A GEEKY VALENTINE
The problem with finding a gift for geeks is the fact that they most probably already have the latest gadgets that they want. Let’s face it, just how many iPhone 6s or PlayStation 4s does someone need anyway? So, how do you get a geek excited about Valentines? Introduce more technology into their everyday lives; the quirkier the better.
DJI INSPIRE 1
WWW.DJI.COM If you think the Parrot Drone’s too casual and entry level, the Inspire 1 will satisfy you completely. It’s a drone that comes with a 4K camera that you can stream footage straight to a connected smart gadget, perfect for urban reconnaissance missions or making your own OK Go masterpiece. Get another controller and you’ve got the perfect geek couple activity, as you’ll both be able to control the drone simultaneously, with one controlling flight while the other mans the camera.
The MICA’s the result of collaboration between Opening Ceremony and Intel. It’s a smart device that combines every feature you’d need into a chic bracelet (being a geek doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable). There’s a discrete display at the base that informs you of all your important events (like catching the next episode of The Flash) as well as messages and other notices. The bracelet even vibrates to alert you when something requires your attention, without alerting anybody else to it.
SKYLOCK SOLAR POWERED LOCK
SKYLOCK.CC The Skylock Solar Powered lock is an automatic lock (you can manually unlock it too) that’s solar powered, but the cool thing about it is that it hooks up with your smartphone and lets you control it with an app. You can even set it to auto unlock based on proximity. Who needs physical keys anymore? The Skylock isn’t technically available yet, but if you’re interested you can already pre-order it on the device’s website. WWW.OPENINGCEREMONY.US/ MICA
WWW.ETONCORP.COM The FRX5 is an emergency weather radio with lights and USB charging capability that can be powered via electricity, batteries, solar powered, hand cranked or by tears. Ok, maybe not tears. Apart from wind and water, there’s pretty much no other energy source that the FRX5 doesn’t cover. It’s perfect for camping out, plus you can use it to charge up your drone when it’s low on power too. Win win!
CASIO G’MIX GBA-400
WWW.G-SHOCK.COM As a geek, being at the forefront of tech is important. Controlling your music via Bluetooth headphones? So passé. The G’MIX GBA-400 lets you do the same thing on your wrist and more. Feel like James Bond as you fiddle with dials. Instead of lasers coming out from your watch, it’s invisible Bluetooth signals! Use those signals to find your phone if it’s missing with the built in Phone Finder function or search for the music you want via Music Search.