Techie Gift Ideas Under $100 (2016)
It can be a challenge to find simple and affordable tech gifts. Thus we put together our annual techie gift guide that lists some cool and thoughtful tech-related items that make living fun. It's both for the gift giver who is on a budget and the receiver who appreciates tech in everyday things. We hope that this will give you some gift ideas that will make you and your techie smile. Enjoy!
It's always stressful when the battery life on our iPhones drain quicker than the lifespan of a fly! This is where this item comes into play. This slim and unobtrusive case is not only protective but also charges your phone up to 100% and then stops (so as to avoid overcharging). Knowing your phone won't die definitely provides some peace of mind.
#2. Skullcandy Method Wireless Earbuds - $60
Yes, Apple recently announced their wireless AirPods; however for those who still don't mind wires, these headphones are considerably different from the full padded phat headphones - these are sleek, effective and stylish.
#3. Cord Taco 5-Pack - $29
Love the creative name for this product - a mash-up of non-food and food. What's more, this is such a simple item where you can easily keep your cords in line. Move over rubberbands and twist ties!
#4. Ostrich Pillow - $99
Forget the bed where you have to lie down to sleep. Here's the Ostrick Pillow where you can sleep anywhere and anytime. At first it may look like a doggie bed but for those who have to work late at their desks, this can help them catch some needed zzz's – even when there are blaring fluorescent lights overhead.
#5. Nintendo Classic Edition - $60
Totally awesome, it's the iconic console of the 1980's but miniaturized to fit in the palm of your hand! What's more amazing is that it's pre-loaded with 30 of Nintendo's classic games like Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda and Metroid! Forget blowing into cartridges - simply plug and play with a single goal in mind. This would be the perfect gift for any gamer to discover or relive the classic 8-bit universe!
For the times when you left your TyIt case charger at home, keep this fresh backup charger in your car. With two USB ports and a built-in air purifier, you'll not only be relieved that your phone(s) will still power on, the air in your vehicle will be cleansed at the same time. Drive in peace without any smoke, odor, toxic fumes or the stress of having a red battery icon.
#7. Grillight Gift Set - $80
For those who love outdoor cookin' even after the sun goes down, here's a grill set that allows you to keep on grilling your meats and veggies the way you like 'em. Simply power on the built in LED lights on any of these restaurant-grade utensils and keep on grilling all night long.
#8. Nanoleaf Ivy Smarter Kit - $99.99
Move on from clapping your hands to turn your lights on and off. Use this voice-enabled control kit to manage lighting throughout your home. No need to get out of bed to turn off the light or climb the stairs to turn on a lamp. Control up to 50 energy efficient Nanoleaf bulbs in your home just by speaking. We'd say that Thomas Edison would be giving this product a nod.
#9. Shuffle Play Graphic T-Shirt - $27
For the audiophile, this is a fun graphic t-shirt inspired by the music technology of today and yesterday. Music collections today are often spread over a vast arrangement of mediums from vinyl to cassettes to cd's to mp3's. This definitely gives a new meaning to shuffling your music.
#10. Verloop Stripe Trio Touchscreen Gloves - $38
This winter when you're outside waiting to get into a restaurant or bar to meet up with friends, there's no need to freeze and text. These touchscreen gloves will keep your hands warm while you are texting how long the wait will be or where to find parking.
With so much out there, it can be hard to choose. That said, here's an extra bonus...
#11. My Audio Pet - $25
Music is one of life's greatest pleasures and to hear it coming from a cute speaker, the tunes just can't get any sweeter. You can easily listen to music and podcasts anywhere with these tiny bluetooth enabled speakers. They even allow you to take speaker phone calls and act as a selfie remote. My fav has got to be the Power Pug!
I hope you enjoyed browsing this list as much as it was to assemble it. Do you have any others that you'd like to share? We'd love to see them in the comments below. Happy gifting!