Shopping for your husband, your brother, or dad can be hard when it comes to tech. But it’s not impossible! If you’re looking to surprise the gadget-lover in your life for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place. From a new pair of headphones to record players, we put together some electronic gift ideas we feel are great in-demand options to get…or just to get the creative ideas going.
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Does he happen to travel often or like long listening sessions? the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 Wireless Headphones are a great gift. They come with noise cancelling technology that allows you to drown out any external noise and can listen to what’s most important – music!
Is he still using boring old cable? get him the new Amazon Fire Stick 4K. Not only can you stream your favorite movies and shows in 4K, you can also control your smart home gadgets from the Fire Stick voice remote. Just connect the stick into your TV, connect to WIFI and you’re all set.
Is he a workout buff? the Fitbit Versa smartwatch is a great piece of workout tech. A couple standout features is the heart-rate tracker and the ability to create personalized workouts for the user. If that’s not cool enough, this watch is also waterproof meaning if he sweats a lot or just wants to go for a dip in the pool, this watch will be able to handle it. To top it off, the Versa has interchangeable bands (which are sold separately).
Is he looking to start up a Vinyl collection? Grab him a record player! This is a cool little turntable with a vintage wood finish but brought up to the modern age with the ability to convert tracks into digital files with the included ION Audio EZ conversion software. It’s small enough that it won’t take up too much space and has an 1/8-inch Aux input to hook up to an external audio setup.
The all-new Amazon Echo Plus has a sleeker design and better sound quality over the 2nd generation speaker. It features 360 degree audio and comes in several different colors. If he’s been curious about smart home technology, he can get his start with the included Philips Hue bulb.
Is his smartphone game behind with the times? get him the new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. They both have crispy OLED Retina displays with minimal bezels and updated hardware making apps feel snappy! These phones both have dual camera setups, awesome stereo speakers, and waterproof bodies (for the clumsy ones out there). It is on the expensive side, however everyone deserves at least one splurge for the holidays.
With the Anker Powerwave wireless charging stand, he can now charge his smartphone while at his desk buried in work or by his night stand before bed. This charging stand has a non slip surface and fast charge capability but must have a phone compatible with fast charge like the iPhone X or Samsung S9.
Keep him clean shaven with an electric shaver! The heads of the shaver flex in 4 directions for an easy shave. The one touch open feature makes cleaning a breeze. To keep up the maintenance, the shaver has a small pop-up trimmer to maintain his mustache or trim his sideburns.
The last few years have shown the increase popularity in smart home tech. The Philips Hue starter kit is a great gift as a starting place to experience the world of smart tech. There are different starter kits to choose from offering different color and brightness settings. Set up is easy and can be connected to any Voice Assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. If voice commands aren’t his thing, not a problem! He can control settings straight from his smartphone.
There’s no doubt that drones are an expensive hobby to take up. Fortunately for him, this drone is affordable. Highly recommended as the starting point for beginners since it doesn’t have some fancy features higher end drones have (it makes the price more attractive though). This particular drone comes with a 4 megapixel camera that shoots video in 720p. As a bonus, it’s compatible with VR headsets enhancing the flying experience.
You can’t go wrong with video games. With different consoles showing off their strong offerings, any console will be a hit.
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that connects to your TV set and also turns into a handheld device. This console comes with a 6.2 inch screen and detachable controllers that support motion controls and HD rumble. Popular titles to pair with it are Mario Kart 8, Legend of Zelda: Birth of The Wild, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, and many more.
The Playstation 4 has two consoles currently; the PS4 Slim and its big brother the PS4 Pro. The Slim is the budget friendly option and great for those that are casual gamers. The PS4 Pro on the other hand is for the hardcore gamer who loves crispy graphics. For the best experience it’s best to play the PS4 Pro on a 4K TV with HDR. Around this time of year you can count on finding these consoles bundled together with a game saving you around $60. Game options to pick up with this console are Horizon Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2, Spiderman PS4, and God of War to name a few.
Last but certainly not least is the Xbox One. Like the Playstation console, this system also has two versions; the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. Same rules apply here. the Xbox One X is the Premium console that is best played on a 4K set while the Xbox One S is a budget friendly option.