The best tech gifts of 2022 2
Even for the impossible-to-shop-for person, the latest tech gadgets always make for a great gift. Why? Well, no matter what their interests are, there’s always something out there that’s perfectly tailored to what they love. We can all but fully guarantee that no one will scoff when gifted a pair of high-quality earbuds, a new backpack for their favorite gear, or a few new accessories to make the most out of their shiny new iPad or MacBook.
In order to recommend the finest and most up-to-date tech gifts for you, we’re constantly on the hunt for the latest products to hit the market —we even tested some too! So, whether you want to go big and splurge on an item or are looking to spend less than $50 on a new gadget, you’ll find the perfect tech gift for your dad, your brother, your friend, and more in our carefully curated gift guide.
The Goal Zero Nomad 10 solar panel is an excellent tech gift option for outdoorsy personalities. Its onboard USB output allows it to easily charge phones, backup battery packs, and other small gadgets.
The Nomad 10 also has a foldable design, an adjustable kickstand, and a built-in hook for attaching it to a backpack.
The Ekster aluminum cardholder has a sleek, slim design and many smart features, making it a great tech gift for gearheads. We like its patented mechanism that can eject cards from its aluminum storage pocket just by pressing a button. The slim accessory also has an RFID-blocking layer to safeguard against identity theft.
This wallet has enough space for at least 12 cards, as well as a handy strap for carrying cash and receipts. It’s crafted from space-grade aluminum that’s available in a multitude of colors.
The sleek PureVis water bottle by LARQ — the maker of our favorite pitcher — is a surprisingly high-tech gift, thanks to an onboard UV-C light. The nontoxic technology will allow users to seamlessly sanitize the bottle’s interior, as well as the water inside it. The process takes only a minute to complete.
Available in several colors, the bottle has an insulated design, which allows it to keep the liquids hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. The rechargeable battery of its sanitizer can last up to a month between charges.
The Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker is a great tech gift for any music enthusiast. It is incredibly elegant, plenty durable with an IP67 rating for water resistance (it can even float!), and capable of blasting signature Bose sound with excellent quality for up to 12 hours between battery charges.
Bose offers the SoundLink Flex in black, white, blue, and red. Each speaker has a cool fabric strap.
The reasonably priced Holy Stone HS260 drone is a perfect tech gift for aerial photography beginners. It can capture Full HD video from a robust range, and it packs an impressive set of flight and camera controls. Users can tap into the foldable gadget’s stellar capabilities via a bundled remote control, using their smartphone as a viewfinder.
According to its maker, the HS260 can fly for up to 15 minutes between battery swaps. Its retail package includes two batteries, a controller, additional propellers and propeller guards with a screwdriver to help change them, and a storage case.