Gift Guide: 5 splurge worthy tech ideas

Gift Guide: 5 splurge worthy tech ideas

These gadgets don't come cheap, but they do come with a happy-recipient guarantee. Here are five gifts that are sure to impress.

First…a tricked out skateboard. For $1,000 (and up), you can get your hands on a


It comes with a Bluetooth remote control to manage speed and braking. On the basic model, you can reach speeds up to 18 miles per hour and coast along for 7 miles on one charge.

Next...skates on speed. The $500 Rocket skates strap on over your shoes and go up to 12 miles an hour.

They look like a pair of mini-Segways and work similarly. You control your speed by tilting your feet. Forward means speed up, leaning backwards, like you would if you were using the
brake on inline skates, will slow you down.

Here's a bookworm's dream. Amazon's Kindle Voyage offers one of the best e-reader screens available.

It is a bit pricey at $200, but it's lightweight, and has a scratch-resistant high-res display and conveniently placed buttons so you can hold the reader and flip the pages with one hand.

Now check out this Starter drone. The Parrot Rolling Spider mini-drone packs a camera, accelerometer and gyroscope.

The compact, quad copter costs $100 and is controlled using an app on your smart phone. If your pilot skills need work, attachable wheels help protect the machine during touchy touchdowns.

Finally, there's the adventure-seekers camera. This is the camera for the daredevil in your life. The $400 Kodak SP360 is a 16-megapixel that comes with accessories, including a surfboard mount and a head strap. An app allows you to use your smartphone to the camera directly.

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