Looking for some technology gifts for your family and friends this season? Here are some great ideas ranging from stocking stuffers to a couple hundred dollars. I've used and recommend them all.
Every smartphone user wants to keep their gadgets juiced up, and not all chargers are created equal. These first two chargers (under $15) provide plenty of juice to recharge and tablet and phone at the same time.
24W USB Car Charger - The World's Most Powerful Dual-Port Charger for iPhone, iPads, Androids. ($12)
And for the home:
PowerGen Dual USB 3.1A 15w Travel Wall Charger ($15)
Anker Astro3 12000mAh Portable Charger Backup External Battery ($50)
Mini 3000mAh Portable Lipstick-Sized External Battery Backup Charger ($20)
Google's Chromecast gives an easy way to 'cast' your browser, youtube, netflix, and others right to your tv. Plus it's a steal at $35. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player ($100)
Reading on a Kindle is much better on your eyes than using a tablet or phone. This model gets great reviews. Kindle Paperwhite ($119)
Don't know what size to get? 250 gig will be a great drive for the operating system and many files.
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Drive ($150)
Nest Learning Thermostat ($250, currently with free $40 amazon gift card offer)
ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router ($125) or the bigger brother,
ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router ($179)
Google Nexus 7 Tablet ($199)
Apple iPad Mini ($324)
Cards Against Humanity ($25)
Consider the "expansion pack" Cards Against Humanity: First Expansion ($10)