8 Geeky Gifts For Technology Lovers
If the person you’re buying for has more tech in their home than actual furniture or clothes (a robotic hoover will always surpass the traditional kind) then locating the right gift should be an easy task. If you’re looking for geeky tech then check out the following eight gift ideas below:
Ever wanted your very own droid companion? Well, the guys at Star Wars have created a cute, rolling droid that can be controlled via smartphone, tablet and even voice – and it’s the perfect gift for the Star Wars geek who loves innovative tech. Watch the little guy in action here.
Price: £21.49 per quarter, for Amateur Photographer magazine
Tech lovers are usually the ones behind that DSLR camera when you jet off on holiday or at a family event so feed their love and passion for great quality images with magazine subscriptions for a professional, photography publication. Not only will it give them some great ideas for when they’re next snapping away but it will also improve their skills with a camera – and all tech geeks like to do!
This innovative pen allows you to create drawings in 3D, physically drawing whatever comes into your head in the air! It is essentially a handheld 3D printer that will inspire the geekiest of tech lovers to get creative and comes with accessory packs of coloured ABS plastics and a Jetpack that allows you to draw in 3D on the go!
Perfect for any tech lover, a quadcopter is another remote controlled gift that should delight any recipient who is still a child at heart. Look for a model that features a camera to capture aerial footage they can review later – spying on your weird neighbours has never been so easy!
If the recipient of your gift is a tech lover, then they probably need a docking station to charge their devices on. Opt for a wireless charger which frees them from wires and the amount of devices that can be charged. Wireless chargers allow you to power up your smartphone, tablet and iPod (if you’re still old school like that) and remove those messy cables which most tech geeks hate to see around.
Joystick for touchscreens
This is a great stocking filler gift for those who love retro gaming and fun tech to use with their smartphone. This joystick allows you to control classic games such as Tetris or Pac Man on your smartphone, and works by simply attaching the sucker over the on screen controller and playing! It also comes on a keyring, so it’s great for commuters who look for new ways to stay entertained on the train or bus to work.
If the person you’re buying for is between 6 and 12, the chances are they’re a big Minecraft fan. It’s a game that immerses the creative and technologically minded and has a huge range of merchandise available, perfect for gift giving, from scarves, to figures, to these Minecraft inspired pencils. All great gift ideas for your digital block obsessed youth.
Virtual Reality Headset
You probably thought a virtual reality headset was an expensive piece of kit, but you can pick one up for a super reasonable price online. The set linked to the above allows you to pop your smartphone in the headset and experience a whole new world via the free or paid for apps you can download to use with the headset.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.