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Looking for the best gadgets geek gifts for someone Christmas list? Here are 5 of the best gadgets geek gifts you might choose.
Anyone thinking of cutting the cord to cable or satellite pay television needs a Roku 2 Streaming Player. Sure, other options exist, such as Amazon Fire TV ($99.99), which offers fewer channels than Roku and no ability to hook it up to an older TV set. Google Chromecast ($32.49) also requires an HDTV, and doesn’t come with a remote control – you have to use an Android or iOS device to control it using an app. A Roku 2 device works with almost any television set, comes with a remote control, and includes hundreds of channels, including free, paid and pay-per-view.
Tablo lets you go a step beyond watching Internet streaming TV by providing a way to watch live broadcast programming and record it to view later on all the TVs in your house with compatible devices, such as Rokus. TabloTV lets you share one HD antenna with the whole house and gives you a whole-home DVR service that costs about $300 for the equipment and $5 a month for the guide. You don’t have to buy the guide, but it makes finding shows and movies to record much easier.
Nerd Block lets you send a monthly subscription box of geeky items to a recipient of your choice for whatever length you choose. Each monthly box costs about $20 and contains a T-shirt along with an assortment of other fun items, such as sci-fi figures and small games.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker costs $199 and weighs just 1.5 pounds. Measuring 2.3″ by 7.1″ by 2″, the speaker connects wirelessly to a Bluetooth device and runs up to seven hours on its rechargeable battery.
AmazonBasics On-Ear Headphones cost only $14.99 and weigh 3.7 ounces. They feature swivel ear cups so that they can lie flat for easy storage.