We’re breaking down our fav tech gadgets for gift giving again this year. Or keeping for yourself; there are no rules. There are so many cool ideas we couldn’t stop at just nine this year. We have twelve to discuss! Some are brand specific items, some make life easier, and some are just plain fun!
FirstLink’s Favorite Tech Gifts for 2023
Ear Buds – Pixel Buds Pro by Google has double the bandwidth for clearer calls and active noise cancellation with silent seal. They feature wireless charging and have advanced features to protect your hearing. These little guys also boast 31 hours of listening time and multipoint connectivity allowing you to switch from one device to another effortlessly, even from iOS to Android.
3 in 1 Charging Station for Apple Devices – Mag-Safe Charger Stand for iPhone 15 14 13 12 Pro/Max/Plus/Mini, AirPods Pro/3/2, iWatch 9/8/7/6/SE/5/4/3/2. This charging stand is universal for many of the Apple devices. It doesn’t support phones older than a 12. It’s a one stop shop for charging – 3 in 1! Get your iPhone, AirPods and iWatch all charged at the same time.
Camera Phone Stabilizer – DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones keeps the camera steady and on point no matter who’s shooting the picture or what’s going on! Compact, lightweight, and extendable makes it easy to take anywhere to shoot anything. The side wheel gives you control over focus and zoom so you can try your hand at special effects.
Home Security Camera – Google Nest Camera has battery operated and wired options available. Wired cams come with the option of a floodlight. These are indoor or outdoor 1080p HDR. You can set alerts and see up to three hours of history. There is an option to upgrade to Nest Aware for additional history for an additional charge.
Self-Cleaning Water Bottle – The LARQ Bottle is a 17 or 25 oz insulated, stainless steel BPA and plastic free water bottle with an interesting sideshow attraction. Not only does this bottle keep your cold beverages cold for 24 hours and your hot beverages hot for 12 hours, it also neutralizes bacteria using innovative non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology to sanitize water and clean the inner surfaces of the bottle. It comes in a variety of colors.
Meat Thermometer – The Meater® meat thermometer monitors your cook from a smartphone or tablet, so you’ll never undercook or overcook your meat again. Works with any outdoor cooker. A built-in Bluetooth repeater extends the wireless range up to 165 feet and a single AAA battery charges the probe up to 100 times. It’s 100% wire free and walks you through every step of the cooking process for perfect results every time.
Digital Calendar – Skylight digital calendar comes in two sizes, 10 and 15 inches, and is a “WIFI-connected digital display that showcases your family’s schedule with… clarity, color and brilliance.” It auto-syncs with Google, Outlook, Apple, Cozi, and Yahoo and comes complete with features like a chore chart, color coding, mobile app, shared access, custom lists, meal planning and weather. It is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Smart Outlets – Meross Matter Smart Wi-Fi Plug allows you to automate your home in style. Hook up your lights and other electric devices to an app on your smartphone. Control your lights through your phone or your digital assistant like Amazon Alexa, Apple Home, Google Home and SmartThings.
Fitness Tracking Ring – The RingConn Smart Ring is the next thing in fitness tracking titanium jewelry. It continuously monitors heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels all while keeping track of your steps and calories and monitoring your stress index. It also does a quality analysis of your sleep stages. Don’t worry, it’s water resistant for hand washing and workouts. It comes with full app control and there is no subscription fee. It features a seven-day battery life. Know your ring size before ordering.
Technological Sleep Aid – Ozlo Sleepbuds is “a comfortable, noise-masking earbud engineered to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.” They are designed to be comfortable for side sleepers. You can choose from Ozlo tracks or stream anything you want. Choose to play sounds all night or use a timer that will end the masking sounds and transitions into a passive noise blocking. These are estimated to be available in the US and Canada in January 2024.
Wallet Tracker – The AirCard™ is the first ultra-thin, Bluetooth wallet tracker with an integrated digital business card. It works exclusively with Apple Find My network. Gain the ability to locate a lost wallet with the drop of a pin or it’s able to emit a sound. It features an ‘advanced lost mode’ that’s like leaving a message in a bottle and your wallet can notify you when it gets left behind.
6 in 1 Charging Device – The inCharge®X offers 6 different charging combinations which is able to charge almost any device from any power source. It features USB-A to USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB and USB-C to USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB (check amps and voltage). This multi cable can charge iPhone, iPad, Android devices, laptops or any other portable device with ease.
That completes our list of our favorite tech gifts for the year. Some are more affordable than others, but all are “super cool.” Hope you enjoy and maybe one or two will end up in your gift lineup this year. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season and all the best from all of us here at FirstLink!