With the holiday season right around the corner, it can be a struggle to find the right gift for the techie in your life. There’s no doubt the course of this year has shown us how important technology is, but when it comes to buying the most updated, cool and unique gadgets for the technology lovers in our lives it can be tricky.
But fear not! BestTechie has compiled a holiday gift guide that fits all and any kind of techie out there, whether they are interested in gaming systems, security products and everything in between. Below are some of our favorite products for the 2020 holiday season.
The highly anticipated release of the PS5 has gamers freaking out and disappointed with the original pre-order rollout of the product last month. Getting your hands on the system before it is officially released Nov. 12 might be tricky, but you can try resellers like Antonline who might be able to provide an avenue for purchase.
Watch out for added prices and bundles, as some retailers will just be selling the gaming system ($400), while others may only have bundles available (ranging from $660-$780). No matter where you get it, there’s no doubt the PS5 is a gamers’ dream and the first new system from Sony since the PS4 in 2013.
If your techie is obsessed with having all the new latest and most advanced security gadgets out there, you might want to consider the Lorex Home Center. This home security hub is your one-stop shop for monitoring all your security products; that features a touchscreen and voice assistant.
Though the Lorex Home Center can’t link non-Lorex security products, they have a number of products that are highly rated on their site from smart doorbells, a number of indoor and outdoor cameras and floodlights. If your techie just bought a new home, this might be a perfect gift. The Home Center comes with two Wi-Fi cameras to get them started. Retailed at $399.99 on lorex.com and amazon.com.
What is the best way for a techie to protect all their products? There are protection plans from brands, but they typically only protect their branded products. With Asurion Home+ the techie in your life can protect their TV, laptop, wireless headphones, smartphone and smart speaker all under one plan, as opposed to a number of plans.
With this protection plan, which is $24.99 per month, users can file all existing, new and future products on the plan, with no expiration dates and no limit on the number of claims. If something breaks, it will either get fixed or replaced under this plan.
With many of us likely not flying much right now, road trips are inevitable this holiday season. Buying a whole new car might be a bit of a stretch, but buying a new accessory for an outdated car might be a great idea. A dash camera is something that can elevate a 2004 Honda Accord into a more advanced car companion.
The Road Patrol Touch Duo is one of the best on the market, containing a second camera that can act as a baby monitor or blind spot monitor, helping give you another eye on the road. It has accident detection, super night vision, a parking mode and an OLED touch screen with a build in microphone. It retails for $179.99.
Everyone has that friend who has to have the latest Apple products, and the newly announced Apple HomePod Mini might be the perfect, affordable gift you can give them. Working with your existing Apple products, HomePod Mini is similar to their HomePod, except smaller and significantly cheaper ($99).
Similar to the Google Assistant and Amazon Echo, the HomePod Mini works with Siri to play music and be a voice assistant. Apple’s big highlight is the sound capability of the product, highlighting the 360-degree immersive audio experience that can fill up a whole room. You can begin ordering the HomePod Mini on Nov. 6.