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Holiday Gift Guide | Tech Gifts For the Gadget Guy In Your Life

Champion technology for this year.

Mack Ashworthby Mack Ashworth

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It can be awfully intimidating shopping for a tech enthusiast. With so many new gadgets and gizmos launching each year, it’s tough to keep track of what’s new and best. 2017 has been a huge year for technology, and there’s a lot of must-have items that would make for fantastic gifts.

Shopping for a tech nut? Say no more. Pick from the list below:

Polaroid PL2900 Drone

Drones are awesome! They let you fly like a bird, while staying safely on the ground. The Polaroid PL2900 is one such drone, equipped with a HD Wi-Fi video camera. It excels with up to 10 minutes of recording time, a maximum altitude of 304m and a top speed of 16 mph. It’s super stable, too. $299.99

Microsoft Surface

If you’re buying for a Windows user, the Microsoft Surface is a ultra-portable laptop / tablet that is a treat to use both at home and on the go. Unless they’re big into gaming, forget laptops and embrace this 2-in-1. $799+

Apple MacBook Air

I say forget “laptops,” but I don’t mean forget “MacBooks.” Apple’s range of laptop offerings are still incredibly well-built examples of engineering, and are a delight to use. The MacBook Air is the sweet spot when it comes to balancing price and power. $999+

 

Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

You’ve invested so much money into that PC Gaming rig of yours, shouldn’t you have a worthy keyboard too? Enter the Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2. Beyond it’s stunning good looks, it offers an ergonomic wrist-pad designed for withstanding even the longest gaming sessions, individually programmable backlit keys, and built-in anti-ghosting so you never miss a command on the battlefield. $169.99

 

Google Pixelbook

The Google Pixelbook is a curious product. It’s super powerful and is built like a tank, but runs on Chrome OS. While Google’s own operating system has certainly come a long way, it’s still leagues behind Windows and Apple. I’m recommend the Pixelbook as the ultimate 2-in-1 for Android apps and everyday tasks. $999

iPhone X

Even technophobes will have heard of the iPhone X. This is the hottest gadget of 2017 and has been flying off shelves. Unlike previous years, Apple has really pushed the envelope with design here. It’s a must-have, if you can stomach the even-higher-than-usual cost. $999

Google Pixel 2

If the iPhone X isn’t an option, and Android is the operating system of choice, then the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the go-to devices. As they are official Google products, they’ll receive constant and rapid support, keeping things running smoothly over the years to come. $649

 

Polaroid POP Instant Print Digital Camera

If you’re not looking for super high-end photography, but expect to have a lot of fun with your camera, try the Polaroid POP. With zero-ink technology, this new-age Polaroid in a cute package let’s you snap and print right from the camera itself, for a hint of that classic Polaroid nostalgia mixed with something fresh and fun. $199

 

RX100 Camera

While phone cameras are getting damn good, they still pale in comparison to a dedicated pocket camera like the RX100. This small powerhouse melds portability with performance, shooting DSLR-like quality images while taking up a fraction of the space. The RX100 Mark V is the latest model, but earlier models (even the Mark I) will still deliver incredible images. $999

All-New Kindle Oasis

Know someone who loves reading? If yes, the All-New Kindle Oasis is the ultimate eReader for 2017. It features the largest, highest resolution display ever seen on a Kindle, is waterproof, has built-in Audible, and is build with ergonomics in mind. Quality, through and through! $249.99

Google Home Mini

There’s a number of great options when it comes to home assistants. Alexa was a favorite of mine for a long while, but Google has taken over with the Google Home Mini. It’s small, looks great, and has been more reliable in my experience. I believe home assistants are a must-have for anyone, even if they don’t know it yet! $49

Sony WH-1000XM2

With so, so many great pairs of headphones out there, it’s difficult to narrow the list down to just one. However, the Sony WH-1000XM2 lead the competition with an extraordinary set of useful features, and stellar sound quality combined with top-tier noise cancellation. Fantastic at home, and brilliant on the go. $349.99