Once again, Atlanta-based tech writer, Rick Limpert, shares some of his top gadget and tech gift picks for the holiday shopping season — items for everyone on your list. With Black Friday on the horizon, here’s a chance to get some of the hottest technology at great prices.
Here are Rick’s suggestions:
The most comfortable earbuds/headset, I’ve ever tried and now for just $39.99. An ergonomic collar for comfortable, all-day wear, these sweat-resistant Bluetooth earbuds are perfect for a range of activities. Whether you’re working out or getting through your work day, you can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time on a single charge. You’ll love their rich sound, easy-to-use controls, and lightweight design. Can use either indoors or outdoors with ease.
This is not only the best TV deal so far, but it is also the top deal ever for TVs on Black Friday. On Black Friday last year, Best Buy offered a 49-inch Toshiba 4k HD TV for only $199.99. This year’s deal is an inch larger and $20 less expensive. This deal will not be available online.
The one attachment you need for your smartphone and selfie’s made easy with an illuminating lens that captures photos at a wide angle. The three setting light enhances selfies and takes them to another level! Discounted down to just $22. The 12 LED bulbs enhance every scene. Shooters can adjust up to three brightness levels. Choose rose gold, gold or silver when it comes to colors. When combined with the U Speaker as a remote control for your phone, the GloLens makes your remote selfie the best ever! Includes Carrying case and USB Charging cable to recharge light and fits most smartphones and tablets
4. BBO Shorts
Think warm thoughts with shorts. BBO: Boardshort Bottle Opener is a stylish, quality-made line of boardshorts for men with a bottle opener attached to the inside of the side pocket! Comfortable, innovative and stylish. Check out all the styles at bboshorts.com. At great prices!
A portable phone charger is a no-miss holiday gift for anyone on your list, even yourself. But, don’t be fooled by the cheap options at the convenience store. Not all battery chargers are created equal, and many can be incompatible with your devices, contain batteries that haven’t met safety standards or that will only function for a few charging cycles. myCharge enhances its battery chargers with unique features like built-in charging cables, wall prongs and wall outlets on some of its devices. Their batteries also have twelve layers of safety protection. For Black Friday, myCharge products will be 50% off at Best Buy November 19 – November 26. Make sure you check out my new favorite charger, the AdventureUltra, which is basically a portable wall outlet.
My favorite RC item on the market. If you have never taken a real Air Boat tour, you can now nomp through smaller swamps with the Mini Alligator Tours EP RTR! It’s details and livery are amazing and you can be on the water, learning to do skid turns almost immediately. It’s the simple little RTR that anyone can enjoy. With a 3-channel Tactic TTX300 SLT radio system, twin air rudders and an adjustable single link between steering servo and rudders, pilots get fast, powerful response. Construction includes a injection-molded plastic cage and it runs on a6-cell 1100mAh NiMH battery with a standard connector.
Sleep more soundly with professional quality sound from the Sound Oasis stereo Bluetooth® sound machine and speaker. High quality aluminum construction ensures a durable experience that will last for many years. Super bass stereo sound from the dual speaker and subwoofer system creates a life like reproduction of music and sounds. The flexibility of this sound machine allows you to play high quality built-in sounds or stream music via Bluetooth® stream music from your Bluetooth enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. Turn your device into the ultimate white noise machine using our white noise App, stream relaxing sleep music from your phone or play high fidelity white noise and nature sounds from the built in sound card for $129.
8. Black Lapel
Use technology to order custom suits and shirts on Black Friday, and you’ll have it in time for the holidays. Whether it’s for yourself or as a gift, order with confidence from Black Lapel. Follow the easy online interface and instructions to order.
Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers the intersection of sports and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell and read his other technology and gadget recommendations here.