Gift shopping can seem tricky for some people, but for the gadget lovers in your life, it’s all about what’s new. And the good news is, there’s a ton of coolest tech tools on the market right now, and I’ve put together a list to help you decide which one would make the perfect present for that technology-obsessed friend or family member.
The Chance to Escape Reality for a bit:
Everyone needs a break once in a while, and Oculus Rift allows users just that. Users can disappear into one of dozens of alternate realities — including, most recently, the Marvel Universe — by simply putting on a headset. Intuitive controls allow users to do anything from battle to craft while the headset is on, and 360-degree spacial audio means it’s easier to stay in VR than ever before.
A GPS Car Charger as Smart as they are:
There are few things more frustrating to a tech lover than a dead battery. Gifting them a GPS Car Charger means you’re giving them the ability to charge their mobile phone and other devices twice as fast as before. It also means they can monitor their car’s battery health, find their car in a crowded parking lot, log their mileage for work, share their parking location and avoid parking tickets with a built in timer that communicates with their cell phone. Who said good things don’t come in small packages?
A Pet Tracker as Fast as their Furry best friend:
For the gadget lover who also loves their pet, the Whistle 3 is a practical, and considerate, gift. The Whistle 3 pet tracker combines cellular and GPS technology to give the fastest and most accurate tracking anywhere in the U.S. nationwide. Unlike Bluetooth-only trackers which have a range of 50 feet, Whistle 3 will locate your pet down the street or 3,000 miles away, which can be incredibly helpful if your pet manages to get out — which, if he or she does, Whistle 3 will send a notification to your cell phone. It also monitors your pet’s daily movement and rest time, so you can keep track of their overall health.
A Change of Perspective:
Drones are the hottest gadgets right now, and for good reason. They allow users to take pristine photo and video in areas that would previously require a private jet, or at least some serious climbing skills. The DJI Spark is the perfect model for someone to learn how to navigate with. It’s small and lightweight but can travel up to 50 Km/H for nearly 20 minutes. Plus, it can transmit footage from more than a mile away.
A Brand New Car Monitoring System:
Help your technology-loving friend maintain the integrity of their largest — and likely most expensive — gadget with a Smart Vehicle Health Monitor (car monitoring system) that puts their car’s vitals right into the palm of their hand. This model’s sleek and small design makes it unobtrusive and perfect for any model of vehicle. Once it’s plugged in, it’ll tell you the condition of your car battery, your fluid levels, your gas mileage and remind you when it’s time for a checkup.