Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Awesome Geek Gifts

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We’re wrapping up 2013 soon and it has surely been an eventful year when it comes to great gadgets. It’s hardly fair to only let smartphones and tablets get their upgrades – you should be getting your own upgrade too!

We already have plenty of gift idea suggestions of what you can give away this holiday season, but if you truly want to pat yourself on the back with a gadget/gift worthy of a geek, we have made a mini-compilation of awesome gifts to get.

Some of the suggestions are obvious, others not so much but if this year has been a tough one for you or for your loved ones, it’s time to show some love. Forgive and forget, give gifts, not regrets. Let’s do some shopping!

Editor’s note: This post is brought to you by Best Buy.

For more shopping ideas:

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio (Blue). Listen to your favorite tunes for 20 hours per charge with the, noise-cancelling, leatherette ear cushions by Dr Dre. And if blue isn’t your color, these earphones are also available in red, white and black. [$299.99]

Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. The TV is relevant again! Made possible by this $35 gem. Stream your media to the TV fron Android, iOS, Windows or Mac or from online sources like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play Music and more. [$35.00]

GoPro – Hero3+ Black Edition Camera. This waterproof camera takes high definition videos (up to 4k resolution), 12MP still images, comes with for wide-angle capture as well as low light auto mode. [$399.99]

Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones (Limited Edition). Keep your music with you on the go with this comfortable, noise-cancelling limited edition headphone. It includes cables for remote control via iPhone and iPod, a mic for calls on the iPhone and runs for an average of 35 hours on AAA batteries. [$269]

LG G FLEX 6″ Screen. This is the curved display phone that has been making the rounds with its self healing properties. Boasting a 6 inch screen, a thickness of merely 7.9 mm and 177g, it calls itself the world’s first vertically curved display phone. [$948]

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760. A keyboard which charges itself via natural and artificial light, this solar keyboard can last 3 months per charge (in total darkness). The concave design allows for higher precision, lower noise typing and it works with the Mac, iPad or iPhone. [$48.48]

Polk Audio Wireless Woodbourne Speaker. This is a a powerful wireless speaker that can connect with your tablet, smartphone or TV via Airplay or Bluetooth. [$699.95]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear works with other Galaxy tab and smartphones to give you the notifications you need at your finger tips. The watch comes with a 1.63-in Super AMOLED screen and 1.9 MP camera, and is available in 6 colors. [$299]

Sony – PlayStation 4 (500GB). Have you gotten your PlayStation 4 yet? If you are not sure if you should be getting one yet check out our 10 things you need to know about the PS4 to help you decide. [$399.99]

Samsung Galaxy S4, White (Verizon Wireless). Samsung’s follow-up to the SIII was sold as the Life companion and comes with a variety of accessories, including the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. Find all you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4 here. [$49.99 - $699.99]

Microsoft – Xbox One Console: Day One Edition. The Day One edition comes with an exclusive digital achievement plus a special chrome D-pad controller. [$499.99]

SONOS Playbar TV Soundbar & Wireless Speakers. Have an high-definition TV at home but not feeling it when it comes to the stereo? The 9 amplified speakers on this soundbar will work perfectly. It can also stream beautiful music wirelessly from your computer or from online sources. [$699]

Narrative. Previously known as Memoto, Narrative is a lifelogging, GPS-enabled device you can clip on to your shirt to take photos of your view while you’re on the go. It automatically takes two photos per minute and can work for two days before a recharge. [$279]

Calypso Crystal Cases. No one does cases like Calypso. Whether you need a case for your iPad, iPhone or Mac, Calypso pulls together titanium, leather, microfabric and precision craftsmanship to give you sturdy and fashionable protective cases in every imaginable color. [€59 - €249]

Garmin (HUD) With Windshield Projector. Rather than try to squint and see where you’re going on the small screens on your Garmin device, have it projected onto your windshield instead. Get better directions, speed, safety and traffic alerts. Works with NAVIGON, a paid app. [$134.99 + $49.95 (app)]

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