You wouldn’t buy a new toilet snake for your buddy the plumber, because he already has a top-of-the-line model. And if he wants a new one, he should pick it out himself. So why on earth would you buy a laptop, tablet or smart phone for the tech geeks on your list when we either already have these products or would need to pick our own? Fortunately, there are plenty of high-tech gifts that even hardcore geeks probably don’t have. Here are our 10 favorite gifts for geeks who have almost everything.
The geeks on your list may have an ultra slim smart phone, a lightweight laptop and a tiny tablet, but they probably don’t have anything as pocket-friendly as a computer on a stick. These days you can get a dual-core computer the size and shape of a USB Flash drive that turns any HDMI-capable TV or monitor into an Android station.
The Android 4.0 Mini PC MK802 II costs around $50 and provides performance that’s good enough to watch HD videos and the flexibility to run Ubuntu or other Linux flavors in addition to Android. The slightly more expensive MK808 ups the ante with a dual-core CPU, more internal memory and native 1080p output.