Time to get your holiday shopping all wrapped up! To help, here are my top picks for techy and somewhat geeky gifts for less than 25 bucks. (Keep in mind prices fluctuate, as does availability.)
Cocoagraph - $14-$18
What do you get when you cross your pictures with chocolate? Edible photos! Printed on Guittard chocolate, the flavor is so good, your friends and family will eat these up! It takes a 7-10 days to make Cocoagraphs so order ASAP if you need them for the holidays.
Monoprice Battery Backup and Flashlight - $20
Almost everyone can use a back-up phone battery. They’ve come way down in price, and this one even comes with a built in LED flashlight.
Monoprice Noise Isolating Earphones - $11
Like the backup battery, earphones are something almost everyone can use. And this pair offers excellent fit and sound quality – especially given the price.
Toddy Gear Home Buttons - $8 for set of 7
These colorful stickers let you personalize your phone, covering your home button with something a little more unique. Good stocking stuffer for teens, but don’t use them on the iPhones that have fingerprint scanners.
iSnapX Phone Camera Remote - $25
A Bluetooth remote for your phone camera that lets you back away from the lens to say “Cheese.” What’s even cooler is that it comes with a very smart stand made from a tough rubber band that keeps your phone upright and pointed toward you.
Know someone who’s always losing their keys in their own purse? This mini light loops around a handbag handle and attaches to itself magnetically. It really helps you find what you’re looking for even in the dark corners. Don’t tell, her, but I’m getting this for my mom.
Voice Changer - $13
Okay, this one’s a little goofy, but my 5-year-olds love it: Talk into the mic, and the speaker distorts your voice in a variety of ways. It’s a retro gift that will be fun right out of the box.
Any Austin Powers fans on your list? Perfect for their next presentation about Dr. Evil. The laser pointer is a little tough to turn on (you have to squeeze the sharks gills) but what a great way to lighten the mood in dull corporate meetings.
Simon - $20
This classic memory game may have first launched in 1978, but some toys just don’t go out of style.
Happy holidays. For more gift ideas, follow me on Twitter. I’m @bworley.