26 useful tech gifts you won't find on other lists
Forget the technology on all of those other hot holiday lists. Our guide goes off the beaten path to find gadgets that make the greatest gifts!
It’s the best-looking printer you’ll never see thanks to its compact design and cool covers. HP’s Tango works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to print documents and photos wirelessly. Easily prints from your smart device too. Plus HP’s Photo Creations software offers templates, custom fonts, borders and photo editing tools!
$150 | https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-tango-wireless-instant-ink-ready-printer-wisp-gray/6276400.p
Jooki is the smart player that lets kids choose and listen to music and stories with ToyTouch Technology. No yelling at this speaker is required… just the gentle touch of a friendly toy.
$199 | https://amzn.to/2PP9xbN
Maximize space on your next flight with this slim and compact universal device and cup holder. Forget having to use your tray table, the Air Hook lifts everything up and out of the way.
$22 | https://amzn.to/2D0AFCf
This state-of-the-art capacitive fingerprint sensor allows unlocking in under 0.8 seconds. It stores up to 500 fingerprints for multiple users. The adaptive algorithm means the lock becomes faster and more accurate with each access.
$99 | https://tapplock.com
The LectroFan EVO sleep sound machine uses state of the art technology to generate dynamic, realistic fan sounds, white noises, and ocean sounds to help block intrusive noises so you can relax, concentrate, and fall asleep easier.
$60 | https://amzn.to/2CXF1Kc
Now you can control you air conditioner from anywhere. Sensibo Sky is the adapter that allows your system to work with Alexa, Google Assistant or simply from your smart device. Turn your unit on and off so you’re never wasting energy. Best part, you don’t even need a screwdriver to install it!
$118 | https://amzn.to/2CYJWuk
When we say unique, this is what we mean. You wash your hands when using the bathroom. But what about your phone (and don’t try and tell me you’re not texting on the john)? Phone Soap uses UV light to disinfect your smartphone so that petri dish of a warm pants pocket is no longer a breeding grounds for bacteria.
$60 | https://amzn.to/2yrKgxF
Portable and foldable, the Swagger5S e-scooter collapses for easy storage in a trunk or closet (even beneath the seat on public transport). Cruise at up to 18 mph thanks to the 3 1/2-hour battery life. Includes cruise control, Bluetooth, iOS and Android connectivity.
$400 | https://amzn.to/2NWS1ko
ZEEQ Smart Pillow uses technology to bring you a restful night of sleep. Once snoring reaches your predetermined decibel level, the pillow gently vibrates for you to change sleeping positions. You can also fall asleep to music, audiobooks even meditation that only you can hear with no headphones required. Sleep analysis will track your rest and the smarty alarm wakes you up at the optimal time in your sleep cycle.
$150 | https://remfit.com
Print real pictures in a snap with the KiiPix photo printer. Just place your phone on top, push the button and turn the crank. The picture rolls out and you have a forever memory to keep or share. No batteries needed. It even includes filter options (which I know you love).
$40 | https://amzn.to/2yr6Zdy
Forged out of a single piece of high-grade aluminum for added strength, beauty, and the premium feel you expect. The Brydge 9.7 only weighs 18 ounces to keep mobility simple and light, and a quality texture and feel to match your iPad. Features backlit keys and 0-180 degrees of viewing angle and of course, Bluetooth functionality.
$100 | https://amzn.to/2q1jTu6
MOTIV MV5 Digital condenser microphone delivers convenient, high-quality plug and play audio capture for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices. Featuring three onboard DSP presets (Vocals, Flat, Instrument) that ensure optimal settings for capturing virtually any sound source. Ideal for everything from music to podcasting to audio for desktop video chats.
$100 | https://amzn.to/2S2yDpn
Mevo Plus transforms any event into a professional live production. Edit video in real-time and stream live to every major platform in up to 1080p. Or record in 4k! Built-in stereo microphones and video editing suite lets you zoom, pan and cut with ease, all from a single camera & app. Available for Android (6 or higher) and iOS (9.3 or higher).
$500 | https://amzn.to/2q3Qlf9
Cozy Phones are on-ear headphones with a “snug soft” fit and noise reduction. The fully flexible headband ensures a perfect fit for your little one, and a super lightweight, simple to wear design for kids. Volume limiting technology ensures the sound is always within 90dB levels, the recommended safe level for young children’s eardrums and inner ear.
$18 | https://amzn.to/2yr7ODa
The Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal takes convenience to a new level. It does more than map your home and vacuum for you, it automatically empties itself into an enclosed disposable bag that holds 30 robot bins. You don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time! The premium 3-Stage Cleaning System uses Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes and 10X suction to clean different floor surfaces throughout your home.
$949 | https://store.irobot.com/default/roomba-vacuuming-robot-vacuum-irobot-roomba-i7-plus/i755020.html
Control your music without lifting a finger. The multi-room smart speaker system is Alexa enabled. Simply tell Alexa what you want to hear and where you want to hear it.
$400 | https://amzn.to/2CWUtpP
Felix Gray glasses are the low-tech way to makes sure your screen time doesn’t do damage. By filtering blue light and eliminating glare, they create a better experience for anyone in front of a screen.
$95 | https://shopfelixgray.com
Whether in portrait or landscape mode, Belkin delivers the fastest charging speed to any Qi-enabled smartphone. (Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus / Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note9, Note8) Comes with a 5-foot cord and a 3-year warranty.
$55 | https://amzn.to/2PK7XIl
Helios touch is a modular, touch-sensitive wall light. Create any structure to suit your needs using the hexagonal magnetic tiles then simply turn on and off by touching. The interior architecture becomes the light source. Swipe the wall, illuminating the path of your touch for an engaging and tactile experience. Customize lighting levels to match the mood by only illuminating as many tiles as you need.
$179 | https://www.heliostouch.com
Stream more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes in 4k resolution. Plus, use the voice remote for easy commands. Find yourself staying up late to enjoy all the content? No problem! Remote headphones allow for private listening!
$70 | https://amzn.to/2CZ0YIT
With Amazon Alexa built-in, the Command Bar ushers in a new era of the much-loved smart assistant in the home, revolutionizing the home theater experience. The Command Bar offers a premium solution that produces loud, rich sound which is perfect for movie night or watching the Sunday Game.
$300 | https://amzn.to/2NWOd2D
The Luminoodle TV Backlight improves contrast ratios through a balanced white backlight. Watching TV in a dark environment affects the way our eyes react to light, and black looks more like gray. Turning on lamps in the room, however, results in glares on the TV screen. Illuminating your TVs background improves contrast levels by preventing grays and blacks on your screen from being washed out and even reduces eye strain! Plus, its USB powered so it plugs right into the back of the TV!
$19 | https://amzn.to/2D0KrEr
FABRIQ Chorus is a portable voice controlled Wi-Fi speaker that uses Amazon Alexa Voice Service to play music, set alarms and much more. FABRIQ Chorus is a standalone Alexa speaker and does not require an Echo or Dot. Using Wi-Fi, you can pair up to 10 FABRIQ speakers to create a multi-room audio system. Setup is easy and takes less than 5 minutes with the FABRIQ app. Bluetooth compatible too!
$100 | https://amzn.to/2CZmnBw
Forget rewiring the house for whole-home audio! These Lithonia LED Bluetooth speaker downlights fit in a 6 inch recessed fixture and not only each house a dimmable light, but also a built-in speaker that wirelessly links up to seven additional downlights, turning your home into the festive party or soothing oasis you've always wanted.
$112 | https://amzn.to/2q5RumL
USBC, HDMI USB… now you have easy access to all of them with this multi-port adapter!
$55 | https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-CMPAA-Type-C-Multi-Port-Adapter/56188430
More room to work… more room to play. The Viotek ultra-wide curved monitor is meant for the boardroom and the game room! This multitasking workhorse produces flicker-free video with superior color reproduction with amazing edge-to-edge ultra-wide QHD clarity in 2.5 times the resolution of other full HD monitors.
$499 | https://amzn.to/2qphCca