Top Tech Gift Ideas for Any Type

Another holiday season is upon us, and there has never been a better time to give the gift of tech. And who wouldn’t love a snazzy, new piece of technology? There are so many incredible gadgets at our fingertips that give you a plethora of options for checking off everyone on your list.
Here are some top picks for any type:

For the Student: Lenovo Y7000

Combining speed, power, and a sleek appearance, the Lenovo Y7000 is a fantastic machine for any computing need – whether it’s researching, gaming, surfing, entertainment, and much more. It comes with a 15.6″ screen with a sharp anti-glare display, several USB ports, an HDMI port, and 128 GB storage. Its battery life is up to five hours, making it a perfect gift for any hardworking student in your life. ($1,155)

For the Tidy-Upper: eufy RoboVac

While Rosie the Robot-type machines a la The Jetsons may not be in our immediate future, having a robotic vacuum comes pretty close. The eufy RoboVac boasts strong suction and cleans for up to 100 minutes before needing a charge. The compatible apps lets you set a schedule, send alerts, or even locate the robot’s whereabouts. It even syncs with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-enabled usage. ($219)

 

 

For the Music Lover: Denon Envaya 

Don’t let the compact size of this speaker fool you, it has the power and sound quality to fill a room. Although it measures about 8″ long, it packs a portable punch, and is waterproof and dustproof making it a great accompaniment on any adventure. ($149)

Safety 1st HD Wi-Fi Baby Monitor Camera with Sound- and Movement-Detecting Audio Unit

For the New Parent: Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor

The newborn stage is filled with anxiety, but calmed with reassurances. And those reassurances come with a reliable and crystal-clear baby monitor that lets you peek in on when the baby is sleeping, babbling, and rolling around in the crib. The handy app enables parents to check in to their hearts’ desire. The Audio Parent Unit has a 12-hour rechargeable battery and also facilitates two-way talk. ($199)

 

For the Furry Parent: Furbo

Being away from your pet is never fun, but the Furbo makes it a breeze to check in. The handy corresponding app lets you see what your pet is up to, as well as give your furry friend verbal reassurance. The best part is being able to launch kibble directly from the app, providing joy to everyone involved. ($169)

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For the World Traveler: Pocketalk

Anyone who travels to a new country benefits from being able to speak the language. And if that’s not an option, then Pocketalk is your next best thing. This two-way translation gadget makes conversation much easier. You speak into it and it will instantly translate and emit it in the preferred language. Amazing, or as Pocketalk would say, incroyable. ($249 or $299 with a SIM card included)

 

For the Recipe Tester: Instant Pot

The Instant Pot has been a fan favorite for years for its ease-of-use and ability to cook food fast. But the newest addition to its product line is a model that features Smart WiFi, enabling you to cook from the comforts of your mobile phone. This 6-quart pot syncs with an iOS or Android device, giving you the power to cook, schedule, and monitor how your delicious stew, soup, roast, chili (and much more) is doing. ($149)

 

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For the TV Lover: Philo

For TV enthusiasts who want the variety of today’s networks but without the high cost of preset cable packages, Philo is a great streaming option. It works on any device (computer, TV, mobile, TV Everywhere) and features channels like Comedy Central, A&E, Food Network, Hallmark, AMC, NICK, HGTV, Lifetime, OWN and many more (no sports, though). It’s a great complement to other media packages you may subscribe to by letting you hold onto your favorite cable networks. ($99 for six months)

For the Artist: Buddha Board

While this isn’t a tech gadget, it is a perfect option for someone who wants a little break from technology. Drawing on the Buddha Board will bring anyone to a zen-like state and calm the mind. Simply use water to paint on the elegant board and watch the design emerge immediately in a graceful and elegant brushstrokes. The water evaporates, giving each user a clean slate to create another masterpiece again. ($34.95 for large; $14.95 for mini)

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