BRINK’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Tech Savvy Folks
Still looking for a gift for that special someone in your life? Well you are certainly a procrastinator! Luckily BRINK is here to expose you to some things we have been into. Apps, design tools, novelty items, etc. – there is something for every tech-savvy creative on your holiday shopping list, and these are all available online.
Alexis iO4, iPad Camera Connection kit, Garage Band – Under $150
Joshua Belhumeur – Vice President
Josh, our VP, is a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it’s playing music or drumming up business for BRINK – he is tearing it up. He has some iPad app suggestions for seasoned professionals AND amateurs, to record shockingly high-quality music – all for under $150. Direct input your guitar, hook up a mic and record vocals or create samples on the fly.
“It blows my mind we live in an era where you can record music on the subway to work.” - Josh
Gunnar Glasses – From $68
Marien van der Lelij – Graphic Designer
Marien is either at BRINK creating cutting-edge web design, or at home taking on zombie hordes in the online world of Day Z. In either setting he uses Gunnar Glasses to increase visual function and reduce strain on his eyes. No one should spend as much time in the digital world as Marien, but anyone in front of a computer screen can benefit from Gunnar’s eye protections and enhancements.
Brush And Stylus By Princeton – $40
Ally Mis – Graphic Designer
Ally is crazy adept at creating interesting digital content for BRINK clients but she still indulges the more analog arts – drawing and painting. This brush stylus combines both her digital skills and passion for painting. “This stylus is less restrictive than others, and feels more like the traditional medium.” Get this for the artist that is comfortable in the digital and well as physical spheres of creation.
Fleeces – From $8.95
Kai Miller - Producer for Web and Mobile
Not only is he producing content for web and mobile – Kai has also been poo-duecing (wow, what puns have we stooped to) a line of turd-shaped pillows. These plush plunkers are a perfect gift for anyone that has a sense of humor (preferably of the bathroom variety) and is in need of new home décor.
HERO3: Black Edition Camera - $399.99
Jim Rundel - Video Editor
If no one gets Jim this wearable, waterproof HD camera for Christmas, he will sadly have to get it for himself. The GoPro HERO3 camera is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models and is WiFi capable. This little piece of technological innovation is a “must have” for BRINK’s resident cinephile or for any other filmmaker out there.
Ostrich Pillow - $99
Caroline Jackson - Social Media Director/ BRINKguide Editor
Take a vacation and dislodge yourself (temporarily) from Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr, and get some much needed shut eye. What says “leave me alone” more than a pillow you put directly on your head? De-stressing is basically guaranteed. The packaging and marketing efforts are totally cool too. Upon reaching your destination, turn that phone back on and figure out where the hell you’re going with BRINKguide. The ‘Ostrich Pillow' will have you all prepped for a serious adventure.
Custom Website/Design from BRINK - Contact for Details
Danny Vinik - President / Creative Director
Of course, BRINK’s ”el Comandante” thinks you should get a custom website made for your own vanity or to increase your company’s visibility. He knows he has some ingenious (fanatical even) creatives that can concoct some amazing visuals and the digital team to execute them flawlessly! But really - if you want to remain relevant in the new-media landscape, we are the boutique agency for you. And we get our clients noticed - just check out the new site we made for Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.
We hope this guide helps you survive this season of gift giving! And come back soon for new video, media, and bits of digital wisdom.