10 gift ideas for the tech-savvy Realtor

Give the gift of tech this holiday season

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Need to pick up a last-minute holiday gift for that tech-savvy Realtor? Or, better yet, are you looking to pick up the latest and great electronic gadget for yourself? Look no further. I’ve scoured the Web for some of the best tech gifts of the season.

Here are 10 holiday gifts for the tech-savvy Realtor:

1. Goji Smart Lock

Goji is an electronic locking system for your home that is managed directly from your phone. The device is mounted to the door and configured over a Wi-Fi network. The Goji sports an ultra-cool design and includes features such as person-to-person access, an activity log, notification alerts and the ability to photograph visitors. The device was successfully funded on Indiegogo (an international crowdfunding platform) this summer, and is a perfect gift for any Realtor and or client.

Price: $245

Learn more here.

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2. Nest Protect

Nest, the company that brought you the super-slick smart thermostat, has created a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The Nest Protect “smoke + CO alarm” senses smoke, carbon monoxide, heat, light and motion. The device is configured over a Wi-Fi network, and works with iOS and Android. Nest Protect comes in two flavors: battery and wired 120V. Safety is no accident and, like the Goji, this smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is a great gift for any Realtor and or client.

Price: $129

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3. Key chain powerstation

At some point, most Realtors working out in the field will find themselves in need of a little recharging. This nifty little micro powerstation by Mophie is the perfect charger for any real estate pro. The keychain is nicely designed, and is an external battery charger made for smartphones and micro USB devices.

Price: $39.95

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4. SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is a neat product. The flash drive enables you to wirelessly store and share files across all devices without an Internet connection. This is a cool cross-platform solution when you find yourself without an Internet connection or simply want to access files and content that you would rather not have stored in the cloud such as sensitive client data. The flash drive comes in two sizes: 16 GB and 32 GB. Setup is super easy — just turn on and connect.

Price: $59.99

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5. ZAGGkeys Profolio Plus

If you love the iPad but prefer to type on a keyboard, Zagg’s fashionable Profolio is the right iPad case for you. The Profolio is ultra-thin (0.81 inches) and has a backlit keyboard, and the built-in stand is perfect for demonstrating listing presentations or just taking notes.

Price: $129.99

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6. Pebble

Like the Goji Smart Lock, the Pebble watch came to fruition through the power of crowdfunding. As stated on the website, “Pebble is the smartwatch that 85,000+ people brought to life through Kickstarter. After setting the Kickstarter funding record, Pebble has continued to develop into a fully functional and customizable smartwatch ecosystem.”

The Pebble is a sleek watch with tremendous upside. It features changeable straps, apps, e-paper display, is waterproof and, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the Pebble supports iOS and Android, and has a super-long battery life of five to seven days.

Price: $150

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7. Touch-screen gloves

Agloves touch-screen gloves are the perfect winter accessory for the tech-savvy Realtor. These lightweight gloves are compatible with all devices, and allow you to text, email and more. The touch-screen gloves are available in three unisex sizes.

Price range: $8.97 – $15.99

Learn more here.

8. Apple TV

Apple TV is so much more than movies, music and TV shows. One of my favorites features is AirPlay, which enables you to wirelessly stream or mirror content from your Mac or iOS device. Adding an Apple TV to the office will eliminate the need for projectors and muddled audio visual cables, and will transform any conference room or training center. The device is a great gift for the home or office.

Price: $99

Learn more here.

9. Karma Wi-Fi

Karma Wi-Fi is a personal hotspot that has an interesting model — think Dropbox for Wi-Fi. Karma’s Wi-Fi signal is open, allowing users to connect and utilize the signal. When they do, you receive an additional 100MB of data usage for free. The service features 3 – 6 Mbps speeds and is available in 80 cities across the United States.

Price: $99 (includes 1 GB of free data)

Learn more here.

10. GoPro

One of my favorite cameras and devices on the market today, the GoPro will add some serious action to your property or community videos. GoPro has quietly been rebranding itself from an extreme sports camera to an “everything” camera. As Nick Woodman, the founder and CEO of GoPro, recently discussed with Anderson Cooper during a “60 Minutes” segment, “Everybody around the world does something that they’d like to capture and relive and share with other people.”

Price: Starting at $199

Learn more here.

Tom Flanagan is the director of information technology at Residential Properties Ltd. in Providence, R.I. You can contact him at tflanagan@residentialproperties.com or @tflan on Twitter.

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