The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts for All Budgets
Looking for tech, gadget or audio gift for somebody? We’ve got you covered. From noise-canceling headphones to smart plugs, bookshelf speakers to wireless chargers, we’ve rounded up our favorite tech gadgets that we use everyday.
Anker Nano iPhone Charger (20W)
Now that the latest iPhones don’t ship with a companion wall adapter, you’ll need to use one you already own or buy a new one separately. This one by Anker is tiny yet still powerful enough to fast-charge a iPhone.
Mophie powerstation Plus (6,000mAh)
This is a great portable battery for anybody who has an iPhone. It has an integrated charging cable with a Lightning connector attachment. It can also charge via wireless charger if they already have one of those for charging their phone.
Wemo WiFi Smart Plug
This is our favorite smart plug because of its small size and capability with all the major smart ecosystems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.
Aukey 3-in-1 MFi Charging Cable
This 3-in-1 charging cable solves the problem of carrying around multiple cords to charge all your devices. It has a Lightning, micro-USB and USB-C connections.
Wyze Cam v2
The Wyze Cam V2 is a tiny smart home camera that works with most smart ecosystems (including Alexa and Google Assistant) and has a similar feature set and video capture capabilities as way more expensive options.
ThunderB 3 in 1 Wireless Charger Station
This charging station is a great bedside addition for anyone who has an Apple Watch they’d like to charge alongside their phone.
The Best Turntable and Speaker Combos That Make Vinyl Easy
While true that traditional turntable setups have a lot of moving parts, that’s the nature of the beast — if not vinyl’s main allure. There’s also an easy workaround. These days, a bunch of turntables and speaker systems come with integrated components (like a phono preamplifier or amplifier) and they make listening to vinyl as hassle-free. Here are some of the best.
Twelve South AirFly Pro
The AirFly Pro is the perfect accessory for anyone with Apple AirPods. The Bluetooth adapter quickly connects to AirPods and allows them to listen to devices that don’t have Bluetooth, such as a Nintendo Switch or an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system.
Twelve South Curve
This is a convenient and ergonomic laptop stand that’s perfectly sized to fit a 13-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It’s available in either black or white.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3
This is an excellent wireless mouse for a number of reasons. It’s small and very portable. It charges via USB-C. And it has customizable side buttons that’s optimized for video conferencing. (You can program them to toggle your microphone and video on/off during Zoom or Microsoft Teams video calls.)
Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker
Google’s tiny smart speaker delivers surprisingly rich sound and the smartest voice assistant in the game. Get two and they can create a stereo pair for the best sound.
UE Boom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This is our pick for best all-around portable Bluetooth speaker. It combines big sound, intuitive controls and durable design, and it comes in a price that’s more affordable than most alternatives.
The Best Wireless Earbuds of 2020 – Which Is Right for You?
This definitive guide to the best wireless earbuds of 2020 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of wireless earbuds, including what to look out for and which options are best.
Audioengine A2+ Wireless Speaker System
This is versatile and tiny pair of powered bookshelf speakers. They can connect them to a computer, turntable, tablet or smartphone. And they have built-in Bluetooth so streaming is super easy.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones
Released in 2020, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are the ultimate package. They combine great sound, a ton of new-age features and the best active noise-cancellation ever in a pair of wireless headphones.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
It’s taken Bose awhile to release its first pair of wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, but they’re here — and they’re excellent. Available in black or silver.
Apple Watch SE
Apple’s new smartwatch virtually the same design along with almost all of the same abilities as the company’s flagship smartwatch, Series 6, but it costs significantly less.
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