We all have that person in our lives – you know, the one who always has the latest phone, who has a completely connected home, and who is the first to tell you about the newest products and trends. The techie. Buying them the right gift can be tough, but we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for the best gadgets and gizmos to gift the techie this year.
Simplehuman Voice/Motion Sensor Trash Can
Simply say “open” and this smart trash can will do it to accept whatever you need to toss into this sleek receptacle. For the buddies in your life that want to incorporate all kinds of smart tech into their home, this robot trash can is a must-have.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones
Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones have exceptional sound quality, come in brown leather with silver metal, and have a stylish canvas carrying case. These are so comfortable with memory foam earpads and premium lambskin that are like the Cadillac of headphones for an amazing listening experience. Add engraving for $30 more.
A.R.C. Tech Tote
The A.R.C Tech Tote is a carrying case in black or navy recycled materials that is resistant to moisture or deterioration. It’s meant to hold up to a 13-inch laptop or tablet with a cozy padded interior for the ultimate in protection. The RFID-block tech on the bag will help to prevent digital tech. And don’t worry if you’ve never heard of RFID before, your tech-savvy friend or family member will know exactly how beneficial it is in a carrying case.
Magnetic Phone Mount With Face Tracking
With all the Zoom calls and ways to video chat, this Magnetic Phone Mount With Face Tracking is an ideal way to get through any virtual meetings. Made for the iPhone 12 or 13, this device rotates at any angle with face recognition tracking to follow someone’s exact movements. Having a connected app allows for recording and posting to social media. Perfect for your kids who are posting their videos to TikTok all the time.
Car and Driver Fatigue Monitor
An ideal safety device to have installed in any car. This Car and Driver Fatigue Monitor with face and eye tracking is able to improve safety by detecting eye and head movements to warn the driver when they are falling asleep at the wheel. The device emits a very loud and jarring alarm if fatigue is detected on the part of whoever is behind the wheel. For those that travel long distances on a daily commute, this is a high-tech gift that shows your love for the person and their safety.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
From the legendary notebook company, comes this Moleskine Smart Writing Set which takes the basics of pen and paper to a whole new level. It includes a digital smart pen and a classic smart paper notebook with code technology that records every word the person writes to a companion app that digitizes the notes. To be able to write on actual paper and have it transferred effortlessly is truly the best combination of old school and new.
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
Audiophiles will go crazy over these Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses. These are open-ear headphones with Bluetooth connectivity so that the wearer can listen to their tunes and be protected from the glare of the sun in non-polarized plastic lenses that block out 99 percent of UVA/UVB rays. Built-in Bose speakers offer the optimal sound quality for music and podcasts.
Lexon OBLIO Wireless Charging Station
A cool device that looks like a small black or white cup, but is actually a wireless charging station. The Lexon OBLIO will charge a smartphone, and at the same time, the device will sanitize and disinfect one of the germiest items you use on a daily basis, the smartphone. Seriously, that screen is completely disgusting. The total charging time is around 3 hours, with a LED indicator light that tells you when it’s done. Techies that are germ-phobic will adore this charger and want one in every room of their house.
SoloQI Wireless Portable Fast Charger
No one wants to wait for their smartphone to charge. Who has time for that? With the SoloQI Wireless Portable Fast Charger, whoever you gift this to won’t have to wait anymore. You’ll be giving them the gift of more time on their smartphone! It charges magnetically with an LI-polymer battery type, works on over 100 different kinds of smartphones, and uses nano-suction magnetic pads. Lay the phone flat or use the stylish kickstand that comes with the charger.
Devialet Phantom II Compact Wireless Speaker
Having just the right speaker to connect all that groovy music your friends listen to on Spotify is key. The Devialet Phantom II Compact Wireless Speaker connects with Bluetooth to stream anything the person wants to hear in a multi-room capacity. It’s easy to carry, gets rid of all background noise, and distortion, for a clear crisp sound the giftee will be able to brag about. It comes in an attractive matte white color with stainless steel sides.
The Apple AirTag
The Apple AirTag with free engraving is a definite must-have for someone who adores everything the company produces. In case you aren’t as tech-savvy, AirTags are little connected buttons that help a person keep track of their stuff. You can buy these in a one-pack or four-pack, and you should definitely gift the latter because these tiny devices are so helpful in making sure the person can locate things like their keys, backpack, handbag, bike, or laptop.
Oculus Quest 2
An all-in-one virtual headset, the Oculus Quest 2 is the pinnacle of VR technology. If you have a friend who can’t shut up about how great virtual reality technology is for all kinds of games and other things we won’t mention here, then you should upgrade their equipment with this device. The processor is so fast for the highest-quality resolution possible in clean pixelization with Oculus touch controllers to capture each movement into the game. They’ll geek out over this latest hardware in a perfect VR headset.
Sony PlayStation 5 Console
The latest gaming console for Sony, their highly anticipated Playstation 5 came out last year, but some people are still having a hard time finding them. If you can get your hands on one to give, you’ll probably be this person’s hero for life. The 825 GB SSD produces ultra-fast gaming and load times, 3-D audio output, and effortless immersive gameplay. Slay the holidays this year, especially if you have teens at home, who are dying for this system.
GoPro Hero9 Black
The latest offering from GoPro, the Hero9 Black is a webcam with unlimited cloud backups, stunning 5K video, and 20MP photo ability. Plus, it’s waterproof up to 33 feet for those that need to film absolutely every part of their Caribbean vacation. Its HyperSmooth 3.0 technology makes every shot effortless with advanced stabilization on two screens to control the action like a boss. Let your techie video fiend take their moving images to a whole new level of professionalism.
Amazon eero Pro
The Amazon eero Pro is meant to replace a regular router in the home that isn’t getting the ideal connectivity. With professional-grade WIFI with tri-band technology, the eero Pro is twice as fast as the original. Give the gift of totally reliable internet with the Amazon eero Pro that makes wireless a seamless experience that any true techie craves.