Gifts for Techies

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by Joan and Nancy on December 6, 2010

Updated November 2011

Cords and Such

Get the right cords (and set it up) so dad can hook up his computer to the TV. Joan’s son, Cameron, did this for her for Christmas last year. Here are links to tutorials for hooking up MacBooks, PCs and how to hook up a wireless connection from computer to TV.

Make Your Tech Toys Look Stylish

  • Wood-Look Laptop Covers Amazingly beautiful laptop covers for Macs and PCs…love the wood look which would blend in with your desk.
  • Colorful Portable Tech Covers The Etsy shop, Rogue Theory, makes a wide variety of covers for iPhones, laptops, readers, iPods, etc. out of colorful, mod-look fabrics. Perfect for those of you who want your tech toys to look stylish and protected at the same time.
  • Urban Outfitters iPhone and iPod Covers, Covers for iPhones and iPads designed by artists around the world. Why shouldn’t one of the most used items you own look like a work of art?

Tech Gadgets

FreeAgent GoFlex Portable Drive – $119 An external backup drive may not be the most exciting thing in the world to receive but it may be the most valuable. Save someone from themselves with this useful gift. Nancy says:

Tarantula Glow in the Dark Mouse – $28 This computer mouse from The Smithsonian Store is flat out fun.

Koss PortaPro Headphones – $35 A funky retro design, these headphones not only have excellent reviews for sound quality and comfort, they have a lifetime warranty and a super affordable price.

The Gift of Time

Fix Your Relatives Terrible Computer Are you the one in your family called upon to fix all things tech, even if you don’t know that much yourself? Check out this link from the good guys at Lifehacker for some suggestions on how to get started (article mainly applies to PCs.)

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