We’re excited to feature our Tech Geek Gift Guide, written by lifestyle contributor Amber Marlow. These gifts don’t fit within our $50 gift guide budget, but they’re the ultimate gifts and gadgets for the tech-obsessed person in your life.

Jambox by Jawbone, $199

Everyone is going nuts for these portable bluetooth speakers! You can control your music from your phone, and set it up so that everyone can be the DJ at your next party. The fun variety of customizable colors makes it even more fun.


Kindle Paperwhite, $139 

The backlit screens of most tablets are hard to read for very long without straining your eyes, and older Kindles that use e-ink can’t be read in the dark. With a new illuminated (but not backlit) screen AND easy-on-the-eyes e-ink, the Paperwhite combines the best of both worlds. Plus with more pixels than before (212 ppi if you really want to geek out) and higher contrast than previous models, this is the best Kindle yet.

When you’re giving it as a gift, peruse Amazon’s collection of Kindle Singles and, for the price of a latte, download one or two that you think the recipient will love, so they can start reading right away.


Panasonic RPHJE120A In-Ear Headphones, $6

Because everyone needs an extra pair or two of these laying around. With a 4.5 star rating on Amazon (out of over 1600 reviews!) and an entire rainbow’s worth of fun colors, these in-ear headphones make a great stocking stuffer, and at just under six dollars each you can stuff a stocking with two or three to prevent the annoying scramble of getting a new pair when one gets lost or broken.


Cable Clips, $10

Geeky organization! CableClips keep your cables from going all over the place at home or when you’re on the move.


Digital Conversion Turntable for iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch, $100

MP3s are convenient, but nothing sounds sweeter than vinyl. They can play their beloved vinyl collection on this turntable AND convert albums directly to their iPad, iPhone or iPod without using a computer.


Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4S $80

Because sometimes there just isn’t enough juice to get you through a full day of texting and Instagramming.


Apple iPad 2 Keyboard Case, $100

For the geeky traveler who wants to leave the laptop behind. It comes in lots of fun colors, too!


PlugBug, $35

A PlugBug converts your Macbook power adaptor into something that can charge your iPad or iPhone and your laptop with one outlet. Handy for crowded coffee shops, home “offices” that are barely more than walk-in closets, and while on the go in hotel rooms that seem to have outlets in the strangest places.

Amber Marlow is a Brooklyn-based portrait, elopement, and intimate wedding photographer as well as a life and lifestyle blogger at theAmberShow.net, where she has been writing openly and honestly about her life since 2004. You can follow her on Twitter at LINK @theAmberShow.

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