Sunday, December 13, 2015

7 best presents for travel and adventurous

SeV Fleece 8.0 Jacket  US$170  - –

Travel like James Bond with a fleece zip-up with 19 interior pockets from glasses, keys, camera and iPad. water bottle to detachable key holder.
Most pockets are part of a patented Personal Area Network (PAN) solution wich provides built-in wire management and quick, tangle-free access to your ear piece so you can put your mobile device through the lining to the earbud pockets which will keep them hidden near the collar.
Plus, its arms zip off to become a vest and it has a special smartphone pocket that lets you access its screen through a special Clear Touch Fabric.

Vancouver Art Gallery Membership $55 seniors $75 individual       - -

The Vancouver Art Gallery Gift Membership is a rewarding gift and special way to share appreciation to your friends or relatives, as well to the Gallery!
The person who receives the membership will enjoy an entire year of free visits to exhibitions, artist talks, special events such as FUSE, and a discount at the Gallery Store.
You can purchase a Gift Certificate for Membership at , contact 604.662.4711 or visit the Member and Donor Services Desk in the Gallery.

Handpresso Portable Espresso Machine $129

Handpresso is a portable gadget, with a hand pump and pressure-indicator gauge, to produces creamy top quality espressos wherever you like.
Handpres is the portable espresso. To make it possible to drink a premium-quality coffee, wherever you go.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra pack  $99                                         - -

Four tickets chosen from 15 concerts. Wrap up the symphony for the perfect holiday gift.

Wildlife Adoption kits starting $40                                                       - -


World Wlidlife Fund Canada is a top rated Canadian charity by MoneySense. This grade will help to ensure your donation is well spent.

Travel Chopsticks $39.95  - -

Do you have eco-minded foodie in your list? This set of chopsticks, featuring an elegant bamboo tip and squared off stainless steel handles, are the right match. Includes a carrying case to travel with you anywhere. 

Cooking classes at PICA Pacific Institute of culinary arts  
Starting from $130

Join PICA on Saturdays for hands-on technique classes instructed by professional chef instructors

Cool Santa Gadgets

Cool Santa
During this holiday season we are going to end up giving presents that could be grouped in two:
The cool ones we love and eventually we will regret for not buying it for ourselves.  And the ones that make people go through an awkward silence that come right after they opened it.
Here you have our good Santa list of the best 7 gadgets for the season.

Jaybird Bluebuds x Wireless Headphone   $189.99

When you’re at the gym and your favourite song starts playing on your smartphone, average earbuds aren’t going to cut it. To maximize adrenaline, you should have the breakthrough exclusive technology doubles JayBird BlueBuds X playtime to a solid 8 hours, offering a full week of workouts, or a full day of listening.
PureSound In-ear white noise and listener fatigue reduction. Eliminates the white noise and delivers a clean audio experience offering hours of pure enjoyment
Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat

Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid  $150

BB-8, the rotund rolling sidekick in the upcoming Star Wars film, is a real-life droid you can take home. BB-8 takes commands via smartphone. You can also just yell things like “It’s a trap!” then watch him race away.

The baseball-size BB-8 uses gyroscopes and motors to propel himself in all directions at up to 5 miles per hour, weaving his head stays upright. It’s guaranteed to impress children of all ages.

Moment iPhone Lens and Case

This is the best keep secret of the world’s best Instagrammers: add wide angle or telephoto capabilities to your ordinary smartphone cameras phone.
Cases $70 and up, lenses $100 each.

Littlebits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit   $199 free shiping

Easy-to-use, electronic platform of building blocks for young inventors. No matter if the inventions are large or small.
All you have to do is snap together magnetic bits to create instant circuits for foolproof inventing.

iSmart Alarm Wireless Security System (ISA3)   $229

Keep the precious people and items in your life safe and sound with the iSmart Alarm home security system. This self-controlled, wireless system uses your smartphone to remotely arm, disarm, and monitor safety features, alerting all family members via text, phone call, push notification, and email the moment there a breach in security.
iSmartAlarm offers comprehensive and intelligent home security for do-it-yourself-minded consumers, all for a fraction of fee-based home security set-up.
With its companion app on your iPhone or Android device, you can arm, monitor, and disarm the security system at any time, from anywhere, and in real-time.
The app also sends you alerts, emails, and text messages when a break-in or unauthorized activity is detected in your home.


Hoverboard SOLOGEAR 11  Best Buy  $589.99

With 250 watts of power, this hoverboard delivers speeds of up to 12 kph per hour. For enable self-balancing the hoverboard uses gyroscope sensors that allow it go forward, accelerate, decelerate and brake just by leaning forward or backward.  While the water resistant construction allows you to glide even when it's wet outside.

·       Safely climb angles up to 15 degrees
·       Water resistant design is built to stand up to the elements
·       Rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to 18 kls of travel on a single charge
·       Maximum weight capacity of 120 kilograms
·       Weighs 12kg

Chipolo Find It $34.99

Know where your valuable and important items are by keeping track of them with Chipolo Tag Tracker and mobile device app. Simply tap your Chipolo tag to the plus sign in the Chipolo app and then drop, stick or attach the tag to your valuable item. Whether you are prone to losing your keys, your luggage, or even a pet, the Chipolo will ensure that you always know the location of your items.


·       Automatically updates location of your Chipolo tag
·       Last saved location with turn-by-turn navigation to find your item
·       App features a range meter & sends notifications if Chipolo tag goes out of range
·       If your phone is misplaced, shake your Chipolo tag to make your phone vibrate
·       App available from App Store, Google Play, Windows Marketplace
·       Wireless range: 60m (200’)

7 apps to take your device into the next level – If you want to be as smart as your smartphone -

7 apps to take your device into the next level
– If you want to be as smart as your smartphone -

No matter if you are a baby Boomers, generation X or millennial all we have the same problem:
Teenagers and kids are way more technologically capable than we are. The brain in today’s young boys and girls are coded to interact effortlessly with technology gadgets.
Here you have 7 best apps for taking your smartphone into the next level. And bridges the technological gap between today’s generation and grownups, as we grasp what it means to be not as smart as a smartphone. 

Monument Valley by ustwo   $4.59 iOs $5.99 Android


Welcome to the “Apple Design Award Winner 2014” and “Apple game of the year 2014”. Monument Valley is an illusory adventure of impossible geometry to help the princess proceed through puzzles and mysterious monuments.

Periscope by Twitter, Inc. Free for iOs / Android


Explore the world by watching and creating live video broadcast.
When a broadcaster is live they’re sharing video, audio, and location with viewers.
Viewers can interact with the broadcasters in real-time using Messages and Hearts.
Follow people to get notified in app. Or watch from links posted on twitter.


Homestyler by Autodesk Inc.  Free for iOs / Android

Do you want to see your renovation project finished before you hire the contactors? Then, snap a picture of the room and create your own 3D home design playground.

Placing 3D models of real furniture, light fixtures, paintings, plants and rugs in your room. Changing the color of the walls, decorating with paper wall, putting new hard wood floors or tiles.

The Room Two   $2.29 for iOs / Android


A mystery puzzler inside a tactile 3D world. Recipient of a BAFTA award.
The perfect game for a cold winter’s night.

Tune in radio by Tune in.  Free for iOs / Android


With over 100.000 radio stations from around the world, TuneIn has the largest selection of sports, music, news and talk radio.

Wine Spectator Wine Ratings+ by M. Shanken Communication, Inc. Free for iOs and Android


Make better wine choices with quick access to Wine Spectator’s expert reviews.

Elevate by Elevate, Inc.  Free for iOs and Android


Selected Apple 2014 App of the year. Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.