Nerds, geeks, the IT guy. Whatever you call them, we all know and love 'em. Here's our compilation of gift ideas for your tech-y friends and family. Of course, fancy phones and video games are always great, but we've gathered a few you may not have thought of...or known about!
Magnetic putty? Yes! And its perfect for all ages! Magnetic Thinking Putty takes regular "silly" putty that can be stretched, bounced, molded, popped, and torn, but in the presence of a magnetic field it exhibits fascinating properties!
Shopping for a movie aficionado upset by the raising rates and limited channels cable packages offer? Instantly stream movies and TV shows, from Netflix, Amazon VOD, and more for under $70 with Roku's XD Streaming player! Sets up in 5 minutes - simply connect to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service (does not require PC for streaming).
Bose Over Ear Headphones are a must for any music enthusiast. I got a pair from ebay this summer a bit cheaper than retail price, but they are worth EVERY penny. The headphones deliver a clean rich sounds with amazing bass!
Also for your music lovers are these USB powered portable speakers. Very handy and pretty reasonably priced for the convenience.
Know a germ-a-phobe? Here's the perfect addition for their home! Its a hands free soap dispenser.
Here's the perfect gift for your coffee lover - its the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker.For under $30 make your favorite lattes, cappuccinos and mochas!
"This futuristic-looking wrist wrap from Switch2Health has a motion sensor inside that measures and logs physical activity. After an hour of movement, S2H displays a rewards code. Log on to the website, enter the code and earn points redeemable for prizes like DVDs, music downloads, even an iPod nano (for about 125 hours of activity)." - Family Circle 10 Gadgets for Super Students.
IdeaPaint can turn virtually anything you can paint into a high-performance dry-erase surface, giving your brainstorming nerd a place to interact, communicate and fully explore creativity.
Know an iPhone geek and looking for the perfect accessory for them? Try the Bolle BP-10 printer. It's a photo printer dedicated to the iPhone that can print 4"x6" photos from a single, or multiple images (if you want to create a mosaic). A bit pricey for a printer that can only print from one device in one size, but it's great for quickly printing out a picture of the kids to send to grandma!
Or how about this cool decal for a Mac Lover? For cute more personalized artsy and geeky gifts check out the Geekery category at Esty.com - they have super cute and nerdy gifts for all types of nerds.