Where’s the remote? This is a cry often heard in my household. It’s usually followed by, “which one,” a ritual that occurs on a regular basis, most often on a Friday or Saturday night. After fiddling and fumbling, looking under the couch between the cushions or maybe under the newspaper, the missing remote is usually found along with another you weren’t looking for, yet. However sometimes, like in the case of the pocket-size Apple remote, it may be destined to never be found.
I recently had an opportunity to be a guest at the London Drugs Retail Tech Group Conference and Trade show in Whistler, BC. It’s really nice to see that, even while technology is growing at an exponential rate, there’s still plenty of room for face-to-face interaction and one-on-one product demonstrations. Truth be told, it makes a whale of a difference. There were about 60 vendors in attendance and we managed to see a number of new and nifty things, many of which would make ideal gifts for the holidays. While it would be impossible to cover the whole gamut of what I saw in a short time, here are a few items, in no particular order, that I thought stood out and would make some great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
When we imagine rugged and waterproof, the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s practical, i.e., ugly and bulky, so accessories manufacturer, Seidio, has set out to debunk that myth. After taking lessons from their OBEX for iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3, they went back to the drawing board for their latest model for the Galaxy S4.
Still undecided on what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Here are a few last minute items for you to ponder on that cover a broad spectrum, since we all know our Dad’s are unique. If not for Dad, these can also make great gifts for anyone at anytime or maybe even something you’ve always wanted for yourself.