Tech This Out: Gifts for grads
Graduation season is here!
Whether you are a kindergarten grad or heading off to college, gadgets are usually a safe bet for gifts.
Here are a few ideas.
We'll start with the younger ones.
The FiLIP 2 is a wearable device designed for children who are not quite ready for a smart phone.
FiLIP took a phone and mashed it into a kid-friendly wearable. The watch/phone hybrid will help you keep track of your child while they're at the park. They can contact you once they need a ride home.
You can call your little one and send set messages through the app.
Your child can call 5 pre-set numbers.
It also works as a GPS monitoring device. You can set Safe Zones, and get alerts if your child leaves that area.
The FiLIP 2 costs about $150 at AT&T
Everyone wants protection for their gadgets.
Urban Armor Gear provides durable cases for your devices, including MacBooks and the MacBook Air. The UAG case is U.S. Military Standard drop test protected, so you'll get coverage.
It has FrogSkin non-slip grip and feet on the bottom to prevent slips and spills.
The cooling vents prevent overheating. There are dual locks to help keep your computer and the case closed, too. It's great for tossing in your book bag.
It costs about $80.
The next idea is on the frontier of wearables.
Ear-O-Smart is the latest fashion-forward fitness tracker: Smart earrings.
With Ear-O-Smart, your earrings will sync up with Bluetooth to your phone and track data like heart rate, calories burned, as well as activity level.
The best part is -- they are just the earring backs, so you can wear them with all of the earrings you already have. No new earrings are needed.
There is no pricing info on Ear-O-Smart yet.