Great gifts for gadget lovers of all ages
(ARA) – Have someone on your holiday shopping list who can’t get enough of the latest gadgets? While you might be thinking that it’s tough to buy for someone who always seems to have the newest version of every type of hand-held device, shopping for these folks is easier – and less expensive – than you might think.
Countless other items on the market complement these types of devices and enhance the user experience. And as if that’s not enough, plenty of other affordable tech toys are sure to appeal to both adults and children. If you’re at a loss for ideas, here some thoughts to get you started.
One of the side effects of accumulating different types of electronic devices is ending up with separate chargers for each device. Keeping track of all these chargers can be difficult both at home and on the road. A helpful gift for any gadget lover is a mobile power pack (http://www.rayovac.com/Products/Rechargeable-Batteries-and-Chargers/Mobile-Power-Pack.aspx) that’s compatible with many different types of devices. For example, the Rayovac rechargeable power pack has micro USB, mini USB and Apple device plug-ins that cover most recharging needs. Or if you know the recipient has a bunch of battery-operated devices, consider giving him a battery charger and rechargeable batteries.
Get in tune
Mobile devices have changed the way we listen to music and you’re sure to have someone on your list who can’t go anywhere without their iPod. Consider a gift card to iTunes or Amazon’s digital music store or a portable device with speakers that will connect to their digital music player. For the young music lover on your list, Paper Jamz (http://www.paperjamz.com/en) toy instruments allow kids to sing or play along with their favorite songs.
Now more than ever, digital devices are small and durable enough take with you just about anywhere, even on a run or a bike ride. If the person you’re buying for leads an active lifestyle, consider the many different types of bands, clips and mounts available that will allow your recipient to easily bring her phone or music player with her on her workout. For active children, the Light Strike (http://www.lightstrike.com/) laser tag game offers digital action for an affordable price and is an especially attractive option if you’re buying for siblings who like to play.
For the movie buff
Shopping for someone who loves TV and film? Considering giving a year-long subscription to a digital streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, which will provide access to more films and shows than you could ever imagine. This can be a great gift for families too, as you they’ll all be able to enjoy what this type of service has to offer. If you purchase something like this, you may also want to throw in an HDMI cable that will allow your recipient to connect the family computer to their TV, if they don’t already have one.
If you’re buying for people who love gadgets, try to think about the small things that will help enhance the experience of using the devices they already have. With so many digital devices in use today, you have plenty of options to choose from.