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2014 Christmas Gift Ideas for Techies
When it comes to gift ideas for techies, you probably want to think along the lines of good technology!
This is where you cannot go wrong. Rather than leading off with a long intro, I’m going to get into the nitty gritty of gift ideas for techies!
Whether they enjoy gaming or just love any up-to-date pieces of technology, these are some gift ideas for techies that you don’t want to miss!
(Prices subject to change).
They say bigger is better and this phone is not just bigger, but better in every way possible! The slim and sleek design alone is attractive enough to make all your friends want one too!
Not to mention the amazing camera and crystal clear Retina HD display.
Oh, let’s bring up the secure phone entry: A scan of your fingerprint! All of this together with the super fast internet speed and up to 128GB of storage makes this the perfect gift for any techie on the go!
Price: ($349) Available in early 2015.
Just when we thought technology couldn’t get any smarter (wait...who thought that?) comes a smartwatch! From the makers of those wonderful iPhones, this modern watch is capable of handling many of the apps as your iPhone. The best thing is, you will be immediately familiar with it the moment you see it as the display looks mighty similar, using pinch zoom features and all!
Perhaps the newest and most innovative part about this special watch is a heart rate sensor paired with an accelerometer to measure your physical activity, allowing it to get to know you and even be able to reward you for reaching physical goals while suggesting others! With many different band styles and colors, there is on everyone will adore! Let’s not forget about good ol’ Siri!
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Calling all Halo fans! This is the game collection that every Halo fans needs in their gaming library. Why? Because it has every single Halo game known to man on one single disc along with a newer version of the game, Halo Nightfall!
You will also be able to gain access to a beta test for Halo 5 between December 29th, 2014 and January 18th, 2015 with the purchase of the game. Featuring the entire Master Chief story, some of the previous games have been remastered, bringing you a whole new gaming experience!
Grand Theft Auto V
Price: ($39.99-$59.99) Depending on console.
Well Rockstar Games has done it again and brought you their latest version of Grand Theft Auto! What’s the difference? This game takes a turn in a different direction by giving you an open-world adventure!
Whether you want to partake in the economy by earning money and spending it at many of the stores, or go exploring the great outdoors, this game has so much more to do than the previous game. Of course there’s the fast cars, the violence, and crime that make up the very game we know as Grand Theft Auto! Go explore and see all that there is to do in this game!
Assassin's Creed Unity
Experience the world of 18th century Paris in online gameplay with others or in a single-player campaign! This game boasts of a new assassin, Arno, along with a new range of weapons for your gaming enjoyment.
Suit yourself, quite literally, with your choice of weapons, gear, clothing and skills to make your character more you! The newly-enhanced gameplay will have your techie gaming for hours!
If your techie is also a wrestling fan, then they will certainly love this game for a long time to come (or at least until the next one comes out)!
For the first time in WWE gaming history, you can take on a whole new mode of gaming by taking your character through career mode, working your way up to the championship title! The gameplay and characters look more realistic than ever.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
This is THE tablet for gamers! With an 8-inch display, it packs a 1920 x 1200 resolution delivering you top-notch picture for your every gaming need!
A 16 GB storage capacity means plenty of storage for games and with an 8+ hour battery life, you have lots of time to play!
Samsung Galaxy Tab4
From the trusted company Samsung comes their latest tablet! Available in 8-inch or 10-inch screens and in black or white, this tablet has Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM memory, 64GB of memory available through a microSD slot, and 50GB of free Dropbox storage.
Let’s not forget to mention the 10 hour average battery life!
iPad Air 2
If you’re looking for the latest in tablet technology then you’ve found it in this iPad! This 9.7 inch display aims to please anyone who uses it.
With up to 168 GB of memory and 2048x1536 screen resolution, you can’t go wrong! A 10-hour battery life means this thing might be glued to your hands indefinitely!
iPad Mini 3
Interested in a smaller iPad? You’ve met your match! With many of the same features as the full-sized iPad, the screen is a 7.9 inch Retina display complete with WiFi and 64 GB of space.
Which gaming console are you most interested in this Christmas?
Price: ($495 with Kinect)
Oh Microsoft, what can I say? This is the very best Xbox to date! Coupled with the amazing gameplay of the Kinect, it’s definitely the most fun I’ve ever personally experienced in my Xbox gaming years!
Not only can you enjoy your favorite games, but now there is the “snap” feature which allows you to play games and watch your favorite shows or explore other apps side-by-side, all on the same screen! Voice commands, cloud storage, and if you were afraid of losing your gamer rank, have no fear! It will follow you right over to this newer console with ease.
This is a must-have console for you PlayStation junkies out there (You know who you are)! With 500 GB of memory, you’ll experience some of the best gaming graphics know to man while playing all of your fav PS4 games!
Let’s talk about this new Dualshock controller; I’ve never seen anything like it! You’ll really get into the game with the built-in touchpad on the top of the controller!
Wii U (32 GB Deluxe)
From a company dear to many, Nintendo, comes the successor of the Wii, the Wii U! This console features an innovative GamePad controller, allowing users to become more immersed in their gameplay! Enjoy many of your Wii games, and interact with others via Miiverse.
Yet another goodie from Nintendo comes an entirely unique handheld gaming experience! This features two screens: The bottom one is a touch screen, while the top screen provides a 3D view into the game for ultimate handheld gaming pleasure!
X Rocker Wireless Gaming Chair
Every techie or gamer needs a real gaming chair and this one has it all! Built in speakers with wireless transmitters means you can connect with other gaming chairs for a gaming experience you’ll never forget! The padded, ergonomic design means you’ll stay comfortable through hours of gameplay! (Heck, I’ll take one for the office!)
These gift ideas for techies and gamers will have them smiling for months to come!
2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For Techies
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