For those of you that celebrate Christmas, or other holidays this time of year, you might be looking for some last minute gift ideas. Here are a few last minute gift ideas based on things I personally recommend based on my experience with these products (unless otherwise noted). Hopefully I’ve given ideas based on the Mac users in your life.
Wireless Mighty Mouse – Great for both the office and the travel bag.
Apple Wireless Keyboard – Sleek and functional. No keypad, but it’s not an issue for me.
Belkin Mini Surge Protector/USB Charger – I haven’t used this particular product, but I’ve wished for something like it several times. Next time I travel, I’m probably going to get one.
Incase Neoprene Sleeve for MBP – For both my MB and MBP, this was the first thing I bought. Incase has sleeves available for the MBP, MBA, and MB.
The Long Commuter
Griffin iTrip Auto with SmartScan – Easy to use and good sound quality. Perfect for anyone who wants to listen to their iPod in the car. Very good return policy as well.
MacGourmet – Excellent recipe management software for Mac. A iPhone/iPod touch companion application is currently in beta. Website importer and Clippings make recipe entry painless.
The Movie Buff
MacHEADS – A “documentary about fanaticism and unconditional devotion to a corporate brand”. You can view a trailer of the movie here. I haven’t seen this, but it looks both informative and entertaining. The DVD is coming soon.
Welcome to Macintosh – “The documentary for the rest of us.” Like the above, I haven’t seen this but it looks very good. Here is the movie trailer. The DVD costs $19.84.
The Photo/Video Junkie
Drobo – Easy, expandable, data security in one simple to use device. I don’t have one, but I sure do want one!
The Hard Drive Up-grader
OWC Mercury On-The-Go – Perfect to turn your old laptop hard drive into an external drive. It’s very easy to install your old drive into the enclosure.
Nike + – It got me back into running after several years off due to an injury. Some have reported inaccuracies over long distances, but I’ve never had a problem on short runs.
The iTunes Lover
Apple TV 40GB – My wife and I use the Apple TV almost daily. So very simple to use. I really can’t recommend this product enough.
XtremeMac XtremeHD HDMI to HDMI Cable – I have two of their other cables and they have worked flawlessly. The cables are also reasonably priced. If you get the Apple TV, you’ll likely need this too.
iPhone – What else needs to be said? By far my most favorite electronic gadget I’ve bought in recent memory.
These are all products I can highly recommend. I’ve linked to Amazon on many of the products mentioned. There is still time to get them by December 24th using Amazon’s two day shipping option (3PM PST deadline). Happy holidays to all!