Looking for a unique and innovative gift for a special someone this year? Jordan Edelson, founder and CEO of Appetizer Mobile, has identified nine highly sought after devices for this holiday season. From tablets to smartphones to innovative new scanners and 3D printers, there are a lot of new gadgets and gizmos to choose from. To help you choose the right gift, Edelson has provided guidance on which devices to give to whom, based on how tech-savvy the recipients are, their interests, age and current collection of devices.
Appetizer Mobile, located in New York, NY, is a creative mobile application development, consulting and marketing company. The company provides services for clients to generate new revenue channels and maximize their ROI. Appetizer Mobile utilizes both agile and scrum development processes.
Innovative Holiday Gifts
Click through for nine must-have gifts that will be at the top of most holiday wish lists this year, as identified by Jordan Edelson, founder and CEO of Appetizer Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was one of the most highly anticipated devices this year and it will continue to be through the holiday season. Complete with the S-Pen, VoLTE calling and Wi-Fi calling, a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and a UV and oxygen saturation sensor, the device strikes the perfect balance of work and play, making this the best gift for someone who likes to multi-task in the Android space. The Galaxy Note 4 is available on all major U.S. networks and costs $299 on a two-year contract or $700 – $800 off contract.
Motorola Droid Turbo
The Droid Turbo is a great gift for someone who is a “power user” and concerned about their device’s battery life. Perhaps a family member who travels often or tends to do a lot of work from their phone. It is limited only to Verizon’s network, but at the very reasonable price of $199 on a two-year for 32GB and $249 for the 64GB model.
Google Nexus 6
If you’re looking to purchase a gift for someone who takes tech and customization very seriously, the Nexus 6 is the most powerful Android handset available. With side-loading applications installed from third-party websites outside of the app store, this device gives the user the most control. Also, with a 5.96-inch 2560×1440 display, the Nexus 6 is best suited for people who enjoy movies, videos, gaming, e-books, and surfing the web from their smartphone.
If you’re buying a gift for an innovator in the art world, the HP Sprout is the latest computer with projector and scanner. This device allows you to create images on the table top in front of you and scan items in 3D and manipulate them. This will be an extremely popular gift among early adopters of technology.
Amazon Fire HD 6″
The Amazon Fire HD 6 starts at a very attractive $99, which will make it a hot gift this season. A variety of family-friendly functions make it great for kids and the mayday support button also makes it extremely easy to navigate. The simplicity of the device will make this a popular buy for young kids, grandparents and anyone who is just starting to get involved in the tech space.
Android Shield Tablet
If you’re buying for a friend who is into gaming, the Android Shield Tablet is graphically and esthetically the best device on the market. Using Android 5.0 lollipop, the device offers an organized, refined user interface and supports gaming software in a fluid and more animated way.
iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 plus is the obvious choice for someone who lives in the Apple ecosystem. The iPhone 6 plus was built to coordinate with all other Apple devices, so Edelson suggests staying in that ecosystem. The same goes for the iPad Air 2, if you’re shopping for a tablet.
This is a great stocking stuffer for your techie. Especially for someone who seemingly has all the devices they could ever need, the EasyACC charger lets you charge your devices when there is no electrical outlet around
Cube 3D Printer
If you’re in the market for an expensive gift for a friend or family member who is the creative type, you’ll want to check out the Cube 3D Printer. The device actually builds physical objects from digital designs. The device is $999, so it will be best suited for designers and artists willing to advance with the technology.