11 Innovative Last-Minute Tech Gifts
So you’ve waited until the last minute to shop but still want an innovative gift idea that makes smart use of technology? We’ve got you covered.
1. Smartphone Projector; $27
Slide projectors are great but outdated, and digital projectors can you set you back half a month's rent. A glass lens mounted in a corrugated cardboard frame offers the perfect middle ground. Pop some popcorn, load your favorite movie, and magnify your smartphone up to eight times its original size. (White wall not included.)
Find It: Uncommon Goods
2. Rothko Touch Screen Gloves; $29
By utilizing a nano-metallic conductive yarn, these stylish and cozy gloves provide sensitive and precise control on touchscreen devices.
Find It: Verloop
3. Camera Leash; $45
Calling all owners of a beautiful DSLR: Keep it professional and avoid looking like a tourist with Hold Fast's seriously attractive leash that keeps your camera close at hand.
Find It: Hold Fast
4. Nite Ize Spoke LED; $9
Stay safe and light up the night with an LED bicycle spoke clip. As the sun begins to set, rest assured you'll be clearly visible as you weave down the street. With a variety of colors to choose from, you'll be sure to stay trendy as well.
Find it: Nite Ize
5. 4-in-1 Adapter; $25
Don't get stranded abroad without a way to charge your many gadgets. Color-coded for your convenience, four separate plugs adapt to over 150 countries.
Find It: Flight 001
6. SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Wired Ear Bud with Heart Monitor; $149.94
These high-tech ear buds powered by Intel do double duty as headphones and a fitness-tracking device. They offer superior sound quality while also monitoring your heart rate with the latest in biometrics technology. Techies, meet your favorite new running buddy.
Find It: smsaudio.com
7. Mini Jambox; $130
Take your music with you and share it with your friends—Mini Jambox is lightweight, portable, and stylish. Despite its compact size, the wireless speaker delivers a deep bass so the beat can move you.
Find it: Jawbone
8. Smartphone Lens Set; $99
They say the best camera you own is the one you carry with you. Transform your smartphone and explore the possibility of near-professional grade photography with the Photojojo Lens Series. From Instagram to Facebook, Pinterest to Tumblr—the world is begging for you to share your life in living color.
Find it: Photojojo
9. Chromecast; $35
Supporting a growing number of apps, Chromecast allows you to wirelessly stream media to your TV using products you already own. Hook up your smartphone or tablet and unleash movies and more from the confines of a handheld device.
Find It: Google
10. PebbleBee Bluetooth-Enabled Tracking Tag; $25-42
This one is for your forgetful friends. Tag it, clip it, tape it, tie it—PebbleBee won't let you lose your precious items ever again. With a battery that lasts up to two years, a loud speaker, and a bright LED, you'll never lose track of your car keys again.
Find it: PebbleBee
11. Gyft Certificate
A gift certificate may seem like a cop-out, but if you’ve already waited until the last minute the Gyft app is different. It enables you to send gift certificates from hundreds of retailers along with a personal note. Your friends and family will thank you when they buy exactly what they want, and you'll gather points with every purchase.
Get It: Gyft
Even if you waited until the last minute to do your shopping, your gifts can still delight your friends and family. Soon you’ll be able to capture their reactions with Intel® RealSense™ snapshot, re-focus photos you’ve already taken, and share them with friends who couldn’t make it to the party. Learn more here: intel.com