Being considered a nerd is in vogue these days, and we can all freely declare our love for all things high-tech without worrying about being called out for it. In this age of rapidly developing technologies, when we keep seeing interesting breakthroughs every few months and everyone and their grandmother has a smartphone, itâs not really possible to apply tired Hollywood clichÃ©s about how your standard tech-crazed geek should look - itâs not like the jocks are sitting in front of a cave and smashing stones together while the bespectacled scrawny kids play with their advanced gadgets.
That being said, there are still some hard core techies out there that refuse to live in a world that is not optimized for their convenience through the use of cutting edge technology. They live busy lives, always on the move, and always have tons of gadgets with them. If you are one of these people or have a special techie in your life and are wondering what present to get them, then take a look at some of the essential accessories that every techie needs.
1. Stylish messenger bag, with plenty of space
There is no single fashion accessory that gets more wear and tear during a day I the life of a techie, than a laptop bag. Maybe you need your laptop for work or pack up some of your gadgets when going over to a friendâs house, but sooner or later you end up dragging it with you everywhere you go, and itâs at that point that you need to consider a more stylish option. A leather messenger bag is a great accessory for businessmen and fashion-minded types, but if you are morally opposed to using leather or you just have a more casual style you can go with a pretty much universal military style bag. Theyâre cool and stylish, they go with almost any outfit, theyâre durable and they have tons of room of all your gadgets - what more can you ask for?
2. Wireless headphones
Whether your commuting, traveling somewhere for the holidays or just sitting around a coffee shop and waiting for that friends whoâs always 15 minutes late, thereâs nothing like a bit of music to lighten your mood. The problem is that ear buds quickly turn into a tangled mess in your pockets and if you go with speakers you have to spend extra time dealing with a speaker cable when getting ready. A good pair of wireless speakers like the Beats Studio Wireless will save you a lot of stress and help you stay relaxed throughout the day.
3. Smartphone speaker dock/portable Bluetooth speakers
Well, youâre walking around with your speakers, all cool and nonchalant, when you meet up with a friend you havenât seen for a while and go over to his place for some coffee. Thereâs a few people there, but he just moved to the apartment and doesnât have any music. Thatâs when you pull out a speaker dock hook up your phone to it and become everyoneâs hero. Having a picnic at the park? No problem, your Bluetooth speaker has got you covered. Thereâs plenty of cool options to choose from, so you can go for whimsical, practical or sophisticated based on what you need.
4. Activity tracker bracelet
Just because you use technology in nearly every facet of your life and always try to make things easier for yourself, doesnât mean that you donât care about your health and general fitness. It can be easy to turn to the Dark Side that is the sedentary lifestyle - if you only knew its power - so an activity tracker like the slick Jawbone UP3 is good to have. It helps you track your sleep, diet, physical activity and even your heart rate. This can also be nice little icebreaker when making a move on a cute girl or guy - looks like youâre making a good impression on me, my heart rate is going up, immediately followed by Iâm not usually this corny, but I just had to try that out once.
5. Impact-resistant smartphone/tablet sleeve
For the clumsy techie that keeps dropping his or her phone or bumping into things with his or her laptop bag, a sturdy smartphone/tablet sleeve is an excellent choice. Made from canvas and shock-resistant foam, and with a stylish design, these sleeves are a Godsend.
There you have it, the five essential items for all the technology lovers out there. Treat yourself or your loved ones to some of these quality accessories and make your life a bit more easier and a lot more comfortable.
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