Techno Logic


Sometimes some folks come up with techie ideas that are so clever it almost makes you go duhhh. They also make for great gifts – for young folks obsessed with staying in touch and for older people that simply love the latest and greatest gadgets. Today I’ve picked out five smart-thinking ideas that you may want to add to your own wish list, or hand off to someone else.

OnHand BraceletsOnHand 8GB Flash Drives – $23.95 each
Leave it to a student to come up with a clever way to hang onto your most important data and documents. OnHand was conceived by Andrew Kitzenberg as part of a school assignment at Babson Client. Having lost or left behind one too many flash drives (that is, portable hard drive), he was searching for a better way to keep tabs on his drives. The answer? Wrap it around your wrist. The piece that actually ‘snaps’ the drive to your wrist also serves as a protector for the fragile USB plug. No more losing your drive – even if you’re the forgetful type, if you wear your bracelet every day you’ll likely notice when it’s missing (sort of like those who wear watches or wedding rings) much sooner than if you’d otherwise toss it in your bag. Available in over a dozen marbled and solid colours, it’s easy to find a punchy option that suits your personal style.

Fitbit ForceFitbit Force – $130
Instead of fiddling around with manual apps and journals, why not let technology do the work for you when it comes to tracking out just how much work (and rest) you’re getting? The Fitbit Force comes in two neutral colours, fits comfortably around your wrist for 24/7 wear, and is even water resistant. It’s the latest gadget from Fitbit, with new upgrades over their last model (the Flex). For one, it functions as a watch, stopwatch, and timer. For another, it syncs seamlessly with your Bluetooth-enabled phone. It tracks everything from how many floors you’ve climbed to how many steps you’ve taken – as well as calories burned, active minutes, and how well you’ve slept. It’s a must-have for anyone trying to take a serious look at their healthcare and well-being, so consider nudging a family member in its direction come holiday gift-giving season.

Dark Energy ReservoirDark Energy Reservoir – $129
It may have the same approximate size and shape as your precious SmartPhone, but in reality this nifty device is designed to simply help your phone along. It stores enough power to fully charge up your iPhone or Android phone for up to a week (or about 4.5 charges) and works just as fast as plugging into a wall or computer. With two USB ports and compatibility with any USB-friendly device (including ereaders, tablets, etc.) this is a must-have gadget if you’re constantly on the go with business meetings or global travel and don’t want to rely on the possibility of encountering a usable plug. Smart.

theQ CameratheQ Cameras – $199 each
Not to beat a dead horse – but I love colour, and I love that these petite, social media-enabled cameras come in such a fun array of shades from pretty vintage pastels to modern bold tones. Anyway, what really separates a theQ camera from the rest of the pack is their built-in 3G access that automatically uploads all of your photos to a cloud service for you to edit, store, and share as desired – basically saving you time like Instagram but with a better quality picture. You can also double tap your selected photo to automatically upload it to any social networks you configure in off the hop, making things quite literally a snap!

OnHand Card CaseOnHand Card Case – $24.99 each
One of the most-promoted features of the latest incarnation of the iPhone (the 5 or 5S) is its slim profile…if you want to cut down on pocket bulk altogether, the Card Case is an ingenious solution that both protects your precious phone and allows you to stash a few critical cards at the same time. I love the idea of this for guys and gals on the go – it’s particularly useful for nights when you’re hitting the clubs and don’t want to tote along a bulky purse or load up your pants. And with six solid shades to choose from, you don’t have to worry about guessing whether your giftee likes a particular pattern. A good choice to accompany the actual gift of a phone, particularly for protective parents that are shelling out for the thing.

If you’re feeling dialed into some new tech after reading this post, good news! One winner is going to score an OnHand Card Case and USB Wristband in the colours of their choice. To enter:

1) Leave a comment by November 1st telling me which colour of OnHand Card Case and USB Wristband you’d select.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 2nd to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: So many ways kids. So many ways. Do ANY of the following and leave a link back to your activities below to earn yourself a bonus entry.

1) Facebook like the OnHand Page OR post with the hashtag #GetOnHand
2) Tweet with the hashtag #GetOnHand
3) Reddit post
4) Instagram picture with the hashtag #GetOnHand
5) Reply on any blog post
6) Pinterest pin any OnHand product
Comments
65 Responses to “Techno Logic”
  1. Betty S says:

    I would love the Milky Way USB band, and the Red Rover on Black belt phone case

  2. William Stewart says:

    Red Rover on Black Belt & Black Belt would be the way I’d go.

  3. William Stewart says:

  4. Joan G says:

    Black Belt on Black Belt Card case and the Sunblast for the USB Band

  5. Nancy says:

    i like the card case in green and USB in black and purple.

  6. Linda Peters says:

    Black on Hand Hard Case and the Red Rover for the USB band

  7. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow

  8. mousecat says:

    …hmmm… tough call… but I think I’d have to choose Alien Face for the USB wristband and Green Gecko on Black Belt for the OnHand Card Case.

  9. diane says:

    Black Belt for card case and Cosmic Rave for wristband.

  10. Suzanne G says:

    I would choose Green Gecko on Black Belt for the OnHand Card Case and Grape Drink for the USB

  11. cookie3 says:

    Black Belt on Black Belt card case & the Cosmic Rave for the wristband. What a great idea these are.

  12. Donnas says:

    I like the Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow card case and the Black Magic wristband.

  13. darlene boyle says:

    arctic snow card case black belt wristband

  14. Patricia says:

    Black & Black

  15. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would choose Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow the card case and Milky Way for the wristband.

  16. debra says:

    black belt and rainforest wristband

  17. ducky says:

    Plum wristband and Plum on Arctic Snow card case.

  18. April Campbell says:

    I’d take black magic

  19. sonya says:

    love Dark Energy Reservoir – $129
    It may have the same approximate size and shape as your precious SmartPhone, but in reality this nifty device is designed to simply help your phone along. It stores enough power to fully charge up your iPhone or Android phone for up to a week (or about 4.5 charges) and works just as fast as plugging into a wall or computer. With two USB ports and compatibility with any USB-friendly device (including ereaders, tablets, etc.) this is a must-have gadget if you’re constantly on the go with business meetings or global travel and don’t want to rely on the possibility of encountering a usable plug. Smart.

  20. Louise says:

    I would choose Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow the card case and the rainforest wristband

  21. Louise says:

    I like the OnHand Page on facebook=fb name louise gilbert

  22. Louise says:

    twitter name @wildcardacehigh (louise gilbert)

  23. Lisa S says:

    All of these products are pretty neat. I like both the case and the usb in the green the best

  24. barb derick says:

    sooo cool i would love th crystal gulf card and rainforest usb

  25. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Black Multicolor onhand USB, and turquoise hard card case

  26. barb derick says:

    so great i would love the crystal gulf card and rainforest usb

  27. Susan says:

    I would select the Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow OnHand Card Case and the Jade Turquoise USB Wristband.

  28. Stephanie N says:

    I love the Arctic Snow for the case and Plum for the USB wristband.

    #GetOnHand neat tech accessories!— steph (@stephnewhook) October 22, 2013

  29. Brenda Penton says:

    I would pick the Black Belt USB Wristband and the Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow OnHand Hard Case.

  30. blessedta says:

    Black and jade

  31. liked on hand on facebook (charity konrath)

  32. Simon says:

    Red Rover

  33. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Rainforest or Plum coloured all the way! Super neat gadget!!!!

  34. Beth Rosell says:

    For the card case I like Black Belt on Black Belt and for the wristband I like Cotton Candy

  35. joyce s. says:

    Milky way and green gecko

  36. Carol Oddy says:

    I would choose the dark blue color, face booked, twittered and everything else that I could!!

  37. Edmond says:

    #Getonhand
    Blue Multicolor onhand USB, and turquoise hard card case
    Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! . It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to work and eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  38. Jont T says:

    The steel blue wrist band looks great, and the card case I would pick black,

  39. i love the all of the colors of wrist bands and also the Q cameras are different too to have

  40. May says:

    I would like Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow OnHand Card Case and the Cotton Candy USB Wristband!

  41. Tracey A says:

    I love the plum on artic snow card case & the plum or black magic on hand flashdrive

  42. Monica F says:

    I like the ‘Plum’ coloured USB wristband, and the ‘Plum on Arctic Snow’ OnHand Card Case

  43. Peter Shaw says:

    Awesome!!! 🙂

  44. Alison K says:

    I like their OnHand Card Case in “Crystal Gulf on Arctic Snow” and their USB Wristband in “Boston Strong” as “All net proceeds from the sale our BOSTON STRONG USB Wristbands will be donated to the One Fund Boston”.

    Bonus Entry:
    Tweeted with the hashtag #GetOnHand … https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/394140901871591424
    Pinterest pinned any OnHand product … http://www.pinterest.com/pin/190347521724351156/

  45. Lori says:

    I like the blue green wristband and the lime green case

  46. Sam Turnbull says:

    I like the Milky Way wristband and the crystal-gulf-arctic-snow case

  47. Leah says:

    I’d get the medical wristband and the crystal gulf on arctic snow case!!

  48. Holly Messana says:

    I would chose the Crystal Gulf

  49. Holly Messana says:

    Tweeted

  50. aimee says:

    I would like the black version of each of them

  51. Athena says:

    I’d choose baby blue

  52. Athena says:

  53. Nicole Fawcett says:

    Black Multicolor for the USB, and turquoise case are my favorite 2, but I do love them all 🙂

  54. Carol A. says:

    Black & Black

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