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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Techie

Cool gadgets have become a staple of the holiday gift-giving season. If you want to thrill the techie in your life this holiday season, check out these 5 awesome gift ideas.

By
Tracy Lum, QDT Staff
December 3, 2013

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Techie

Idea #1: Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast tops Tech Talker's holiday wish list this year. This neat little device lets you stream movies, TV shows, and music from Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, and more from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your TV. For more on how it works, check out Tech Talker's episode on the Chromecast

Price: $35

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winterfestIdea #2: Grammar Pop Winterfest 

Is there anything as great as educational tech? Made by our very own Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Pop Winterfest is a fresh, new take on the top-ranked word game. The new universal app for iPhone and iPad has all new wintery sentences, wintery art, and sentences with attributive nouns.  Get Winterfest today, and check out the original Grammar Pop app for iPhone or iPad. (Giving Winterfest as a gift? Click to learn how.)

Price: $0.99 until 12/15/2013. Regular price is $1.99. 

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Idea #3: Touch Screen Gloves

When it's freezing outside and you're lost, smartphone gloves are a must. And while many gloves claim to be touch-screen friendly, few succeed. This simple and budget-friendly pair of knit smart touch gloves from Merona works (user-tested!), so you can call up Google Maps (or Snapchat your friends) and navigate home without getting frostbite.    

Price: $4.99 

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Idea #4: Backup Battery for Smartphones and Tablets

When you're on the road with no electrical outlet in sight, a backup battery for your devices can sure come in handy. Tech Talker likes the New Trent iGeek, which supplies up to 45 hours of movie time for iPhones.  

Price: $61.75

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Idea #5: Audible Subscription

If your loved one likes podcasts, chances are high that he or she will also enjoy audiobooks.

Our friends at Audible make it easy to sign up for a free 30-day trial and to give subscriptions as a gift. Why not sample some audiobooks from the Quick and Dirty Tips collection? Try Smart Talk by The Public Speaker or Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career by Modern Manners Guy. Better yet, browse the whole Macmillan Audio collection

Price: $14.95 and up

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Want more gift ideas? Check out the Quick and Dirty Tips Holiday Gift Guide.

Chromecast image courtesy of Google, Touch screen gloves image courtesy of Target, New Trent image courtesy of Amazon, Audible logo courtesy of Audible

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