If my guide to gift guides wasn’t enough for you, and you’re still stuck trying to find the perfect gift for the tech-lover on your list, I figure I can help. After all, the only thing I ever really want, ever, all the time, is tech. I’ve already got an iPad, but catch me on any given day and my answer to “what do you want for Christmas?” is “an iPAD!”
Here are the 12 things I’d love to find in my stocking, and that the gadget-hound you’re last-second hunting for will love too. You won’t find a Kindle or an iPad here – those are both awesome gifts, that you should totally get for everyone on your list and especially for me, but they’re likely ideas you’ve already had. Hopefully this list expands your horizons a bit, with cool gifts you might not have thought of. And that don’t cost $500. Which is nice.
Bose IE2 Headphones
The Bose IE2 ($99) is a good set of earphones, but it’s really great thanks to its super-comfortable and super-secure StayHear tips. At $99 they’re a tad expensive, but they’re worth every penny.
Virgin Mobile MiFi
What the MiFi ($129) does is pretty cool: it takes a 3G cell phone connection, and turns it into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that you can use to get computers, iThings, and any other device online. Virgin Mobile’s is awesome because it’s cheap: $40/month, or $10 for 100MB. Buy the MiFi and 100MB, and you’ll be the friend of the always-connected.