Friday Five: 5 Cool Gift Ideas For Techies

Justin Narayan
Dec 20, 2013

Finding gifts for friends and family can be one of the hardest tasks during the holiday season. New tech devices almost always make as cool gifts, but with so many tech devices out, it can be hard to decide exactly what to get.
We made this short list to help you find cool and useful gifts, so if you have no clue what gift to get your tech-savvy friend or family this list is for you!

1) Solar Charger

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A solar charger is a great gift for those who live on their phone, tablet, or any rechargeable gadget. A solar charger allows you to charge your handheld devices without having to be by an electrical outlet. Simply stick the solar charger to a window, or place by a window, so it can store energy for you to use at anytime. It is an environmentally friendly way to charge your devices. Solar chargers can be found online or in-stores for around $35.

2) USB Air Purifier

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This USB really sucks, but in a good way. It sucks and removes dirt, molds, pollens, and unpleasant odors. Just simply plug it into a usb port and it begins to quietly clean the air around you. They cost around $10, making them a great low-cost gift idea for anyone who spends a lot of time on the computer.

3) iPhone Projector

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This is a really cool gadget for an iPhone. This device allows you to project movies, spreadsheets, and pictures right onto a flat surface, like a wall. It can project images as big as 50 inches wide while still retaining a clear picture quality. This projector is slim, easy to use, lightweight and has a built in battery to charge your iPhone. This is a great 2-in-1 device that allows you to charge your phone or use as a projector, or both! An iPhone Projector can be found online or in-stores for about $99.

4) Google Chromecast

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Chromecast is a new device by Google that plugs into your TV to turn your DumbTV into a SmartTV. You use your phone, tablet, or computer as a remote to play personal media that you already have saved, or stream online media from sites like Youtube, Netflix, and others, right onto your TV. This is a great gift for those who spend a lot of time watching videos on their phone, computer, or tablets. Google Chromecast retails for $35.

5) Samsung Galaxy Gear

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Ever wanted to be like James Bond? Or Captain Kirk? Well now you can!….well kind of. This new Samsung watch allows you to use your watch to make calls, use apps, take photos/videos, as well as many other features; just like James Bond or Captain Kirk. With this Samsung Galaxy Gear smart-watch, you can use your phone without having to actually use your phone. If you are willing to splurge this holiday season, for just under $300, you can get this slim sleek watch that would make a great gift for your techie friend or family member.

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Post By: Justin Narayan