Techies are a tough bunch to please. They’re an even tougher bunch when it comes to buying gifts for them that they’ll actually love. So here’s a handy list of items that you can gift your techie friend, partner or significant other that’ll have them grinning ear to ear as soon as the wrapping paper comes off.
1. Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger
Price: Rs. 8,499
Wireless charging is great. However, it’s not always the fastest. So if you know someone whose phone supports this functionality, get them Anker’s Fast Wireless Charger. It chargers up to 1 hour faster on supported devices. Nice, right?
2. Philips Wake Up Light
Price: Rs. 8,356
Know someone who struggles with getting up on time? This is the perfect gift. Since not everyone’s pad has access to natural sunlight, this nifty gadget simulates the same for you and wakes you up gently as was intended by Mother Nature.
3. Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Price: Rs. 8,090
A wireless bluetooth speaker from Bose that also happens to be waterproof retailing at a bargain? No. It’s not a dream. The palm-sized Bose SoundLink Micro waterproof speaker packs a powerful audio punch, so it's a great gift for outdoorsy personalities.
4. Sony WF-SP700N True Wireless Earbuds
Price: Rs. 10,528
Speaking of wireless, here’s something that a techie with a fitness obsession will obsess over. Sony’s SWF-SP700N earbuds are an awesome gift for workout warriors. They are not only completely wireless, but also capable of delivering excellent noise cancellation. Sweat resistance is also stellar with an IPX4 Splash Proof rating.
5. Nintendo Switch Gaming Console
Price: Rs. 27,000
Every gamer secretly desires a Nintendo Switch, but never gets around to buying one. You can fix that. The Nintendo Switch can seamlessly transition from a mobile gaming device to a home entertainment center by docking it into a station. With innovative Joy-Con controllers, a fun selection of games that includes a hot new Zelda installment and a cool selection of accessories, the Switch has been a hot commodity since its launch.
6. Peak Design Everyday Backpack
Price: Rs. 34,424
This backpack is definitely on the premium side of the market. But it’s worth every Rupee. It’s one of the best gifts you can give to a photographer or a commuting gearhead. It's tough and incredibly stylish, yet capable of fitting a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, and all other essential tech one needs to carry.
7. SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
Price: Starting from Rs. 9,649
Conventional external hard disks have moving parts and are thus a bit delicate and have shorter life spans. These problems are solved by a Solid State Drive. SanDisk’s Extreme Portable SSD takes this dependability and toughness to another level with a sleek yet rugged body and an ultra fast USB 3.1 Type-C connector. Available with up to 2 TB of storage, the gadget features a shock-resistant build and powerful encryption, as well as password protection. This thing literally fits in the palm of your hand.
8. Google Home Hub
Price: Rs. 16,490
The Google Home Hub could well be the tech giant's most exciting product to launch in 2018. It has a beautiful design and a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen. The latter brings a whole new world of interactions with the Google Assistant, including the ability to watch YouTube videos, among many other things. The device is also a powerful connected home hub; it’s compatible with a host of today's most popular smart home products.
Merry Techie Christmas!