Quirky electronic gifts at Amazon
Amazon is well known as a one-stop shop for pretty much anything you can imagine buying, but that designation goes even further than you’d think. While Amazon is well stocked in more common name brand electronics, they also have a fun selection of unusually quirky electronics that would make great gifts, too. Below are a few of our favorites.
Imagine playing a game that you could see right in front of you, but that was controlled via your smartphone. That dream is a reality with Sphero, the App Controlled Robotic Ball. The white cue-ball shaped sphere is compatible with both iOS and Android phones and comes with a selection of free downloadable games. More games be added via the iTunes App Store or Google Play store, too.
No, that white hangable object isn’t some kind of odd floodlight, it’s a wireless shower speaker. This fully waterproof speaker set features a dual-power transmitter that utilizes either AC power or batteries for complete wireless freedom while you’re in the shower. It’s powered by a 900 MHz Phase Loop Lock Circuitry and offers up a clear signal from up to 150 feet away.
Beat the NSA at their own game with this sweet app-controlled spy tank. The Rover 2.0 features built-in night vision and can record live video that upload directly to social media channels like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter right from its companion app. Rover’s camera has a wide-angle lens and built-in speaker to capture any nearby sound. It has a wireless range of up to 200 feet unobstructed with an range of 100 feet around walls. The companion app for Rover is free from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Who needs an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4 when you have an intelligent cube game system am I right? The Sifteo Cubes sense each other and react when they’re moved around. The Cubes have four pre-installed games that work immediately and there are additional games available if you sync the cubes to your computer. The cubes come in a set of three but can be expanded to a set of 12 for the full gaming experience.
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