Gift Guide: Tech and Gadgets

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Here are our top picks in the Tech and Gadgets category.

By Capper’s Farmer Editors

Fitness Tracker

The iFitness Pulse can help you meet your fitness goals while keeping fashion and style in mind. It allows the user to track their calories and steps, their heart rate, and even their sleep.

The tracker also features a clock, alarm capabilities, a sedentary reminder, a stopwatch, Bluetooth, and a distance tracker. In addition, it’s water-resistant and includes a colorful LCD screen. It can be connected via Bluetooth to your smartphone (carrying iOS version 7.2 and up or Android 4.4 and up) using the free mobile app available in the Apple and Google Play stores.

Available in a variety of styles and colors, the face is a little less than 1-inch square, with a metal accent, and the silicone strap measures 10 inches and features a buckle closure. The tracker includes a face and two straps, so you can switch them out as desired.

Available at iTouch Wearables, as well as Walmart.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Great style and design.
  • Nice to be able to switch the straps.
  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Easy to use and pair with a smartphone.
  • Makes counting calories and tracking steps a breeze.
  • Very affordable.

Phone Screen Magnifier

The 12-Inch 3D Screen Magnifier with Bluetooth Speaker and Foldable Stand magnifies your smartphone screen to avoid visual fatigue when watching movies or videos, while at the same time providing quality sound. It works with all smartphones with a screen size less than 8 inches, and comes with a USB charging cable. It can also be powered by a rechargeable battery (not included).

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Clear picture and great sound.
  • Simple to use, and so much easier on the eyes.
  • Great for using on an airplane, with headphones.
  • Keeps kids entertained in the vehicle on long road trips.
  • Very cool gadget.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Soundcast’s VG5 Bluetooth Speaker is rated IP64, so it’s safe in the rain, snow, fog, sand, and dust. It can even be used in extreme temperatures (-4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit) without experiencing a loss in audio quality.

The tower speaker weighs less than 12 pounds, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go. It features a vertical design, with speakers that deliver 360-degree sound, and an equalizer that provides balanced sound quality. It combines a down-firing 6-inch woofer and a pair of 3-inch aluminum, dome drivers for crystal clear audio, whether it’s playing quietly or turned up loud.

It has a backlit touch keypad, and a gauge that shows power, battery level, and volume. It runs on a high-capacity rechargeable battery pack, and can play for up to 10 hours, depending on the volume level. It measures approximately 17 inches tall by 8 inches wide and deep.

Available at Soundcast, as well as Best Buy.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Amazing sound quality, even when turned all the way up.
  • Easily portable.
  • Plays loud, and has great bass, which is hard to find in a Bluetooth speaker.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Holds a good charge.
  • Perfect for outdoor use.

Power Bank

Skullcandy’sStash Portable Power Bank packs an entire day’s worth of power, and even includes a USB to USB-C charging cable. Depending on the size of the device you’re charging, the power bank can deliver 6 hours of power on a large tablet, or up to 24 hours on a phone. It’s no larger than most phones, features a slim design with smooth edges, and it’s available in five colors.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Holds a lot of power.
  • Charges phones and tablets quickly.
  • Once you’ve used it, you won’t want to be without it.
  • Perfect for traveling.
  • Small enough to carry in a purse or pocket.

Solar Watch

With its mid-size case that features a dynamic design and red accents, Casio’sEdifice EQS920DB-1AVCR Solar-Powered Watch for men emanates style and functionality. Paired with a smartphone, the watch can access the correct time in its current location, and up to 300 cities worldwide. It’s solar powered, so you never have to worry about the battery dying, and it’s water-resistant to 328 feet, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Its stylish design is sophisticated enough for the office, yet sporty enough for the ballpark and pool.

Available at Casio, as well as Amazon.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Tough, well-made watch with a nice design.
  • Easy to pair with a smartphone.
  • Solar capability provides a great charge.
  • Has lots of functions, including a stopwatch and alarms.
  • Easy-to-read face.
  • Looks great with any attire, from dress clothes to gym clothes.

Trail Camera

Campark’sT45 Trail Camera features a 14 megapixel camera for clearer images, 1080P resolution for sharper videos, three sensors for faster trigger speed, infrared LEDs for clear night vision, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens for an excellent broader view. The trail cam is waterproof and dustproof (IP56 rating), and has a distance detection of 65 feet.

A tree belt, tree mount, USB cable, and 3 screws are included. It’s powered by batteries (not included), and can be used with a micro SD card (also not included).

In addition to hunting, the trail camera is also ideal for monitoring the farm and livestock, as well as for use as a home security camera.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Sturdy, well-built trail cam.
  • Excellent photo and video quality, both during the day and at night.
  • Great trigger sensitivity and motion detection.
  • Easy to set up and monitor.
  • Simple to attach to a tree.
  • Quality trail cam.

Wireless Printer

Epson’sEcoTank ET-2760 is a 3-in-1 wireless printer, copier, and scanner. It features cartridge-free printing with supersized ink tanks, voice-activated printing, two-sided printing and copying, a 1.44-inch color display, and wireless connectivity that makes it possible to print from tablets and smartphones. In addition, it comes with a bottle of black, cyan, magenta, and yellow ink — enough to print 6,000 (color) to 7,500 (black) pages, which averages out to about 1 cent per color page compared to 20 cents with cartridges. There’s also a memory card slot (card not included) for computer-free printing.

Available at Epson, as well as Amazon.

Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors:

  • Setup is simple, with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Inks tanks are extremely easy to fill, and not messy at all.
  • Print quality is great, and the scanner works wonderfully.
  • Wireless printing option works perfectly.
  • Love being able to print photos directly from a smartphone and tablet.
  • Durable, yet lightweight, so it’s easy to transport if needed.

Capper’s Farmer 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Categories

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