Awesome Gift Ideas For Techies
When shopping for gifts for techies, it doesn’t always come down to knowing what the hottest and most popular electronic and computer gadgets on the market are.
Although it helps knowing what’s hot, it’s just not that easy buying the latest and coolest gadgets, because techies and computer geeks pride themselves on being unique, and being one step ahead of the general public.
Even in the Internet age, it’s not impossible to find a cool gadget gift idea that your average techie knows about. Because you’re not going to impress a true techie unless you have access to promotional items or first run products. Or are you?
I hope to point you in the right direction to find the perfect gift for the geek in your life. Chances are if you were a techie, you wouldn’t be doing a Google search for “gifts for techies” in the first place. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
Beats By Dr Dre Solo HD Headphones
The techie generation love their headphones, and other than Skullcandy, Bose or Sony, no one really comes close in popularity to the Beats By Dre Solo HD Headphones.
If your techie is a music lover and enjoys listening to his or her music in crystal clear high definition, the gift of Beats is a no brainer.
The downside, Beats do run a couple bills, but it’s a small price to pay for greatness.
Honorable Mention: Sonos All-in-One Wireless Music Player
#9 Under 50
Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet
The Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet sells for under 50 dollars, and if you haven’t noticed, you usually can’t buy anything in the tech sector for that cheap.
At least a gift of any quality.
This tablet is great for doodling, drawing dirty pictures, or leaving notes to the family.
Erase with the touch of a button, but the Boogie Boards best feature, the battery NEVER needs to be replaced.
Honorable Mention: Air Swimmer Remote Control Inflatable Flying Shark
iCade mobile game controller
Do you take gaming on your iPhone or iTouch seriously?
If not the iCade mobile game controller will change how you feel about all those games you have to touch and drag your finger to move or shoot.
The iCade offers a classic controller figuration with a four-way directional pad, four front facing action buttons, and four shoulder buttons built to withstand some pretty fierce button mashing.
The controller connects to your Iphone or Itouch via bluetooth for clean tangle free gaming. So don’t waste your time swiping your finger and tapping, get iCade mobile.
Honorable Mention: iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad
Uncle Milton Star Theatre Pro Planetarium
What about something for the house, techies have been known to live in houses and apartments from time to time.
And the Uncle Milton Star Theatre Pro Planetarium would do the trick.
Tell me what would be more relaxing then kicking back with a buddy stargazing in your living room after a brutal 8 hour Halo competition?
Honorable Mention: Nest Learning Thermostat
Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad
Everybody has their own “lost remote control” story, so I don’t need to tell you mine.
With the Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control, those sad stories will be a thing of the past.
With a quick app download to your iPhone, iPod or Ipad, your Apple device becomes your universal remote control.
Within minutes your phone, iPad or iPod will control your TV, Stereo and more.
Since most techies use their Apple gadgets extensively, I highly doubt it gets misplaced in the cracks of a sofa.
Honorable Mention: Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control
Magic Cube Laser Projection Keyboard
Technology keeps advancing at a very fast rate, new and mind boggling gadgets are being introduced to the general public.
This device is a perfect example of how far technology has come.
Simply put this cube projects a virtual laser keyboard onto any table and the magic cube detects movement just above the surface of each projected key. You can see how this does in an actual benchtest at https://bedstetech.dk if you want. Bench testing really is a great way to really know how well a product does.
The Celluon Magic Cube is a great companion for your tablet or touch phone and is compatible with Windows 10, Mac, and iOS (iPhone,iPad,iTouch) etc. It runs on a lithium battery which provides 150 minutes of use, and even has a “mouse mode” that projects a standard 2-finger multi touch pad, but is compatible with windows 10 only, sorry iOS users.
Honorable Mention: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard
#4 Gadget Chargers
Charging Made Simple And Convenient
If you’re always having problems with your cell phone or favorite device dying at crucial moments throughout the day then you need this gadget in your arsenal of chargers.
The TsirTech Universal Wrist Band has a wristwatch design and polymer, a no load, one minute off function to conserve energy and a low voltage alarm function so you know when to charge it in time.
The amazing feature about this gadget is it charges numerous other gadgets such as mp3 and mp4 devices, PSP’s, Nintendo DS, iPod, iPad, iPhone and many other electronic products.
Honorable Mention: Grass Charging Station
Mimobots – Star Wars Characters USB Flash Drives
What self respecting techie do you know that doesn’t LOVE Star Wars?
The Star Wars Mimobot USB Flash Drives not only allows the Star Wars geek in your life to honor his favorite characters, it’s a cheap techie gift.
Especially if you’re looking for a cheap computer gadget gift, and or looking for some for some cool stocking stuffer ideas.
Honorable Mention: Star Wars Yoda USB Desk Protector
#2 Laser Engraver
Meterk Laser Engraver 1500 mW
Everyone likes to makes things, and techies are no different. Especially when it comes to having your own laser!
With a laser engraver, you’re free to make anything you want. You design it, and then add it to the cutter software and presto, you have a real working product that you designed yourself.
These machines cut vinyl, paper, pretty much anything. They’ll also engrave. If this sounds like something for your guy, click here to learn more about these cool machines.
#1 Gift Cards
When you have no freaking idea what you’re doing!
I don’t envy you, because if you’re buying a gift for a techie, and you don’t have a clue what the hell you’re looking at, it can be confusing.
When all else fails, let them do the dirty work. The only reason I mention buying a gift card like the one from Amazon is because tech gifts can get expensive.
Amazon’s gift card allows you to put up to $5000 dollars on it; then email it, print it or even post it on their Facebook account.
And there you have it, my top picks for the best techie gifts. Hope they spark some ideas for you!