It's officially the festive season, so Christmas shopping should be well under way. If you're buying for the self-confessed tech geeks among us - or getting yourself a nerdy Christmas gift - we've got a few ideas that'll make this year's shopping a little easier. From the latest in gaming gadgets to cool headgear and speakers, this is what you can get for the tech nerds out there. Get ready to fill those stockings with the best tech-style products...
Best tech-style stocking fillers
Anker SoundCore Flare 360 Degree Speaker
While the Anker wireless earbuds are the more affordable option for stocking-fillers, we love this cool-looking 360 degree Bluetooth speaker. The dual drivers are arranged back-to-back in combination with passive bass radiators to deliver intense all-around sound. And it's waterproof even in complete submersion, so there's no need to worry about splashes near the pool. The colourful beat-driven light show displays 5 colours in 5 illumination patterns that phase in with the beat. Perfect for festive entertaining...
From R1 399 on Takealot
Poké Ball replica
Who hasn't spent many 'lockdown' hours searching for cute characters on Pokémon Go? Now, for the real fans out there, there's a novelty Christmas present to include on your list. The Pokémon Company and The Wand Company have partnered to make some very realistic-looking Poké ball replicas. Designs for the die-cast metal ball include the classic Poké Ball, the Great Ball, the Ultra Ball and the Premiere Ball. Check it out here...
The built-in motion-censor senses when a hand comes near it and lights up the central button. Apparently, the colour changes when the button is pressed. Importantly, though, these display pieces are not to be thrown. If you pre-order now, it might arrive in time. Or, more likely, early in the new year.
From R1 534 (at the time of writing)
It sounds like old news, but the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite really is the best in the game. Anyone interested in buying an e-book reader this year should seriously investigate the attributes of a Paperwhite. When compared to its predecessor, you notice that the display quality is better, the battery last longer and it offers more storage. It's also waterproof in 2m of water for up to two hours. So whether you're reading on the beach, by the pool, or in the bath, you don't need to worry about keeping your e-reader dry. And, it's that much easier to clean if something spills. This is an ideal gift for a bookworm'.
From R3 199 at Makro
Logitech Pebble mouse
This cool gadget is a perfect stocking filler - small, trendy, and you'll use it every day. The Logitech Pebble M350 is comfortable to use for long hours and has a cute, compact design. Connect it to your laptop via Bluetooth or with the included USB receiver. It's also super quiet, so you won't bother co-workers with annoying mouse clicks. Another plus? It runs for up to 18 months on a single AA battery so there's no need to remember yet another charging cable.
From R649 at Incredible Connection
Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition
This adorable creature blew up on the internet last year and, for some, the enthusiasm hasn't yet died down. Now, you can get your very own 'Baby Yoga,' known as The Child - and this one even blinks, cries and coos. Check it out here...
Inspired by the character in The Mandalorian TV series, Baby Yoda is still all the rage. Any Star Wars fans - kids and adults alike - will go nuts for this nerdy companion. Watch as its ears move back and forth and as sounds respond to gentle head taps. You can even put it down for a 'Force Nap'.
It's currently only available on Amazon.
From R924 (at the time of writing)
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones
Hailed as the best headphones to give this year, the Sony WH-1000X4 headphones are remarkable. Retaining Sony's famous noise-cancelling technology, these devices also allow you to connect to multiple devices so you can switch between your laptop and phone if you need to. There's even a setting that activates automatic pausing when you start to speak. If you have the budget, spoil a tech nerd with these top headphones this Christmas.
From R7 999 at Incredible Connection