The 2016 holiday shopping season is in full swing right now. That means people want to know which tech products they should be giving this season and in 2017. The list of best tech gadgets gets more impressive every year — and these Top 25 Tech Gadgets will provide you full options that will make any person on your list happy.
List of Top 25 Tech Gadgets
Here is a list of the Top 25 Tech Gadgets gift ideas for the tech lover. It includes drones, cameras, Smarthome products, smartphones, wearables and other game-changing products that hit shelves in 2016.
Bose is a leader in noise-cancelation headphones. The QuietComfort QC35 over-ear headphones include a new twist: they’re wireless. They’re a bit on the pricey end with a cost of $349, yet they’re the best option in this category. They look great too.
GoPro renewed their successful family of action cameras with this new Hero5 Black model. Adventurers can enjoy better waterproofing (down to 33 feet/10 meters) without requiring an additional camera housing. With a price of $399, it also loses some buttons with the new two-inch touch display.
Some of its features includes –
- Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes.
- Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
- Additional GoPro HERO5 Black Features + Benefits below on item page.
- Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro
The SkyBell HD for $199 is a smart doorbell that sends live video to your smartphone so you can see, hear and speak to the person at your door. With SkyBell, you can know when a package arrives, monitor your home while you’re away, and see unwanted visitors at your doorstep. It’s the best video doorbell available and a great gift for the parent, homeowner or senior on your list.
Apple raised the bar with the Apple Watch Series 2, adding built-in GPS and water-resistance up to 50 meters. The watch, which starts at $369, features a heart rate sensor, native activity tracker and the nicest display of any smartwatch.
This 2016 tech gadget list would not be complete without a virtual reality headset. The Samsung Gear VR allows you to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a VR headset. The usual price of Samsung Gear VR is $99 but from Amazon, it is for $69.75. Enjoy the immersive world of virtual reality without the cost of a dedicated VR headset.
This latest version of the Macbook pro includes a dynamic Touch Bar that changes states to provide you with the shortcuts you need at that time. It’s also thinner, lighter and more powerful than ever. Those features are added to a laptop that boasts great battery life, a beautiful display and efficient keyboard and trackpad. The laptop starts at $1,799.
7. DJI Phantom 4 drone.
Despite the hefty price tag of $1,199, the DJI Phantom 4 drone will put a smile on the face of any adventurer, photographer or videographer on your list. It can shoot 4K video and even capture slow-motion video in full HD format. It also has great battery life, allowing you to fly the drone up to 28 minutes.
Some of its features Include:
- Auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology makes controlling easy. App enables monitoring/camera operation easy
- Capture 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, supported resolutions include: 12.0MP (4000 x 3000) photos. The f/2.8 lens with a broad field of view delivers crisp, clear images
- Gimbal stabilization technology, along with a hover function allows you to capture smooth, clean footage while the camera is in the air
- Use DJI director software with a built-in video editor to add music, text, and more to your videos.
There are few things in a home that can’t be connected to the Logitech Harmony Elite Wi-Fi remote. In addition to controlling your TV and game consoles, this remote can also control other smart home products in your home — making it the centerpiece of the connected home. The remote retails for $285.
Some its features include:
- The most powerful and intuitive Harmony remote works with Alexa for voice control. All-in-one control of up to 15 home entertainment and connected home devices
- Full-color touchscreen: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, volume, 50 favorite channels and smart home devices like Philips Hue lights
- One-touch Activities: Touch an Activity like “Watch a Movie” to automatically power on and switch devices to the right settings
- Harmony app: Turns iOS or Android smartphones or tablets into personal universal remote controls for the whole house
- Closed-cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices in closed cabinets, or even when away from home
- Convenient charging station: Keeps your remote powered and within reach
- Easy-to-use design: Find the right button every time, even in the dark, with motion-activated backlit buttons, home control buttons, and a comfortable layout
- Works with over 270,000 devices: Controls your TV, satellite or cable box, Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, Blu-ray player, game consoles, plus connected lights, locks, thermostats, sensors and more
These all-new smartphones are the perfect gift for any Android user. These phones are unique from other Android options in that they are actually made by Google. This allows a deeper native experience with the Google Assistant and your Google account. You’ll also enjoy an outstanding camera, a beautiful display, and solid battery life. The phones have a cost of about $750.
The Lumix ZS100 is a perfect option for a photographer who wants more than the camera on their phone, but less than a DSLR. It takes great photos and also offers 4k video capturing. The camera has a price tag of about $699.
The latest and greatest from Cupertino. These latest versions of the iPhone include an increase in processing power, a phenomenal camera and stereo speakers for the speakerphone. It’s also waterproof — which is great news for any parent that hands iPhone to a child. The phones start at $649.
The idea of a smart home is now a reality, and the Google Home is the latest entry into the voice-controlled assistant category. The Google Home takes a more stylish approach in their design and benefits from Google’s extensive artificial intelligence experience. You can ask Google Home to play music, set timers, calculate conversions while you cook and control other smart home products — all with your voice. Google Home is available for $129.
A great option for the audiophile on your list, the Sonos Play:5 is a nice-looking speaker you can operate from a smartphone via Wi-Fi. It provides high-quality sound for its size and provides strong base performance. It has an iOS and Android app and also connects with Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon music accounts. The Sonos Play:5 retails for $469.
A beautiful and detachable display allows the Surface Book to act as a laptop and as a tablet. It’s on the more expensive side of the spectrum, yet the versatility can be it a great option to buying a laptop and a separate tablet. The Surface Book starts at $2,399.
This innovative and versatile Surface Studio workstation made waves when it was announced this year. The stunning 28-inch touchscreen reclines and pivots — making it easy to use whether you’re sitting down or standing up. It’s powered by Windows 10 and has even made Apple users pay attention. The Surface Studio is available starting at$2,999.
The perfect option for the active person on your list. The Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones, available for $149, combine excellent sound quality, durability, and comfort with the convenience of wire-free connection over Bluetooth.
We all need more power for our gadgets. The Biolite SolarPanel 5+ uses solar panels to charge internal batteries with the sun. Available for $79.95, It’s a great option for outdoor activities, like camping, or as a backup power supply if your power goes out.
Fitness trackers have been a huge hit the last few years and Fitbit has led the way. In addition to counting your steps, the Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart rate monitor, interchangeable bands and can connect to your phone’s GPS. The Fitbit starts at $149.95.
If you want a lightweight, portable and affordable laptop, take a look at the Acer Chromebook 14. While it may not have the horsepower of other laptops, it’s a great option for browsing the Web, answering emails and other light computing tasks. It’s available for $349.
This Roku USB gadget, available for $40, plugs into your TV and allows you to connect your TV to your online streaming service. You can connect to nearly every service available, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube. It’s a great way to cut your cable bill and still enjoy the TV shows and movies you like.
Want to listen to music while you’re in the pool, on a picnic or at the beach? If yes, the UE Roll2, available for $99, is a durable speaker that sounds great and can go virtually anywhere.
If you’re in the market for a small (yet powerful) tablet, look no further than the Apple iPad Mini 4, which starts at $399. The upgrades came with some new features: a better camera, faster processor, and a beautiful display. While it has a smaller screen, it can still handle split-screen apps.
This wi-fi enabled robot vacuum will clean your floors and carpets without you lifting a finger. The Neato D3 scans and learns the room, automatically. It’s perfect for normal wear and year, yet can’t do the heavy cleaning of an upright vacuum cleaner. The vacuum is available for $400.
Starting at $299, the version of the popular Sony PlayStation features a much slimmer profile. It still has the same features that have made it so popular: streaming video, Blu-ray player and exclusive games like Uncharted 4.
The Sprocket is an ultra-portable photo printer that lets you print photos from your phone. This Bluetooth-enabled gadget works with iPhone and Android smartphones with the free app. This is a great gift for teens, college students, and young adults. It retails for $130.
I hope this list of Top 25 Tech Gadgets will help you to decide which is best for you or best to give away a gift to your loved ones in 2017. This Top 25 Tech Gadgets list intentionally chosen with price ranges from $50 to $3,000 to help you decide which item falls on your budget list.