Here are 22 unique tech gifts to wrap up this holiday season.
It can be fun to go to the beach or sit by the pool, but there is always concern about what to do with your personal valuables, including your smartphone, keys, and wallet. That’s what makes Beachsafe such a practical gift for anyone regardless of whether they are a techie or not.
What a techie will love about this device is the incredible technology that goes into it. For example, it has its powerful built-in solar panel and battery pack. That way, it can not only protect your gear, but it can also charge smart devices. Most importantly, it is equipped with a four-digit, reprogrammable combination lock and a three-foot stainless-steel cable to keep criminals away.
There is also a built-in cooling fan to keep electronics from getting too hot. Made from water-resistant materials, the Beachsafe also keeps your belongings secure from the water.
2. Zavor Multi-Cooker
Here’s a gift for the multitasker in your life who could use some assistance getting it all done. Zavor is like four kitchen appliances in one. These high-end cooking devices serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker and rice cooker.
The programmed settings save time and let the chef in the family take care of other things on their long list. It’s easy to use and helps make anyone who uses it look like a culinary expert.
3. AU-Flex ANC Headphones
The AU-Flex ANC is a headphone marvel. Move over AirPods. These’ high-fidelity earphones from Ausounds delivers the audio performance of a wired in-ear. Engineers will be amazed at the design, which features sustainable metals and lightweight aluminum, as well as how these headphones work.
There is a Hybrid Planar Magnetic driver only found in planar technology until now. The headphones also have a separate dynamic subwoofer to complete the incredible sound package.
4. CHI Irons
You might usually think that a steam iron for ironing clothes would not top a list of must-have gifts. After all, who irons anymore? The CHI iron product portfolio may indeed change how people feel about this chore. They have three amazing irons: CHI Easy Steam, CHI Steam Shot, and CHI Touchscreen Iron.
What makes these irons different is the advanced technology that the company developed. These are the only irons that use the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate technology that powers their CHI G2 Flat Iron for hair. The result is easy ironing that gets the job done and makes those wrinkles disappear.
5. Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves
Giving a gift as cool as this feels like you’ve pulled something out of James Bond’s closet of gadgets. Mujjo’s touchscreen gloves offer a way to wear gloves and still use all your electronic devices. The gloves have multilayer protection to insulate your hands from cold temperatures, including polar fleece, and combat wind.
Changes to the latest model of these techie gloves include redesigned thumb construction so this part of the glove is fully conductive and optimized to work with larger screen devices. There are silicone grip lines that help you handle your phone even when there are wet or snowy conditions.
6. Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller
The Rachio 3 is a smart device made our list of favorite products reviewed in 2019 and is made for that techie homeowner who lives for smart home devices to control every aspect of their home. Or, if you know a techie who wants to transform their home into something more environmentally friendly, then this is the tech gift for them.
As an award-winning and recognized environmentally sound product, the Rachio 3 connects to your home WiFi. It can cover eight to 16 zones within your yard to smartly water it, when necessary. It features the Rachio app, which you can use to control the system from a mobile device, changing watering times and checking water usage.
If you know someone focused on losing weight, then this is the tech gift for them. Keyto helps to more effectively manage fat loss. Typically, the ketogenic diet is complex and often confuses people.
However, this intuitive device simplifies the process and helps improve the success rate of the keto diet. The device relies on a person’s breath, taking that and measuring the ketones. From there, it tracks ketosis and helps the user better understand the results they can achieve.
8. Blueair AllergyGuard Plus
The AllergyGuard Plus is made by Swedish company Blueair. It is one of many air purifiers they offer. However, this may be the ideal one to gift someone who wants clean air and has a large home or office. That’s because it covers nearly 800 square feet.
This air purifier uses smart device controls with Wi-Fi and an app that lets you control and schedule when the air purifier goes to work. The technology includes an electrostatic filter, particle filter, and activated carbon filter.
The AllergyGuard Plus has HEPA Silent Technology helps to remove nearly all airborne pollutants. The air purifier is available for purchase ONLY on Allergy Buyers Club here.
9. Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Pillow
Naturepedic has come out with an amazing pillow to help you and your spouse sleep better at night. The Naturepedic 2 in 1 Customizable Organic Pillow helps sleepers cool down at night. Like sleeping on a puff of cloud, this pillow sleeps cool and provides the support you need. Features a versatile 2-in-1 adjustable design for true personalized comfort.
10. Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-up Light
11. HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer
If you know someone who loves taking photos with their smartphone or tablet, then gift them with this portable printer so they can print their photos on papers or turn them into stickers. The Sprocket printer works through Bluetooth connectivity and an app to connect a mobile device for viewing, sharing through Google Photos, and printing photos.
12. Naim Audio Mu-so QB 2nd Generation Wireless Audio System
The Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation Audio System is a compact wireless speaker from a company that offers nearly 50 years of hi-fidelity sound. It’s made to work with Spotify, Chromecast, AirPlay2, Tidal, Bluetooth, and Internet radio. It can be controlled through an app for iOS and Android, including sound, clock functionality, and music playlists.
A new feature on this generation speaker is the intuitive interface. It offers 15 touch-sensitive buttons along with an illuminated volume dial and proximity sensor.
13. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera
For the techie who has a passion for photography, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII enables more advanced photography options without having to use a bulky camera housing. Instead, this is a pocket-sized camera that comes with a 24-200mm-equivalent ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens for enhanced shooting flexibility.
It has a BIONZ X image processor for fast shooting and UHD 4K video recording. The digital camera delivers incredible video performance along with a wide range of still options. The camera also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to share pictures and videos to a linked mobile device.
14. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is a ten-ounce mug that comes in various colors like black and copper. It has 1.5 hours of battery life located in the mug’s charging coaster that keeps a drink at an optimum temperature. Users will be able to choose the exact temperature they want by using Ember’s app. The app also has notification features and customized presets as well as auto sleep mode functionality.
The mug is made of stainless steel with a scratch-resistant coating. that makes it safe to hand wash. It’s ready for that techie who loves hot drinks like coffee, tea, and cocoa.
15. Link AKC Smart Dog Collar
Every techie with a fur baby will be sure to love this smart dog collar from Link AKC. The wearable device for pets allows the pet owner to track a dog’s location, monitor activity, and receive updated information via a phone app.
The app also pairs with the dog collar to create actionable, activity goals. The goals can be customized to match the dog’s age, breed, and size. Other features include a remote turn-on LED light, cloud storage for vet records, and health care reminders. The user can store data about the dog’s environment like temperature as well as record and share information about walks and other dog adventures.
16. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Another high-tech culinary idea is to introduce your recipient to the world of sous vide cooking. With a simple setup and easy-to-follow recipes found in the Anova Culinary app, gourmet meals are a breeze. The latest generation offers advanced sous vide technology to cook quickly and effectively. The device attaches to nearly every type of cooking pot.
A thoughtful touch this Christmas is that, through December 25th, Anova will donate one meal to children and families in need of every sous vide cooker sold directly from the company’s website. Knowing that you helped out someone this holiday makes this an extra special gift purchase.
17. Netgear Orbi WiFi System
A new WiFi system from Netgear called Orbi offers a way to enhance the WiFi experience. With a house full of tech users, this is a gift that keeps on giving. The home WiFi system uses trio-band mesh technology to create a stronger and faster connection for users.
That means no more lag time so gamers and streamers don’t become frustrated. It also takes care of those dead zones that most people have discovered in their homes where WiFi won’t typically reach. Best of all, it sets up in minutes and works with all major Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
18. Courant Multi-Device Wireless Charger
Another must-have tech product this year is a multi-device charger like this one from Courant. It offers wireless charging capability, charging two devices up to 10W (two times). Besides having a useful purpose, it just looks good. The designers had fashion in mind, using materials like pebble-grain Italian leather, high-grade matte aluminum alloy, and braided nylon cable.
The wireless charger has a five-coil charging service, non-slip construction, and has the ability to charge through most cases that are up to 3mm in thickness. It’s compatible with Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Google, Motorola, LG, and Blackberry devices.
19. LG Portable Full HD LED Smart Home Theater Projector
With the trend toward streaming more videos and movies from mobile devices, interest in home theater projectors have returned. Making it possible to add a projector is LG’s entrance into the entertainment tech market. Project videos, photos, and apps wirelessly from compatible mobile devices or laptops. This projector also pairs with compatible portable speakers, headphones or soundbars through Bluetooth connectivity.
The LG projector features full HD with up to 100″ screen size. It has a built-in battery for up to 2.5 hours of continual viewing. The projector also works with LG’s exclusive Smart TV platform to connect with premium content from the popular providers.
20. WearableX Nadi X Responsive Yoga Pants
One of the most unique tech products this year illustrates what’s possible in the growing niche of wearable technology. The yoga pants have embedded sensors. The pants provide guidance through vibration and accelerometers that are located around the hips, knees, and ankles. Also a first, the smart wearable clothing works in the washing machine and dryer on a gentle cycle. It works with an app from WearableX.
These smart yoga pants come in different colors and styles, including mesh, solid black, and other colors. There are versions of the smart yoga apparel for both men and women.
21. AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat
The AirUnleashed is for everyone who was disappointed with Apple canceling their AirPower product. Now, you can charge all your Apple devices — iPhone, AppleWatch, and AirPods — on one wireless charging mat.
Available in white or black, this charging mat offers a convenient way to keep all devices powered up and ready to use. The black version is a limited edition, so that could make a great gift for anyone that loves exclusive gadgets.
22. Bio Bidet Prodigy Smart Toilet
Bio Bidet offers a range of products for the home, including the Prodigy Smart Toilet. Packed with technology, this revolutionary smart toilet offers automatic open and close as well as a tankless design for more efficient flushing and water conservation. The toilet also features a seat sensor and night light so you can find your way in the dark without disturbing anyone else.
Each of these smart toilets adjusts to the user based on customized settings. It provides a range of features to make it a truly personal experience.
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