Cool Gift Ideas – 25 Inspirational Pocket-Sized Gadgets


No matter how short the distances are cut by means of instant communications, business trips will always be the priority.

Of course, there are means to have video conferences, but simply does not serve the same purpose. It would seem that physical meetings will not be going away anywhere, anytime soon. People hit the roads every so often even if the business trip is just around the block. The importance of meeting people face-to-face is just too much to ignore or even replace. What’s challenging when one is on the road is staying organized. Let’s face it, if you are not organized you will not be able to focus on what’s really important. This becomes even more difficult if there are loads of things that you have to carry around with you.

We thought it would be a Cool Gift Ideas idea to create a list of gadgets that you may find useful on your long and frequent business trips. These gadgets pay a specific attention to gadgets involved with healthcare, because, well, you need it, and even more so on the go then you would at home. Go through this list of 25 Inspirational Pocket-Sized Gadgets and see if there is anything you like. Let us know what you think. As always, your comments are welcome.

25. IPod Building Block Portable Speaker Dock

25. IPod Building Block Portable Speaker Dock

If you were a fan of lego in your childhood, you definitely need this one. Especially when it gives the speaker that retro look everyone is hypes about these days. This is essentially a mini speaker that can be plugged into an iPod. It is available in various different colors including purple, pink, orange, red, green, blue, black, and white. It costs around $19.90.

24. Chobi Cam Cheese Mini Digital Toy Camera

24. Chobi Cam Cheese Mini Digital Toy Camera

This is perhaps one of the smallest cameras in the world, weighing in at about 16g. It is hardly larger than the palm of your own hand. Most importantly, it looks like cheese. It can record voice, videos and take quite appropriate photo skills. Moreover, the camera can hold a microSD up to 32GB and it can be charged via a USB cable. It costs around $60.

23. Jstory Cable Tie

23. Jstory Cable Tie

While everything is going wireless, there are situations where you somehow end up with a lot of cables. They look ugly and make everything less attractive. You can use these cute looking cable ties to help tame your wires. They organize your life, make the workstation neater and cuter to look at. They cost around $8 but are definitely worth it.

22. GoNewYork Portable Radio by Sonoro

22. GoNewYork Portable Radio by Sonoro

This is a portable radio that offers crystal reception. It includes a very healthy rechargeable battery and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The radio also offers an AUX-in which means you can used it as a portable speaker as well. It comes enveloped in a drip-proof casing and is available in various different colors. It costs around 99 Euros.

21. Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

21. Zip Wireless Activity Tracker

This is basically an activity tracker. It can track stuff like amount of calories burned, based on the steps you take, which it also measures. Of course, it can also calculate the average distance you may have travelled. It is a very efficient pedometer and can track your activity very accurately. All you need to do is hang it over your clothes and voila. It costs around $59.95.

20. Pebble Smartstick

20. Pebble Smartstick

When you are travel, you may run into situations where you need battery and you need it bad. There could be a power shortage or you could be camping somewhere. This little gadget is actually very handy for such instances. It can charge a lot of different cellphones and even though it may look small, it can actually charge one smartphone completely. It costs around $32.

19. Motion Sensitive Portable Travel Alarm

19. Motion Sensitive Portable Travel Alarm

Have you ever been bothered about the fact that someone can enter your hotel room uninvited? If so, you definitely need this gadget. You can think of it as a small warning alarm. It is motion sensitive, so all you need to do is place it on your door handle. If somebody tries to come in through the door, this tiny thing goes off and warns you, giving you enough time to prepare for the unwelcome. It costs only $18.

18. Popcord: The Keyring Charger – IPhone & Micro USB

18. Popcord The Keyring Charger – IPhone & Micro USB

You can use this keychain to plug in your phone to any USB available allowing you to help you charge your battery. If you travel a lot and you have a lot of gadgets in need of constant power, this is the way to go. It costs around £23.

17. Portable Body Scale

17. Portable Body Scale

If you are conscious about your weight but don’t always have enough room to store a scale. This is the thing for you. It is very accurate and you can use it in privacy and practically store it in your jacket pocket. It costs around $30 and can measure weights up to 330 pounds.

16. Ballo Speaker By Oyo

16. Ballo Speaker By Oyo

There are various different types of portable speakers in the market, but this is one stylish make and model we came across that offers 360 degree sound. Just make sure you place it on a flat surface for that effect. It costs around $35.

15. Mini Portable LED Bed Lamp

15. Mini Portable LED Bed Lamp

If you are into reading a lot, you would be needing this lamp a lot. All you need for this little baby to work are 4AAA batteries and you are set. It costs around $26.

14. Puku Portable Charger

14. Puku Portable Charger

If you are looking for a charger that serves well your backup charging needs all the while looking absolutely stylish, then you need this portable charger. It is a pretty design and costs around $99.

13. Fuuvi Pick USB Toy Digital Camera

It may look tiny to you, but this camera can take stills and record videos and voice. It is available in eight different colors and weighs in at 28grams only. The images are at 2MP resolution. It costs around $65.

12. Jorno Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

12. Jorno Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

This is a portable keyboard and all of us, after the advent of smartphones, have felt the need to own one at a certain period. It can be folded three times and does not require cables. It works on Bluetooth. It costs between $79 to $99.

11.Glidetrack Mobislyder Portable Camera Slider

11.Glidetrack Mobislyder Portable Camera Slider

This is your very own camera on wheels. It is perfect for the moments when you are trying to take a moving shot without the blur. Pretty handy, especially if you are into photography. It costs around $94.95.

10. Tinke

10. Tinke

This health monitor will allow you to see heart rates, blood oxygen levels, heart rate variability and respiratory rates. It helps in monitoring your fitness levels and can teach you how to manage stress and relax. It is built for iOS devices. All you need to do is plug it in and run the app. It costs around $119.

9. Dario

9. Dario

This is a glucose monitoring system. There is a glucometer in this device, which will connect to the audio port of your microphone. It comes with 25 blood test strips and can measure your glucose very accurately. The smartphone application will give you the results. The cost for this product is uncertain at the moment.

8. Scanadu Scout

8. Scanadu Scout

This particular scout has the ability to inform you about your heart rate, body temperature, skin temperature respiratory rates, electrocardiography, blood pressure, oxygen levels and even emotional stress. You get all of that in around $199.

7. Biomeme

7. Biomeme

This particular gadget turns your average iPhone into a mobile DNA lab. It can detect diseases with its real-time qPCR thermocycler. This is a lab graded equipment and can come in very handy. The cost regarding this gadget is still uncertain.

6. AirSonea

6. AirSonea

AirSoneq is a wheeze monitor. It will help you track symptoms of your asthma and manage them. All you need is to place it near your neck. The data retrieved from your wheezing is sent to your phone to record breathing patterns and then analysis is provided. It costs around $169.95.

5. Alcohoot

5. Alcohoot

This is a Breathalyzer, and you know you need one. You can measure your blood alcohol levels after a good night at the bar to keep others and yourself safe. It costs around $99.

4. AliveCor

4. AliveCor

If you are looking to get an electrocardiogram reading while you are on the go, this is the gadget for you. Of course it uses you phone and supports iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. It also supports Galaxy S4 by Samsung. It costs around $199. It also comes with an attachment using which it can support devices like Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One and 5th generation iPod Touch.

3. Angel

3. Angel

The primary use of this gadget is to perform as a workout tracker and sleep monitor. But it also works as a heart timekeeper and detects irregular heart rates. If it senses anything out of the ordinary, it will alert you. It is also equipped with a temperature sensor. It costs around $135.

2. Air.Air!

2. Air.Air!

This particular gadget measures air quality. If you are conscious about the air around you, use this gadget. It can detect particles in the air and even minute traces of cigarette smoke. It costs around $59.

1. Emotive Insight

1. Emotive Insight

Finally, we have the Emotiv Insight. It is a headwear and can monitor your brainwaves and translates EEG scans into meaningful data. With all the data that it acquires, it can help you improve your attention, focus, interest, engagement, affinity, relaxation and excitement. Moreover, it can help you reduce stress. It costs around $229.

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