Monday, November 10, 2014
Gift Guide: Tech Genius
Most tech geniuses have real preferences on what kind of real technology they own, so the items on this list are a little more whimsical in technological nature. However, I think they're all a lot of fun, so let's get started!
1. No, I will not fix your computer Mug: $7.99, ThinkGeek
The perfect mug for your favorite off-duty IT professional. They don't want to fix your computer when they're not at work.
2. The IT Crowd: Season 1: $10.97, Amazon
Even if you're not a tech genius, this show is great. It's quirky and British and...well, need I say more?
3. Robot Flash Drive: $9.99, Amazon
I always think a fresh flash drive is a great gift idea. The 4gig one costs $9.99, but you can get much larger ones in this same model. This one's pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
4. Virtual Laser Keyboard: $99.99, Brookstone
This is a projectable keyboard which is great if you've got chubby fingers and have a tough time sending texts.
5. Factory Spectacles Socks: $8.50, J.Crew Factory
These are a lot of fun, even if you don't wear glasses.
6. 6 Foot iPhone Cable: $5, Amazon
As discussed in the "Things I Own and Love," video, this is just really useful. The black colorway seems more appropriate for a tech genius somehow, but this cord comes in lots of colors!
7. GoPro Hero: $129.99, GoPro
This is the base model of the GoPro, but you can get as fancy as you want. If you don't know about the GoPro, this camera is a great way for your active tech genius to capture their adventures!
8. FujiFilm Instax Instant Smartphone Printer: $199, Urban Outfitters
This printer is the most expensive item on today's list, but you have to admit that it is pretty darn cool. With just the push of a button, you can transform your iPhone photos into little instant hard copies. Perhaps this gift should be accompanied by a brand new bulletin board for immediate posting.
9. ShaveTech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor: $23.95, Amazon
The USB charging on this item is great for the tech genius who can't even leave their computer to plug in a razor or take a shower.
10. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer: $9.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
I saw a coworker had one of these a few years ago, and I just thought it was so cool. It's not necessarily high-tech, but it is pretty fun. It's great for the coffee or tea drinker who likes to take their time imbibing that caffein.