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Our Review of the Best Tech Gifts of 2018

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When it comes to splurging on the best tech gift for that certain geek in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re in the market for a camera that pumps out photos in the palm of your hand, to a treat-tossing dog cam, we’ve searched high and low to find you some of the most fun, unique and useful tech gift giving ideas out there.

Why give tech gifts? Well, first of all they are great stocking stuffers, and are often much appreciated when given as grab bag gifts. For instance, what fitness enthusiast can resist the Fitbit Alta HR, or the Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch?  . Nothing excels as a last minute gift, as much as a tech gift. They are easy to find, and come in price ranges to suit most budgets.

Our Review of the Best Tech Gifts of 2018

To give you a good idea, here is a short list of some of the more affordable high tech gifts which would make perfect stocking stuffers or last minute gifts:

As you can see, there’s quite a few affordable, fun and useful tech gifts available on the market. Below, you can see the list we curated. There are tech gifts for those who love to cook, listen to music, exercise, even tech gifts for pets. Indeed, whatever your need or want, there is most likely a tech gift, just for you.

 

1.) Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard – Offering You a Powerful, Fast, and Smooth Ride

Boosted has developed a sweet short board, called the Boosted Mini X. The Mini is a keen seller, due to its high quality build and price point, one of the less expensive makes in the celebrated, Booster line. In fact, if you’re in the market for an easy to carry board, that can hit a top speed of 20 mph, as well as travel up to 14 miles on a single charge, this 29.5 inch mini is definitely the one for you. Features include a Deep Dish composite deck, dependable braking, three ride modes, and nice, soft Lunar 80mm wheels and kick tail to help you make those tight 90 degree turns. Powerful enough to easily take you up inclines, while nimble and swift enough to get you to class on time, it comes with an easy to use, ergonomic Bluetooth remote control for handling your speed. Is the boosted Mini X not quite what you were looking for an a motorized skateboard? Then make sure to check-out this great list of great electric skateboards.

 

2.) Polaroid’s 2-in-1 Instant Camera and Printer – Gorgeous,Colorful Photos Instantly

If you thought Polaroid had tossed in the towel a few years ago, we’ll not quite. Polaroid has unveiled it’s newest tech gadget, and it’s quite awesome. The Mint 2-in-1 is an instant camera that is made to print out a hard copy of the image, right then and there. This 16 megapixel digital camera comes with a 256GB MicroSD card, a built-in selfie mirror, timer, and auto LED flash. When it comes to printing, just select the image, choose a filter, and press the magic button, and you’ll get your very own, high quality ZINK print. If you like this idea, but prefer to use your smartphone, know that Polaroid also sells a Mint Pocket Printer which pairs with your smartphone and produces 2 x 3 inch photos in under one minute.

 

3.) Sharper Image Pocket Video Drone – Enjoy Streaming Video as it’s Happening

Sharper Image has always been known as releasing some of the most enjoyable and unique gifts on the market, and this is no exception. The Sharper Image Pocket Video Drone offers fun for the entire family, as both adults and kids will have a blast with this durable and tough Pocket Video Drone. Easy to control via it’s smartphone app, you’ll get fabulous First Person Views (FPV), as you stream the videos as they are being taken. This portable drone folds up easily for storage in your book bag, purse or tote. Due its compact size, you can fly your drone inside as well as out. It comes with 3 speeds: 30, 60 and 100 percent, is capable of performing 360 degree rolls and flips, and can travel up to 98.4 feet.

 

4.) Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker – Expert Espressos, Every Time

This is a sweet, compact espresso maker by Nespresso that can turn any novice into a coffee aficionado. Designed to give you the perfect cup of espresso or lungo, it utilizes espresso pods or capsules, so each cup is pure perfection. The thermoblock heating element means you’re preheating time is a fast 30 seconds. Features include a folding drip tray, 19 bar high pressure pump, LED water level detector, and an auto-power off feature. This mini espresso maker can hold up to 10 pods, and can have your espresso ready for you in just 25 to 30 seconds time. Due to it’s size, it’s a perfect fit for most kitchen counter tops and works well apartments or dorms.

 

5.) View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack – Affordable Virtual Reality Experience from View Master

View Master has been responsible for creating enjoyable viewing experiences for young and old alike, for decades. This View Master VR Start Pack contains everything you’ll need to become completely immersed within a 360 degree viewing paradise. All you have to do is place the View Master up to your eyes and move your head around. With each movement, the scenes changes just as if you were really standing and looking around, in real life! This viewer is compatible with Google Cardboard and smartphone devices. All you need to do is simply download the app and within minutes, you’ll be well on your way to enjoy an immersive, virtual reality experience!

 

6.) Kodak DLP Cube Mini Portable Projector – Enjoy Big Screen Adventures Indoors or Out

If you’ve never heard of mini projectors, then you’re in for a treat. These little mini marvels of technology allow you to enjoy 1080 pixel, High Definition images, gaming or video up to a 100 inch maximum screen size. Excellent for sitting in bed and projecting your favorite film on your wall, or watching movies outside, late at night, this versatile little workhorse can basically do it all, and do it easily with up to 2 hours of play back time on a single charge. For that extra bit of stability, a durable tripod is included with the purchase. As for audio, you get a powerful, 1.5 watt speaker. This mini projector from Kodak comes complete with an easy to use remote control, USB, HDMI, MicroUSB and 3.5mm auxillary inputs. No extra software is required.

 

7.) Hydro Beat Bluetooth Wireless Portable Waterproof Shower Radio

Feel like immersing yourself in your fav beats while you enjoy a nice, warm shower? Then the Hydro-Beat Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Portable Waterproof Shower Radio is for you. This shower radio is shock resistant, dust proof, and waterproof with an IPX7 rating, which means it will function even after being submerged in water. This little gem even floats, so it’s perfect for pool activities, boating, and camping. The range of this Bluetooth wireless 4.0 shower radio is around 24 feet. The colorful, rhythmic illumination is provided by 10 LED mood lights which you can set to either one color or allow the colors to scroll naturally. This shower radio comes with an integrated microphone for calls, an FM radio, and an attachable suction cup for added versatility. As for battery power, listen for up to 6 hours on a single charge.

 

8.) Yoozon Wireless Bluetooth Extendable Selfie Stick – Take Your Best Selfies Ever

Selfies are not only fun, but they provide you with a photographic record of your life, and with the Yoozon Selfie Stick, you’ll be able to take great selfies by exercising more control over the process. The Yoozon is a nifty travel companion, as it’s lightweight and easy to set up, extending from 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches with a 360 degree rotation capability, and a range of 10 meters. Compatible with most smartphones the Yoozon’s durability is guaranteed by it’s space aluminum alloy and non-slip rubber construction.

 

9.) Ocean Wave Light Projector – Let Delicate Waves of Color Embrace You

The perfect way to help lull you to sleep after a long, hard day could very well be just a few clicks away, with this Ocean Wave Light Projector by Abco Tech. This stylishly designed, light projector can make any event special. Whether you want to create a delicately lit atmosphere for that once in a life time romantic dinner, use for a child’s party, take a nice, warm bath, or simply to relax in front of the television. This projector comes with 7 colors, 12 LED beads, 8 modes, and an integrated music player. Other features include 3 automatic off timer options, as well as being able to swivel at the base.

 

10.) Furbo Dog Camera – Love Your Dog, From Near or Afar

Whether you are dealing with a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, or simply want to become a better owner, you can’t do better than the Furbo Dog Camera. Recommended by over 5,000 veterinarians and professional dog trainers, the Furbo works by tossing a treat to your dog, as prompted by your smartphone app. Easy to use, all you have to do is fill it with your pets favorite treats, and the party soon begins! Features include a 1080 pixel, High Definition Camera that comes with night vision ability. Observe your pet via live streaming video using a 160 degree, wide angle lens with a 4x zoom.

 

11.) Bluetooth Music Headband – Comfort and Warmth with the Convenience of Bluetooth

Headbands are a great accessory to add to your favorite fitness routine. Not only are they fashionable, but they provide your head with warmth, as well as handle any excess sweating. This Bluetooth Headband does all of that and more. Utilizing Bluetooth V4.1+EDR Technology, this one size fits all fitness headband comes with an integrated microphone so you can handle any important calls, or listen to your favorite tunes while exercising, which works well for those of you who find earphones uncomfortable during exercise. This Yoga style headband operates for up to 5 hours on one charge, is designed not to slip during exercise, has a range of 33 feet, and the slit in the back allows you to remove your Bluetooth device so you are free to wash your headband.

 

12.) Motive Fitness Ring – Stylish, Fashionable Fit

A classic gift for the fitness fiend in your life, the Motiv Fitness Ring. This ring is exceptional in both style and overall function. With the Motiv, you can easily keep track of your heart rate, calories burned, sleep monitoring, and steps taken. This waterproof ring is constructed from ultra light titanium and can run for up to 3 days on one charge. As for sizing, you first receive a sizing set so you will be properly fitted, after which they’ll ship out your fitness ring. This wearable comes in 7 sizes, full charge takes only 90 minutes, and works with its Motiv app. The Motiv app exhibits your daily activities, and is compatible with Apple Health, Google Fit, Amazon Alexa, Pear Sports, and much more.

 

13.) Panasonic Virtual Reality Headset – Immerse Yourself in Another Reality

Pansonite Virtual Reality Headsets are a fabulous way to find yourself discovering worlds in a whole new way, right from the comfort of your home. Use this VR headset for games, imagery and videos. As for audio, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of vibrant, spacious sound due to the integrated Spatial Audio Drivers. When it comes to viewing, you are an immediate witness to a 360 degree experience, accompanied by a nice, wide 110 degree field of view. This unit is compatible with smartphones with a screen size of 4.7 to 6.0 inches, comes with two ventilation holes to allow for air flow, and is super easy to focus both your Pupil and object distance. Another nice feature are the high definition Aspheric Lenses, which help to prevent eye fatigue while giving you an outstanding virtual reality experience, while your smartphone is held snugly in place by the Velcro Cellphone Holder.

 

14.) QIAYA Selfie Ring Light – Perfectly Lit Selfies

The QIAYA Selfie Ring Light has many devoted followers, and it’s easy to see why. The QIAYA is designed to give you the ultimate in Selfie Photography. No more will you have to depend on fiddling with filters, or looking for just the right spot in order to give you the most flattering image. Instead, the battery powered Selfie Ring Light by QIAYA creates a gentle, soft, diffused lighting effect via it’s circular design. Features of this lightweight, easy to carry light ring include a dimming option with three levels from which to choose, no matter what time of the day or night. Easy to use, simply place it on your smartphone, and click away! The diffused lighting will work to create a softness to your features, eliminating harsh shadows. Instead, it works to highlight you and while leaving the area behind you in darker tones.

 

15.) Tile Pro – Locate Your Lost Valuables with Ease

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s the little things that matter most, and that saying certainly rings true when you misplace your phone or car keys. In our busy lives, misplacing things is common, and cannot be helped. That’s why the Tile Pro is such an excellent stocking stuffer for that busy guy or gal in your life. With the Tile, you’re able to locate your phone, your keys, and even have access to Tile Pro Community Find, an app which allows other Tile members help you out. Built to last, you’ll find that this little, durable lost and found friend to be an invaluable addition to your or a loved ones daily life.

 

16.) MIFAVOR Mini Air Purifier – Breath Fresh Air Whenever and Wherever You Are

Personal air purifiers are a great way to always have access to fresh smelling air wherever you go with no harsh chemicals. The MIFAVOR Mini Air Purifier can be worn as a necklace around your neck, and functions to help reduce the unpleasant odors of tobacco, cooking, pet odors, as well as help lower bacteria, all by giving off high anions which freshen the air you breathe. This unit operates up to 30 hours on one full, 4 hour charge via USB. This is an ultra quiet, light weight device that is designed to not get in the way of your everyday activities. A great addition for those on your gift list who love to frequent the gym, but detest the odors associated with working out. Also perfect for those who commute every day using public transportation, and wish to keep the air around them fresh smelling.

 

17.) Anker PowerCore 13000 – Powerful, Dependable and Compact

 

The Anker PowerCore 13000 is the ultimate when it comes to portable phone chargers. This power bank comes with a PowerIQ which identifies the device, VoltageBoost Technology which guarantees quick, powerful charge, is compact and easy to slip into your school bag, pocket or purse. You get two high speed USB ports, a micro USB cable, and a handy travel pouch. All of this power is contained within a durable outer casing with a stylish, matt finish that’s designed to withstand the bumps and thumps of every day activities. Never be without power with the Anker PowerCore 13000.

 

18.) Verilux CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand – Kill Germs,Bacteria and Allergens While on the Go

No matter if it’s a daily commute or a two week vacation overseas, traveling means coming in contact with a variety of germ ridden surfaces. The CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Travel Want takes care of all that by killing up to 99 percent of germs on the chosen surface, including H1N1, MRSA and E-Coli. Not only that, but it also kills bacteria and common allergens using its advanced UV-C Light Technology. When not traveling, keep this unit in your kitchen, bathroom, children’s room or even by your gaming controllers. At 10.4 x 1.5 inches, it’s easy to stash in your overnight bag, briefcase, purse or tote.

 

19.) Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale and Recipe App – Make the Perfect Cocktail Every Time

 

if you love to entertain, you’ll find this the perfect answer to creating the perfect drinks. The Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale and Recipe App, wireless, uses Bluetooth 4.0 to ensure each and every ingredient is just right, simple add each liquor until you hear an alert, stop and add the next. This unit is designed to be compatible with a variety of devices, from smartphones to Android tablets. Included in the app are 400 plus cocktail recipes, as well as an option to add your own. You are free to place a single serving glass on the scale, or an entire pitcher, and the scale will simply ding when it’s time to add the next beverage. Your purchase includes the wireless Stainless Steel Perfect Drink Pro Scale, a stand for your mobile device, and a 750 milliliter cocktail shaker. This scale is also compatible with the Perfect Bake Pro app.

 

20.) iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers for Small Dogs – Fun for Dogs,Indoors or Out!

Little Dogs love to chase tennis balls, and the iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher takes all the work out of it for you. What’s nice about this iFetch model, is that it is just made for dogs with smaller mouths by using mini tennis balls. Easy to use indoors or out, you can adjust the tossing distance from 10, 20 to 30 feet. This family owned and operated business has been keeping dogs and their owners healthy and happy for years, winning the prestigious “Best in Show” award at the worlds largest pet industry trade show. Dependable, reliable and so much fun!

 

Conclusion

There you have it, some of the best tech ideas of 2018. We based our choices not only on consumer satisfaction, but usefulness as well. Each of our choices perform a task that a certain someone in your life will appreciate, so you know it won’t end up in a drawer after it’s opened. For instance, if you’ve a traveler in your life, then the portable sanitizer from Verilux and wearable air purifier from Mifavor will do nicely. For those of you with a desire to entertain, will enjoy the Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale. The best tech gift, is one you know they’ll use. In fact, that’s the best thing about tech gifts, they are the gift that keep on giving, all the year long.

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