Second City Style's Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Tech & Audio

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Tech & Audio

I’m not much of a techie, but I appreciate a great gadget. In the interest of time I lumped tech and audio together, but yes, I know they are completely different. Here is our tech and audio gift guide:

1. Celltronix 06-CE-SLR6K 6000mAh Solar Charger, (Reg $79.99) $51.17


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Don’t overlook Radio Shack for great last-minute and affordable tech gifts. This charger only requires the sun. No outlet needed. Simply plug your phone into the pack and let the sun keep your phone charged.

2. PurseN Tech Bag in Leopard, $58

For the female gadget lover, this tote not only holds a tablet, but most tech accessories including chargers, cables, headphones, hard drives, flash drives and more!

3. 3Doodler + 50 strands, 25 strands of ABS plastic and 25 strands of PLA plastic, $99

Doodle in 3D! As the 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. Build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease!

4. Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch – Silver/Black, $210

I already referenced this watch in our watch gift guide, but it’s so awesome I figured I’d mention it again. It works with Androids and allows the wearer to make and receive calls and read emails.

5. Hammacher Schlemmer The Only Audio Restoring Cassette To CD Converter, $499.95

Remember those mixed tapes you made from the 80’s? This device restores a cassette tape’s audio quality before converting it to audio CD format.

6. Polaroid Socialmatic Instant Digital Camera, $299.99

Speaking of old school – this camera may look like a Polaroid Instant camera from way back, but this instant camera captures, prints and share’s life’s moments on all social media platforms. This item will be released on January 1, 2015 so pre-order now.

7. Samsung UN55HU9000 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV, (List price $3,999.99), $2,997.99

The curved design ensures more vivid images from any angle and offers the ultimate immersive viewing experience. It greatly reduces the soft spot of regular flat TV’s when you look at them from an angle. The perfect TV for watching sports!

8. Sharper Image The HD Camcorder Watch, $179.99

Calling all spies! This ultra-discreet wristwatch looks like a high-end chronograph, yet it takes HD video, shoots still pictures, records audio and streams video to the web through your computer.

9. littleBits Deluxe Kit, $199
(or little tech nerds)

For the future tech geniuses of America this kit has everything they need to build a ton of interactive creations including a Carnival Big Wheel, Light-Up Shoes and a Doorbell. There are over 1 million circuit combinations possible.  The kit features popular modules like DC motor, servo, sound trigger, and includes a booklet of 15 projects with hundreds more online.

10. Roku 3 Wi-Fi HD Streaming Media Player with Motion-Controlled Remote, Earbuds and HDMI Cable, $99.95

Give the gift of their favorite TV shows, blockbuster movies and streaming music, all at their fingertips anytime they want it. No programming schedules to keep track of or commercials to endure.

11. AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker, $129.99

Besides awesome music sound quality, it doubles as a speakerphone. This wireless speaker easily pairs with your iPhone®, Android™ phone or Bluetooth-compatible device.

12. UP! Mini Fully Assembled 3D Printer, $599.99

That’s right, a 3D printer! 4.75″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″ Maximum Build Dimensions, 0.20-mm Maximum Resolution, 1.75-mm ABS, PLA by Tiertime

13. Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 Powered by Android Wear, $272.72

This watch will do whatever you program it to do…well it won’t make dinner, but pretty much everything else.

14. Sharper Image Smartphone Photo Cube Printer, $159.99

Print 4″x 6″ or panorama color photos right in your own home –  no computer is required and it’s compatible with all portable devices.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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