Finding that perfect gift for someone that loves technology can be hard to do, so we tried to do some of the work for you. This gift guide is full of great gifts for those that think technology is king. You will find gifts that are perfect for the fitness buff to the adventure traveler and something for those in between.
This holiday season give the gift of communication even when cell service is not available. goTenna is an off-grid communication device that pairs with any smartphone and enables you to text and share locations, even when wifi and cell service is unavailable. goTenna is lightweight, weather-proof, and easy to use. goTenna is sold in pairs so you can stay connected to at least one friend (and anyone else using goTenna). Each pair comes with 2 micro-USB charging cables. goTenna apps and offline maps are free to download.
Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds
The Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiasts who loves to listen to music to help them get the most out of their workouts - whether at the gym or out for a run. The accompanying Jabra Sport Life app has the tools needed to plan and monitor fitness activity to get the best workout possible. A few key features are: premium stereo sound, enhanced training with the complementary Sport Life app that provides evaluations and tips as well as 5 hours talk and music time.
Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact iPhone 6s/6s Plus Case
If the one you are shopping for always has their iPhone with them, you will want to check out this case. It is one of the slimmest waterproof and drop proof iPhone case of its kind with the world’s highest standard of impact screen protection. It features 9H flexible glass impact screen protection, and has a military certified rating (810G) and highest level of protection from water and dirt (IP68). A rubber bumper for a second layer of shock protection, grip and style.
Price: iPhone 6s $79.95 / iPhone 6s Plus $89.95
Lander Neve Cable
Neve cables by Lander are designed with both outdoor and indoor use in mind. Neve, Latin for snow, was inspired by Lander’s proprietary Illumaweave™ reflective technology, which allows the cables to be quickly located in both a dark tent, pack or in a dark room. Produced with durable nylon, the flat, tangle-free cable also features Everpull™ connectors for rugged and long lasting use and Core-Grip™ with a centered logo grip for easy cable wrapping. The family of Neve cables includes the Neve™ Lightning™ to USB cable, Micro USB cable and a Aux Audio cable
Boombotix Boombot Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Music lovers will love the the Boombotix Boombot MINI. Don’t let this little speaker fool you. It was built for people who live life on the go. Designed to go wherever, the rugged, featherweight and ultraportable Boombot MINI Bluetooth speaker clips to a belt or backpack and delivers great sound in any environment. The six-hour rechargeable battery means that the music lover will not have to worry about a dead battery on that climb, hike, marathon training run or bike ride.
If you are thinking the music lover needs something bigger, the Fugoo Tough might be the ticket. This Bluetooth speaker was built to handle whatever comes its way. A combination of incredible durability, design engineering and sound quality make this Bluetooth speaker ideal for the active and accident prone. Crafted from fiber-reinforced resin and solid aluminum, FUGOO Tough is ready for anything. Plus, with 40 hours of battery life and Siri/Google Plus integration, these 360-degree speakers have no limits.
SONY X1000V 4k Action Cam
This holiday season shopping for that videographer in your life just got easier. The new X1000V 4k Action Cam from SONY will surely be a hit with 4K resolution capability. The latest addition to Sony’s lineup combines all the features of previous models and adds a prestigious 4k video mode with high-end bitrate for maximum quality output. If you don't feel the need for 4k resolution, SONY® also offers the AS200V, an HD version that otherwise mirrors the new 4k cam. Both versions are offered with a backpack strap and various other mounts that would be ideal for hiking and other outdoor endeavors!
MSRP: $499 for cam only, $599 w/ Live View Remote
This year GoPro has once again made it easy to find the perfect action camera for the adrenaline techie in your life. Check out the HERO+ as a great option for those that are just looking to get started filming their adventures or for the seasoned pro. This camera makes on-the-go content more accessible than ever being both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled. The HERO+ is waterproof and mountable as well as compatible with GoPro's vast array of mounts and accessories. It captures stunning 1080p60 and 720p60 video and 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos with the same impressive image quality that GoPro has become famous for. HERO+ most notably features Wi-Fi which allows it to connect with GoPro's mobile app and benefit from convenient tools such as a Trim & Share feature that allows the user to quickly create and share short video clips across leading social media channels.
Narrative Clip 2
The holiday season is all about capturing the moments that matter – like those under the tree, indoors or out. This year, give a gift that helps you and your family enjoy the best memories without getting in the way. Narrative’s Clip 2 is the world’s most wearable camera that captures a picture every 30 seconds, or whatever interval set by the user. Wear it on a casual hike with your loved ones, during your next solo adventure, or while gathering around the fire and you will have a beautifully curated record of your most joyous moments. Now with video capability, Clip 2 is sure to make the holidays brighter.
MindShift Gear Backlight 26L backpack
This bag is perfect for the photographer on your list. The BackLight’s back panel opening allows quick gear access, especially when taking the pack off is not an option. The zippered rear opening reduces the amount of dust, mud, ice or other elements coming in contact with gear or the pack while keeping the shoulder harness clean. Also, the BackLight 26L has nine liters of daypack capacity providing plenty of space for personal gear, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10” tablet and 15” laptop.
Peak Design CapturePOV Action Mount
Point-of-View video cameras are only as good as the mounts they sit on and Peak Design has designed the most versatile action camera mount in the game. The CapturePOV mounts to any backpack strap keeping your POV or point and shoot camera out of the way and easily readjusted. The CapturePOV is constructed out of weatherproof powder coated aluminum and includes a stabilizing pad and a locking clamp to ensure smooth POV video. Great for skiers, boarders, bikers and paddlers.
Bertucci A-5P Illuminated Field Watch
If the one on your list loves watches the Bertucci A-5P Illuminated field watch is sure to please. This ultra-lightweight, high-performance field watch is designed to tackle everyday adventures. The watch features a carbon fiber reinforced case, rugged DX3® nylon band and is extremely durable yet amazingly lightweight and comfortable. It is designed and engineered for all of life’s adventures – on and off the trail. Probably the most impressive part of the watch is the continuous illumination. The Swiss-made, tritium illuminating micro tubes provide continuous illumination without the need for a battery or push button. These gas-filled tubes provide 24/7 illumination on the hands and hour markers and will emit light continuously for up to 25 years.
Momentum Pathfinder II
Is someone on your list, hard on watches but wears one every day? If so, the Pathfinder II with its ultra-hard, sapphire crystal is a must have. The solid titanium case is lightweight, yet durable. The 34mm mid-sized case fits men and women alike. Also this watch has a 100M/330FT rating and features an alarm and luminous dial or hands/numbers.
Looking for that perfect gift without breaking the bank. The TIKKINA is a budget-friendly headlamp that offers 80-lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lightning. It’s simple and compact, making it awesome for kiddos, trail running, road running, and daily household use.
Nite Ize 3 in 1 Mini Flashlights
If you are looking for a stocking stuffer, this flashlight is perfect. The 3-in-1 LED Mini Flashlight may fit easily into your pocket, but don't be deceived by its size. This fully featured mini flashlight can illuminate the night as a flashlight, lantern, or safety light. The ultra bright, 80 Lumen flashlight has high and low modes both as a flashlight, and when converted into its lantern mode with a simple sliding motion. The tail end of the light features a red safety light with its own switch to set it to glow, flash, or SOS modes.
Potable Aqua PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier
If the one you are shopping for seems to always have the latest tech gadget, you will definitely want to check out this purifier. The PURE device incorporates patented technology that utilizes a simple brine solution (salt and water) to create a powerful mixed-oxidant disinfectant capable of purifying even the dirtiest water. The highly compact device inactivates viruses, bacteria, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, killing 99.9 percent of all organisms without the need to pre-filter or pump. The PURE is the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts and international travelers.
POC Fornix Communication Ski Helmet
Looking for head protection and music for the slopes? The Fornix Communication is a lightweight, yet structural sound helmet that has integrated Beats by Dr. Dre headphones into the ear pieces and neck roll of the helmet. Taking calls or listening to music is a breeze with the remote control. The Aramid bridges reinforce the helmet and help in energy absorption if needed.
Outdoor Tech Wireless CHIPS
If the music/snow-loving person in your life already has a helmet, then the CHIPS are a great addition. Outdoor Tech's one-of-a-kind Bluetooth, universal, fully wireless audio CHIPS® for ski and snowboard helmets now feature Bluetooth 4.0 with voice prompts when your battery is running low and a battery meter on your device. Play and pause, raise and lower volume, answer calls and skip tracks from the CHIPS' two button interface… all without removing helmet, gloves or phone from a pocket.
If the one on your list is always looking for power, the FlameStower offers a unique solution. The FlameStower is a small, portable charger that uses heat from a campfire or camp stove to keep your electronics powered while you’re out in the woods. It is perfect for phones, GoPros, Kindles, and the like. The heat from the fire converts into a thermoelectric circuit and offers the same power as a USB cord going into your laptop
STRAVA Premium Annual Membership
If the runner or cyclists in your live loves to analyze their runs or ride, Strava Premium Annual Membership is the perfect gift that gives all year. Strava Premium helps runners and cyclists get the most out of their sport and connects them with those who want the same. Before, during and after activity, Strava Premium maximizes performance. Premium provides personalized coaching, advanced workout analysis and real-time data. Goal-setting, filtered leaderboards and easy syncing across GPS devices are some of the other benefits that come with a Premium account.