With Valentine’s Day upon us, our minds turn to gift giving. Even if you don’t feel like giving someone else a gift, or you’ve already got that covered with a big box of chocolates, it’s the perfect time to get yourself the gift of a shiny new gadget. We love these: They give work and entertainment a little more punch.
Check out these 10 must-have gadgets that will give your work and entertainment a little more punch.
It doesn’t get more hassle-free than this. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 charges itself whenever there’s light — and stays charged for at least three months in total darkness — so you can say good-bye to battery hassles. It’s also only a third of an inch thick.
Protect your tablet and take your work and play everywhere you go with the ZAGGkeys PROfolio+. Combining an ultra-thin, lightweight design with patented keyboard technology, the PROfolio+ offers a complete mobile experience for the Apple iPad.
Island-style keys provide maximum spacing in a compact Bluetooth keyboard for an authentic, relaxed feel. The open keyboard layout reduces fatigue during long typing sessions, making the PROfolio+ perfect for maximizing the utility and convenience of the iPad.
Have you ever missed a call because you couldn’t hear your phone? Or found yourself constantly checking for a new text, email, or Facebook message? The COOKOO watch will let you know what’s happening on your phone in real time — even if you can’t see or reach it. Along with the COOKOO CONNECTED APP, the COOKOO watch is designed to simplify your life. The COOKOO watch has a beautifully designed analog watch face with easy-to-read icons to display the information you need anywhere, anytime. The smart, user-friendly interface will easily keep you connected and help manage your phone, apps, and social networks.
The COOKOO App keeps you in control of the alerts and notifications you receive on the COOKOO watch. Use the default settings or customize your own based on your lifestyle. Select which notifications you want to receive and whether you want to be notified by an icon, beep, or vibration.
Cost: $129.99 – $249.99
With the touch-control air-presenter technology in the Genius Ring Presenter, you have full access to control PowerPoint slides: Play/Exit, Last/Next Page, Left button and Laser pointer anywhere in the room when doing a presentation. Ring Presenter also comes with the in-air mouse function so you can use actual mouse functions like cursor movement, left/middle/right buttons, dragging and four-way scrolling. Ring Presenter is a great tool for browsing Internet pages and documents in locations such as a bus, plane, train or school lectures.
Cost: About $40
Pocket Projector for iPhone 4 and 4S has a super-bright 15-lumen LED projector lamp to ensure clearer, more brilliant videos and iPhone slide shows than other pico projectors. 640×360 native display resolution projects up to 50″ (diagonal) images. Focus adjustment lets you control image clarity while the integrated 0.5W speaker delivers the audio.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Leave your pricey smartphone at home on your adventures. TOF is the cellphone that you can take wherever you go. Its exclusive model is designed to endure water splashes and dust and it’s also shock resistant. It’s a solar-charging phone, which means you won’t need electricity, only sunlight, to charge your cellphone. Its multi-band technology lets you talk around the world. Its 1.8″ LCD screen allows you to view the excellent picture quality captured with the 1.3 MP camera. You can also enjoy the latest hits with your MP3 player and FM radio and share information through Bluetooth.
This All-in-One mobile mount for tablets, smartphones and cameras can change shape, grab onto nearly anything, and allow users to be hands-free anywhere. Use at the gym, on-the-go (attach to headrest), in the office, on a bike, on a boat and anywhere you would use a camera tripod.
The Women’s Discreet Phone Call Receiver Bracelet lets you quietly interact with your phone without interrupting a meeting or while in a restaurant, club, or any event. This cool design vibrates to let you know who is calling and with a digital display of the number or caller ID. It’s ideal for driving, as you can decide whether or not you want to answer without reaching for the phone. Vibration feature is ideal for the hard of hearing. Connects to any phone via Bluetooth.
With a battery that lasts up to 11 hours and the industry’s most advanced security features, MiFi 2 lets you connect with confidence and power through your day. Experience 4G LTE speeds on up to 10 Wi-Fi devices including laptops, tablets, smartphones, eReaders, gaming consoles and more. MiFi 2’s brilliant 2.8-inch interactive touchscreen enables you to manage network and device preferences, manage data usage, view, block and unblock connected devices, turn on media and file sharing and more. Plus you can see battery life, network, signal strength and number of connected devices at a glance. In addition to standard Wi-Fi and device security features, MiFi 2 supports advanced features including VPN pass-through, Wi-Fi protected setup, NAT firewall, anti CSRF, session timeout, block retry attempts, admin password hash and the ability to manage connected devices directly on the touch screen.
Cost: Pricing through AT&T
The Backup Plus portable drive from Seagate is the simple way to protect and share your entire digital life — without getting in the way of the rest of your life. You can protect your data with easy, flexible backups; automatically save photos from your social networks; share photos and videos to social networks with a click. Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800.
Cost: From $79.99