Most people assume they know how to get me “geeky” gifts, but I have a pile of stuff I can’t use. If you are looking for a gift for a geek or nerd this list might help you out. Please know that SEJ cannot verify that these items work as advertised. Each picture links to an online website where you can buy these items and other great techy gifts.
I also recommend that if you like these items to watch for sales from Thanksgiving day through Cyber Monday and always look for coupon codes as well.
I cannot tell you how many people I see at conferences with phones and gadgets dying and there are typically not a lot of outlets to go around. This bag can solve that problem. The bag can charges many devices and they are available in backpacks, messenger bags and briefcases.
Geek shirts from ThinkGeek
If you are have to buy a gift for any kind of nerd or geek you should check the site out.
Secret deals revealed this coming Tuesday.
iHome iPad and iPhone Portable Speaker System & Charger
I actually own this item. It charges iPads and iPhones and also is a speaker system. If you watch movies on your iPad this is great accessory. It has an a/c adapter and has a built-in lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable. SRS TruBass and Reson8® sound technology. Accommodates iPads in most skins and cases.
Sold at Bed Bath and Beyond, use a coupon and save.
This is an arcade style control for your tablet or mobile device. Adds the control of a physical joystick for more precise gaming, suction-cup installation makes the joystick safe for your screen, works for games with directional pad controls and compatible with all tablets that have capacitive touchscreen.
ZAGGfolio iPad Case
This case has a durable microfiber lining, is impressively thin with a multi-function iPad folio case for Apple® iPad® 2. Has a removable Bluetooth keyboard and a built-in stand system, great for geeks on the go.
i-Ecko 2GB USB Bottle Opener
iPhone Desktop Handset
This is the stand that transforms an iPhone into a more comfortable desktop handset phone. With the handset in one hand, your other hand is free to navigate an iPhone’s applications, such as calendars, e-mail, and the Internet.
Mophie Juice Pack Air Case and Rechargeable Battery
Rechargeable smart battery concealed inside of a low-profile, light-weight, soft-touch, protective form-fitting case with an ultra-thin, light-weight design, charge and sync your iPhone to iTunes without removing it from the juice pack air by using the included USB cable, adds up to 6 hours of talk time (up to 12 on 2G).
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit
This kit can import photos and videos from a digital camera: using a cameras USB cable or directly from an SD card. The Camera Connection Kit supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW.
Star Wars X Wing Pilot Hoodie by Marc Ecko
Hp ePrint Printers for Home and Business
Print from across town or across the country by attaching your document to an e-mail on your mobile device and sending it to print directly on your HP ePrint-enabled printer. You can use the mobile devices you already have, without needing additional applications or software. Use multiple file formats, including photos and everyday documents. Share your printer’s e-mail address with family, friends, and business colleagues.
Targus Battery Backup for iPads
This is a great gift idea for anyone with an iPad, but for those that attend conferences and take their iPads, this is a fantastic gift.
Roku Media Players for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon…
The Roku player instantly delivers HD-quality movies and TV shows directly to your TV over the Internet. Connect via wi-fi or with your cable/dsl connection. The Roku is small and can travel with you and be used anywhere there is a wi-fi connection.
The Roku also includes channels such as Amazon, Hulu, Pandora, HBO GO, Angry Birds and more. We love our Roku.
Pick a Kindle, Any Kindle…
I love the kindle. It is very light and small. I can carry it anywhere and read it outside in the bright Florida sun (obviously the Kindle Fire will be different). We can download books from anywhere and not worry about having nothing to read on trips.
If you have an iPad/iPhone there is a Kindle app that syncs with the Kindle. When you open the Kindle app it will display the last page you read on the Kindle itself. This is a great feature. Sometimes it is nice to get away from iPads, iPhones and computers and just read. The Kindle is a great gift for readers.
Kindle Fire $199
The Kindle Fire offers movies, apps, games, music, reading, children’s books, graphic novels, magazines, free cloud storage and a cloud-accelerated web browser. With 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books available this is a fantastic tech gift. There are thousands apps and games and you can use it for Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more.
Memory Card Holder
We all have a lot of memory cards and due to their size they can be easy to lose. This case has 8 pages with 20 card compartments. For $12.97 you can afford a few of them and keep things organized and safe.
Quirky™ Pivot Power Surge Protector
Pivot Power Surge Protector! This adjustable power strip holds large adapters in every outlet. Six adjustable outlets allow every plug to fit into every outlet. Surge protector offers 672 Joules of rock-solid protection. Flexible shape pivots around furniture & hard to reach places
Logitech Wireless USB Speaker Z515
Plug-and-play wireless speaker for laptops, iPad and iPhone.
Dual high-performance drivers deliver rich, full stereo sound with deep bass. Rechargeable long-life battery play up to 10 hours of music.