Christmas is almost upon us, but there’s still plenty of time to snag a few gifts thanks to the wonders of the internet and lightning fast shipping. Everyone loves a good Stocking Stuffer, and there are some great little gadgets to be had if you have a tech lover in your life. There’s still plenty of time to order online (as of posting) so these could be ideal.
Without further ado, we proudly present our list of 5 Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Tech Lovers…
Streaming media is the only way to go these days, and there’s a wide variety of content to choose from like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and the always popular HBO Go. Chromecast is Google’s miniature streaming device that allows you to stream content from the aforementioned services along with YouTube, Pandora Music, and any media from Google Play. You just plug the Chromecast into an HDMI port on your TV, connect to the internet, and you’re good to go. It works like a charm, and it’s only £40 on Amazon.
Sphero 2.0 is the priciest item on our list, but it’s also one of the coolest. As the name implies, Sphero is a ball, but it’s no ordinary ball. You can control it with your smartphone and it floats, lights up with different colors, and will definitely confound any house pets that it happens to cross paths with. It’s one of the coolest high-tech toys you’ll see, and a very unique gift. The original Sphero will only set you back $79 while the new and improved Sphero 2.0 goes for £99.00 on Amazon.
Gadgets don’t have to be fancy to be useful, and the ChargeCard proves that as it doesn’t look like much at first glance. The little device is shaped like its namesake, and it’ll charge up your favorite Android device or iPhone using any USB port. It’s double the thickness of your typical credit card, and it won’t break the bank at between £22 and £25 on Amazon depending on your phone.
10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote
It’s safe to say a lot of techies dig the Doctor, and being able to control your TV with a sonic screwdriver is about as cool as it gets. It’s a gesture-based programmable remote designed to look just like the 10th Doctor’s sonic screwdriver from the series, it’s full programmable and it can hold up to 39 remote control codes. It also lights up and plays 13 special effects from the series. You can pick up the 10th Doctors Sonic Screwdriver remote over at Amazon for £69.95. They also have a remote based off the 11th Doctors screwdriver if you’re a Matt Smith fan.
MaKey MaKey is a stocking stuffer that’s suitable for kids and adults, and it’s the coolest “invention” kit you’re likely to see. MaKey MaKey can turn regular old objects like bananas or Play-doh and transform it into a keyboard/touchpad of sorts that you can use with a webpage or computer program. The kit works with almost anything as long as it conducts a little electricity which allows your imagination to really run wild. If you’re looking for a creative gift, you can pick up MaKey MaKey for £39.99.
Adam is a tech aficionado that enjoys gadgets, Game of Thrones, and all things Android.