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15 Awesome Gifts for Nerds & Tech Geeks

Finding the best gifts for nerds technology enthusiast friend, or some calls them tech geek, can be challenging sometimes. Most especially if you have no idea about tech.

Fortunately, we, at Joy of Android, are all tech enthusiasts and quite a nerd too. So, we listed down 15 of the best gifts that you can give to your nerdy tech geek friends.

Awesome Gifts for Nerds & Tech Geeks

Best Gifts for Tech Geeks Under $50

If you have a tech geek friend that you plan to give a gift, then here are our recommendation:

1. Fire TV Stick 4K

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Streaming is one of the latest things in mainstream technology. If you have a friend who rarely gives any attention or efforts to his/her TV, then the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k will be a great gift.

The Fire TV Stick is the most powerful 4K streaming media stick with a Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming. Making this gadget a perfect gift for those who want to binge-watch Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube, and more streaming services.

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Other than streaming, the TV stick is also incorporated with Amazon’s AI assistant, Alexa. It also supports Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Additionally, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.

Turn any non-smart television into a one-stop binge-worthy entertainment home system with Fire Stick TV.

2. All-New Fire 7 Tablet

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For those who love gadgets, the Fire 7 Tablet will surely give any receivers the Amazon experience. It comes with pre-installed premium Amazon apps and is powerful enough to be used as a daily driver.

The All-New Fire 7 Tablet features an IPS display panel with a native resolution of 1024 x 600, MediaTek 8163 Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB (9.4 GB available to user) or 32 GB (23.6 GB available to user) of internal storage, Support for microSD card for up to 512 GB of additional storage, and more.

Additionally, the tablet runs on Amazon’s latest operating system, the Fire OS 6 (which is based on Android Oreo).

The All-New Fire 7 Tablet is a perfect gadget gift to any tech geeks. It’s light, feature-rich, and can run any apps from the Amazon AppStore. Last but not least, the best thing about this device is its exclusive access to Amazon media and content for free and unlimited cloud storage for Amazon digital content purchases.

3. HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer

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One particular device that any tech geeks would definitely love to have as a gift is a printer. Truth is, no matter what your profession or you do at home, we all have to deal with some documents requiring printed copies. So, having a printer at home would definitely be convenient.

As an example, the author itself is a gamer and a writer as a profession. There are moments and instances that I need to print a couple of documents. Sometimes, the need arises when you don’t expect it to. Thus, having one is really convenient.

Additionally, anyone who receives this as a gift will really appreciate it along with its continuous ink system.

4. Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

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One emerging tech right now is the integration of Bluetooth V5 into wireless in-ear earphones, or now commonly known as earbuds. This Soundcore Liberty Neo Earbuds is one of a kind earbud for its price. It features tuned graphite drivers, BASSUP technology, sets of EarTips and EarWings, IPX7 water protection rating, and a battery that can last up to 1 hr of continuous play at 80% volume.

The sound quality is superb but the longevity of the battery can be a concern.

5. OVISBAI 3 in 1 Android Wireless Charger

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OVISBAI 3 in 1 Android Wireless Charger

OVISBAI 3 in 1 Android Wireless Charger is an Android wireless charger that has a 65° angle that allows you to use your phone in a vertical or horizontal position while charging. You can also view movies while charging. Samsung‘s wireless charging stand has received both Qi and FCC/CE certifications. It can charge your phone at a rate of up to 15W.

When you need to charge, this galaxy wireless charging station will save the day. It is suitable for usage in the bedroom, living room, and office. There are no more twisted cables on your desk.Samsung Galaxy phone, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy buds pro can all be charged at the same time with the Samsung 3 in 1 wireless charging station. This Samsung 3 in 1 charging station features a 65° angle that allows you to charge your phone in either a vertical or horizontal position while viewing movies.  Before being manufactured, this phone and watch charging station was tested over 1000 times for charging function and passed FCC/CE Certification and destructive testing.

6. 3D Screen Magnifier

Image credits: Amazon.com
Image credits: Amazon.com

With the 12 inch 3D screen magnifier you can watch a lot of movies and play all your favorite games. Instead of using the small screen on your smartphone. Why not make use of the 3D screen magnifier for a realistic and amazing visual experience. This 12 inch 3D screen magnifier gives you a visual in a way that it doubles the size of your screen so that you can watch in full HD quality.

This screen magnifier is highly compatible with android and iOS devices. It is specially designed to fit in smartphones and it makes sure it works with any smartphone. This smartphone magnifier contains a foldable phone stand so that you can place your smartphone comfortably for mirroring through the magnifier. It also has a screen amplifier.

This magnifier is compact and portable. You can carry it around wherever you want and it fits right in your backpack. It is lightweight, so you do not have to worry about the load. This magnifier is made with premium quality making sure the phone stand is made with high-quality solid wood that ensures extended durability.  To add on, you can also connect a Bluetooth keyboard which will give you a great and full HD gaming experience.

7. Cell Phone Stand with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 

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Image credits: Amazon.com

Do you see your dad dropping his phone more often? It’s time you get him a good cell phone stand.. It is just convenient to have a phone holder that is adjustable to view from different angles. With this phone holder, you can adjust multiple angles. It gives you a hands-free experience while you enjoy watching movies and playing games.

This phone holder is stable and non-slippery. This is because the pad back of the phone holder has a great grip. This phone holder is fully covered with anti-skid silicone that provides maximum protection for your phone from any accidental fall, scratches and slides. This phone holder consists of a wireless Bluetooth speaker. This portable speaker delivers vibrant and stunning sound with enhanced bass, tight mids and pitch-perfect highs without any screech at any volume. This speaker also comes with a built-in microphone.

It is super compatible with any 4 to 13-inch smartphones, tablets and even e-readers. It also includes devices like iPhone 11 Pro Xs Max Xr X 8 7 6, Switch, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy S10 /S10 /S9 /S9 /S8 /S8, Samsung Tab, LG, Sony, Google Nexus, and Kindle. It is a 2-in-1 function, that is, it has a Bluetooth speaker and a design of a mobile phone holder which makes it more comfortable for the user to use.

With this phone holder, you can multitask by listening to music, playing games and watching movies. This phone holder is battery powered and the battery lasts longer up to 3000 hours.

Best Gifts for Tech Geeks Under $100

If you’re feeling generous enough, how about our recommended list of gifts under $100.

8. Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa and Dolby processing

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For a tech geek, gadget nerd, technology enthusiast, nothing’s more enticing than receiving the latest in technology as a gift. This Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) is the company’s flagship smart speaker. It comes with support for Alexa to let you control home media echo-system via voice.

In terms of audio quality, the 2nd gen Echo has a 2.5″ downward-firing woofer and 0.6″ tweeter powered by Dolby. It is engineered to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room.

With Alexa, play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more just by asking. Furthermore, this device enables you to have one unified system for your gadgets that supports Alexa.

Other than that, this device is also capable of Alexa Guard, an integrated system to get Smart Alerts if your Echo device detects the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or glass breaking.

9. Google Chromecast Ultra

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We’re currently living in the advanced technological age and one particular proof is how more than 5 billion people have mobile devices, and over half owns a smartphone. So if you have a friend that’s addicted to his/her Android smartphone, giving them a Google Chromecast Ultra as a gift will surely blow their minds. Given that they don’t own one.

We’re living in an age where streaming and casting displays wirelessly is a norm. So, hook your friends and blew their minds off with this device. Not only that it’s affordable, but it is also perfect with any Android smartphones or tablets.

This device is capable of streaming anything on the display of a phone to a much bigger display like a TV or a PC Monitor. Pretty cool right?

10. All-new Kindle (10th Generation)

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For people who love technology as well as reading, nothing’s more invigorating than receiving an e-reader as a gift. The All-New 10th Generation Amazon Basic E-Reader Kindle will surely put a smile to anyone who receives it as a gift. Of course, it’s the best gift for bookworms.

The Basic Kindle has surely made it so far now. Reaching its 10th generation and ultimately being the best one of its kind as of today.

This e-reader can hold thousands of ebooks with its 4 GB internal storage capacity. With Audible, Kindle lets you switch seamlessly between reading and listening via Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.

The only downside of the basic Kindle is that it doesn’t support cellular connectivity. Which is a feature found in Kindle Paperwhite and Oasis.

Best Gifts for Tech Geeks Under $200

11. Nintendo Switch Lite

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In this price category, the best gift recommendation that we can give for any tech geeks out there is the new Nintendo Switch Lite.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld play—so you can jump into your favorite games wherever you happen to be. With its light, sleek design, this system is ready to hit the road whenever you are.

Controllers are built right into the system for handheld play, and the left side sports a +Control Pad.

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The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three colors: yellow, gray, and turquoise.

Best Gifts for Tech Geeks Under $300

If you have a budget of around $300, then here are our recommendation:

Smartwatch

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Depending on the person that you plan to gift to, a smartwatch would be highly recommended in this price range. However, there are a few things that you need to consider if you decide to give your friend a smartwatch.

First, verify the mobile operating system your friend uses as his/her daily driver. If the person in talks uses Android, then a smartwatch running on Google Android Wear OS is the ideal gift.

12. Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch

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The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch is definitely one of the most powerful wristwatches in the market. It features Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100, Heart Rate Tracking / GPS / Google Pay™ / Swimproof / Notifications / Personalize Your Dial / Control Your Music / Interchangeable Watch Band,Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.2 Low Energy, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, and is compatible with Android™ 4.4+ (excluding Go edition), iOS 9.3+.

What makes the Fossil Gen 5 worth gifting is its specs, price, capabilities, as well as its classy yet exquisite design for a smartwatch.

If your friend uses an iPhone, then the best gift would be an apple smartwatch.

13. Apple Watch Series 3

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And last but not least, if the person that you plan to give a gift to uses a Samsung smartphone such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, etc. Then a Samsung smartwatch would be your ideal gift to this person since there are features that will only work with a Samsung phone and a Samsung smartwatch paired together.

14. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

15. Nintendo Switch

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One of the latest and probably the most wished-for gift that any tech geeks would definitely love to have is the latest handheld gaming console, the Nintendo Switch.

What makes this device mind-blowing is its ability to play games via the console itself, hooking it up on a bigger display screen, and the ability to play with friends. Furthermore, this device replaces the previous old awesome Nintendo handheld game console such as 3DS, 2DS, etc.

I, for one, would definitely love to have this as a gift. (“Hope our boss reads this“)

Additionally, this device will surely be on sale this coming holiday seasons.

Best Gifts for the Tech Geeks

Ultimately, searching for the best gifts for the tech geeks is not quite as hard as most thought it would be. All you have to do is to set time aside to do research of the latest tech in the market. For us geeks, nothing is more exciting than receiving the latest tech in the market. Regardless of the price.

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Wireless Earbuds

As most would say, it’s the thought that counts. If you have a tighter budget, you still have a wide option to choose from. For example, you can opt to gift your friend the best earphone, headphone, or earbuds that ranges from $12 to $400.

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