12 Tech Gifts and Accessories Perfect for People Who Can't Stand to be Away from their Smartphones
Let's face it. You’re probably going to be the recipient of many Secret Santa gifts this year. And with all those gifts, there’s a good chance someone will miss what you really want this holiday season — those slightly geeky, but really amazing tech gifts that turn your iPhone speakers into a sound system suitable for a club.
We spend so much time with our tablets, computers, and smartphones, it's no surprise that we’d want to upgrade them with a cool new case or headphones. Or make things a little bit easier with, say, a portable photo printer. Or a tool to help you take the perfect selfie. And even if you aren’t really into gadgets, chances are there's still something on this list that will get your attention. You might just find the perfect gift for the techie in your life.
Panorama pictures and videos can be a hit or miss. Well, shaky pics be gone with this Panoramic Pic Pod Mount that does all the work for you. It also doubles as a tripod.
Panoramic Pic Pod Mount, $28, urbanoutfitters.com
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could print out your best shots as soon as you took them? This little printer lets you do just that, all with the help of an iPhone app.
Impossible Instant Lab Photo Printer, $199, urbanoutfitters.com
This sleek case from Everlane comes in five chic colors, and keeps your tablet safe, secure, and protected.
iPad case in Fig, $20, everlane.com
The selfie gods have answered our prayers for an easier way to take good pictures. Rejoice! (And check out this retractible rod from Opening Ceremony).
Selfie on a Stick with Bluetooth Remote, $30, openingceremony.us
Otterbox Symmetry Series Phone Case
Your phone will be extra protected thanks to this crazy durable Otterbox phone case. It also comes in a variety of colors, which means it’s easy to find one that’s right for you.
Otterbox Symmetry Series Phone Case, $39.95 - $44.95, otterbox.com
Not only are these headphones collapsible, they come in a bunch of funky colors, and they’re wireless, too. No more getting your headphone cord tangled around your lipstick, your wallet, the pens in your bag… the list goes on.
Beats by Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, $199.95, apple.com
iPad Cover and Keyboard
This is the perfect gift for those who like to have their cake and eat it too: a dual iPad cover and keyboard.
Ultrathin, $89, logitech.com
For that friend who carries their charger around and asks the bartender to plug it in while you’re out for a drink, enter the Digital Energy Power Bank. I would definitely buy them one of these for Christmas.
2600MAH Power Bank, $19.99, radioshack.com
iPhone 6 Case
This case will solve all worries and fears about the new iPhone getting water damage. Underwater selfies, anyone?
Aquatik for iPhone 6, $99.95, lunatik.com
These eco-friendly cases come in a variety of bright colors. Made to hold a 13 or 15- inch screen, the fleece lining will also prevent the laptop from getting scratched.
Laptop case, $14.50, baggu.com
The party comes to you with this tiny but powerful speaker. It also has a built in charger, so the music never dies!
Wireless Beats Pill, $199.95, beatsbydre.com
For the inner cat lover in all of us, I present to you this amazingly cute black cat phone case. The awesome thing about this one is that it’s available for a wide variety of phone types, too.
Black Cat Case by Good Sense, $35, society6.com