5 Must Have Gadgets for Every Techie

Every techie knows that you’re never too old for toys; they just get cooler as you get older! These awesome gadgets are must-haves for every dedicated techie.

iPhone 6 Plus: Bigger and Better

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An impressive list of specifications makes the iPhone 6 Plus bigger and better than its predecessors. Its generous 5.5-inch retina high-definition display is ideal for streaming, especially if you use the iPhone 6 Plus on T-Mobile’s fast network. A gutsy A8 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture helps this phone work fast.

The Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor helps keep your phone secure. Its new 8 megapixel iSight camera has optical image stabilization and an autofocus feature called Focus Pixels, so even newbies can take photos like a pro. Its battery also lasts longer than most iPhones, delivering up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 16 days of standby time. Despite its large screen, the iPhone 6 Plus comes in a slim 7.1 mm package.

Logitech UE Boom 360: High-Quality Portable Speakers

With so many tinny-sounding portable speakers on the market, the sound quality of the Logitech UE Boom 360 is sure to blow you away. It dual passive radiators give it superior bass, while the dual performance drivers take care of the mid and high range. The speaker gets its name from its 360-degree sound delivery, which should get any party started.

The UE Boom 360 also has an impressive 50-foot Bluetooth wireless range, so you can easily stream your favorite songs from a device kept in your pocket. It can also connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, so you can listen to your friend’s tunes or music you’ve stored on your phone and tablet.

Parties can get messy, but the UE Boom 360 is water- and stain-resistant, so you needn’t be too precious around it. Its rechargeable battery also lasts for 15 hours, which is perfect for those marathon get-togethers with your friends.

Withings Activité: Stylish Smartwatch

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Wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness bands are doing big business, but most are far from stylish. The Withings Activité bucks the trend, with its clean white face, metal hands, and leather band. The Swiss-made beauty wouldn’t look out-of-place in the boardroom or a high-end restaurant.

Its beauty is more than skin deep though. It integrates with iOs and Android devices and has those fitness features we all love including a step tracker and sleep monitor. It’s water-resistant to 5atm, so you can shower and swim wearing it, and its inner battery only needs replacing every eight months.

Zolt: Tiny Laptop Charger

In recent years we’ve seen laptops becoming smaller and more portable while their chargers have largely remained bulky and unmanageable. That makes the three-inch long Zolt charger really stand out. Its creators claim it’s the smallest, lightest, and smartest laptop charger on the market.

To call it a laptop charger sells it short though. The Zolt can also power two USB devices at the same time it’s charging your notepad. It’s compatible with an impressive range of laptops, including Apple MacBooks, Acer Aspires, and Hewlett-Packard Pavilions. This tiny device is only new to the market, but it’s sure to be popular with regular travelers and commuters.

ZBoard 2: Smart Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard

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Skateboards just got a lot more high-tech with the launch of the ZBoard 2. This electric skateboard has weight sensors, so it’ll move forward when you lean forward, and reverse when you lean back. If you’ve never seen a ZBoard, that’ll be enough to impress you. But this revamped model has enough improvements to convince fans of the original to upgrade.

Some of the key improvements include an onboard battery meter, which shows you how much further you can ride, and multi-mode LED headlights and tail lights as standard. The new ZBoard is also splash proof, so you needn’t stress if it starts to shower during your ride. The ZBoard 2 also charges twice as fast as the original model, so you can get on your way sooner.

With gadgets like these on the market, it’s little surprise that techies feel they’re never too old for shiny new toys.

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