Best gadget gifts for the geeks in your life

Surprise the special geek in your life with a thoughtful gift that speaks to their interests. Today's roundup highlights our favorite gaming, computer, and retro tech. Have a look at this list for gifts they'll be happy to use all year long.

Best gadget gifts for the geeks in your life
8BitDo Arcade Stick joystick in use

Looking for the perfect gift for the nerd in your life this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re rounding up our picks for the best tech gifts for geeks. Whether that person is a Star Wars fanatic, gamer, or 90s-tech enthusiast, we have some awesome suggestions.

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For the retro gaming enthusiast, you should look at this arcade stick that modernizes the early gaming style. And for a Star Wars fan, this The Mandalorian Echo Dot Case turns your Amazon smart speaker into a cute Baby Yoda. It also protects the device from scratches and falls. No matter what sort of geek you know, you’re sure to find a great gift for them here.

Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox Series X Wired Gaming Controller

First up on our list of the best tech gifts for geeks is the Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox Series X Wired Gaming Controller. This gadget has ergonomic, L-shaped hand grips that are comfortable for hours of play.


Retro Patents Electronic Device iPhone Patent Poster

Help them decorate their walls when you give them the Retro Patents Electronic Device Patent Poster. This piece of art depicts the first iPhone with six drawings of the original device.

8BitDo Arcade Stick Joystick

Give them all the features they need for their Switch and PC games with the 8BitDo Arcade Stick Joystick. This gaming controller lets you map buttons any way you like and has two dedicated macro buttons. Best of all, the display changes its design when users alternate between Switch and PC games.


Legend of Zelda Sheikah Runes Qi Wireless Fast Charger

The Legend of Zelda Sheikah Runes Qi Wireless Fast Charger provides an impressive 10 watts of power for charging a smartphone. Even more impressive is the design. This wireless charging pad’s Sheikah Runes have a light-up effect, and the pad has sound inspired by Legend of Zelda.

Western Digital Call of Duty: Black Ops SSD

The Western Digital Call of Duty: Black Ops SSD reduces loading times with speeds up to 2000 MB/s. Designed for gamers, this SSD lets you store the entire Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game file on Xbox One, PS4, or PC without deleting games on the console.

Western Digital Call of Duty: Black Ops SSD

Western Digital Call of Duty: Black Ops SSD in use

SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth Medium Gaming Mouse Pad

The SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth Medium Gaming Mouse Pad is another great item on our roundup of the best tech gifts for geeks. This mouse pad has a slim design and features a brilliant two-zone RGB dynamic illumination.

SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth Medium Gaming Mouse Pad

SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth medium gaming mouse pad with a computer mouse

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Headset Xbox Gaming Headphones

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Headset Xbox Gaming Headphones are super comfortable with their cushioned earpads, allowing for hours of play. You can also wear them with glasses.

Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Microcomputer

The Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Microcomputer comes with four gigabytes of RAM and a microSD card slot for storage. It also has plenty of USB ports to connect to other devices and a monitor. It’s a compact computer solution.


Garmin Instinct Esports Edition Gaming Smartwatch

Another excellent item on our list of the best tech gifts for geeks is the Garmin Instinct Esports Edition Gaming Smartwatch. Its battery lasts for 18 hours, and the device has game stream integration.

Garmin Instinct Esports Edition Gaming Smartwatch

Garmin Instinct Esports Edition gaming smartwatch on a wrist

Couchmaster® CYWORX Ergonomic Lapboard

The Couchmaster® CYWORX Ergonomic Lapboard lets users sit and work comfortably on their sofa. It has cushions that keep it balanced and supports proper posture to avoid pain and tension.

Couchmaster® CYWORX Ergonomic Lapboard

Couchmaster® CYWORX ergonomic lapboard with people working

JUNECUBE Gen 1.5 Smart Rubik’s Cube

The JUNECUBE Gen 1.5 Smart Rubik’s Cube is another cool item on our list of tech gifts for geeks. This smart device includes an advanced algorithm to help them master one of the world’s greatest puzzles.


Otterbox The Mandalorian Amazon Echo Dot Case

The Otterbox The Mandalorian Amazon Echo Dot Case turns a smart speaker into an adorable Baby Yoda. It also prevents accidental falls with its antislip materials and blocks dust from entering the device.

Otterbox Mandalorian Amazon Echo Dot Case

Otterbox The Mandalorian Amazon Echo Dot case on a green and gray background

Genki Covert Dock Nintendo Switch Converter

The Genki Covert Dock Nintendo Switch Converter features a compact design that connects to Nintendo Switch, allowing users to bring their favorite games to their TV screen. Best of all, they can use this device as a wireless charger for a variety of gadgets.


GUNNAR Lightning Bolt 360 Gaming Glasses

The GUNNAR Lightning Bolt 360 Gaming Glasses lets you wear your gaming headset without pain. This gadget uses the Lighting Bolt design to relieve pressure on the temples.

GUNNAR Lightning Bolt 360 Gaming Glasses

GUNNAR Lightning Bolt 360 gaming glasses on a user

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset offers a comfortable design with luxurious materials. Gamers will enjoy the 7.1 virtual surround sound and detachable noise-canceling microphone.


We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best tech gifts for geeks. Which gifts do you think you’ll get for your favorite nerd this year? Let us know in the comments.

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