Shopping for the Best Tech Gifts Is Easy With Our Guide to the Latest and Greatest

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Whether you want to splurge or you're looking to spend under $50, we have a gift recommendation for your favorite people, no matter their level of tech know-how. Shop our favorite tech gifts here!

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Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)

One of the coolest tech gifts in its price range, the all-new Amazon Echo has a sleek new design and better sound quality than its predecessor. The device's Dolby-tuned pair of audio drivers deliver a more robust bass, while seven built-in microphones ensure that Alexa will hear you better than ever. 

The available finishes for the speaker include great-looking fabric and wood choices, which will enable it to seamlessly blend into the decor of any room. Its exterior shell are easily interchangeable.

More: Try These Alexa Skills on Your Amazon Echo

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Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Earbuds

The Bose SoundSport Free are the industry giant's first truly wireless earbuds. A fantastic gift for workout warriors, they have a lightweight body with an IPX4 rating for water resistance, a seamless fit, and up to a rather impressive 5 hours of battery life. 

The bundled battery case provides an additional 10 hours of wireless tunes. Users can also connect the SoundSport Wireless to a mobile app and tweak their sonic experience.

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JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Clip 2 Wireless Speaker



The colorful JBL Clip 2 has an IPX7 rating for water resistance and a battery that can last up to 8 hours. Stellar sound quality and speakerphone functionality are also on board. A built-in carabiner adds a dash of character to the gadget and also makes it convenient to carry around.

In partnership with Google Express

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Nintendo Switch Gaming Console

The Nintendo Switch can seamlessly transition from a mobile gaming device to a home entertainment center by docking it into a station. With innovative Joy-Con controllers, a fun selection of games that includes a hot new Zelda installment, and a cool selection of accessories, the Switch has been a hot commodity since its launch, and for good reason. It's a great gift for gamers of all ages.

More: Essential Nintendo Switch Games

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Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera

The Canon EOS M100 mirrorless camera is a nice gift for photographers looking to step up from a point-and-shoot snapper, or advanced shutterbugs in search of a compact travel companion. Key features of the camera include a large 24 MP APS-C sensor, a fast image processor, a tilting display, and a good selection of interchangeable lenses to get your collection started. 

The EOS M100 also offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy pairing with a mobile device. It is available in black or white. 

 More: The Best Gifts for New and Experienced Photographers

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Sony C400 Wireless Behind-Neck In-Ear Headphones
Sony C400 Wireless Behind-Neck In-Ear Headphones



Sony's C400 wireless earbuds have a characterful design and clever cable management. Available in black, white, or blue, the headset delivers solid build quality, defined by a pleasantly punchy bass delivery that makes it suitable for enjoying today's popular music genres.

The battery life can last up to 20 hours on a single charge, so you can rock out for days without recharging them. The C400 also has NFC connectivity for one-touch pairing. Intuitively placed controls, and a neckband that vibrates when someone is calling you, round up the earbuds' key features.

In partnership with Google Express

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Apple HomePod Smart Speaker

The Apple HomePod is a great gift for iPhone-toting people who like smart gadgets. Not only does the smart speaker have the best sound quality in the business, but it also doubles as an Apple HomeKit smart hub. 

Powered by Siri, the HomePod will enable users to seamlessly browse through the vast library of content Apple Music has to offer. You can order the speaker in white or space gray. 

More: Our Review of the Apple HomePod

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​Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Smart Carry-On Suitcase

The Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer carry-on suitcase by Victorinox is a gift every frequent traveler will love. It has sleek design, great build quality, and flawless ergonomics. The suitcase has a single USB port with a pre-installed cable and a dedicated, zipped pocket for your favorite battery pack (a battery isn't included in the retail package).

Another cool bit about the suitcase is the included SIM card pin, which allows international travelers to easily change their carrier when abroad. There are two stylish colors to pick from — titanium and black.

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GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera

The HERO6 Black by GoPro is a great gift for action sports aficionados. It's sleek, compact, easy to operate, and better-connected than any of its competitors. It can capture 4K video at a barely believable 60 frames per second, as well as bursts of 12 MP images, and it can go up to 33 feet underwater without a housing.

More: The Best Action Cameras for Capturing Adventures

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Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer for iPhone

The Prynt Pocket will turn an iPhone into an instant camera, capable of 2-by-3-inch prints on zero ink paper. Compatible with any iPhone 6/6 Plus and up, the gadget also comes with handy camera controls, as well as a dedicated app for editing the images before printing them out. 

By utilizing augmented reality, it also allows you to "embed" video in your prints — the clips will play when you hover your iPhone above them. There are four colors to pick from — gray, graphite, lavender, and mint green.

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RHA MA750 Wireless Earbuds

The RHA MA750 wireless earbuds are handily the best in their price range and well beyond. They have a great design, exceptional sound quality, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a USB-C port for charging. RHA backs it with an industry-leading 3-year warranty. If you're planning to give your dad wireless earbuds, these are the ones to go for.

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​Omnicharge​ Omni USB-C​ Portable Power Bank

This portable power bank by Omnicharge is a great gift for dads who travel with multiple gadgets. The device has a two high-speed USB-C ports and a duo of full USB ports, ensuring that no phone, laptop, tablet, or a pair of wireless headphones is left behind. With a power output of 60 watts via USB-C, the battery pack can even charge a MacBook Pro. 

The Omni USB-C power bank has a capacity of 20,100 mAh. It has a sleek design and an OLED display, which will allow users to keep an eye on its battery level, power output, and temperature. 

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Fitbit Versa Smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is the company's most polished product. Its key features include an accurate heart-rate tracker and the ability to deliver guided workouts. 

The device is fully waterproof, so you can go swimming with it. You can install apps on the smartwatch, make payments, and receive notifications from your smartphone as well. Fitbit offers a number of interchangeable bands for the Versa.

More: A Guide to Choosing the Right Fitbit Fitness Tracker

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Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

The Bowers & Wilkins PX wireless headphones are one of the best gifts for traveling audiophiles. They have gorgeous design and craftsmanship, as well as a simply fantastic audio quality. The headphones will also automatically pause content when you take them off. 

The noise-canceling cans can last up to a robust 20 hours between charges, and they utilize USB-C for charging. There are two colors to pick from — gray and blue with gold accents.

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Dango Products
Dango Tactical EDC Wallet

The Tactical EDC wallet by Dango Products is a sleek, beautifully made, and incredibly functional accessory. Crafted in the United States from machined aluminum and genuine leather, the accessory has space for up to 12 cards, as well as a removable multi-tool. The wallet is available in black or brown.

The multi-tool includes a tiny knife that's great for opening packages, a couple of hex wrenches, and a nail prier, among other functions. It also doubles as a handy smartphone stand.

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The LG C8 OLED TV is a perfect gift for people who like to watch live sports, binge-watch Netflix, or a combination of both. The sleek 4K TV has gorgeous industrial design, coupled with industry-leading picture quality. 

The AI-powered smart TV is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can order it with up to a 77-inch display panel. 

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Ultimate Ears
Ultimate Ears Blast Wireless Smart Speaker With Amazon Alexa

The all-new UE Blast wireless speaker has a similar design as the UE Boom 2 (one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers), but it has vastly improved hardware and features, headlined by Wi-Fi connectivity and Amazon Alexa support. The waterproof UE Blast also delivers excellent 360-degree sound and up to 12 hours of battery life. It is a great gift for Amazon Alexa users.

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Tile Anything Finder Combo Pack

Does your dad often forget the whereabouts of his iPhone or other personal belongings? These small and nifty gadgets by Tile will help him find it, so long as the phone is within Bluetooth range. 

Available in two distinct finishes (sport and style), the tiny trackers are as easy to carry around as it gets. Their non-removable battery lasts for a year.

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Logitech G903 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse

Gamers in your life will love Logitech's range-topping G903 Lightspeed mouse. A solid contender for being the best of its kind, it features pro-grade performance in wireless and wired mode, ambidextrous design with customizable buttons and lighting (via a software suite), and excellent battery life. Best of all, gamers can charge the mouse wirelessly via an optional gaming pad, meaning they never have to deal with any cables.

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PlayStation 4 Pro Gaming Console

The PlayStation 4 Pro delivers 4K gaming (on select titles) without the need of a crazy-expensive desktop or laptop computer. A great gift for gamers with a compatible TV, Sony's latest gaming console can also stream 4K content from Netflix, as well as upscale non-4K video content. The console is compatible with all PS4 games.

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SteelSeries Arctis Gaming Headset

The Arctis gaming headphones by SteelSeries are the perfect gift for gaming dads. They deliver excellent sound and supreme comfort, and they have an ultra sensitive microphone that's great for both in-game trash talk and making Skype calls. There are three distinct variants to choose from.

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Samsung T5 Portable SSD

Samsung's compact T5 external SSD has a sleek metal body and an ultra-fast USB Type-C port. Available with up to 2 TB of storage, the gadget features a shock-resistant build and powerful encryption, as well as password protection. In addition to connecting to either a PC or Mac, the device can also connect to USB Type-C-compatible smartphones or tablets.

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Blue Ella Planar Magnetic Headphones

Your audiophile dad will surely appreciate these top-shelf planar magnetic headphones with built-in amplifier by Blue. The Ella cans feature a cool design, a comfy over-ear fit, and exceptional sound quality that makes them well worth their hefty price tag.

More: Audiophile Headphones We Like

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Peak Design
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design is one of the best gifts you can give to a photographer or a commuting gearhead. It's tough and incredibly stylish, yet capable of fitting a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, and all other essential tech one needs to carry. 

The interior storage of the backpack has a customizable layout, ensuring that everyone can arrange it to their liking. There are four colors to choose from — black, brown, ash, and charcoal.

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Sonos One Smart Speaker

The all-new Sonos One speaker is a great gift for Amazon Alexa users who love music. It has the same functionality as an Echo, but it sounds a whole lot better. Available in black or white, the gadget has an easy, six-microphone setup for seamlessly hearing your voice commands, plus superb audio quality for its form factor.

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Apple TV 4K Streaming Device

The Apple TV 4K is a solid contender for the best streaming device you can buy, so it's a great gift for cord-cutters. It supports not only UHD resolution, but also both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision content standards as well. You can stream 4K movies from iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. 

Best of all, Apple won't charge you extra for renting and buying 4K movies. Finding 4K content on the new Apple TV is as easy as asking Siri. Of course, the streaming device will also give you access to an excellent selection of apps and games.

More: Our Review of the Apple TV 4K

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Jabra Elite 65t Completely Wireless Earbuds

A great gift for commuters, the Jabra Elite 65t completely wireless earbuds are sleek-looking and exceptionally comfortable. Their audio quality is also handily the best in its price range. 

The earbuds have top-notch wireless connectivity, stellar noise isolation, and 5 hours of battery life. The headset comes with a neat charging case that holds up to 10 more hours of wireless playback. 

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Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 2S is the best wireless mouse in the business, and it's a great gift for anyone who uses a computer. Compatible with PC and Mac, the MX Master 2S can pair with and seamlessly switch between two computers running Windows 10 and macOS. Its battery can last for weeks without recharging.

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Pioneer Rayz Plus Noise-Canceling Earbuds

The Pioneer Rayz Plus are our favorite Lightning earbuds, and they're a great gift for iPhone users. They have adaptive noise canceling, as well as a Lightning input, which allows you to charge your iPhone while you're using them.

A mobile app will let you calibrate the headset to your hearing and customize its controls. Lightweight and stylish, the Rayz Plus also deliver great sound quality.

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eero Home WiFi System (2nd Generation)

High-quality wireless internet is one of the best gifts you can give, and the latest eero home Wi-Fi system will help you with the task. Sleek and easy to install (it takes less than 10 minutes and an intuitive mobile app to get it up and running), the eero mesh Wi-Fi system is good for up to a four-bedroom home.