It’s hard to believe the holiday season is here again. If you’re like most of us, you’re still on the hunt for that perfect gift for your manager, top clients, friends or family. While it would be easy to purchase the same old thing, it wouldn’t be very exciting.
Because it can be difficult to come up with unique gift ideas, Mike Volpe, former CMO at HubSpot and tech gadget aficionado, is giving us a look at his top tech gift ideas for the season.
This handy notebook is good for those among us who still enjoy handwriting notes. But, it’s even better because it digitizes your notes and sends them to the cloud via your smartphone for safe keeping. When pages are full, you simply erase the notes using your microwave (yes, a microwave). Who doesn’t want a little radiation with their brainstorm?
The Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker that helps users find lost objects in seconds. Simply stick the tile to everyday items and track them via the Tile’s mobile app (perfect for the friend who’s always misplacing their keys — okay, it’s me).
Moms love coasters. Now they can use them to charge their phones. The Circle, a phone-charging drink coaster charges your phone without outlets, wires or interruptions to your leisure time. It’s just you, your beverage…and your phone.
Caller ID plus a watch, longer battery life and wireless synching? What more could we ask for from a Fitbit? You might be sitting at your desk all day long, but at least your fingers are moving. Maybe the next generation will count typing as exercise? One can only hope.
Finally, rid yourself, colleagues, family and friends of the hassle that is tangled ear buds. Bose’s Bluetooth headphones are wireless and sync up easily with your smartphone. Plus they’re a great decoy when you’re just not in the mood to chat.
What are some of your favorite tech gifts to give this holiday season?