Whoever first said the phrase "Boys and their toys" hit the nail right on the head, because that's exactly how I feel about my husband sometimes - particularly when it comes to gadgets. Sure, I'm a big fan of my smartphone and laptop, but my interest pales in comparison to the look of pure joy I see on my hubby's face when he walks into an electronics store. Of course, he probably feels the same way about my obsession with fashion and jewelry, but we're talking about him right now.
Considering that my husband's birthday is fast approaching, I've started doing some research into the latest trends in gadget gifts for guys so I can get him the perfect present this year. After checking out some of the products available right now, I have to say I had no idea there was so much cool stuff being developed - I might even have to get something for myself. Here are a few of the summer's hottest gadgets to consider for your own husband or boyfriend (or secret gift from you to you...).
Pivothead Video Recording Sunglasses
While you could go the traditional route with a fancy pair of sunglasses this summer, why not take your purchase to the next level and opt for something truly revolutionary. According to ComputerWorld.com, Pivothead is now offering sunglasses that contains a small camera in the bridge that allows you to record video or take pictures with the push of a button. This is the perfect gift for my husband, because he always forgets to bring his digital camera along or charge his cell phone when a picture perfect moment comes.
Waterproof Smartphone & Tablet Cases
There's nothing worse than finding out that a perfectly good electronic device is ruined due to water damage. This is a particularly troublesome issue for my husband when he's bringing his mobile devices with him on business trips or vacations. However, Fox News Los Angeles recently turned me on to waterproof smartphone and tablet cases from Innopocket and Case Logic. For fewer than $100, you can ensure that any poolside mishaps or sudden rainstorms don't ruin your favorite gadget.
Eton Rukus Solar
Even with iPods and mobile devices capable of playing music just about anywhere you want, you can still run into difficulties providing a soundtrack to your outdoor hangout because of dead batteries or a short extension cord. Luckily, the Eton Rukus Solar stereo has taken fun in the sun to a new extreme - powering itself through solar energy, according to Mashable.com. So long as you have a wireless music device with Bluetooth, you can keep the party going while enjoying the benefits of green technology.
Does your guy start foaming at the mouth every time an Apple commercial pops up on TV? Is your mailbox constantly flooded with tech magazines and consumer reviews? Comment below or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to share which gadgets your man (or you!) can't wait to get his hands on this summer.