If you’re stuck for gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
Any of these are perfect for Mac, iPad, or iPhone owners… and a few will make even regular people happy.
Enjoy… and don’t forget to check out - No Problem Mac – Gift Guide For 2013 – Part 2
Netflix Subscription ($7.99 – $95.88) - You can watch Netflix on a Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. It’s perfect for movie watching in bed, at office meetings, or in line at the DMV.
You won’t get the latest blockbusters, but they have a decent selection of movies and TV shows and a terrific collection of documentaries.
Subscriptions start at 1 month for $7.99 and increase to $95.88 for a full year. It’s a terrific surprise gift for someone with a new iPad or iPhone.
Threadless iPhone Case ($27 and Up) - Threadless work with independent artists to create some the coolest t-shirts and hoodies you’ll find on the web. Last year they started making iPhone cases with these same great designs. There are now over 300 to choose from.
Size-wise these make a great stocking stuffer and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more unique gift. If you’d like more info, check out my post - Threadless – T-Shirts… And Now Over 300 Custom iPhone Cases
Magic Trackpad ($69) - Apple embed more gesture controls with each new version of OSX. Some of these are difficult or even impossible to initiate on a Magic Mouse, but you can do them all on a Magic Trackpad. With a glass surface it’s easy to swipe between Applications, get to Mission Control, show the Desktop, or just scroll up and down. The entire surface of the Magic Trackpad is a button so you can click on objects just a you would with a traditional mouse.
I’m a big fan of the Magic Trackpad. Tell the lucky recipient of this gift that they should give it at least a day to get used to.
GTA Car Kit ($89 and Up) - Connecting an iPhone or iPod to a car stereo system is difficult with older model cars. Most people rely on an FM transmitter and tune in their iPod on the car radio. The sound ranges from poor to absolutely crap.
You get the best sound if you connect directly to your car’s sound system.
GTA sell Car kits for almost every model out there. A Car Kit is wire rig with a plug that attaches to the back of the car radio and a plug on the other end that connects to your iPod. Once installed, you can control your iPod or iPhone with the standard CD controls on the car radio or from controls on your steering wheel.
The hardest part of the installation is pulling the radio out of the dashboard. You need a pair of Radio Keys. These are available at most auto shops for less than $10. Videos on the GTA site walk you through the install and you won’t believe how straightforward it is - GTA Install On 2003 Mazda Protege. I installed a kit in my car in about 10 minutes. The sound is stellar.
Koehler Moxie Showerhead ($129 – $259) - The ultimate gift for those that love to sing in the shower. The Moxie is a conical speaker that fits into a specially designed showerhead. The result…a great shower with a terrific soundtrack. I can attest to this personally.
The Moxie streams sound by connecting to your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone using bluetooth. The Moxie speaker can be slipped out of the showerhead letting you bring music wherever you want. A lithium-rechargeable battery provides up to 7 hours of play.
If you’d like more info on the Moxie, check out my July post - Get Moxie… and Shower With A Soundtrack.
Pebble ($150) - Pebble is a smartwatch that communicates with your iPhone using bluetooth. Glance at your watch and you can see who’s calling, read text messages, and emails, and… tell the time. With iOS7 you can send almost any notification to the Pebble. A free App lets you customize watch faces, add games, and other useful utilities. The screen is transreflective LCD that can be easily read in sunlight. In the dark, a shake of your wrist turns on the display’s backlight. The Pebble comes in Black, White, Red, Gray and Orange.
I bought one a few weeks ago and I love it. I’ve only covered a handful of Pebble’s features. If you want to know more – Discover Pebble.
That’s it for now. Have a fantastic weekend and remember to come back on Monday for Part 2 of the Gift Guide.
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