Can you believe the holiday season is almost here? I don't know about you, but the holidays always seem to sneak up on me and I often find myself worrying about finding the best gifts for friends, family, and coworkers.
If the holiday season snuck up on you too, have no fear! We're here to help you avoid the scramble to finish your holiday shopping. Here's our list of 10 awesome holiday tech gift ideas that are sure to impress the techie in your life.
Delight your coworkers and make your meeting spaces smarter with the Meeting Owl. It's the first smart 360° conference camera built for teams and it's perfect for huddle spaces and small conference rooms.
The Meeting Owl is an easy-to-use camera, microphone, and speaker device that automatically shifts focus to whoever is speaking. It's the ideal tool to connect your team and hold effective meetings no matter where you or your colleagues are located.
Can't make it home for the holidays? Send your family a Meeting Owl, have them place it in the center of the dining room table, and connect the Owl to a laptop via USB. With the 360° view, you can see everyone at the table and join in the holiday conversation.
The newest member of the Apple AirPods family arrived just in time for the holidays. These Bluetooth headphones provide active noise cancellation so you can block out any distracting noises and find your focus. You can even switch the earbuds to Transparency mode so you can hear the environment around you which is especially handy for your morning commute.
Their new design is focused on comfort and fit, and each earbud comes with three different sized silicone ear tips to fit the contours of your ear. They provide over 24 hours of listening time, and they're sweat- and water-resistant so you can quickly transition from your workday to workout class.
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Winter's around the corner and the sun is setting earlier. If your friends or family members commute to work by bike, they'll want this smart bike helmet to boost their visibility when they're on the road in the early mornings and evenings. The Lumos Matrix uses dynamic lighting to display turn signals and brake lights that are activated via a wireless remote or your Apple Watch.
It's rechargeable and has a 10-hour run-time. The Lumos Companion App lets you manage the helmet's light flashing patterns, check the battery life, and track activity. Plus, the Lumos Matrix helmet is weatherproof so they can ride their bikes rain or shine (or even snow).
Combat the winter blues and make your colleague's desk a bit brighter by gifting them a multi-purpose desk lamp. They can rotate the lamp so it's positioned at the perfect angle, plus it has anti-glare technology so the light is easy on their eyes and won't interrupt their workflow.
The lamp has different light color modes and brightness levels, so once they find their ideal lighting setup, they can save their preferences under the Favorite Light setting. There's even an integrated USB port to charge phones and other devices.
This travel mug is the perfect gift for the caffeine fiend in your life! They can bring it with them on-the-go and can set the exact drinking temperature for their coffee or tea so their beverage isn't too hot or too cold. It has a three-hour battery life and comes with its own charging coaster to keep their drink warm all day.
The Ember Travel Mug² has a touch display that lets them increase or decrease the temperature by tapping the + or - symbol. It even comes with a mobile app where they can pair their mug, set and save temperature presets, and receive firmware and software updates to make their mug even smarter.
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In my humble opinion, multi-purpose gifts are the best gifts. This handcrafted phone dock fits the bill. Not only does it provide a safe place for a phone to charge, but it's also the perfect home for a desk plant.
Plus, it has a pen holder and a hidden compartment to store desk supplies. (Quick tip: If you're gifting this to someone who has a less-than green thumb, give them the gift of a realistic, faux succulent as well).
Whether you know a digital nomad or jet setter, the Hustle Backpack is a great gift idea for them. They can keep their laptop and other devices safe with an anti-theft lock and with padded built-in pockets. It features a pocket to store cables and has four secret passport and card pockets to protect valuable items.
Travelers use their phones to check into flights, navigate cities, and stream music, and nothing causes them more stress than watching their phone battery dwindle down to less than 10%. Luckily, this backpack has an integrated USB port so they can use a lightweight, portable charger to keep their devices powered up.
We all have a friend who stays up-to-date with the latest health and workout trends. Keep them hydrated at their next fitness class with the HidrateSpark3 smart water bottle.
The water bottle connects via Bluetooth to a corresponding app that helps to create a personalized hydration goal. It also provides glowing bottle reminders and text notifications so they can track their water intake and stay on track.
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Sometimes, silence isn't always golden, especially if you're working from home. It's easy for remote workers to get lonely when they're working from home, and silence doesn't always help. A white noise machine can add some background noise to a quiet home office or mask any unwanted noises (like the neighbor's dog barking or the garbage truck rumbling down the street). The LectroFan has ten variations of white, pink, and brown noises with custom volume control to help create an ideal audio environment.
This gift is great for the ultimate techie! They can keep all their smartphones, tablets, and USB powered devices charged with this handing 10-port USB charging station. It has a non-slip padded deck to store items like earphones and smartwatches to minimize desktop clutter.
We hope these tech gift ideas have given you some inspiration, and we wish you a happy holiday season. Do you have an upcoming office holiday party? If you're looking for a Yankee Swap or Secret Santa gift, check out this gift guide for coworkers next.