Wait a minute, what’s that sound off in the distance?  That’s right, it’s the sound of the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season.  By this point, the turkey and dressing from yesterday’s meal has probably worn off and most everyone has made it back from their various Black Friday excursions.  Here at Apparatus HQ, we love the holidays just as much as everyone, and we love gifts too! This year we are offering up a curated list of the top ten gifts that people will actually want to give and receive.  From tech to athletics we have you covered.

Toq Smartwatch

Toq Smartwatch

There’s been quite a bit of talk in the tech industry as of late as it pertains to smartwatches and wearable technology.  The Toq Smartwatch from Qualcomm is truly a smartwatch.  The watch is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and above mobile devices and features a Mirasol display, MEMS Technologies, wireless charging and a truly wireless experience for listening to music.

Buy Now: $350



Like many of us, we all have shortcomings in our golf game.  Now you can analyze your swing like the pros.  Swingbyte is a bluetooth golf swing analyzer that works seamlessly with Apple and Android devices and attaches easily to any club. Swingbyte will automatically record individual swings for you to review in real-time or at your leisure.

Buy Now: $150

Cat Footwear A/W 14 Collection

Cat Fatwear

When it comes to work boots, no one does it better than Cat Footwear.  That same passion and craftsmanship has been applied to their everyday boots and shoes. The forthcoming AW 14 collection features fresh takes on classic boots that combines contemporary comfort with a vintage feel.

Buy Now: $150+

2(X)IST NYC Watch

2(X)IST NYC Watch

As far as watches go, this is one of the best watches that we’ve come across. 2(X)IST is mostly known for making high-end men’s undergarments, but they’ve really hit a home run with their line of watches.  The NYC Watch features a three-hand movement that floats freely between a double-crystal case, a Stainless Steel body, and comfortable adjustable silicone strap.

Buy Now: $495

Fluxmob Bolt


We all love our smartphones and tablets.  What we don’t love is the fact that the battery life can sometimes leave a lot to be desired.  For those times when you may not have access to a wall outlet to charge your mobile device, the Fluxmob Bolt provides a great way to charge your device on the go.   This device is one part wall charger for any USB-enabled device, and one part battery.  Simply plug it in when you have access to a wall out let and charge your smartphone or tablet.  While you are charging your device, the internal battery charges at the same time.

Buy Now: $60


Coin Credit Card

If you’re tired of carrying multiple credit cards, rewards cards and every other kind of card that you may have in you bulky wallet, this new product from Coin will help you consolidate all of those cards into a bluetooth gadget that can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted. The device is simple to set up via the iOS and Android apps.

Buy Now: $55

Traveler Duffle by WILL Leather Goods

WILL Leather Duffle

Every guy should have a dependable and durable travel bag.  We discovered a great leather goods company that makes some of the most beautiful and handcrafted leather goods on the market.  For the traveler in your life, this is the bag they have been looking for.  The Signature Canvas & Leather Collection uses only the richest vegetable-tanned bridle leathers, sturdy 18 oz. cotton canvas, 10 oz. twill backing and steel-molded hardware.

Buy Now: $350

Xbox One

This is the gaming console that gamers have been waiting for.  The Xbox One goes beyond being just a gaming console.  This is an entertainment device that is going to reshape living rooms across the world. The Xbox One integrates live TV in an innovative way and can control your cable or satellite cable box, TV, and receiver.


Buy Now: $500

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones


Headphones with incredible sound, check.  No wires, check.  Attractive matte color, it’s got that too.  These headphones were initially featured as one of our Cool Finds. We still love them and we think you will too.  The Bluetooth headphones use Adaptive noise cancelling and will come in two grown up colorways, matte and glossy black.  The bluetooth stays connected for up to 30 feet so you can roam freely while listening to your favorite tunes.

Buy Now: $380

Undisputed Truth: Mike Tyson Autobiography


There are boxers and there is Mike Tyson.  Mike Tyson is one of the most polarizing, controversial and followed public figures of our generation.  This autobiography charts the boxers days as a poor kid growing up in Brooklyn to a multimillionaire heavyweight boxing champion, to going through bankruptcy, to his comeback today.  No matter what we’ve heard or thought we knew about Iron Mike, there has never been a more compelling look into his life.

Buy Now: $18  

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