Thinking of the perfect gift for your man this holiday season might prove to be a daunting task. However it does not have to be that way. There are numerous gift ideas that readily come to mind but most times they are usually too commonplace or outrightly unsuitable for the season.
Shoes or clothing accessories usually scream “afterthought”, while the same thing goes for workout gear: a quarter or half his closet is probably made up of those. Tech gifts on the other hand are well worth the investment, shows the perfect balance between class and functionality, and are always something to show off to the “boys”. The following are five trending tech items that are worth getting for the man in your life this season.
Amazon Echo ($179.99)
Amazon Echo is a voice command smart speaker from Amazon.com that is always listening. It can answer questions, play music and control smart devices. It is made up of a 9.25-inch tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array, and include a woofer/tweeter and a remote control.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro ($1,299.00)
The Phantom 3 Pro is a type of user-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle (popularly known as drone) manufactured by Chinese company DJI and released in April 2015. Drones are gaining popularity recently and could be used for taking aerial photographs, camping, hiking, and so on. FAA regulations need to be take into consideration before taking this gift for a run outdoors though.
NFL Otterbox Cover (starting from $55.00)
The popular drop-resistant mobile device case makers have recently enlarged their customer base by manufacturing cases showcasing all the 32 NFL teams. Get one of these as a gift to enhance the rivalry among your man’s friends.
Walnut Mousepad ($79)
This vegetable-tanned leather provides a smooth surface for your mouse as you work. With a highly contemporary look and feel, this gift makes a great addition to any work table. It is complemented with a hand sanded and oiled walnut basin for a pen, pencil, or stylus to rest in. With continued use, the leather will develop a rich patina.
Samsung Gear VR (starting from $99.99)
The Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus VR. A separately-sold compatible Samsung Galaxy device (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5) acts as the headset’s display and processor, while the Gear VR unit itself contains the high field of view lenses as well as a custom Inertia Measurement Unit (IMU) for rotational tracking which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB. For the tech savvy husband, boyfriend, brother, etc, this will definitely be a gift worth giving.