Article by Chad King
Year after year, tech gadgets make popular holiday gifts. However, if you’re buying for the computer techie who has everything, what can you get them? Obviously a popular item like an iPhone, iPad, or iAnything else won’t do. You need to find something unique, but still something useful or fun.
Here is a selection of great computer tech gifts for 2010. We’ve assembled a list of awesome and unique gifts from reliable sources like PC World, GeekyGadgets, and Wired. With this list, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Apple TVStream iTunes, Netflix and YouTube with this gadget. Sync this gadget with your iPad or iPhone. For only $ 99, it has many capabilities, and 8 GB space.Great for: Movie lovers.
Kindle Wi-FiFor book lovers, having the convenience of being able to download books and read them anywhere is the gift that keeps on giving. The price keeps coming down, and may even fall under $ 100 around Christmas time.Great for: Bookworms; people who like to read anytime, anywhere.
Star Wars MP3 Alarm ClocksA unique gift for the Star Wars fan, it is an alarm clock, lamp, and you can play your MP3 player through it. Great for: Star Wars fans; teenagers.
Samsung Epic 4G Android PhoneKnow someone who needs to update their phone? This Android is an excellent choice, with 4G wireless connectivity, GPS, and so many more features it will blow their mind.Great for: Anyone who isn’t happy with their smartphone.
Fisher-Price iXLSo far, it seems this may be the hottest toy of 2010. It’s a portable media player and entertainment system geared toward the younger crowd.Great for: The kids.
SmartSwipeDo a lot of shopping online? Are you tired of entering your credit card info each time? Save time with SmartSwipe, a device that hooks up to your computer. Just swipe your card, and your info is encrypted and sent to the retailer for a safe and easy transaction. Great for: People who shop a lot online; people who are nervous about making credit card transactions online.
AAAXA M2 Micro ProjectorDo you use projectors for work, and sick of lugging one around? This small projector fits in the palm of your hand. It also can be used as a media player, and is the most powerful projector in its class.Great for: Anyone who uses a projector – teachers, artists, and people who make a lot of presentations.
Ion Twin Video CamcorderHave an aspiring film director in your family? Want something a little different than your average camcorder? This digital recorder features two lenses, to capture footage from two angles. Great for: Someone who travels a lot and likes to record their travels; an aspiring film maker; someone creative.
Sound Asleep Comfort PillowIs there a better gift a good night’s sleep? This pillow features a built-in speaker, so you can listen to some relaxing tunes on your MP3 player through the pillow.Great for: Someone who needs music or white noise to fall asleep; a music lover.
WorkFit-S from ErgoTronThis ergonomically designed computer desk allows you to arrange your monitors, keyboard, and more in ways not possible with conventional desks. While this is a more high-end gift at $ 899, it is well worth the price for someone who spends a lot of time on the computer (like a Cleveland computer tech), and suffers back and neck pain, or other discomforts.Great for: A computer repair tech; someone who works from home.
iPad-controlled AcuTouch 9500 Massage ChairIf you really want to spoil someone for Christmas, this high-tech massage chair will do the trick. Lay back and relax while controlling the massage settings with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. So why is it not called the iChair?Great for: Someone with back problems; someone you’re willing to spend a lot of money on.
Bowers & Wilkins P5 HeadphonesThese are headphones for people who don’t like headphones. They are comfortable and not overly bulky, perfect to use during your workout, waiting for the bus or while working on your laptop.Great for: People who don’t like headphones, but need them; anyone who listens to a lot of music.
Jaclo Aquavolo MP3 and Chromatherapy ShowerheadMost people would not jump for joy upon receiving a shower head for Christmas. However, this is not your average showerhead. It can play tunes from your MP3 player, has colored lights, and has different settings for water pressure. It’s not cheap, but it makes showering fun!Great for: Anyone who is bored with the average shower experience.
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things by Cy TymonyWhile this gift isn’t electronic, it’s a fun and fascinating book techies will love. It’s full of all sorts of ideas for projects you can do around the house, like how to generate battery power using household items.Great for: People with a lot of time on their hands; people who like to tinker with things; fans of MacGuyver.
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