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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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Sarah Thomas 12/27/2013 | 9:33:59 AM
Re: gifted Hey, that was my gift of choice this year! Trying to get the family moving. They seemed excited, but we'll see how long that lasts for. Maybe it'll be their re-gift of choice next year.
DanJones 12/23/2013 | 2:29:55 PM
Re: Haptic gloves We should get some with the LR logo...
[email protected] 12/23/2013 | 1:35:19 PM
Re: Haptic gloves you gotta send me some of those babies.... (the Streets of New York gloves, that is...)
MarkC73 12/23/2013 | 1:30:03 PM
Re: gifted I'll attach a buzzer to the led circuit... oh wait...
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
DanJones 12/23/2013 | 11:36:56 AM
Re: Give me the sock!! Phone mittens so you don't drop the device?
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?
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...
MarkC73 12/23/2013 | 4:45:05 AM
Re: gifted @mendyk, I kinda want that hat!
[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....
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