iDB Holiday Gift Guide: Sébastien’s picks

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

The holiday season always presents a great deal of challenge for me as I struggle to figure out what I’m going to offer to my loved ones. My daughter is two now and it’s already difficult to shop for her. You’d think that a doll would do it, but if her birthday is any indication, it appears she’d be as happy with an empty box and anything that can make loud noises.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably need a little inspiration for your holiday shopping.

Like every year, I join other iDB editors to share a list of gifts that I believe would make anyone who receive them as happy as I would be. The list is of course biased towards tech items, but I did make an effort to include stuff for the people in your life who might not have an inner geek. Read More


iDB holiday gift guide: Chris’ picks

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 21, 2013

You’ve already heard from Cody, Lory, Oliver and Jim about their gift suggestions so it’s my turn now to articulate some of my favorite gadgets and accessories to possibly make your holidays merrier.

My personal picks may not be what you’d call tremendously diverse, but they do reflect the values I’m all about: innovation, practicality, power and true passion for awesome design which doesn’t sacrifice form over function and inspires folks to get the most from their gadgets.

Plus, I stand by these products as a direct result of using them myself and have voted for each and every one of them with my wallet. It’s my hope these suggestions will help you choose something worthy of that special someone with a technological bent, or at least give you some fresh ideas on boosting your everyday computing.

I proudly present Christian’s favorite holiday gift ideas… Read More


iDB holiday gift guide: Jim’s picks

By Jim Gresham on Dec 20, 2013

The second annual holiday gift guide is taking submissions from the iDB editing team. Looking back, there are quite a few items that made my list this year, most of which were released in 2013. Also, as the hardware review editor, many of the items were reviewed on the site.

Last year I took a look at bargain priced items, but I threw pricing to the side this year. Why limit the excitement to items under $30? Take a look below for my suggested gifts for the gear head in your life. In no particular order, genre or category, let’s dive in… Read More


iDB holiday gift guide: Oliver’s picks

By Oliver Haslam on Dec 18, 2013

We’re now firmly into that time of year where we all start panicking. Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time. A time for bringing family and friends together for a good party and far too much eating. But alas, before all that can happen there’s the hard work that comes with buying gifts, and that’s why we at iDB are doing our utmost to take the stress out of buying gifts for the geek in your life.

As Cody has already pointed out, this is the second annual gift guide, and we’re hoping that it will be as useful for you reading it as it was for us as we wrote it. I may not be the first to share my gifting tips here, but hopefully I’ve still got a few ideas up my sleeve that haven’t already been chosen.

Let’s find out, shall we? That sounds like a plan… Read More


iDB holiday gift guide: Lory’s picks

By Lory Gil on Dec 15, 2013

There is still two weeks until Christmas. If you order gifts online within the next few days, you probably won’t even have to pay extra for expedited shipping. If you are still trying to think of something to buy for the person who has everything, check out our holiday gift guide for ideas. Similar to last year, the writers at iDownloadBlog have compiled a list of favorite gift ideas.

Below is my list of favorites for this year. Basically, I thought of a list of things that, either I own myself and love, or hope someone reading will get for me this year (hint, hint). I’ve included gift ideas for music fans, business minded iPad users, and that special geek in your life… Read More


iDB holiday gift guide: Cody’s picks

By Cody Lee on Dec 9, 2013

Still having trouble picking out a special gift for that special someone? Don’t worry, iDB is here to help with our second annual holiday gift guide. Just like last year, we’ve each compiled a list of our top picks for holiday gift ideas, and I’ve elected to go first.

Below you’ll find a list of products that I’m either giving as a gift, hoping to receive as a gift, or are just known for being awesome. The items range from tablets to sunglasses, and everything in between, and come in at various price points. So let’s get started… Read More


iDB 2012 holiday gift guide: Oliver’s picks

By Oliver Haslam on Dec 13, 2012

It’s that time of year again, when we’re all scrambling around trying to find that perfect gift for the loved ones in our lives.

If you’re anything like me, you revert to type and try desperately to find something with a technological bent. Be it earphones, an iDevice stand or some fancy software; gifts are hard enough to buy at the best of times, let alone when you know nothing about the subject matter.

Here I’ll showcase a handful of handy gift ideas across the world of tech and specifically, Apple. Some are cheap. Some not so much. But hey, it’s Christmas… Read More


iDB 2012 holiday gift guide: Cody’s picks

By Cody Lee on Dec 12, 2012

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and a quick glance at the calendar tell us we only have about two weeks left to finish up our last-minute holiday shopping. Luckily, for those of you that are still having trouble deciding what to get that special someone, iDB is here to help. Over the past few days we’ve been bringing you our top picks for Christmas gifts as part of our first ever iDB holiday gift guide. And now that you know what Sebastien and Jim suggest, here are my personal recommendations… Read More


iDB 2012 holiday gift guide: Jim’s budget saver picks

By Jim Gresham on Dec 9, 2012

As we barrel into the holiday season at an alarming rate, I am assuming that you, like I, have not finished purchasing gifts. As an iDB reader, you know that tech gifts are the best gifts and we are hoping to make choosing a little easier. When I was little, I always preferred something cool and new under the Christmas tree. Thanks to iOS devices, there are many new ways to pick up a new innovative or interactive gift for the kids or kids-at-heart.

My guide is split between age groups and all suggestions fall into the stocking-stuffer category, thanks to their sub $75 price tags. Why spend huge bucks when there are decent options for less? With the bargain shopper in mind, the following might not be the best toy or accessory money can buy, but they are great deals for the dollar… Read More


iDB 2012 holiday gift guide: Sebastien’s picks

By Sébastien Page on Dec 8, 2012

Tis the season to spend an incredible amount of money on people you love, and like every year, you are confronted with the same problem: “what am I going to get for my lovely wife?” Or, “should I get him a tie like I did for the last 4 years?” I’ve been there, believe me.

Because I suspect there are many of you out there who still aren’t sure what to get for your loved ones, we’ve decided to come up with the iDB gift guides, where each iDB team member will list a few gift ideas. It may be Apple products, accessories, apps, or just about anything else… Read More