You made your list and checked it twice… or did you? Turns out, you still have a few gifts left to buy and it’s down to the wire. Not to worry! I’ve found five perfect, last-minute tech gifts. Even better, they’re all at Staples, where you can grab ’em and go within minutes (or they can be shipped straight from the store). While you’re there, you can even pick up a binder or two for your holiday photos! Here are my fast five final presents:
The Pill by Beats. Your prescription for the perfect present? One of these ultra-cool-looking wireless speakers— it’s sure to make anyone feel great. Dr. Dre’s latest creation will let your giftee listen to music from a laptop, phone or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, from up to 30 feet away. It’s itty-bitty enough to fit in one hand (or in a stocking), but boasts hi-definition sound and big bass. It even has an internal microphone so it can be used for hands-free phone conversations.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet. This fabulous tablet will make your giftee say “wow!” but won’t make your wallet say, “whaat?!” It’s got a 7″ vibrant display and up to 10 hours of battery life, perfect for a holiday Sunday spent by the fire playing Candy Crush and surfing the web. Built-in cameras, microphone and stereo speakers make it easy to web conference or just Skype with long-distance relatives. And the pre-loaded apps and access give you access to tons of magazines, movies and music mean you’ll have lots to read and watch over the holidays.
Pentax Optio in amethyst. If the on-trend, royal color of this 16 megapixel little point-and-shoot isn’t enough to convince you it’s an outstanding gift, its miniature price will be. It offers HD movie recording, 5x optical zoom and a nifty feature called smile capture, which means the camera can grab a shot when it recognizes a grin. The camera can also be customized with ten included cosmetic “skins”: designs the user can apply to the device’s face to change its look. Snappy.
Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad. Every iPad needs a snazzy case. And a wireless keyboard would make any tablet even easier to use. This lightweight aluminum case contains a wireless keyboard, so its recipient can protect her iPad and type, laptop-style! The case even turns on the iPad when its lid is opened, and puts it to sleep when it’s closed. Plus its design enhances the iPad’s audio output, so its speakers will sound even better. It’s in the bag.
ViewSonic 8″ UltraSlim digital photo frame. Perfect for grandparents who’d love to see more family photos— just pop a memory card full of pictures into this digital frame, and it will run a slideshow—so there’s always something new to view and you can usher Grandma into the 21st century. Whenever you like, add more pics to the card, for an ongoing present that’s pretty as a picture.
I’m running to Staples to wind up the shopping, so I can relax by the fire with my favorite e-reader. That’s a wrap!
This post was sponsored by Staples. That said, I only recommend products I am truly excited about and believe my readers will enjoy.