Gift Guide: The Techie

Gift Guide: The Techie

Our last installment of the 2016 holiday season gift guide is this collection for the techie in your life. Both practical, but also with some fun toys in there as well. This collection has a variety of price points and items which is sure to have something for the nerd, tekkie, egghead, gamer, programmer (we could go on) in your life.

MAKETECH Compact Aluminum 2-Outlet Travel Power Strip with 3 USB Charging Ports (Gold)
To any executive that means business, going on a trip is like going to war. You will have to bring your notebook, tablet, mobile phone, power bank, etc, items that require charging and power source. So bringing a power strip and a plethora of chargers is the standard operating procedure that requires high precision planning, not to mention the strain they put on your shoulders. Here comes MakeTech to the rescue. Our designers created this sturdy little product that combines power strip and 3 port USB charger into one. It can provide AC power source to your shaver, notebook while at the same time charges your mobile phone, tablet and power bank. Problem solved.

  • Travel lighter with only one gadget that combines USB charging function with AC power strip.
  • Stylish Design. Premium Aluminum Housing. A perfect match to any Apple device.
  • Smart Charging. Built-in integrated chipsets adapt to the power requirements of your devices and charge at the highest amperage possible, each up to Max 2.4A.
  • Protect Your Devices. Designed with your safety in mind to provide over-current, over-heating, over-voltage and short-circuit protection
  • 3 feet long power cord provides convenient access to most wall outlets without excessive weight.
Buy from Amazon | $15.99

 

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (1ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More (Red)

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
  • Lasts 6X Longer: Reinforced stress points with a 6000+ bend lifespan make PowerLine+ many times more durable than other Lightning cables.
  • Incredibly Strong: Double-braided nylon exterior, toughened aramid fiber core and laser-welded connectors equip PowerLine+ with superior toughness from end-to-end.
  • Adjustable Strap: A tie allows easy transport and length adjustment when on the go.(This cable length does not include an adjustable pouch).
  • What You Get: Anker PowerLine+ Lightning, hook-and-loop cable tie, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
Buy from Amazon | $13.99

 

Logitech G231 Prodigy Stereo Gaming Headset with Microphone

  • Prodigy Series Logitech G gaming headset with premium 40mm neodymium speaker drivers for immersive game quality stereo sound
  • Versatile PC gaming headset also plugs into any game console like Xbox One and Playstation 4 plus smartphones and tablets
  • Comfortably soft and breathable sports performance cloth ear cups are removable, washable and resist heat and sweat
  •  Lightweight design with swivel earpieces for a personalized fit that feels light and comfortable even during long gaming sessions
  • Crystal clear chat and voice pick up with rotating, adjustable Unidirectional boom mic that also easily folds up and out of the way when you don’t need it
Buy from Amazon | $49.99

 

All-new Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more
  • Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
Buy from Amazon | $39.99

 

Oculus Rift

  • Oculus Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence.
  • Customizable, comfortable, adaptable, and beautiful, Rift is technology and design as remarkable as the experiences it enables.
  • Every aspect of Rift was designed to be easy, inviting, and comfortable to use – and that extends to the VR environment we’ve created as a starting point for your journeys.
  • Discover and download games across genres ranging from action RPGs, sci-fi shooters, mind-bending puzzle games, and more – and play them from an entirely new perspective. Lucky’s Tale is included with every Rift purchase.
  • Windows PC and an internet connection are required for Oculus Rift – please review recommended system specs.
Buy from Amazon | $599.99

 

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (PS4)

  • Precision controller enhanced to offer players absolute control for all games on PlayStation 4.
  • Improved feel, shape, and sensitivity of dual analog sticks and trigger buttons
  • New multi-touch and clickable touch pad on the face of the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller opens up worlds of new gameplay possibilities for both newcomers and veteran gamers.
  • DualShock 4 Wireless Controller features a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack, putting several new audio options in the player’s hands.
Buy from Amazon | $47.79

 

LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 1TB External Hard Drive

  • Shock, drops up to 4 feet, dust and water resistant for all-terrain use
  • For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for more details.
  • Password protection built in
  • Uses USB 3.0 which is up to 4 times faster than USB 2.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Buy from Amazon | $97.74

 

Denon HEOS 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker

  • High resolution audio support (new to this series)
  • Bluetooth® integrated (new to this series)
  • Big sound from a compact, portable speaker; sealed enclosure provides humidity protection
  • Stream from your favorite music service such as Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL and Rhapsody on your free HEOS App for IOS, Android or Kindle device
  • Optional HEOS 1 GO Pack features a high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers 6 hours of playback time and includes a silicone splash guard to seal the jacks to protect from splashing water
Buy from Amazon | $149.00

 

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Wire/Wireless Mouse

  • Professional-grade Logitech G gaming mouse with ultra-fast lag-free wired or wireless connection trusted by professional eSports gamers
  • Wireless rechargeable mouse with reliable battery life up to 30 hours on a single charge and exclusive battery-saving Clock Tuning Technology for the longest-lasting wireless gaming mouse under 110 grams
  • PMW3366 Optical Gaming Sensor delivers exceptional tracking accuracy, widely accepted by pro gamers as the best gaming mouse sensor
  • Adjustable 200-12,000 DPI range with zero smoothing or filtering for consistent responsiveness and control at any speed
  • Customizable physical button layout and comfortable ambidextrous design for left or right hand and any mouse grip style
  • Match RGB lighting to your style by adjusting up to 16.8 million colors, brightness, breathing light patterns and more with free Logitech Gaming Software
  • Pivot Button design ensures consistently fast, accurate, reliable click performance with a crisp, clean click feel
  • Works with Windows 10 or later, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
Buy from Amazon | $122.08
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