Tech-savvy people are extremely useful in this day and age. Technology is everywhere and we could all use a little help learning how to use technology from time to time. So when you go into your friend’s smart home and their voice controls everything, you should be thinking “this person can never have enough gear.”
There are tons of great smart home gifts on the market, so how do you know what to buy? We’ve narrowed down the wild world of smart home gadgets to 10 of our favorites for this holiday season’s gifting.
Speedefy Home Wi-Fi Router
Rated 4.5 stars on Amazon, this advanced router features dual 5G and 2.4G bands to avoid wireless interference and allow all smart devices connected to the Wi-Fi to function fast and seamlessly. Designed for smart home devices, this router uses MU-MIMO technology to help decrease the time each device has to wait for a signal.
Get the Speedefy AC1200 Home Wi-Fi Router for $139.99.
Amazon Smart Plug
You know what every great smart home needs? Lots and lots of smart plugs. Remotely turn stuff off, turn stuff on, set up an automatic schedule, whatever a connected home needs! This option is rated 4.7 stars on Amazon, is incredibly easy to set up, and will work seamlessly with Alexa. Stuff a stocking with a bunch of these and win the holiday.
Get the Amazon Smart Plug for $24.99.
XC Security Camera
Here’s a 2019 Red Dot award-winning Amazon Alexa-compatible indoor security cam that your giftee can install to keep tabs on things at home while they’re out. It’s got 360° panning, night vision, a 138° wide-angle lens, motion and sound detection, and HD video, making it easy to see from your phone what Fido’s up to all day or to catch proof of any unfortunate events.
Get the XC Security Camera for $43.99 (reg. $59), a savings of 26%.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription
Named PC Mag’s Top VPN and winner of an Editors’ Pick Award from Software Informer, VPN Unlimited is one of the highest-rated VPNs on the market. Any techie worth their salt knows the importance of staying safe online, and VPN Unlimited helps them do that with a variety of VPN protocols, military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, and access to more than 400 VPN servers worldwide. Plus, they’ll never log browsing data so it always stays private.
Get KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for $39.99 (reg. $199), a savings of 80%.
TREBLAB X5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Everyone should have a pair of great True Wireless earbuds. If the techie in your life is missing out on wireless listening flexibility, these earbuds make a great gift that won’t break the bank. They deliver quality sound with passive noise cancellation and a battery that can last for more than 35 hours with the included charging case. It even has a built-in CVC 8.0 mic for taking calls hands-free.
Get TREBLAB X5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $49.99 (reg. $99), a savings of 49%.
3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger
Nobody wants to deal with cable clutter. With this clever charger, your favorite techie won’t have to. It’s engineered to power up an Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone all through one cable, eliminating the need to carry multiple whenever you’re traveling. Despite the three-in-one design, it’s still the price of a standard Lightning cable.
Get the 3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger for $24.99 (reg. $34), a savings of 28%.
Facebook Portal Mini
You’ve seen the commercials, so you know this is a smart home addition that can play a real role in everyday life, but it’s the sort of device that can be hard to pull the trigger on for yourself—which is why it’s perfect for gifting. This Mini 8″ smart video calling display takes up less space but is still packed with features plus compatibility with Alexa, Spotify, Prime Video, Food Network, Netflix, and more.
Get the Facebook Portal Mini for $128.99.
The 2021 CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle
For the ambitious techie, help set them on the path to a career in information and cyber security—or to be able to troubleshoot at home like a pro—with this four-course bundle. These courses cover some of CompTIA’s most popular and most valuable certification training programs. By taking the classes, they’ll be set up to pass the CompTIA CASP+ (CAS-003), CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-001), CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002), and CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exams on the first attempt.
Get the 2021 CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle for $30 (reg. $1,180), a savings of 97%.
4K Dual-Camera Pro GPS Drone
Give the gift of flight with this 4K drone! This remote-controlled quadcopter has a 3-axis gimbal for capturing stable images and video in HD quality. It has a remote distance of 1,200m, a 2.4G motor, and convenient features like one-key takeoff and landing and an onboard GPS for precise tracking at all times.
Get the 4K Dual-Camera Pro GPS Drone for $69.95 (reg. $272), a savings of 74%.
The Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle
Check two boxes at once with this bundle that includes lifetime access to 1TB of cloud backup from Degoo and lifetime access to VPN Unlimited. Yes, you could buy VPN Unlimited on its own, or you could upgrade your purchase with a whopping 1TB of secure, seamless cloud backup—so they’ll have somewhere to store all that security cam footage of the dog running while he’s dreaming. Degoo provides more storage than Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive combined making it the last time your techie will ever have to pay for cloud backup.
Get the Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle for $89.99 (reg. $3,799), a savings of 97%.
AudioWow: Wireless Audio Studio
Successfully funded on Kickstarter, AudioWow is a complete audio studio in a matchbox-sized device. This clever invention acts as a studio mic transmitting wireless, multi-channel audio at ultra-low-latency. It includes a ton of fun and useful features like a voice changer, reverb, remixer, noise reduction, phone call recording, speech recognition, and more. It’s a great companion for your phone, DSLR, or GoPro, and even does karaoke!
Get AudioWow for $109 (reg. $179), a savings of 39%.
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