20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again, isn't it? Time to scour the stores and internet for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Well if you need a present for a lover of tech gadgets, we've got you covered. Click through to check out our picks ranging in price from $20 to $200.   

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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1. Belkin Wireless Charging Station – Charge your devices with this handy wireless charger – it's great for the guest room! Continue Reading

The Best Smart Home Products for Lazy People

The Best Smart Home Products for Lazy People

Have you begun turning your home into a “smart home” yet? I have the pleasure of living with someone who is very invested in the world of smart home products, and he's always looking to try something new to make us lazier and lazier. Newsflash: it's working. We no longer get up to turn off the lights, we don't pull our phones out to play music and we don't even reach for the remote to turn the TV off. Continue Reading

Tech Update: Do-It-Yourself Painterly iPhone Cases

It’s always refreshing to check easy projects off of our “to-do” lists. Here’s a super simple project that can give your gadget a quick and colorful makeover!    

 

 

I can’t decide if the coral or the blue is more beautiful! These Painterly iPhone cases by 52 Weeks Project are stunning. Even better? They are created in a matter of minutes! Grab a clear iphone case, some paint, and customize your iPhone this weekend! 

For the full how-to:

Painterly iPhone Cases by [52 Weeks Project]

20 Awesome DIY Laptop and iPad Sleeves and Case Projects

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If you’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, chances are they all need a little protection from the hazards of daily life — or at least from surface scratches. Here are 20 creative DIY sleeves and cases for laptops and tablets!     

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1. DIY Geometric Laptop Sleeve

2. DIY Zipper Laptop Case

3. DIY Stitched Leather iPad Sleeve

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4. DIY Geometric Laptop Sleeve

5. DIY Scrap Fabric Laptop Sleeve

6. DIY Tweed iPad Sleeve

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7. DIY Leather Laptop Case

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Gift Guide: 12 Cool Gifts for Geeks!

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The way I see it, there’s a geek in all of us. Maybe you’re crazy about robots (ahem), photography, coffee, or even your iPhone — and chances are you know someone just as geeky, too. Celebrate their nerdy obsessions with a gift they’ll truly love!      

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1. All-Natural Caffeinated Maple Syrup

2. Camera Lens Mug

3. Nervous System Puzzles

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4. 2013 Robot Calendar Screen Print

5. Ampersand Bottle Opener

6. Wood Camera iPhone Case

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7. Chemistry Shot Glass Set

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Make It: Easy Custom DIY iPhone Case

created at: 11/05/2012

I had one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments when I first spotted this project from Crafty Endeavor. I mean, it’s ridiculously easy! And 100% customizable! And have I mentioned awesome?       

Grab your favorite paper (that could be scrapbook paper, wallpaper, gift wrap — you name it! Even a photograph or a magazine page…) and a clear phone case and you’re set. Some careful tracing and cutting will leave you with a custom, interchangeable case! Continue Reading

Pop Up Workstation

The only reason I’m the least bit interested in tech gear is because I’m married to a techie pioneer. While he’s all about cutting edge technology, I’m in awe of the innovative accoutrements, i.e., cool accessories.  See how this mild mannered laptop bag turns into a fully functional workstation. The Brothers Trincia (Nick and Beau) came up with the three-in-one laptop bag for cyber  workers who need an instant ‘set-up’ on the go. The OpenAire is a carrying case, work surface and chair, all in one. Continue Reading

Get Your Sew On: Free iPad and Kindle Cover Tutorials and Patterns

Tipnut collected 16 free tutorials and patterns for iPad and Kindle covers to help you get moving on those handmade gifts for your friend and family.  The gadgets are so close in size, you can adapt the patterns to fit just about any similar sized device. 

And, if you’re like me and don’t own an iPad or Kindle, Tipnut has provided the exact dimensions for both gadgets. No excuse for procrastinating.

  • iPad Dimensions: Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm); Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm) ; Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
  • Amazon Kindle Dimensions: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ (for both Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi); 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″ (for Kindle DX)

And if these don’t inspire you, she’s even got 18 more patterns and tutorials right here.

Curbly’s Guide to 2008 Holiday Gift Guides

created on: 11/20/08

Delight.com‘s fun 2008 Holiday Gift Guide got us thinking about how to get through all the Holiday Gift Guides out there. So here’s a comprehensive summary to the best 2008 Holiday Gift Guides we could find, organized by topic, just for you!

Use it as a “guide to gift guides”, to help find what you’re looking for. I’ve started with the obvious interests of Curbly readers. If you’re looking for foo-foo-y girly gifts or a nice warm robe for Grandma, you’ll need to do a little online research.  Continue Reading