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Light Reading's Top 10 Mobile Regifting Ideas

Ah, the holiday season is upon us again. It's a time for family, togetherness, stuffing yourself silly, and palming off your old crap on unsuspecting relatives and friends.

Yes, indeed, the endless turnover of hot mobile trends and devices goes hand in haptic glove with the idea of regifting used stuff as a new present for some poor sucker.

Click the image below to see 10 of our favorite regifting ideas.

The Phone Sock
Keep your little buddy warm this winter with this charming accessory.
Keep your little buddy warm this winter with this charming accessory.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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DanJones 12/20/2013 | 2:35:03 PM
Re: gifted Oh, I'm sure there are plenty more fun items people can suggest.
Carol Wilson 12/20/2013 | 5:13:56 PM
Re: gifted I know several folks who are ready to pass along their FitBits. 
[email protected] 12/22/2013 | 7:57:29 AM
Give me the sock!! Socks don't suck!! 

A prediction for 2014 - the return of the phone sock. Maybe not in shiny grey, though....
MarkC73 12/23/2013 | 4:45:05 AM
Re: gifted @mendyk, I kinda want that hat!
mendyk 12/23/2013 | 9:39:45 AM
Re: gifted The one design flaw with the wi-fi hat is ... the wearer can't see when the signal beacon is activated. So you have to do a pretend selfie to see if your hat is lit. Or carry around a mirror. Now if it were a wristband...
DOShea 12/23/2013 | 10:30:57 AM
Haptic gloves I know this will comes as a surprise, but I'm not much of a Hello Kitty guy. Do they have haptic gloves with sports themes--maybe Chicago Bulls red and black with Michael Jordan's No. 23? Or (nerd alert) maybe a Green Lantern theme, with a graphic of the Lantern's ring on one of the fingers?
DanJones 12/23/2013 | 11:36:56 AM
Re: Give me the sock!! Phone mittens so you don't drop the device?
DanJones 12/23/2013 | 12:23:31 PM
Re: Haptic gloves Couldn't find them, suspect they must be out there. How about these "Streets of New York" gloves?

 

http://www.amazon.com/SwypeGloves-Small-Black-Texting-Gloves/dp/B0070RC6TO/ref=sr_1_13?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1387819340&sr=1-13&keywords=gloves+touchscreen
MarkC73 12/23/2013 | 1:30:03 PM
Re: gifted I'll attach a buzzer to the led circuit... oh wait...
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