Believe it or not, the holiday season is just about here, and to help ease your gifting anxiety, we’ve selected some of our favorite tech products from the Boing Boing Store. And to sweeten the deal, you can take an extra 15% off any of these items when you use coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout.
This portable music player is like an iPod shuffle for Spotify. You can load it with up to 8GB of songs and playlists wirelessly from any mobile device to enjoy fully offline playback. It’s also water- and drop-resistant, making it perfect for enjoying your favorite tunes off the grid. Get the Mighty On-The-Go Spotify Music Player here for $85.99.
Hardware hackers will love this VoCore2 Mini Computer. It packs a full Linux OS into a package smaller than a coin, and offers both wired and wireless connectivity to work with external cameras and microphones. With the included dock, you can also plug in a microSD card for persistent storage. Use it as a DIY security camera, private cloud, or anything else you can imagine. The VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer + Ultimate Dock usually costs $50, but you can pick one up for $42.99.
Although smartphones have worthy cameras, there are still many of us in need of a handicap when it comes to taking quality photos. Rather than upgrading to the newest phone or dishing out for a DSLR, this small device packs in three lenses, an adjustable brightness LED, and selfie mirror. It's portable and takes great pictures in any condition. It normally costs $59.99, but you can grab it for $34.99.
If you’d rather sacrifice quadcopter customizability in exchange for a first-person view, check out the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone instead. It streams real-time camera footage to your iOs or Android phone via WiFi, and has a flight range of up 50 meters. This tiny flyer also fits inside of the bundled controller when not in use. It can be had for $64.
Tinkering with a Raspberry Pi is a great way to learn how computers work, but you need a lot of extra supplies to make anything interesting. With a SunFounder Raspberry Pi Robot Kit, you can get introduced to the basics of robotics and the Linux operating system — and have a software-controlled RC car to show for it. It comes bundled with a Pi board and all the necessary parts for just $149.99.
Free your workouts from annoying tangled wires with these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds. They resist sweat and water, and feature a novel pairing system: the buds snap together when not in use, and pair with your device automatically when you pull them apart. Usually $120, you can order them from our store for $29.95.
Wearables have made it dead-simple to keep track of fitness and movement goals. But they usually require constant recharging and a companion device at all times to log your data. The Ticwatch 2 is different — it monitors your health stats and location without needing a smartphone, and gets up to 2 days of battery life on a single charge. It’s available in snow and gray for $169.99.
The Activeon CX offers similar durability and video features as a GoPro without the premium price. This action cam has just two buttons for simplified control, but incorporates plenty of handy features like remote recording via smartphone and wireless video transfer. It can survive nearly 200 feet underwater, and costs $39.99.
Keep all of your gadgets topped off when you’re far away from your desk with a Universal Waterproof Solar Charger. Built to survive the elements, this battery pack is rugged, waterproof, and able to charge two USB devices at once with its integrated solar panel. You can pick one up here for only $13.99.
These Bluetooth earbuds offer crystal-clear audio quality and stylish metal construction that you can take anywhere. They feature removable silicone ear hooks for a secure, comfortable fit during heavy activity, as well as several sizes of silicone and expanding foam earths for passive noise cancellation. To keep your soundtrack playing all day, the Treblab RF100s get up to 9 hours of playback and are available now for $39.99.