With only about 11 weeks to go before Christmas, and anyone who hasn’t done their gift shopping must still be scrambling for those last minute gift ideas. It’s an even more urgent need to do your Christmas shopping early enough if you’re looking for tech gadgets. We stand behind it and took the time to create a list of the best tech gifts of 2018.
To evaluate options, we take into account current trends in gifts for technicians, functionality and price. Let’s jump straight to our list of the 30 best tech gifts for Christmas 2018, and we hope you can settle for the perfect ones for those tech nerds in your life.
# 1 Fitbit Charge 3 Activity Tracker
The active person could use a gear upgrade, and the Fitbit Charge 3 activity tracker is a great gift option. It comes equipped to measure calorie burn with an impressive 7-day battery life. Fitbit Charge also lets you choose from more than 15 exercise modes including running, circuit training, swimming, cycling, and yoga. It also monitors your sleep in the different stages of light, depth, and REM. Better yet, you can go swimming because it is water resistant up to 50 meters. You also receive weather updates as well as notifications from your smartphone, including calls and texts.
# 2 1TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
It may seem like one of the basic tech gadgets you could give someone as a gift, but every technician could use an additional external hard drive. The SanDisk 1TB Extreme portable SSD is a worthy gift, and it also comes in 2TB, 250GB, and 500GB options. Supports high-speed transfers reaching read speeds of up to 550MB / s. The rugged design makes it dust and water resistant with an IP55 rating. Its shock resistant core also offers increased durability. The compact size external hard drive is highly portable and works with both Mac and PC computers.
# 3 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Unlocked Phone
A smartphone has to be on the best tech gift lists of 2018, and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro made it on ours. The reason is that it comes with a 6-inch Full View display with intensely bright and vivid colors. It also boasts of offering 2X 4G LTE speeds and being an unlocked phone, it is compatible with almost all GSM carriers. The 4000 mAh battery in collaboration with smart management provides impressive battery life. Huawei’s Supercharge technology enables all-day use on a single 20-minute charge. The camera is also another highlight of this smartphone with real-time scene and object recognition that delivers exceptional image quality.
# 4 New Echo Show (2nd Gen)
The new Echo Show comes with a 10.1 “HD screen and a built-in smart home hub. Alexa is on board to help you find what you’re looking for, including showing you who’s knocking on your door. With Alexa, you can get a lot more things like making video calls, watching recipe videos, checking the weather, watching live TV, creating to-do lists, setting timers or alarms and connecting to compatible devices. It also comes with new speakers with premium 2 “drivers and Dolby processing offering expansive stereo sound. Better yet, Alexa can hear you through the music you’re playing.
# 5 Gryphon Ultimate Hack Protected Secure Router
You will not be without a security system among the best electronic gift lists 2018. The Gryphon Home Security Protected Router works in collaboration with the Gryphon App. With the app, you can manage parental controls on all connected devices to protect them from hackers. It also comes equipped to offer 24/7 protection and network management even while you sleep. Network Protection blocks malware and ransomware, scans connected devices for potential vulnerabilities, and uses intelligent intrusion detection to protect your privacy. Some of its other highlights include WiFi mesh technology, 3 Gigabit LAN ports, 2.4 GHz and 5GHz, and AC3000 support.
# 6 Polaroid POP 2.0 Instant Digital Camera
The Polaroid POP 2.0 Instant Digital Camera is the perfect gift for that teenager you know. Provides a 20 MP camera and captures 3.5 by 4.25 inch photos and prints. Its super-intuitive 3.97-inch touchscreen helps frame shots that include flattering landscapes or selfies. The instant digital camera requires no ink or a printer, but still produces vibrant color photo prints. There are also cute filters, funny stickers, captions, funny borders, and emojis to explore. You can also shoot HD videos in 1080p / 720p with a built-in microphone and speaker to play back recordings. There are 6 Polaroid POP camera colors to choose from for further customization.
# 7 Smart TV Samsung 55 “4K UHD The Frame – UN55LS03NAFXZA
Why not cheer someone up this Christmas by gifting them the 55 “Samsung Smart TV? The Frame Smart 4K TV is the 2018 model and is actually also available in 43” and 65 “variations. It offers 4x better image clarity than that of a Full HD TV. The smart TV also displays beautiful artwork and its built-in motion sensors trigger your favorite images every time you walk into the room. The frame is customizable and uses a single thin cable that combines video and power in a single connection to the TV The art store offers selections of pieces to include in your personal curation of visual works of art.
# 8 DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo
One of the must-have tech gadgets for almost every techie is a drone. This year, the DJI Mavic Air, Fly More Combo is the drone on trend. It provides 32 MP sphere panoramas as well as 180 degree vertical and horizontal panoramas. The drone is also capable of capturing Mavic Air stitches that essentially stitch 25 photos together in just 8 seconds. Supports 4k video recording at 30fps with the 12MP camera. The drone has a range of 6562 ‘which allows the user to operate and control it from far distances. Some of its other features include a dedicated remote control, it comes in a foldable design, supports phone flying, and quick editing with the DJI Go editor.