With 120 Days until Black Friday, What are Lining Up as the Hottest Tech Gifts?

Some ideal options for tech enthusiasts at every level

Wakefield, RI -- August 1, 2013 - A mere 120 days until Black Friday, the thought either fills you with adrenaline or makes you shutter. For those compiling holiday wish lists, finding the right gift for every breed of gadget and tech enthusiast is no small task. From portable power to studio grade headphones and from waterproof Bluetooth speakers to home automation, here are some ideal options for tech enthusiasts at every level.

Portable power comes in handy when at unexpected moments. The Justin Power Case by Innovative Technology is designed for the iPad, but charges tablets, smartphones and other devices when there is no outlet in sight. Husband who travels? Roommate who sits in the coffee house all day? Social media addicted teen? The Justin Power Case features a built-in 11,600 mAh rechargeable battery capable of charging an iPad twice or an iPhone upwards of seven times via a universal USB charging port. In a "batteries not included" season, the Justin Case is a handsome and durable portable power solution that will keep electronics powered all year long. MSRP is $69.99.

Want to take conference calls on the boat or at the beach? Love music in the shower? The Slingshot from BlueFlame is a water-resistant, portable convertible speaker system perfect for the techie, the adventurer, the parent or anyone who wants to bring big sound everywhere they go. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker has a 33 foot wireless range with a built-in microphone so you can sing along to your favorite tunes in the shower, listen to a podcast, or take a hands-free call. The Slingshot features a compact speaker in a comfort-carry sling so you can hang it in the shower or on a hook. For that person on your list who likes to crank the activity level up a notch, the speaker's To Go Sling has handles and a convenient clip-through top to easily attach it to a bike, backpack or stroller. The Slingshot is available in two models (rechargeable lithium-ion battery or powered by 4-AA batteries). MSRP is $119.99 and $99.99.

Studio engineers and DJs were consulted from day one of the MUNITIO PRO40s design, resulting in a professional grade over-ear headphone highlighted by 40mm titanium drivers, aircraft grade aluminum, breathable but supple leather earpads and a ruggedly flexible band ideal for the most demanding headphone users. The understated but flashy PR04's feature CODA AXIS™ in-line gimbal earphone technology for natural range of motion, noise isolation and comfort during long listening session. Statement sound, design and wear, the PRO40s deliver a professional headphone experience with an edge. MSRP $349

MUNITIO SVs appeal to a mobile lifestyle. The SV earbuds are lightweight, durable and never-knotty thanks to reinforced aircraft-grade aluminum housings and a tangle-free ribbon cable. The SVs deliver a wide dynamic range with enough flexibility to bounce back and forth between hard-hitting and silky smooth sounds in the blink of a beat. The SVs MSRP is $129.

This holiday, give the gift of peace, security and simplicity. Home automation technology is no longer only reserved for the rich and famous. Control4 makes it easy to begin your customized home automation experience for under $1,500. Get started with the new Control4® HC-250 Controller ($750) plus a Control4® SR-250 remote ($250) for centralized control of the devices in your entertainment system, lighting, security, and more all in one easy-to-use interface. Add the highly-coveted Control4 Wireless Music Bridge ($300) to instantly stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or computer to any room in your home. The Wireless Music Bridge uses a combination of Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity technologies to make sure your favorite holiday tunes will be heard wherever you and your loved ones are celebrating together. All of these products can be installed from over 2,200 authorized Control4 dealers in North America.

Ask any cinema or concert venue expert, accurate, visceral bass you feel in your chest, not hear makes movies and music better. As TV speakers get increasingly worse, give the gift of an SVS SB-1000 subwoofer and the lucky recipient will be blown away by sounds they've never heard or felt before. MSRP $499

The emergence of vinyl and Blu-ray audio have ushered in a new era of HiFi, ruled by smaller, high-performance speakers. Relative to the small cabinet size, the SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers are redefining the compact speaker category, by producing a soundstage unheard of from its size. The Ultra Bookshelf Speakers have a unique trapezoidal design to eliminate standing waves and produce concert hall music reproduction and the true replication of movie soundtracks or a sports environment, whether it's an explosion, whispering dialogue or the thwack of a golf ball. MSRP $499 each.

Power protection for our increasingly tech-infused homes is a must. The SurgeX 1U Sequencer is a surge eliminating power conditioner that strikes fear in the heart of lightning and other power anomalies. With nine available outlets the Sequencer is impervious to magnetic interference and stops all surges up to 6,000 volts without any ground contamination. Contact SurgeX dealer for pricing.

If you need dazzling images, a review sample or more information on any of these products, just ask and we'll get back to you long before you make your way out for those Black Friday deals.

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