The Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

The Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – If you’re still in the dark as to what gift to give your nearest and dearest this Christmas, electronic gadgets and gizmos are sure to do the trick!  Tech expert Karl Volkman shares his insight on the most coveted electronics on the market this holiday season:

–          Fitbit Flex: This itty bitty fitness monitor is conveniently fashioned into a wristband, tracking daily steps, distance, and calories burned. Users can document daily activity and compare to their personal goals as well as track sleep quality during the night. 

–          Samsung Smart UHD TV: With some of the highest resolution on the market, this TV not only delivers incredible picture quality but gives all viewers a perfect seat due to its curved UHD TV technology. The Samsung smart TV capabilities allow users to easily navigate through movies, applications and social media as well as streaming content and live TV.

–          GoPro HERO: For photography enthusiasts, the iPhone just won’t cut it. The user-friendly modes on the HERO camera include QuikCapture, which turns on the camera and records with the press of a single button and Burst Photo, which captures fast-action sequences at up to five frames per second.

–          Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Replace the traditional laptop with this tablet. The interface allows users to type and write directly on the surface of the screen and with the purchase of a type cover, instantaneously transforms into a laptop-like product.

–          Beats Solo²: The “it” product when it comes to headphones, this device delivers clear, crisp sound and allows for up to 30 feet of wireless listening. Users can also pair this product with a Bluetooth device for taking hands-free calls.

Karl Volkman, the Chief Technology Officer of SRV Network, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, is an IT Professional with over 30 years of experience. Prior to his position at SRV Network, Karl was the Director of Technology for the New Lenox School District 122 in Illinois, the Chief Information Officer of the Habitat Company in Chicago, and the Manager of Networks & Communications for John Nuveen and Company. Karl’s certifications include HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Adtran, Objectworld, and Cymphonix. His capabilities include IT Management, Planning and Technician, Telecomm Technician, Programmer, DBA, and Technology Instruction.

About SRV Network, Inc: SRV Network, Inc. is Microsoft Gold Certified partner that offers a variety of IT services, including a variety of flexible service packages that meet any client requirement, from as-needed technical help to intensive, regular on-site work. They work with all technology platforms and have a broad expertise in a wide variety of technology solutions.  They specialize in Network Design and Implementation, Network Maintenance and Monitoring, Disaster Recovery and Prevention and IP Telephony. Please visit for more information.