Like many of you, we are tired of getting socks for gifts. (Unless they are these socks that pause Netflix if you fall asleep.) We put together this geek shopping guide with gifts geek or tech lover would be extremely happy to receive.
While we all know socks are practical, they just don't leave you with that same fuzzy feeling of opening the box to the latest new tech gadget.
So if not socks, what should you give that special tech lover in your life? We put together just the list you need to make geek shopping easy and will be sure to bring a happy smile to their face.
1. NVIDIA Shield
This will leave any self respecting geek jumping with joy when they unwrap the box to this bad boy. The NVIDIA Shield is currently one of the most powerful and hottest selling Android TV/Gaming boxes on the planet.
Most geeks love video games and streaming TV, this box does both and it does it really well. Check out this list for More Great Media Streamers any geek will absolutely love!
2. LED Multi-Colored Quad-Copter
Drones are more popular than ever. What better gift than giving your geek or grandgeeks a new fun toy they will have a blast with. The Odyssey Sky Flyer 4-Channel quad-copter includes a 6-Axis Gyro so it's stable and easy to fly for it's 6-9 minutes of flight time per charge. Best of all it's only $29 and comes with it's own radio controller, battery and charger.
3. Geek Magnet Word Tile Kit
Get in touch with your inner geek with these cool word magnets.
Kit contains over 200 themed magnetic word tiles to create the perfect short geek sentences. Let your geeks express themselves and maybe even learn a few new words in the process.
Create perfect geek poetry by taking the magnetic word tiles out of the box and moving them around to form sentences only a true geek will understand. This is the ultimate geek gift that is a lot of fun.
4. Cool Geek T-Shirt
We know Mom's love giving clothes. Here is a geek shirt that is well, just downright geeky. Your favorite geek will love this cool t-shirt since it's made from 100% cotton.
This shirt is especially appreciated by those that love social media. It says "You Read My Shirt That's Enough Social Interaction For One Day" It comes in Black or Blue. Although, in our opinion the black t-shirt looks especially uber cool.
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5. External Smart Phone Battery Charger
Battery life is something that never seems to last long enough. If your geek is always on the go, an external USB charger is something that will be sure to get used a lot.
Anker makes one of the best. Their Astro E3 Ultra Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology is compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 Note Tab, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro and more.
6. Give the Gift of Apps
If you don't have much much money, here is a gift that won't break the bank. In fact it won't cost you a cent!
Free Apps from mkvXstream
Just send your friends the link to this page along with an e-card. It's loaded with some Free Apps your geek buddies can add to their Andorid Phone or Tablet. Remember, it's the thought that counts and these apps will keep them busy thinking of you for a quite a while.
7. Fire TV Stick
If someone you know has been talking about cutting the TV cord. What better way to get them motivated then to give them a media streamer.
While the Fire TV Stick is one of a many options, it is one of the few lower cost streamers that work with KODI. This means TV nirvana is just a few repos away for that special someone who know what this all means.
8. Asus Dual-Band Gigabit Router
A wireless router is a must for anyone that owns more than one internet connected computer, streamer or mobile device. The Asus Dual-Band Wireless AC Router, is one of the top performers in it's class. AC WiFi will give you the fastest speeds possible and this is important if you have multiple family members all sharing the Internet at the same time.
Just like no one likes a home full of teenagers with only one bathroom. An older WiFi Router can cause your super fast broad band connected home network to slow way down.
9. Roku 4 UHD 4K Streamer
Roku finally came out with their new 4K streamer that lets you take full advantage of ultra high resolution shows available on Netflix and Amazon. It also comes with some great new features any absent minded geek will love. Press a button and the remote chimes at you from wherever you left it last.
The New Roku 4
The Roku 4 Quad-core CPU is faster and the sound is also clearer than any Roku before. The Roku 4 is the ultimate gift for previous Roku model owners who already have a 4K TV.
10. Synology 2-Bay Network Attached Storage
Next to a computer and Router a NAS is probably the most useful thing a true tech geek could want. They will appreciate being able to back up their code from their latest project or use it as a web server or download station. Synology and QNAP make some of the best NAS boxes in the industry. For tech geeks on a budget check out this affordable and excellent Synology DS215j. For more great NAS ideas, take a look at... this page.
11. SiliconDust HDHomeRun
If cutting cable TV is not enough savings for you, now you can also have a FREE HD DVR using an over the air antenna. The HDHomeRun takes your cable Antenna and will play a digital signal over your network which you can then record onto a computer and playback on your media streamers. The best part is there are no monthly guide fees like TiVO. Learn more about the... HDHomeRun
12. Samsung 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
4K TVs are coming down in price. Compared to what they cost just a few years ago this Samsung UHD TV is a bargain. It will make video games look awesome and movies look absolutely stunning.
Samsung UN55JS7000 55-Inch 4K TV
13. Honeywell Portable Wireless Door Chime
This wireless door chime is an entire new breed of smart door bells. Since it's wireless you can easily hook it up in minutes. It gives you the option of special ringtones for each door. Plus it can tie into motion sensors to help make your home even more secure. It's also one of the most affordable smart door chimes. It will also support up to 6 buttons if you are lucky enough to live in a house with that many doors.
Wireless Smart Door Chime
14. GoPro HERO+ LCD
If you know someone that has their own YouTube or Roku Channel then this gift will be sure to please. They can use it to record crystal clear HD videos. GoPro makes some of the best action cameras and they will attach to almost anything. Built-in WiFi will let you upload fresh content instantly to Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
15. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
It's a tablet that replaces a laptop. Using the Windows operating system it gives you all the advantages of a tablet with none of the limitations of iOS or Android. The Surface Pro let's you be fully productive while on the go.
16. Books for Techies
Any geek worth their salt is continuing to absorb knowledge. While they may be familiar with PHP, JAVA, HTML and other languages that make the internet tick, a good reference guide always comes in handy. Here are some of the most popular books that will be sure to help save a few brain cells.
Nest Learning Thermostats are one of the top rated and best selling thermostats available. They are easy to use and learn your lifestyle and adjust themselves accordingly. This 3rd generation Nest comes with apps so you can control and interact with your thermostat even when away from home. No self respecting geek home would be without one.
Nest Self Learning Thermostat
18. SoundBlock Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
Most tech minded geeks have already figured out how to get their music free from the Internet. Wireless speakers that work up to 33' away will make the music even more enjoyable. The SoundBlock hooks to your smart phone via Bluetooth and will last up to 10 hours per charge.
19. Comfy Geek
You know you have made it when your geek skills let you work from home. Your office is the couch as you manage your dot.com company. Even though you work from home you don't need to dress like a slob. Betabrand’s Black Dress Pants Sweatpants, are super soft because their made from French terry fleece. They look so nice you could probably wear them with a tie and no one would even notice.
20. Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum for Pets and Allergies
Now this is where being a geek has paid off - Robot meet vacuum. Tired of being a tied to the vacuum cleaner as you push it around the house. Now you can relax with a cup of tea while your Neato Botvac does it's job all on it's own. Made extra strong to deal with hard to clean pet hair it will keep your house sparkling clean. This Robot Vaccum is the best gift of all as it gives you the gift of more time.
21. Mackbook Air Laptop
For those techies that are Mac Fans there is no better portable notebook than the Macbook Air. Your favorite geek can travel lite with this slim powerful computer. The Air has enough power to crunch the numbers and is so small it feels like a tablet.
22. Give the Gift of Warmth to a Shelter Pet
For the perfect gift that keeps on giving day after day why not give a local shelter pet the gift of warmth and comfort. To learn how your gift can make the difference in the everyday lives of shelter pets in your hometown, please... read more