Eight Tech Gifts for Early Adopters

From a personal drone and a 3D printer to sleep and sport performance trackers, these gadgets will please the technophiles in your life

The Rubbee electric drive turns your bike into an e-bike. (Rubbee)
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When a new product comes out, there are those who rush to get it and those who wait for the kinks to be worked out. There are the Joneses, and then there are those keeping up with the Joneses. Make someone the talk of the block with one of these eight gifts.

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An Invisible Bike Helmet ($372)

Swedish designers Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt found, while working on their thesis at Lund University, that people generally do not like to wear bike helmets because they are uncomfortable and unattractive. To remedy this, the pair invented a new form of protective gear—a helmet they have described as "invisible."

So, the Hövding—the name means chief, leader or role model in Swedish—isn't exactly invisible. But instead of wearing it on your head, the helmet is a collar that uses airbag technology to deploy a nylon hood in the instant embedded motion sensors detect any abnormal body movements.

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