Give the Gift of Tech This Holiday Season: Our 2015 Guide for Tech Geeks

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Hunting for the perfect gift for the techies in your life, or even just shopping to buy a gift for yourself? (We don't judge.) Look no further: ProductionHUB is here to act as Santa's helper! Here are some of the best gadgets and gizmos that are sure to please everyone on your list.

Gifts $25 and under

Heroes Reborn 6-volume eBook and audiobook series, $2.95 per volume

The Heroes Reborn novellas answer many burning questions in the Heroes universe, and give fans a unique opportunity to stay connected to their favorite characters and story lines until the TV show returns in January 2016. 

Paperback: Adhesive Notes for iPhones, $7.95

Yeah sure, 'there's an app for that,' but nothing compares to the satisfaction you get from using a pen to cross items off of your to-do list. Write down your thoughts on the go with these iPhone adhesive Sticky Notes for only $7.95.

OP/Tech USA Rainsleeve (from 2 for $9 on Amazon)

You never know when it'll start raining and even though it can make for some cool shots, the last thing you want is it ruining your camera, lens or flash. Take photos through the unique eyepiece opening to ensure you're shooting through your lens, not the plastic, and take comfort knowing the drawstring will fit snugly around your equipment.

Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-On Lens Kits$14.99

This 3-in-1 detachable jelly lens kit can be used on every smartphone! Between the 180 degree Fisheye lens, 0.67X Wide Angle Lens, and 10X Macro Lens, you'll be able to capture every moment, from every perspective.

Camera USB Drive, $20

8GB of memory is now yours - and they come as an impeccably detailed mini camera! Just like a real DSLR, the lens detaches from the camera's body to become the USB connector. And don't worry - they come modeled after both Nikons and Canons, so you can take your pick.

R2-D2 USB Car Charger$40

Small enough to fit into a cup holder and powerful enough to charge two smartphones at a time, this little R2-D2 is this season's best charging droid - at least, since we don't have the technology for fully-automated repair droids in this galaxy. 

Pelican™ 0915 SD Card Case (between $20-$30)

Shoving SD cards into your camera bag and wondering where they got buried under will no longer be a worry with this SD card case! It stores up to 6 Micro SD, 6 Mini SD, and 12 SD memory cards, and its water-resistant seal and Polycarbonate resin exterior will shield your cards from any damage.

21204 LEGO® FUSION Town Master$40

This is the perfect gift for any LEGO lover who has always wanted to make their creations come to life...well, digitally, anyway. With 256 LEGO bricks, all you have to do is download the LEGO FUSION Town Master app and you're ready to become a virtual engineer!

Gifts ranging from $26-$50

Star Wars Chewbacca Camera Bag$49.99

Show off your favorite furry Star Wars pal with this camera bag. Keep your pens, phone, SD cards, cameras, etc. safe with three adjustable padded dividers and 360 degree coverage.  

Roku Streaming Stick, $49.99 

Who doesn't love Roku? Give the gift of streaming with the most affordable (and easy) way to catch every show or movie you can think of! With it's compact size, you can easily bring it anywhere with you, whether your traveling for work or play. 

Cordito Handmade Leather Cord Wrap, $45 

Now you won't have to worry about keeping your tech gear organized on the go with this handmade leather cord wrap from Cordito. They come in all sorts of colors too, so if this Wine color (displayed above) doesn't do it for you, check out what others are offered. 

Viddy, $48

For those in your life who enjoy experiementing with their creative side, purchase the Viddy, a do-it-yourself, pinhole camera that capture images on medium format and 35mm film. And it's eco-friendly, made entirely from recycled cardboard. Kate Spade iPad Sleeve, $50

For all the ladies that are out of the office, traveling on business, this Kate Spade iPad sleeve protects iPad minis with its neoprene shell and looks good doing it. Carry your gadgets in style this season in a variety of different patterns. We just thought this one was fitting. 

Gifts ranging from $51-100

Sony Electronics Portable Wireless Speaker with Mini Bluetooth, $69.99 

This speaker delivers big sound in the form of a tiny cube! With a battery life of 12 hours, an output power of 10W, Bluetooth capabilities, dual passive radiators, and one-touch wireless access, this speaker lets you enjoy your tunes from the palm of your hand.

Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit$90 

Everyday moments are now yours to capture with the LM-20 and LM-30. You can create a large, sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur, or get a sharp centered image surrounded by repeated reflection. Either way, this kit is accompanied by a free app that's compatible with iPhone 5s/c, 6 and 6 plus, and most Android devices, and the app will help you get the most out of these lenses.

Canon PIXMA MG5720 Black Wireless printer, $99.99

 

The gift we all need but never ask for: a reliable, high quality, easy-to-use printer. This Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer prints from anywhere in the house, can print from a computer, smartphone, tablet or cloud, and uses a five individual ink tank system that allows you to replace only the color that runs out.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma, 58.65 (on Amazon)


For the video game lover, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is the perfect gaming mouse, serving up ergonomic design and plenty of customization options. This top-performace mouse has a higher level of sensativity and a less slippery finish. 

Keyboard Waffle Iron, $85 

Who can deny tasty waffles? Obtain the power to create the most tech-centric breakfast with the Keyboard Waffle Iron. The iron comes with a digital KWI recipe book, including 20 unique recipes tailored to the iron's pattern. 

Gifts that are $100 or more

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera, $99.99

The perfect blend of nostalgic Polaroid instant photography and modern, digital technology: 10 megapixels, 3 different filters, a micro SD slot, digital copies saved for social media, and 2x3" full color prints in under one minute.  

ZEISS VR ONE Headset $129 with tray, $120 without

The future of virtual reality is here and the good news is that if your smartphone has a display size between 4.7 and 5.2 inches, you're already halfway there. All you have to do is download and launch the virtual reality app of your choice, lock your phone into the VR ONE precision tray, and slide it into the VR ONE, and you're ready to go: lose yourself in a world that has never before been experienced.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder$138 online 

Coming in at less than a pound, this little recorder connects to your camera by HDMI or SDI, capturing video and transferring it to your computer at the highest quality possible. It outputs to your computer by Thunderbolt and records SD and HD up to 1080iHD. If you want the best quality footage and don't need the other characteristics of a capture and playback device, this is the gift for you.

The Big Gifts

Every wishlist has its "if only" items, and this one is no exception.

Miller Camera Support’s Cineline 2090 Tripod System

Miller Camera Support Equipment’s Cineline 2090 Tripod System is the perfect holiday surprise. Now including a new HD Mitchell Base 1-Stage Alloy Tripod and HD Alloy Ground Spreader to complement the robust Cineline 70 Fluid Head, this system provides cinematographers with stability, plus smooth and consistent pan and tilt that are a must, while offering additional portability at an aggressive price point. Other great features include: high-capacity leg-lock system, deploying turn-lock levers with rapid lock/release action, as well as a heavy duty base with built-in bubble level, offers a fast and easy setup.

Miller Camera Support's Compass 23 Fluid Head

Miller Camera Support Equipment’s new Compass 23 Fluid Head is an affordable entry model into the 100mm ball leveling range. It is intended for use with medium size large sensor cameras to provide users with the portability, rigidity and professional features they seek in a lightweight system. Additional features include: 120mm sliding camera plate with 60mm travel for perfect balancing. The new fluid head comes equipped with readily accessible controls and illuminated bubble level, superior pan/tilt locks utilizing disc brakes and replaceable tilt end rosette.
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