Give The Gift Of Tech With These 9 Must-Have Gadgets

Angelena Iglesia

If you’ve got a tech-obsessed friend, you’ll know there’s nothing better than gifting them a brand new gadget that they can mess around with. But we also know that buying these new devices depends on the kind of person your friend is, which makes it a bit more difficult to […]

If you’ve got a tech-obsessed friend, you’ll know there’s nothing better than gifting them a brand new gadget that they can mess around with. But we also know that buying these new devices depends on the kind of person your friend is, which makes it a bit more difficult to give them something they don’t have or something they didn’t know they needed.

We’ve rounded up a few different gift ideas, so no matter what kind of friend you have, you’ll be able to grab a fun new toy for them to play with.

They also make pretty good gifts if you’re looking to treat yourself too.


Budget Options

Tile Mate ($35)

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If you know someone who is prone to losing their keys, it might be a good idea to gift them a Tile Mate. This handy tracker easily slips onto a keyring and can be located anywhere within a range of up to 61m. All they need to do is sync it via Bluetooth to the Tile app.

This handy gadget isn’t just limited to keeping track of keys — the Tile Mate can be attached to a wallet, work bag or anything else that constantly goes astray.


Belkin Pocket Power Bank ($39)

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own some kind of portable charger. They’ve become a necessity. Belkin’s 10K power bank is a great, affordable choice if you want to help give your devices a little extra juice. The person you want to give this to may already have a portable charger, but, honestly, it never hurts to have a spare.

This portable battery provides a recharge of 5,000 mAh, giving an additional 25 hours of call time or 21 hours of web browsing. It’s compatible with most smartphones, and can recharge a smart phone three times over on a single charge.


Moderate Options

UMIDIGI Smart Watch Ufit ($66.99)

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If you know someone who has been looking to pick up a smart watch, or maybe replace an old one, consider giving them UMIDIGI’s Ufit. This stylish smart watch packs a lot of great features into a nice affordable package.

It’s got a 24/7 heart rate monitor, a blood oxygen sensor and a sleep tracker — with a battery life of up to 10 days. It’ll also give you reminders to stand up, which is perfect for someone who has been working from home more often.


Jabra Move Bluetooth Wireless Headphones ($84.30)

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Don’t let the price tag fool you. Despite being a budget option these headphones really give you a bang for your buck. Jabra’s Move headphones are wireless, lightweight and comfortable to wear. And, most importantly, they sound great.

If you’re looking to grab a new pair of cans that won’t break the bank and have top notch audio quality, these don’t skimp on performance.


Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker ($85)

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If the person you’re buying for has been spending more time working from home, and they’re dying for a good cup of coffee, Wacaco’s Nanopresso is what they need. This portable espresso machine will fit neatly in their hands and give them the power of a full-size espresso machine.

It’s simple to use, too. Just tamp in some fresh coffee grounds, add some water and press go! This is a great gadget for anyone who loves going on hikes, so they can have a good brew in the great outdoors.


Philips Hue White E27 Starter Kit ($99)

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Philips’ Hue line have firmly established themselves as the go-to choice for smart lighting, and for good reason. This Hue starter kit comes with two warm white E27 bulbs and a wireless bridge that will allow you to easily control your set up. Just pair it with the Philips Hue app and you’ll be good to go.

These LED smart bulbs make for a great addition to any smart home, allowing you to control the mood and ambiance of the room they’re installed in. You can even set up an automated routine, so these lights will activate at a certain time of day.


Options To Really Spoil Your Friend

WD Black SN750 (500GB) ($108.16)

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If your friend does their fair share of gaming on their PC and is in need of an upgrade, or if your they’re interested in building a gaming computer from scratch, why not gift them a great SSD? When it comes to transfer speeds, Western Digital’s Black SN750 stands toe-to-toe with some of the more high-end M.2 drives that are currently available. What gives the SN750 a competitive edge is that it’s comparably cheaper. It’s a great option for a mid-range gaming PC.


Andatech DriveSense Spotter Dashcam ($149)

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We’ve seen all of the dash cam videos, and we can safely conclude that no one on the road knows how to drive. With Andatech’s DriveSense Spotter dashcam, the next time someone ignores a give way sign and almost sideswipes you, you’ll be able to document it.

This gadget is simple to install and has an easy to use interface, which means anyone can start filming right away. The Spotter Dashcam uses a wide angle lens, giving ample coverage of everything in front of it and records in a crisp 1260p at 30 frames per second.


Garmin Approach G10 Handheld Golf GPS, ($195.85)

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Garmin’s Approach G10 is a great option if you want to bring your golf game into the 21st century. This gadget packs a lot of neat features into a compact, portable size. It can track your location while playing, as this GPS comes loaded with information for over 40,000 international golf courses.

With an easy to navigate interface, you’ll have access to info about the course’s hazards, yardage from specific locations and the exact shape of the green. With a durable design, you can easily clip this onto a belt, or loop it onto a golf bag.


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