Geeks like to think they have everything. But, you can still sneak a surprise or two in their stocking with some gadgets that even the most seasoned of technophiles might have missed. So read on for a list of gadget gifts that should impress even the most hard to please geeks.
This gift guide is brought to you by Best Buy
Sony A7 Camera
The masters of compact, DSLR-level cameras are at it again, this time with an interchangeable lens camera boasting a full frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor, with a 28-70 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to get things started. All the power of a DSLR camera, with a lot less of the bulk for $2,000.
Belkin WeMo Light Switch
See, they were so busy going for the obvious gadgets, they totally missed the essential light switch replacement – the Belkin WeMo Light Switch. This $50 light switch syncs up with a smartphone, letting the owner control the light remotely, from anywhere.
Jabra REVO On-Ear Wireless Headphones
Jabra’s REVO wireless headphones are one of the best wireless headphones on the market. When that day comes, they’ll be all too happy to don their new $249 headphones, which can also work with a wire, for the ultimate in convenience.
Looxcie HD Explore Digital Camcorder
For the spontaneous geek, this $250+ mini-camcorder can take 1080p video and live stream it on the web over a Wi-Fi connection. By connecting it to a mobile device wirelessly, a Wi-Fi network won’t even be needed – they can stream their adventures to Facebook anytime, anywhere.
DeLonghi Espresso Maker
When you talk about tech helping you get out of bed, nothing is going to beat an espresso maker. This $2,000 splurge will win hearts and minds for sure, which makes making a perfect espresso, latte, cappuccino, or coffee easy enough for even the most sleep deprived.
Philips Fidelio On-Ear Headphones
The high-quality Fidelio brand of sound now comes in a set of $200 on-ear headphones, powered by two 40 mm neodymium drivers. Big on sound with a 150 watt output, these headphones will get the lucky recipient to chuck their old pair aside faster than the wrapping paper comes off.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Maybe your having-everything techie is a little off his or her game this year. If that’s the case, get them in on the 2013 smartphone game with the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s jumbo-sized smartphone this year, powered by AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
For the techie who likes to share the goods, this external storage device is cavernous at 3 TB, and can be wired to the home router, so every Internet-connected device can get in on what’s inside. Now that’s keeping with the holiday spirit!