Like untold millions of others, amid the approaching holiday you may be trying to find that perfect gift for someone special but your mind is drawing a blank. This pressure is exponentially harder when shopping for that person who “has it all.” Keep calm and read on, as here are a few gift ideas for the tech-lovers in your life.
Fusion Guitars (www.fusionguitars.com) – $1,400.00
Launching to the public in August 2017, the Fusion Guitar is the world’s first iPhone/iPod-integrated, portable, wireless electric guitar with built-in amp, battery and speakers. Created by Fusion’s founder, Dave Auld, and refined for more than 20 years, more than 1,000 Fusion Guitars were reportedly pre-sold in a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The features are copious: A full scale maple neck with the option of premium rosewood or maple fingerboard; HD quality speakers; Patented floating speaker box–a unique design that allows the speaker to essentially “float” in the guitar body on rubber mounts (this design reduces the amount of vibration contact between guitar and speaker and maintains a high degree of speaker clarity; Third monitor speaker, which acts as a tweeter for higher frequency ranges and is aimed upward; Powerful built-in amp (U.S. designed ultra-efficient 20 Watt Class-D amplifier module with low noise (-90dB) and low distortion (THD+N = 0.1%); Rechargeable battery with 8-hour battery life; Dual Humbucker pickups—Hot-rail Bridge Humbucker with parallel + sequential options via push/pull switch alongside a traditional neck humbucker pickup; Portable Size — Dimensions: 33 x 11.4 x 3.2 inches. With integrated amp, speakers, battery and iPhone dock, the Fusion is redefining what an electric guitar is, and what it can do. Combining the Fusion with guitar apps unleashes unlimited possibilities for learning, playing, creating and sharing music.
CarryOkeBell (www.VocoPro.com) – $89.00
Thinking of new and fun ways of entertaining at home or on the road this summer? How about karaoke? VocoPro makes that easy with its new CarryOkeBell product, the world’s first handheld, completely self-contained karaoke system. Home karaoke technology has evolved from bulky boom-box size to systems that fit in the palm of your hand. VocoPro’s new CarryOkeBell is a truly portable karaoke system with the microphone, amplifier and speaker built into one easy-to-carry device. The CarryOkeBell unit has on-board digital mic effects to help users sound like a star, or to transform the sound of their voice using the voice changer with seven fun vocal effects. Karaoke enthusiasts can sing at home or on the road, using Bluetooth technology and a “smart” device to access their favorite karaoke tracks online. Use this nifty gadget to turn any ordinary party into a fun-filled karaoke jam session with!
V-MODA Remix – Premium Bluetooth Speaker (www.V-Moda.com) – $300.00
Nothing beats a picnic or beach outing, or a killer backyard soiree, like your favorite tunes playing in the background. Now that’s super easy with the Remix Premium Bluetooth Speaker from V-MODA—the company’s first Bluetooth portable speaker boasting a built-in amplifier and hi-fi sound quality. As the world’s first 3D-printed custom speaker, all six sides of REMIX can be personalized (patent-pending). Using V-MODA’s renowned jewelry-grade 3D-printing expertise, owners can add new sides, change the front grill or even replace the main “C-shell” housing for the ultimate in bespoke appearance. Built on the foundation of V-MODA’s multi-award-winning audio technology, Remix projects precise and vibrant sound at all listening levels. Available in two finishes–minimal CNC aluminum and luxurious vegan leather–this premium speaker exemplifies the work of V-MODA’s Milano-based design studio. It’s classically styled, beautifully proportioned and completely customizable on all six sides to reflect the personality of its owner. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and precise Japanese engineering. V-MODA products have reportedly won 40-plus editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional DJs.
iHome Zenergy Sleep Therapy Machine (www.iHomeAudio.com) – $99.99
Gadget-induced sleep is also another exciting advancement! For its part, the Zenergy sleep therapy machine from iHome promotes healthier sleep cycles by utilizing proven sound and light therapy techniques creating a calming environment for sleep, or an energizing atmosphere for waking. Endorsed by Dr. Michael Breus, aka “The Sleep Doctor”, Zenergy leaves you feeling more energized during the day by providing a quality night of rest. Its sound therapy features 10 different audio tracks with specially engineered sound that cancels out distracting noises and alleviates racing minds. Its light therapy has 3 specially designed sleep lighting programs to help align circadian rhythms, our internal clocks, by simulating the changing wavelengths of light throughout the day that naturally govern it. The multi-purpose Zenergy is also a clock radio with Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, dual alarms, sleep timers and a USB charging port. Try this device to sleep restfully and wake energized.
Joovv Light Mini Portable Red Light Therapy (www.Joovv.com) – $395.00
Skip those inconvenient spa sessions and forget about small, hand-held devices that seemingly take forever to get the job done. Instead, treat your entire body with powerful, medical-grade red light therapy in just a few minutes per day with the Joovv Light Mini. Designed to hang on the back of an interior door, the Joovv Light Mini delivers powerful, therapeutic, red light energy at 660 nanometers. This type of red light has been clinically proven to rejuvenate the body in a number of ways. Things like improving skin tone and texture; diminishing wrinkles, acne, and other skin blemishes; and reducing joint pain and muscle inflammation. With every Joovv Light Mini order, you’ll get free ground shipping (within the continental United States), a custom door hook for easy installation, a height-adjusting pulley device, one set of eye goggles, programmable timer, and a 10-foot, 3-prong power cord. Customers also enjoy a 60-day free trial with a no-hassle return policy and 2-year warranty. With this nifty gadget, you can experience the incredible health benefits of red light therapy in the convenience of your home.
LuMee Duo LED iPhone Case (www.LuMee.com) – $69.95
Another bright idea on the lighting front is the LuMee Duo—an innovative, first of its kind, smartphone case with integrated front and back LEDs, providing professional quality lighting for all photos and videos taken on an iPhone. Cases come in Black Matte, White Glossy, Gold Matte and Rose Matte, providing a premium look and feel along with sturdy protection. With the LuMee Duo, there are no limits to the amazing images you can take in virtually any situation whether you’re a photographer, cinematographer, enthusiast or “selfie” aficionado. This case does set its sights far beyond selfies by allowing for the creation of optimal conditions when capturing special moments and video chatting – from the back and the front of the case. LuMee Duo seeks to revolutionize the digital photography industry by eliminating the need for bulky lighting equipment and allowing photographers of all skill levels to take flawless, beautifully lit images. It’s a handy tool for anyone who enjoys taking beautiful photographs from their smartphone.
EZVIZ Home Security Cameras (https://us.ezvizlife.com) $79.99 – $129.99
We all know the summer months represent an ideal time for family getaways and vacations. This fact is not lost on criminals as, according to the FBI, July and August have the highest rates of burglaries compared to other months of the year. As a result, summer is also the perfect time for homeowners to evaluate the strength and stability of their home security system. And, a great way to secure your home while you’re away on vacation is with security cameras from EZVIZ. For one, the EZVIZ Husky 1080P Outdoor Home Security Camera offers wide-angle video recording that allows you to see every detail. Designed for all seasons, The Husky has an IP66 rating, which means it is dustproof, waterproof and can handle a wide range of temperatures. With a built-in IR sensor, the camera can see objects in the dark up to 100 feet away. You can easily set up the Husky using your Wi-Fi network. Keep an eye on your pets and tell them to get off the couch while you’re away from home with the EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus—another effective model the company offers. This pan-and-tilt indoor home security camera features a 92-degree field of view and 360-degree capability that lets homeowners view the entire room. The camera offers night vision range of up to 33 feet when it’s dark, and it also includes two-way audio. Another option is the EZVIZ Mini Plus, which is a compact indoor camera that can be set up almost anywhere with its optional magnet base. The Mini Plus has amazing detail for its small size. It records in 1080p and sends all the video to your phone or computer. The camera offers a 135-degree viewing angle and two-way audio. No matter where you are, EZVIZ cloud services and smart home video technology can help you feel like you’re home—right from the palm of your hand.
Ninja Coffee Bar System (www.NinjaKitchen.com) – $199.00
The Ninja Coffee Bar System will bring out the Barista in anyone. Far more than a coffee maker, this able appliance facilitates a coffee house experience in the comfort of your own kitchen. It comes complete with integrated frother, six brew sizes and five brew types, including the Ninja exclusive Café Forte that amplifies and enhances the natural subtle flavors of your favorite coffee. You can make a full carafe for visitors or different individual specialty drinks for yourself every day. The Ninja Coffee Bar System provides endless options for delicious, custom-crafted coffee beverages all without leaving home.
Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO (www.NinjaKitchen.com) – $129.00
Here’s a fab find for fitness-minded fathers. With one base and two interchangeable vessels, the 1200-watt Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO device easily switches from a powerful nutrient and vitamin extractor to a versatile nutrient fusion processor. The nutrient extraction feature unlocks existing hidden vitamins, minerals and other healthy components by blending whole fruits and vegetables, including portions that are normally discarded, and breaking them down to create an array of delicious, nutrient-rich juices and smoothies. The nutrient fusion function creates a blend from foods that contain nutrients like fruits, vegetables and other victuals, transforming diverse, fresh ingredients into flavorful meals, snacks and desserts.
BELLA 6QT Pressure Cooker (www.BellaHousewares.com) – $79.99
Dad always pressed for time? Have a family dinner ready fast with this 6-quart electric pressure cooker also from BELLA. Life’s full of daily pressures and stress, so let this appliance take on the task of helping you prepare a quick and delicious meal for the family or for a get-together with friends. This versatile model comes with 10 pre-programmed functions including sauté, slow cook, stew and steam. It cooks up to 70% faster than conventional cooking and its removable non-stick cooking pot and accessories are dishwasher safe, so clean up is a breeze. Whether you’re whipping up a gourmet meal or looking for good old-fashioned comfort food, the BELLA 6QT Pressure Cooker can make dinnertime a no-brainer.
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***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or sponsored at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***