The Best Gifts to Give to the Techie in Your Life

A roundup of gifts for the technophile, from a game controller to a pillow speaker to a smart fork

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i’m Watch

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Go ahead, enable your loved ones’ tech addictions. The i’m Watch connects to Androids and iPhones, putting calls, texts, emails and apps at your wrist. Users can make phone calls, send texts and emails, manage their calendars and access a range of apps. (The smartwatch also comes in seven different colors. The designers claim the accessory “is the perfect combination of the most innovative Italian technology and a unique, unmistakable style.”) A rival, the Galaxy Gear watch ($299.99, Samsung) is a more friendly price point with a few features not seen in its Italian counterpart—like a “find my device” function that can help locate either your watch or your phone—but it’s slightly larger and, more important to note, is only compatible with a handful of Samsung phones. The i’m Watch can be tethered to an Android, Blackberry or any iPhone with iOS 4 and above. Like a Ferrari next to a nice BMW, the i’m Watch is also releasing lots of bells and whistles. The latest: a heart rate monitor using software from the company Zephyr.

i’m Watch

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