The countdown is on to Christmas, but in the hustle you still haven't gotten a gift for a few loved ones on your list. Don't fret! We're here to help. Give the gift of technology (and wireless at that)!
We have a few suggestions to help make this holiday season the most memorable of all.
1. For the forgetful one - No more misplaced keys--the new wireless key finder locates your lost keys with just the press of a button. Simply press one of the color-coded pager buttons on the compact wireless transmitter, and the matching key fob will answer with a loud, clear alarm from anywhere in your home. The sleek, compact transmitter fits easily and unobtrusively on your countertop, desk or dresser, and will locate keys up to 60 feet away--through floors, walls, even sofa cushions. Includes two color-coded key fobs. Uses two AAA batteries (not included).
Never lose your keys again!
No more morning panics--just press one of the color-coded buttons and wait for the loud alarm to sound, showing you where to find your keys.
Works at a range of 60 feet.
Do you tend to lose your keys in the couch, under the bed, on the kitchen counter? It doesn't matter, the Wireless Key Finder will find them up to 60 feet away, through floors, walls, even sofa cushions! www.brookstone.com
2. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse - the QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies—with quality sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit.
Technology at work
Within every pair of QC15 headphones, advanced electronics use microphones inside and outside each earcup to sense the sounds around you—and reduce the noise. Our proprietary ear cushion technology blocks some of the noise before it even reaches your ears. Together, these Bose innovations add up to a more enjoyable listening experience. See how in this video.
Relax with music—or without it
QC15 headphones also feature proprietary signal processing and our TriPort acoustic headphone structure for more lifelike sound—including deep low notes—from small, lightweight earcups. And when you'd rather relax without music, switch on QC headphones to simply reduce the noise around you, wherever you are.
Take calls. Take control
QC15 headphones come with a cable customized for select Apple products. A three-button remote and microphone let you take calls on your iPhone and control music functions on other Apple devices. You can also purchase a mobile kit that lets your QC headphones work with other cell phones, too.
Welcome to a better-sounding world
When you fly with QC15 headphones, engine roar fades to a whisper. When you listen at home or at work, fewer distractions get in the way of your music. And when you want to stay connected, calls are just a button-press away. QC15 headphones continue to give you more of what you want to hear, and less of what you don't. www.bose.com
3. A chef's new best friend - The best chefs always leave a little room for improvisation in their recipes, but not when it comes to timing. Getting the meat done to perfection is a must. This wireless talking BBQ & oven thermometer is as smart as they come and alleviates the need for hovering over the stove or grill. They just enter the cut of meat or program a temperature or level of doneness and the thermometer announces when it's done.
-digital LCD screen
-features five languages, eight entrée programs, four doneness levels for beef, and four verbal and audio alert options—"almost ready," "ready," "overcooked" and "out-of-range"
-customized temperature settings allow for adjustment to specific temperature regardless of meat type
-main unit measures 2 3/4" x 1" x 5 1/2"
-sensor unit measures 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" high
-stainless-steel meat probe measures 7" long
4. Hark! The herald angels sing - The Audio Unlimited poolPOD 900MHz wireless floating waterproof speakers make lounging in the pool with music from your iPhone or any MP3 player easy and safe. Dock your device in the included wireless docking station. The floating speakers produce a rich, full sound, and feature powerful wireless circuitry, which guarantees a strong, clear signal up to 150 feet away.
-Pool Speaker: 6.5" diameter, 6.5" high
-Transmitter: 4.5" wide x 3.5" deep x 5" high
-Use speaker in a pool, hot tub or bath tub.
-Powerful 900MHz technology ensures clear, uninterrupted signal.
-Plug the transmitter into the AUX OUT port on your AV receiver, iPod or radio to get music from both your wired speakers and Audio Unlimited wireless speaker. Transmitter can be battery powered or plugged into a standard outlet.
-Speaker is battery powered. www.potterybarn.com
5. Pitter Patter of Santa's Elves... typing? - Compose emails or surf the web without being tethered to your PC. This bluetooth wireless keyboard is compatible with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Long Battery Life - Intelligent power management technology helps conserve precious battery life. During lulls in use, the keyboard turns off then automatically resumes as soon as you start typing again. Use the on/off switch when your away from your PC for long periods to conserve even more power. Two AA batteries (included) provide up to 4 months of use2.
Stunning Design - Featuring a classic Jet Black enclosure, slim design and a numeric keypad, the VAIO Bluetooth keyboard is refined yet functional. Low profile keys provide a crisp, responsive feel and its extended layout includes room for dedicated volume and navigation controls.
Wireless Freedom - With integrated Bluetooth technology, this keyboard works wirelessly, from a distance of up to 32 ft., with virtually all Bluetooth enabled devices1. Use this keyboard as your primary workstation keyboard or easily connect it to your Sony PS3 to navigate menus and surf the web from the comfort of your couch. www.sony.com
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
December 21, 2011