Here are 12 Great Gifts for Technology Fanatics in 2014 that range in price from $17.99. to $1,500.00. There is something here for everyone and a window into the future. If you are an early adopter or know someone who is just crazy about gadgets and technology they will love any of these items. This is cutting edge stuff available now that is very advanced for the world that was.
Wearable HDTV, 2D/3D, Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound
Virtual reality glasses are by far the coolest technology gadget that is just starting to hit the markets. Yes you will look like a control operator from Flash Gordon but who cares! This is 3D inmersive reality that will knock your socks off!
Price: $ 999.99
Bebop Parrot Drone
Get it before they are banned. This technology was just recently used by the US Military to spy on everyone! Now you can use it to take amazing video and pictures of your home and surroundings from vantage points you only dreamed of, literally. The Bebop has its own open-source SDK and runs on Linux. This should be a simple ready to use drone. If Price is not an issue and you really want to get into the thick of things, check out the Phantom 2 Vision+ with Extra Battery at $1,369.00.
https://store.dji.com/product/phantom-2-vision-plus - or the Inspire 1 here: https://store.dji.com/inspire-1 Link: http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bebop-drone/
Price: From $499.99
Now having a computer projected in your eyes terminator style will be coming soon, in the meantime there is Google Glass which is simply amazing. Google Glass still draws attention but all the hype is beginning to die down and what is not to enjoy from taking amazing pictures by blinking your eye? Or short videos of your point of view without using your hands?
Phillips Hue - Starter Pack
There are other products out there that are trying to do what Phillips Hue does but they simply have been in the business for so long and controlling the mood of your house with your mobile phone is just so cool. Create your own scenes, set timers, turn lights on and off from anywhere in the house and even while away through the https://www.meethue.com website
Price: From $199.99
LG G Watch R
After watches were widely adopted some manufacturers begun building more complex watches that were priced for their "complications". Well what about a watch that possesses the "ultimate complication": a computer running Android. You can change the face of the watch to suit your style many times a day, and many are available. This watch is waterproof up to a meter in depth for 30 minutes and includes a 9-Axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass; PPG Heart rate monitor, and a Barometer. It works with your Android device (no iPhones) and will display notifications, weather, etc. on your wrist. You can also use voice commands to send text messages, make calls, etc.
UE Mini Boom
By far this tiny speaker is the best in the market at the moment. Contributing factors: it's small size, awesome warm sound, and long battery life. Connect more than one through your phone's Bluetooth or just enjoy anywhere.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256GB/Intel i5
Still the best new computer around. It has dug the grave for the laptop. Ultra-portable, ultra-cool. You don't need more than the above mentioned configuration to run multiple programs, Adobe Suite, etc. but if you want to splurge, be my guest! Be sure to ask for the comprehensive insurance plan that comes with Office and SkyDrive. Yes buy it directly from Microsoft. For more on this beauty read http://emiliocastellanos.com/business-technology/why-i-love-my-new-surfa....
This is simply the newest phone from Google, with the latest Android release. Just a beautiful phone that can be used anywhere in the world. "6-inch Quad HD display is great for movies, videos, gaming, e-books, and surfing the web, with round-the-clock battery life."
Price: From $649.00
A Case For Your Phone
Urban Armor Gear offers great designs and quality for a wide variety of models. I really like their Maveric, a semitransparent case with a honeycomb industrial design. I also love cases from Spigen, they have the cleanest designs and the best looking products including real glass oleophobic screen protectors. The down side? Terrible customer service, but that's the price to pay to own these great cases.
Link: http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/, http://www.spigen.com/
Price: $25.00 to $40.00
Swash by Whirpool
This makes you think we are entering the age of the Jetsons. It is basically a dry cleaner machine in your home. That deodorizes and presses your clothes, one garment at a time in less than 15 minutes. It does use cartridges but it is an amazing novelty.
Andruino Starter Kit
"Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board." This is their starter kit and it will allow you to build many cool projects such as a Love-O-Meter, a Digital Hourglass, a Touchy-Feel-Lamp and 13 more projects.
SelfiPal Wireless Bluetooth
This is just cool to have, specially when you travel. Recharges with a usb connection and allows you to take video and pictures from different angles with an integrated bluetooth control
Price: From $17.99