Jamie Sorcher, Technology & Entertainment CorrespondentBest known for her television work as the original 'Gizmo Girl' on ESPN's Cold Pizza morning show and numerous appearances on network television, Jamie Sorcher is a seasoned technology and entertainment correspondent with more than 15 years experience in print, broadcast, and online media.
The first snow hasn't hit yet, and I haven't eaten all my Halloween candy, but everything says "holidays" to me right now. It's time to start shopping and I've got some great gift suggestions for everyone on your list. Wishing you all a merry and happy holiday season!
LG G3 smartphone-- What to get that power multi-tasker, the action photographer or the selfie-loving teen? A smartphone, of course. This one, the LG G3, available at Best Buy in this exclusive Blue Steel color, is cutting edge with its 5.5-inch Quad-HD display giving you four times the resolution of high definition. The 13-megapixel camera has laser auto focus so you can take sharp shots instantly. Rear key control buttons and a slim bezel make for an easy, ergonomic feel in your hand. Access the home screen quickly by tapping in a 3-to-8-point pattern called a Knock Code. There are more than 86,000 combinations so you can be sure you're secure. Price: $49.99-- November 16 through November 22 at Best Buy.
LG Quick Circle Case--This protective case outfits your phone with ultra-modern flair while giving you access to key functions at the same time. Just remove the back cover of your LG G3; then snap your phone into the case for a seamless fit. Price: $59.99
It's hard to believe, but gift cards have been around for 20 years. If you want to do it the techy way, go for an E-gift card. Check out Giftcardmall.com. You can personalize your gift card with an image or message. No crowds, no malls, no shopping spaces to fight over---it really is the ideal way to have a stress-free shopping experience--and it's perfect for last minute shoppers. Since these are digital, they are delivered instantly. There is a wide selection of cards to choose from across many categories--dining, fashion, entertainment. You choose the denomination that works for you. There are tons of popular brands here and more are being added all the time. E-gifts can be redeemed either in store or online. Price: varies .
Myris by Eyelock--distributed exclusively by Voxx Electronics-- When is the last time you changed your password or username? Most of us don't do this frequently enough and identity crime happens every 15 seconds. With the recent security hacks at Target and Home Depot, it is more important than ever to protect your personal information and digital identity. This handheld device is an iris identity authenticator--and one of the first real solutions to protecting yourself against cybercrimes. Set up is easy: plug the device into any USB port and the camera records video of both of your eyes using traits in each iris to generate an encrypted code. Log in by looking into Myris. Access and manage your favorite web sites--bank accounts to social media sites--using your eyes. Price: $279.99
808 Audio's Hex SL-- Holy cow! There is nothing like cranking up your tunes super loud and jamming on your air guitar. All possible with this portable Bluetooth speaker (note the metal casing--not plastic) that has a 360-degree design to deliver clear, accurate audio with rich, deep bass for room-filling sound. The grab-and-go style let's you take your music anywhere and the built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours. Check it out for yourself at Walmart where many of the stores have an interactive display. Price: $59.99.
JVC Extreme Headphones-- Ideal for exercising, jogging, walking, working out---or just heading to work--these headphones have a soft rubber rotating hook that fits on the upper part of your ear so they're secure and comfortable. Waterproof and washable, they're easy to keep clean. Go for a style with a mic/remote, or one without. Choose from six color combinations. Prices: $29.95; $39.95.