Who doesn’t love technology? With the brilliant commercials featuring advanced smartphone designs and cool music in the background, it’s hard not to get sucked in. But as we know, some people are naturally more tech savvy than others. If you have a techie on your guest list this holiday season, we have seven great gift ideas to bring a smile!
1. Boosted WiFi
Between smart home devices, streaming media services, and virtual reality, mediocre WiFi
coverage isn’t going to cut it. If your friend has a big home with dead spots, consider helping out with whole-house WiFi coverage. A multi-node system is a great solution for larger homes over a traditional router and extender. You might also want to increase the internet download speed.
2. Stranger Things Phone Case
These days, there is no shortage of phone cases to choose from. People love switching out their cases depending on their moods. One of our favorite lines is from Netflix’s Stranger Things. With the recent release of Stranger Things 2, there are new phone cases popping up with the Demogorgon, waffles, and strings of Christmas lights. And, for techies born in the 80s, a phone case with walkie talkies is just too cool for words.
3. Home Voice Assistant
If you can’t afford a real assistant, why not purchase a voice-activated one? Amazon Echo and Google Home are the two main contenders this year. Amazon Echo, aka Alexa, has been out for some time, but the new model was recently released. Google Home was just launched, and it’s a strong competitor, especially because its technology is linked to the Google search engine.
4. Smartphone Sanitizer
Do you have a techie in your life who’s also a germaphobe? Digital gadgets like computers, phones, and tablets are some of the dirtiest things we touch! Fortunately, a smartphone sanitizer zaps away germs using UV light. The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer is especially cool because it has built-in acoustic amplifiers that let you to listen to music while your phone is getting cleaned.
5. Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth speakers have come a long way over the years, and now there are hundreds to choose from! Not only can tech lovers listen to their favorite tunes but also enjoy handsfree calling. Some Bluetooth speakers are waterproof, so you can use them in the shower, at the beach, or in the rain, we suppose.
6. Phone Storage Water Bottle
This is one of those things where you think, “Hey! Why didn’t I come up with that!” For techies who enjoy working out, hitting the gym or just walking around with a water bottle, the Phone Storage Water Bottle is simply ingenious. This particular water bottle holds the iPhone 5, 6, or 7 so that you can stay connected – and hydrated – anywhere you go! For just $14.99, it’s a gift that won’t break the bank.
7. Charging Station
The average person has at least two digital devices, so imagine how many a techie has! A practical, cost-effective gift for the tech geek in your life is a charging station. These stations come in many shapes and sizes and do a fantastic job keeping all devices together and wires out of the way.
We hope these top seven gifts have inspired you to buy something totally amazing for the tech lover in your life!