12 Foolproof Gifts For Geeky Brothers
No matter how grown-up he is, he'll always be your dorky brother. This holiday season, get your bro something that'll bring out his geeky side. We've picked 12 clever gift ideas for Trekkies, gamers, Lego lovers, gadget fiends, and more! You won't go wrong with any of these adorably nerdy doodads.
Stay prepared in all situations with the Readycase for iPhone 5 ($45 for a four-gigabyte memory stick and $75 for eight-gigabyte memory stick plus lenses). It's got tools for real-world jobs including a bottle opener, screwdriver, serrated blade, and a USB storage stick that also doubles as an adjustable kickstand. There's even a mounting ring that holds three different camera lenses in place.
Xbox 260 Controller Desk Mate
This upcycled Xbox desk mate ($24) has a USB extension cable, so you have more opportunities to charge your devices, in addition to office organization slots. There are pen holders where the action buttons once were, and the D-pad has been converted into a magnetic storage deposit for paper clips.
Phonesoap Smartphone Sanitizer
If cleanliness isn't your brother's number one priority, get him a Phonesoap Smartphone Sanitizer ($60) to zap away germs, because phones are disgusting (one word: feces). Attach a charging cable, close the lid, and ultraviolet lights will keep his phone bacteria-free.
Logitech's Keys-to-Go keyboard ($70) is the ultimate portable accessory for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and more. It's Bluetooth enabled, so you won't be tangled up in cables, and its rechargeable battery lasts three months. Plus, you can wipe spills and messes right off it.
The smartphone-enabled Pebble watch ($99) is still our preferred smartwatch because it works with both iOS and Android devices, and the battery life is incredible. The epaper screen makes its notifications and info highly readable in daylight. While it's not the smartest watch (no microphone, no data plan), it does work beautifully with many apps already on your phone, like RunKeeper and GoPro.