We’ve reached the sixth and final portion of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. This curated list is all about gifts or the Everyday Tech Enthusiasts—those people in your life who enjoy gadgets and technology that improve their way of life and make it fun. This list of nine (9) items have all been handpicked by yours truly, and are items that I have personally tested—and most of them are items that I own and purchased myself.
Get a load of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Everyday Tech Enthusiasts. Here we go!
Apple has plenty of naysayers, but that doesn’t stop me from loving their latest version of their coveted iPhone. It’s simplistic and does everything that you need it to do, plus with the cloud, you can synch it with your iPad (or iPad Mini), MacBook device, and your iPod. I love it’s size, and the camera is the best on the market hands down. For the everyday tech lover who loves devices that work well (and not just the ones that have a lot of bells and whistles most people end up NOT using), the iPhone 5S is THAT phone. For my initial thoughts about the iPhone 5S, click here. Prices range by carrier.
Beats By Dre urBeats
As a Beats by Dre lover, their urBeats have my attention because they are earphones. When traveling, I don’t always want the heaviness of headphones. You get the sound and quality you want, in an earphone that is stylish. Comes in several colors, too. $99.95, Beats by Dre website.
iPad Mini Snugg Case
I love my iPad Mini and haven’t switched to the new iPad Mini Air because it is already teeny tiny—anything else lighter or thinner would make me afraid to use it! Snugg makes some of the best device cases on the market, and I love the way that it fits my iPad Mini—it’s “snug” (get it?) with an outer band that allows for easy holding, and includes a stand for easy useage, and also has a holder for a stylus. It has neat stitching that makes it durable and comes in an array of colors. From $24.99, Snugg website.
If the tech lover on your list wants to measure their activity and get more into fitness, the Jawbone UP is perfect. It is a “bracelet” that tracks activity—steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned, and sleep patterns. It syncs online so you can get the best of both worlds to charter progress. While wearing my Jawbone UP, I am amazed sometimes at how much activity I do in a given day. And on days when I am slacking, Jawbone UP notifies me so I can step my game up. Review here. Many colors available. $129.99, Jawbone website.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
As a Digital Debutante, I appreciate good tech, no matter the brand or iOS. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an awesome device—for those on your list who want a tablet and phone (phablet) in one, this one hits the spot. The S Pen feature is perfect for jotting things down on the go, and with the massive screen real estate, you can’t go wrong. Click here for my first impressions. Prices range by carrier.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus Charger
I first reviewed the Mophie Juice Pack Plus charger this summer, and it’s been a love affair ever since. I actually purchased mine in April after complaining to another blogger at how much my phone sucks up power while I am traveling. What is cool about the Juice Pack Plus is it is also a case, so you don’t have to worry about intrusive wires or cords. It chargers your device up 1.5 times, and it has never let me down. Don’t know how I survived without it before. Available for iPhone and many Android OS phones. $119.00, Mophie website.
2013 MacBook Air 13 inch
If the gadget guru on your list is looking for a smaller netbook or tablet, then the 2013 MacBook Air 13 inch is an awesome gift. Since buying mine earlier this summer, it has really has become my most coveted tech item. I love the lightness of the laptop and it’s super thin. Perfect for travel and being on the go. And did I mention that it can stay powered up without being charged for about 12 hours? Check out my full review here. $1099.00, Apple website.
T-mobile Sonic Hot Spot
Wifi on the go can be tricky when you are on the move. I love the T-mobile Sonic Hot Spot, which gives you 4G LTE speeds on the go. Charge it when you are home and then take it out with you for wireless coverage on your devices. When I travel, I love using it because I can get things done fast. It’s dependable and inexpensive too. For more information, read my previous review. Prepaid available, $72.00 T-mobile.
JBL by Harman Nokia PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker
Back in January, Nokia gifted me the JBL by Harman Nokia PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker. It has changed my life music wise. While it charges my Nokia Lumia device wireless (just sit it on top of the device and it does the rest), it is the speaker component that I adore. I have it in my bedroom and use it to play music from my devices wirelessly. With its mega booming system and impressive sound, just turn on the Bluetooth on your device and allow it to do the work. Entertain, or simply enjoy music while relaxing. This is one powerful wireless speaker. Click here for my full review. Comes in Cyan (seen here), White, and Black. $249 + up, Amazon website.
Giving the gift of Everyday Technology is something that most everyone can appreciate. I hope you have found some fabulous gift ideas for the Gadget Guru on your list!
To see our full 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with all six categories, click here!
Disclaimer: Some of the items listed in TheCubicleChick.com’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide were sent by the brand or company to us at no charge. This is not a paid nor sponsored post, and all opinions listed within belong to the author and are not indicative or any brands or companies mentioned.