Christmas is officially less than one week away, and while you may have had your favorite Christmas songs on replay since Thanksgiving, your holiday shopping may have been pushed back a little further. If you’re anything like me, you might still have, well, all of it left to do. Some gifts will be easy, a gift card here and a sweater there, but what about the techie in your life who seems to have everything? No need for any extra holiday stress – Mashable’s got it covered.
Mashable has compiled a great list of ‘17 Gifts for the Techie Who Has Everything.’ The featured gifts are fun, unexpected, and don’t come with the budget-breaking price tag of so many other tech products. They’re guaranteed to make an impression.
Some of our favorites on the list include:
1. Lego iPad Mini Case
Who says legos are just for kids? This lego BrickCase from SmallWorks lets you take a little break from technology and build a lego world right onto your iPad cover. This gift is great for any techie who likes to bring out the child in them every once in a while.
You can get it here for $39.99, and it is also available for iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S, and iPod Touch.
2. ChargeCard iPhone Charger
For the techie who would appreciate an easier way to charge their iPhone than carrying around their charging cord, this iPhone charger is truly only the size of a credit card. It can fit directly into your wallet, and plugs into your computer.
You can order it here for $25, and is compatible with the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C and new iPad Air.
3. Google Chromecast
Google’s Chromecast truly enhances your TV watching experience, letting you stream online videos and music directly from your tablet, smartphone or laptop to your HDTV in 3 simple steps. 1) Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, 2) connect to WiFi, 3) start streaming with the press of a button. This gift is perfect for those who love their online TV and movies, but are tired of watching them on a tiny screen or through a video game console. The Chromecast currently supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play and Google Chrome, and will automatically update as this list expands.
Buy it here for just $35.
4. Pebble Smartwatch
Is your techie looking for an even more convenient way to take calls and access useful information than from a smartphone? Say, directly from their wrist? The Pebble Smartwatch may be the perfect gadget. With the Pebble Smartwatch, you can take calls from your smartphone, receive texts and notifications, set vibrating alarms, and have access to an abundance of apps for almost everything. It is also waterproof, and comes with the option of customizable faces and changeable straps. Check out this article for a complete guide.
Get the Pebble Smartwatch here for $150. They’re offering free 3-day shipping within the US until the 20th.
5. Philips Hue Smart Lighting
The Philips Hue Smart Lighting made an appearance on last year’s GraVoc gift guide, and gets a nod from Mashable this year. With Philips Hue Smart Lighting, you have complete control over a room’s lighting right at your fingertips, from anywhere in the world. Using the Philips Hue app, available on the iPhone and iPad, you can control the brightness and even the color of up to 50 Hue light bulbs. An added bonus: each Hue light bulb uses 80% less power than the traditional bulb. This gift is great for the techie who loves to have the latest and greatest throughout their home.
Get the Philips Hue Starter Pack here for $199.95.
Check out ‘17 Gifts for the Techie Who Has Everything,’ for the full list of 2013’s innovative tech gifts. Are there any others gadgets you’ve come across that you would add to the list?
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