Gift Guide 2012

Gift Guide: Dyson DC44 Animal Wireless Vacuum Cleaner

The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dyson.com/vacuums/handhelds/dc44/dc44-animal.aspx">DC44 from Dyson</a> is truly an Animal. It's as good as it gets in the land of vacuum cleaners, with a wirele

Gift Guide: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

You waited this long, you might as well go big: Apple's smaller 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is a very worthy sequel to the 15-inch variety released this past summer, and while it will still strain the

Gift Guide: ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty Wireless Game Controller

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/13/thinkgeeks-8-bitty-gamepad-promises-fun-times-and-blistered-thumbs/">ThinkGeek's iCade 8-Bitty</a> wireless gaming controller is pretty adorable, though

Gift Guide: JBL Soundfly Airplay Speaker

The JBL Soundfly is a fresh take on the small speaker craze. Instead of relying on a battery for power, the Soundfly sports an electrical plug on the backside. Just plug it into the wall for power and

A Very Makers Gift Guide

It's been a weird year for hardware: the biggest, most news-worthy launches haven't come out of Cupertino or Tokyo but out of small Kickstarter campaigns that have, in the end, raised millions of doll

Gift Guide: The Blancier Grand Cru Watch For The Coffee Lover In Your Life

As we approach crunch time, I've decided to focus on cool gifts that you can still get for those folks who are hardest to buy for. To that end, here's something decidedly cool and/or odd: it's a handm

Gift Guide: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Airplay Speaker

Short Version Bowers & Wilkins Wireless A7 speaker system is as good as it gets when you’re looking for big sound out of a compact design. Setup is incredibly easy thanks to Airplay, which l

Gift Guide: Wolf Watch Winders

Oh, the things watch nerds will do to protect their precious timepieces. If you know someone who is crazy enough to spend a few thousand dollars on an automatic watch, they'll probably want a watch wi

Gift Guide Review: Golla’s Carter Sling Camera Bag

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/27/a-few-new-bag-designs-from-golla/">My first encounter with Golla bags</a> happened at the Mobile World Congress in 2012. Their vibrant display at the ev

Gift Guide: Ten One Design Pogo Connect iPad Stylus

The number of options out there for iPad styli at this point is almost crazy. But Ten One Design has always made solid ones, and the Pogo Connect also adds pressure sensitivity via Bluetooth 4.0. It's

Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand

I know what you're thinking, but stop yourself because this isn't another <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/16/gift-guide-jimmy-jane-form-6-massager/">JimmyJane sex toy review</a>. The

Gift Guide: The Google Nexus 4

Google's latest (and LG's first) Nexus smartphone probably tops many a geek's holiday wishlist, and with good reason. The combination of some impressive hardware and Google's latest version of Android

Gift Guide: Samsung Galaxy Beam

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is an Android powered smartphone that has a pico projector embedded into its top edge so you can beam on-screen content onto a wall or other large surface. As well as projectin

Gift Guide: Kindle Paperwhite

The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Paperwhite-Touch-light/dp/B007OZNZG0">Kindle Paperwhite</a> is Amazon's latest ereader. After four generations of devices, Kindle users expect

Gift Guide: Graphic Novels Worth Buying In Print

Sometimes it's nice to share a good book, and if you know me then you know that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/28/the-paper-i-buy/">most of the books I'm buying</a> are comics and graph

Gift Guide: Lenovo Yoga 13

When Lenovo first announced the Yoga in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/09/lenovo-introduces-the-ideapad-yoga-11-and-13-the-first-tablet-laptop-ultrabook-hybrid/">October</a> nobody knew

Gift Guide: Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves

The Nokia Lumia 920 can be used with any gloves: it's a miracle. But for the vast majority of other smartphones, that's not the case, so there are a variety of sellers making touchscreen compatible gl

Thermovape Will Ship Their Flagship Cera Ceramic Vaporizer This Month

One of our favorite hardware startups is pushing the vape-velope with their new <a target="_blank" href="http://thermovape.com">Cera</a>, a battery-powered vaporizer made almost entirely of stain-resi

Gift Guide: Favorite Board Games For All Ages

Back in the olden days, before the kids had their smartphones and their Nintendo tapes and their Tivo, families used to get together in a room, open a paper box, and remove a set of boards and pieces.

Gift Guide: Hands-On With Lytro’s Latest Features, Perspective Shift And Living Filters

Lytro promised that its camera was only the beginning of the new technology, which allows the user to change focus of the picture after it's taken. The data contained in a single digital image taken w
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