Are you a computer business owner looking to fill out your list with some cool tech toys?
Or do you have a techie on your list and not sure what to get them?
This year we have 9 great gifts that will help geeks get to business with office essentials and a few fun surprises. Check out our top picks below and then let us know about your favorite in the comments below!
One of my favorite purchases last year, the Varidesk system comes pre-assembled right out of the box. You just set it on your existing desk, plop your keyboard, mouse, and monitor on it, and you have a sitting/standing desk in less time than it takes to wipe and format a hard drive.
Speaking of wiping and formatting hard drives, this little puppy should be an essential on every computer tech’s bench. The StarTech hard drive duplicator is a versatile and reliable tool for duplicating stand-alone hard drives.
When you’re not standing at your Varidesk, you’ll want to be sitting in comfort. The Kinsal Ergonamic Chair is super slick and comfortable and perfect for those of us who want to make an impression on our clients when we stand up to shake their hand.
Speaking of making an impression with clients, if you want visitors to your office to really stand in awe, grab this Jabra Wireless Headset. It works with a traditional phone, soft phone like Skype or VOIP, or your cell phone. The built in touch-screen gives you full control over everything.
If you haven’t started a podcast yet, why not? It’s one of the hottest marketing trends these days and it’s a great way to build a personal relationship with your clients and prospects. This podcasting kit comes with everything you need to gets started including a mic, stand, cables, and USB mixer.
I can’t say this will help you be more productive in the office, but it’s a great way to kill some time while you wait for that virus scan to finish. Not to mention it’s a great conversation starter in the office! The Samsung VR is a great entry-level headset that works with your Samsung smartphone.
The updates iFixit Toolkit has all the essentials that you’ll need to tackle almost any hardware job. Developed over years of experience fixing all sorts of gadgets, the kit contains all of the poking, prying, gripping, lifting, ESD safety, and drivers needed to service consumer electronics.
The little cousin of the Amazon Echo, which both Paco and I use and love, the Echo Dot is a more affordable and portable version of everyone’s favorite smart home assistant.
Forgot to turn the light off before you left on vacation? Want to tell your Echo Dot to turn off the TV in the other room? Need a way to program your electronics to come on when you arrive home in the evening? It’s all possible with the TP-Link smart plug.