Picking tech gifts for the significant men in your life can be challenging given the many options available these days. There can be a $1-dollar difference between two specs-similar items sold by different brands, and you wonder how they are different and which is a better buy for the long run.
Having too much choices can present its own set of problems, and we're here to help. Here are our top ten tech Christmas gift suggestions for men:
1. Navdy Mounted Windshield Projector: $799
This sleek windshield projector works as a GPS monitor, but takes away the bulk and distracting colors seen in regular GPS devices. Simply connect any iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth, and the Navdy projector will automatically show onscreen as to how the map shows on the phone. The best part is it can be temporarily mounted, so it can be readjusted and used in other vehicles as well.
2. Fitbit Charge HR: $150
This health and exercise activity watch is so light any user will almost forget it's on their wrists. The Fitbit Charge HR is perfect for those who like monitoring their runs, paces, workouts, sleep, and heart rate. It can be enjoyed by both young and old. The watch has a battery life of up to five days, so the user should make sure the charger is in tow when leaving for the holidays.
3. R2-D2 Car Charger: $30
There's nothing better than a Star Wars tech gift for Star Wars fans. This R2-D2 Car Charger can handle up to two USB devices, and is plugged to the car's cigarette lighter slot. It even does amusing tricks like rotating, flashing, and whistling once the device is fully charged.
4. Walnut Laptop Stand: $139
This laptop stand looks the part for the accomplished guy: sleek, sophisticated and elegant. It is made to look like a one-piece carved wood, with the design making it easier to clean. It is built to stand long hours of computer work, and is ergonomically designed and angled.
5. goTenna Mesh: $149
The goTenna Mesh is for those with adventurous spirits who love hiking and exploring the great outdoors. This weatherproof device lets the user send messages and share location even without cellular or Wi-Fi signal. It's the perfect outdoor buddy for everyone.
6. Ellipse Keyless U-lock: $199
The Ellipse Keyless U-lock is for road biking enthusiasts who frequently leave their bikes in public parking areas. The lock is controlled and enabled by the bike owner's Bluetooth device, making it virtually impossible for anyone who would want to steal the bike. The lock also automatically snaps itself to a pole when placed in a parking area. There is another option of punching in the number code should the connected phone be out of battery. Ellipse also sends an alert to the owner once the bike is stolen.
7. Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch: $350
The Samsung Gear S3 is any tech enthusiast's dream watch, making it possible to do almost everything that can be done on a Samsung smartphone. The user can send and receive messages, calls, do online payments, listen to music, download music, and check the internet among other things. It is also water resistant and is very stylish for a watch that can do so much techie stuff.
8. SuperStar BackFloat Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: $100
This wireless waterproof speaker has taken it further by making it into a floating speaker. Now, it is possible for people to literally throw in the speaker to the pool without worries. It also produces good audio and can reach maximum volume to wow the crowd.
9. Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker: $200.49
Who does not love perfectly grilled barbeques and steaks? This digital electric smoker is for those who love perfect grills but are often misguided by experience. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and lets the cook know when the meats are ready. One is assured of meats coming out perfectly each time.
10. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller Generation 2: $231.99
This is a smartphone-controlled irrigation system that lets a user control watering times depending on factors such as moisture levels and weather. This is perfect for those who often leave the house and would still want to maintain and monitor their lawns, even remotely.