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Great Tech Shopping Ideas

by Ted Saul

Need the perfect techie gift for someone or yourself? Once again the market is full of new hi-tech gadgets; some are even useful. There are the latest laptops, tablets, phones and televisions, all of which can connect to the internet giving you access to apps, information and productivity tools. But here are some other ideas.

“Anything wireless” because who doesn’t want to get rid of wires running through the house? Find yourself a wireless printer to be centrally located and accessible from any computer. Complete sound systems and home theatres are available to play your CDs, DVDs or attach a mobile device with your favorite music – all without a single cable. Home security and controlling systems are not only wireless, but can be remotely accessed. Don’t forget keyboards, mice, headphones and other small devices.

Wearable gear continues to grow. After a day at Disneyland, ever wondered how far you walked? Activity trackers will count your steps and give heart and pulse information. Keep it on all day to monitor important vitals or wear it during your workouts to measure the effectiveness of your exercise routine. Leave it on through the night to understand your sleep patterns. Other upcoming wearable gear includes internet connected watches, the Google glass and even fashion jewelry. For the surfer there is the internet connected “Molokai Tide Watch” to keep an eye on developing surf conditions at 30 favorite beaches.

How about something techie for the dog? There are a number of GPS driven monitors that allow you to track what the pooch is up to during the day and more importantly help find the family pet should it decide to take a walk on its own. Attach a harness to mount your GoPro on the back of the dog to video and remotely see what the world looks like from their point of view.

In the “practical” category, you’ll find emergency battery devices in various shapes and sizes that are chargeable using a USB cord, or auxiliary speakers in all sorts of colors and themes for listening to music and podcasts in style.

Finally, what about your very own drone? These quiet remote controlled devices have many uses by giving you a birds-eye view. For example, from the air video activities and events or use them to inspect a roof or other difficult location without taking the risk.

Ted Saul is a business coach that assists with Business Plans and Project Management. He holds a master certificate in project management and has earned his MBA from Regis University. Ted can be reached on LinkedIn, TedS787 on Twitter or emailing Ted@tsaul.com.

 

Written by Ted Saul, Sr. Staff Writer

Ted Saul is a business coach that assists with Business Plans and Project Management. He holds a master certificate in project management and has earned his MBA from Regis University. Ted can be reached on LinkedIn, TedS787 on Twitter or emailing Ted@tsaul.com.

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