Under-the-Radar Gadget Gifts

Does it seem like there are only two major gadgets to give this holiday season: either a smartphone or a tablet? We’re bombarded everyday with a new contender, be it the Samsung Galaxy II smartphone or Kindle Fire tablet. But, of course, there are thousands of other tech gadgets that will make that geeky friend on your list happy for a fraction of the cost. Without diving into every tech website out there, here are just a few to get your mind going in a different direction, be it for a more eco-conscious or just a more economical tech-geek gift.

Gadgets make great gifts – whether they’re practical or not

Who doesn’t like getting gadgets? While you may not love the 40-in-1 Swiss Army knife, the 6-in-1 key chain may fit the bill. Either way, a true gadget lover will find a use for them. So, the Starship Enterprise Pizza Cutter or a pair of crocheted headphones just might delight that tech geek friend of yours.

Gadgets for the hard-to-shop-for individual

Much depends on their tech savvy-ness, of course. But you may want to ask a quick question first: do they care about the environment? For those individuals who do, plenty of eco-friendly devices can be found, from hand-powered paper shredders to solar-powered tiki torches. It depends on how much you’re willing to spend on the recipient, but the options are many.

Tablet or smartphone owners

For people who already own a smartphone and tablet, there are some terrific accessories to brighten their day, from iPhone “wallet cases” to iPad docking stations. As most tablets and smartphones don’t have separate keyboards, here are two accessory ideas, one for the iPad, one for the iPhone. These gadgets will have an immediate impact on the user’s experience!

The best part about gadgets and the reason they’re continuously sought after is that they’re always at hand. Gadgets, simply put, make our lives easier. Although you may not believe that there are more gift items out there other than phones or tablets, hopefully we’ve expanded your view to include some that are under the radar!