What to buy the Silicon Valley fan in your family
|National Post 03 Dec 2019 at 14:51|
With that in mind, we’ve curated presents for devotees of popular television shows from The Bachelor to Succession, from The Purge to Planet Earth. Whether you’re buying for a Logan Roy disciple or a David Attenborough wannabe, we have the perfect picks to please fans of any genre.
Whether your favourite tech geek is an ingenious software designer like Richard, a Satan-loving hacker like Gilfoyle or a Big Gulp-slurping wannabe-coder like Big Head, these gifts are practically the next best thing to a billion-dollar valuation.
Italian pop-art brand Seletti’s curious resin primates explore the world with LED light bulbs, capturing a sense of youthful exploration and bold creativity any tech genius can admire. ($376-$534 USD, seletti.us )
Headache balm. Leaves of Trace
Technology is wonderful — until it stops working. Leaves of Trees all-natural headache balm is a great alternative to chucking your laptop out the nearest window. ($15, labouroflove.ca )
Light bars. Hue Play
Add theatrical mood lighting to any entertainment or gaming space with Hue Play’s smart light bars boasting over 16-million colours. Control the ambience with your phone, voice or even sync them to the content on your screen. ($157, amazon.ca )
Air Pods. Apple
The latest weapon in the battle against the tyranny of open office plans: AirPods Pro. Drown out noisy coworkers with active noise cancellation or eavesdrop on workplace gossip with transparency mode. ($329, apple.com )
Robot bartender. Uncommon Goods
No need to waste precious time on the idle chit-chat of bartenders past. Cut out the middle-man and spend more time on the things that matter using a robot bartender programmed to make thousands of cocktails. ($1,365, uncommongoods.com )
Gaming keyboard. Razer.
Serious gamers shouldn’t be stuck with any old keyboard. The Razer Huntsman elite gaming keyboard allows for unparalleled speed and maximized in-game control with four-side underglow for personalized lighting effects. ($280, razer.com )
For the Fortnite fanatic or Mario Kart speed junkie, FPS Freek Battle Royale performance thumbsticks are designed to meet ergonomic needs and improve accuracy, control and comfort. ($15 USD, kontrolfreek.com )
Fan heater. Dyson
The Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater is the perfect desk-side companion for making sure the temperature stays just right without any distracting noise. Track air quality in real-time and quickly eliminate any funky smells. ($500, dysoncanada.ca )
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