32 Best Tech Gifts Of 2020 For The Tech-ie In Your Life

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Tech-centric Gift Ideas For The Geek You Love This Holiday

If you have one friend or family member you always turn to when discussing the latest tablet or smartphone release, or when your computer is doing that weird thing at startup, that person is probably into tech and gadgets.

While that's great for troubleshooting your own tech, it can also be a good when coming up with gift ideas around the holidays. Because there are plenty of tech gifts out there, how do you narrow your search down to something your loved one will actually want?

Lucky for you, this holiday gift guide will be your go-to for finding fun and useful gifts for all areas of life.

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1. Somnox Sleep Robot

Somnox is the world’s first sleep robot, developed to start a global sleep revolution by helping users to fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up naturally. Somnox's proprietary technology includes features like a CO2 sensor to sense breathing, accelerometer to detect movement, audio speaker, and an intelligent algorithm to soothe the user back to sleep, and an accompanying Somnox app. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

2. Geoffrey Zakarian 330W Immersion Blender

Work like a pro in the kitchen! Leverage this immersion blender for all kinds of tasks, from mashing guac to blending soups to mixing batters. From Geoffrey Zakarian, it includes blender, blending attachment, whisking attachment, and mashing attachment.

(QVC, $49.98)

3. Scout Video Doorbell

The Scout Video Doorbell is the newest addition to the Scout DIY home security line-up. It is a full-featured video doorbell that lets you answer the door from home or while away, and provides HD video alerts, live streaming video with two-way audio, infrared night vision, optimized People Detection and more.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950

The DEEBOT OZMO 950, featuring a brand new design, will deep clean an entire home with its mopping and vacuuming capabilities with a single charge. Cutting edge Smart Navi™ 3.0 Mapping and Navigation Technology allow it to intelligently navigate and build a map of the home, allowing it to learn the most efficient cleaning routes. 

(Home Depot, $899.99)

5. CHI Steam Touchscreen Iron 

With over 400 steam holes, this iron delivers powerful steam that makes the process of steaming out wrinkles smooth and fast. CHI Touchscreen Clothing Iron’s digital temperature control lets you choose your fabric type and sets the temperature accordingly, eliminating the guesswork.

(Target, $149)

6. Coddle Convertible Couch 

This couch has the ability to transform into over a dozen different positions. Is equipped with four USB ports and two 110-volt sockets, and is available in stain resistant leather or microfiber. The sofa transforms for any situation while keeping you charged. Coddle also offers a matching chair and ottoman for a complete set.

(CoddleMe, $999)

7. MEATER Long Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer

This is the world’s first wireless leave-in meat thermometer with internal and external temperature sensors to ensure perfectly prepared meat for any meal.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. AeroGarden Harvest Elite in Stainless Steel

Grow up to 6 different herbs, veggies or flower varieties all year long — no sun, no soil and no green thumb required. The Harvest Elite Slim's grow light hood contains 20 watts of white, red and blue LED lights, giving your plants the full spectrum of sunlight they need to grow. Plants grow 5X faster than in a traditional outdoor garden.

(Bed Bath & Beyond, $179.99)

9. Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake Up Light

This is a clinically-proven sleep and wake-up light designed to help people relax and sleep and wake up naturally. The alarm clock has a built-in AmbiTrack sensor to measure your bedroom’s temperature, noise, light and humidity levels. Additional features include: customizable alarm, customizable light, sound, and new colored sunrise and sunset themes through your smartphone with the Philips SleepMapper App, an FM radio, power backup, USB mobile phone charging, AUX dock with quality speaker, full dim clock and smart touch display. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

10. NETGEAR Orbi Voice

This is an all-in-one smart speaker and WiFi satellite that uses your voice to play music, get the news and check the weather. The speaker satellite delivers exceptionally rich, room-filling sound and instant access to the music you love. Thanks to patented tri-band technology, the device eliminates WiFi dead zones and buffering, adding 2,000 square feet of consistent coverage to your existing Orbi Mesh WiFi network.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. Kangaroo Siren + Keypad

Through the app, create a PIN for the keypad and manually arm and disarm your home. Each user will have a different PIN so you can track who comes and goes. The Siren + Keypad also includes a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm listener, which will send an alert to your phone if either of those detectors is triggered. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

12. SecureDrive BT

The hardware encrypted SecureDrive can unlock the drive with two-factor authentication, facial recognition, or fingerprints on your iOS or Android device. It boasts features like step-away auto lock to keep your files safe when you are 10 feet away from the device, even if it is still plugged into a computer. The SecureDrive BT also has remote wipe so you can clear your drive if it becomes lost or stolen.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. Daiwa Felicity 3D Shiatsu Neck Massager with Heat Kneading Knobs

The Felicity Shiatsu Neck Massager is truly versatile thanks to the innovative hand straps. It is easy and comfortable to adjust the massage location and pressure by pulling on the handles, allowing you to effortlessly target hard-to-reach spots. The durable, soft synthetic leather material is sturdy and sophisticated, and the inner mesh lining around the massage heads allows air to flow.  

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

14. Eureka Ergonomic Height Adjustable 31-Inch Stand Up Desk Converter

Eureka Ergonomic was originally designed and manufactured by Eureka Ergonomic the Pro-X sit stand desk was born. With the vertical X-lifting design, you save valuable space while improving your work day.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. STM Goods Myth Laptop Sleeve

The Myth laptop sleeve protects your tech with a fleece-lined section and gapless corners that securely cradle tech gear while suspending devices from the “bump zone.” The sleeve is designed with a lightweight, water-resistant fabric that protects against any spills and inclement weather, and a removable shoulder strap creates a versatile look. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Skyroam Solis X

Skyroam Solis X, the world’s first Wi-Fi smart spot device, provides unlimited global Wi-Fi anywhere. It’s a unique combination of global 4G LTE WiFi, remote camera, power bank, and integrated smart assistant. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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17. Fitbit Versa 2

A premium smartwatch packed with advanced health, fitness, convenience and the right amount of smart features help you maximize your day, like Amazon Alexa Built-In, Spotify, Fitbit Pay. The always-on display mode and new sleep features like Sleep Score, smart wake and Sleep Mode, all have improved battery.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

18. Movado Connect 2.0 Smartwatch

The Movado Connect 2.0 smartwatch is a timepiece that fuses Movado’s iconic design aesthetics with Google’s cutting edge technology. For the stylish techie, the watch offers interchangeable straps and bracelets to pair with any outfit, while the tech includes customizable dials, Google’s OS Wear Ecosystem, Heart Rate Monitor, Microphone, GPS and more.

(Best Buy, $495+)

19. Weatherman Smart Umbrella

The Weatherman Collapsible is an ingenious spin on the commuter umbrella. Industrial-strength fiberglass defends against breaking and inverting, Teflon-coated fabric repels water, and vented canopies withstand winds up to 55 mph. 

(Weatherman Umbrella, $49)

20. AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

Pushing the boundaries of open-ear listening, AfterShokz has implemented brand new PremiumPitch 2.0+ and angled the transducers to ensure optimal placement on the cheekbones, allowing for more dynamic bass, higher volume and less vibration. Designed to empower users to redefine their possible, Aeropex harmonizes portability, usability, durability, safety, and enhanced sound quality.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

21. Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer

Connect your phone to this sleek photo printer with the help of Bluetooth to print 2x3" photos in less than a minute. Use the app to edit and add filters and effects for stunning photos. 

(Walmart, $146.78)

22. OnePlus 7T Smartphone

Believe it or not, there’s more to life than the iPhone. This features a beautifully designed triple camera setup, held within a polished circular ring module and comes in fun colors like Glacier Blue and Frosted Silver.

(OnePlus, $599)

23. Electric Heated Micro Mink and Sherpa Throw Blanket

Biddeford Micro Mink and Sherpa Heated Throw Blanket is a super soft, warm, polyester blanket that has an easy-to-use digital controller with 6 personal heat settings. Constructed with ultra-thin wires for added comfort.

(Walmart, $44.95)

24. Trackeroo Airpods Portable Case

It's utterly devasting to lose your AirPods and case. This easy-to-grip silicone case has a built-in pouch to hold a Tile, Cube, Itekm, Nutale, or XY4+ to track any lost AirPods. Each Trackeroo has a side loop designed specifically for a keychain ring or carabiner to help keep your AirPods close to you.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

25. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

This is a perfect gift that will let your loved one get their Amazon packages delivered safely and securely inside their garage. No more porch pirates or wet packages. 

(Walmart, $49.98)

26. Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera & Portable Printer

The IVY CLIQ lets users snap 2x3” or 2x2" photos and instantly print them. With a built-in 5.0 megapixel instant camera, small selfie mirror and auto flash, users can snap photos from anywhere, at any time. 

(Walmart, $89.99)

27. Roland R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder

This captures higher-quality audio than your smartphone without any distracting notifications or apps and is a compact recorder easily fits into your hand, pocket, purse, or backpack. Record and listen to audio when and how you want with built-in speakers, a microphone/headphone jack, and Bluetooth control. ​

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

28. Plott Cubit Smart Virtual Reality Measuring Tool

For the DIYer who never want to do measurements or math again, this is the only interactive, AR-driven platform for the rookie to veteran DIYer.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

29. BuddyPhones Waterproof Wireless Kids Headphones 

For the young listener who needs volume-limited headphones, these are also hypoallergenic and toxin-free. Volume is controlled using a built-in, always-on, sound control circuit to limit the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

30. Artie 3000 The Coding Robot

Artie 3000 is the coding robot for kids where you design the code, and Artie 3000 draws the pictures. Whether it’s using the pre-programmed designs for beginners or starting from scratch, the limits are endless.

(Walmart, $69.95)

31. BeHear Now Personal Hearing Device

Wear & Hear is a brand of future-forward wearable audio devices. With a personalized hearing assessment on the Wear & Hear application, BeHear NOW empowers its users by giving them the control over what and how they hear. The stylish, affordable, always-on, always-connected wearable audio devices and Bluetooth connectivity enhances the listening experience for day-to-day activities.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

32. Edifier TWS5 True Wireless Earbuds

These wireless Bluetooth earbuds are designed to deliver a high-level acoustic profile for an untethered listening experience. Multi-function touch controls allow for playback management and call answering without having to pull out your smart device.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)


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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who loves browsing for cute gifts (and great sales) on the Internet, so she found a way to make it part of her job! Find her on Twitter or via email.

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