10 Awesome gifts for your favorite tech geek (or yourself)

Posted by Anne Campbell on Dec 22, 2015 11:16:55 AM

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Forget fighting the crowds at the mall. Coming up with the right gift idea is the biggest challenge, especially when you’re shopping for someone who’s obsessed with technology and already seems to have all the latest gadgets. That’s why we’re here to help. We did the digging for you and came up with some gifts that are sure to impress, whether you’re shopping for a friend or a fellow IT service provider. Already finished your holiday shopping? Then, sit back, relax, and reward yourself with a gift of your own. You deserve it!

For the drone-lover in your life

We surveyed a few of our MSP partners about what tech gift they wanted most this holiday season, and drones topped the list in a big way. We found one that puts a fresh spin on this popular tech trend.

1. PowerUp FPV – Live Streaming Paper Airplane Drone

Ever wonder what it would be like to fly in a paper airplane? This drone lets you find out. It attaches to a paper airplane you make yourself and lives streams a first-person view of the flight. $179

For the techie on the go

2. Automatic Onboard Diagnostic System

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Unlock the mysteries of your car with this adapter and its free mobile app. Simply plug it into the diagnostic port under your car’s dash and pair it with your phone to decode your check engine light, track driving stats, connect with other devices like Nest or Amazon Echo, and more. $99.95

For the friend who hates using their tablet

3. LG Portable & Wireless Rolly keyboard

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Compared to using a regular keyboard, typing on a smartphone or tablet is sort of the worst, right? This portable keyboard solves that problem. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows devices and has a built-in stand to hold your smartphone or tablet, making it easier to get things done. $119.99

For the friend who’s always glued to their phone

4. Nordmärke Triple Pad Wireless Charger from IKEA

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Forget plugging your phone in at night to charge. With this wireless charger, just set your smartphone down on the pad, and it will start charging. You can even charge up to four devices at once, making it both simple and efficient. $64.99

For the Nostalgic Gamer

5. Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System

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Wish you could still play all those old Nintendo NES and SNES games you found in your parents’ attic? This portable retro gaming system lets you take your old favorites on the road, and it also hooks up to full-sized TVs so you can relive your gaming glory days instead of playing more Angry Birds. $129.99

For the Futuristic Dreamer

6. Google Cardboard – Knox V2 – Google I/O 2015

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Give the gift of virtual reality at an affordable price. This Google Cardboard-certified viewer works with all smartphones. Simply assemble it yourself and download a variety of apps from the Google Play store that will let you do experience anything from playing pong in space to standing on stage during a rock concert. $23.95

For the organized tech geek

7. Rocketbook Wave Cloud-Ready Microwaveable Notebook

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This high-tech reusable notebook has already raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter, and we can see why. It gives you the look and feel of taking traditional pen-and-paper notes, but then the connected app sends them neatly organized to your favorite cloud services like Evernote or Google Docs. When you’re ready for fresh pages, simply pop the Rocketbook in your microwave—yes, you read that right, the microwave—to erase it. $45 for Rocketbook and 3 FriXion pens

For anyone who loves Star Wars

8. Sphero BB-8 app-enabled droid

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Relive your favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this adorable droid you control with your smartphone or tablet. $149.95

9. Air Hogs Stars Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad

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Is the original trilogy more your style? Then you need your very own Millennium Falcon, so you can activate its Hyperspace mode and race it around your backyard. $109.99

10. Death Star Waffle Maker

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Because, well, Star Wars. $39.99

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