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15 Essential Gifts for the Tech and Gadget Geek

by , December 13, 2017

Keen to tune into top picks for the tech lover on your gift list? Or perhaps you’re after something that will get the gadget enthusiast’s fingers twitching in anticipation. Zoom in on these 15 essential gifts for the tech and gadget geek…

Native Union KEY Cable (US$ 16.95)

Native Union KEY Cable

Ever had a phone battery die because you forgot to pack a charging cable in your day bag or travel gear? Native Union’s KEY Cable easily attaches to your keys so you won’t leave home without it. And with the braided cable you can skip the rummaging and quickly find keys in a bag or pocket.

Cocoon Grid-It (US$ 19.99)

Cocoon Grid-It

Tech devices, cables, work tools, pens and more…when you’ve got to carry a lot of smaller items, the Grid-It is a great way to keep them secure and easily accessible on the go. The rubberized elastic retention bands allow for a wide variety of organization configurations to suit a range of objects.

Tile Sport (US$ 34.99)

Tile Sport

Ever have trouble finding your wallet, phone or keys? Worried you may forget to pick up your bag in a cafe or shop? Attach the Tile Sport to the item in question and you can quickly and easily find it if you misplace it. Simply use your phone to make the Tile Sport ring, or double tap the Tile Sport to make your phone ring. Additionally, fellow Tile users can help you locate items through proximity, making it easier to retrieve your gear.

Incase ICON Lite Pack – Diamond Ripstop (US$ 99.95)

Incase ICON Lite Pack - Diamond Ripstop

Incase takes a more eco-friendly approach to bags with this pack crafted with yarn woven from recycled plastic bottles and a dyeing process that uses less water and reduced CO2 emissions. The pack’s padded laptop compartment and top pocket keep tech devices safe with a soft faux fur lining, and the clean aesthetics work equally well in the office or about town.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (US$ 99.99)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

Books are heavy. But the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader lets you pack a whole library into your bag in a device that weighs just 7.2 oz (205 g). There’s also no screen glare even in bright sunlight, and the screen’s brightness can be adjusted to suit a range of environments. Plus with one charge lasting up to six weeks, you don’t need to worry about the battery dying just when you’re getting to the good part.

Spire Stone (US$ 109)

Spire Stone

The Spire Stone tracks respiratory patterns, calories and steps and is designed to help the wearer de-stress through notifications when breathing becomes erratic or rapid. Breathing exercises and guided meditations through the associated app can be easily accessed throughout the day, and wireless charging makes it simple to recharge the battery.

Nomad PowerPack (US$ 119.95)

Nomad PowerPack

This rugged 9,000 mAh battery pack keeps your tech devices juiced wherever you are, with both USB C and USB A ports. The durable polycarbonate shell construction provides drop resistance, and the integrated Tile allows you to easily locate the PowerPack if misplaced.

Plume Labs Flow (US$ 139)

Plume Labs Flow

Flow is a portable air quality tracker that works with your smartphone to measure air pollution both indoors and outside, so you can make adjustments such as changing your commute or exercise route or opening a window to bring fresh air into your home.

Motiv Ring (US$ 199)

Motiv Ring

Keen to enjoy the benefits of a fitness tracker without having to endure a clunky design? The Motiv Ring combines a fitness tracker, sleep tracker and heart rate monitor all into one sleek and low-key design. Crafted with lightweight titanium, the waterproof Motiv Ring syncs wirelessly with your smartphone and includes memory storage to sync at a later time if you want to leave your phone at home while you head out on a run.

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch (US$ 249)

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch

The Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch offers a host of features easily accessible from your wrist. Fitness activity tracking, personal workout coaching, Samsung Pay NFC compatibility, smart device control, and receiving and responding to calls and texts are just a few of the nifty features at the ready whenever you need them.

Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller (US$ 299.95)

Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller

With its tough polycarbonate shell, removable 10050 mAh battery, and chic aesthetics this wheeled carry-on case handles demanding travel use and keeps your tech items juiced – all while looking suave in business and holiday settings alike.

DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone (US$ 364.99)

DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone

Compact and easily portable, the DJI Spark is a great way to capture epic videos and photos for both personal and professional use. The mini drone can be controlled through hand gestures, a mobile device or a remote controller, and offers a variety of flight control options to tailor it to changing settings and needs.

GoPro HERO6 Black (US$ 449)

GoPro HERO6 Black

A compact camera that lets you capture all your adventures without getting in the way, the GoPro HERO6 is waterproof up to 33 feet (10 meters) and offers voice control and advanced video stabilization. Additionally, the QuikStories feature creates edited videos easily through an app so you can sit back and enjoy the show.

Bluesmart Series 2 Cabin 22″ (US$ 450)

Bluesmart Series 2 Cabin 22"

Global location tracking, digital auto-locking and a 10000 mAh battery to charge your tech are just some of the features in this carry-on case designed to make traveling easier. And with three additional products in Bluesmart’s Series 2 including the Check 29″, Laptop Bag and Passport Pouch you get a smart system for both business and play.

HTC VIVE Kit (US$ 599)


Fancy a change? Step back from the real world and into virtual reality with the VIVE Kit. And with a host of awe-inspiring games and apps to choose from, there’s plenty to keep you entertained whatever your personal tastes may be.


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