By Kacey Patterson
If you’re like me, you are trying to shop for someone who just can’t seem to wait for holiday gift giving before buying the latest gadget. Last week, Thursday, December 1 to be exact, I got a phone call from my boyfriend from his newly upgraded phone, the Samsung SII Epic. What’s wrong with that? That’s what I was planning on getting him for Christmas!
For myself and for anyone else whose early adopter trumped their gift giving ideas, I’ve compiled a list of gadget friendly and geek worthy gifts:
- HUBMAN USB PORT: $29.99
With four USB ports, the Hubman USB Port streamlines your digital life.
-4 USB 2.0 hi-speed ports
-Connects to a USB port on your computer
-Compatible with all USB devices
-LED indicator shows port status
Available at: UncommonGoods.com
- iCADE – iPad Arcade Cabinet: $69.99
How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Battlezone or Tempest?
Enter the iCADE iPad Arcade Cabinet! To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the cradle. The iCADE uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad so there’s nothing else you need to do. You’re ready to “insert coin” and game on!
- Beautifully retro-styled tabletop arcade cabinet for your otherwise useless iPad
- iPad connects to the iCADE controls via Bluetooth
- “Atari Greatest Hits” iPad App ready to go with the iCADE, including support for over 100 classic Atari games.
Available at: ThinkGeek.com
- Roll Up Travel Charger- $49
Portable charger minimizes cable clutter and maximizes style by placing multiple charging outlets on a single bar that rolls up into a slip-proof, polyurethane mat.
- Compatible with iPhone® 3G, iPhone® 4, iPad® 1, iPad® 2, 1st to 5th generation iPods®, iPod nano®, iPod touch®
- 4 different connectors for various mobile devices (iPhone®, Mini USB, Micro USB, Samsung)
- Can recharge all 4 devices simultaneously
Available At: RestorationHardware.com
- Belkin Wireless Dual-Band Travel Router: $40
The Belkin Wireless Dual-Band Travel Router gives you a high speed WiFi connection that is perfect for hotel rooms and airports. So you don’t have to rely on wired Ethernet connections or slow bandwidth.
Available At: Belkin.com
- UP by Jawbone: $99.99
The new Jawbone UP tracks your physical activity, your sleep patterns and what you’ve been eating. It’s the perfect gift for someone who aspires to live a healthy lifestyle.
Available At: Jawbone.com