Not sure what gift to get your loved one? No worries, The Wonder of Tech has you covered no matter what your budget is!
Check out both fun and practical tech gift ideas. You don’t have to be a techie to get excited about these gifts. You may even find something special for yourself!
Mini Laptop Riser
If your loved one uses a laptop you can make life more comfortable with this Mini Laptop Riser. Lift the base of the laptop off the desk at an angle to make typing easier.
You can bend it to the shape and height that work best for you. The riser is lightweight enough to bring it with you when you’re away from your desk.
The Mini Laptop Riser is available from Etsy in a 2-pack for $10.95 in a variety of colors. You can give one away and keep one for yourself!
Cablox Cable Organizer
If tangled cords are a constant nuisance, check out the Cablox Cable Organizer. These squares have an adhesive back so they can stick to almost any surface.
Weave your cords through the pegs to prevent tangles. You can hide them under desktops or entertainment stands to keep your computer and TV cords hidden.
This video shows how they work:
Cablox Cable Organizers come in a set of 4 for $20 from Ippinka in black or white.
You can spend hundreds of dollars getting a virtual reality viewer, or you can spend just a few dollars and get Google Cardboard. This viewer works with larger cell phones, letting you view the world in 3D with 360° views in all directions.
Many apps work with Google Cardboard and many of them are free. You can watch videos, play games and see the world in an amazing virtual reality.
If you like home-made gifts, you can even make one yourself using the instructions given by Google on its Cardboard page.
Check out my full review of Google Cardboard: Google Cardboard – A New Way to View Reality!
Levitating Construction Blocks
Build a castle in the air with the Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge. Part game, part toy, part educational tool, this helps you understand the concept of balance while having fun.
Arrange your building blocks on a floating platform while keeping it balanced. The platform hovers over a magnetic base. If the blocks become unbalanced the platform will tip and the blocks tumble.
This video shows how the Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge works.
This game is designed for 1-8 players, ages 8 and up.
The Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge is available for $29.99 from ThinkGeek.
Want a drone but don’t have a lot of space to fly one? Check out this Mini Quadcopter that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.
This Mini Quadcopter can be controlled to fly in any direction with its remote controller. Three levels of flight mode allow beginners and experts to operate it.
This video shows the Mini Quadcopter in action:
The Mini Quadcopter is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $39.95.
External Battery Cell Phone Charger
The Easy ACC 20000mAh external battery lets you charge up to four different devices at once. This handy battery pack has four ports for charging and is powerful enough to charge tablets as well as phones.
You can juice up this battery pack twice as fast with its dual cords for charging. You can fully charge this battery in six hours, according to the manufacturer.
You can also use this battery pack to light a room with its built-in flashlight.
The Easy ACC battery is available from Amazon for $35.99.
Easy Twist Outlet Adapter
The Easy-Twist Outlet Adapter can make the most of any outlet around the world. This adapter lets you plug in up to 4 USB devices and a MacBook.
The adapter also has different plugs that twist into place so you can use it in 150 countries around the world.
This video shows you how Easy-Twist Outlet Adapter works:
The Easy-Twist Outlet Adapter is available from Ippinka for $45.
If your loved one is an artist, finger painting on an iPad may not be good enough. Harness creativity with this iPad Paintbrush.
This paintbrush has actual bristles so you can simulate painting in acrylic, watercolor, or charcoal media using apps on your tablet. The other end of the paintbrush has a rubber tip that lets you write, sketch or draw.
The iPad Paintbrush works on mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Samsung tablets, Kindle Fire, Nexus, and more.
Watch artists of all ages create masterpieces using the iPad Paintbrush:
The iPad Paintbrush is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $49.95.
Artistic talent not included.
Indoor Snowfall Light
Get into the spirit of the season in your home, no matter where you live, with this Indoor Snowfall Light. Plug this light into your wall outlet or USB port and let the fun begin!
The light casts snowflake shapes in your room to give you the feeling of a winter snowfall. You can control the speed of the snowfall, unlike the real weather that might be happening outside your window.
The Indoor Snowfall Light is available from Sharper Image for $59.99.
Does your sweetie like taking selfies and eating toast? Well, why not combine the two with the Selfie Toaster?
This unique toaster imprints an image on toast so you can smile at yourself every morning while you enjoy your toast.
The Selfie Toaster is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $69.95.
Sidewinding Circular Skates
Who said you have to skate forward? These skates let you glide sideways, like a skateboard but with more flexibility.
Place your feet in the circles and start moving to the side. You can propel yourself by moving your feet back and forth, just like regular skates.
This video shows you how you can glide to the side using these skates:
The Sidewinding Circular Skates are available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95.
Give the knowledge of the world with the Amazon Echo. Best for those with an Amazon Prime membership, the Amazon Echo can answer questions, tell you the weather, give the scores of your favorite sports teams, tell jokes, play music and more.
You can play games with Echo, such as Bingo, cards and trivia. The Echo also acts as a Bluetooth speaker so you can connect your phone and listen to your favorite tunes.
Check out my full review: Amazon Echo — The Knowledge of the World at Your Command!
The Echo is available from Amazon for $179.
If your loved one has an iPhone, consider the Apple Watch as a gift. This watch lets you send and receive phone calls and texts. You can also use apps to see the weather, control your music, monitor your fitness, get directions on a map and much more.
The Apple Watch is available from Apple for prices beginning at $349.
Arcade Mini Roadster Simulator
Get a jump-start on teaching your children to drive with the Arcade Mini Roadster Simulator. This arcade ride can save you quarters as your kids have fun pretending to drive.
A 19 inch/48 cm screen shows race course games while the car moves up and down, and side-to-side while the games are played. The car even rumbles as the game hits rough terrain.
Your child can use the steering wheel and pedals just like a real car. There’s even a jump button to avoid obstacles in the road, unlike most real cars.
On second thought, this may not be the best instructor for actual driving!
The Arcade Mini Roadster is designed for children ages 4-12 and is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $6900.
Make your commute even more fun with the Solar Velomobile. This vehicle is powered both by the sun and your pedaling. You can travel at speeds up to 20 mph/32 kmh on solar battery power and up to 30 mph/48 kmh if you add pedal power.
Park it in the sun or plug it into a wall outlet to recharge it. You can travel up to 45 miles/72 km on a charge or 110 miles/177 km if you pedal.
You can haul up to 350 lbs/159 kg in the back of the vehicle so you can use it to run errands.
This video shows you the Solar Velomobile around town:
The Solar Velomobile is classified as a bicycle so you don’t need a license to drive one, according to the seller.
The Solar Velomobile is available from Hammacher Schlemmer in white, green or orange for $9900.
Which of these tech gifts would you like to give this season? Which ones would you like for yourself? Do you have any tech gift suggestions? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!
*Tree and gift images (edited) courtesy of Pixabay via Creative Commons.