Do you know someone who just can’t put down their smartphone? If so, you’re in luck! We have put together a list of 5 great geek gifts that are guaranteed to make any mobile gamer happy.
Mobile gaming is severely limited by the lack of physical control buttons—there’s no question about it. While most mobile game developers overcome this limitation by creating games that can be easily controlled with virtual controls alone, many mobile game developers support hardcore gamers by making their games compatible with smartphone gamepads.
The GameSir T1s is a highly praised Bluetooth gamepad compatible with all Android devices up to 3 inches wide, laptops and desktop computers running Windows, and the PlayStation 3 gaming console. It has a familiar layout, with two analog thumb sticks, a d-pad, and four triggers. It comes with a USB dongle, but it also connects via Bluetooth 4.0 or a USB cable. The gamepad has an integrated rechargeable battery that lasts up to 18 hours on a charge. Get it here.
Many modern mobile games are audiovisual masterpieces. But many mobile gamers aren’t even aware of the audio component of mobile games because they either play them with no sound at all or with sound coming from a tiny smartphone speaker. It’s not that mobile gamers don’t want to enjoy their favorite mobile games the way they were meant to be played, but wired headphones simply get in the way too much. What’s worse, many modern smartphones don’t even come with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
That’s why every mobile gamer can appreciate a great sounding pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, such as this popular model from SoundPEATS. For less than $30, the headphones offer IPX6 sweat resistance, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity with aptX technology, and a long-lasting battery with a playtime of up to 8 hours. Included with the SoundPEATS Bluetooth earbuds are 5 pairs of eartips, 3 pairs of earwings, and an in-line microphone and volume control buttons.
The SoundPEATS earbuds have powerful bass that extends deep into the sub-bass territory, making explosions feel incredibly powerful and action visceral. We also like the wide soundstage and precise spatial sound positioning, which both go a long way in helping you determine which direction enemies are coming from. Get it here.
Even though smartphone batteries are regularly exceeding 4,000 mAh of battery capacity, modern smartphone games gobble up electricity at an amazing rate. Unless you’re okay with your smartphone dying in the middle of your day, you should carry with you a compact powerbank and use it to charge your smartphone whenever you get the chance.
Anker is a reputable manufacturer of smartphone accessories, with focus on charging technology. The Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of the smallest and lightest 10,000 mAh powerbanks on the market, which is what makes it a perfect geek gift for any mobile gamers. The powerbank features Anker’s high-speed charging technology, which combines PowerIQ and VoltageBoost to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device—even those that are not compatible with conventional fast charging technologies, such as Qualcomm’s quick charge.
The Anker PowerCore 10000 uses high-quality battery cells from LG, and it contains a sophisticated charging protection circuit that constantly monitors the charging process to protect your smartphone from damage should anything go wrong. Get it here.
The virtual reality revolution is still in the making, but anyone with a smartphone can already experience it with nothing but a virtual reality headset, such as this one from Pansonite.
The Pansonite Premium headset is fully adjustable, so it should fit most people without any discomfort or dizziness, and it costs just $20, making it an excellent gift for any avid mobile gamer who would like to explore what the world of virtual reality has to offer.
The Pansonite Premium virtual reality headset is compatible with all smartphones from 4.0 to 6.0 inches, and there are many interesting virtual reality apps and games on both iOS and Android. Get it here.
Sometimes the best gift you can get is one that the person you’re giving it to chooses by themselves. Amazon lets you purchase a physical gift card in a beautiful gift box with any gift amount you choose. There are no extra fees nor expiration date to worry about, and the card can be easily redeemed even on mobile devices with the Amazon app. Get it here.