NBC Sports Radio's 2015 Holiday Gift Ideas: Top Picks


Soundfreaq Sound Rise
The Sound Rise is a Bluetooth speaker and alarm clock combo that cranks out incredible sound, so you can wake to your favorite tunes like you’ve never heard before. Bluetooth 4.0 wireless allows you to stream audio from a smart phone, tablet or computer – whether you’re listening to music or watching a movie. The Sound Rise is packed with smart features: dual alarms with weekend and weekday options; a sleep timer; a USB port for phone charging; a line-in input jack; a backup battery for power outages; and adjustable screen brightness with full black-out option and auto-on at wake up. $99. www.soundfreaq.com

ACTIVEON CX Gold Digital Camera
Get in the action with the CX Gold 16 MP digital camera, which features a high-precision lens and 4-times digital zoom. It records in full HD resolution, allowing you to capture special moments and exciting action in crystal clear 1080p resolution. The CX model’s compact size includes a waterproof housing for underwater use. An assortment of mounting accessories allows you to enjoy different activities, like skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, scuba diving and more.  The CX has an impressive feature-set including powerful battery runtime, super slow-motion video, and WiFi built-in with enhanced application viewer.  You can get it at Best Buy for $249. www.ActiveOn.com

Koss BT540i Headphones
The BT540i headphones deliver crisp highs, robust mids and smooth lows, perfect for personal listening. Koss placed on-board controls for easy access. These headphones offer two wireless options: via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity or one-touch NFC paring. Premium leather and memory foam cushions create a super comfortable fit .  The built-in lithium-ion battery delivers more than 8 hours of listening time on a single charge. A detachable audio cable is included. The headphones fold flat and come with a travel case for portability. Priced at $199, the BT540i is an amazing value with balanced audio and a cool design. www.koss.com

 Rolling Stones Limited Edition Cuervo Tequila
Jose Cuervo released two limited edition tequila bottles in celebration of the Rolling Stones’ notorious 1972 North American tour, which was dubbed the “Tequila Sunrise Tour.” On the tour’s eve at The Trident bar in San Francisco, a bartender handed the band their first ever Tequila Sunrise cocktail. It was immediate hit with the Stones, and the bandmates dubbed it the official tour cocktail. The Special Edition Rolling Stones Jose Cuervo Especial, the Cuervo family’s blue agave recipe bottled at 81 proof, is priced at $16.99. The Ultra Premium Rolling Stones Reserva de la Familia Collector’s Edition is priced at $149. www.Cuervo.com

Bose SoundTouch 10
Bose released the next-generation SoundTouch 10 speaker with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. The SoundsTouch 10 pushes out rich, full sound anywhere in your home. It fits easily on a shelf or countertop, so you can listen to your favorite music while you study, clean or relax on the sofa. With built-in Wi-Fi, you can connect to your home network for access to your entire digital music library. With Bluetooth capabilities, you can wirelessly pair with a smartphone or tablet. And of course, it has that signature Bose sound. The SoundTouch 10 wireless music system is the easiest way to play music throughout your home. It retails for $199; www.bose.com

POSH Titan Pro HD E550
The Titan Pro HD E550 is a new unlocked Android  phone with plenty of great features. It’s slim and light with tough gorilla glass for protection against drops. The Titan Pro offers supercharged HD performance with a 5.5-inch screen, a 13MP main camera for crisp pictures and video, and a 5MP front camera. The phone comes standard with 8GB of storage expandable to 32GB with the addition of a Micro SD Card. It’s factory loaded with Android 4.4 Kit Kat and 4G connectivity. Under the hood is an OctaCore 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, providing plenty of horsepower. It's priced around $120 on Amazon.  www.poshmobile.com

Axe Avenge Bat
If you play softball, you know the bat makes the hitter. Launched by Baden Sports, the Axe line is a breakthrough in bat technology. Yea, it looks odd, but the Axe bat is no joke. Axe engineers have created a handle that is not only more comfortable, but also helps improve a hitter’s swing by keeping them on an even plane. For slow-pitch softball, the Avenge bat has a two-piece composite design that merges a massive barrel with a balanced swing weight, giving hitters more bat speed while maintaining the largest sweet spot possible. The Axe Avenge bat is ASA and USSSA legal. It sells for $299. Visit www.AxeBat.com or www.BadenSports.com for more info.

Adlens John Lennon Sunwear Collection
Adlens released the John Lennon Collection to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Lennon’s masterpiece “Imagine.” Lennon’s signature style coupled with Adlens’ adjustable lens technology produces a unique combination in sun wear.  With Adlens, you’re getting UVA and UVB protection, as well as diopter lenses that easily adjust for near, intermediate and distance tasks – like reading and driving. Available in pewter, gold and silver, with Lennon’s hand signature along the temple, these glasses come with a decorative tin and limited edition guitar pick. The Collection retails for $69.99 and can be purchased on the Adlen's website at adlens.com.

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