UPDATE: We have a new list for 2015: 10 Geeky Gift Ideas for IT Techs!
It’s that time of year again, where we take the time to try to find the perfect gift for the one’s we love! Well, if you have a computer tech on your list, or you’re a tech looking for things to put on your own list, here are some ideas for great geeky gifts.
First, be sure to check out my list from a couple of years ago, most of the items are still available and would still make great gifts: 10 Affordable Gifts for the Computer Tech on Your List (2008).
My list this year runs the gamete from practical to downright insane. Therefore, you should be able to find the perfect gift for the needs and personality of the recipient.
The ultimate cool gadget for this season is the ASUS Transformer. It’s the first tablet/laptop hybrid that got it right, in my opinion. You can carry the tablet around by itself. It runs the latest tablet-friendly version of Android and has specs that match or exceed the iPad on the hardware side.
Check out what’s under the hood:
- Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ships with Honeycomb, first tablet to get upgraded)
- Super IPS+ display (1280×800) with Corning Gorilla Glass
- 8MP rear camera (F2.4 aperture), 1.2MP front camera
- 1 GB memory; 32/64 GB storage; microSD slot; microHDMI port
- 12 hour battery life
- Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm; 586 g (10.35 x 7.11 x 0.32 inches; 1.29 lbs.)
But where this baby really shines is in it’s detachable keyboard. Snap it on and you have a very functional android-based laptop. The keyboard dock adds functionality like USB ports and a track pad.
This is a wonderfully versatile gadget that will come in handy for any computer consultant out in the field.