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21 Great Gift Ideas for Techies

Updated on July 26, 2016

Here is a list of the greatest gifts you can give to your techie friend. Each gift is handpicked to make him happy and satisfied.

1. iPad Mini

Techies, who don’t own this, will love it. Soon iPad Mini will become his true friend for life. This is a terrific device having Apple’s famous build quality, at a good price. The reviews of this product have been positive too.

2. Wii U

All geeks chill out on their games console. The Wii U is the recently launched Nintendo console with a newly designed controller that has its own touch screen, providing for some great gaming options. The launch game lineup comes with many varieties inclusive of Xbox type first person shooters and classic-style Mario.

You just need to know if the recipient is a Nintendo fan. Gamers either love or hate the Wii U. If he loves it, he will love you too.

3. Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a miniature system board having USB, HDMI, and Ethernet connectivity, along with Broadcom CPU and RAM integrated into it. It is surely the world’s tiniest and cheapest computer add-on with a CPU and RAM.

Geeks have converted their Raspberry Pi devices into anything and everything from a media servers to Linux boxes, and at a price of a few dollar, you can easily give it as a surprise gift to your dear techie.

4. Go Pro HD Camera

Most modern smartphones and tablets have the capability of shooting HD video. The Go Pro HD Hero 3 is wearable, waterproof to 60 meters and mountable on a bike. It is sure to appeal to them who loves durable gadgets.

5. Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD is a superb e-reader and a media player. It has received good reviews all across. It is attractively priced though some of its functionality may be more relevant anyway.

6. The Agent Watch

How about a quartz watch along with a concealed color camcorder? Wherever the techie would go with this mini camcorder on your wrist, it’s for sure that he won't miss anything!

7. Toy Car with a Video Camera

This is the car every techie dreamed of as a kid! He can see what's going on in the office down the hall. See what's happening in the kitchen, fun and adventurous.

8. Radio Controlled Helicopter

Your techie friend will surely have fun flying a remote controlled Helicopter. The techie will surely have some quality time with this toy. It's great for hand/eye coordination. It is High flying, Robust, and easy to control, provided you get a quality product.

9. Touchfire Screen-Top iPad Keyboard

For techies using iPad who hate to type on the software-based keyboard, the Touchfire provides the solution. It’s an ultra-thin design with smart covers which makes it easy to carry around separately.

10. TP-LINK Wireless N Nano Router

Traveling techie hates to be wired to the ethernet cable. This nano router acts as a WiFi access point from anywhere there's an Ethernet cable. He can plug in and connect to the wireless router.

11. Brookstone's 1080p HDMI Pocket Projector

Brookstone's 1080p HDMI projector enables the techie to project whatever is on his phone out in a seminar room or where ever. It is compact and is the perfect companion for those who often have to give presentations.

12. MMT Monitor2Go

This is one of the greatest devices a techie can have. It can be plugged into your phone or tablets for a larger screen. It is priced conveniently too.

13. Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask

This is the ultimate gadget for the techie. It can control your dreams. Popularly known as a "lucid dreaming," the Remee mask understands what you’re dreaming. You can set up your dreams and have a wonderful time.

14. Fitbit One

This wondrous gadget lets you know everything about your daily routine, like a number of steps you've taken in a day, calories burnt, a number of times you wake-up at a night's sleep, and much more. The entire data is captured and reports are generated in the form of graphs. This is how a serious techie would want to take control of his life.

15. Escort Smart Radar

The radar detection system plugs into techie's smartphone. He will be notified whenever a radar band is detected, and when hot spots arrive. With Radar in his possession, Techie would surely be satisfied with the gift.

16. BeoPlay A3 Portable Premium Stereo

This tiny device converts the iPad into an audio gadget. For a music-loving, iPad-using techie, this is the best which one can give.

17. Thermacell Heated Insoles

A techie hates being cold -- especially when you can keep him warm with the help of this simple device. For those with cold feet, these heated insoles are just the need of the hour.

18. ThermoWorks Thermapen (Digital Thermometer)

For techies out there who love cooking, knowing the temperature of the food items is very important. The Thermapen ensures fast and accurate read times. A techie would be happy to get his kitchen automated.

19. Belkin Live Action Camera Remote

Belkin's Live Action camera remote allows the techie to operate the camera of his phone from up to 30 feet distance both for taking a snap or recording a video with an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5. This gift would surely impress a techie.

20. 3-in-1 Breakfast Station

The 3-in-1 breakfast station is a complete set for the gastronomical need of a techie! It has a compartment for meat, eggs, toast, coffee, and anything else the techie needs. He can put it alongside his computer and focus on his work. Popularly known as breakfast station, this device is for the entire day.

21. Finally - one gadget which the Techie always desired! –

The Plen robot is probably the most desired gift. Popularly called the 'adorable robot’, it can roller-skate backward or forward. It can even kick a soccer ball, balance on one leg and perform tricks! A marvel gadget for the techie, the robot is controlled by Bluetooth and you can connect it to your PC by USB connection.

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