Beyond Smartphones and Tablets: Your Mobile Accessory Gift Guide

Find the perfect smart accessory to give this holiday season.

By Albert Aydin on December 10, 2012

Mobile connected devices are the most wanted gifts this holiday season, led by tablets, according to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association. Whether friends and family have these devices on their holiday wish lists or they are already proud owners, a gift that complements their smartphones or tablets can enhance the mobile experience.

If you know someone who is always multi-tasking, consider a Bluetooth device. Bluetooth headsets, like the Jawbone ICON Thinker HD, provide users with a convenient, hands-free way to make calls and enjoy mobile media – music, podcasts and more – all in one place.

Outside of traditional accessories, such as cases, chargers and headsets, you can find fun accessories for the whole family that will get them thinking differently about their devices. Help the family golf pro perfect his or her swing with a mobile analysis system, empower your favorite foodie to keep close tabs on their culinary masterpiece with a Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer, or let your kids’ creativity shine (without the mess) with a wireless coloring book.

If you prefer to leave the final decision up to the gift recipient, pick up a gift card that can be applied to a new device, accessory or bill, so they get exactly what they want. Plus, getting the most out of the mobile experience isn’t just about the devices; it’s about what’s on them. A gift card to a retailer such as Amazon can allow recipients to fill their smartphones and tablets with movies, music and books from the Amazon apps suite.

Finally, if you want friends and family on your gift list to stay warm and wired, consider tech accessories such as special hats and gloves. They can then easily listen to music and use their mobile devices’ touch screens, all while braving the elements.

By putting a mobile accessory twist on your holiday shopping, you can help those around you make the most of their smartphones and tablets all year long.