Gryffindor House PopSocket ($15)
If you need a good stocking stuffer
for that special geek in your life,
PopSockets are a great way to go.
These little gadgets serve as iPhone
or iPad stands, grips to prevent
drop-related catastrophes, and fashion statements, all rolled into one. I
opted for the Gryffindor House seal
from Harry Potter, but there are lots
of other nerd options: Pokémon,
Marvel Comics, Star Wars, and Mi-necraft designs are all available, just
to name a few. At the low price of
$15, you’re sure to find the perfect
little something for you or your lovable geek.
Mojipower Unicorn Power Bank ($27.90)
Mojipower’s Unicorn Power Bank is perfect for
the fantasy lover. With the charging cable included, this both novel and practical 2,600 mAh power bank can fully recharge your phone. It’s not the
fastest charging power bank on the market, but
it’s a fun option for geeks who wear a love of unicorns on their sleeve. If your geek likes to make
a statement, consider giving the gift of a pastel
colored power bank shaped like a unicorn.
Nanoleaf Remote Control ($49.99)
While nonessential, Nanoleaf’s remote
makes it easier for the whole family to operate the lights without handing out smart
home access to every family member. The
remote is shaped like a 12-sided dice; and
you use your iPhone to assign different lighting scenes to different faces of the remote.
For example, I assigned a calm green scene
called Forest to side 5 of the remote, but if
you flip it to 12, the lights explode into the
Disco scene. While all Nanoleaf products are
HomeKit compatible, if you buy more than
one product from the company, you’ll need
to set up a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad as a
hub in order to control them all together.