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If he does any designing, the SwatchMate Cube is 100% necessary. For $180, you can scan any color in real life and the cube will upload it to Photoshop. A designer’s dream.
RAVPower Mobile Charger
Let's be honest and say that cell phone batteries are terrible and mobile chargers are the best way to deal with them. You can charge your phone and tablet over and over with this RAVPower Portable Battery for
Rag & Bone t-shirt
Switch out his (lame) startup t-shirt for this significantly cooler Rag & Bone printed alternative at the new Rag & Bone store on Fillmore or on
Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone Case
There’s only one thing cooler than brand new: Retro. This Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case is literal perfection in rubber cassette tape form. If your guy has an iPhone, this bright case is the best way to
LaCie Mobile Hard Drive
If he already has a nice backpack, he still needs somewhere to store all his files - unfortunately backpacks don’t do that. For $109, this LaCie
Karma Portable Wifi
On the subject of portability, apparently we can now take wifi wherever we go. Preorder (for delivery in December) Karma Go for $149 and never search for free - usuall
He needs to carry around his laptop, tablet, phone, notebook, and probably 100 more things. So much stuff. This
Headphones are important for anyone working in front of a computer all day. This pair from Audio-Technica delivers professional, super high quality sound for $167 on
Tech people are nearly-impossible to shop for. They tend to only want the coolest and newest gadgets, but how do you know what those are unless you're a tech person, too? If you're a gadget know-it-all, you can fly solo on your techy startup guy gifting this season. For everyone else, here's a guide to awesome, not-new-but-still-perfecty-cool gadgets and accessories. From a t-shirt that doesn't feature a startup logo to an on-the-go scanner, these gifts will keep your startup guy technically stylish.