If you have someone who loves the latest technology in your family or group of friends, you’re probably wondering what you should get them this holiday season. Luckily, there are always a ton of options that any tech lover is sure to enjoy. Below are just 7 options to consider, ranging in price, so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.
A Raspberry Pi
A Raspberry Pi is a type of minicomputer. It houses all the main components of a computer – storage space, RAM, a CPU, etc. – all in about the size of a deck of cards. Tech lovers enjoy playing around with these things, as we can set them up to do all sorts of things. For instance, you can make a news ticker with a Raspberry Pi and some LED boards, or you can build your own arcade system. For these projects, the person may need to search an electronic component database for some extra parts, or you can do the searching yourself if you know the project they want to work on. Either way, they’re sure to spend hours playing around and building things with this tiny computer.
Upgraded Computer Hardware
Rather than buying a minicomputer, you could upgrade the hardware of the computer they already have. As computers get older, and the software we install becomes more advanced, they are not able to keep up as well. By getting that techie in your life a new hard drive or some more RAM, you can instantly improve the performance of their computer. This is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time on their computer, especially gamers. Just be sure you get a part that fits their exact computer model, otherwise, it may not work.
One of the best new tech toys to come out in recent years is drones. These tiny helicopter-like devices can soar through the skies and are a ton of fun to fly. Even better, many models now come equipped with HD cameras. With these on board, you can get a live view of what your drone sees, take pictures during flight or even record video. This is a great gift for anyone who enjoys photography or just flying around remote-controlled aircraft.
Mini Photo Printer
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a physical copy of all the pictures you take right after you take them? Polaroid cameras are not as popular as they once were, and the newest ones are rather expensive. Instead, consider getting a mobile mini photo printer. A device like this easily connects to your smartphone so you can quickly print out any pictures you take. This is a great gadget for parties, as you can give your guests a small parting gift by taking their picture and instantly printing it out. It’s like building your own photo booth at a fraction of the cost.
If the person you’re shopping for loves a good workout, or just wants to get in better shape, consider getting them a fitness tracker. These are little devices you wear on your wrist and provide information like how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you’ve burned and what your heart rate is. They can even connect to your smartphone and let you know when you have new messages. There are many fitness trackers on the market, so you should be able to find one that suits your budget.
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are almost like goggles that display live images within them. Users put on the VR headset and it feels like you are in another place. VR headsets come with a ton of cool videos and games to try out, providing hours of entertainment. Some even work with your smartphone so you can download more videos and games as you go through them.
Wireless Device Charger
Finally, consider getting that techie a wireless device charger. If their mobile phone is compatible, a wireless device charger will charge their phone without any wires between the phone and charger. You simply place the device on the charger and it starts charging for you. No more worrying about charging wires fraying from so much use.
As you can see, there are plenty of gifts you can get for that person in your life who loves tech. Just think about what specific hobbies or interests they have, and you’re sure to find some bit of technology that will enhance their enjoyment of it. Also for serious enthusiasts, make the most of your tech to enjoy without power cut! Happy shopping!