From must-have tech for the home office to nifty stocking stuffers, this 2018 tech gifts lineup offers a host of options to round out your holiday wish list. Whether you take the office on the road, seek after-work adventures or want to catch up on your favorite podcasts during a cold commute, there are cool and practical tech gifts here for you or someone special.
1. NetGear Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera
This wireless outdoor security camera offers excellent video, two-way audio, digital zoom, support for Amazon Alexa and more. Whether you maintain a home office or simply want to keep an eye on the home front while you work, this security system earns high marks.
2. Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
Every day, you type information on your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop, and even streaming devices. Touchscreens are convenient, but sometimes you need a good, old-fashioned keyboard.
Furthermore, the Logitech Bluetooth keyboard is portable, with backlit keys that automatically adjust to the light in the room. It can pair with multiple devices, allowing you to switch effortlessly from one to the other.
3. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The Surface Pro 6 is the latest version of Microsoft’s popular 2-in-1 laptop. Since the original Surface Pro appeared in 2012, the company has steadily improved the quality and features of this laptop/tablet hybrid. In addition, significant improvements over the 2017 version include a processor upgrade and dramatically improved battery life.
4. Rylo 360 Video Camera
Whether shooting video for a presentation or capturing your latest death-defying adventure, the Rylo 360 delivers. Built-in stabilization and an intuitive video editing app already made the Rylo a top choice for both 360 and standard video. Recent upgrades to the Rylo 360 software make this the action camera to buy this year.
In the spring, Rylo activated Bluetooth functionality, allowing users to operate the camera wirelessly. And as of November 2018, a free software update bumps resolution up to 5.8K.
5. Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
The Oculus Go represents the future of virtual reality. With no wires or phone required, this all-in-one headset is the perfect introduction to quality virtual reality. And it rings up at less than half the price of the next cheapest standalone VR headset, so you have money left over for stocking stuffers.
6. Roku Ultra and Roku Streaming Stick+
For 2018, Roku offers a handful of enticing options for streaming media. Both the Ultra and the Streaming Stick+ support 4K video, a must if you have a 4K HDR television. They tap into the same apps and content and offer voice remote.
Most users will find that the Streaming Stick+ provides everything they need. But for an extra $30, the Ultra includes Premium JBL headphones, ethernet and USB ports, gaming buttons and a remote finder.
7. Aftershokz TrekzAir Headphones
These innovative headphones use bone conduction technology to move sound waves through your cheekbones to your inner ear. Light yet durable, sweat-resistant and wireless, they are the perfect go-to tech for an after-work run.
With dual noise canceling mics, you can even take a call while you run marathons or scale mountains. And because the bone conduction technology leaves your ears open, you can hear oncoming traffic or animals.
8. Topple Bluetooth Beanie
Whether commuting on cold mornings or braving the cold to get a little exercise, the Topple Bluetooth beanie keeps your head cozy while delivering your favorite music or podcasts. Eight hours of playing time, noise cancelation and superior sound quality make this a perfect winter accessory.
9. Tile Pro and Tile Mate
Never lose your stuff with latest versions of the popular Tile Bluetooth personal item tracker. The Tile Mate and Tile Pro attach to key rings or purses and come with an easily replaceable battery. Hence, no more tossing the device when the battery runs out in a year! In addition, the Tile Pro features a significantly wider range and louder speaker than the original version.
10. SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Looking for a stocking stuffer? Try this top-rated flash drive. Choose from various capacities, from 16 GB to 256 GB. The drives come with encryption software so that you can password-protect sensitive information.
Tech Gifts for Everyone
According to the tech professionals at eMazzanti Technologies, the tech just keeps getting better and more affordable, too. So, whether you stick with a practical security camera to protect your deliveries or jump into an outdoor adventure wearing bone-pulsing headphones, the holidays have tech gifts for you and everyone on your list.
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