Does it appear like there are only two major gadgets to give this holiday season: either a smartphone or a tablet? We’re bombarded everyday with a new contender, be it the Samsung Galaxy II smartphone or Kindle Fire tablet. But, of course, there are thousands of other tech gadgets that will make that geeky friend on your list happy for a fraction of the cost. Without diving into every tech website out there, here are just a few to get your mind going in a different direction, be it for a more eco-conscious or just a more economical tech-geek gift.
Gadgets make great gifts – whether they’re practical or not
From the 40-in-1 Swiss Army Knife to the 6-in-1 key-chain, chances are the receiver will find a use for it some day. Gadgets are especially good for that tech geek friend or relative in your life. So, no matter whether it’s the Starship Enterprise pizza cutter or crocheted headphones, chances are your gift will be a hit.
Gadgets for the hard-to-shop-for individual
Much depends on how tech savvy the person is and how much you’d want to spend, but for the more environmentally conscious among us, you might look at a “green” choice. Plenty of eco-friendly green technologies exist, from hand-powered paper shredders to solar-powered tiki torches.
Tablet or smartphone owners
For people who already own a smartphone and tablet, there are several terrific accessories to brighten their day, from iPhone “wallet cases” to iPad docking stations. As most tablets and smartphones don’t have separate keyboards, here are two accessory ideas, one for the iPad, one for the iPhone. These gadgets will have an immediate effect on the user’s experience!
The wonderful aspect of gadgets is that they are always at hand. Gadgets can make our lives easier and a little more fun. Hopefully these “under-the-radar” gift ideas might enable you to stretch your mind a bit this holiday season and find that special someone a techy gadget they’ll treasure.