Sports and Technology Gift Guide for last minute shoppers

Atlanta-based tech writer, Rick Limpert, shares some last minute gadget, tech and sports gift picks for the holiday shopping season with us. Check out Rick’s daily updates covering the hot gadgets and tech on his site.

The clock is ticking and hopefully you have more money than time at this point as you want to give the right gift to the right person this holiday season. Don’t be “that guy” and give a tie, a pair of socks or a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card to your bestie, co-worker or loved one.

If you have to do some “high tech” last minute gift buying in the few days remaining, or maybe there is a sports fan on your list, here are some suggestions.

Gravitas Docking Station

Just pop in your iPhone, iPad or MacBook Pro to this attractive and modern looking docking station device. Lock it in place. Dock it to sync, charge and interact with external displays. It’s that simple.

Henge Docks’ line of all-in-one docking solutions, Gravitas for iPhone/iPad, Horizontal Docking Station and Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro, make it easy to cut cable clutter, save desk space and fully integrate your personal tech within your workspace, without disrupting the overall aesthetic. Sleek materials including metal and zinc alloy encase the docks, acting as a natural extension of Apple’s signature silver exterior.


Sandman Alarm Clock

With the continued rise in smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, fitness tracker, and backup battery sales, the average consumer is overwhelmed by the space and power requirements of all their devices. Enter the Sandman. Simple, functional, and elegant charging solutions to make sure all of your devices are powered up. The Sandman is more than an alarm clock. With four total USB ports, including one that is a high-powered port, you have enough here to charge all of your devices. The clock has large 1.8″ digits and a nice red LED display. All for just $44.99.

Big Cypress Lodge

The Bulldogs are heading to Memphis for their bowl game, so here’s the best place to stay in Memphis, anytime of the year.

This is the “Great Outdoors” indoors, and it’s all in Memphis. There are package deals for New Years, the family and more.

Bass Pro Shops’, Big Cedar Lodge, is a 525,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops, with a hotel inside…

It’s inside the old Pyramid entertainment complex and has restaurants, a bowling alley, retail and more. It holds the largest freestanding elevator in America that is 28 stories tall and is open on all four sides. 105 luxury hotel rooms and suites overlook the Bass Pro Shops store. It’s been voted one of the best resorts in the world.

Not Vodka Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Not Vodka’s brand new silver re-usable bottles just in time for the holidays. It will keep your cocoa or toddys hot for up to 12 hrs!

Not Vodka goes beyond the re-usable water bottle to inspire individuality and generosity this holiday season. Their sleek, sexy bottles come in a wide array of colors and fun designs that are quite the conversation starter! Plus, for every bottle purchased, you help hydrate humanity with the charities they give to.

Keeps water cold for 30hrs and hot for 12hrs

18/8 double-walled stainless steel vacuum bottle with copper lining

Threaded insulated lid

Non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free and a great deal for around $30.

2017 BB&T Atlanta Open

Each July, the best tennis players on the planet come to Atlanta and Atlantic Station for the BB&T Atlanta Open. Just in time for the holidays, the BB&T Atlanta Open is offering a “Holiday Pack” which includes two Golf Level tickets to one session (Mon – Thur) and a t-shirt and a tournament program to go along with all the tennis action. All for $99, but this is for a limited time only. Visit the BB&T Atlanta Open’s website to secure your package.


Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Libratone’s first on-ear wireless headphones a stylish, adaptable and highly versatile continuation of the companys legacy of on-the-go audio products.

The new headphones promote safety as they allow listeners to tailor their music experience by letting them choose precisely how much external noise to let in, allowing them to safely hear a siren or car horn, or to instantly halt the music with a wave of the hand over the ear cups. (The Libratone technology uses the external microphones and an internal DSP to mix the desired amount of outside noise with the music being played.)  Five radio station presets, four built-in microphones, and full phone connectivity are among its numerous features. Q Adapt In-Ear earbuds that connect to the iPhone via Apples Lightning connector port

Headphones are available in Cloudy White or Stormy Black for $249, and can be ordered at, and they are shipping now.

Experimac Sandy Springs

All your favorite Apple products at deep discount. Located conveniently right on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Experimac sells lightly used Apple items like iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs. Come in and see what they have that fills a need or want.

Owner, Neil Kent, will spend time with you and make sure you get a great deal.

Kent is immersed in everything Apple.

“Thanks to Apple computers I went from being a janitor to going to a white collar job. And then working at Apple I met my wife and step-son, bought a home in Northern California, bought my first brand new car, etc etc.  When I moved to Atlanta and ended up meeting my girlfriend (of four years now!) because she overheard me talking about Apple products and started asking me questions about which one would be right for her.”

That carries over to how Kent treats his customers and employees.

The inventory and deals at Experimac are constantly changing, so come in and check everything out!

Experimac Sandy Springs is located at 5920 Roswell Rd, Ste B-115, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Tel: 770-857-3070

Rick also wrote another great technology gift guide for us, if you are still looking for more gift ideas! We also have a shop local gift guide too.

ScoopOTP contributor, Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers the intersection of sports and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell, hear him on Radio 105.7 with Sully and check out his new gadget and tech website at