Top 10 Technology Gifts of 2017
Christmas is just around the corner, but some of us are still trying to figure out what to get those on our Christmas gift list. In this age of technology, tech gifts are the most popular gifts to give. I’ve listed the top ten items that tech savvy and not-so-tech-savvy individuals will really appreciate.
Mobile Phone Car Mount – Show them that you care with a car mount for their mobile phone. This leaves their hands free to drive and reduces distraction which, in turn reduces the chances of having an accident.
USB Flash Drive – Everyone loves a little extra storage space, even in digital form. This mass storage device in 8GB or higher is a thoughtful gift. Flash drives have become very creative, and can look like a tube of lipstick, or can be a transformer that can be turned into something interesting.
Adjustable Laptop Stand – This is one of those gifts that you might consider keeping for yourself. This gift will replace that pillow that you put on your lap to prop up your laptop. This practical gift is one that will definitely get a lot of use.
Docking Station – Help them organize all those devices with a multi-device docking station. They’ll appreciate having all their devices in one place, and not having to search all over for them.
Tablet Stand – A tablet stand to go over the lap, or one that is mounted on a wall for use in the kitchen are both great gifts that offer comfort and convenience.
Earphones – This is a practical gift that will get a lot of use. Earphones come in a variety of colors and packaging, so you can personalize them for that special person on your gift list.
Headset – A headset is a great gift for that person who spends a lot of time interacting online. A headset increases the effectiveness of online communication while leaving the hands are free to work.
Wireless speakers – Wireless speakers are great for so many reasons. They are hands-free speakers that can be voice-controlled. Some can be connected to a voice service and play music, provide information, news, sports scores, and weather. It can also keep you on schedule by keeping your calendar.
ASUS VivoStick – This is a cool device that every techie will want. The Asus VivoStick is a pocket-sized, full 64-bit Windows 10 computer that's about the size of a flash drive. It has limited memory and storage, but it can turn a HDMI TV, display, or projector into a fully-functional all-in-one PC. This is a really great gift.
Selfie Stick – If you take pictures with your phone, you’re probably planning to get a selfie stick. A selfie stick is a great gift for anyone that takes pictures with their phone. Imagine how happy you would be if you received one as a gift.
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