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Syncfusion 2016 Tech Gift Guide

It’s the gift-giving season again, and time is running out. With traveling, cooking, remembering to unplug the inflatable decorations, keeping an eye on the weather, and all the other anxiety-inducing tasks at hand, it’s easy for people on your list to slip your mind and look at you with empty hands on the big day, asking, “Where’s my gift?”

To help save you from social malfeasance and placate any needy techies on your list, we’ve put together our fourth annual Syncfusion Tech Gift Guide.

Microsoft Surface Book

This year’s Surface Book is shaping up to be the go-to for mobile, high-performance machines this side of dedicated gaming rigs. It features an extremely high resolution 13.5-inch display, a dedicated NVIDIA GPU, a fully detachable screen that turns it into one of the most powerful tablets around, Windows 10, and much more. This machine is so powerful it can run robust CAD programs, video editing software, and current-gen games at impressive settings. The Surface Pen is also included for precise drawing and note-taking interactions. Once the Surface Dial is released, using the Surface Book will be a well-rounded hub for design, sketching, brainstorming, and all other creative tasks. If you’re looking for a laptop upgrade, don’t settle for the competition that did away with the function keys and called it innovation. Get a Surface Book.

Adjustable Height Desks

For anyone thinking about upgrading to a new desk at home or in the office, an adjustable-height desk is a must-have. It’s as good as having two entirely different desks in one spatial footprint. There are dozens of manufacturers and models to choose from, offering desks that adjust with a manual hand crank, or slide up and down effortlessly with electric motors and push-button controls. Cheaper alternatives sit on top of your current desk and can be adjusted to the right height for sitting or standing. Whether you’re a single-monitor kind of person, or someone with four monitors set up in different orientations, there’s a solution for everyone. Invest in one on wheels and you’ll be unstoppable, literally.

Moleskine Smart Writing Set

This gift is ideal for someone who meets these three criteria:

  • Prefers writing on real paper with a real pen.
  • Wants to store drawings, doodles, etc., digitally without the tedium of using scanners or cameras.
  • Despises the imprecision associated with tablet and stylus form factors.

Moleskine is famous for its hardy notebooks kept closed with an elastic band, modeled on the blank notebooks of the early twentieth century. The Smart Writing Set allows pen-and-paper die-hards to work with paper in a non-fussy, modern way. The centerpieces are the Pen+, a fully functional ink pen with a built-in infrared camera and Bluetooth connectivity, and the Paper Tablet, a Moleskine notebook with special technology embedded into the paper itself. Pair the Pen+ with an iOS or Android device with the Moleskine Notes app, and everything you mark with the pen in the Paper Tablet is accurately copied to the app. The Pen+ even keeps track of what page or notebook you’re working in. Inside the app, you can edit, organize, search, and share your notes easily, making the set a distinguished alternative to plain old note-taking mobile apps.