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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: Daniel Harrison | PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Lindsey Drennan

Here at Connected Rogers, we love the holidays almost as much as we love gadgets and entertainment. So our team searched high and low to bring you 25 of the coolest gift ideas we could find, no matter who’s on your list.

 

Derek Malcolm Kim ShiffmanThe Gadget Lovers

“As editors of a tech mag, we’re easily dazzled by anything wireless or with buttons” – @derekmalcolm

Connected’s managing editor, Kim Shiffman, and editor-in-chief, Derek Malcolm

 

 

 

BeoPlay A9 sound system $2,999
This Bang & Olufsen AirPlay music system looks as spectacular as it sounds. Wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet through Apple Airplay or DLNA. beoplay.com

PlayStation Vita 3G System $279
The wireless-enabled Vita lets you turn anywhere you are into a fight ring or battlefield for online pwning. Expect rich graphics, multi-touch controls and extensive game selection. playstation.ca

Logitech Harmony Touch Remote $250
An intuitive touchscreen remote capable of operating virtually all your electronic devices. Sleek, backlit and rechargeable. logitech.com

Click & Grow $60
Did you water the plants? You don’t need to with this self-watering flowerpot, which senses a plant’s need for water and nutrients. clickandgrow.com

Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand $30
Bendable and able to securely mount on the most precarious of places, this tripod lets you snap photos or video using your smartphone – without having to hold it. joby.com

 

Laura DentonThe Sports Lover

“I’d love to mount that GoPro camera to my helmet and film a ski run” – @lauraLdenton

Connected’s creative director, Laura Denton

 

 

 

GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition $400
A lightweight, waterproof, wearable or mountable camera with built-in Wi-Fi for quick uploading. Captures 12MP stills and 1080p HD video. gopro.com

The North Face Chugach 12 Backpack $110
A pack with enough room to carry your ski or snowboard essentials without being bulky. Made from ultra-durable airbag fabric. thenorthface.com

Eton Rukus Solar Portable Sound System $149
Quickly connect your smartphone or any other Bluetooth-enabled sound source to this solar-powered speaker for sound on the slopes. etoncorp.com

Columbia Omni-Heat Electric Jacket $800
A thermal-refl ective lining coupled with on-demand heating (press a button for three levels of heat over six hours). Charges through USB; men’s and women’s styles available. columbiasportswear.ca

SCOTT NAV-R-2 Goggle $180
Equipped to fit Recon Instruments and MOD GPS heads-up display systems, these goggles will show you your speed, altitude, airtime on jumps and much more. scott-sports.com

 

Michael ThomasThe Entertainment Lovers

“With the iRig MIX, I’ll be able to DJ on the go” – @MykeyThomas

Connected designer Greg Hall and program manager Michael Thomas

 

 

 

iRig MIX $100
A mobile mixer for your smartphone, featuring the pro-style controls you’d never expect in such a compact model, including crossfader, cueing and equalizer. ikmultimedia.com

Apogee MiC $200
Capture studio-quality sound with this digital mic for iOS. Simply plug it in and you’re ready to rock. apogeedigital.com

Sennheiser MM 500-X Headphones $449
Cut the cord but retain the rich, deep sound with these wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Switch between music and phone calls with the press of a button. sennheiser.ca

ION iLP Digital Conversion Turntable $100
Convert your vinyl into MP3s straight from this turntable to your iPhone, no computer necessary. The app automatically separates tracks. ionaudio.com

Panasonic HD 3-D 47-inch LED TV $1,800
The vivid colour and awesome sound of this 3-D TV are just the beginning; this unit is also fully connected, with built-in Wi-Fi, VIERA connect, DLNA plus web browser and more. panasonic.ca

 

Shirley SzeThe Fashion Lover

“Shiny, has a pink bow and protects my tablet. What’s not to love?” – Shirley Sze

Connected’s marketing manager Shirley Sze

 

 

 

Ted Baker Tablet Case $77
Dress up your tablet with this sophisticated patentleather case. This is your ideal carry-on cover, whether at work or at play. tedbaker-london.com

i’m Watch Smartwatch $379
Connect this watch to your Android phone via Bluetooth and voila, you’re now wearing your digital world. Play music, make calls, send email, view pictures and more.imwatch.it/ca-en

Beats Pill $220
Powerful and portable, not to mention stylish, Pill is the newest offering from Beats By Dr. Dre. It’s a compact, portable Bluetooth-enabled speaker that lets you program from your device up to 30 ft away. beatsbydre.com

Soulo Karaoke Mic + App for iOS $100
Turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate party machine with this complete karaoke and sound-effects app and mic. apple.com/ca

Nobis Ursula Parka $1,450
Stuffed with duck down and featuring a windproof and waterproof shell, this is one stylish and technologically sound coat. nobis.ca

 

The Design Lovers

“I just love its compact size – perfect for my daily commute” – Amy Ward

Connected designer Amy Ward and art director Ally Tripkovic

 

 

 

iPad Mini $329
It’s everything you love about Apple’s iPad – 1080p HD video, long-lasting battery, fast performance and connectivity – but thinner and lighter, with a screen about two inches smaller. apple.com/ca

Camera Lens Mug US$30
So brilliant, we wish we’d thought of this one. Yes, this is a mug shaped like a zooming Canon camera lens, complete with turning knobs and even an autofocus switch. Bottoms up! photojojo.com

Native Union POP Bluetooth Phone $40
Receive and make calls with this retro-looking Bluetooth handset, which lets you play with your device while on a
call. nativeunion.com

Keith Haring iPhone Case $35
The Keith Haring lovers on your list will love these artsy hard cases. urbanoutfitters.com

Belkin WeMo Baby Monitor $90
Ideal for Connected’s art director, who’s expecting her second baby, this receiver and app turn your iPad or iPhone into a wireless monitor.belkin.com

 


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