Struggling to think of Christmas gifts for yourself or a developer in your life? This post will cover some of the things that developers are talking about the most this year, and some other ideas for stocking fillers.
Next Generation Games Consoles
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox X were released in November this year, making their release perfect timing for Christmas this year. Both consoles have been highly anticipated, since the previous generation was released all the way back in 2013. Both consoles boast the latest gaming hardware technology for an exhilarating and immersive gaming experience. The perfect gift for any avid gamer.
Raspberry Pi 400
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that is popular among techies for any number of home projects. People use them to control their smart homes, as home servers, and for robotics projects, to name a few. Recently the Raspberry Pi 400 was released, which is unique because it features a whole computer inside a keyboard, making it perfect for a small but powerful mobile computer set up. The Raspberry Pi 400 boasts a Quad Core processor and 8GB of RAM, all packed within a compact keyboard.
Smart light and Smart Sockets
More of us are opting for smart devices for the convenience of being able to control our whole home from our phones. What's more is that you can program your smart devices to behave in a certain way or to respond to events. For example, you could have your lights turn on slowly in the morning to help wake you up. Here are some great options for adding to your smart device collection:
Chromecast with Google TV
The Chromecast is a great device that instantly turns you TV into a smart TV and allows you to stream all of your favourite shows from a range of different services. Easily search for shows with your voice, and even control other smart devices.
Wireless Phone Charger
Most modern smartphones are enabled for wireless charging and makes charging your phone really convenient without any hassle of dealing with charging cables. On top of that wireless chargers are more durable and safer, since the charger automatically shuts off once the phone is fully charged, reducing the risk of overheating.
As you might have guessed, a binary watch displays the time in binary format. Not terribly practical, but it's a cool novelty and works nicely as a unique timepiece. A perfect gift for a developer.
Rubber Duck/Pomodoro Timer
These two are a bit more silly but will be sure to put a smile on any developers face. Both are based on common techniques that developers use to help them program. The rubber duck technique, which helps with debugging and the pomodoro technique, which helps with productivity.
So there we have it. The most sought-after gifts for developers this year. Hopefully this year will help you decide on gifts for yourself or for the developer in your life.
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