For the cyclists out there, I’d suggest the BikeConsole Power Plus. It’s a rechargeable waterproof/shock-protected smartphone mount for cyclists that doubles the run time of a smartphone; can also be mounted and used on strollers, scooters and other devices. Available from bike2power.com for around 69.95-79.95

For the music lovers again, I suggest the NuForce Mobile Music Pump. It’s a mobile headphone amplifier to power over-ear and in-ear headphones. It’s available from nuforce.com for $59.00.

For the life loggers on your list, I suggest the MeCam. The MeCam is a inconspicuous and lightweight body-worn camera that lets you capture the world as you see it from your point of view. It shoots up to 80 minutes of 720pHD quality video doubling as a 5MP camera. It’s available from mecam.me from between $49.99 – $69.99.

For the TV lover on your list, I suggest the Favi Smartstick. It’s an affordable plug-and-play device that allows you to browse the internet, watch your favourite movies, music, apps and games on any HDTV. It’s available from favientertainment.com for $49.99 for the 4GB model and $79.99 for the 8GB model.

For the traveller on your list, I suggest the Trakdot Luggage. It’s the first ever luggage positioning solution with worldwide location reporting which keeps you connected to your valuables. It’s available from trakdot.com for $49.99 with an $8.99 activation fee and an annual service fee of $12.99.

Got someone that travels a lot around the world but is connected to their cell constantly? Check out KnowRoaming. The KnowRoaming sticker attaches to your SIM card when travelling abroad, automatically connects you to a local wireless carrier ensuring voice, data and texting roaming rates are reduced by as much as 90% in 220 countries. Available for $35.00 from knowroaming.com.

If you’re looking for a really cheap portable speaker, I suggest the Divoom BlueTune Bean. It’s a pocket sized portable speaker that clips onto a backpack, purse, or your luggage for hands-free music enjoyment. It’s available for $29.90 from divoomusa.com.

For the environmentally friendly person on your list, I suggest the Satechi USB LED Bottle Lamp. You can recycle and convert virtually any bottle into an environmentally friendly, one of the kind decorative desk lamp. Available for $24.95 from satechi.net.

A really awesome stocking stuffer that I suggest is the Pocket Toddy. It’s a travel-sized cleaning accessory for all your tech including smartphones, tablets and more. It delivers dirt-free and smudge free results. The Pocket Toddy is crafted with microfiber silk and plush and folds into itself for easy carrying. It’s also available in three different designs. Available from toddygear.com for a low price of $10.

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Jonathan Yaniv
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Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you’d like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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