Christmas is just around the corner. For those procrastinators and last minute shoppers, there's still time to get that last minute tech gift.
$25 - $35
When it comes to mobile phone screen protectors, there are two schools of thought. For those who believe they are necessary, application of the screen protector is often a challenge. Tylt solves the application problem with an innovative alignment tool called ALIN which promises to perfectly apply that screen protector for either the iPhone 5/5s or Samsung S4. Each package comes with 4 screen protector and the applicator and sells for $25.
Divoom Bluetune Bean is an affordable Bluetooth speaker that provides impressive audio for its size. It's a minimalist design that sports an on/off button and phone button for use as a speakerphone. The $30 Bluetune Bean is available in a variety of colors and is small enough to fit in some pockets.
Tylt Ruggd is a rugged case for the Samsung S4 which adds ideal protection to the delicate Samsung S4 without adding too much weight or bulk. It sells for $35 and is available in a variety of colors.
$50 - $100
JLAB has designed the EPIC from scratch building an ear bud system that offers 1000 + configuration for the perfect custom fit. It is one of the most comfortable ear buds I have ever tested. Build quality is excellent and the sound quality is rich. List price is $70 but it's currently on sale for $50.
Nakamichi is returning to the U.S. market with several offerings including the Nakamichi BT304. The Bluetooth headphone pairs easily with mobile phones and tablets and features a built-in mic for use as a speakerphone. It sells for $56 and is available at Sears.
Nakamichi also offers the NK Shockwave Bluetooth desktop speaker. It's a 5w x 2 stereo speakers that fills most average rooms with excellent sound. At 2 pounds, it's a bit heavy to carry around but it does run on rechargeable batteries lasting 6 - 7 hours. It also features a mic for use as a speakerphone. It sells for $72 and is available at Sears.
For anyone who owns the Samsung S4, battery drain can be a real issue especially when using GPS. Tylt offers a battery pack case that is really two cases in one. The 2,350 mAh Energi Sliding Power Case ships with two inner cases and can be used with or without the power pack. Couples who own two Samsung S4 can buy one Energi and share the power pack when necessary. At $100, it's a bit steep for case but the design offers maximum flexibility and does not force you to carry the bulk of a battery pack when it's not needed.