Whether you’re a computer business owner, an IT guru, or you know someone who geeks out at all things tech, it can be tough to find just the right gift to add to your list or buy for someone else. We here at YFNCG decided to scour the web to find the coolest, strangest, and most practical gifts for the IT crowd. The following are what we hope to find under OUR trees, and I’m sure they’ll be a hit with those special geeks in your life too!
This is my personal must-have device for 2016. Microsoft finally woke up to that fact that in this age, if you’re going to be an OS company, you also need to get into hardware. They came close to realizing the laptop/tablet hybrid utopia with the Surface tablets, but now they have a true winner in the Surface Book! It’s sleek, lightweight, well-engineered, and perfectly captures the essence of a hybrid.
This is the perfect computer to take into the field. It gives you the power you need to run diagnostic software on-site along with the convenience of capturing electronic signatures in-person. Load this up with the forms in the Technibble Computer Business Kit along with invoicing from Freshbooks and you’ll be an unstoppable IT road warrior.
For the tech on the go, the Ring video doorbell is the device to have. It allows you to speak to and screen unannounced guests or the delivery guy while you’re away from your home. It comes with motion detection, Wi-Fi capability and a mobile app that allows you to answer your door no matter where you are.
- Never Miss a Visitor
- Setup can be done in minutes and easily
- Allows to connect to your existing doorbell or runs of re-chargeable battery (Charge only every year!)
- Cloud recording is available
- Variety of styles
Impress your clients or break the ice at networking parties with these cool USB/WiFi combo cufflinks. One cufflink is a fully-functional 2GB USB drive and the other is a real working WiFi hotspot! These will truly make you feel like 007 by combining high-tech gadgetry with sleek style.
- 2GB USB Drive
- WiFi hotspot
- Polished Silver Oval Cufflinks
- Comes with software to set-up the WiFi hotspot
- Hotspot can also be used as a wireless LAN adapter
No better way to catch up on all your movies and shows then with the Roku 4. Whether you’re entertaining guest for the holiday or taking a load off from a job well done this is the media streaming device for the cable-cutting computer guru. Features include over 2500 streaming channels of content and up to 1080P display. It also includes:
- Voice search
- Lost Remote finder
- Remote with headphone jack
We’ve talked before about how it’s important for a computer business owner to stay healthy and this is an essential item for the tech on the go who wants to avoid the fast-food trap. With the Smart Wi-Fi Crockpot not only can you “set it and forget it” for your meal later in the day, but you can check on it while on the road via your smart phone.
- Adjust cooking time, temperature, switch to warm or off remotely
- Mobile app for iOS or Android devices
- Connect via WIFI or 3G/4G to your WI-FI connected slow cooker
The ultimate personal assistant is the Amazon Echo. Whether you want to listen to your favorite podcasts as you’re getting ready for the morning, or set reminder for appointments, or check the weather before heading out, the Echo has you covered!
This Bluetooth speaker on steroids listens to your commands and does virtually anything you ask it to. That’s because it connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.
- 100% voice-controlled
- Always being updated and improved
- 360º omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound
Star Wars fever is reaching it’s peak this holiday season! Play your part in destroying the Empire by devouring the Death Star every morning with this fully-functional waffle maker. See your favorite geek burst out with excitement when he sees this fun and playful gift under the tree this year. Dantooine syrup sold seperately.
- Makes Waffles shaped like the Death Star
- What more do you need to know?!
The Arch Touch is a personal favorite and a perfect companion to the Surface Book mentioned above. This mouse is not only durable but light and sleek. It is Bluetooth ready but comes with a USB dongle. One of the better hardware choices from Microsoft.
- Snap to power on or off
- Touch Strip responds great to touch
- Clutter free for easy storage when not in use
- Plug and play on most Windows devices.
For those remote support techs who want to sound clear and professional while on support calls, this is a great and affordable choice. This is the headset I use for Skype calls and it works flawlessly. It’s truly plug-and-play and works right out of the box.
- High-quality, integrated drivers.
- Rotating, flexible microphone boom.
- In-line volume/mute control.
A perfect stocking-stuffer for the Tech who has everything! This Circuit Board Pen is a great conversation starer when you hand it to your clients to use for signing invoices and other documents. Let your customers know you’re so serious about technology that you even embed it into your analog aaccessories!
Happy Holidays from all of us here at YFNCG!