A Geek’s Last-Minute Gift List

Here’s a list of stuff that any geek would be happy to receive–even late. I have everything on this list, so I can personally attest to the awesomeness of it.

I sorted them by price from low to high to make it easy for you. Nothing on this list was given to me, and I will NOT earn any affiliate fees. I just want you to have/give cool stuff.

$10. Motion-sensor, light sensitive light bulb. It’s easier/cheaper to change the bulb than the fixture.

$17. Macally cupholder phone mount. Because you don’t want your phone to block the air conditioning.

$18. iPad Pro case. I didn’t believe the price either, but it’s high quality.

$18. Roll-up disk drainer. There’s something very satisfying about watching water drip from your pots or chickens into the sink.

$20. Himalayan salt block grilling slab. The secret to a great burger: make a patty, punch a hole in the middle, put it on this slab, crack an egg into the hole, and rejoice.

$20. MacBook Air case. I didn’t believe this price either, but it’s also high quality.

$26. Charging station for five devices. Make your devices line up for a charge.

$26. Wyze wireless camera. $26 for a wireless camera. Who would have thought?

$39. OWC USB-C traveling doc. Covering up Apple’s flawed port strategy.

$40. Canopy keyboard case for iPad, etc. Until there’s a cool case/keyboard for the new iPad, I’ll use this.

$40. Wemo light switch. “Alexa, turn on the light.”

$46. Circle parental controls for your Internet access. I can’t understand how this works, but it does.

$69. Meater, Bluetooth cooking thermometer. My chicken and turkey have never tasted better.

$229. Echo Show. “Alexa, ask Surfline to show me Jack’s.”

$348. Sony WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headset. Sony absolutely nailed this headset. Indispensable when you’re flying to Sydney all the time.

$395. GoPro Hero 7. I tried to find a better action camera because there’s stuff about the GoPro that I hate (eg, poor battery life, pathetic remote control devices), but, IMHO, there’s nothing out there.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

By |2018-12-21T10:32:23+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Cool Stuff|1 Comment

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

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  1. Carlos Enrique Gonzalez Domínguez January 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy… interesting … your last blog post was 2 years ago … blogs are already dead? … I always read everything you write, regards

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