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Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers & Techies

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Powered by Mom’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers & Techies

We will be adding some fabulous products to this gift guide very soon and will keep adding until the end of the year. Make sure you come back and check it on a regular basis as we will add reviews and even some giveaways!

Peek Prints Professional Photography Back Drops

Now this item itself is not a tech item or gadget however for the amateur or professional photographers in your life they will love Peek Prints! These are amazingly well printed backdrops and they have so many designs! The quality is top notch and I should know as I’ve been using them for the last few weeks. I love it and so will those who are doing any sort of photography! Check them out on Etsy!

Here is just one of the pictures I’ve taken with a Peek Prints Photography Background! I love it!

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Klipsch First Bluetooth® In-Ear Headphone

Whether you’re a gamer or an audiophile having a pair of comfortable headphones that has great sound is something we look for. My daughter and I also need them to be comfortable so we’re thrilled about these in-ear headphones as I personally don’t love the overhead ones although my daughter will use those ones as few earphones are comfortable enough to wear. So we are thrilled to welcome the Klipsch Bluetooth in-ear headphone into our lives!

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 The Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth model’s behind-the-ear design delivers superior comfort and takes the bulk out of your ear canal. The model is also equipped with patented oval ear tips for which Klipsch is known, providing endless hours of comfortable wear. Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, providing comfortable long-term wear. These ear tips also offer superior noise isolation (or passive noise-cancellation), blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass. Oval ear tips fit best, feel best and only Klipsch has them.

Kyocera Hydro Air Phone – Review & Giveaway to come!

Available on Amazon HERE for as low as $62! It has a good camera and more!

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 This is a great starter phone with a lot of punch and you don’t need to be tied to a contract. Great for teens, young adults and well anyone.

The AT&T Kyocera Prepaid Hydro Air Smartphone has everything you need to connect to your world on the go. The Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system lets you complete any task and navigate your device with ease. Take and share pictures, surf the Web and much more on this smartphone.
AT&T Kyocera Hydro Air Prepaid Smartphone:

  • 4G LTE smartphone
  • 5.0″ qHD touchscreen
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
  • Bluetooth v4.0 technology

Darkside Ollie Go HERE for the review and GO HERE or the Giveaway US Only ends 12/31

You just had to know with Star Wars coming out on December 18th that we would have to have something referencing Star Wars in some way. We think this Darkside Ollie is quite cool and can’t wait to tell you more about it!

Darkside Ollie

 Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack – Review & Giveaway Coming Soon

Now you can’t be surprised that this is on our list as Skylanders has made it on the last few years as it just doesn’t stop being a popular gift. I have to admit I enjoy playing it with my teen. Prices can be around $49.99 for most platforms. You can get it HERE on Amazon. Remember though to go through free sites like Giving Assistant before heading to Amazon as they can save you some more $$. GO HERE to sign up and use Giving Assistant for free to save more money on your holiday purchases!

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Minecraft Story Mode – Season Pass Disc

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We all know how much kids of all ages love Minecraft and this latest addition to the Minecraft series and ranges in price from $24.99-$29.99 depending on what platform you want it (PS3, PS4, Xbox etc..). I know that my 14 year old daughter is going to be very happy to receive it. Shh don’t tell her. You can purchase it on Amazon HERE. Remember though to go through free sites like Giving Assistant before heading to Amazon as they can save you some more $$. GO HERE to sign up and use Giving Assistant for free to save more money on your holiday purchases!

intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets. 

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This is not a tech product it’s to protect your tech which we think is very very important. Read our review HERE. One of our favorite things about this product besides the fact that it protects our screens is that is so inexpensive! Prices range from $8.95-$14.99 you can check it out on Amazon HERE. They have screen protectors for a variety of phones, make sure to check out our review for more info.

MORE TO COME!

By on November 11th, 2015

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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157 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers & Techies”

  1. I think the Minecraft game would be awesome. I have a PS3 and I’ve wanted to play Minecraft, but am not big on PC/Mac gaming at all. I also think the bluetooth in-ear headphones are really great. I love in-ear headphones and would love to have bluetooth ones so I don’t have cords all over me!

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  2. My grandson would absolutely love the Minecraft Story Mode. He’s a video game addicts. Thanks for the guide. I’m running out to get screen protectors, great way to protect your investment.

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  3. I would say the Minecraft Story Mode – Season Pass Disc because I have a little gamer at home that asked for this for xmas.

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  4. Glass screen protectors are a good investment. I have one on my smartphone and so far, the screen has been safe from many drops. I will always get one!

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  5. What a lot of great gift ideas. My grandchildren are definitely into the Mindcraft thing, so the PS3 game is a great pick….

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  6. I like the sound of Minecraft Story Mode – Season Pass Disc. My roomies enjoy Minecraft on XBox 360, and at least one of them would probably enjoy playing through the story mode!

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  7. This category I am always learning about. It is hard to keep up with everything new. These are great ideas. I love the cover for the phone. It looks sturdy too. I am impressed with that phone for sure.

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  8. Some of your review is so right on…. I had to take a moment to share it with that of my fellow friends. In choosing just one I’d have to choose the Darkside Ollie – This is a one-of-a-kind toy for that of those in which would be not only new but a one of a kind type of toy. It’s (Darkside’s) engine is well protected by a polycarbonate shell which also offers that of what resembles an app-enabled robot driven by adrenaline. All the while an owner can drive it down the stairs, at the park, through almost any dirt area or straight into a solid surface like a wall. This would be the great item to have at that of the next upcoming party!

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  9. I love the Darkside Ollie for my son for his upcoming birthday. He’s an adult but loves everything related to his favorite movie. When he was a child he was mesmerized by Star Wars and wielded his toy light saber proudly. He would love this but will he let the grandkids play with it too? 🙂

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  10. I need to get a new Intelliglass screen protector. I dropped my phone and the Intelliglass cracked but saved my screen. If I didn’t have it on my phone my screen would have been toast, it was quite a drop, facedown on concrete.

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  11. I love the Peek Prints! I can’t afford to have professional photographs made often, these would help get the look of expensive sessions from pics I take myself! Thank you for sharing about them, I didn’t know something like this was easily attainable and I was surprised when I clicked to learn more that they aren’t very expensive!

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  12. My grandson has been asking and asking for Minecraft Story Mode – he is so in love with that game, although he almost decided he didn’t want it because *SPOILER ALERT* one of his favorite characters (an animal) dies and he is 9 and has such strong feels (we call very strong emotions, especially sadness, the feels) and he saw it on one of his favorite youtubers videos. *SPOILER ALERT*. He decided he could play it after all and so I got it for him. GREAT PICK for anyone into the game as long as they can get over the death.

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  13. This stuff sounds a bit expensive, I guess it’s kinda geared towards a teenager. My husband and I aren’t really into any of it. At least, I’m not.

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  14. The intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets would be great for my kids and grandkids. I worry about them damaging the screen of their tablets when playing games.

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  15. I like the intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets. It would come in handy for either my phone or my tablet–perhaps I need two screen protectors.

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  16. I really like the screen protector. I really need it as I am always dropping my cell phone or Granddaughter is always using it.

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  17. We so need the IntelliGlass Scrren Protector. My brother, God bless him, takes so many meds that his hands shake, and he drops everything. I can’t tell you how many times he’s dropped something that has ended up ruined!

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  18. This is a great list. I think the IntelliArmor is a great gift for everyone! My husband is a computer programmer and wears a headset for calls and other audio all day- I think the Klipsch First Bluetooth® In-Ear Headphone would make a perfect gift for him!

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  19. I’d like to receive the Peek Prints Professional Photography Back Drops because I’m always wanting newer/ better back drops whe doing pictures!

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  20. I’m not a big fan of bluetooths because they are usually uncomfortable.. The Klipsch First Bluetooth® In-Ear Headphone sound better that the ones I’ve used in the past.

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  21. I love the Peek Prints Professional Photography Back Drops. They look so cool and you can be fun and creative with your pics.

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  22. I like the Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth headphones – I like over the ear earbuds but I’ve given up on them because they hurt my ears but if these are comfortable, then I’ll have to rethink them 🙂
    thanks!

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  23. I love the Klipsch First Bluetooth® In-Ear Headphone suggestion. I think bluetooth headphones would be super convenient. I’m actually hoping to get a pair for Christmas.

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  24. We just got new phones so the intelliglass screen protectors intrique me. I am always worried that some family member will drop their phone and this would make the phone safer if there is an accident.

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  25. My 6 yr old grandson loves Skylanders. He has Autism & ADHD and sometimes it’s hard for something to capture his attention for long. He loves playing Skylanders. His 10 yr old brother gets upset a little cause little brother wins or always gets the bonus things ☺

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  26. My daughter would just love the Klipsch First Bluetooth® In-Ear Headphone. They would be perfect for answering the phone while driving.

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  27. I won a intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets. These are wonderful I bought one for my daughter too and it is easy to put on the phone.

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  28. I love the Minecraft story mode! We recently got it for our sons and they love it! I can;t wait until the next episode comes out! They are not violent and great for younger kids.

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  29. I really like the intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets. It’s inexpensive and provides a great amount of protection.

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  30. My Son is wishing for the MineCraft Story Mode. We shall see if I can find it for them. Seems to be a hot item this year for a lot of kids.

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  31. I really like the Kyocera Hydro Air Phone. We have been looking at a starter phone for my daughter and this would be perfect. We kept running into locked phone that were way to much money to start her out with so this would be a great idea.

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  32. The intelliGLASS is so inexpensive. This will be a great addition for Santa to add to a stocking of a certain accident prone techie.

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  33. I would love to learn more about the Hydro Air phone. I am looking to replace the one I have and this looks like it might work for me.

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  34. The intelliGLASS looks like a great gift idea for my techie BF, and it’s very reasonable for the world’s thinnest real glass screen protector.

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  35. The intelliGLASS screen protector for phones and tablets looks great. We could use this in our family. Too many times our pads/phones get scratched or cracked. This would be a great help!

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  36. These are all such great ideas! My nephew would absolutely lose his mind if I got him the season pass for Minecraft Story Mode. I know my husband and I would really enjoy the Darkside Ollie too! We love Star Wars!

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  37. I am wondering what you think of Lego Dimensions. My 2 boys love Lego and video games (especially the Lego ones) so I am curious as to how this combines them.

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  38. I love the Intelliglass screen protector idea. I’d love one for my phone! I am also in love with my phone vent mount clip. It keeps my hands free and my phone at close to eye level for using my GPS!

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  39. Thanks, I didn’t even think about getting a screen protector for our tablet. This is going to be part of my husband’s Christmas. intelliGLASS is one of the best on the market. I have them on our phones.

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  40. I would choose the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack, our family loves Star Wars and we would have a blast with this, thanks!

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  41. It is over my budget, but something I would love to get. That is the Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid. It looks like tons of fun for anyone!

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  42. I really like the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack because it looks like a cool game my nieces and i can play together,and i know they would like it too.

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  43. The Darkside Ollie would be a great gift for the techie who seems to already have all the gear you can imagine. I have a couple of these techies on my list. I’m pretty sure they don’t have one of these yet. 🙂

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  44. Great ideaas and I like that they arent all out of range. I llike how some are simple and they are affordable and could easily be great gifts.

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  45. THE TOYS WOULD BE GREAT TO GIVE TO MY GREAT NEPHEW AND MY NEPHEWS. THE SCREEN PROTECTOR WOULD BE GREAT FOR MY PHONE. BUT I THINK MY PHONE IS TO SMALL. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS.

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  46. The screen protectors are a great idea for anyone with an electronic device. I try to be so very careful with my phone but I cracked my screen and afterwards made I had a protector. The cost to repair was crazy!

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  47. THe Intelliglass would be a lifesaver…or at least a PHONE saver! *teen daughter just blasted her phone early last month. You’d think the WORLD was gonna end. And THEN we found out how expensive it would be to replace that phone. Yep…worlds gonna end!

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  48. OMG! I am addicted to Skylanders. It is a great game you can play on the ipad also!! There is a bluetooth portal you can use!

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