2013 Holiday Gift Guide – The Techie

Just two techies having a good time. Having a good time.  Photo Courtesy: Salihan Laugesen
Just two techies having a good time. Having a good time. Photo Courtesy: Salihan Laugesen

By Ethan Harmon

When it comes to being a tech junkie, it’s not just about knowing how to use the latest innovations. You should have the  latest and greatest in the tech world. Whether it’s a new smart phone or the latest tablet, it needs to be in your repertoire.

Pebble SmartwatchPebble Smartwatch
It may sound kind of strange, but the smartwatch has picked up a lot of steam. This watch can run apps, display your phone notifications and sound alarms, while also being completely customizable.
Where to get it: getpebble.com
Price: $150

Playstation 4Playstation 4
Forget the Xbox One. Forgot it? Good. The PS4 is looking like the best of the next gen consoles so far. Free online gameplay, incredible hardware and features and a ton of games that will launch with the system. Basically, get this with Battlefield 4 and say goodbye to your social life for a few weeks.
Where to get it: It will be available at all major retailers, but you may want to grab this online on amazon.com
Price: $400-$550

H2Flow JacketH2Flow Jacket
The tech world can take you into different environments. If you need to look cool, stay warm and work on some coding, then try out this jacket. It has three adjustable layers that remove moisture and generate heat.
Where to get it: shop.hellyhansen.com
Price: $180

Cute SocksGeek ‘Cute Socks’ Sweater
For the techie that wants to represent their inner nerd, while also keeping their wallet sensibilities in order. A man can dream, can’t he?
Where to get it: ebay.com
Price: $44

Surface Pro 2Surface Pro 2 Tablet
It’s difficult to decide which tablet is best for the job. The market is flooded with tablets, and there isn’t necessarily a “bad” one. The Surface Pro 2 is a versatile tablet, allowing for a wide variety of functions. It also has a few extra features, for those who want some amenities.
Where to get it: amazon.com or a local electronics store
Price: $885