2013 Best Tech Gifts for the Holiday Season

The CEO of Minneapolis’ caring IT support company is frequently asked what the hottest, newest, “funnest,” and most practical tech gifts are every holiday season.  Read on for Tech Guru founder Dan Moshe’s list of 2013 Best Tech Gifts.

1. Google’s ‘Nexus 5’ Phone

Price: $349


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Your favorite android phone user may be looking for an upgrade, and the Nexus 5 phone from Google is sure to put a smile on her face.


  • High resolution screen (yep, sharper than the iPhone)
  • The first phone on the market to boast version 4.4 (known as Kit Kat), providing a more intuitive phone dialer
  • Improved Google Now voice assistant, aniticpating what you need based on past search requests

Learn more about the Nexus 5 here.

2. Samsung ‘Galaxy Gear’ Smartwatch

Price: $299

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Compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Note III, S3, and S4, this timepiece-plus may be the perfect complement to the company’s smartphones.  Who on your list is looking to up his James Bond quotient?


  • Receive Quick Glance notifications, such as calls, emails, and texts
  • Remotely locate your misplaced phone
  • The easiest way to make hands-free calls

Learn more about the Galaxy Gear here.

3. Remote Control Helicopter

Price: $57

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The perfect gift for anyone who’s still fun-at-heart, Costco’s remote control helicopter will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family this season.


  •  Flies up to 200 yards
  • 2 speed settings for controlled flights or tricks and aerobatics
  • Swappable battery lets you switch batteries so you don’t have to wait for recharging

Learn more about the helicopter here.

4. ‘Jackery Giant+’ Backup Charger

Price: $50

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The compact device provides an astounding 220 hours of power to recharge iPhones, iPads, iPods, Samsung Galaxy products, Google phones, and more.  Give this to the gadget-addicted person on your gift list.


  • Fits easily into any bag or pocket: 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches, 10.4 ounces
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A)
  • Includes a convenient flashlight

Learn more about the Jackery Giant+ here.

5. ‘Fujitsu ScanSnap’ Mobile Scanner


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Know someone who’d love to go paperless in 2014?  Or perhaps just your everyday clipped recipe-hoarder?  Give them the gift of decluttering in the form of a mobile scanner.  Fujitsu’s ScanSnap is well-reviewed and light enough to come along anywhere.


  • Fast color, grayscale and monochrome scan speeds of up to 12 double-sided pages per minute
  • 11.2 x 3.9 x 3 inches, 4.9 pounds
  • Upload directly to Shoeboxed, Dropbox, GoogleDocs and others

Learn more about the Fujitsu ScanSnap here.

Dan Moshe and Tech Guru wish everyone a joy-filled holiday season.  If you want to tech your company up a notch in the new year, click to contact the caring IT company for small businesses in Minneapolis!

Dan Moshe helps business owners in the Minneapolis area with all things tech, and is the CEO of the Caring IT company Tech Guru.  He cares about your business as much as you do!