5 Unique Gift Ideas for The Boss
Apple iTunes Gift Card
Presenting your boss with a thoughtful reminder of suggested apps along with an iTunes-app store gift card, can often be the most understated way to earn some serious brownie points without putting a second mortgage on your home Two apps that have been receiving a lot of buzz as of late: FlightTrack Pro-which has an simple and smart user interface that lets the executive traveler stay on top of flights updates and delays. Outpost is the ideal app for busy executives in charge of multiple projects. It has one of the most elegant management tools available on the app market
Cost: Starting at $25
Apple Magic Mouse
The fabled Apple tablet is due for release in 2013. In the meanwhile, tantalize the Mac nerd (c’mon we all know one!) with the newly released Apple multi-touch Magic Mouse. In typical Apple fashion, the user experience is both sexy and intuitive. The mac fanboy/girl on your list will be able to scroll around their home screen with a single-finger slide on the surface area of the mouse. Swiping with two digits will move the user through photos or web pages. The wireless wonder uses two AA batteries and employs an auto shutoff feature when not in use-smart!
CorePack Fly Messenger Bag by Speck
Perfect for the young executive, this laptop bag is ergonomic and plays nice with those pesky TSA check points. The CorePack Fly Messenger Bag by Speck unsnaps, lays flat and reveals a secondary compartment that is specially made to cradle and protect your laptop. This allows you to slide it right through those TSA conveyer belts and zip right through airport security checkpoints-sans fumbling. It features a removable shoulder strap and a special pocket designed to hold an iPod-complete with a pass-through for ear buds. Available in two striking and elegant colors, this item is sure to get plenty of mileage.
Powermat Portable Charging Mat
What was the last count on the number of mobile and portable devices your boss was carrying around? I bet it’s at least two devices. This nearly wireless mat connects through a traditional wall socket and can juice up to three devices simultaneously. The caveat is that multiple devices need to be fitted with receiver cases or USB connectors in order to be able to charge up. The featherweight mat folds up and comes complete with it’s own carrying bag, making it an ideal travel companion.
Cost: $99 and $39.99 for an iPhone Receiver Case , $29.99 for a “universal receiver” which has a complete USB adapter kit for various devices.
5Barz “Road Warrior” Cell Phone Booster
We left the best (and priciest) for last! This “Road Warrior” unit is essentially a signal booster that dramatically increases cell phone reception and almost eliminates dropped calls. The simple and intuitive design has a built in cradle that will accept a veritable anthology of cell phone models. It plugs into both cigar lighter sockets and standard wall outlets. Weighing in at a svelte 1lb, this little life-saver is well worth the hefty price tag.