Your closest friend would always be the most difficult to shop for, especially when Christmas time rolls around. If I could, I would give something very personal, attuned to his or her interests. One of the most difficult people to shop for would be a friend whose hobby revolves around techie gadgets. Honestly, what can you give to a person who’s already got his hands deep into some of the most interesting stuff today?

This Christmas season, we bring you some unique finds of our own that would make great presents for that techie (and perhaps, not quite so techie) friend:

Reusable Non-Paper Cups
For the techie who is also a coffee addict, here’s a new (not to mention, eco-friendly) way to enjoy that hot cup of java in the morning and throughout the day. Check out these non-paper, insulated cups! Non-paper because, well, these are made of durable glass. It’s double-wall insulated so the cup remains cool to the touch, whether your beverage is hot or cold. It comes with a silicone cover, silicone coffee collar (or sleeve) for no-slip grip, and a silicone stopper to prevent leaks.

Reusable non paper cups

Reusable non-paper cups for your Techie Friend


Holds 8 ounces and comes in 4 cheery colors.

Price: P350
To order, please text 0917.837.8462 or email sambalido@yahoo.com.

Swiftpoint Mouse
The Swiftpoint Mouse puts a new twist to the way you use a mouse with your laptop! First, the Swiftpoint is small – just about the size of your palm. It is wireless and attaches to your laptop via its USB dock for easy charging and transportability. And forget about the hassles of bringing along a mousepad! The Swiftpoint mouse can be used right on the laptop surface and rests easily on the touchpad when you need to type.

Swiftpoint Mouse for the Techie Friend

Swiftpoint Mouse for the Techie Friend


For more information, please visit www.asiapacific.futuremouse.com.
Photos courtesy of Swiftpoint (www.asiapacific.futuremouse.com)

MiLi Power Spring 4
The iPhone 4 is hard to miss. Like its 3G and 3GS predecessors, it also runs out of juice pretty fast. So if you know someone techie who was able to get his hands on that formerly elusive iPhone 4, the Power Spring 4 would be the perfect power solution for him. It’s shaped to fit the iPhone 4 perfect and makes for a nifty case when it’s not charging! Power capacity is 1,600mAh.

MiLi Power Spring

MiLi Power Spring


Comes in Black with Silver edge piping.

Price: P3,200
To know more about MiLi, please visit http://miliphil.com.
Available at: Power Mac Center, The A.Shop, Switch, Mobile Care (VMall), Inbox (Pampanga), Datalink Technologies (Bacolod City)

OPT Casing for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad
Nowadays, most people probably own either an iPhone, iPod, or the much-elusive iPad tablet. The next question after such a heavy purchase is how to care for your device. Start off by investing in a reliable, high-quality case or holder. While most people go for the silicone jellies and hard-plastic casing, why not go for a brand that does more than storage?

OPT for your Techie Friend

OPT for your Techie Friend

OPT is a brand of holders that prides itself in products that protect against impact and mishandling. Each OPT product is designed to fit precisely to your device and features its renowned corner protection guard to prevent against damage. Each product has a microfiber lining that cleans your device screen of fingerprints and unwanted marks.

LED Multi-way Digital Clocks
It’s multi-way because these clocks can be displayed horizontally or vertically! The flexible design is perfect for smaller spaces, allowing the user to fit the clock in any allowable surface. It has 3 display modes for time, temperature, and date. With 3 fun LED display colors to choose from, you won’t mind having this little baby wake you up in the morning!

LED Digital clock

LED Digital clock


Comes in Blue, Red, or Green color displays.

Price: P1,900
To order, please text 0917.837.8462 or email sambalido@yahoo.com.

MiLi Power Angel

MiLi Power Angel

MiLi Power Angel

If your friend practically lives on his iPod, then this would be the perfect gift. Chances are, he’s addicted to music and has a soundtrack for every occasion. Keep his passion going by providing extended power for his iPod. The Power Angel is small, handy, and attaches to the base of the iPod for on-the-go charging. It doubles as a countertop stand when video-viewing is in order.

Power capacity is 1,200mAh. Can also be used with the iPhone. Comes in Black and White.

Price: P1,490
To know more about MiLi, please visit http://miliphil.com.
Available at: Power Mac Center, The A.Shop, Switch, Mobile Care (VMall), Inbox (Pampanga), Datalink Technologies (Bacolod City)

X-Mini II Portable Speaker

X-Mini II Portable Speaker

X-Mini II Portable Speaker

Gone are the days where box-type speakers would be lugged around to gatherings and presentations for high-definition sound! Why break your back (and wallet) when all you need is a pocket-sized gadget in the shape of a small hamburger? You’re techie friend will surely love this. The X-Mini portable speaker is lightweight and handy; but don’t be fooled by its size! This little baby gives off clear, defined sound that can rival any premium computer speaker. Works with any laptop, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player.

Price: P1,600
Available at Power Mac Center and other computer/electronic stores

Urbanears Earphones and Headphones

Urbanears Earphones and Headphones

Urbanears Earphones and Headphones


These headphones pop without overdoing it. It is stylish, yet understated enough to make as big a statement as the rambunctious skaterboy headphones that are all the rage today. Urbanears come in a refreshingly streamlined design that stays classic, no matter the era. Each product is compatible with the variety of popular music players to date.

Comes in 14 fresh colors to match every mood.

Price: 2,450
Available at Power Mac Center, Digital Hub, and other music and computer stores
Photos courtesy of www.urbanears.com

Huawei e5830 MiFi (Mobile WiFi)

Huawei e5830 MiFi (Mobile WiFi)

Huawei e5830 MiFi (Mobile WiFi)


For the techie who need to be perpetually connected to the Internet via several different mobile devices (say, a mobile phone, an iPod, and iPad – at the same time!), this MiFi enabler is the way to go. It’s portable and only needs a working SIM card (postpaid or prepaid) with an internet subscription to operate. While the speed still depends on the signal of the telco, you can’t beat the convenience of anytime, anywhere connectivity!
Price: P5,700 (with free shipping via LBC)
To order, please contact Alvin Chua at 0916-4700300.
Photos courtesy of www.broadbandph.blogspot.com

LaCie Brick External HD (1 TB)

LaCie Brick External HD (1 TB)

LaCie Brick External HD (1 TB)


LaCie’s new take on the design of the external HD catapults us back to our childhood years, where technology was as simple as piecing together small bricks until it becomes a miniature fortress. Today, that “fortress” is the HD that guards our most prized possession – computer files! Collect all 3 colors and form your own giant stack of an HD!
LaCie Brick External HD (1 TB) 2
Photos courtesy of www.lacie.com

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