Gifts for Techies – a Trove of Amazing Ideas
Buying gifts can be tricky, but finding the right present for a tech-lover is made easy by the never-ending release of new and increasingly mind-blowing gadgetry. These 10 tech gifts are the most popular of a huge selection currently available, with something to suit all ages and interests.
WHILE buying a great gift for that special someone in your life can be quite fraught, if the intended recipient is an enthusiast for technology, you are in luck. There is not only a plethora of great gifts emerging from and geared towards people in the tech sector, but also across a diversity of areas of interest, from music to photography. No tech enthusiast would be unhappy with at least one of these gifts for techies.
1. Amazon Echo
The new Amazon Echo plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice. The Amazon Echo will also answer your questions, read you everything from audiobooks to the news, and traffic reports. A fantastic gift for techies of any stripe!
2. Polar Balance Connected Smart Scale
The healthy tech fans in your friends circle will appreciate the final entry on our list of gifts for techies. The Polar Balance Connected Smart Scale is not only a personal scale; it also links with the Polar activity tracker and an iPhone app in order to keep track of weight, activity and personal health. The app allows you to set goals and measure Body Mass Index.
3. Fitbit Charge 2
Fitness tracker Fitbit has all you could need for your exercise routine. With a heart rate monitor, multi-sport modes, guided breathing sessions and interchangeable bands, it’s enough to make even the most meticulous become fitness fanatics.
4. Roku Ultra
Capable of stunning 4K and HDR picture quality, the Roku Ultra is one of the best new streamers on the market. It gets you to your favorite shows quickly, with smooth and responsive navigation through popular channels.
5. Samsung Gear VR
Virtual Reality is the most talked-about technology at the moment, so if someone you know has a Galaxy, you’ll get major brownie points if you gift them a Samsung Gear VR. This headset works with most Galaxy phones to deliver incredible 3D graphics for watching video, playing games or communicating with friends.
6. Photojojo iPhone Lens Set
Although taking photos from your iPhone is easy and convenient, it doesn’t allow the flexibility or creativity that a good camera would. This lens set from Photojojo gives users more options for their photography, with six different lenses that attach magnetically to any phone. The set includes macro, wide angle, fisheye, super fisheye, polarizer and telephoto lenses.
7. Caeden Linea No. 10 Wireless Headphones
With headphones, it can be difficult to balance great sound quality with sleek aesthetics. The Caeden Linea No. 10 Wireless headphones deliver both, making them the perfect gift for the music-loving fashionista in your life. They come in three different colour combinations and their Bluetooth wireless feature makes them ideal for use while working out.
8. Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer
3D Printing is an incredibly exciting technology, but high prices can keep many people from accessing it. This slightly more affordable option from Pirate 3D would make a lavish gift for a creative friend. The Buccaneer claims to be the easiest 3D printer in the world to use and can make virtually anything out of PLA plastic.
9. Sonos Play:5 Speaker
The Sonos Play:5 is an incredibly intelligent speaker that would make a great gift for any audiophile. Trueplay tuning adjusts the sound for the room and music, while the Sonos app allows the user to control all music and streaming services. The speaker comes in black and white and features six custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers.
10. Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer
Most people keep their images stored solely on their devices, so physical photos have become somewhat of a novelty. The Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer integrates with smartphone to print digital photos on fun sticker-back film. The printer doesn’t use ink cartridges or ribbon, taking the hassle out of printing.
11. Luckies Smartphone Projector and Speaker Set
If you’re looking for a gift the tech-lover in your life will appreciate, but hoping not to break the bank, this may be the one for you. The Luckies Smartphone Projector and Speaker set allows users to create an at-home cinema with surround sound. It features up to 8x magnification and 40 hours of playback.
12. 3Doodler Pen 2.0
The 3Doodler Pen is a great gadget which allows you to draw in 3D. Of all the many gifts for techies, there couldn’t be one that’s more appropriate for someone who is crafty or artistic. They’ll love it for creating decorations, keyrings, badges and small models. Cartridges come in 67 different colours and there are infinite amounts of stencils available for free posted by the online community.
13. Earin Wireless Earbuds
Earbuds allow listeners to appreciate sound in their ear canals, but for a long time they weren’t available in wireless models. The Earin Earbuds allow listeners to work-out or go about their daily lives unfettered by wires or a bulky headset. One of the best and most discreet gifts for techies, Earins come with an integrated case and charger, that is small enough to fit in your pocket. Although the price tag is hefty, these are one of the most discreet and powerful gifts for techies.