15 Buys For The Techie In Your Life

Holiday shopping can cause a boatload of stress. There are a lot of bases to cover and only a few weeks to get down to business. So, if you're stumped on what to buy the techie in your life (you know, the person who always needs to have the latest and greatest gadgets on the market), we feel you. They can be tough to please.
But, before you assume that an iPhone 6 is the only gift these people will want, hear us out. We’ve searched the market for amazing high-tech gizmos that will thrill everyone on your list. There are some seriously cool finds in here — from a sleek lock for your home to the coolest bike light ever. We promise you’re about to be the queen of gadget-gifting.
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Alpine Headphones
Alpine, best known for its in-car audio features, has ventured into the realm of bluetooth-enabled headphones. These babies will make you literally feel your music. The high-quality headphones have a bass transducer in the headband that puts every note on full vibration mode. It also comes with a handy app so you can sync the pulsations with your favorite songs and energy level. Plus, the sexy design will make you never want to take these things off.
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Blaze Bike Light
Riding your bike at night? There's no doubt it can be a bit dangerous, but Blaze, a revolutionary new cycle light, is here to help. The light projects a little bike symbol on the ground, so drivers can see you coming from all angles. The green light is highly visible, and the design is sleek and will look good perched on any set of wheels.
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Fitbit Charge
Know someone who is looking to get in shape this holiday season? Fitbit's latest product, Charge, will do the trick. The fitness tracker offers real-time activity stats, sleep monitoring, seamless syncing, caller ID, and serious battery life (seven to 10 days). We couldn't think of a better, uh, fit for the techie health nut on your list.
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BeoPlay A2 by Bang & Olufsen
The BeoPlay A2 by Bang & Olufsen is hands down one of the most elegant speakers on the market right now. The chic color palette, leather strap, 24-hour battery life, and incredible sound make it the perfect gift for any music-lover. In case anyone is wondering what to buy us this season (ahem), well, you're looking at it.
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Jump Cable by Native Union
There's nothing worse than having your phone battery crap out on you. Luckily, Native Union has released one of the coolest mobile charging devices out there — fittingly called Jump — for when your phone hits the red. No more anxiety attacks! Plus, this thing is adorable.
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Kindle Voyage
Amazon's new Kindle Voyage is its coolest yet. Its advanced page-turning technology knows when you're ready for the next; it has no annoying glare; it has a long battery life (weeks!); and it also knows when you're in a dark or light setting and adjusts accordingly. Basically, all you need to do is sit back and relax.
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Samsung Galaxy S5
With a 5.1-inch screen display, 16 megapixel camera, built-in heart rate sensor, water-resistant exterior, and super-fast download speeds, you're going to forget that any other smartphone even exists.
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August Smart Lock
We've been waiting with bated breath for the Yves Behar–designed August Smart Lock to hit shelves. And, now that it has, we can say with certainty that everyone is going to want one — even if they don't know it yet. The streamlined contraption locks to the inside part of your door and allows you to seamlessly lock or unlock it via the app on your phone. Need to let someone in your house for the weekend? You can add guests to the app so they can have access to your home for however long you want. It's totally safe, and if your phone dies, you can always revert to the vintage option: keys.
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Pawscout
Never lose Fido again with this simple, easy-to-use GPS tracker. It attaches to your pet's collar and, once you download the app, allows you to see where he or she is at all times as well as alert folks if your fluffy friend is ever lost or out of range. (Available for pre-order now, ships in February.)
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Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA Smart Watch
This is one of the season's most-talked-about gadgets, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it boast a stunning design, but the tech capabilities are top-notch, too. It doesn't connect via Bluetooth like most wearables; it actually has its own connectivity with AT&T's 3G network (a two-year plan is included) and allows users to receive and reply to emails, Facebook, and text notifications. Finally — a wearable we actually want to wear. (Ships in early December.)
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Sonix iPhone 6 Case
We can't think of a better way to deck out the iPhone 6 than with one of Sonix's quirky cases. They all combine style with protection — because when it comes to your fancy and expensive new phone, you should be able to flaunt it, without having to worry about damaging it.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs x Urbanears Headphones
These sexy designer headphones are great for the person who wants a straightforward yet stylish approach to music. The array of color combos, removable band guard, and simple aesthetic make them a luxe but still affordable option for everyone.
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Justin Power Stick
Give your phone battery a little boost with Justin Power Products' easy-to-use round power stick. So subtle and tiny, it won't take up any extra space in your purse, but it will have you thanking your lucky stars when your phone battery dips below 10% on New Year's Eve.
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The Pocket Drone
Just like the name implies, this drone fits in your pocket and is made for easy, on-the-go access. It is structured to hold a GoPro, folds down so it's easy to transport, and costs about 500 bucks (which, compared to other drones out there, is chump change). The device takes the camera to soaring heights, where you can then control, photograph, and record from above. Pretty cool, eh?
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The Bandito by This Is Ground
The Bandito by This Is Ground was basically made for the organized tech-lover in your life. It has a place for everything from ear buds to USB cables, and it's incredibly stylish to boot.