5 Unique Tech Gifts To Give A Certified Gadget Nerd
Looking for a gift for your tech-obsessed friend, sibling, or partner? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. There’s a gadget for almost any type of tech lover these days, whether for plant growing, protecting their home, creating coffee or even having good posture! We've done the legwork for you and here is our list of 5 unique tech gifts you can give as a present this year.
Oculus Quest 2 – All-in-One VR Headset $300
The all-in-one Oculus Quest 2 delivers virtual reality games and an immersive VR experience anywhere. It's faster, smaller, cheaper and more comfortable to wear than the original Quest and it’s soon to be discontinued older sibling the Rift S.
The Quest 2 reminds us of the Nintendo Switch for its versatility and fun, plus it takes mere seconds to start up and fits really well over glasses. The standalone VR headset has self-contained motion tracking and a full-motion six degrees of freedom (aka 6DoF) VR controller that is the same as the one on the PC-required Oculus Rift, plus a surprisingly great high-resolution display and built-in speakers. Apps are downloaded right to the standalone headset's onboard storage. Although it doesn’t have the specs of a full-blown gaming PC, its limited mobile processor is still capable of delivering such hits as Beat Saber, SuperHot VR as well as other hits.
Moving forward, the Oculus Quest 2 will be the only headset available from Facebook, as the Rift S will be discontinued this Spring, making the Quest 2 the best option from Oculus. It’s a little pricy, but a heck of a way to explore the wonders of VR gaming without the hassles of owning a high spec PC.
Eufy RoboVac 30C $350
Know someone who hates cleaning but loves robots? Make their life easier with the Eufy RoboVac 30C. This little robot vacuum can easily be programmed to do a scheduled cleaning and works well with both Alexa and Google Home. It’ll swipe dirt, dust and grime from your floors and you don’t even have to raise your voice to get it going. It’ll even tell you if there are dirtier spots in your home that need extra cleaning. Now that’s a good robot! If only its glass finish wasn't a fingerprint magnet, but besides that it's totally worth it. For those of you with younger kids, beware, they may think it's a new toy!
Nespresso Aerocinno 3 Milk Frother $99 USD
The Nespresso Aerocinno is here to help your mornings become just a little better as it makes wonderful milk foam fit for every cappuccino cup. It even works great for lattes and macchiatos too! This nifty device works like magic, just pour the milk in and press the button. Voila! Instant milk foam to top your favorite drink! Why include this, well we all know there's bound to be a coffee lover on your gifting list and this is the perfect addition.
CaseNation Tough Phone Case $39.95
Now, a tech gadget doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. And it also doesn’t have to include wires and gizmos. It can be all about keeping a gadget safe and stylish! By that, we’re talking about your smartphone. And so should you! With high end devices upward of a $1000 it would be a shame for it to even have the tiniest of blemishes. In comes CaseNation's tough phone case, aka the case for those who like to tough it out. Say goodbye to scratches and dings with this bad boy.
Choose from 200+ unique designs made in-house as well as with collabs with some amazing international artists. There’s even an option to create a custom phone case if you want to personalize your present. Did we mention there’s free shipping for those in the US, UK and Australia? Because there totally is!
Duet 50 Slim by Back Bay Audio $52.99 USD
The Duet 50 Slim by Back Bay Audio may be last on this list but it’s by no means the least. It’s a small, geeky item but we think it offers big benefits in the long run. With 30 hours of battery life and up to 8 hours of music in a single sitting, these little guys pack quite a punch producing the classic “American Hi-Fi Sound” – strong bass, a relaxed natural midrange and crisp highs. And with a built-n microphone and IPX-5 Rated water resistance, you’ll be able to take hands-free calls in any situation.
These are just a few of our favorite techy things for gifting this beginning of the year. Found one you like? Grab it today, it's sure to please any gadget lover on your gift list.