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  • The Best Tech Gifts for Cyber Monday 2012

    Curtis Taylor Curtis Taylor
    Posted on November 23, 2012

    The Top Tech Gifts for Every Type

     

    Ultimate Tech Gift Guide for 2012

    There are great tech gifts out there for every type of person you can imagine.  Here at RepairLabs.com, we thought we’d make out a list of our favorites for your approval just in time for Cyber Monday. If you're sick of the same old gift ideas, you've come to the right place. Everybody knows an iPad mini or a Nexus 7 tablet would be an awesome gift. But sometimes that's just not the right gift, the perfect gift, the magical rainbow unicorn of gifts.  Actually a tablet is a pretty personal choice. Instead give them a tech gift that they're certain to love, no matter what type of person they are. Here's where you can get your creative juices revving:  you’ll find gifts from $8.00 - $800, and something that certain to tickle the techie fancy of someone you love. We’re sure you’ll find an idea that you love.

    Dad:

    inflatable universal car rack from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012

    • If the car doesn’t have luggage racks, this is an ingenious solution. Inflatables! Now dad can haul nearly anything up top.  Universal roof rack $89.99. Buy it here.
    golf swing analysis tool  from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012

    Mom

    kalediscope  from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012

    EyeVac Crumb vac from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012
    • Eye Vac, just sweep the crumbs in its direction and it sucks them right up.  $99 Buy it here.
    Towel warmer  from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012
    • Towel warmer for her spa day, or to warm the kids’ hats, mittens and gloves:  $89.99

    Boyfriend:

    Tankbot smartphone cubicle toys from RepairLabs.com Tech Gifts Guide 2012

    • Smartphone controlled tankbot for his cubicle; he’ll entertain his office buddies for hours.  Buy it here  for  $24.99

     

    Girlfriend

    Teen

    Portable Bluetooth Speaker from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

     

    Kid

    Bike Wheel Lights from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Bike wheel lights, graphics synthesizer, generates thousands of changing colors and patterns. Kids will ADORE this gizmo. And extra safety and visibility for parents’ peace of mind. A perfect tech gift! $50

    New Parents

    Self-folding Origami Stroller  from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • This stroller folds itself. FOLDS ITSELF. It also is lighted and charges your iPhone. Is there a tech gift new parents could love any more?  Oragami Stroller http://www.4moms.com/origami  $849.99

    Baby

    HTML for Babies Book from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    Gentleman

    Gentleman's Travel Charger Kit from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    Geek

    Ultimate Charging Stationfrom RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Get them the ultimate recharge station, the Kaynex Sydnee Smart Charging Station $149. It holds everything.

    Potterhead

    Team Don't Read Crappy Books Sweatshirt from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    Hipster

    Instant Digital Polaroid from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • It’s instant! It’s digital! It’s awwwesome!  $159. Your own personal hipster WILL want this instant digital camera.

    It Girl

    Subtle Sparkle iPhone Decoration oid from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • For the girl who has everything? Give her something no one else has. Custom Cemented iPhone Jewels in Subtle Sparkle.  $103 US dollars, but she’s gotta send in her phone across the pond, for this perfect tech gift. http://www.crystalskins.co.uk/atelier.html

    Motorhead

    Slime Flat Tire Emergency Repair Kit from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • The easy answer  when your favorite gearhead and motor-er gets a flat: Slime Safety Spair:$38 this special sealant will get them safely to somewhere they can replace a flat tire, in only 7 minutes!

    Caffeine Junkie

    8 Bit Heart Mug from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    Prepper/outdoorsman/Camper:

    Kinetic Power Charger for Devices from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Whether he’s getting ready for the zombie apocalypse, or just likes to keep his device with him out in the wild, this kinetic device charger: http://www.npowerpeg.com/ is the perfect find. $199.95

    Health Nut :

    My Blend Bottle Blenders  from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • They need to blend up their smoothie on the run? This blender actually attaches to the bottle, so they can grab and go.  My Blend Bottle Blender.  http://www.oster.com/myblend/  $29.99

    Foodie

    Digital Measuring Spoon from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Save time and energy measuring and weighing with this little doodad. Digital Spoon Measure - the  link to buy is  at the bottom - $25.85

    Pet

    Sensor Pet Water Fountain  from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Let your lil sweetie get a cool drink whenever he wants with a Doggie water fountain: $79.50. It senses when your pet comes up to it, so he can always have fresh water. Really great for labs who love to drink from the hose!

    Jock

    • Jawbone UP activity tracking wristband. Works with your smartphone to track sleep cycles and activity levels and goals 129.99 https://jawbone.com/up

    Belieber

    Heart Headphone Splitter from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Heart iPhone earbud splitter. Because where there’s one Belieber there is always another.  And they need to be able to share the beats too. $18

    Designer/Artist

    Inkling digital sketch pen from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    Gamer

    iPhone Joystick from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • For all of the retro joy of 8bit games! A guaranteed hit.  iPhone Joystick  $13.49

    Mr./Miss OCD

    Neatdesk description from RepairLabs.com 2012 Tech Gifts Guide

    • Neatdesk  $349.88 Scans business cards, receipts and full sized sheets of paper, and then instantly organizes them! SWEET.

     

    *All prices are accurate at the time of publishing, but we can’t guarantee that they won’t change. Good Luck, and Happy Shopping for great tech gifts that they will LOVE!

    by , Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.

    This post was posted in Opinion, Tablets, Gifts, Tech, Blog Candy, Geek, What We Do, iPhone, iPad, Uncategorized and was tagged with every, person, type, gizmos, gadgets, Cyber Monday, gift, tech gifts, guide, Gifts

  • RepairLabs Proudly Announces Charitable Donation Program, Operation:HERO

    Curtis Taylor Curtis Taylor
    Posted on July 11, 2012

    Donation Operation:HERO, because everyone has a little super hero in them,   Partnership:  Diabetes Action Foundation.

    Operation: HERO, Logo for Charitable Donation Program at Fix-iPhones.com

    So what is RepairLabs’ Op:HERO, you ask? HERO stands for “Help Each Repair Overcome.”  And that is exactly what we set out to do when we developed this donation program. Our CEO gathered his web team of Head Designer, Content and Social Media Manager, and Webmaster, and set a problem in front of us: How can RepairLabs give back?

    We put our heads together, and decided that we wanted to make every repair that we do count for something more. We want each device that we fix, be it a phone, a laptop, a Macbook, or a gaming console, to have the potential to help somebody. We decided that a program that would empower our customers to give back would be the best thing we could do.

    If we could create a system that would make it easy and inexpensive to help, we felt that we could deploy a whole army of customers to give back, even in the face of their own trials. And anybody who’s ever had a broken phone, computer, or device knows exactly what a trial that is. What if we could turn a negative into the chance to help someone else?

    We decided that we could create a ‘Donation at Checkout’ option for our websites, that would allow customers to easily add $1, $5, etc, etc, up to $100 to their total to give to a worthy cause.  Then we got really excited and decided we could use our web presence and expertise to really publicize and leverage the charity’s message: tweeting them, building them infographics, videos and content, and educating our site visitors along the way.

    We believe that every dollar counts. We believe that every repair we make can help to overcome diabetes, animal cruelty, and the challenges and issues that wounded veterans face, just to name a few that impact our lives.  We believe that everyone can be a super hero with just a simple donation. And we match every donation, up to $100.  So every donation a customer makes counts for double.

     

    First Partner We’re Collecting Donations For: The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation.

    We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Diabetes Action Foundation.This organization has a special significance to us as our Head of Design, Michelle, has had diabetes since childhood. We believe that working together, we can and will find a cure in our lifetimes. We’ve created a page on our website that features them, and included a little super hero, BCG Man, to boot. He represents a study that they are currently funding which investigates the drug BCG’s role in protecting the Pancreas from the cells that cause

    BCG Man Superhero for Diabetes Action Foundation Infographic by RepairLabs.com

                                 BCG Man protects the Pancreas

    disease.  Check out the infographic that we designed for them here.

    The Diabetes Action Foundation is a top rated charity on CharityNavigator.org which means that they are deeply committed to using donor funds effectively, and have a proven track record of efficiency. Out of every dollar 96₵ goes to program costs. That means only 4₵ of every dollar goes towards administrative costs. These people are efficient multitaskers; I know, I’ve worked with them. Not only that, they are the kindest and most approachable organization of people out there. If you have diabetes or questions about it, get in touch with them. They have a TON of resources that can help.

    Most importantly, they do great work. Their mission is to support all innovation  for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes.  They are committed to educating patients with great initiatives such as Diabetes University, an in person and online set of lectures designed to improve the quality of life for people with the disease.  They offer international aid, fund research studies, and offer scholarships for kids with diabetes to attend special diabetes camps.

    This is a fantastic organization, and we here at RepairLabs are so proud to be involved with them. Please visit their site and give generously to this great cause.  And be sure to look for future promotions from RepairLabs publicizing their great work.

    Diabetes Action Research and Education Logo

    Operation: HERO. A donation can bring out the super hero in you.

    This post was posted in Opinion, Tablets, Gifts, Tech, What We Do, About Us, iPhone, iPad and was tagged with Operation: HERO, Op:HERO, Diabetes Action Reseach and Education Foundation, Diabetes, Charity, Donation, Gifts

  • Father’s Day Gifts for the Techie Dad

    Curtis Taylor Curtis Taylor
    Posted on June 13, 2012

    What Dad Really Wants This Year on Father's Day

     

    We’ve compiled a list of the Coolest Gifts for Dads this year. We asked all the dads at RepairLabs what’s on their wish list for this Father’s Day, and here are some of the ideas that they gave us.

     

    DIY Gadget Card - Free

    Father's Day Gifts for Techie Dads, homemade card iDad

    Dads love things you made for them. Even if you're 30.

    A fantastic tutorial and a really creative idea for a card for dad that you can make yourself, with the kids. Look inside each of the “apps” to find a cute personalized message.  From Charlottes Fancy.com 

     

    A Gadget Grip Mat - $11

     

    Father's Day Gift's for Techie Dads Device Grippy Pad for Cars

    The things he'll stick to this are limited only by his imagination.

    Grippy Pad holds all sorts of things in place with an advanced silicone material. (I.e., stolen from aliens.)

     

    BioLite CampStove- $129

     

    Tech Dad Father's Day Present BioStove Campfire charges iphone

    Roast marshmallows and charge iPhone.

    This little beauty also charges devices. If Dad’s a camper, this will be on his list. (It’s good to keep a phone around even when you’re unplugging-- in case of emergencies.)

     

     

    Mouse Armrest -$30

    Ergonomic Mouse Pad Father's Day Gift

    Repetitive stress injuries are a real concern!

    This is an ergonomic attachment for Dad’s office chair or desk. It will help reduce the possibiltes of bad posture and repetitive stress injuries from using a mouse.

     

     

    Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit - $52

    Father's Day Present Survival Kit

    Dad can keep this in his care. Or his Bug-out Bag.

    Camping survival kit. Because Tech Dads can MacGyver  anything.

     

     

    iKoa Phone Case- $179

    Great Gift for Dad: Koa wood iPhone case that holds cards as well.

    Beautiful and Functional

    This beautiful case also holds Dad’s credit card and ID.

     

     

     igrill thermometer and app $79

    Father's Day Present iGrill thermometer and iPad iPhone app

    High-Tech Grillin'!

    Just insert the probe thermometer of this device into the meat and use your iPhone or iPad to monitor the temp while you’re off relaxing with a beer.

     

     

    LawnBott Robotic Lawn Mower $1199

    Father's Day Gift Robotic Automatic Lawn Mower

    We're just waiting for an iPhone app to control it.

    It’s not cheap, but if Dad hates mowing, this gift may be worth it.

     

     

    Laptop Desk - $25

    Laptop desk for a great Father's Day present

    Good for Dad, and the machine.

    A Lap desk designed to keep you cool with special insulation that blocks 95% of laptop heat.

     

     

    Custom Housing Color for his iPhone 4S $249

    iPhone Housing Color Change, great gift for Father's Day

    soooo shiny....

    Custom iPhone housing color change. Choose Dad’s favorite team’s colors.

     

     

     

    We <3 Daddy DIV Photo –Free

    Father's Day Photo idea We heart daddy shadow pict

    You are now dead of the cute.

    We think it would be relatively simple to take some posterboard and an iPhone and shoot this picture on a sunny afternoon. If my calculations are correct, the kids need to hold the signs upside down.  You stand facing them. Print it on photo stock pop it in a frame for his desk at work ~and  best part, it’s Dad’s favorite gift of all.  Laurie, the fantastic blogger  at Tip Junkie , provided this great picture, but was unable to find the source of this beautiful  image.

    Hope these ideas get you going to show Dad how great he really is.

     

     

    Sources and Links

    http://charlottesfancy.com/2010/06/14/idad/

    http://www.firebox.com/product/5078/Grippy-Pad

    http://www.biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/Black-Office-Computer-Arm-Rest-Executive-Chair-Desk-Support--450mm---SMQ2266-_p56110.html

    http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Gear/Ultimate-Kit_31-000701

    http://www.martinandmacarthur.com/mobile-phone-accessories/mobile-phone-accessories/ikoa-phone-case

    http://store.igrillinc.com/

    http://www.lawnbotts.com/lawnbott/LawnBott_LB1200_Spyder_Robotic_Lawn_Mower.

    http://www.stacksandstacks.com/computer-lap-desk-lapinator-by-lapinator-inc

    http://www.fix-iphones.com/iphone-4s-colored-glass-conversion.html

    http://www.tipjunkie.com/what-to-make-for-dad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TipJunkie+%28Tip+Junkie+-+Creative+Inspiration%29

     

     

    *Note: prices are valid at the time of publication (6-13-12). Please check links to be sure.

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