Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with it comes a plethora of things: friends, family, food, more food, and the inescapable resulting food coma. But hey – it’s Thanksgiving and we are ever so thankful for it all.
But let us not forget another thing that comes with Thanksgiving… Black Friday: the official start of the holiday shopping season. And even though no one’s really fooling us anymore (we see you, day after Halloween Christmas displays), now is the time that all of our holiday gifting worries get kicked into high gear.
But have no fear! While we may not be able to solve all of your gifting dilemmas, we can help with some cool gifts for the tech savvy (or wishfully tech savvy) people in your life. One of the things we’re thankful for this year is being included in Best Buy Ignite, and with their help we’ve rounded up three awesome things from three awesome tech startups for awesome people. Let’s get TECHY.
- SNAKABLE ARMORED CHARGE CABLES — $29.99
For the charge cord abuser/literally all of us
How many cheap charging cables have we collectively bought at drugstores and gas stations, only to have them break at the worst possible moment? The correct answer is TOO MANY. Well Snakable is here to change that. Their patented armor protects the cable at the connectors, where most cables break. So in short, this is basically Superman of charge cables, and at a price point of only around 30 bucks? We’ll take 50.
- TANGRAM SMART JUMP ROPE — $79.99
For the fancy fitness junkie and/or sci-fi nerd
Besides being the most beautiful jump rope we’ve ever seen, this nifty thing pairs with the Smart Gym App to tell you how many calories you've burned and how long you've been exercising for with beautiful glowing lights that will make any jumproper feel like they’ll be beamed up to the Starship Enterprise as soon as they reach their calorie burn goal.
You can also purchase some brightly colored handle grips for these for $9.99 each, just in case you didn’t think it was cool looking enough.
- Wearsafe Tag & 6 Months of Wearsafe Service — $30
For the runner/hiker/traveler/person with hands & a smartphone
Wearsafe is our amazing (shameless plug) Peer-to-Peer Safety technology, and this little Tag acts like an activator for our Wearsafe App. So whether your S.O. runs into trouble on a run and can’t get to their phone in that annoying armband, or your little sister desperately needs out of an uncomfortable blind date, a press of the Wearsafe Tag lets you hear what’s going on, shows you where they are, and creates a private group chat so you can figure out how to help with the rest of the people in their custom network.
Also it works out to only $5 a month, which is only like 10% of what most of us spend on coffee every month anyway.
The best thing about Best Buy Ignite is that it makes it super easy to give Wearsafe as a gift. If you want to learn more about Wearsafe (or get it for everyone you know), check out our spotlight on Best Buy Ignite.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little list — as for us, we’re now off to scour the internet for early Black Friday deals (and doing 10,000 jumping jacks to make up for the all of the pumpkin pie we’re planning on eating in the very near future).
And on that note, Happy Thanksgiving from the Wearsafe Family to yours. We’re grateful for pumpkin pie, the internet, 90’s R&B, caffeine, and you!