Christmas might be over, but there are going to be plenty of times throughout the year when you’re going to need to buy a gift for a geek. It can sometimes be difficult buying for someone who knows exactly what they want, but we’ve got a few handy tips to get you going. Appeal to what they like, and they are sure to love the gifts you buy for them.
Nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, and it’s no secret that tech lovers are huge fans of the latest in mobile innovation. While you might not be able to give them the newest iPhone for their birthday, you can certainly get them something to go with it. We suggest something either practical or fun, and gadget shops are a great place to look.
It can be difficult picking a practical techy gadget for those in the know, because they’ve probably already got it, but there are some things you might not have though of.
One of the very best gifts we’ve seen recently is the new range of camera add-ons. Just as you’d buy different lenses and attachments for a proper camera, you can now get scopes and sights for camera phones. They’re excellent value, and will help create better shots than you ever thought were possible with a phone.
Another practical present could be one of the many covers and cases which make smartphones or tablets waterproof. This is great for taking photos underwater, or just for keeping those gadgets safe from a stray splash of water.
The latest gadgets are power intensive, which means that you’re constantly watching the batter indicator. The solution? Buy a wind-up charger. Small and portable, they mean that nobody ever has to have a flat battery again, even in the middle of nowhere.
No guide to the ultimate techie gifts would be complete without a few novelty suggestions. We’re again going to stick with smartphone accessories, because they offer some of the coolest ideas.
Probably the ones that geeks will love the most are the cases which make a phone look like some kind of retro handheld games console. There some other cool ideas, including cases which look like console controllers and even hard drives.