The Consumer Electronics Association predicts tech spending this holiday season will hit $33.76 billion! Needless to say, a good portion of people will be hoping for some electronics this year. So, in addition to the more “obvious” gifts, such as the latest smartphones and tablets, here are some quirky suggestions that are bound to impress everyone.
It’s rude to make a guest wait outside in the cold, but for some reason, it’s always so difficult to hear the doorbell! Of course, you can have some of your visitors just call you when they arrive, but your old-fashioned aunt or little ol’ grandpa might not know how to do that. Or, (gasp) someone might have forgotten his or her phone. Regardless of the reason, doorbells are not extinct just yet.
Fortunately, since any tech-lover is probably glued to his or her phone, there’s a fun gadget to help solve this problem. It’s called the Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. You can connect an unlimited number of devices to see who’s at the door through video or speak through an intercom. The gadget comes with an easy-to-install mounting station, as well as a proprietary security screw to help prevent theft (and if it’s stolen, they’ll replace it for free). Even if you’re not home, you can still see who’s visiting your front step!
How many times have you wished you could use your phone to call your remote, wallet, or keys whenever you misplaced them? I don’t know what it is, but I always seem to lose something at least once a day (if not more). It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve attached key chains to them or swore to myself that I put them right down on the counter–I still make the same mistake. Finally, there’s a modern solution to an age-old problem: the StickNFind! It comes with two different stickers: one to put on your phone, and another to put onto the item that you’re constantly misplacing. All you have to do is download the app, and if the item is within 100′ of your phone, it’ll show up on the StickNFind app’s radar. The sticker will beep and flash a blue light when it’s being paged. The only downside is that you can no longer use the excuse “oh, I misplaced my keys!” whenever you’re late.
You don’t have to go to the Bellagio hotel in Vegas to see a spectacular fountain light show. Instead, you can have your own display customized to your favorite tunes with these water show dancing speakers (okay, it’s not QUITE as impressive as Vegas, but these are only $30). They’re lightweight, portable, and have a matte finish to prevent fingerprints and smudges. Whether you’re alone and embarrassingly singing into your hairbrush or hosting a fun party at your home, these speakers will never cease to entertain.
The Viper brand has a ton of different products that can operate your car right from your smartphone! You can start your car without even going outside, track where you’ve parked your car, or even receive a notification if someone moves your car! It can also help you keep track or your parking meter or let you know if you’ve left a door open. It’s a fun tool for anyone who drives a car.
Anyone who loves gadgets will have tons of devices to charge at any given moment. But, unlike typical electrical outlets, this one rotates! It can satisfy plugs with two or three prongs, and it even have 2 USB charging stations. No special wiring is required–just plug it into an existing grounded outlet and use the included mounting screws to provide secure attachment to the wall.
Jessica Dolnick sets up many of the merchants that you see on We-Care.com, and through extensive research and personal experiences, writes about them in the We-Care blog. Jessica has always been passionate about the nonprofit sector–before working at We-Care.com, she organized benefit concerts, volunteered at her local hospital, and raised over $50,000 for her alma mater. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology and communication and a minor in education from the University at Albany.