I know, it’s holiday season and you’re pre-occupied with finding the shortest lines at the mall and catching the best online deals to make everyone happy on your gift list. You don’t have time to even look at anything that has a shipping arrival date past December 25…but you should!
Some awfully cool tech products are slated to hit the market first quarter of 2017 and they might make you wish you hadn’t blown your holiday budget already. Take a look at the list below and then decide if maybe you should gift your friends IOUs this year instead.
For the Freelancer
ZUta Labs – Wireless Pocket Printer – $299
Print anything anywhere on any size paper! This mini printer from ZUta Labs is rechargeable, connects to laptops and smartphones and weighs less than one pound. Perfect for all your friends who like to work remotely and students who can never make it to the computer lab before class. Available for pre-order here.
For the DIYer
Bagel Labs – Bagel – The World’s Smartest Tape Measurer – $72
Say goodbye to having to record measurements with pen or paper or manually entering them into your smartphone. This Bluetooth enabled digital tape measure allows you to take measurements three different ways, automatically uploads your measurements to your smartphone, has a built-in voice recorder and digital screen for displaying measurements, and is rechargeable. Available for pre-order here.
For the Extra Warm Blooded
Evapolar – Personal Airconditioner – $179
Keep your spouse or co-worker from freezing everyone else out when they are feeling warm. The Evapolar is the world’s first personal AC and works on the power of water evaporation, so you can keep your own personal space cool at all times. This tech wonder is actually available now and ships withing seven days of ordering.
For the Ever Trusting
Stilla Motion- Pocket-size Security System – $35
No more asking strangers if they can watch your laptop in the coffee shop or forgetting your umbrella at the bar. This micro personal security easily adheres to your items and notifies you if someone moves them or you’re moving out of range. Stilla Motion has a built in speaker alarm that you can activate on your smartphone to let everyone know someone is who shouldn’t be is touching your stuff. Available for order here.
For the Travel Warrior
Floatti – Super Smart Suitcase – $320 (carry-on)
Why shouldn’t your luggage make your life easier? The new Floatti carry-on has a built-in, detachable charger for your smartphone, an app connected smart-handle that allows you to answer calls, and built in GPS so you always know where your bag is (even if the airline doesn’). It even has a built-in scale that tells you the weight of your bag when packed. Available for order here.
Who wouldn’t want to wait a few months to get these tech toys as gifts?