We all have at least one person who is hard to shop for on our holiday gift list. Trying to find something special for someone who seems to have all the latest devices can make the festive holiday season a bit stressful.
With people relying on their smartphones and tablets more than ever before, why not consider a gift that will allow someone to get even more value from the wireless devices they love so much? Here are some suggestions from the Verizon Wireless Gadget & Gear Holiday Gift Guide.
Life is so hectic during the holiday season that small chores such as plant upkeep may be forgotten. The Parrot FlowerPower is a sensor that precisely measures soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity. It allows users to monitor their plants’ health directly from a smartphone and pushes notifications to remind them of their plant’s needs. The sensor needs to be placed close to a plant, indoor or outdoor, in a pot or in open ground.
For music lovers, try Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones, which have been reengineered with robust features to completely transform the way music should be heard. Complete with adaptive noise canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery and RemoteTalk technology, users will enjoy studio-quality sound every time.
For the homeowners on your list, the Kwikset Kevo converts an iPhone into a house key, which eliminates the need to fumble for keys. Users can send an electronic key (eKey) to family, friends or visitors who have a compatible iPhone so they can use their phone as a key as well. That way they can provide babysitters, dog walkers or house cleaners access to their homes without having to distribute multiple house keys.
Car owners, on the other hand, may be candidates for the Delphi Connect With 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. Whether they’re traveling for work or taking a family road trip, they’ll enjoy the luxury of being able to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet straight from their vehicle. Delphi Connect can even troubleshoot mechanical issues, track the vehicle’s location and transform a smartphone into a key fob.
If you have a TV and video fan in need of a gift, Google Chromecast is a sleek, highly portable option. The device plugs right into a TV to stream HD videos, music and Web content. Chromecast supports popular apps such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora and can be controlled from a compatible smartphone or tablet.
With a little bit of thought, you can find a unique gadget or accessory that the person with “every device” doesn’t actually have.
The Verizon Wireless “Tis the Season for Tech Gifts” series provides holiday gift suggestions for everyone on your list this year.