Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special tech person in your life can be a real chore, so the crew at The Mac Observer put together a list of some cool ideas to help out. In part 1 of our gift guide, there’s some ideas for Mac, iPhone and iPad users, and more.
Moshi Zefýr 2 Cooler
Moshi’s Zefýr 2 Cooler for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air is a high-efficiency cooler that dissipates heat and prevents overheating. It works amazing well and can help extend the life of a Mac simply by preventing overheating. It’s priced at $80, and TMO has already reviewed it.
Energizer Dual Universal USB Chargers
Energizer’s Dual Universal USB Chargers come in two flavors: one for the car, one for the wall. They can charge two USB items at once without any need to tie up those precious USB ports on your Mac. At $20, both make great stocking stuffers. Want to learn more? Check out TMO’s review.
AViiQ Portable Charging Station
This portable charger station is designed for someone who has a lot of portable devices to charge on-the-go. It has a built in power adapter and four USB ports, a zippered carrying case, and at 15W, it has the power to charge an iPad. It’s a perfect gift for the frequent traveler, and costs $79.99 (TMO review)
Booq iPad 2 Agenda Case
Booq’s iPad 2 Agenda Case is a perfect gift for anyone who sits in meetings and needs to draw diagrams, figure numbers, write down dates, or anything else that would benefit from actual paper and pen. The leather case includes a note pad and a place for a pen. It’s available in leather for $99.95 or other finishes for $49.95, and we reviewed it.
Waterfield Muzetto Bag
You can never have too many bags to carry things around, especially when a Kindle or iPad is part of your life. Here’s a beautiful leather bag designed to double as a carrying case plus a purse (or even one of those distinctive man purses). The largest will hold a 15-inch notebook computer and more. The Muzetto is made from naturally tanned leather in black or brown with several accent colors and is priced starting at $179.
Sleve2 Combination Computer and iPad Case
This $69.99 case is especially designed for 13-inch notebook computers but also has a side pocket that’s just right for an iPad. Or, one could use it for just an iPad and still have plenty of room for additional accessories, a phone and personal items. One of its notable features is a special insert, GRID-IT!, designed to keep small items organized.
AViiQ Portable Quick Stand
This portable laptop computer stand weighs 5.5 ounces and folds flat, yet provides two inches of perfect support for laptops when needed. At 11 inches long it fits most laptop and travel bags, and is a bargain at $39.99. TMO put the Portable Quick Stand through its paces earlier this year.
If you plan to give money as a gift this holiday season, check out the free Dollar Origami app for the iPhone and iPad (TMO review). It shows you how, step by step, to take your crisp bills and create adorable origami figures. It includes 3D views you can rotate to see designs from different angles, and there are in-app purchases for some of the more complex designs, too.
Looking for more holiday gift ideas? Check out part 2 of TMO’s Holiday Gift Guide.