It’s the holiday time of year and many people need some help with affordable and must-have tech Christmas and holiday gift ideas for your techie loved ones.
Here are 5 gifts that may be perfect tech toys for 2017 gifts.
A Bluetooth Controller for Smartphones
This is the least expensive on my list. I have one and use it all the time. What is it?
This is a pocket-sized blue-tooth controller for smartphones. Have you ever played a console emulator on your phone? (Maybe you haven’t, but your techie relatives have!) It’s hard to play on a phone because the button mapping on-screen is cumbersome and your fingers obscure your view. The solutions? Get a controller. The tactile feel of buttons on a controller is an important part of the experience. This tiny blue-tooth controller is only $7 dollars with prime from Amazon. It’s perfect for your holiday gifts and makes anytime you have to wait for an appointment much more enjoyable.
Rosewill 45-Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Next up is the Rosewill 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit RTK-045. This another handy gift that could brighten your computer oriented friend’s holidays. This portable precision computer toolkit is a steal deal at around $23 with prime from Amazon.
This is a DIY project that coders and tinkerers alike can appreciate. It’s called a magic mirror ( https://magicmirror.builders/ ). This with a microphone and a mycroft installed is a heads-up display mirror you can talk to. It’s a customizable mirror that can display the weather and it can play the latest newscast from NPR on command. Projects like these can easily cost more than $100 because two-way mirrors cost more as the size increases. It takes considerable effort to customize beyond the basic settings but there is a huge community around these kinds of projects and plenty of people willing to help with setting it up.
Here is an instructables article that can help you understand how it works.
Javbra Evolve 75 Headset
The Jabra Evolve 75 is an impressive wireless office headset. It integrates with Skype’s light so others can tell when you are on a call. It has noise canceling to help you focus and it is capable of connecting to two blue-tooth devices at once!
The Lenovo Explorer headset with the Legion Y720 Cube PC
Last but certainly not least, think about a virtual reality gaming PC setup. This is another one I have used and it is breathtaking. Which one do I like as a Christmas or holiday gift for you loved ones? The Lenovo Explorer headset with the Legion Y720 Cube PC is one of my favorites. The headset is lightweight, comfortable, adjustable and costs just about $500 but it worth it. The version of the PC I played had the Intel i7-7700, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, and a terabyte hard-drive. That machine rocked and it handled the games I tried very easily. That set of options costs under $1200. If your gift is a very special one, this is a great deal!