December 15, 2021

Best tech gifts of 2021

Electronics are both useful and exciting, which is why they tend to make great gifts — even for people who are hard to shop for.  Whether you're shopping for a techie, or want to give someone a much-needed device upgrade, here are the top tech gifts of 2021.

A new fitness tracker

Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker

Fitbit Luxe Fitness & Wellness Tracker

Fashion-forward with a chic new style, this brand-new Fitbit monitors essential health information, including sleep quality. It's compatible with iOS and Android, and it comes with a 6-month Fitbit Premium trial. Also available at Best Buy.

A budget robot vacuum

ecovacs

Ecovacs DEEBOT 500 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Want an alternative to a Roomba? This robot vacuum might not have all the bells and whistles, but it’s a cheaper alternative that is adept at collecting pet hair. 

An all-new Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Bookworms can store countless books, magazines and other content on the latest Kindle, which now features a 6.8-inch display, thinner borders and an adjustable warm light. The device is waterproof for bath or poolside reading, plus it offers 20% faster page turns.

A popular gaming laptop

Omen Laptop

HP OMEN Gaming Laptop

Powered by an AMD Ryzen processor and GeForce graphics card, this gaming laptop offers an immersive gaming-on-the-go experience. It's equipped with premium Bang & Olufsen speakers that deliver robust, rich sound pick and up even the faintest sounds in games.

A comfortable pair of earbuds

samsung galaxy buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds+

These bestselling earbuds from Samsung offer comfort, convenience and a long battery life that pushes nearly 22 hours. They feature a microphone that isolates your voice on calls, so they’re great for virtual meetings. Also available directly at Samsung.

An efficient robotic vacuum

roomba i3

Roomba i3

Lauded as one of the smartest robotic vacuums on the market, the Roomba i3 maps rooms for efficient coverage and responds to voice commands. It even has a no-tangle brush roll, making it suitable for homes with pets. Also available directly at iRobot

A top-quality tablet

2021 Apple ipad pro

Apple iPad Pro WiFi

The latest generation iPad Pro is slim, powerful and versatile. It boasts a brilliant 11-inch Liquid Retina display and is powered by an Apple M1 chip that delivers a smooth user experience through next-level performance.

 

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A home safety essential

Ring Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell 4

The newest Ring Video Doorbell is equipped with two-way talk that makes it easy to communicate with visitors. Other upgrades include motion alerts with video previews, enhanced dual-band Wi-Fi and improved battery life.  Also available at Home Depot.

A Bluetooth motorcycle helmet

Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet FreedConn

FreedConn BM2-S Modular Bluetooth Helmet

Well-received for its customizable design, this DOT Bluetooth motorcycle helmet is completely voice-activated for seamless navigation. It's designed with noise-control technology to reduce echo and ambient noise, including at high speeds.

A wireless charging pad

Anker Wireless Charger

Anker PowerWave Charging Pad

This Qi-certified charging pad is compatible with dozens of devices, including newer smartphones, tablets and wireless earbuds. Given its small footprint and easy-to-pack design, it's ideal for travelers, commuters and students.

A curved smart TV

SAMSUNG 55-inch Class Curved UHD TU-8300 Series

Samsung 55-inch Class Curved UHD 4K Smart TV

This curved smart TV offers an immersive viewing experience with less distortion and a wider field of view. It has built-in Alexa for hands-free navigation, which simplifies changing channels and adjusting volume controls from the comfort of your own couch.

An entry-level drone

holy stone drone

Holy Stone HS120D Drone

This drone starter bundle features GPS-assisted flight and a UHD camera with wide field of view. Users can set a path for the drone or tell it to follow them as they move and capture every moment. The set comes with a specially-designed travel backpack for easy portability.

A smart speaker

Sonos One

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Powerful enough to fill an entire room with sound, this voice-controlled smart speaker can be enjoyed anywhere in the home. It's humidity-resistant for bathroom listening, and it pairs easily with other Sonos speakers, including the brand's popular sound bars. Also available at Amazon.

A gaming controller

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Wired Gaming Pro Controller for Xbox

Razer Wolverine V2 Controller

Ideal for those who need a lightening-fast gaming controller, this new Razer model is equipped with Hair-Trigger Mode and Mecha-Tactile Action buttons for enhanced speed and precision fire. It's compatible with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

 

 

A Chromebook

acer chromebook spin

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Convertible Laptop

This slim Chromebook doubles as a tablet and features a lightweight design, an ergonomic keyboard, and a vibrant and rugged touchscreen. Acer's Spin 311 earns extra points for its long battery life. Also available directly at Acer.

A device tracker

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag

It's easy for Apple users to track essentials like keys, wallets and backpacks with this new tracking device. It leverages Ultra Wideband technology to facilitate precision tracking through the Find My app network. Also available in a four pack at Amazon.

 

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Anthony Marcusa is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. 

 

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