The employees of Tenthwave are an ambitious crew. They set world records for running thousand-mile relays. They compete to see who can identify (and spell correctly) the names of the world’s 196 capital cities. They distill homemade whiskey in their second bathrooms. They are featured on tech blogs that celebrate how digitally savvy young people are these days. And that’s all in the past three months.
Armed with an impressive list of accomplishments in both work and play, one would naturally expect such a worldly group to have sophisticated wants. So when setting out to buy holiday gifts for the Renaissance man or woman who seems to “have it all,” where does one begin?
We asked Tenthwavers to share the techy toy they covet most this holiday season. You know, the gadget they pine for when perusing tech blogs. The gizmo they dream about at night. And, were it a culturally acceptable option for a grown person to write Santa a letter, the number one ask on their North Pole-bound wish lists.
Low and behold, the 2012 Tenthwave Holiday Wish List…
1. Bodelin ProScope HR2 CSI Advanced Microscope
“Plug it into your USB port, point the hand-held microscope anywhere you want, and BOOM—high resolution images streamed on your monitor.”
-Seth Fowler, Emerging Media and Digital Strategist
2. Martin Jet Pack
“After enduring two weeks of commuting nightmares [post Hurricane Sandy], and a 2.5 hour bus-surfing commute…what I covet most is this.”
-Jen Graeff, Senior Front End Developer
3. The Lytro Camera
The Lytro camera lets you create living pictures that you can endlessly refocus after you take them.
“It’s unique, and it’s ushering a new way to explore photography (post-click) that’s both cool and useful.”
-Mike Mazar, Partner & Creative Director
4. Denon AH-D700 Ultra Reference Over-Ear Headphones
“I believe everyone should splurge on one thing that gives them pleasure. For me, nothing beats the best headphones in the world…I’ve been salivating over them for a couple months now.”
-Gunny Scarfo, Strategy Director
5. iPad with Retina display
“I have massive iPad envy. Not the new Mini. Not the iPad 2. But the latest and greatest Retina-flavored iPad with both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. If Santa gave me one, I’d be his elf forever.”
-Reuben Radding, QA Director