Thursday, April 17, 2014
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11 great gift ideas for tech lovers

These unisex gloves

($28; momastore.com) have special fabric designed to work with touch screens—so your fingers will stay warm and functional.

For the tablet newbie

Surf the web, download apps, watch movies, video chat, or take selfies. Sprint is offering this do-it-all Android-based tablet for $50 to new customers (with a two-year agreement) and those eligible for an upgrade. ($50; sprint.com)

For the constant traveler

Say "so long" to lost luggage. This small device sits in your checked bag and sends you a text or email, reporting its location—hopefully in your same city—once the plane lands. ($60; amazon.com)

For the musically inclined

The Slussen adapter plugs into an iPhone and connects to headphones and speakers. Launch the free app and DJs and wannabes alike can mix beats. ($15; urbanears.com)

For the pit boss

Cook burgers, steaks and ribs to perfection with a talking remote meat thermometer that lets you select preferred doneness and alerts you when dinner’s ready. ($70; brookstone.com)

For the directionally challenged

Never forget where the car’s parked or where the hotel or campsite’s located again. Push the button on this hand-held GPS when you park, leave the hotel or set out on a hike, and it will point the way back. ($80; hammacher.com)

For the fitness enthusiast

Here’s the skinny: Designed to keep the whole family moving, the ibitz activity tracker coverts steps into rewards and prizes for kids; the adult version works like a standard pedometer and heart-rate monitor and also lets parents check their kids’ activity. ($35-$50; amazon.com)

For the movie buff

The Amplifiear clips to the corner of an iPad and reflects video or Facetime sound from the rear-firing speaker directly to you without bothering everyone else in the room. ($25; fab.com)

For the old schooler

This superslim and ultralight colorful camera uses 35mm film and a 22mm wide-angle lens to shoot bright, saturated images with tunnel-like visual effects. ($35; poketo.com)

For the night owl

This lightweight collapsible LED light transforms from a focused flashlight to a hanging lantern with three modes—low, high and blinking—in a flash. ($18; restorationhardware.com)

For the family archivist

Click and drag this scanner mouse over important documents, old photos, secret family recipes, or kids' artwork, then edit, save, print or share the digital versions. ($100; brookstone.com)

Wendy Manwarren Generes
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