There is someone in our life who likes to constantly check for the latest gadgets. They can be particularly difficult to shop for, as they often buy the latest releases for themselves. I have been reviewing technical equipment professionally for over 10 years with him. Here are some of my favorite products to consider for my tech-centric friends and family.
For Apple fans on the go
3-in-1 travel charger with MagSafe
Travel packing often requires Medusa’s tangled cable head. Lightning cables for your iPhone or AirPods, USB-C cords for your Mac or iPad, charging cables for your Apple Watch, and more. . Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe Streamline cord clutter by combining wireless chargers for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods into one hub. The recipient can keep it in their travel bag (no need to worry about forgetting to pack the right stuff). It’s powered by the included 30W power brick and USB-C cable, and folds into the included felt case.
For jet setters and gym goers
ML300 Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver
Bluetooth headphones are convenient and can be paired with a variety of devices. However, some machines, such as in-flight entertainment systems and gym equipment, do not allow wireless connectivity.There 1Mii ML300 When plugged into the headphone jack, it will send an audio stream to your Bluetooth headphones. High sound quality and low latency keeps your video and audio always in sync. He can pair two headphones at once, and the ML300 can also be used as a receiver for streaming wireless audio from non-Bluetooth speakers.
For gadget-loving cooks
Once only found in Michelin-starred restaurants, sous vide has become popular with home cooks due to the inherent simplicity of the simple process of placing a vacuum-sealed plastic bag in a water bath to cook. is winning. This device keeps the water temperature constant so you can get the desired level of perfection without overheating. (Think perfectly medium-rare steak or juicy chicken.) I’ve tested at least 10 different sous vide tools, Breville’s Jules Souvide It is my favorite. It’s smaller than any other immersion circulator and requires less water. The corresponding app includes recipe presets and clear instructions. And most importantly, it maintains a constant temperature, an important function for food safety.
For frequent hosts
Hyperboom Portable & Home Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
A great party needs great music, and the bigger the party, the louder it needs to be. Ultimate Ears makes great Bluetooth speakers in a variety of sizes. hyper boomThe 17-pound behemoth is perfect for indoor gatherings and backyard parties. It’s loud and has plenty of bass, but the sound is tuned to sound good across the audio spectrum. .
for football fans
NFL pro era It feels like the inevitable video game we’ve been waiting for. Putting yourself in the shoes of your favorite team’s quarterback and playing drills and entire seasons of games is the first-ever NFL-licensed virtual reality experience. is a game, meta quest and soon PlayStation VR. Madden For example, you might find it fun to throw a TD pass to Gabe Davis using your VR controller while your opponent wears a Josh Allen helmet.
for vinyl collectors
Stream Carbon works with Sonos turntables
Connecting a record player to a Sonos audio system has been possible for some time, but it’s never been easy and always required hundreds of dollars of extra hardware.That’s why vinyl lovers will rejoice Victrola stream carbonis the first turntable with built-in native support for Sonos. After a quick setup using the Victrola app, you can stream vinyl to Sonos speakers just like Spotify or Apple Music.When Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge (the part of a record player that holds the stylus and converts grooves on records into audio signals), the carbon fiber and aluminum device is designed to sound as good as it looks.
for any type of athlete
apple watch series 8
of apple watch series 8,our Favorite fitness tracker, it only brings minor improvements to last year’s Series 7, but if the giftee is new to the world of the Apple Watch, or is still rocking something that’s more than a few years old, they think it’s impressive. In addition to an always-on display, workout and health tracking features, and app notifications, the model now offers ovulation-related temperature tracking and car crash detection. .If you want to save money, the new version of Apple Watch SE, which has almost the same functionality, but has a smaller screen and is not always on.Rugged Titanium for Adventurers apple watch ultra It’s designed to withstand the elements, including a larger screen, longer-lasting battery, brighter display, more accurate GPS, and water resistance up to 100 meters.
For design lovers
Elements Wood Look Hexagons Smarter Kit
This customizable modular set adds another dimension to your wall art. Nanoleaf’s Elements Hexagon Smarter Kit It comes with 7 tree-like panels that the recipient can arrange in any pattern and set a glowing effect. All of these can be controlled from your smartphone by touch or in response to the music that’s playing. Setup is relatively easy thanks to the included adhesive, and he only has one power cable for the display, so no cords hanging around the wall.
You can buy inexpensive wireless chargers that offer the same functionality as yours. Coolant mags: 2Available in linen and leather versions, the sculptural-looking stand can charge both your iPhone and AirPods at the same time thanks to MagSafe. Unlike some wireless chargers, the power brick and cable are included.
For analog fans
For that special, spend-worthy person who is drawn to the intersection of design and technology, besta board Makes an impressive gift. The 41-by-22-inch mechanical split-flap display resembles a train station arrival and departure board, but comes with color and wireless connectivity. You can use the included 132 letter and color card panels to display your own designs and messages, such as welcome greetings, song titles, current weather, and more.
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