The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants those gadgets has them already. Our goal: gifts that would surprise, yet also function at work.
Your USB data should be on an encrypted drive so if it's ever lost, it's useless to whoever finds it. Of course it's also useless to you if you lose it. Give a gift that keeps the recipient's data safe and close to his person. With the 2GB USB Jewel Pendant Necklace Flash Drive Chain & Box
, they will always have access to their personal and professional data without a need for an Internet connection. Do they have an ever-growing list of passwords? They can keep them close to their heart on this 2GB encrypted drive. Prices range from under $20 to $5K. (We're showing the less expensive jewelry. After all, the real value is on the inside.)