The holidays are often a stressful time of year. Whether you’re cranking out year-end projects to ensure your service desk is ready for the new year, gearing up for a well-deserved vacation, or just feel like the holidays have snuck up on you before you’ve had a chance to even think about shopping, we know you’ve got plenty on your plate. So, it’s understandable if you haven’t yet gotten the techie in your life the perfect gift. We get it, they might just be the hardest person to shop for, especially if you aren’t up on all of the newest gadgets that have hit the market this year. But, fear not late holiday shopper! The Samanage team has you covered.
Who better to turn to than our very own tech-savvy customers and internal team members? We asked around for some of the most original options that will impress even the savviest technology lover in your life. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting and/or most unique ideas:
OLED TVs have the power to control each pixel to create intense colors and offer viewers brighter and more efficient displays. Plus, since each pixel is independently powered, the black levels of OLED cannot be matched by the competition (see: QLED). This one is a bit of a splurge, so if you happen to spend a lot of time with your tech and TV fanatic, then you can both enjoy a cinematic experience while binge watching.
A pressure cooker that can make meals in less than 30 minutes? Sign us up! If your friend is a techie and a foodie, then this is the perfect gift. Give them the power to make all their recipe dreams come true. Especially if they need to make those food dreams a reality on a time crunch!
This headset is portable, easy to use, and has built-in audio. A triple threat and perfect for the friend that wants to experience live sports or their favorite tv show in a new way.
This quadcopter drone is considered one of the most stable mini-drones on the market. With the ability to control it from their phone and take pictures, they’ll be wanting to fly in no time.
A doorbell that allows you to stay in bed when the dreaded door to door salesman comes by? Sounds like a dream. The Ring Video Doorbell works with Alexa and allows your techie friend or family member to see, hear, and speak to visitors from their phone, tablet, or computer. Plus, the holidays can mean frequent deliveries of packages to your front stoop. Help your friends and family keep an eye on things even when they aren’t home.
Alternatively, if the DIY smart homeowner in your life is already invested in the Nest ecosystem (thermostats, cameras), you could opt for Nest Hello.
Is your friend or family member always late because they’re constantly misplacing their car keys? The Tile Slim is the perfect gift! They can attach the tile to their keys and use Bluetooth to find them in no time. If they’re particularly forgetful, you can splurge for the 4-pack bundle. You’ll save some money, and they’ll be able to keep track of their keys, their phone, and their wallet.
Know of any other must-have tech gifts that are perfect for the holidays? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @Samanage to share your suggestions!