Gadget Gift Guide for Guys 2012
Gifts ideas can be rough sometimes but if you’re looking for a cool gift for your brother, father, son, husband, your bruh, or yourself, check out Pinstripe Magazine’s Gadget gift guide for guys 2012 to help you with some ideas this holiday season. We’re guys, we love gear & gadgets and you still have time to grab it or order it online so without further ado and in no particular order:
Angry Bird Rechargeable Mini Speakers from GEAR4
For that little guy in all of us, check out the Angry Birds Mini Speaker Collection from GEAR4. Angry Birds has taken off and is everywhere and these little guys are cool! The Angry birds mini gang is USB rechargeable and you can even daisy chain them together so they all speak in symphony! 2hrs to charge the Birds gives you 8hrs of playback, a volume dial on the side allows you to adjust your level and a 3.5mm jack allows you to plug into virtually anything. They come in a nice little fabric back and a USB charging cable.
Available from GEAR4.com for $29.99 each , collect them all!
Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone
If you’re looking for real estate, you’ve found it! Mobile real estate that is. Equipped with a massive mobile 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED 267 ppi screen and quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor is the Galaxy Note II. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage with microSD for additional storage give you plenty of power and flexibility. Samsung’s Flagship model runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, comes with an extended battery and 8 megapixel camera. (the Samsung Galaxy SIII has the best smartphone camera I’ve used out there and has the same sensor as the Galaxy SIII). Stay tuned for our full review on the Galaxy Note II from Samsung, there is life after iPhone.
Available from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint for $299.99 with a 2-year contract
T-Mobile users get hit for $369.00 with a 2-year contract
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a fun device, aimed more at productivity, which is a step in the right direction for tablets since they are not completely justified for many as of yet. Multitasking and features like AllShare Group Cast and Pop up Video Player along with flash player ability make this a robust a platform as any for your tablet and a great home companion to your Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a great gift any guy would love to get. Check out our Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 review
Available from Samsung.com $499 for the 16gb wi-fi and $549 for the 32gb wi-fi.
Heated Insoles from ThermaCELL
These things are great! Check out the Heated Insoles from ThermaCELL. Equipped with rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer batteries that last up to 5 hours on a single charge. They are shaped just like any shoe insert, but these come with a wireless remote! How cool is that? Three settings, High 111 degrees F, Medium at 101 degrees F and OFF. They are geared to supply supplemental heat, you still need to wear good socks when it’s freezing. You can toggle these babies on and off to your hearts content and conserve batteries so they are on only when YOU want them to be. Stay tuned for our review on the Heated Insoles.
Available from ThermaCELL.com resellers for $129.99
BC-1000 Alpha Power Rechargeable battery charger, La Crosse Technologies
Are you tired of buying alkaline AA and AAA batteries constantly? Get with the program and pick up the BC-1000 Rechargeable battery charger kit from La Crosse Technologies. The BC-1000 is the premiere consumer battery charger for AA, AAA NiCd and NiMH rechargeable batteries. Comes with overheat detection, charge, discharge, refresh and comes with 4 c size and 4 d size adapters that you can convert your AA’s into C’s or D’s. Stay tuned for our review on the BC-1000. Check out our review of the BC-1000 Alpha Power rechargeable battery charger.
Available from LaCrossetechnology.com authorized dealer for $59.93
Renew SleepClock from GEAR4
Check out this combo iPhone and iPad alarm clock dock. Yes, it fits an iPad too! Not only that the Renew SleepClock also monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you up at the lightest moment in your sleep cycle so you wake up as refreshed and comfortable as you can. The non-contact sensor measures your breathing rates and movements presents them to you in your companion app for your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch and review and compare your sleep patterns for the week, months or years. Valuable information on your sleep duration, frequency of times you woke up. How long you slept, averages over weeks, months and years. Lets not forget it’s still a dock and alarm clock and allows you to sleep to music or wake up to it.
Available from GEAR4.com for $129.99
Baby Sherpa Diaper backpack
The Baby Sherpa Diaper backpack is specially made for guys to carry around something a bit more masculine for your baby’s needs. This is more then a daypack, all the different section dividers, two soft cooler sections, hooks, zippered pockets and more, help to make this the best diaper bag around for guys. Check out our review on the Baby Sherpa and Alpha Sherpa backpacks.
Available from babysherpa.com for $89.00
Klipsch S4i & S4a (II) in ear headphones
If you’re an audiophile or just someone who enjoys high-end headphones, check out these 2nd generation Klipsch S4i and S4a headphones with in line controls and microphone for voice calls. The S4i is for iPhone/Apple products and the S4a is for Android devices. The are slick and sound great!
Available from Klipsch.com for $99.00
STRUT LaunchPort iPAD Charging System
The STRUT LaunchPort is a wireless charging dock station for your iPad. This luxury gadget is individually crafted, hand welded, hand polished with jewelry grade stainless steel with Matte black and gloss white poweder coated and baked for a beautiful and durable finish. The iPad case comes in an array of finshes, walnut burl, carbon fiber, pearl carbon fiber, antiqued bronze, titanium and more.
Available from strutlaunchport.com for $1250.00
iPad Mini with Retina Display
The Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display, everything it’s older brother is, just smaller. The iPad Mini comes with a 7.9 inch LED backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology. IPS panel technology is what Apple is infamous for using and what makes their displays output look as robust and as beautiful as they do. iPad Mini with Retina, displays 1024×768 resolution at 163 ppi and and Dual-core A5 processor, 16.3 watt hour lithium-polymer battery for up to 10 hrs of surfing over wifi, watching video or listening to music.
Available from apple.com 16GB, 32GB or 64GB WiFi only at $329.00, $429.00 and $529.00 or WiFi with Cellular at $459.00, $559.00 and $659.00 respectively
Zeppelin Air iPod speaker dock review, Bowers & Wilkins
The Zeppelin Air iPod speaker dock system from Bowers & Wilkins is stylish and appropriate for any modern living space, from your bachelor pad to your office to your bedroom or living room. The unique airship style audiophile speaker dock fills the room with rich, detailed sound with plenty of bass to thicken up your audio and entertain you and your friends. An excellent gift for any guy. Check out our review on the Zeppelin Air iPod speaker dock.
Zeppelin Air from Bowers & Wilkins is available for $599.95