What Are The Best Tech Gifts For 2020:

In a relationship with a tech lover and thinking about the best tech gifts to impress them, here’s the list to help you out.

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In today’s modern world when technology rules the world you can’t impress a

tech

lover or tech gadget freak with generic gift cards. If you are thinking about buying some gadgets or

tech gifts

on their birthday or any other special occasion but are confused about what to buy then this article will surely help you to get the perfect tech gifts.

Irrespective of whether you yourself are or are related to someone who loves technology, or you are dating or married to a gadget guru, the truth is, they deserve a lot more than just a generic gift card.

What with a plethora of technological innovations on the table, selecting the best of the best for whoever you are shopping for can seem like an enormously daunting task.

But you don’t have to do that anymore, we’ve done the heavy lifting for your here, from selecting the fanciest point-and-shoot digital camera that money can buy to yoga pants that are capable of guiding you through your downward dogs and morning flow, these are the latest and greatest tech gifts that money can buy.

We know that with ever-evolving

technology,

a new gadget comes in the market almost every day. Choosing the right tech gift can be a daunting task, especially if you yourself are not much interested in technology. Go through the list of the latest and greatest tech gifts and buy the best one.

IVY Wireless Mini Photo Printer

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This amazing Canon’s IVY wireless mini photo printer comes in rose gold, mint green, and slate gray. It helps photographers to take very professional print 2x3-inch photos that too with peel and stick backing directly from your smartphone.

Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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If your loved one is very fond of coffee but hates drinking cold coffee then this Temperature Control Smart Mug is the best tech gift for them. This very smart and sleek mug keeps your coffee or your drink at the exact temperature you wish to for at least an hour and a half on a single charge.

Smart Dog Collar

This good-looking dog collar will not just make your favorite pooch healthy and happy, but this collar comes complete with a GPS tracker and an activity monitor. So track your pet’s health and keep track of them, both at the same time.

Airwrap Styler

Priced at $499 this highly coveted hairdryer which is also a styler was one of the biggest beauty launches of 2019. This gadget is mighty for all those women who take hairstyling seriously. It has the ability to slash drying time on even the thickest hair while also volumizing, smoothing, and even adding bombshell curls. This already has all the ladies swooning, doesn’t it.

FootB3D™

This made on request item is tailored to your feet using the Casca App. Now, that already is making us feel great about everything. The cutting edge tech from Casca makes advanced insoles (for their shoes, of course) through an app. That allows you to basically send a 3D foot scan to 3D-printing technology for a precise fit that is unique to your foot. This for some reason feels like the perfect mix of tech and luxury.

Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Is this already getting that bile to work? This is a top-ranked, Bluetooth-equipped precision cooker that makes it easy to cook sous-vide like a pro. Now, wait, who doesn’t want that! It heats and circulates water in a pot, allowing you to cook meat, fish, vegetables, and more from edge-to-edge completely evenly. It can easily be the solution to all you one-pot meal nights.

Orbi Wi-Fi System

To combat the limited range of wireless routers, electronics companies are now offering improved WiFi systems that use "mesh technology" to blanket a whole home. This one is easy to set up and covers spaces up to 5,000 square feet. And unlike clunky range extenders, it offers the same fast speeds everywhere the signal reaches.

Multi-Device Wireless Charger

Keep al of your devices charged and ready with this handy wireless charging pad that's compatible with a wide range of phones and devices, including iPhones and Airpods.

Portable Full HD LED Smart Home Theater Projector

This projector is lightweight and portable enough to fit in a tote bag, but it still packs enough of a punch for a satisfying entertainment experience. Its combination of full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080) at up to 100-inch screen size, wireless connectivity, and a built-in battery add up to a mighty machine that will satisfy any movie lover.

Wine Preservation System

This is for all the wine-lovers, with this gadget you can pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. This one is surely here to change the way people drink wine. When it made a debut appearance a few years back, it was touted as one of the biggest game-changers in the area of food tech. Its latest innovations, screw caps ($29.95 for a pack of six) and an aerator ($69.95), make it even more appealing.

Alexa Built-in C9 Series TV

This gorgeous 55-inch OLED TV by South Korean tech titan, LG, features the Google Assistant and also works with the Amazon Alexa, so it can sync with your smart devices in addition to offering top-quality images.

Bolt Portable Charger

With the built-in Lightning and Micro-USB charging cables, the Jackery Bolt charger includes everything you need to revive a dead device. Its 6,000 mAh power reserve is enough to charge most smartphones twice.

Pro Rotating Curling Iron

If you take your hair routine seriously, you ought to have this. This cult-favorite beauty gadget promises flawless beachy waves with the touch of a button.

SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

This masterpiece from Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker's size Small enough to fit into a purse or pocket belies its power. The bass is surprisingly strong, and the waterproof speaker—which is available in black, bright orange, and midnight blue—offers six hours of play time from a rechargeable battery.

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV comes with support for 4K-resolution video, which has four times more pixels than standard HDTV—that means sharper, crisper content from sources like Netflix, which produces all of its original shows in 4K. It also supports high-dynamic range, which translates to higher-contrast video that brings things closer to how they look in real life.

Smart Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker

The first portable speaker from Sonos includes WiFi and Bluetooth, you can stream music on your network and then switch to Bluetooth when you take it on the go. The speaker's battery lasts for 10 hours of continuous play and its case is shock-resistant.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III WiFi-Enabled Digital Camera

Serious amateur photographers will appreciate the first compact digital camera from Canon to feature a large 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which offers incredibly quick autofocus—even for subjects in motion.

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones

For the frequent flyer that always ends up sitting next to a screaming baby, these noise-isolating headphones are a gamechanger. And the best part? They happen to look as good as they sound.

Fire TV Cube

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Fire TV Cube is a unique gadget that helps you to control all your favorite entertainment options and smart home devices including Alexa, cable, satellite, and other streaming channels by following your voice commands. This will be your single remote for all the entertainment and smart home devices.

Smart Mat

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This is the best tech gift for a gadget lover who is also a fitness freak. This plush, grippy Smart Matyoga will make you look stylish as you perform your asanas. Your workout will become much easier if you pair it with Amazon's Alexa. It listens to yoga flows with your simple voice command. That’s not all. Armed with unique interlocking, this Smart Mat is so smart that it rolls itself back up into a neat bundle once you're done with your yoga session.

Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

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You can control this robotic vacuum with a smartphone app. It finds its own specific routes and cleans around furniture moves into tricky corners, and goes underneath the couch. The best thing is that this intelligent Robot vacuum runs and cleans for up to 90 minutes and then automatically comes back to its docking station on its own to recharge itself. It is Alexa compatible too.

AirPods Pro

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This is the latest version of Apple's most loved wireless earbuds. You can interchange its soft tips and customize their fit. AirPods Pro comes with unique noise-canceling that lets you block everything out. Its transparency mode lets you hear the sounds around you.

GO 2 Posture Trainer and Corrector for Back

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This tech gift will help in improving the posture of your loved ones. This device though small in size is very efficient. Once you attach this posture trainer to your back it emits a vibration whenever you bend or slouch. This smart device can be synced with any smartphone health app to help you track your progress toward attaining a better posture.

Stroller Hook

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Stroller Hook is a mobile charging device that can charge up a phone multiple times. It can also be used as a bag hook for the stroller handle and can lift up to 25 pounds. Your tech-lover parent will definitely love this tech-gift.

GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush

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This smart toothbrush can be synced with a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Its smart AI technology gives you personalized feedback on whether you're brushing your teeth properly or not. It comes with a sleek travel case that charges both the brush and a USB device.

Meural Canva

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With Meural's smart frame you can display high quality and richly textured images from your art and photography collection. You can also choose from the Meural's library of 30,000 curated artworks. You can swipe through the numerous options available on your smartphone. Just wave a hand in front of the canvas itself and change the image on your phone screen. This also provides you information about the artworks on display in Meural Library.

Kindle Paperwhite

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Almost all the book lovers are fond of Kindle, their own digital library. Kindle Paperwhite can be the best tech gift for the bookworm in your life. It comes with the latest waterproof capability so that you can enjoy reading in the bath or while relaxing by the pool too.  

Okay, now that we know which are the trendiest tech gifts to give. I think, we should also take a look at which are the tech gifts that you should stay away from. The tech gifts that make you cringe. The tech gifts that are outright crappy, and are of no use to anyone, whether you are a tech-lover or not. 

Tech gifts that you must never give

Does anything feel better than opening a shiny gift wrapper and finding a box full of tech goodness? But, despite so many lists and suggestions doing the rounds, have you noticed that most people give you stuff that you either don’t need or like it, and you rather get stuff which is average rather below average. Well, it does sometimes feel that the logical part of the brain completely shuts down, or goes for a hike when you need to buy a tech gift for someone who you really love. But, these are a few gifts that you should never give to anyone even if you are scorn enemies:

Voice assistant speakers

You may have a good intention of helping the person out, but what if that person is just wrecking his brain over how to install it, and get it to function. Eventually, just gives up, or uses them for a first few days like an excited kid and then completely forgets about it and never touches it again. It is a vicious cycle.

Toys and games that work with an app

In the world where everything is enabled by an app, the trouble is sometimes setting it up can be a painful process and an experience which many may not like. Therefore, it is wise to stick to the non-digital, and less complicated, and more exciting version of any kind of toys or games.

Smart anything

Need we say, stay away from anything that screams smart because everything tech is anyway smart. Honestly, there is nothing like a smart coffee-maker, a smart umbrella, or a smart bag!

Earbuds

Are you cringing already? Isn’t this way too personal, to be given as a gift? First off, these need to be able to fit really well inside the ear, the fit and feel can be majorly off based on the ear canal size and the bass and treble are dramatically different in each product. Some are astonishingly terrible for the kind of music your gift receiver may want to listen to. Treat the inside of the ear as an off-limit space.

Cheap tablets

There is a term that perfectly describes what cheap tablets are and what they do. Craplets! Prices are at an all-time low and they seem like the perfect gift. Unfortunately, what you’re giving is a hazy screen, terrible touch screen, slow response to apps and horrendous battery life. There’s a reason why tablet usage is spiraling downwards and a cheaper version makes it even worse.

Off-brand fitness bands

First, gifting someone a fitness band is like gifting someone a deodorant (what’s the ‘hint’ associated with one?). Next, the fitness band is an idea whose time has come and gone. Almost all smartwatches do way more and look much better and are pretty low-priced. And most cheap fitness bands are notoriously inaccurate too.

There’s so much more. USB-powered anything (tacky and ugly accessories that are pure junk), digital photo frames (low storage, terrible screens, impossible to get your picture loaded), last year’s phones (yes, prices are super low but it’s a bit of a cheapskate thing to gift someone), garbage level entry laptops (bulky, poor build, terrible specs, horrible performance) and so many more.

While the world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve also compiled a list of essential work from home tolls that you need to stay connected. Whoever said, technology is a boon. A wave of tools will make the transition into a new normal seamless – or at least much easier than imagined. Video communications software has seen a drastic jump in usage – and for good reason. These tools allow all of us to hold meetings and conversations, and they are face-to-face. They are as follows:

  • Video conferencing tools
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Board Portal
  • Facebook Messenger Kids

Hope this list helps you in selecting the tech-gift for your special one. Happy gifting!

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