The Cult of Mac gift list, optimized for maximum cool at minimum cost [Deals]

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‘Tis the season to freak out over what to get for the tech savvy folks in our lives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast variety of gadgets and gear on offer these days, especially if you’re on a budget, which is why we’ve put together this list of five deals on some of the coolest gifts out there. From USB-powered guitars to VR headsets and upgraded SNES controllers, pick up one or grab the whole list — there’s something here for everyone.

Cocoon Innovations Graphite 15″ Backpack – 25% off

A backpack built for those of us who never leave home without our laptop and all other manner of tech tidbits. It’s got a specialized padded pocket that can fit laptops up to 15” laptop, and features the GRID-ITI system, a crisscrossed mesh designed to hold technological miscellany of any shape. Plus it’s water-resistant, comfortable, and just plain looks cool.

Pick up a Cocoon Innovations Graphite 15″ Backpack for $74.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

9ae4c27553d25220994e7e54fa8df238bbed8ad3_main_hero_imageJamstik Wireless Smart Guitar – 40% off

This backpack-ready guitar is actually a fully decked-out MIDI controller that can connect with your laptop or iPad, turning either into a mobile music making machine. It plays just like a real guitar – with frets and response to string bends and vibrato, and virtual strings perfect for flatpicking or fingerstyle — and comes with all the goodies of a proper MIDI controller, including a digital controller for octave swaps and even an illuminated fingerboard. Maybe best of all, you’ll never have to tune it.

Grab a Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for only $149.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

077d2a9935a3632dc95944e84057075ce0e1f025_main_hero_imageA’OK Self-Balancing Electric Scooter – 33% off

Whether or not it bugs you that people call them ‘hoverboards’, the new species of electric scooter has caught on, and is just as much a sign of our futuristic times as anything encountered by Marty McFly. The A‘OK is right with top of the hip heap of electric scooters, moving up to 12 miles an hour, with up to 12.5 miles on a single charge. With a 0 degree turning radius and15 degree climbing function, plus a pair of LED running lights, it’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Get an A’OK Electric Scooter for yourself or a friend for just $399 at Cult of Mac Deals.

9963f2c5fc7a118e31443ed2faf6e97ede6b23df_main_hero_imageInnori Virtual Reality Headset – 32% off

VR is here, and the hardware is already becoming more powerful, accessible, and affordable. The Innori VR Headset is a great example, with high quality lenses and image stabilization, and viewing angles of up to 98 degrees in either direction, it can comfortably fit your face and keep you fully immersed. Just slip in your mobile device, and drop into another reality.

Experience the power of virtual reality for just $33.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

3b48ff4b0aae5b12d65105d02f09be5aebfd1557_main_hero_imageSNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller – 14% off

If this doesn’t bring back memories you’re probably on the wrong website. The SNES controller was the first hands-on experience many of us had with video games and the digital world, but now it’s back and better than ever. This updated SNES controller keeps the precise look and feel, but connects via Bluetooth or USB, and is perfect for use with PC, Mac, iPad, Android and more. It’s also got a full range of modern goodies like a dual-keyboard code system for iOS, Wiimote emulation support, and touchscreen simulation, plus plenty more.

Relive the good old days with this new take on a classic for only $29.95 at Cult of Mac Deals.