Looking to get some great tech toys for the pop culture fans on your holiday shopping list? Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by NBC Chicago’s Tech Trends to show off some of the coolest new gifts for the holidays. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
- The Deathly Hallows Bluetooth Speaker lets you listen to your favorite music and podcasts without any annoying wires.
- Beautifully constructed with gilded gold details, this Harry Potter speaker captures the Deathly Hollows in a super-stylish way.
- The Bluetooth-dynamic cordless speaker includes a Micro USB for charging and is compatible with all smart phones.
- MSRP: $79
- Available: pbteen.com
SONIC SCREWDRIVER TV REMOTE CONTROL (THINKGEEK)
- This advanced, gesture-based, infrared remote can learn the control codes from almost any regular remote control.
- Using simple and intuitive movements you will be able to use the Sonic Screwdriver to control your devices just like The Doctor.
- Rotate clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume; flick the Sonic Screwdriver up and down to change TV channels or navigate the program guide; and even open your DVD player (if you still have one) by pulling back on the Sonic Screwdriver.
- With 13 gestures and three memory banks, you can store up to 39 remote control codes on the Sonic Screwdriver.
- In Control Mode, each gesture triggers a classic Sonic Screwdriver sound effect and the tip illuminates with a bright green light.
- There’s also a Quiet Mode and a Lock Code that allows you to ensure that it’s yours.
- MSRP: $139.99
- Available: ThinkGeek.com
3DOODLER CREATE LICENSED STAR TREK 3D PRINTING PEN SET (3DOODLER)
- Join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on its continuing mission to build strange new worlds and create new life forms and civilizations in 3D with the 3Doodler Create Star Trek Activity Kit!
- Build your own starship, Spock ears, Klingon forehead, or Phaser, and boldly go where no one has gone before.
- Perfect for any Trekkie fans who are new to Doodling or experienced Doodlers seeking creative inspiration.
- From die-hard Sci-Fi fans, to hobbyists and crafters, it’s the perfect gift for all Trekkie fans who already own a 3Doodler Create.
- Choose from over 15 iconic Star Trek projects including Badges, Portraits, Quotes, Vulcan ears, Klingon mask, Communicator, VISORS, Phasers, or U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-0.
- The kit 3 packs (75 strands) in a selection of Star Trek specific colors, Star Trek reusable Stencil Booklet and Step-By-Step Guide for over 15 iconic Star Trek projects, but does not include a 3Doodler Create pen.
- MSRP: $19.99
- Available: the 3doodler.com, Amazon
- Young aspiring Jedi can take on the galaxy with their own Wookiee sidekick.
- Furreal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie stands 16 inches tall and features more than 100 sound and motion combinations.
- Chewie responds to external sounds and touch, and produces a variety of facial expressions.
- MSRP: $129.99
- Available: hasbrotoyshop.com, other major retailers