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.
Not too long ago you needed deep pockets to buy any technology. Now you need deep pockets to hold it all. With 19 pockets on the Scottevest Puffer Jacket
, we challenge you to fill all of them. The jacket has two cell-phone pockets with translucent windows so you can see and control your iPhone right through the cloth, and pockets for digital cameras, GPS units, glasses, handwarmers--whatever you can think of. You're a walking Best Buy, staying both warm and connected. The jacket has a weight-management system with "no bulge" technology so your devices remain unknown to others. Just remember where you put your keys. $190