What are some of the best up-and-coming technologies to include in your holiday shopping list? Your tech-savvy loved one would definitely appreciate one of these gifts in their lives!
Great gift for: the college student who wakes up 15 minutes before his/her 8am class
Average price: $8 for the ad-free version
If you’re the type of person who has a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, this one’s for you! The I’m Up Alarm application will only be turned off by scanning a QR code which is placed in a different part of the house other than your bedroom.
Great gift for: anyone living if an area where power outages are common
Average price: $89
The CrankCase uses an old-school solution to solve a high-tech issue: a wind-up case that charges a mobile phone battery. This device is especially useful during power outages, travel, or any time you don’t have access to an electrical source. It features a pop handle that requires a minute of turning to charge your smartphone for 40 minutes.
Great gift for: the avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast
Average price: $119
The Sun Strap is a unique charging device that can be fits inside the straps of your backpack. It uses solar energy to charge gadgets through a USB port. Made of waterproof material, the flexible solar panel draws sunlight and converts it to energy, delivering a charge to any device with a USB port.
Great gift for: car owners without a garage living in hail-prone areas
Average price: $309
Did you know the largest hailstone on record in the US was 8” in diameter and weighed just under two pounds? Fortunately, most hailstones are pea to marble sized! This device was made to keep your car from being damaged in a hail storm. It is a large bag that surrounds your car and blows up just like a bouncy castle.
Great gift for: the selfie-addict in your life
Average price: $75
Selfies aren’t just for Instagram anymore, and these could last shorter than your next Snap. This toast uses one of your selfies and toasts a piece of bread with the custom heating insert!
Great gift for: the perfect party host or hostess
Average price: $1000+
You won’t need to be a master bartender to make perfect drinks at your next holiday party. An automatic cocktail maker is the perfect appliance for someone that wants to make the perfect cocktail every time. It can create up to 300 different types of cocktails. Just add the ingredients and voila!
Great gift for: your teen looking to go faster than a skateboard
Average price: $210
Have you ever seen people using these while walking around in the city or on the way to the mall? A device that looks like a skateboard, you simply lean your body in the direction you want to travel and the AirWheel will take you there. It lasts up to 28 miles on a single charge.
Great gift for: your dad who frequent at the country club
Average price: $700
You now have the perfect gift for the special man in your life. There is a remote-controlled golf trolley. You’ll never need a caddie again! Australian Ian Edwards created this gadget to relieve the backs of all golfers around the world.