Tech Check: Off-the-radar gifts - | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Tech Check: Off-the-radar gifts

Posted: Updated:
The Polaroid Z2300 10-megapixel Digital Instant Print Camera The Polaroid Z2300 10-megapixel Digital Instant Print Camera
The Selfie The Selfie
The iShower The iShower
Dyson bladeless fan Dyson bladeless fan

Some tech gifts just don't get all the big headlines that other do during the holiday season. So, for those who are looking for the perfect gift for the tech person in your life who has everything, we have some off-the-radar suggestions.

What is old is new again with the brand new Polaroid camera. Yes, it is back and it has gone digital. Simply snap a picture with this digital camera and then you can print it out instantly. It's the favorite of Yahoo! tech writer Rick Limpert.

"It's a regular digital camera. A ten megapixel digital camera and it will print 2 by 3 inch pictures right out of the camera," Limpert explains.

The Polaroid Z2300 10-megapixel Digital Instant Print Camera sells for about $150. 50 sheets of photo paper is $25.

For more information on the new Poloroid camera click here

And speaking of cameras, have you ever taken a selfie? It can be a little hard to do holding the phone at the right angle and trying to hit the right button. But now there's The Selfie, a big button remote that helps take pictures of your favorite subject.

"This is a remote trigger for your iPhone or iPad. You just plug it into your audio jack and you can start snapping pictures of yourself taking those selfies," said Limpert.

The Selfie sells for around $19, but there are some deals online.

But before your big photo shoot, you might want to get ready, take a shower even. You should bring some tunes with you in there, but wait, it probably will get wet and damages. So, what do you do?

How about water-resistant Bluetooth speakers?

The iShower allows you to bring tunes into the shower with you while keeping your device dry.

"You can leave your iPhone or iPad that produces your music in your office or in your bedroom. So, there is no chance of it falling in the sink. It's got an extreme range on this speaker," Limpert explains.

The iShower runs about $90.

For more information on the iShower click here

After the shower, you may need a bit of help drying off. How about a fan? Well, not just any fan, but a fan without blades and one that is super quiet.

Dyson, the same company that rethought the vacuum cleaner, has rethought the fan. Their bladeless fans are a bit pricey at around $380, but they have their advantages.

"It will blow hot or cold air. A remote control triggers it. And look no blades to get broken," said Limpert.

The bladeless fan is a nice gift for young parents who are worried about little fingers getting in the way of fan blades.

For more information on Dyson fans click here

If you have another off-the-radar tech gift suggestion, drop Doug Evans a line. Leave a comment at or tweet him at @DougEvansFOX5.

Powered by WorldNow

119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices