10 Gadget Gift Ideas

Wahoo Kickr

Coming from a technology background, I am a sucker for a good gadget. Give me something new and shiny to play with and I am happy. Here are 10 of my favorite gadgets that continue to stay in rotation after many months and even years — I am sure they will make the technology lover on your list very happy this holiday season.

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PIQ Sensor Tracks Your Ski Performance


Swiss company PIQ created a sensor that can be used to measure your performance in a variety of sports. For skiing, the company teamed up with Rossignol to create an app that will tell you what you did right each run and where you need to improve.

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A Snowshoe Made Entirely from Foam

Foam Snowshoe

Remarkably light, with a rocker shape and no rotational hinge, Crescent Moon’s new all-foam sports snowshoe looks like the love child of a running shoe and a burly snow tire. While good for hiking in snow, the foam snowshoes could also be useful for hiking through deep sand.

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Permits Required for Haleakala Summit Sunrise


This seems to be the inevitable way forward for those national parks being loved to death — permits. The latest to join the visitor limit ranks is Haleakala National Park in Hawaii. A popular place to drive to the summit to watch the sunrise, the crater views and ecosystem are being ruined by way too many people.

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