10 Gift Ideas for the Tech Geek in Your Family – Holiday Buying Guide

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Trying to find the perfect gift for the techie in your life but have no idea what they want? Let No-IP help! We have come up with a list of gifts guaranteed to impress. Check them out below.

1. UDI U818A Drone 

It might not deliver mail to your door but, for less than $70, the UDI U818A provides a great introduction to drones. Built-in stabilizers make it harder to wreck, and a modular design makes it easy to replace damaged parts. A camera records both your successful and ill-fated trips to an SD card for later viewing and posting. The batteries last for only 6 to 9 minutes of flight, but they’re removable, so you can swap in freshly charged cells to keep flying. MSRP $62.99
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2. Sony Playstation 4

Who doesn’t love a new gaming system? With its sleeker look and 1080p resolution the PS4 is the game console of the season. It comes with a rechargeable dual shock controller and gives you access to Playstation Plus. This new system is being sold in two bundle options. The first option comes with a black console and your choice of 1 of 4 game options including, Destiny, Far Cry 4, NBA 2K15 and Little Big Planet 3. MSRP $399.99. The second bundle features a glacier white console and the game Destiny. MSRP $449.99
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3. Virtual Keyboard 

The virtual keyboard projects a bluetooth keyboard onto any flat surface. You can use it with for your smart phone or your tablet to make typing that much easier. The projector comes with a rechargeable battery and works with Apple and Android powered devices. It is small and can be clipped onto your keys for easy access. At only $100 it is cheaper than most bluetooth keyboards on the market and easier to take with you. MSRP $100
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4. Tile

At some point in your life you have lost something, your keys, the remote, your mind. And then spent countless minutes flipping over couch cushions, rummaging through your pockets and looking under furniture trying to find what you lost. Now there is an easier and less time consuming way to find your missing items. Tile, uses small white square tethers to connect your stuff to your phone. Attach one to your keys and when they are lost Tile casts a bluetooth signal 100 feet in range.  If your lost item is in range it will play a melody until you find it. Better yet, it uses GPS to record the last place your phone saw your tile. Your phone can pair with 8 tiles so you can put them anywhere. MSRP $70 for 4 tiles
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5. Narrative Clip

You can capture all of life’s most special moments with the Narrative Clip. This wearable camera clips onto clothes and weights less than an ounce. Simply double tap the 5 megapixel camera to start it and every 30 seconds it will automatically take a photo. When you are done set it face down to make it sleep. With a 4000 photo storage capacity and a two day battery life it is easy to relive your favorite moments! MSRP $229 
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6. Motorola – Moto 360 Smart Watch for Android Devices 4.3 or Higher 

This smart watch looks like a watch but functions like a high tech gadget. This Android Wear watch is powered by Google and acts as a second screen for you device. It can display your incoming calls, texts and emails. It will also show your Google Now cards to keep you up to date on news, give you the latest weather reports and track your steps. With a light sensor that will adjust the screen brightness to your environment and decent battery life it’s an overall good smart watch. MSRP $249.99
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7. Roku 3 Streaming Media Player

The Roku 3 has the best selection of streaming content of all its competitors. It offers the standards such as Hulu and Netflix along with extras likes HBO GO, Pandora and Amazon Instant. In addition to its video streaming services users also have access to games like Angry Birds and has an extensive collection of videos for rent and purchase. Its remote is also more enhanced than its competitors and features built in motion control and a headphone jack for gaming. It also has a superior search feature allowing you to search for videos by title, director and actor. MSRP $99.99
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8. HUE

Smart lighting at its finest! Philips Hue lighting is personalized wireless lighting for your house! You can create and control the lights from your smart phone or tablet. You can choose from every color in the spectrum and make them dim, pulse or flash. The best part is they screw straight into your current light fittings. The lights operate using a bridge to connect them to your smartphone. By linking it to your wifi you can connect up to 50 bulbs at a time. The bridge lets you control your lights remotely and link them to the web. The Hue starter kit include three bulbs and the bridge. MSRP $200
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9. NVIDIDA Shield Tablet

There are tablets and then there is the Shield. This tablet features a full-HD 8 inch screen and Tegra K1 processor to give you the best tablet gaming experience ever. It supports games like Half-Life 2, Portal and Trine 2 and when you add the control it becomes its own console that can be connected to your TV. Gamers can also stream some of the best game titles right on the tablet. It comes with 16GB of storage, front facing speakers and a built-in microphone. MSRP $300
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10. SMS Audio Street by 50 Headphones – Star Wars Edition 

These headphones would make Yoda proud! The SMS Audio street headphones feature professional tuned 40 mm custom drivers, giving you studio quality sound. The shatter proof adjustable headband and leather ear pads make them comfortable and down to take a beating. Created by 50 Cent these headphone rival those from another rapper. The Star Wars edition comes in 4 different versions including, Rebel Alliance, Darth Vadar Galactic Empire, Boba Fett and Storm Trooper. Choose a side and may the force be with you. MSRP $200
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