2013 Holiday Tech Wishlist

On Cyber Monday, you are probably looking for the best deals out there. You might also be looking for ideas to put on your own wishlist or gifts for that techie in your life. Check out the 404 Tech Support list of some of the latest gadgets that could be a perfect fit this year.

VPN subscription

Value your privacy? Get a VPN to encrypt your traffic from prying eyes. Check out your options for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS VPN clients. Big names in VPN include:

  1. Private Internet Access
  2. BTGuard
  3. VyprVPN

Next generation routers

If you have to reset your router regularly or you think it’s the bottleneck in your connection to the Internet, check out these next gen routers. DD-WRT and Tomato firmware on Linksys routers might not be able to compete when you have the hardware and software working together so well. 1 million+ packet per second processing for under $100! Leaders of the pack:

  1. Ubiquiti EdgeRouter
  2. Mikrotik Wireless router

Wireless access points

Wish to improve your wifi? Check out the Ubiquiti UniFi Enterprise Wifi AP for easy hand-offs and great range.

Connected home

The Ubiquiti mPower gives you a wirelessly controlled power strip. The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch gives you a remotely controlled outlet.


Google’s Chromecast allows you to stream from a variety of devices to your HDMI television for only $35.

Nest smoke alarm

From the makers of the Nest thermostat is the Nest Protect Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm.

Kohler Bluetooth speaker showerhead

Take your tunes in the shower with you by syncing to this Bluetooth rechargeable speaker.

Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

A digitally controlled electric smoker that can cook a ton of meat at once? Marry tech and food as a meat lover.

Dell 24″ monitor

I can say from experience that Dell’s UltraSharp 24 inch LED monitor is one of the best out there.

Delta Touch faucet

Instead of fussing with the handle, just tap the faucet to turn it on or off when your hands are messy.

Coin card for your wallet

Replace the other cards in your wallet with a single card called Coin.


Smartwatches are the fab item this year. Whether you get the Pebble, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, or others, it’s an item to check out. See this post for more options.


Browse LEGO CUUSOO to find some of the most creative sets out there such as the Minecraft LEGO, Back to the Future, or others. You can also support new projects with votes like a modular Apple Store or the Hubble Space Telescope.

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