Stocking Stuffers and Secret Santa
Looking to fill your loved ones’ stockings with treats they’re truly appreciate and use? Or maybe need a good Secret Santa gift for the office party? Simply Computing’s got lots of great options that won’t break the bank or enlarge the waistband.
Who hates having to choose between warm hands and the ability to use the touchscreen on their iPhone or iPad? Everybody does. That makes Digits the perfect gift for anyone with ten fingers. Made with special conductive fibers in the fingertips, these gloves enable accurate and responsive gesturing with any finger on either hand. The insides’ unique GripTrak pattern also provides a slip-free grip, while the microfleece lining ensures warmth and softness. Digits are even hand-washable, so you’ll be able to use them winter after winter.
Nothing is more annoying than running out of power just when you need your device most or worse yet, when you’ve forgotten to hit “save.” Be a hero this holiday season by giving the gift of additional time and peace of mind with a battery pack. Compatible with tablets, smartphones and USB devices, the PowerStation is versatile as well as sleek. Using smart technology to identify the plugged-in device, the pack will deliver the quickest charge possible without overheating or damage. And with a four-light LED status indicator, you’ll never have to worry about this backup running out of power either.
Being eco-friendly is all the rage. You can demonstrate how hip you are by gifting one of these backpacks made of fabric woven from recycled water bottles and recyclable zipper pulls. But the Balance EcoSmart isn’t all fad – it also has an advanced ergonomic design to distribute load evenly, is weather resistant and contains strategically placed pockets for accessories. Furthermore, the laptop section includes a SafePort Sling Plus in addition to the usual padding to protect your computer against drops.
For the Forgetful:
A Tile is a Bluetooth tracker which, in conjunction with an app, can help you locate lost items or your phone. In short, the app can make the tile emit noise or at least tell you it’s last known location if it’s out of range or battery. Vice versa, pressing tile will cause your phone to ring. In fancier versions than the Mate original model, the Tile Sport offers a rugged and waterproof design. Tile Style provides the most elegant look, while Tile Pro is the first type to offer a rechargeable battery. Whichever you choose, your giftee will be thanking you over and over each time they loose and then find their stuff.
Tiles can get battered and are difficult to swap out. Herschel’s purpose-made key chains encase the Tile in pebbled leather. They also include a snap button belt-loop that can easily be attached or detached for different items. Available in brown or black, these protective sleeves are functional and fashionable.
For Music-Lovers and Talkers On-The-Go:
Big sound in a tiny package – that’s what you’ll be giving when you gift a Blue Piston Volume 2. With a bass bumping 52mm sound driver and 8 hours of play time from a rechargeable battery, this fit-in-your-pocket speaker is ideal for anyone who wants to take the party wherever they go. Also featuring a built-in, high-quality microphone, up to four hours talk time and an attached anti-slip pad, this speaker can double as a wireless and hands-free phone device.
If the music lover on your list is outdoorsy, they might enjoy owning a WONDERBOOM. Hardier than most portable Bluetooth speakers, this UE product is not only waterproof, but floats and can withstand being immersed in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes! Furthermore, this product doesn’t sacrifice versatility for ruggedness. It will play for 10 hours non-stop, can be paired with two Bluetooth enabled source devices at a time, and be played with a second WONDERBOOM from the same source.
Airpods are easy to lose and pricey to replace. If someone you know owns some, help them avoid sorrow by gifting them with one of these full-grain leather protective cases. The case closes tightly with a metal snap and includes a swivelling metal clip, allowing it to be securely attached to a belt loop or bag strap. The AirSnap also has a bottom cut-out so the Airpods Charging Case held inside can be plugged in without removing it from its protective covering. Available in black, cognac and teal, this case provides the perfect blend of style and security.
We’re all so attached to our devices nowadays that we want to bring them with us when we travel. Herschel’s universal Travel Adapter is therefore the perfect gift for anyone going abroad to the U.K, Europe, Australia or China. And at less than 3x2x2.5 inches, the unit won’t take up much space or weight-allowance when they’re packing.
If you have any rough-camping or hiking enthusiasts on your shopping list, they’d probably love to add a Solar Power Bank with Flashlight to their emergency supplies. Providing up to five charges for USB devices when fully-charged itself, this battery pack can then be recharged via its solar panels if additional power is needed. With an IP54 rating, this bank will hold up against wet and dusty conditions. As added bonuses, the device will even charge two devices simultaneously and contains an LED flashlight for illumination or sending emergency signals.
With many of us moving towards wireless headphones, airplanes’ and gym machines’ continued use of audio-jacks is just plain annoying. Luckily, Twelve South invented the AirFly. This device plugs into a wired-audio jack, then passes the sound via Bluetooth to a pair of wireless headphones. The adapter’s built-in battery will last up to eight hours before requiring a recharge via USB. No larger than an AirPods case, it also won’t take up much space in your carry-on or gym bag.
Still not sure what to give? Drop by one of our locations where a staff member will be happy to help guide you to the perfect gift. We have lots more small presents available for any budget and relationship:
- selfie sticks
- iPhone cases
- glass protectors and cleaners
- flash drives
- keyboard protectors
- iPad sleeves
- cables, chargers and adaptors
Have a safer 2021 with New Year’s resolutions that will help you secure your devices, avoid email and text scams, and stay safe from malware, as well as benefit from the security and ease-of-use of password managers, which can even fill in passwords for iPhone apps.
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