Gift Guide 2013

  • Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Darrell and I spent a good chunk of our last Droidcast discussing some Android-centric holiday picks, but we felt that one of those choices could use a bit more fleshing out. That said, we took a moment to stop bickering and share some thoughts on Google and LG’s Nexus 5, a device that wound up being our favorite Android phone of the holiday season. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Four Sweet Presents For Your Sweetheart

    Gift Guide: Four Sweet Presents For Your Sweetheart

    The most important gift you give this holiday season will be the gift you give your sweetheart. After all, this is the person you get sex from. That said, these are some cute last-minute ideas that will keep you out of the dog house come New Years Eve. Read More

  • Gift Guide: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Gift Guide: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Friends, the moments are ticking away and it won’t be long at all before your tranquil living rooms turn into wrapping paper-strewn war zones. What’s that? You haven’t done your shopping yet? Well, we’ve decided to take a quick break from our more thematic gift guides and give you the straight dope on the gadgets and gifts that just make our lives a little better. Read… Read More

  • Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Technology and nature seem in constant conflict, but they can be better together. And tech enthusiasts aren’t by default mutually exclusive with people who love the outdoors, which is why we’ve put together a whole gift guide featuring stuff that scratches that techie itch but also should help you conquer (or live in peaceful harmony with, if that’s what you’re… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Five Kitchen Gadgets Your Foodie Will Eat Right Up

    Gift Guide: Five Kitchen Gadgets Your Foodie Will Eat Right Up

    More food is consumed during the holiday season than any other time. But that’s the thing with food; you can’t stay full forever. And so these gadgets, services and tools should serve your food-friendly loved ones quite handily. We’ll cover a range of products, including an ingredient-delivery service, a magical scale that measures the nutrition of your food, and one very… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Tools And Toys For The Amateur Or Master Photographer

    Gift Guide: Tools And Toys For The Amateur Or Master Photographer

    Taking pictures is fun, frustrating and rewarding. But the right gear helps minimize the frustration and bump up the other two. This guide covers a range of photographers, from amateur mobile shooters to those with the best gear operating at or near the professional level, so there should be something for everyone. And remember: When in doubt, batteries. Read More

  • Gift Guide: For The Tech-Savvy Music Lover And Audio Enthusiast

    Gift Guide: For The Tech-Savvy Music Lover And Audio Enthusiast

    The holidays are a time when music fills the air, thanks to carollers and tinned music played through mall speakers. Both of those things sound horrible compared to the items in this gift guide, which are all chosen to delight the auditory sense, and vetted against a number of comparable items that don’t quite match their musical mastery. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

    Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

    As a convert to the standing desk lifestyle, I wondered just what I could do to further expand my alternative loafing lifestyle. To that end I brought a desk treadmill into the home, a decision that I have yet to regret. The model I’m trying, the Rebeldesk Rebel Treadmill 1000 (a bold name, to be sure) costs $749 and maxes out at 2 miles per hour. If anything I can report that… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Be Super-Healthy On A Shoestring Budget

    Gift Guide: Be Super-Healthy On A Shoestring Budget

    Are you tired of watching expensive gadgets turn your friends into Abercrombie models? Well, my pudgy popper, we’ve got a holiday gift guide that’ll give you five more ab packs without breaking your piggy bank. Standing Desk Vs. Cardboard Box It’s well-known that sitting all day long is slowing killing us, so a few savvy furniture manufacturers have begun to market chic… Read More

  • Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    It’s Thanksgiving in the States and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact stores will be open tonight so you can elbow your way into a scrum of bargain hunters and frotteurists. I’m here to tell you it’s a sucker’s game, at least when it comes to consumer electronics and computer hardware. Read More

  • Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog… the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart. Read More

  • Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

    Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

    Late-night TV commercial stalwarts Neat may seem a little chintzy at first blush but rest assured that their products – essentially very simple document scanners – are surprisingly good. Their latest version, the $499 NeatConnect, is a completely wireless scanning solution that lets you scan documents to services like Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Skydrive, and Google Drive. You can… Read More