5 Top Gifts for Techies – Holiday 2014

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Shopping for your favorite techie this year? Consumer electronic sales are expected to trend upwards this holiday season, and that means shoppers will need accessories!

Here are some top sellers from FireFold to get you going. Santa can’t fail with these gifts under the tree.

VGA to HDMI Converter

1. VGA to HDMI Converter with Audio

This handy little converter fits in your pocket and makes it super easy to connect your laptop or PC to your HDTV or HDMI-enabled monitor. VGA by itself carries only video, but this converter comes with an attached 3.5mm cable so you get the full effect of audio and video at the same time.

It’s plug and play, with no software to fumble with or download. It’s USB-powered, so there’s no need for an external power supply. Just connect it to the USB port of the computer you are using as your source.

This VGA to HDMI Converter supports resolutions up to 1080p and works with Windows 2000, Vista, 7, and 8. It’s HDCP compliant so make sure all connected devices are also HDCP compliant!

USB to HDMI Converter

2. USB to HDMI Converter with Audio

This converter gives you the ability to add an additional monitor to your computer without installing a new graphics card. It has a quick and simple installation, with minimal configuration. Supported display options include primary, extended, mirror, and rotated.

It’s powered through the computer’s USB port, so no additional power supply is needed. The audio is embedded, so you don’t have to miss out on sound if your monitor has speakers. You can use up to six of these converters to add even more monitors to your setup (four if you’re using a Mac).

Now it’s easier than ever to set up that multi-monitor command center you’ve always wanted!

Logitech 2.1 Channel Speaker System

3. Logitech 2.1 Channel Speaker System

Speakers are always a safe bet for gift-giving. Who wouldn’t want speakers?

This 2.1 channel system from Logitech is an affordable way to upgrade your computer speakers.

It has a wired control pod for controlling the volume remotely. You’ll hear robust 25 watt sound with deep bass by simply plugging this set into your computer.

This is a great accessory for anyone who likes to stream music or movies. There is also a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack for discreet private listening. It has a sleek black finish, so it matches any decor.

 

Lightning Charging Kit4. Lightning Charger Kit

You can never own too many chargers. With all that holiday shopping you’ll be doing via mobile, you’ll have a lot of charging to do!

If you have an iPhone 5 or 6, iPod Touch 5th generation or iPod Nano 7th generation, this kit is compatible with your device. Replace an existing charger, have a charger for travel, keep a backup, or have one for every room in the house!

We’re kind of partial to this kite because it comes with our own FireFold brand Lightning cable. We made sure these are MFi certified, so you won’t experience any compatibility issues when charging and syncing. It meets Apple’s strict compatibility and quality guidelines.

The 3 foot cable provides enough length to comfortably charge and use the device at the same time. The charger is designed specifically for iPod and iPhone. If you need one for iPad, you will need a charger with a little more power.

RedMere HDMI Cable

5. 12ft RedMere HDMI Cable

A cable might not be the most glamorous of gifts, but if your loved one is getting hooked up with a 4K Ultra HD TV this year, they’re going to want this.

RedMere HDMI cables come with a chip inside that gives your HDMI signal a boost. This allows it to travel longer distances over thinner cables. RedMere cables are about 25% smaller than your regular HDMI cable, which is great news when space is limited. This comes in handy for routing behind entertainment centers.

RedMere also supports that Ultra HD 4Kx2K resolution. Don’t let them get caught up in that big box store ploy to get you to pay hundreds of dollars for an HDMI cable. With FireFold, you can get top of the line HDMI cables for a price that won’t wipe out your savings.