Do you have someone in your life who loves to 3D print gizmos and gadgets? Maybe they love to fly their drone. They always have the latest apps to split the bill or see the constellations in the sky. Maybe you know someone who likes to play games on their PC and they have an incredibly advanced setup with the latest monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Those friends whom you immediately call when your computer/phone/TV goes crazy would love any of the following gifts.
Creation Crate is a subscription box service that improves tech literacy with both children and adults, without the intimidating technical lingo.
Beginner friendly, each project is designed to increase in difficulty each month so that users can be fluent in the language of technology by the end of the 24-month curriculum. Projects range from building a mood lamp to a memory game focused on programming, to learning how to input a distance reading from an ultrasonic sensor.
Unlike other technology subscription boxes, Creation Crate uses raw electronic components, offering users real-world skills. Subscriptions start at $30 a month with 3, 6, or 12-month subscription packages to choose from.
Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular + GPS
Radio Control Quadcopters take spot number 2 on our top technology gifts because they are fun and practical. Once you own a quadcopter you will realize you always wanted to film from the sky and you will never turn back. Simon recommends the DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter with Gimbal
GoPro HERO6 Camera
The latest model GoPro HERO6 has been released. This is the no fuss camera that will take the perfect photos and videos of any adventure. The big plus of the GoPro camera is that it can be mounted on many gadgets you might already own: Quadcopters, mountain bikes, helmets, kayaks, surf boards, or even a selfie stick
Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale
allows you to accurately track your weight, body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) online; and upload your stats automatically via wi-fi to fitbit.com to see graphs of your progress. It is easy to set-up and the aria will automatically recognize up to eight users. So you can share it! A gift for everyone :)
The 3D printer takes our number 6 spot for gift recommendations in the electronics category. 3D printers have been around for a while but this year there are affordable and user friendly options. Give the hesitant hobbyist a shove in the 3D printing direction this Holiday. Simon recommends the MakerBot Replicator Mini 3d printer
SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
is a compact and surprisingly powerful speaker that delivers deep, crystal clear Hi-Fi sound. It connects directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network, no wired connection needed. Sonos Play 1 wirelessly streams your music library and favorite online music services like Spotify and Pandora. It also allows you to control your music with the free Sonos Controller app on your phone, tablet, or computer.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet
is a tablet for gamers and comes with a powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor giving it an amazing performance. It also has the capability to stream from the PC. NVIDIA is a company known for their high quality graphics cards, making the SHIELD tablet a superb media tablet for everyone – not just gamers.