18 years ago, for Christmas 2000 there were many tech gadgets that were in high demand. Most of which are now obsolete.
For example, the Motorolla 2-way pager let you send messages back and forth and was the size of your palm. Clearly, cool tech is all about timing.
The top tech gifts this year will be dated in just a couple of years. Read on for a list of 9 cool tech gadgets that are perfect for 2018.
1. Ivy Wireless Mini Photo Printer
Printing pictures from a computer is so 2010. Buying photo paper and uploading photos to a computer to print – blah.
One of the best tech gifts for 2018 is Canon’s mini photo printer. Just connect it to your smartphone and print 2×3 inch pictures with the push of a button.
It’s a great gift for teen girls that love cool tech gadgets. Best of all, they peel and stick for fun collages on walls, inside lockers, binders and so on.
2. Virtual Reality Headset
Priced at just under $200, the Oculus go virtual reality headset will let you experience the magic of your favorite movies, TV shows and video games all from the comfort of your home.
With livestream, you can get in the action at all the sports games and concerts you didn’t get tickets for.
You can even take a virtual vacation and get a 360-degree tour of the most incredible cities in the world.
No matter who is on your holiday list this year, a virtual reality headset is one of the top tech gifts that is sure to please.
3. Portable Charger
If you want to give a practical and cool tech gadget, you can’t go wrong with a portable charger. They are small and easy to throw in a bag, purse, pocket or car glove compartment.
They are priced at under $40 for the most part and can even give enough juice for a smartphone to get charged twice on one charge.
Look for one that has built-in lightning and micro-USB cables such as the Jackery Bolt charger. Give the gift of a green battery bar this year and watch them smile from ear to ear.
4. Completely Wireless Earbuds
Now that it’s 2018, it’s time for truly wireless earbuds to take the stage. The Master & Dynamic MW07 offers you exceptional sound, stunning finishes, and a totally wire-free earbud.
Gift it to the gym lover, the commuter or the busy parent. It’s perfect for anyone on the go.
Everyone will love the stainless-steel case which features a USB charging port.
5. Smart Garbage Can
The top tech gifts are ones that will be used every day. A voice-activated trash can by Simply Human is practical and sure to be used.
Just wave your hand over the lid or say “open can” and watch the lid slide open. The can even dispense trash liners one at a time so all you have to do is take out the trash when it’s full.
Make the trash can the smartest appliance in the home with a GeniCan barcode scanner.
When you toss something in the trash or recycling bin, it adds that barcode to your grocery list. Just pull up your list from your smartphone at the store. It’s grocery shopping made simple.
No barcode? That’s OK. Hold the item over the can and speak the item to get it added to your grocery list.
6. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Electric hairdryers often look much the same as the ones from the 1950s. The Dyson supersonic breaks the tired mold.
This sleek hairdryer has a microprocessor that measures the air temp 20 times per second to make sure her hair isn’t damaged. Talk about a practical and awesome tech gift for this holiday season.
7. Tile Pro Tracker
Speaking about practical gifts, a Tile Pro tracker is the best techie gift for all your absent-minded friends and family.
Attach the tile to anything including your remote control or car keys and never spend frantic moments rushing around the house looking for your keys again!
The battery will last a year and is replaceable. Lose something out in the city? Not to worry, Tile will send you a notification whenever your item comes close to another tile user’s Bluetooth range.
8. Olympus Tough TG-5 Waterproof Camera
Give the gift of more Instagram-worthy action shots with an Olympus Tough TG-5 camera.
It’s waterproof up to 50 feet and can take 4K video and HD images.
Other cool techie features include a thermometer and Wi-Fi connectivity. This sturdy camera is crash, crush and drop resistant.
9. Cryptocurrency Trading Bots
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving this holiday season? A crypto trading bot allows hobbyist and professional crypto day traders to execute automated trades on Bittrex, Bitstamp, KuCoin, YoBiT and more.
3 Commas provide an intuitive, user-friendly dashboard that includes features such as trailing stop losses, automated mean-reversion trades, and copy trading.
Users are able to set up and back-test portfolios for increased analysis. You will be the star gift-giver with a gift like this.
Bottom Line on Cool Tech
Thanks for reading. We hope this list of cool tech gifts has sparked some ideas for this holiday season.
The great thing about techie gifts is that they are cutting-edge, modern and always well received by people who are into tech.
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