Surprisingly Affordable Cool Gifts for Techies - a Techie Gift Basket

Gifts for techies are all about cool gadgets!

A Techie's life revolves around her/his PC, laptop, cell phone, tablet and any other hand held, clever looking, multi-functional electronic devices. Any gadget to enhance them will make a techie's day, guaranteed!

Sounds expensive? Not necessarily. That's where this page comes in.

Being a bit of a techie myself, I use many cool inexpensive gadgets to improve my (virtual) life and I am about to share them with you.

You can customize these ideas to meet your gift budget by choosing one, some or even all of the below items as a gift for your techie recipient.

Techie Gift Basket Ingredients

Container - basket, laptop tray (see below), storage box (see below).

Extra memory gifts for techies

Techies are preoccupied by 2 existential problems: running out of memory and running out of battery. Therefore a USB flash drive (a.k.a  disk-on-key) is one of the best gifts for techies, solving their first problem. USB flash drives come if all sorts of sizes, capacities and shapes , they are pretty affordable too and you can never go wrong with one!

Extra energy gifts for techies

Running out of battery  is a major concern for anyone who owns a cell phone, tablet, laptop or any other battery operated device. So just imagine the panic levels a techie reaches if left with almost no battery....

This is where your gift can come in! whether it's a portable power bank (a solar one even better!) (a solar one even better!), a USB power car adapter or a selection of charging cables with multiple adapters - all of these affordable items can make be life saving equipment when it comes to your techie's life...

Declutter and Untangle

  • Storage boxes - Often, being a techie means you have a lot high tech stuff and this stuff tends to have its own accessories and add-ons. It's an ever growing pile of wires bolts and bobs that needs to reside somewhere. If you know your techie needs some help decluttering, you can get him/her a few small boxes with ready made labels saying something like "Iphone & family" (depending on your techie's gadgets of course, you can always leave the labels blank).
  • Cord organizers  -a practical gift for techies, sorting out the tangle made by all these wires, if your techie has not gone 100% wireless yet

Especially for laptop users

Laptop tray - Keeps laptop users' lap from heating and allows their laptop to "breath" while working in bed, on a sofa etc.

Mini laptop mouse - wireless or with a retractable cable - a great alternative to those who don't get along with laptop touch pads (like me..)

USB Silicone number keypad - a life savior for number-crunching people. Smaller laptops don't have a a full keyboard, meaning the numeric keypad on the right is missing. This keypad essential if you have a lot of number typing to do.

USB gamepad controller for PC games - will provide gamers the game console feel they love so much when playing on their computers.

USB fan - for when work gets intense and things get hot (both human and electronic alike...)

USB keyboard light - for night workers/surfers. Get ones with LED bulbs which keep cool while in use and conserve energy.

Computer cleaning kit - from screen spray and cloth to USB vacuum cleaners. These hygiene related gifts will serve any genuine techie as hours of heavy duty usage take their toll on any electronic device.

Gifts for smartphone / tablet users

Car mount for phone or tablet - for heavy duty cell phone users to use in their car. They can attach the phone to the mount and have clear visibility of their beloved device at all times. I especially love the magnetic ones as they can be placed anywhere and snap to the phone using one hand only. Important when you're driving...

Phone desk stand - for the same phone/tablet addicts to have a better view of their device at their desk.

Wall charging stand for cell phone - you know how you can never find a place to put your cell phone while it's charging? Here's the solution to this problem. There are some clever portable "shelves" that hang over cellphone's charger. A great gift for techies or for anyone with small chargeable devices.

Screen protectors - touch screens are very sensitive and pretty expensive to replace, so it's best to protect them whenever possible, especially when it's so cheap to do so. There are screen protectors for all types of touch screens and when it comes to a techie, you can never go wrong with an extra screen protector. Check for your techie recipient's device model and get the right one for him /her.

Anti-Dust cap for earphone plug - An extremely affordable gift for techies. yes, .... it actually exists!. If your techie is also an obsessive cleaner, he/she will appreciate this small cap that prevents dust from entering the earphone socket. Especially when it comes in such adorable shapes.

Flexible holder for bed - if your techie's devices accompany her / him day and night, here's a gift idea to help them through the "night" part. A flexible device holder for bed, so your techie's arms will never get tired...

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