NATHAN JONES, 35, Highland Park
Jones describes himself as a fixer. “I basically heal people’s technology—at home, for small businesses—just make it all better,” he says. So he’s choosy about his tech gadgetry and upgrades, and consults peers and loads of user reviews before purchasing. While tech aficionados often want the newest thing, they also want what works best, so Jones helps us suss out a techie gift list that’s a mix of practical and novel.
My favorite budget stocking stuffer is…Velcro One-Wrap wire wraps, $12 for 25-pack at cableorganizer.com. “I am obsessed with velcro straps for tying up cables and everything else.”
If you have to get a gift certificate, get it from…Newegg.com. “Apple Store and Best Buy are overpriced. I would never shop there, personally.”
Please don’t get me any more…“shitty mini vacuum cleaners that you plug into a USB slot.”
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