Geek and Gadgets Christmas Gift Guide
It is almost that time of year and Christmas is just over a month away. Have you started your last minute Christmas shopping yet? I hope not, because I have a few last minute gift ideas for close friends and family. My Christmas Gift guide ideas are for those who love gadgets and geeky things. I am hoping there are things which you may find for that special loved one(s) in your life.
1. Lowepro 300 AW II Photography Backpack
A great backpack for your DSLR with Lenses and chargers. This backpack has two patterns, all Black or Mica/Pixel Camo pattern. A great way to keep all of your gear nice and dry while on location or assignment. I have this Backpack and it has already been put to good use.
Available from Amazon.co.uk for £112.99
2. Urban Armor Gear | iPhone8/7/6s/6 cases
Price $59.95 USD
UAG’s Monarch Series cases feature 2X Drop-Protection and a 10-year warranty. Handcrafted with top-grain leather for extra quality. A polycarbonate shear plate, armour shell, alloy metal hardware, manufactured with impact-resistant rubber. iPhone8/7/6s/6 cases
3. Cfast Card Reader
Ever wanted a fast USB card reader which can read and write at insane speeds? Well look no further.
Take advantage of the fast performance of USB 3.0 (5Gbps) when you download high-resolution photos and full HD videos from your DSLR camera or camcorder to your USB-Type C enabled laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Save valuable time daily and achieve greater workflow efficiency when accessing, transferring, and backing up files to a computer. Price £55.90
USB 3.0 Card Reader/Writer for CFast 2.0 Cards – USB-C
4. STM Studio Case for iPad Air 2
With new colours (Chilli, Atlantis and Moroccan Blue) introduced to this range, the studio is cooler than ever. There is a new version of the STM Studio Case for iPad Air 2, which is due to be released very soon. The new version of the STM Studio Case will be available in Black, Green Purple.
The STM Studio Case has a neat transparent polycarbonate, semi-translucent bracket to protect your tablet. The unique magnetic closure allows you to simply and easily open and close the case. The front cover also activates the “smart cover” function – turning the iPad on and off to save battery life. Designed for multiple viewing angles and a comfortable carry, the studio protects your iPad Air 2 from everyday hazards and folds into a stable typing or viewing platform. Price £32.57
5. Amazon Acho Dot
Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Echo Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. Prime members can also ask Alexa to order eligible products they’ve ordered before and many Prime products. All you have to do is ask.
A great device for homes with smart devices, for adding items to shopping lists, find music etc.
Amazon Echo Dot: Price £49.99
6. Schaffer Star Wars Pen Collection
Find your lack of quality pens disturbing? Or as Arm yourself for rebellion with the smoothest pens in the galaxy. You will agree that these pens are the idea gift for that Star Wars Geeky family member, Son, daughter or maybe your husband, wife or partner. What ever the case maybe, these pens are simply the best. “You Will Purchase these this Christmas!” or “I find your lack of pocket money disturbing!“…. Sorry, that was very bad attempt at some Force jokes.
These pens will make an ideal gift for those special Star Wars fans this Christmas.
7. Monqi Kids Smartphone
A phone which can be locked out by the parents when its bed time. The parent(s) can see or control what their children are looking at or doing with this phone.
Sim free, this phone is £149.99. So you don’t have to be tied down to any network, or you can choose a network which may benefit the family. As the parent, you can control how much your children can spend, or when they have earned they weekly pocket money. You can top it back up again.
This phone can be purchased from Carphone warehouse. Go and Checkout for your selves just how great this phone really is.
8. Smart Halo
This smart device has many functions in one. The SmartHalo can be used with a phone app to help with naviagation, security, locating your bike if you forget where you left it. Send or recent SMS messages and so much more.
The Price of keeping your trust bicycle safe will more than make up the cost of SmartHalo. Priced at USD $149 or £179 from Menkind
A great device which has the bike user in mind, to keep the bike and the rider safer while on the roads.
9. Smart Phone Projector
This Smart Phone projector is a smart of watching movies stored on your iPhone/Smart phone, without having to peer over your friends shoulders in the process.
Priced at £14.99. It will not cost you lots of money jus to project your movies on to a wall or white screen. This great little gadget is for the family or just going to the friends house and watching a movie from their phone. An ideal gift for this Christmas.
10 TrackR Pixel
Sick of loosing your keys? Well here is an innovative idea from ‘TheTrackR.com‘. Here is how this device works. Connect the device to your keys or pop in your wallet/purse. Download the app and pair the device. Within seconds, you can now find where you left your keys. The app can even make the Pixel sound an alarm, just in case you lost your keys down the back of the couch.
For just one TrackR Pixel, they will set you back £24.99. You can buy 2 and get 3 (5) free for £75, or buy 6 and get 6 free (12) from £150.
By purchasing more than one of these, you will be able to keep track of your luggage when you are travelling. Put one in your child’s back pack and know their PE kit is being kept safe at school.
11. USB Cufflinks
Now, when it comes to cool gadgets and something which men can use in the office or in their suit, there is nothing quite like a pair of cufflinks. Not only that, a pair USB cufflinks from Dobell.co.uk.
Just one of these Cufflinks holds an 8GB USB drive, which means you can have a total of 16GB just sat on your wrists; this is cool because it removes the need for looking for a USB drive, which could be hiding your brief case or laptop bag. So how cool are these USB cufflinks? I would say they are way more trendy than your typical USB drive. And whats more, you have a pair of cufflinks for your work suit too.
There two colours available on Dobell.co.uk, where you choose between either Gold and Silver and cost £49 per set. These cufflinks are ideal for the IT manager, IT technician or the general office worker.
Well, I sure hope you like this gift guide. Were you able to pick out any good idea’s? I can say I have a few on my Christmas list for my close and extended family members.
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*This is not a paid post, however I did receive samples as part of this gift guide. All opinions and views are my own.