The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. That’s why this holiday season, MyITpros is stepping in and doing all the shopping for you! Whether you’re technically savvy or not, we’ve picked out 12 awesome gadgets that are sure to make you the gift-giving hit of the season.
Check back each day to discover the next perfect present during our 12 days of technology!
What it is: goTenna Mesh
If you’ve ever stood on the roof of a secluded vacation home while searching desperately for a cell signal, you’ll appreciate this gift. The goTenna Mesh uses revolutionary mesh technology to create a private mesh wireless network, allowing you to relay messages and GPS locations through your cellphone without signal, routers, towers or satellites.
You can chat one-to-one, in groups of up to 10 people or send a public broadcast to reach all users within range. Each message will display a delivery confirmation receipt so you always know they’re going through, and they are all protected with end-to-end encryption. You can also download free offline maps of any location in the world, then save and share pins so you can find others and they can find you!
Each package includes two slender sticks that can each be used to create a new network point. Because the goTenna relies on mesh networking, three or more users in a private network can use the additional points to send messages across longer distances—even internationally—without incurring any additional costs. You can even drop unpaired units in strategic locations to help extend your network, so travelers, take note!
How much it costs: $179 for a two-pack
The goTenna Mesh is currently $179.00 on Amazon (with free two-day shopping for Prime members) and on goTenna’s website. Each order contains two devices, two charging cables and a one-year warranty. Four-packs are also available for purchase, and goTenna.com offers a 15% military discount for qualifying service members.
Who to buy it for: The consummate traveler in your life
This gift is perfect for hikers, travelers, adventurers and anyone who craves some time off the grid but still wants to keep in touch with the important people in their lives.