When it comes to gifts, you can never go wrong with tech – and this year, there’s a host of new and exciting products that anyone on your list will love. To help you save time and highlight some of the very best new gadgets, tech expert Avery Swartz brought us her picks of the latest and great gifts for tech-lovers and casual consumers alike. Check them out in the gallery below, and click on the video above for even more great tips and suggestions from Avery!
The latest and greatest tech gifts for the holidays
IKEA wooden device standYou can’t go wrong with this simple wooden device stand from IKEA. It’s only $2, so buy a few! It has two different size slots so it will fit most smartphones and tablets. The bamboo wood will look sharp in every decor.
IKEA | $2
Bluetooth Karaoke MicrophoneThis Bluetooth Karaoke microphone is the perfect gift for kids of all ages. Connect your smartphone by Bluetooth or using the included audio cable. Boot up a karaoke app or YouTube and sing the hits! The microphone has mixing adjustments for volume level of the microphone, the echo/reverb, and the music volume all on the device.
Amazon | $40
Tile Stickers (2-pack)Tile trackers are the best for keeping track of where you left your keys, your bag, your phone, and more. Can’t find something? Look it up in the Tile app on your phone, or “ring” the item to find it by sound.
Amazon | $40
Tile Slim (1-pack)They’ve come out with two new Bluetooth tracking devices: stickers, and slim. The waterproof stickers have an adhesive back, a built-in battery that lasts for 3 years, and can be attached to just about anything (think: the TV remote, your bicycle, your headphones, etc). The Tile Slim lays flat, and is perfect for wallets, passports and electronic devices.
Amazon | $40
Roku Streaming Stick PlusThis streaming stick goes in the HDMI port of your television, turning any TV into a smart TV. Plug it in, connect to the internet, and access hundreds of streaming options. Roku has Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, Prime, and many more. The Roku stick is super portable, making it great for travel too.
Roku | $60
Leather wireless device chargers by CourantNow that so many smartphones have wireless charging, you need a charging spot for them. Courant makes handsome wireless chargers from Italian leather that will look lovely in any decor. The Catch: 2 charger can charge two devices at once, and the Carry charger can be taken anywhere for portable wireless charging on the go.
Courant | Prices vary
Nintendo Switch LiteThe Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller, personal version of the popular Nintendo Switch game system. It’s small and light, and offers portable, hand-held gaming at a great price. The Nintendo Switch Lite is for game-lovers of all ages. Combine it with the hottest new games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and you have a holiday gift home run.
Amazon | $260
AirPods ProApple has improved on their popular AirPods headphones with the new AirPods Pro, and these are a must-have gift for the holiday season. AirPods Pro have a customizable fit with 3 different sizes of silicone tips, so they’ll be comfortable for anyone. Press and hold the AirPods to toggle between “transparency mode” so you can hear the sound around you, and “active noise cancelling mode” for immersive sound. They’re sweat and water-resistant, so they’re great for the gym and the beach.
Apple | $330
Focals by North glassesFocals are custom-built smart glasses with a holographic display only you can see. Pair them to your smartphone, and you can see messages, navigation, sports scores, weather information, and control your music, all without looking down at your phone. Wear the accompanying ring on your finger (called a Loop) to control the glasses, using a small joystick. Focals are available in non-prescription and prescription lenses, and have optional sun clips.
North | Prices vary