Christmas Gifts for the Geek on Your List

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by Dee Fowler

$100 and up

For the friend who always struggles to squeeze everyone into the group shot shot at parties: the ExoWide Angle Telephoto Lens for iPhone even allows the photographer to get into the frame. "Available for the iPhone 6 and 6S, this interchangeable lens set quickly and securely attaches to your phone. The sturdy aluminum bracket fits snugly onto your phone with a super soft lining and provides a base for the lenses. The Wide Angle lens gives you an amazing 165-degree range which is great for landscape and sceneries. The Telephoto lens will get you three times zoom capability for great detail even from a distance. Also on the bracket is an integrated mount for tripods or selfie sticks. Upgrade your mobile phone photography with the ExoLens Wide Angle and Telephoto Lens kit."

It's going to be a Star Wars™ kind of Christmas, boys and girls. If you've always wanted a Droid™, the BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ can be yours for $149. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, it can be guided (yep, it moves!) with your smartphone or tablet. The 4.5" tall droid "recognizes and reacts to your voice," allows you to "record, send, and view virtual holographic videos," and has a unique 'personality': its "attitude and actions evolve as you interact."

The $299 Sentri Home Monitoring System is the perfect gift for the gadget-loving homeowner on your list. A perfect blend of form and function, it resembles a tablet device and "featur[es] a 120-degree HD wide angle camera, night vision, sensors that track your home’s health, and control of other devices like your Nest Thermostat, Philip Hue Smart Lights, and Belkin WeMo Smart Switches from a stunning 10.1″ touchscreen display."

The Ministry of Supply is on a mission to make business wear feel like loungewear; and turn out some very sharp-dressed men in the process. The Ministry's 3-D Suit "3-dimensionally [drapes] around the human body contours" ... "not suited around a mannequin like every other piece of clothing out there. The result is a suit that allows you to move naturally without any restriction."

The fabric "is lightweight yet offers enough insulation to keep you warm in cold weather. Polyester fibers work on wicking sweat away from your body, keeping your body cool and comfortable. The best part ... is that the suit is machine washable ... never worry about dry cleaners trips again." Each piece is sold as a separate and either matches or coordinates with another in the collection. Labs 3-D jacket ($448) is available in sizes 34-36 to 44-46; Labs 3-D pants ($248) are available in sizes 28-38.

 

Bargains they'll think are splurges - $90 and under

If you think all licensed clothing can't be worn outside of your home or Comic Con, you know nothing. Think Geek sells its exclusive Jon Snow Fur Hoodie for $89.99.

Our buddies at The Wire Cutter dub "The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Case for iPad Air (and older full-sized iPads) as the best iPad keyboard case." It can be yours - or belong to someone on your "nice" list - for $77.99.

The Fur Lined InnoHug Headphones are compatible with standard audio jacks and have a built-in microphone. On sale for $59.99, these babies keep ears nice and toasty and include features usually found on more expensive models.

  • Noise canceling circuitry
  • neckband design
  • available in black or cream
  • fur is removable
  • 1 ~4 ft. long 3.5mm standard audio cable (with inline controller)

Stocking stuffers - $20 and under

Great for your office mate: the $19.99 Star Wars Lightsaber Flatware set will make lunch at her desk a little less sad.

Mark Frauenfelder endorses the sound quality of the $10.59 iMicro IM320 USB Headset. He's such a fan, he'll ship a unit to to any podcast guest who'd otherwise use the computer's built-in microphone.

Wipertags has just the thing for your Star Wars-obsessed driver on your list: a sleeve that transforms the rear wiper blade into a lightsaber. $17 for the 20"; $16 for the 15".

 

Get shopping everybody! We're posting early today so those of you who want to scoop up those Think Geek gift options can opt for standard shipping. 


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