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Surprise and delight your technology-loving husband with these innovative, entertaining and useful gifts.
I’ll admit, I’m not an early adopter when it comes to technology. I like to wait and make sure the market approves of any new tech products before I make the investment. However, once it is clear there is a new hit on the scene, I’m all in. From computers to games, if it’s going to make my life easier or more fun, let’s do it. This gift guide features a variety of those “hits” so you don’t have to worry about disappointing your tech-loving husband with a dud.
If you don’t already have a smart speaker in your home, what are you waiting for? I use them for everything and they have significantly improved my life. “Alexa (or OK Google) what is the weather today? How long will it take for me to get to work? Remind me to water the plants at 7 PM. How do I make chicken piccata? Play Christmas music”. Forget looking at your phone or searching online, just ask the question and get your answer. Both of these smart speakers are super affordable and make the perfect gift. To get an in-depth look at the Google Home and learn about 100 amazing things you can do with it, check our recent review. To purchase either of these great products, follow these links: See more details on Amazon Echo or Google Home.
Tired of turning the lights on and off by hand? Wish you could just tell your lights to “shut off” and they would kindly oblige? Well now you can with this smart bulb from TP-Link. It easily syncs up with your Google Home or Amazon Echo so you can use your voice to turn it on, off, and dim. It makes a great gift from someone looking to make their home more connected. To get more information and see this smart bulb in action, check out our full review here. If you are looking to purchase, you can get it on Amazon through this link: See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
I used to be one of those “I like to hold the book” people and I totally get that. But one winter recently I was packing for a vacation in the Caribbean with no plans other than sitting on the beach, eating, drinking and reading. I didn’t want to get weighed down with a bunch of books in my suitcase so I decided to try out the Kindle. Much to my delight, it was awesome. Absolutely no glare or strain on the eyes, high-resolution display, and built-in adjustable light. The battery lasts weeks on a single charge, it’s lightweight and, best of all, you have access to unlimited books that you can either buy or rent for free with a public library card. I went from barely ever reading to reading all the time thanks to the convenience and accessibility of the Kindle. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive
Ok, not the flashiest tech gift but who couldn’t use extra storage. Yes, the cloud is great and everyone now backs up their photos in Google Photos or iCloud, but with a security breach happening somewhere every day, it’s nice to have a place to store files that you know with 100% confidence nobody can hack. This hard drive is a best seller because it is easy to use, you just plug it into your USB drive, it’s reliable and it comes in 1, 2 or 4 terabyte sizes at different price points. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
For a very low price you get a speaker that is water resistant, stylish and portable (under 10 ounces), connects over Bluetooth in seconds and most importantly delivers crystal clear sounds without distortion even at maximum volume. Great gift for anyone who likes to jam out around the house or outside. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Beats Solo Wireless On-Ear Headphones
If music is your thing, in addition to the Bluetooth speaker above, you’ll want to check out these Beats Headphones. There is a reason Apple bought Beats for billions of dollars, they are the best. Premium playback and fine-tuned acoustics for crystal clear sound, 40 hours of battery life, multifunction on-ear controls and adjustable fit with comfortable ear cups make these the perfect everyday headphones. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
GoPro HERO6 Black
The GoPro HERO6 Black is designed to be ultra durable and withstand extreme conditions including water, snow, and heat. It is the ultimate action camera and will tell your adventure story better than anything on the market. Don’t take my word for it, go to YouTube and search for GoPro videos, you will be amazed. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
This gaming console won’t help shed that extra winter weight but it will certainly keep you amused with spectacular graphics, enhanced gameplay, and extraordinary entertainment. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Mpow Bluetooth Receiver, Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Car Adapter & Bluetooth Car Aux Adapter
Turn your car speakers into a Bluetooth enabled entertainment system. Simply plug this adapter into your car’s aux port and enjoy music and hands-free calling through the Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. A simple but awesome gift to transform those boring commutes into enjoyable rides. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Holy Stone Drone with 1080p Camera
A drone, what more needs to be said. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
This webcam from Logitech will enable crystal clear web chats and video conferences as if you are right in the room together. It offers full HD resolution, dual stereo mics with auto noise reduction, universal tripod laptop clips and much more. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
For the aspiring photographer out there, if you want to take great photos, you need this 60 inch, lightweight tripod. It features a 3-way head to allow for the best angles, quick-release mounting, extends from 25 to 60 inches and is compatible with almost all video, digital, still, GoPro cameras and smartphone adapters. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
This mobile printer makes life easy and allows mobile printing from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. It features laser quality text and brilliant color and also serves as a copy machine, scanner, and fax. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Samsung Electronics 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
I remember when flat screen TV’s used to be considered a luxury item. Nowadays, high-quality TVs are more affordable than ever. There are tons of options out there but, based on my experience, Samsung’s are the best. A super high 4K resolution, smooth action on fast-moving content, dimming technology, and built-in Smart TV technology which gives your TV wireless easy access to watch all your subscription content e.g. Netflix, HBO GO, Amazon Video etc. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.