Holiday Gift Guide 2015 (For Tech Geeks) Pt 6: Home

In this series of posts, you’ll find suggestions for the perfect techie gift for Electronics, Entertainment, Toys, Commuter, Office, and Home. In this installment we focus on the Home.

 

  

 

Gift idea: iFetch

Who wants it: Kyausha in Digital Marketing
Why does she want it: It’s an automatic ball launcher for dogs.

 

Gift idea: Lock8
Who wants it: Kyausha in Digital Marketing
Why does she want it: It’s a bike lock that outsmarts thieves.

 

Who wants it: Kyausha in Digital Marketing
Why does she want it: A coffee dispenser in a fridge..why would you not?

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Gift idea: Nest Protect
Who wants it: Kyausha in Digital Marketing
Why does she want it: It alerts you of issues and provides you with a report. Controlling your smoke alarm from your smart phone is awesome.
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Who wants it: Rupali in Engineering
Why does he want it: Who doesn’t like brown, crispy french fries? The air fryer will help lose the oil and calories, not the love!
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Who wants it: Matthew in Technology Strategy
Why does he want it: For one, it’s from the amusingly named Missing Digit Workshop.
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Who wants it: Jeff in Sales
Why does he want it: I don’t know about all geeks, but this geek seriously nerds out on the Christmas lights and this year it just went nuclear. Why hang strand upon strand of incandescent bulbs (other than the chance to play on your own roof) when you can plop a couple of these last light shows in a box in the front yard and cue the music?! Turn your Tech lair into a Christmas winter wonderland with these lights in the time it takes the next Star Wars trailer to load from YouTube.
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Who wants it: Meggie in Marketing
Why does she want it: Between a full-time job, an active social life and hitting the gym several times a week, it’s hard to find time to get a good meal on the table.  This invention will help me out in that it goes into the dish to manage the temperature and connects via Bluetooth to my cell phone and will let me know when the dish is ready. Will save me tons of time going back to check the temperature of a dish!
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Who wants it: Luc in Engineering

Why does he want it: I am a new father and this will be a blast watching my baby boy cooing and talking to his lion toy buddy.

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I don’t know about all geeks but this geek seriously nerds out on the Christmas lights and this year it just went nuclear.  Why hang strand upon strand of incandescent bulbs (other than the chance to play on your own roof) when you can plop a couple of these last light shows in a box in the front yard and cue the music?!  Turn your Tech lair into a Christmas winter wonderland with these lights in the time it takes the next Star Wars trailer to load from YouTube.I don’t know about all geeks but this geek seriously nerds out on the Christmas lights and this year it just went nuclear.  Why hang strand upon strand of incandescent bulbs (other than the chance to play on your own roof) when you can plop a couple of these last light shows in a box in the front yard and cue the music?!  Turn your Tech lair into a Christmas winter wonderland with these lights in the time it takes the next Star Wars trailer to load from YouTube.

To see the entire gift list, read these posts:

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 1: Electronics

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 2: Entertainment

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 3: Toys

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 4: Commuter

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 5: Office

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) Pt 6: Home

Matthew Gast is Director of Advanced Technology at Aerohive Networks. He currently serves as chair of both the Wi-Fi Alliance's security task groups, was the first chair of the Wireless Network Management Marketing task group, and is the past chair of the IEEE 802.11 revision task group. Matthew is also the author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly), which is now in its second edition and has been translated into six languages. His companion book, 802.11n book, 802.11n: A Survival Guide (O’Reilly), was recently published and provides information on how 802.11n works and what it means for the WLAN planning process. Most recently, Matthew completed 802.11ac: A Survival Guide (O'Reilly).

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