Gadgets for Good Geeks
It's that time of year again, you've got to buy a gadget for your favorite geek or risk not getting support for another year. This year, we've got lots of great gifts for geeks to consider. There are far more than I could cover so I'm only sharing what I'm either using or wishing I was using and why. Please help everyone by carrying on the conversation in the comments and adding the gadget you crave or favor the most.
This is the most versatile gift you can give anyone right now as they can be used for play or for work. The iPad dominates this category and is my recommendation if price is not an object. It has the most application support and is the easiest to use. The iPad air is an excellent product and while "expensive" holds its value well.
The runner up is the Google Nexus. It's Google's answer to the iPad and the latest version is very good. Going with the Nexus ensures you get the latest update to the Android Operating System when Google upgrades. It is a beautiful device.
Mini (7") or Full Size?
This is a matter of preference and many people swear by their iPad Mini or 7" Nexus. I like the 10" devices personally.
The iPhone 5s is the winner for much the same reasons the iPad wins for tablets.
But a true geek will want an android, so if the recipient is a true geek, the close runner up in this category is the Samsung S4 phone. Bigger screen and more features than an Apple device. This is my phone and I love it.
This is a GREAT gift for a geek. Practical, useful, and reliable.
My current favorite is the $99 Exogear because it is waterproof, has great battery life, portable, nearly indestructible, and a great price.