This week, we went around the office and asked the Vedics for the 2014 holiday gift ideas they have on their wish list. We got a variety of responses, from the truly technical to the highly geeky:
Typing documents, emails and Facebook posts on your iPad is about to get a lot easier—at your desk, cafe table or airline seat. With a full-size traditional keyboard plus iPad stand built right in, this Keyboard Folio lets you enjoy the comfort of a familiar typing experience on your iPad.
- BELLA BEAT LEAF
It’s a smart piece of jewelry designed to track women’s health. The LEAF learns about you and provides quality insights and improvements to your daily routine to help you feel your best. By tracking your breathing, sleep, activity and monthly cycles through the LEAF app.
- WeMo SWITCH
This Light Switch works with the free WeMo app to give you wireless control of your home’s lights from anywhere. Whether you want to turn on a light from your front yard, and office or across the globe.
- NEST CAM
Is everything safe and sound? Did someone steal your package? What’s the dog getting into? What if you can’t grab a camera in time to catch your kid’s first steps? With Nest Cam, you can check in – even when you’re out.
- INSTAX MINI
This mini camera automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp. The camera that brings instant fun and excitement to your everyday life.
Forerunner 10 is so easy to use, you can start your run with the press of a button. As you run, you can see your time and distance clearly displayed on 1 screen and calories and pace on another. You can also customize the settings to show pace and distance on the same screen.
- WURF BOARD
The highly supportive, lively, air-spring surface that encourages standing desk users to make continuous micro movements, which improves blood-flow so you can stand comfortably much longer. These subtle movements improve posture; strengthen feet, legs, core, and back.
- SPHERO BB-8
Meet BB-8 – the app-enabled Droid that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot – an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.
An all-in-one gaming system that can play up to 20,000 of your favorite games in one attractive palm-sized device. Sonic on Sega, Super Mario on Nintendo, and 35 other systems all play as good as the original. Featured on Geek.com and VSauce3’s Game LÜT!
- DISK COASTER
These funny colored coasters will not only save your furniture from rings and stains but will also impress your family and friends with their retro design and reminder for the good old days of computing era. Favorite gift for your geek his/her party!
- SMART DOCK
This dock has an integrated slot that can keep 3 to 4 watches at the ready. A carved pocket in the base can store eyeglasses, sunglasses, or other items you may carry in your daily life. A slot to the side can securely store a wallet or check book.
- GEAR S2
With elegant curves and premium finishes, the Samsung Gear S2 will turn heads. The circular interface and rotating bezel give you effortless navigation, so you can quickly access the things that are most important to you. Whether you’re at home, work or anywhere in between.
- MISFIT BOLT
Bolt is a wireless, connected light bulb that lets you personalize your home lighting to create beautiful lightscapes. With a stunning sunrise simulation, Bolt also makes getting out of bed a brighter experience. Bolt works directly with your phone, no complicated hubs or setup.
- iGlyde Scooter
The iGlyde LED Electric Scooter uses gyroscope sensors to enable self-balancing. Go as far as 12 miles and as fast as 10 mph with our rechargeable battery. Go forward, accelerate, decelerate + brake just by leaning forward or backward.
- POLAROID CUBE
Huge, out-of-the-box fun. In little more than 1 cubic inch. Standing at just 35mm, the Polaroid CUBE is here to prove that the best things do indeed come in small packages. This tiny action camera supports Micro SD cards up to 32 GB, and is ready to capture your most exciting moments.
What tech/geek items would you add to the wish list? Share them in the comments.