9 Practical and Smart Christmas Gifts For Gadget Geeks

9 Practical and Smart Christmas Gifts For Gadget Geeks

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There are so many things to love about Christmas, right? The frosty and snowy weather, long-awaited family reunions, gallons of food and drinks we savor upon during this merry-making period; everything's a memorable affair. Christmas gifts are another reason to be excited about. However, if you're choosing a tech gift for a technophile, you need to know the right options to look out for.

We've compiled a shortlist of some interesting as well as utilitarian products that will light up the face of your technophile friend or family member. That being said, let's get into the details.

1. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Photo printerSource: HP/Amazon

When Christmas is around the corner, it's but natural to start taking snaps with your friends and family. The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer makes this habit more appealing to have.

It allows you to print your mobile phone photos on Zink sticky-backed paper. The initial package consists of a load of ten sheets of this paper. You need to download the Sprocket app, connect your phone to the printer via Bluetooth and start printing your favorite pictures.

The device has a sleek design and is feather-weighted, which is a boon since the portability allows you to take the printer anywhere with you. So, the next time you wish to solidify your memories, the HP Sprocket Photo Printer will be in the line to take care of that task.

2. LARQ Self-Purifying Bottle

Self-purifying bottleSource: LARQ/Amazon

Ever since the pandemic struck, cleanliness in food and living has become an unbreakable norm for survival. Clean drinking water is one of the basic necessities to lead a healthy lifestyle. The LARQ self-purifying bottle will make sure you get purified water in an instant wherever you go.

To start with, this bottle provides purified water in sixty seconds using UV-C LED technology. Made of stainless steel, it can keep the stored water clean for around one day. It can also keep water hot for around 12 hours. 

If you're out camping in the woods, the LARQ self-purifying bottle can give you fresh and clean water to drink. Say goodbye to water-borne diseases thanks to LARQ!

3. August WiFi Smart Lock

Smart lockSource: August Home/Amazon

We're living in an age where smart products are making daily lives easier for us humans. If you wish to embrace this ongoing shift, you can start with the August WiFi Smart Lock.

The working principle is simple; the smart lock helps lock the door from inside to ensure better and tighter security. You can use the August app to grant access to your friends and family instead of using a key to lock or unlock your door. 

The installation process takes around ten minutes to complete. If you wish to turn your home into a smart one, this is one of the first gadgets we would recommend you to invest in to begin the transformation process. 

4. PopGrip for MagSafe

PopGripSource: PopSockets/Amazon

PopGrip is a retractable device for an iPhone MagSafe that can be used to enjoy a firm grip on your phone. It's a nice utilitarian tech Christmas gift for the quintessential technophile.

Made of Polycarbonate, the PopGrip is also an excellent stand for your phone. The built-in magnets of your phone will easily get attached to MagSafe-compatible cases. However, make sure you don't use it on bare phones or on cases that aren't compatible with MagSafe. 

If you want to avail of MagSafe charging, just slide in the cylindrical top and you're ready to go. The PopGrip fits on all iPhone 12 devices, provided you're using a MagSafe-compatible case. The affordability and the problem it solves make this charger a great tech Christmas gift choice.

5. Coway Airmega Air Purifier

Air PurifierSource: Coway/Amazon

Air pollution is steadily on the rise, and fresh air intake is becoming all the more necessary to ensure good health. What if we tell you there's a device that will give you real-time minute-by-minute updates on the air quality in your room. The Coway AirMega purifier does precisely that. 

It comes with an LED that tells you whether the room's air quality is good or bad. If the quality of air has indeed deteriorated, you can use the purifier fan to filter the pollutants.

The fan has three speeds; you need to choose one manually before starting the purifier. Then, there's also the timer feature that allows you to program the Coway AirMega purifier so that it can run continuously for one, four, or eight hours. If there is no polluted air detected, the device will turn off in 30 minutes.

6. DJI Mini 2 - Drone Quacopter

QuadcopterSource: DJI/Amazon

If you've got a photographer friend who lives and breathes a camera, there's no better tech Christmas gift to light up his Christmas celebrations with this DJI-made Drone Quadcopter.

The DJI Quadcopter can fly at a height of 4000m and provides 720p video transmission over 10 kilometers. It can also resist level 5 winds, so you can easily get a clear shot at high altitudes without worrying about picture quality.

The DJI Quadcopter has a maximum flight of 31 minutes. It's a portable and foldable device, so whether you're on the roads in a metro city or camping away in the woods, there's no need to worry about carrying this device.

7. Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 Wireless Charger

MagSafe 2-in-1 chargerSource: Belkin/Amazon

Wireless chargers are the future when it comes to recharging various devices. If your friend is particularly an Apple user, the Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 charger is probably the best tech Christmas gift she could ask for this Christmas.

It is compatible with all iPhone 12 and 13 models. You can use this 2-in-1 wireless charger to charge your smartwatch and AirPods at the same time. Available in Black color, this device gives an output power of 15W for fast wireless charging. You can also use the charger as a phone stand.

8. Smart Yoga Mat

Yoga matSource: Backslash/Amazon

Another gift for the quintessential fitness freak who spends his mornings doing yoga accessories. But didn't you wonder what can a smart mat do differently than a regular mat?

Well, here's the answer. This Smart Yoga Mat can wrap up automatically. You just need to flip it over and it will roll over all by itself.

The mat is equipped with yoga routines powered by Women's Health; you can listen to them via your smart speaker. Also, the mat is 4 inches longer than the regular mat and has a 5mm thickness that provides enough cushioning for your knees and elbows while doing the exercises.

9. Stereo Turntable

Stereo turntableSource: Audio-Technica/Amazon

It's time for the Christmas carols to be playing all over the household. However, what if we add a vintage touch to the music? Any audiophile, especially if they were born in the 60s or 70s would love to revisit the good old times where they played recordings using turntables?

The Stereo Turntable is specially designed to give you that nostalgic feeling in these advanced times. Available in six different colors, you can either opt for a wired or wireless turntable.

The Stereo Turntable is made of plastic and also comes with a detachable dust cover to protect the device from wear and tear. If you're contemplating a gift for your grandma or grandpa, make sure you give this Stereo Turntable a thought.

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