Great Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Awesome Gifts For the Music/Tech Lover On Your List

Face it. Music lovers can be tough to shop for! We pretty much buy what we want the minute it comes out. You have to stay ahead of the curve when shopping for the anyone who loves music & tech gear. With that in mind, here are 10 cool items – some are costly, others are not – that your favorite Music Geek will love under the tree this Christmas.

Polaroid Onestep 2

With the Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera, instant photography comes alive again. The fixed-focus point-and-shoot uses newly available i-Type film which, while pricey at $2/shot, finally has the timeless look (and format) of the classic stuff. The camera recharges via USB, and has controls for exposure and flash. $99

 

beatz

Beats Solos3 Wireless Headphones

This Beats by Dr. Dre and Third Man Records collaboration is what audiophile dreams are made of. These limited edition Beats Solos3 wireless headphones expertly fuse Jack White’s signature craftsmanship and Dre’s sleek style to create a pair you know you can trust. $329

The Stand-Up Turntable
Proj-Ject VT-E BT Turntable

Though it seems like a gimmick, the vertically-oriented, freestanding Pro-Ject VT-E BT Turntable not only looks cool but gets great sound from your records — without stealing tons of space on your desk. A built-in phono amp and a Bluetooth transmitter can stream sound straight to a wireless speaker or headphones. Records stay upright via a screw-in clamp at the center label. $499;

 

JBL

JBL Pulse 3

The JBL Pulse 3 is a portable bluetooth speaker that doubles as the perfect excuse to never go out again. Plus, it’s kind of like a modern day lava lamp, and who wouldn’t want that? $200

Radio

 

Como Audio Amico

Timeless teak woodgrain and aluminum knobs make the Como Audio Amico one of the best looking portable speakers around, while audio legend Tom DeVesto’s engineering ensures it’s among the best sounding. The rechargeable unit boasts a suite of ways to listen, from FM and internet radio tuners to Bluetooth streaming and Spotify Connect. $399

TV

55-Inch TCL P-Series

The 55″ TCL P-Series TV is full of highlights: an impressively brilliant 4K display (with nearly four times the pixels of a 1080p unit), HDR (high dynamic range) for more life-like contrast, and a Roku wifi interface that’s seamless, making it an ideal set for cord cutters. But the most impressive spec is its double-take worthy price. $650

 

guitar

 

The Recording King Dirty ’30s Series 9 Dreadnought

The Recording King Dirty ’30s RPS-09 Dreadnought mimics a dust-bowl-era acoustic guitar, but it’s built using modern techniques: the solid spruce top is laser-cut and cross-lap braced for better tone. If there’s a better sounding acoustic guitar for two benjamins, let us know — we haven’t heard one. $199

Headphones

Koss KPH301

Koss has a great rep among headphone geeks for killer low-cost headphones like their legendary Porta Pros, but not everyone goes for the straight-outta-1984 styling. The new Koss KPH30i carries much of the former’s wide soundstage — courtesy in part to their semi-open, on-ear design— but modernizes their look, and adds a microphone and remote to the cord. $30

Gaming

 

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the gaming giant’s return to form: a smash-hit console that’s incredibly fun to play. Its innovation: the gaming system can be played both home and away. At home, the unit sits in a dock and plays titles like Super Mario Galaxy on your TV; on the road, you use its LCD screen like a tablet. $300

earbuds

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

Unlike traditional foam earplugs you pick up at the drug store that block and muffle sounds, Vibes are reusable earplugs designed for live music: They lower the volume of your environment to a safer and more comfortable level, while still allowing you to hear everything around you clearly. Plus, the clear design means you won’t have yellow foam sticking out of your head, so you can enjoy the tunes without looking like a goon. $23.99

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