Techno Claus (who gives “Sunday Morning” correspondent David Pogue a skeptical look) offers gift suggestions for anyone on your holiday list who loves gadgets for work or play.
good morning dear gentlemen let’s all take a break
And welcome a visit from me, Techno Claus!
I come to suggest a hi-tech gift idea,
I have been doing this for 14 consecutive years.
I’m glad to see you in your nicely decorated hall.
Cheap costumes, irrelevant accents, everything.
MuteMe button ($40)
A stupid pandemic has borne such fruit
On Zoom, people yell, “You’re dumb!”
It doesn’t happen to me! See what I got:
If it’s green, they can hear you. For red, they cannot.
Don’t bother with this hilarious elf icon.
I will never make a _______ butt again.
Hotdot Rechargeable Hand Warmer ($30)
These chemical warmers are not to my liking.
Once used, it’s just a waste.
But these are electric! It’s rechargeable.
Both sides give the degree of heat you choose.
Winter no longer means ‘chilling to the bone’.
And hey, in a pinch, you can charge your phone!
Renpho Cordless Jump Rope ($26)
So what do you think I do for my exercise? No!
It’s like a jump rope, minus the rope!
Low ceiling? no problem! Small space? tall hair?
You can even exercise while sitting in a chair!
It tallies your jumps on your phone or here.
and if you prefer real Rope, don’t be afraid!
JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker ($45)
Do you know someone who likes music while working? my elf!
But regular speakers sit on the shelf.
But this one is portable and made of clips
On your car, on your workbench, on your waist.
Great sound and bass for its size
It is also waterproof. This is a pleasant surprise.
CovoBox ($57 and up)
Previous: Cable and gear disaster.
And after: I erased all the stains!
That’s true! Don’t let the elegant looks fool you.
This is a storage box made by hand from bundles of books.
If That Wasn’t Enough, The Book Was A Rescue
What used to be a landfill can now be hidden.
KJOY LED Car Sign ($60)
When you are driving somewhere, how often do you
Did you have any idea to go back there and tell the driver?
Shut up! Paste this Bluetooth display,
Select a message here and broadcast it.
warning, thanks, how are you,
Or create an animation – it’s all up to you!
Therabody Smart Goggles ($200)
The world, let’s admit it, is stressing us out
Headaches get worse and sleep time is greatly reduced.
But these massage you in places like this,
And there is fever. You can make it as warm as you like.
App Provides Guidance for Finding Your Peace
The monitor also measures heart rate reduction.
At 200 smackers I know they’re not cheap
But who puts a price on refreshment and sleep?
Dear gentlemen, that’s all. Lots of fun.
I hope you enjoy it. Come on, let’s run!
I still go with the reindeer
Because no one is building a rechargeable sled!
Story produced by David Rothman. Editor: Mike Levine.