It would seem not easy to please a geek. But in fact, everything is even easier than it seems. Geeks love gadgets. New, old, fashionable, or not so, expensive and rare – whatever. The main thing is that it is interesting. The Underwood typewriter is awesome! 3D pen – twist two! A bendable smartphone? Gorgeous!
Therefore, it is not so difficult to surprise a geek. But if you still haven’t come up with a gift, we will help. We’ve picked 5 of the best geek gadgets for you. And believe me, they will be happy to receive something from this collection for the New Year.
Powerful laptop: Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 is a powerful gaming laptop with a FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS screen. The screen is 17.3 inches, with a body-to-screen ratio of 80% (there are also versions with a 15-inch screen). The laptop effectively stands out on the market with a restrained and stylish design, a screen refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, a response time of up to 3 ms, as well as excellent hardware, including NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video cards, which can easily cope with modern games and the expected hits of 2020 and 2021 …
Acer Nitro 5 laptops are classic Acer gaming models that look stylish and discreet at the same time thanks to the combination of a thin case, beveled, sharp corners, and branded red accents on the back.
The laptop can be equipped with top-end graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with ray tracing technology and Intel tenth generation processors up to Intel Core i7. This machine is equipped with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and for storing game data and user file collections, it is possible to install up to two SSDs with support for RAID array and a hard drive with a capacity of up to 2TB.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Bracelet
Let’s start with wrist gadgets. Naturally, the most popular fitness bracelet is the Mi Band 5, aka Mi Smart Band 5. The tracker is available in two versions: with support for Near Field Communication and without an NFC chip. It can work for about two weeks without recharging.
The electronics capsule has a 1.1 ”OLED color display with a resolution of 126 x 294 dots. The brightness is 450 nits. The wearable gadget is equipped with a sensor for detecting heart rate 24/7. Xiaomi Mi Band 5 received protection from water (5 ATM). The software provides support for 11 sport modes and a Freestyle mode for calculating exercise and calories burned. We also note the possibility of monitoring sleep, breathing training, measuring the physical activity index, and controlling the camera in a smartphone from a distance.
You can read the complete review here: Review the fitness bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band 5: five with a minus.
Ultrabook Acer Swift 5
Acer unveiled a new version of the ultra-thin Swift 5 laptop with full antibacterial coating back in November this year. In addition to protection against microbes, the novelty is characterized by minimal weight, support for modern components, including the new Intel Core 11 generation Tiger Lake processors, and a choice of two unusual colors: “foggy green” and “golden safari.” The model is intended for all lovers of productive and stylish laptops and will be extremely relevant in the era of COVID-19.
Lightweight and extremely portable, the Swift 5 is perfect for modern business people. Its body is less than 15mm thick and weighs 1kg. It is made of durable and lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy. The 14-inch screen is protected from scratches and drops by Corning Gorilla glass. . All surfaces of the new Swift 5, including the case and keyboard, screen, hinges, fingerprint reader, and branded stickers, are coated with a special antibacterial coating that kills 99.9% of germs from the JIS Z 2801 and ISO 22196 test lists.
A modern person needs to stay connected and up to date constantly. Therefore Swift 5 is equipped with a high-speed dual-band Wi-Fi 6 module and supports the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol. And modern ports, including USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 3.2, are responsible for fast file transfer over a wired connection.
Lil SOLID, the new IQOS 18+
ATTENTION! The product does not eliminate health risks and addiction. The text below is for people over 18 years old.
Yes, in fact, this is the new IQOS that was made this year. However, everything is a little more complicated and confusing. This gadget is called Lil SOLID and was made in Asia. The method of use is almost the same. The differences are only in a couple of design features.
The gadget looks like a slightly simplified IQOS Multi. But the similarities end when you start looking closely. There are different buttons, different colors, and even slightly different holes. Lil SOLID uses DUAL HEAT uniform heating technology up to 350 ℃. Also, new flavors have been created for Lil SOLID, and the product for them is called Fiit. Choose from a nutty Fiit Regular, a citrus Fiit Crisp, and a berry Fiit Viola. Lil SOLID’s compatibility with HEETS is still unknown.
The Ultimate Android Smartphone
So the situation has developed that Samsung flagships have become uncompromising solutions on Android. The main reasons are Huawei’s problems and a sharp increase in the price of top-end Xiaomi models, while LG and Sony have not imposed competition.
The best Android flagship of 2020 is the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. It has a Bluetooth stylus with a 9 ms latency, a 3K Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, a 10-megapixel front-facing camera, stereo speakers, and a 108 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP main camera with 10x zoom and 8K ULTRA support. HD.
We also worked on autonomy. The battery capacity is 4500 mAh. The power for fast wired charging is 25W, while wireless charging is 15W. In Europe, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is sold with the Exynos 990 chip, and in the rest of the countries with the Snapdragon 865.
You can read our complete review here: Samsung Galaxy S20+ Smartphone Review: Premium without flaws.