Justin Germino (a.k.a. Dragon Blogger) knows his technology. He also knows what thrills kids at Christmas (having two sons, himself), as well as thrilling us bigger kids, when it comes to gadgets, games, and tech.
Last year, I interviewed Justin for a holiday gift guide series and this year marks the second annual Dragon Blogger Technology Gift Guide, complete with Justin's recommendations, based on a year of testing and reviewing these gadgets.
Remember I mentioned he has two sons?
All the more credibility for Justin who knows how to give the technology a run for the money, as well as keeping up on the news, the trends, and where the technology is projected to go in the future.
This interview is broken down into two sections, with gifts for the young kids and gifts for the big kids.
Here is a list of the gadgets that Justin mentions, complete with links to his own reviews on those gadgets and tech items he has reviewed.
Be sure to watch the video because Justin provides insight not only on the technology, but his own predictions and what he considers as “winners” and what technology could use improvements, based on user experience and user “wants.”
Justin recommends shopping online, to avoid the chaos. He gives some examples of awesome deals that are available, especially on Amazon. Pay particular attention to the sales that are available with the Amazon
Black Friday Deals. Another great place to buy tech gifts online is NewEgg.com. For a brick and mortar store, Target is an option. Justin also offers opportunities to enter to win tech gifts on Justin's web site, at DragonBlogger.com.
For the Young Kids
- Xbox One (More info; Amazon)
- PlayStation 4 (More info; Amazon)
- Disney Infinity (More info; Amazon)
- Skylanders for Xbox (More info; Amazon)
Parents: There is the joy (for your kids, at least), of “game casting,” taking them into social media, video, and all of the stuff their parents enjoy online. However, if you are not aware of the capabilities of the some of the game stations out there, you may want to be aware of the access that your kids may have, with these games.
- Google Nexus 7 (More info; Amazon). Note: Very affordable option.
- Amazon KindleFire HDX (More info; Amazon). Note: Great for kids because of security.
- iPad Air (More info; Amazon)
- iPad Mini Retina (More info; Amazon)
For the Older Kids (a.k.a. Adults)
- 4k Television (More info: Amazon )
- Logitech C920 Camera (More info; Amazon)
- Blue Yeti Microphone (More info; Amazon)
- Logitech Wireless H800 Headset (Amazon)
- iPhone 5S (More info)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
More Information and Questions
If you still have questions, comment in response to this article, below. Justin does an excellent job of responding to comments, and, if you want to see where Justin hangs out when he is not busy with work, family, play, and a very hectic life, visit him on his Facebook page at Facebook.com/dragonbloggertech. He provides a lot of advice and answers questions on that page, as well.
Disclaimer: Social Web Cafe is not affiliated in any way with Dragon Blogger or Justin Germino. Deborah was not compensated in any way to write this article about Justin Germino.