Holiday Gift Guide 2015 (For Tech Geeks) Pt 4: Commuter

In this series of posts, you’ll find suggestions for the perfect techie gift for Electronics, Entertainment, Toys, Commuter, Office, and Home. In this installment we focus on the Commuter.

Gift idea: The JB-9

Who wants it: Aladdin in DevOps and Eyal, VP in Client Serivces.

Why do they want it: Says Eyal, “As an official Super Commuter, there isn’t a morning in my life that I don’t think – wasn’t it promised when I was a boy to be a reality by now? It’s not that I want one – I NEED one.”

Says Aladdin, “Although it’s not for sale yet, this is probably most techies’ dream gift! It’s a jetpack – I mean you can literally be James Bond! Early testing of the JB-10 indicates that it will achieve flights of over 10,000 feet altitude (not that many pilots will be needing to fly that high!), at speeds greater than 100mph and with an endurance of 10 minutes + (depending on pilot weight).”

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As an official Super Commuter (http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/paper_mega_%20commuters_us.pdf), There isn’t a morning in my life that I don’t think – wasn’t it promised when I was a boy to be a reality by now?  It’s not that I want one – I NEED one.

Gift idea: World’s fastest mobile wifi-hotspot – Corvette

Who wants it: Mike in Product Management

Why does he want it: The job never ends. You have to be connected at work, at home, and increasingly in today’s competitive environment, in between. I need a fast mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. As a product manager performance is always important to me, but the overall user experience is equally important, and I demand attractive esthetics. This ticks all those boxes.

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Gift idea: Cell Control

Who wants this: Rupali in Engineering

Why does he want this: According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash. So, I want this gift not just for myself, but everyone who is driving to install and really use this app to prevent texting and in general getting distracted while driving.

Gift idea: DxO ONE

Who wants this: Rupali in Engineering

Why does he want this: My DSLR gets great pictures but it’s not easy to always carry it around. My babies give the best expressions when I least expect it.. so it will be totally cool if I could turn my regular phone camera into a DSLR!

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To see the entire gift list, read these posts:

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 1: Electronics

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 2: Entertainment

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 3: Toys

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 4: Commuter

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 5: Office

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 6: Home

Matthew Gast is Director of Advanced Technology at Aerohive Networks. He currently serves as chair of both the Wi-Fi Alliance's security task groups, was the first chair of the Wireless Network Management Marketing task group, and is the past chair of the IEEE 802.11 revision task group. Matthew is also the author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly), which is now in its second edition and has been translated into six languages. His companion book, 802.11n book, 802.11n: A Survival Guide (O’Reilly), was recently published and provides information on how 802.11n works and what it means for the WLAN planning process. Most recently, Matthew completed 802.11ac: A Survival Guide (O'Reilly).

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