In the old days, a cute sweater or a bouquet of flowers was enough to make someone happy. Today, however, people are looking for something a little more technical. With technology booming and constantly advancing, it’s no surprise that tech gifts are popular. From Fitbits to wireless ear buds, let’s take a look at 12 fun tech gifts that are currently on the market.
1. Charging Hub
Most people have more than two devices to charge at once, but the typical wall outlet only offers two charging slots. A charging hub saves space and lets you power several devices at once – all without having cords stretched all over the room. These charging hubs are typically portable, too.
2. Fitbit Blaze
For those who love to work out, the Fitbit Blaze is the newest smartwatch from the ever-popular Fitbit line. But this watch strays from the sleek, modern finish of the traditional Fitbits with a larger touch screen, not unlike the Apple watch. It also comes with swappable bands, so it’s easy to accessorize with every outfit.
3. Smart Lamp
Get a lamp that will sync with any smartphone so you can control the light no matter where you are. Many of these lamps can also change colors and dim to match the mood of the room.
4. iHome Alarm Clock
This spiffy alarm clock can be customized to fit the owner’s mood. It can change colors from red to yellow to green to blue to purple. It also has dual alarms and six FM radio presets. There’s a USB port that can charge your iPhone as well. The clock also functions as a speaker for your phone and can play music from your iTunes as your wakeup call.
5. Wireless Earbuds
Apparently, the next Apple iPhone will come without a headphone jack. Once this phone comes out, it will likely be the standard for all smartphones. Give a gift that’s ahead of the times with a wireless set of earbuds. These earbuds connect via Bluetooth, which means there’ll be no more shorted cords to worry about.
6. TV Streaming Box
Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and Apple TV are all great choices for TV streaming. They offer a variety of apps and streaming services for any HDMI capable televisions.
7. Amazon Echo
The newest gadget in smart home technology is the Amazon Echo. This voice-controlled device is advertised as a music player, but it can also read weather reports, check the news, update you on sports scores, and turn off your lights.
8. HDR Pro TV
When looking for a splurge gift for that special someone, try an HDR Pro, big-screen TV. HDR stands for high dynamic range, which means it can show your television images in a more realistic and dramatic way. It’s the newest technology in television.
9. Analog Smartwatch
Everyone loves smartwatches, but not everyone likes the look of them. For someone who prefers more of a classic style, choose a smartwatch that can sync phone calls, count steps, and monitor heart rate, but that looks like a classic analog smartwatch.
10. Texting Gloves
There are gloves specially designed to work with touch screens. This is a great gift for anyone who lives in a cold climate. They’ll no longer be forced to take their gloves off to answer a phone call or reply to a text.
11. Wooden Keyboard
Natural products are all the rage right now, and a wooden keyboard fits the bill. A wooden keyboard, like the one from Oree, not only looks great, but is also fully functional. It uses easily renewable resources rather than plastic, and can be customized with a special message carved into the back.
12. Pocket Scanner
For the busy, on-the-go entrepreneur, the pocket scanner is an ideal gift. It’s a small and compact scanning tool that can take images of a document with just a few swipes. It’s a handy tech gift that keeps on giving.