SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — You know the main stream hot tech devices this year so let me show you some gadgets and gift ideas slightly off the beaten path. Here’s a look at some unique, useful and fun products for that hard to shop for person on your list.
1. Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Headset $100
Think you’ll need to spend thousands of dollars on a powerful PC before you set foot in a virtual world? No, this November, Samsung’s $99 headset will let you do it with any new Samsung smartphone.
Link – http://bit.ly/1tpI2SR
2. Fizzics Beer Gadget $170
This will improve the taste of any store bought beer bottle or can. The world’s first and only universal beer dispenser that delivers an awesome fresh from the tap experience from any can, bottle or growler. Enhances taste of store bought beer makes it taste like a draft beer. And chills it on the way out.
Link – http://bit.ly/1HsjUXY
3. iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot $900
The new Roomba 980 gives you cleaner floors, throughout your entire home, all at the push of a button. Roomba 980 seamlessly navigates an entire level of your home, keeping track of its location and recharging as needed until the job is done. The AeroForce™ Cleaning System with Carpet Boost automatically increases power on carpets where it’s needed most. And with the iRobot HOME App, you can clean and schedule on the go. Link – http://bit.ly/1Q66okO
4. Polaroid Snap Camera $100
Recreate the Magic of Classic Instant Photography with the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera and Share the Fun with One Snap, One Print. Sleek Modern Design That Fits into Your Shirt Pocket–and Budget. Combines digital imaging with the Zero Ink® Printing technology platform to enable users to easily print and share. Link – http://bit.ly/1Kt8qKn
5. Ring Video Doorbell $200
This is like out of the Jetsons. Ring is a doorbell and video/audio chat & home security platform.
Let’s you instantly video chat or talk to anyone at your front door. You can be home or away (through mobile app) and see and talk to delivery people or guests. Built-in motion sensors detect activity on your property and trigger instant mobile alerts. Link – https://ring.com
6. Tivo Bolt DVR $300
The new Tivo skips entire commercial breaks. With one button touch you can skip past all the commercials and it cues up right to where your show starts again. No messing around with fast forward and rewind trying to find where the show starts back up. This feature only works for primetime network type shows not news or sports. Link – http://bit.ly/1M1xJOw
7. PetCube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera $200
Through your phone watch, talk and play laser games with your pet through Petcube mobile application anytime, anywhere Share access to your Petcube with friends and family, connect with public Petcubes and follow their updates. Share photos and videos of your furry friends taken with Petcube camera.
8. Dyson Pure Cool Fan & Air Purifier $500
Removes 99.95% of potentially harmful ultrafine particles as small as 0.1 microns. Circulates with Air Multiplier technology. Purifies all year round. In colder weather, settings 1-3 will circulate purified air around the room. And when you need personal cooling and purified air throughout the room, settings 4-10 will generate smooth, long-range purified airflow. Link – http://bit.ly/1XRmhwV
9. Livall Cycling Helmet $100
World’s first smart safety helmet. Smart lighting system to warn drivers of your presence. Answer calls. Take pics & video or use as walkie-talkie or listen to music. http://www.livall.com/
10. Ringly – Smart Jewelry $ 150+
Smart rings that vibrate and light up when you receive calls or messages from certain people or social media feeds. It’s fully customizable. Link – https://ringly.com/
11. Breathometer Breeze
World’s first wearable personal breathalyzer. Save a life and look cool with this unique looking conversation starting gadget clipped to your pocket or purse. Breeze pairs with any smartphone via Bluetooth to instantly measure blood alcohol content. Results are show on the app you run on your phone or tablet. If it’s unsafe to drive – Breeze will call a cab/Uber ride, locate the nearest hotel and calculate when your BAC should be back to zero. $100 store.breathometer.com
12. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard $40
This brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your computer, smartphone and tablet.
Connect with up to three devices, instantly switching among them with the Easy-Switch buttons. The keyboard will recognize your connected device and automatically map keys to supported functions and shortcuts – making your typing experience familiar and comfortable. Link – http://bit.ly/1HsytuI
13. Epson Eco Tank ET-2550 All-in-one Printer $385
This could be the best tech gift ever! The gift of not having to mess with printer ink again! It comes with 2 Years worth of ink! This is a whole new approach on a home printer. It has giant ink reservoirs attached to the printer that last for years. Includes ink to print up to 4000 black/6500 color pages Ink equivalent to about 20 ink cartridge sets & Ultra low-cost replacement ink bottles – and easily refillable ink tanks. Link – http://bit.ly/1Nfe0LO
14. Cyntur: JumperPack mini $100
Wow this is cool! Keep them on the road running with this tiny gadget that stays in the car.
It jumps a dead car battery 6 times off one charge. Holds the charge for a year! Also charges smartphones and tablets, and has a flashlight. $100 http://bit.ly/1NjHf27
15. igrow Anti-Balding Laser Helmet $695
Seriously, you know Dad wants this. He won’t buy it for himself. But It’s every guys fear.. . Balding! Gadget to the rescue! I have spoken to a transplant specialist and a dermatologist who both say this device can work depending on the type of balding. It’s the same thing as expensive in office laser treatments but you do it at home. And it is FDA approved. Link – igrowlaser.com