5 Best Christmas Gifts For the Tech-Savvy

The tech industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Gadgets like smartphones are no longer a luxury that only rich folks can afford. It has been normalized among all individuals regardless of their budgets. Christmas is coming soon, and with it the need to please the nerdiest amongst our surroundings. If you thought that most tech products are not affordable, think again, there are a number of tech items that will keep your most cherished ones modern and actualized:

1. Google Chromecast

If you are bored of your HDTV, be ready for an upgrade. Google Chromecast is a dongle that connects to your TV's HDMI port and grant you instant access to web-based streams while connected through WI-FI. You can also use your phone to have access to big media platforms such as YouTube and Netflix and cast it on your TV. Price: 35$

2. Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure (32GB)

Unlike other thumb drives, the Lexar JumpDrive M10 allows your content to be encrypted using top-notch technology to protect your data. It also allows files that were deleted whether intentionally or not to be recovered through its deletion protection technology. Price: 35$

3. Tile

The days where you don't know where you put your keys are over. By attaching the Bluetooth enabled Tile dongle to your keys and download the Tile app, you can find your slippery keys easier. The app helps you find your keys using two ways: 1) by emitting audio signals 2) using sensors to visually locate them. You can also use the dongle the other way around, and use to find your phone. Price: 24.99$

4. Google cardboards

If there is one thing that is certain, it's that 2016 will be the year of virtual reality. With the new Oculus Rift at hands, Google thought about a more economical way of experimenting virtual reality, the Google cardboard, a foldable cardboard mount that was developed to encourage developers to invest into creating more virtual reality content for smartphones.

5. WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set

Who said that phones are the only gadget that can be smart? Bulbs can be smart too! The new WeMo smart LED bulbs are the new cutting edge technology in lighting. Not only will they consume very low energy and therefore, last decades, but they can be connected to Wi-Fi and can be controlled through an app on your phone. Price: 49.99$