Gadget Gift Guide for Guys 2013/2014

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Are you looking for the the coolest gadgets for yourself ? or Maybe you’re on the hunt for that Gadget Guy in your life. Check out some of this season’s coolest tech gifts. If you’re looking for a smartphone case or backup battery try our iPhone 5s Galaxy S4 Accessory Gift Guide for Guys 2013/2014. Most, if not all products can be found for the holidays at less than MSRP!


350 QX Quadcopter RTF BLH7800AC1 by Blade

Check out the 350 QX Quadcopter for your chopper essentials. This must have toys for big boys is something you may not need but you’ll sure have tons of fun with it. The 350 QX is a ready-to-fly Quadcopter and comes with a GoPro compatible camera mount. It’s built for novices and experts alike and features Smart Mode with Safe Circle Technology which puts an invisible barrier around the pilot, it also allows the chopper to return safely to it’s launching position with a flip of a switch. GPS & Altimeter Technology enables the 350 QX to hover in a specific position for stabile aerial footage. Stability mode self-levels the craft while Agility mode gives you the ability for advanced flight and aerobatic maneuvers. The chopper is powered by 4 1100Kv brushless motors and a 3S 2200mAh 30C Li-Po battery. A DX5e Spectrum controller, GoPro compatible mount, extra propeller blades, E-Flight 2-3S LiPo DC Balancing Charger and a Prophet Sport AC Charger are included with the BLH7800AC1. This 350 QX is Ready-to-fly and comes with everything you need, sans the GoPro HERO 3 HD camera. This is a must-have for any gadget junky or amateur/pro film-maker!

350 QX RTF Quadcopter BLH7800AC1 is available for $489.99
from horizonhobby.com

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition HD Camera

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition HD Camera is the most advanced GoPro camera yet! The HERO3 creates professional quality video and features up to 4k resolution, 12mp stills up to 30 frames a second, built-in Wi-Fi and it’s 20% lighter and smaller than it’s older brother. SuperView allows for wide angle video and automatically adjust for low light situations. High-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes give you smooth as butter slow motion playback while 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture. Additionally the improvements include refined audio and a 30% longer battery life and you can control up to 50 of these puppies from the GoPro App from up to about 600 ft away. Imagine creating your own TV station, multiple angles and coverage!

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition HD Camera is available for $399.99
from gopro.com

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Want a reader but more? Tablets too heavy and bulky to carry around with you? Check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. The Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch tablet gives you the ultimate versatility with your tablet and it will still fit inside the palm of your hand. The Tab 3 features a 7-inch TFT screen with 16m colors and 1024×600 WSVGA resolution. The Galaxy Tab 3 is lightweight, snappy and a great tablet to take with you on the go anywhere. A Dual Core App processor and 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of ram with 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot expandable to an additional 64GB. The Galaxy Tab 3 is a great choice for those of you that want a smaller tablet but something more than a reader.

Galaxy Tab 3 8GB is available for $199.99

Slingbox 350

Just can’t miss your favorite shows? Get bored when your on the road or want to watch football while in transit? Check out the Slingbox 350 to watch and control your TV live from anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection. The Slingbox 350 is super easy to setup and connects to virtually any AV source and connects seamlessly to any DVR’s, Cable box or Satellite receivers. Use the Slingbox App from your iOS or Android smartphone or from your PC or Mac to view your favorite news, sports or entertainment Live! Best part is that there are NO monthly fees to deal with! The Slingbox App is $14.99 on Apple AppStore and Google Play Store.

Slingbox 350 is available for $179.99
from slingbox.com

Escort Passport Max Radar, Laser, Safety Camera Detector

Escort has always been the best in Radar detectors and nothing has changed. The new Escort Passport Max Radar detector, detects all bands including Laser and also alerts you to Safety Cameras as well. You can even take the Ticket Protection to the Max with the confidence that you’ll have the fastest response and excellent accuracy against those false positives. The Passport Max is the first High Definition radar detector available on the market today. It features a multicolor OLED display for quick at-a-glance recognizable information. The unit will also adjust itself for long or short scans depending on how fast your car is actually moving and has unique voice alerts for no look information while your driving. You can also subscribe to the optional Defender Database for up to date information on future Speed Traps, Red Light Cameras and Speed Cameras and it’s also compatible with ESCORT Live (optional) which networks all the ESCORT Live users for real-time ticket-protection network which brings upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area to your attention. Comes with a Travel Case, StickyCup Windshield Mount, Combo SmartCord and Quick Reference Guide. The Award winning Passport Max Radar Detector earns three major SEMA awards for Best Radar Detector 2013.

“ESCORT earned three major SEMA show awards for PASSPORT Max™ and a major industry media award for the new MediaFlair™ WiFi® Sharing Accessory. ”


Escort Passport Max Radar Detector is available for $549.95
from escortradar.com

Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

The Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning is a compact, High Fidelity speaker dock for your iPhone 5/5S and Android smartphone. The Sound Step features a native Lightning Dock for iPhone 5/5S and iPad Mini users as well as Bluetooth wireless, USB audio and a line-in for universal compatibility. The Sound Step Lightning speaker dock is great for your office, man cave, living room or any contemporary space. The Sounds Step won’t shatter your windows but provides you with clear, crisp sound that’s great for detail, mids and highs. The unit comes with a remote that conveniently snaps into the bottom and a free app allows you to control the built-in FM receiver.

Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning Speaker Dock is available for $129.99
from soundfreaq.com

AT&T Connect to cell Answering System CLP99383

The AT&T Connect to cell Answering System CLP99383 is an all-in-one home phone system. The AT&T CLP99383 features DECT 6.0 connect to cell technology allowing you to make and receive both your landline and cellphone calls from one place. Pair your iOS or Android smartphone with the base unit and conveniently access your cell or land lines. The 3 included handsets also come equipped with speakerphone as well as intercom functionality between the 3 handsets and base unit. Also comes with a built-in answering system, Caller ID, Handset locator and USB port to plug your smartphone and keep it charged.

AT&T Connect to cell Answering System CLP99383 is available for $119.95
from telephones.att.com

QuNeo Multi-touch Pod Controller and QuNexus MIDI Keyboard Controller

The term spinning might have more association with an aerobic work out than it does with DJing today and turntables are all but forgotten by many but here comes the QuNeo, the “World’s Most Expressive Controller”… Embraced by such progressive artists as Richie Hawtin and Herbie Hancock the QuNeo is the next generation of midi controller. The QuNeo can make beats, triggers, remixes and helps you to reinvent your music! The Smart Sensor technology enables the QuNeo to recognize not only pressure sensitivity but also X and Y position to give you ultimate control beyond 1 element per key. Visual LED feedback gives you all the information you need at your fingertips. Super customizable, compatible with over 30 of your favorite music software programs out of the box. It’s compatible with Intel Core 2 Duo machines and up on OSX 10.5+ and Windows XP or Windows 7 with an Intel Core 2 or better with 1GB of ram and 100MB of Hard drive space. Comes with a USB 2.0 to micro USB cable and weighs just 14oz or 396g.

If you’re a musician and love synth and keyboards, you’ll appreciate the QuNexus playable, portable and powerful MIDI keyboard controller on the market. The QuNexus features 25 pressure sensitive silicone keys with LED illumination for interactive play. Smart Sensor keys recognize pressure, tilt and velocity of each keystroke. “Each key sends out a unique CC# as well as Polyphonic aftertouch, and Channel Rotation allows for polyphonic pitch bends. Imagine pitch bend and modulation in every key.” Easily integrating into your studio as a hub, the QuNexus handles ever y synth protocol and routes controls for external MIDI hardware, audio production software and even vintage analog equipment. Mac OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android OS* (requires MIDI driver)  with no software drivers required.

QuNeo Multi-touch Pod Controller is available for $199.99
QuNexus MIDI Keyboard Controller is available for $149.99
more info at keithmcmillen.com/QuNeo/tour


XSories Weye Feye DSLR Camera Controller

Are you a photographer or videographer? Are you looking to capture stills and video remotely? The XSories WeyeFeye is like a modern day cable release for your DSLR camera. The Weye Feye enables you to remotely control your camera with your smartphone or tablet, PC or Mac and allows you to instantly share your content. The Weye Feye controller creates it’s own 802.11 Wi-Fi network to allow you to adjust the ISO, white balance, aperture, focus, and more without disturbing the camera and even switch between photo, video or time lapse modes from up to 80 meters away (only a 0.2 sec latency). The built-in server can push out your content to your pc/mac, storage platforms, the Live View function allows you to see what’s in frame as the camera sees it.

Weye Feye DSLR Camera Controller is available for $249.99
from xsories.com

Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack

The Kensington Contour Overnight Gadget Backpack fits up to a 15.6 inch laptop and unzips flat for a check-point friendly x-ray design. The body is made of sturdy 1680D polyester and 150D Polyester for the lining and measures 11″ W x 1.4″ H x 12.2″ D. The all black Contour Overnight Backpack is great for taking all your gadgets and wires with you when you’re traveling. A multitude of pockets and mesh compartments allow you to separate all your gadgets and even features a headphone wire port out the top for convenience. The Contour Overnight backpack is super comfortable, great for storage when traveling and conveniently unzips flat without having to take your laptop out of the bag at the airport x-ray scanner.

Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack is available for $99.99
from kensington.com

Actiontec Wireless Network Extender with MoCA and Gigabit Ethernet WCB3000N

Do you have a bunch of wireless repeaters all over your home to extend your network? The wireless Dual-Band Network Extender WCB3000N from Actiontec enables you to piggyback off of your existing coax cable and gives you 2x the speed of wireless repeaters. No having to cut your walls and feed CAT cables throughout your walls, the WCB3000N connects directly to your router using your existing coax lines already in your walls! That means anywhere you have a coax line coming out of the wall, you have a full speed network connection. Simply hook up the WCB3000N to your router and then take the supplied ECB2500C adapter to any other coax line in the house, then take your ethernet cable and plug in. The WCB3000N actually creates a 2nd network using dual band concurrent 2.4GHz and 5 GHz radios over either the wired ethernet port or MoCA connection allowing your Wi-Fi network to reach every corner of your home.

Actiontec Wireless Network Extender with MoCA and Gigabit Ethernet WCB3000N is available for $139.98

Flips Solo 2 Social headphones

Ever want to let someone hear the music your listening to on your headphones without having to place it on their head? Or maybe your on the go and just don’t want to lug speakers around with you? Hit the computer lab without having to set up camp, just set em on the table or on your monitor and turn em out! Check out the Flips Solo 2 Social headphones from Flips Audio. The Solo 2 Social headphones feature 40mm Neodymium speakers for Hi definition sound with 2% distortion rate and 4Ω impedance. They’re lightweight and a built-in safety feature prevents the headphones from playing in speaker mode when turned towards your eardrums. The onboard 3.7v, 500mAh Li-Po battery needs to be charged before your first use and kick in for the built-in amp when your turn them out in speaker mode and a 500mAh micro USB port that you use to charge them up before you go go go. The battery life will vary for each user but gives you some good time (4 days for me) after a fairly quick charge up time. They come with a nice oval carry case.

Flips Solo 2 Social headphones are available for $120.00

Asus RT-AC68 Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

You’re network getting a little slow at home? Want to jump on the newest, latest, greatest network router for your home? You’re looking for the new Asus RT-AC68 Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router. The ASUS RT-AC68 utilizes the latest wireless AC standard to give you up to 1900 Mbps, 802.11AC (1300Mbps over 5G) + 802.11N (600Mbps over 2.4G). Broadcom TurboQAM™ technology increases wireless-N data rate to 600 Mbps for 33% faster performance. IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible.

Asus RT-AC68 Router is available for $219.99
more info at asus.com

Nest (2nd Gen) Learning Thermostat

Are you looking to upgrade your home and keep energy efficient? Check out the Nest 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat. Not only will it beautify your home, it can lower your heating and cooling costs up to 20%! Just use the thermostat like any other for a week or two and it will learn your temperature adjustments and then begin to take care of it for you once it learns.

A cinch to install (30 min or less) and checks with it’s internal sensors and outside weather to determine what’s best. Activity sensor, humidity sensor and 3 temperature sensors help keep your Nest smart. It’s also weather aware using it’s onboard Wi-Fi connection to keep track of outside weather conditions vs your thermostat settings indoors. You can connect up to 10 Nest thermostats and administer them through your Nest App and Account.

Nest (2nd Gen) Learning Thermostat is available for $249.99


Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse

If gaming is your bag and/or you’re somehow still holding onto your ball and chain mouse, check out the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse from Logitech. The G602 Wireless gaming mouse features 250 hours (your mileage may vary) of battery life for non-stop gaming to your hearts content. The 2.4Ghz wireless give you a 2-millisecond report rate with 250- 2,500 dpi resolution tracking for casual or precise control, adjustable on the fly. The G602 features LED battery indicator, 11 programmable physical buttons for ultimate control and a range of up to 3 meters. Compatible with OSX 10.6.8 or higher and Windows 8/7/Vista.

Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse is available for $79.99
from logitech.com

Corsair Vengeance K95 Gaming Keyboard

Are you a gamer? The Corsair Vengeance K95 Gaming Keyboard is a must-have for all of you hardcore gamers out there. The K95 is fully mechanical with Cherry MX Red key switches for super-fast times, smooth linear response and low resistance. Key-by-key customizable lighting allows you to adjust brightness and illuminate particular keys for bindings you specify. The Vengeance K95 is encased in a beautiful black anodized professional-grade aluminum chassis. An additional 18 customizable G-Keys align the left side. Comes with a soft touch wrist rest and is compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista, or XP.

Corsair Vengeance K95 Gaming Keyboard is available for $149.99
from corsair.com


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