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Capture the Adventure
For the adventurer, this GoPro Hero video camera is the perfect gift. HERO makes it easy to capture and share your world. Featuring high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
Rugged by design
The HERO camera is built directly into a rugged housing that’s waterproof to 131 feet (40 meter). It’s designed to withstand dirt, sand, water and nearly anything else you can throw at it.
Small + lightweight
Weighing just 3.9 ounces, HERO is super small, ultra-portable and perfect for low-profile mounting. Its compact design means you can comfortably wear it or mount it to your gear as you capture your favorite activities.
Prices start at about $130 for the entry level camera. The high end is $400. You will probably want to get the heads trap camera mount and a case, which is an additional $20-$30.
Click here for the high-end GoPro Hero5 (in the cover photo)
The Leatherman – Charge ALX Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel with Leather Sheath
Leatherman was created with one goal in mind, to improve people’s lives by preparing them for the expected and unexpected. Leatherman is committed to staying local, and is proud to support U.S. workers who are dedicated to the quality craftsmanship that goes into each of our original American multi-tools.
FEATURING 18 TOOLS: Needle nose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, crimper, wire stripper, 154CM knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, cutting hook, ruler, can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, 2 large bit drivers, and a small bit driver
While this might at first appear to be a good gift for an older teen boy, if the teen girl on your list likes camping and outdoors, or is like my son’s friend Sara who is assistant stage manager/and does much of the tech work at school, she would love it. Note that the knife is removable, so they can take it to school.
The Leatherman Charge ranges from $140 – $180.
Award Winning Cool – Beats by Dr. Dre
The coolest of cool, these headphones deliver premium playback with fine-tuned acoustics that maximize clarity, breadth, and balance. The comfort-cushion ear cups buffer outside noise for immersive sound so you can experience music the way it was meant to be heard.
A note, there is definitely a cool and a style factor in play for the younger person. No doubt these are very high quality headphones and you cannot go wrong. Note that the stylish metallic colors do come at a premium. If want to shop around, you can get the basic black for $50-$70 less.
These beats headphones are about $230. Less for the non premium colors.
If the person you are buying for is past the need to be cool stage, they might prefer a Bose product instead.
Or an upgrade to the Bose Wireless Noise cancelling headphones, particularly if the person travels a lot. The quiet offered by these headphones allows more rest and relaxation on the trip.
I would say, if the gift is for someone college age or less, go with Dr. Dre, if older, Bose. Either way, you cannot go wrong with these very high-quality headphones.
The Bose Quiet comfort headphones are around $230. The upgrade Noise Cancelling headphones range from $300-$350.
Take the party anywhere
with this wireless waterproof JBL Speaker. The JBL Charge 3 is the ultimate, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package.
The Charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing. Its high-capacity 6,000mAh battery provides 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphones and tablets via its USB output. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button. Wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers to amplify the listening experience.
The JBL Charge 3 ranges from $140-$150. You can pick up the Charge 2 for around $80.
Considering a Gaming Chair?
Nestcam Plug-in-and-go security.
Is everything ok at home? You’re not always around to see what’s going on. With Nest Cam Indoor, you can check in — even when you’re out. 24/7 live streaming. No dead batteries. And a versatile magnetic stand that lets you put it anywhere.
Don’t want to miss a thing? With Nest Aware, you can get a special alert if Nest Cam sees a person and save 10 or 30 days of continuous video history in the cloud. Then speed through it in seconds and quickly find the moment you’re looking for in Sightline.
The Nest way:
- 24/7 live streaming so you can check in anytime.
- 24/7 continuous recording with Nest Aware subscription. So you save everything, just in case.
- Person alerts with Nest Aware subscription, so you know if there’s actually someone there.
- Two-way audio. Hear what’s happening and let a stranger know you’re paying attention.
- Cloud storage. Nest Cam safely and securely stores your video history in the cloud, so you can access it anytime.
- Crisp 1080p video. Nest Cam’s high-quality glass lens, image sensor and 8x digital zoom let you see every detail in full HD.