Less than a week left until Christmas. If you’re still looking for gift ideas for that special person in your life, time is running out and you’re probably starting to feel a bit desperate. Well, if that person has a smartphone or tablet, I have a few ideas that might take you very quickly from holiday zero to holiday hero.
Nomad ChargeCard. This ingenious device is a very flat charging cable that lays flat in space equivalent in size to a credit card—and almost as thin. It’s a little bulkier than your average credit or debit card, but with the ChargeCard in your wallet you won’t be scrambling to find a charging cable when your smartphone or tablet runs out of juice in the middle of the day. You will still need to find a USB power source to charge from, but you’ll have the cable handy. The ChargeCard comes in either Lightning or MicroUSB for $25.
There’s also a variation called the ChargeKey which is about the size of a standard key and has a loop to connect to a keyring. It is also available for the same price for either Lightning or MicroUSB.
Foxl Dash 7 Speaker. Despite continued improvements by tablet manufacturers, sound quality is not generally a selling point for most tablets.The Dash 7 is less than eight inches wide, and only three-quarters of an inch thick, but yields deep, rich sound. It’s slim size, and a weight of just over seven ounces make it easily portable.
The battery is capable of booming bass for up to 12 hours, and the device also has a noise-cancelling microphone so you can use it for audio and video conferencing on the go. Soundmatters offers the foxl Dash 7 speaker for $220in black, red, or white.
Sennheiser Presence Bluetooth headset. At face value, the Presence is just another Bluetooth earpiece. The kind you see plugged into the ear of the guy on the elevator who appears to be talking to himself. As annoying as it can sometimes be when people are constantly talking on a Bluetooth headset while wandering about, it is an exceptionally useful device for a busy person who happens to be wandering about.
The Presence has been designed to function smoothly with a variety of unified communications platforms, including Cisco, Polycom, and Microsoft MSFT +1.53% Lync. It does an excellent job of noise cancelling background noise in your environment, providing clear HD audio for the listener on the other end. You can answer and end calls by using the sliding arm—a simpler and more intuitive method than fumbling with buttons on other devices, and Sennheiser claims it will deliver 10 hours of talk time on a single charge…
Read the complete gift guide at Forbes: Gift Ideas For The Mobile Device User Who Has (Almost) Everything.
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