10 Must-Have Gadgets for Tech Enthusiasts
If you have a tech enthusiast in your life, these gadgets are sure to delight them. From cutting-edge smartphones to portable power banks, these innovative devices elevate everyday experiences and empower users to embrace a world of boundless possibilities.
Embrace the future of mobile technology with a flagship smartphone, featuring stunning displays, advanced camera systems, and lightning-fast processors. Or escape into a realm of pristine audio quality with noise-canceling headphones.
1. Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Watch Series 7 boasts a screen that’s 20% larger than last year’s model without making the watch noticeably bigger. It also offers new health and fitness tracking features, including a blood oxygen sensor and an ECG app.
This premium smartwatch also offers reliable and hiccup-free performance, new watch faces and complications, and fast charging that eliminates battery anxiety. It also comes with a range of motivational reminders.
2. Google Nest Hub
The second-generation Nest Hub, released in 2021, features a 7-inch display that floats on its base and a machine-learning chip that speeds up Google Assistant responses. It also has new Sleep Sensing capabilities that detect the smallest movements, such as the rise and fall of your chest while breathing, to assess your sleep quality.
From the Sunrise Alarm to a nonstop slideshow of your favorite photos to acting as a command center for compatible smart devices, this Google-powered device has it all.
3. High-Performance Smartphone
The best smartphone options for tech enthusiasts offer powerful specs and beautiful displays. They also deliver smooth performance without burning up the battery.
Look for a phone that offers at least four years of OS updates and five years of security upgrades. Choose Google or Samsung phones to get the most out of your device. For a gaming-focused experience, consider the Pixel 3 with its hardware shoulder buttons that mimic console controller triggers.
4. Wireless Earbuds
Effortless listening and hands-free calls, all while wirelessly charging your headphones. The earbuds fit well in the ears and feel comfortable. They offer superior noise isolation, support virtual assistants and feature a battery life of seven hours from the buds plus 28 hours from the case.
The third generation of Sennheiser’s flagship true wireless earbuds are a joy to listen to with outstanding sound quality and excellent comfort. The earbuds also include convenient controls for increasing volume, skipping tracks and making calls.
5. Razer Naga X Gaming Mouse
Put your arsenal at your fingertips with this wired mouse that offers everything from a 12 side action buttons to customizable RGB lighting. Razer Synapse 3 software makes it easy to remap buttons, set custom lighting effects and save profiles to maintain your preferred settings.
It also features a good click latency, high maximum polling rate and two slick PTFE feet for smooth sliding on your desktop.
6. Anker Wireless Charger
If you want to give your iPhone a wireless charging pad that works with Apple MagSafe, this one from Anker is worth checking out. It’s small and cylindrical but has a bit of heft to it, plus a raised ring of nonslip material.
It supports Qi-based devices, including Samsung phones that charge at boosted 10W speeds (not supported by the standard 5W for iPhones). The stand’s soft-touch finish and no-slip base keep it from sliding around on a desk or nightstand.
7. DJI Mini 2 Drone
Featuring a number of intelligent features, this lightweight drone is great for beginners. Five QuickShot modes – Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle and Boomerang – automatically take stylish video clips that can be uploaded to social media almost instantly.
DJI offers nifty panorama modes (Sphere, 180@ and 3×3) that stitch multiple photos into one, clear image. Timed shots are also possible. Additional accessories include a carrying bag, illuminated display case and pens for writing messages on the drone’s jog dial.
8. Samsung Frame
Samsung’s The Frame TV makes a bold statement in any room. It displays your choice of artwork or photography when “off”.
QLED technology provides stunning visuals. Its matte display eliminates glare, too.
Its smart motion sensors detect your presence to turn the TV on and switch to Art Mode; then it turns itself off when you leave. A slim-fit wall mount is included. Professional TV mounting is available for an extra $120 directly from Samsung.
9. Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth speakers allow you to wirelessly play your personal music library from any device without creating a mess with tangling wires. They also support built-in internet assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
Many Bluetooth speakers feature voice commands that let you skip songs, adjust the volume, and discover new playlists with a simple command. Some are also designed to be mounted and can include a carrying strap or carabiner clip.
10. Power Bank
A power bank helps you keep your gadgets charged, especially when your phone battery runs out at an inconvenient moment. These portable charging devices are lightweight and compact.
Look for a power bank that has USB-C and/or USB-A ports for maximum versatility. Ideally, the power bank should also be able to wirelessly charge your smartphone. It should also have a good amount of capacity for your needs.