The Christmas spirit doesn’t leave virtual reality dwellers and other tech geeks untouched. It permeates all realms and dimensions of our reality. Thus, we can’t just leave the spirit of Christmas out of our website. We thought we’d present you with a list of 10 cool tech gifts for geeks in 2018.
Technology is great. Who wouldn’t want to make their life better, easier, more convenient, more joyful, more secure and private, and healthier too? We tried to concentrate on the best and most popular tech gifts for geeks, to help you with your Christmas shopping. So, whenever you’re ready. Here we go!
10 cool tech gifts for geeks in 2018
Drones are certainly trending. Everyone wants to take breathtaking aerial shots and cool videos from a distance, right? So, why not surprise your geek friend or partner with the best possible tech gift out there: a camera drone?
We’ve found these three drones quite impressive. They’re all available from the Amazon store. Of course, you can always find cheaper drones and better deals. There are plenty of options, so it’s worth doing proper research. Please keep in mind that the prices we indicated here may change as the Christmas holidays approach!
DJI Mavic Air 4K 32MP ($699)
Altair Aerial The Outlaw 1080p ($280)
Altair 818 Hornet 720p ($170)
With over 50K skills and growing, Alexa is a great virtual personal assistant and entertainer. You can use this fantastic tool in your home as well as outdoors. Take her anywhere you go, and your entertainment will be guaranteed. The Alexa Voice Service can be used to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, be informed about the weather, sports, and news.
Echo Plus ($149.99)
Echo Dot ($29.99)
If your loved one or friend is a real gamer geek, a proper gaming keyboard could change their life. For quality gaming, there’s nothing more crucial than a responsive, fast, and comfortable (e.g., wrist support) keyboard. Well, apart from a power plant of a computer and an awesome mouse, that is. The following gaming keyboards are some of the best ones on the market in 2018.
Razer Huntsman Elite ($199)
Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo ($150)
Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 ($70)
Are you fed up with entangled wires all over the place? A geek would probably appreciate some wireless order. Therefore, a wireless charger is also a great way to surprise a geek with. Fortunately, these chargers aren’t too pricey. We tried to find you the three best picks in different price ranges.
Anker PowerWave 7.5W Pad ($46)
Aukey Graphite 10W Fast Wireless Charger ($27)
Anker Wireless Charger ($20)
Can you imagine a hardcore geek without decent headphones? So, how about some wireless quality experience? As a bonus, we also included a water-proof pair of earphones if you want your Christmas tech gift to also be fit for work-outs. Yeah, even techies need some good exercise in addition to the 24/7 keyboard mashing.
Bose QuietComfort 35 ($299)
Sennheiser HD 4.40 ($100)
JBL Endurance Sprint ($50)
VR Headset with Controller
Virtual Reality is yet another area that geeks and simple users alike can be crazy about. For relatively reasonable prices, you can already buy good quality goggles with controllers. Of course, there’s always better and more expensive ones – just like in any other case. So, it’s worth doing your research before investing in a VR set. Hopefully, our picks will show you where to start looking.
Samsung Gear VR Headset ($100)
Pansonite VR Headset ($60)
DESTEK V4 VR ($35)
Bonus tip: Official Google Cardboard ($15)
Mobile photo printer
Fans of social media would certainly love to have one. A mobile photo printer can materialize your favorite Instagram or Facebook photos in a matter of 10 seconds. It could be the perfect tech gift for geeks who are into catching cool snapshots.
Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer ($98)
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer ($90)
Fujifilm Instax SHARE SP-2 Smartphone Printer ($90)
A geek without a proper USB hub is like, well, hard to imagine. Most tech-savvy users have all kinds of USB gadgets to charge or connect to another device, such as a laptop or desktop PC. A USB hub is likely to be on the top 10 tech gifts list for a geek. So, let’s see some.
Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub ($42)
LYFNLOVE USB Hub 3.0 Splitter ($29)
Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub ($10)
NordVPN for anonymity
Okay, so our geek loved one has been equipped with all kinds of cool stuff, but something vital is missing. What about online security and privacy? A decent Virtual Private Network app like NordVPN can provide all the anonymity any geek may desire. Being protected by a VPN service on the virtual highway is as crucial as wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike.
Since Santa Clause is coming to town from the North, NordVPN seems to match the theme here seamlessly. The good news about this VPN is that you can actually buy it in a boxed version from the following popular stores:
- Micro Center
- Best Buy
- Office Depot
For as little as 2.99 per month, you can subscribe for a 3-year plan. But, if that sounds too much, go for the 1-year plan, which is available for 11.95 per month.
To learn more about this VPN service, read our NordVPN review.
But this isn’t all. You can also buy a few relatively good VPNs with gift cards. This is as anonymous as it can get.
Finally, after all the above tech gifts, if you want your loved one or friend to stay fit, it only makes sense to help. That’s why we had to finish our 10 tech gifts for geeks in 2018 list with the most popular fitness trackers.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 ($200)
Fitbit Flex 2 ($59)
Moov Now ($47)
Hopefully, our above tech gifts list will help you with a few great tips to surprise anyone you may refer to as a “geek.” Of course, there are plenty more tech products out there to choose from. But also let’s not forget the real spirit of Christmas!