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A great gift does not necessarily have to be useful or even very personal. When it comes to innovative gizmos and gadgets, most of us want the same things.
This list features those popular innovations that make great gifts for all occasions. And you’ll find that some of the items listed here are not even that expensive.
This is one fun and irresistible toy for kids of all ages. Easy to roll up and store in a desk drawer, The Roll Up Drum Kit plugs into a USB port on your PC and the included software allows you to choose from six different drum kits, 48 rhythm patterns, eight special drum effects, and eight bass drum loops.
Each of the six sensor pads may be programmed with different effects, enabling you to customize your set up for a cymbals-heavy rock or djembe-dominant African feel. The software’s intuitive interface provides control over tempos from 40-280 beats per minute; you can also record and play back your own riffs. Comes with two drumsticks.
This is an innovative writing gadget that adds loads of features to a once sole-purpose object. There have been quite a few attempts to create a product that could convert hand-writing to digital format, but nothing worked that great. Pulse Smartpen is aimed at students and professionals, it captures what you write and what you hear simultaneously and synchronizes the writing and audio, so when you tap a particular word, you can hear what was being said when you wrote it.
If you have the need to write a lot on paper, this is by far the best product for capturing any kind of hand-written notes. The Pulse has a number of other features, such as a calculator, translator, menu-navigation arrows, bookmarks, replay, playback speed, and volume controls. These functions are just the start, as Livescribe plans to create additional productivity apps and open up the platform with an SDK. It has already been referred to as “ipen” by its users.
Despite the number of controls on the page and on the pen itself, the simplicity of use is impressive. Livescribe Smartpen will capture handwriting, simultaneously record audio, and then synchronize the two. You can charge the pen through the computer or an AC charger, and battery life is very long.
Do you know anyone who wouldn’t like a 3D pocket camcorder? I bet you don’t. It captures 3D and 2D content in high definition. Armed with a pair of lenses and 5-megapixel sensors to capture two different viewing perspectives simultaneously in high-definition, saved as an MP4 file. When viewed on the LCD preview screen (or on most 3D televisions), the dual images are interlaced and come in three dimensions without having to wear the special glasses.
Included software for Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Mac converts video and images into “anaglyph” format for viewing on standard TVs and computer monitors with the provided red-green glasses. The camera includes a 4X digital zoom, automatic night shot mode, and white balance function. Comes with 128 MB of internal memory, with a slot for a SDHC card up to 32 GB. Rechargeable li-ion battery provides up to one hour of power after a six-hour charge. Also captures 2D video and still pictures.
A perfect gift for the smoker in your life. If you can’t get them to quit smoking, at least try to get them to switch to vaping.
Electronic cigarettes have, in a relatively short time, become extremely popular. With anti-smoking laws on the rise all over the world, this is completely understandable. Compared to the traditional cigarette, the electronic cigarette is by far a superior product. For one, it is completely customizable: not only can you choose a fancy personalized skin, but you can select the level of nicotine, if you want any. E-cigarettes do not produce smoke, nor burning substances, so you have the freedom to smoke anywhere you like. They leave no stains or bad breath. There is no need to light them or put them out. And last but not least, they are significantly cheaper than the traditional cigarettes.
There are already many different e-cig brands to choose from. We recommend GreenSmoke, as it is the most popular one on the market, and a favorite of passionate smokers. If you want to check out the other e-cigarette brands, take a look at E-Cigs Shop, it seems to be the most extensive e-cigs site on the internet. They also post all the latest e-cig promotions with discounts and coupon codes.
This beautiful 8″ Celestial Globe makes a wonderful unique gift for anyone. It features Earth while in lit surroundings and then changes to a representation of the night sky in darkness. An advanced optical sensor automatically activates a beautifully illustrated star constellation display as the room darkens.
Excellent night-light for children and a unique tool for geographers and astronomers alike. Makes a unique corporate gift as well. Talk about universal gifts.
This is a creative and addictive magnetic puzzle you can play with for hours. It is made of 216 tiny magnetic beads that can be separated and molded into all kinds of different shapes, from a string of pearls to a ball, a tree, a heart. The Nanodots beads are specifically engineered to be the ideal size, strength and consistency to build complex geometric structures. They are made from rare-earth magnets and covered with a durable Nickel, Silver, or Gold plated coat.
The simple cube is small enough to be carried in a pocket, and it provides a pastime that exercises brain, gives creativity a boost, and helps alleviate stress. The best of all, it can be even worn as a piece of jewelry.
Gazing up at the night sky is one of life’s great pleasures. Sadly, those of us who live in the cities rarely have the opportunity to see the stars anymore. A top choice for a romantic gift, The Star Theater lets you bring the night sky into your loved one’s home.
Ultra-bright white LED technology enables this über-advanced projector to beam 10,000 stars skywards. It even includes special discs to display both stars and delineated constellations (whatever they are), and mimics celestial movement in both northern and southern hemispheres. Simply place the little discs in the Star Theater’s front-loading tray and prepare to be transported. As if all that were not impressive enough, you can also set the Star Theater to project shooting stars at random intervals. Totally cosmic!
Kindle has been the #1 bestselling item for almost three years on Amazon, and is the most-wished-for, the most-gifted, and the highest rated product on Amazon. As if that isn’t enough, judging by Google Trends, Kindle is the most popular gadget sold over the internet. It is 3 to 5 times more popular than Macbooks, iPhones, and iPods.
For those who still haven’t heard, Amazon Kindle is a portable e-book reader. More precisely, it is a software, hardware and network platform developed by Amazon.com that utilizes wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media.
This list is still in the making, and we are open to all fresh ideas. If you have any suggestions regarding the gadgets that should be included, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.