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5 Christmas gift ideas for techies 2013, gadgets, fashion, tech

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With Christmas just days away, you may still be searching for that perfect gift for someone who has a passion for all things tech. Here are a few gift ideas and stocking stuffers for tech lovers to for any budget. As of Friday (Dec. 20), many retailers are offering free expedited shipping options for guaranteed delivery before December 25.

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Actiontec Wireless Network Extender: There’s always a few areas of the house that have poor to no wireless reception at all. Actiontec has a solution with its Wireless Network Extender with MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) and Gigabit Ethernet (WCB300N), bringing Wi-Fi to every corner of the home. It works by mirroring the signal of the home’s wireless router using either a wired internet or MoCA connection so that users can stay connected. It’s compatible with any DSL or Cable modem and offers a reliable, high performing Wi-Fi connection with its dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio features. With the Actiontec Wireless Network Extender, techies will get the most out of their broadband experience. Connectivity issues will be long gone with the ability to stream music, videos or installing a gaming console like Xbox One or Playstation 4 in any area of the house. The Actiontec Wireless Network Extender is currently available at Amazon for $141.05 and for its regular retail price of $149.99. Both retailers are offering free expedited shipping for orders to arrive before Christmas Day.

Autographer Wearable Camera: For the photo enthusiastic techie, the Autographer wearable camera provides hours of hands free photo capturing. This nifty little gadget can be worn around the neck with a lanyard or clipped to a shirt or jacket pocket, just clip and go. Autographer can be set to take up to 200 still images every 2 hours and comes with 8GB of internal storage that can hold up to 28,000 photos. The 5MP camera takes great looking photos, even in low light conditions thanks to five built in sensors, making it the first intelligent wearable camera. Autographer is ideal for everyday use to capture special moments without having to fumble for a camera or cell phone. Imagine all the great concert and vacation photos that can be taken without missing a beat. Autographer comes with a price tag of $399 and can be purchased from, with free express shipping to arrive before Christmas Day.

DigiPals Phone Case/Pouch/Cleaner: Any techie would appreciate a practical, multi-functional gift for their mobile device. The DigiPals pouch/cleaner is made out of soft microfiber that simultaneously protects and cleans. The main zippered compartment securely stores an iPhone and most similar sized smartphones, an mp3 player or a small camera. Devices tend to collect grease and dirt from normal use and cleaning with DigiPals is as simple as rubbing the device while its stored inside the pouch. For additional storage, a small extra zippered compartment can keep earbuds, an ID card or a stick of lip balm tucked away. DigiPals comes in four cute animal designs to choose from including a monkey, an owl, a penguin and a turtle. Don’t let these adorable storage pouches fool you, DigiPals makes a great gift for anyone from age 8 to 80 and is also a great stocking stuffer. Priced at $14.99, DigiPals can be purchased at DigiPals online, why not collect them all this holiday season?

Duracell GoPower Overnighter Backup Portable Battery: Tech lovers who are on-the-go usually own two or more mobile devices and would appreciate a portable charger. The Duracell GoPower Overnighter backup battery is a compact universal portable power bank that can quickly charge up smartphones, tablets and mp3 players. Small enough to fit in any bag, the GoPower Overnighter backup battery is 4.28 inches in length, 2.8 in width and weighs 5.29 ounces.The 4400 mAh rechargeable battery has enough power to charge up a smartphone up to 2 times and is compatible with all iPhones including the iPhone 5S and 5C. It also works with smartphones from Samsung S4, HTC One, Nokia and Blackberry smartphones, tablets, mp3 players and any other USB enabled devices. It’s equipped with a USB (out) port and a micro USB (in) port and devices can be charged via USB or wirelessly on any Duracell PowerMat. On sale for $59.99 from it’s regular retail price of $79.99, the GoPower Overnighter backup battery is available at Duracell, Amazon and Adorama.

Wrking Title Digi-Stealth Beanie: Roc Nation hip-hop artist Wale debuted his own fashion accessory line this year, “Wrkng Title”. Included in the fall 2013 collection is the Digi-Stealth slouchy beanie hat. It’s made of 50 percent wool and 50 percent acrylic to keep any tech enthusiast warm during the cold winter months. Paying homage to technology, the Digi-Stealth knit beanie features a digital looking pattern reminiscent of vintage computer and video game graphics. Wale’s accessory line merges the influences of street and designer fashions, evident in his signature knit beanie featuring the “Wrkng Title” moniker. The “Lotus Flower Bomb” rapper partnered fashion experts from Billionaire Boys Club to Donna Karan to successfully execute his vision for the accessory line. The Wrkng Title Digi-Stealth slouchy beanie comes in two colorways, “Marine Multi” and “Olive Multi” and is available online at Wrkng Title for $38.


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