11.26.2014Personal Tech

Holiday Tech: Bloggers Share What’s on Their Wish List

Recently we played Santa and asked local bloggers, including tech enthusiasts, lifestyle bloggers and fashion writers, what holiday tech is on their wish lists this season.

From tablets to speakers here are the gifts they hope to find under the tree this year:

“The traveler & photographer in me would love nothing more than to find an LG G3 smartphone in my stocking this holiday season. And what better way to ring in the New Year, than without worry? The iBattz Mojo Battstation Tough Dual Pro mobile charger for my devices would give me that freedom! It would allow me to stay on-the-go & never feel disconnected!”

– Shay Hazen (@SHAYZEN), More than a Fan

“Oh boy, I want everything! But here are the top 3 wireless accessories on my tech wish list: The Jawbone Mini Jambox because I love hearing music in the shower and it would be great for living room workouts. The Mophie Spacepack because it's awesome! And Beats Solo 2 Headphones so I can jam out everywhere I go.”

– Janine Bonilla (@ThePGHLook), ThePGHLook

“Being an Android fanatic, the two devices for which I'm most excited this season are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, mostly because they both run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. I'm also excited for the unconventional sizes of the displays on both devices, 6 and 9-inch displays seem very interesting. Overall, I'm very excited to see what kind of devices result from the direction Google is pointing the industry.”

– Tony McAfee, (@AnthonyMcAfee), Android Guys

I know EXACTLY what I want from Verizon this holiday season. I have been drooling over everyone else's iPads for years. I bought a cheap tablet to carry around with me so that I could update my blog on the go, but it was a little bit too small, didn't have enough features, and it's nearly impossible to find a case that can fit it. I'm a Mac, so I need a tablet like the iPad Air 2 that syncs effortlessly with my phone and computer. Also, the rest of my list is pretttttty much Kate Spade. I love the Kate Spade Trapping Dots iPhone case.”

– Jessica Brown, (@jessbrown), In Pursuit of Simple

“My holiday wish list this year would have to include the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network. I chose this tablet because it has such a crisp display with just the right size, a great battery life and it is already XLTE ready! Plus I travel a lot and being able to watch my massive collection of movies all on the go is the perfect gift for me."

– Ty Pier, (@Ty_Pie68), Cerebral-Overload, Gizmofusion

“It's so funny you asked what is on my wish list because I was just telling my mom how I already have compiled a wish list on Evernote and right at the top of my list is a fitness band! Even though there are so many great wireless tech options out there, I would LOVE a Jawbone UP24. Recently, I've rededicated myself to being more active and eating better, but I find that I need more accountability. Since I sit in front of a computer for an overwhelming majority of the day, I recognize the need for a motivational tool to get me up and moving, away from my desk. I love that you can track your stats, monitor your sleep habits, and even program the band to gently encourage you with a buzz to get up after a certain period of time. I've seen positive results from my friends who have a Jawbone and I am looking forward to a healthier and more intentional lifestyle."

– Marissa Burdett (@TheModernAusten), The Modern Austen

“I'm really looking for some great audio speakers! I just need something simple to plug my iPhone in so I can play its music. I love putting on a good tune in my apartment, doing some blog work - making dinner... Speakers would be perfect to amplify the mood... instead of my dinky cell-speaker! Plus, when I have friends over, for cocktails or board games - those kind of speakers would come quite in handy. Between the Jawbone Mini Jambox, BOSE Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, JBL Flip 2 there are so many good ones to choose from!"

– Alex Duffy, (@duffydossier), Duffy Dossier

“The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is tops on my list! I love to take awesome pictures of my 4 beautiful children, but I need a better camera phone to capture them through their wiggles. :)”

– Kelly Hughes (@PghMomTourage), Pgh Mom-Tourage

“I have recently started back up my lifelong reading habit—on pause for a few years after I had kids—and my five-year-old Kindle has officially bit the bullet. That's why at the top of my holiday wish list is the new Fire HD 6. Not only is the new Fire an affordable tablet (less than $100), it pairs nicely with our family's Amazon Prime account. I want to be able to use it for reading novels on long flights for work trips or in bed before I fall asleep. But I can also watch movies and TV shows, let my kids play games (and control how much screen time they get) and stay connected to email and social media while I'm watching TV.”

Susan W. Jackson, (@SusanWJackson), Working Moms Against Guilt (@WMAGBlog)

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