It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for gadget hungry techies. From the latest wearables to top-notch cameras to eardrum bursting headphones, there are a cornucopia of options to choose from and keep in mind when shopping for that special techie. Who says these have to be gifts for others? What better time to treat yourself to some brand spanking new tech than during the holidays?
We here at The Toggle and Lumoid decided to make it easy on you, because the holidays are already stressful enough what with travelling and family and pretending to like grandma’s fruit cake. For your shopping expeditions, we present the ultimate holiday tech gift guide.
Photography & Imaging
This one is for the old soul techie who longs for the nostalgia of yesteryear. The INSTAX Mini 90 offers advanced features like macro mode and high performance flash, making this an instant camera for every photographer, both novice and professional.
If you’re looking for something a bit more accessible and manageable than the GoPro Hero 4, the Session is for you. Half the size of the GoPro Hero 4, The GoPro Session is now water proof up to 33’ with no additional housing and capable of capturing 8mp stills and Full HD video at 60 FPS.
Boasting the best features and tech from its predecessors, this new full frame camera from Sony boasts a 42 MegaPixel sensor and built in 5-axis image stabilization, giving you stunning detail and crisp color. It’s also capable of recording 4k video!
For the Canon lover on your list, this rugged, weather-sealed, full-frame DSLR camera is capable of filming 1080p HD video. This is every Canon photographer’s favorite camera.
The Dark Knight of the sky, this insanely fun drone can capture some serious video footage in flight. This powerful little drone is the size of your palm, and with 6-axis gyro technology, it makes for an extremely smooth flight. With a flight time of about 10 minutes, this is a great introductory drone for anyone looking to take to the sky.
Designed for athletes who defy the ordinary, the Powerbeats2 Wireless deliver unparalleled performance. Using dual-drivers, these reimagined wireless earphones let premium sound accompany and motivate you through any workout, be it a marathon or treadmill session.
Built with only the finest materials, Master & Dynamic’s fashionable headphones will last through decades of use and provide a rich, warm sound. Keep stylish and rock out to your favorite songs with these headphones.
Revamped from its earlier design, the Charge 2+ delivers fresh style and high quality stereo sound. Splash-proof design lets you bring the party anywhere with pounding sound, and the portable speaker comes in a rainbow array of colors.
After 10 years of research by Devialet Laboratories, the Phantom is the pinnacle of their 100 patents. The simple and elegant design outside hides an extremely complex internal setup. Controlled by the Spark application and orchestrated with the Dialogue, the Phantom can fill any room with high quality sound.
The UP3™ is simply the most advanced tracker you can buy. Its classic, durable design will stand the test of time while multi-sensor technology adds breadth and accuracy. Everything about UP3 says that the bar has been set higher.
The Pebble Time Steel keeps you connected to the things that matter most, and looks great while doing it. Its unparalleled battery lasts up to 10 days between charges, and its bright always-on display never leaves you in the dark. The new design, premium material and polished detailing make it feel natural while looking fashionable on your wrist.
Make every beat count with Charge HR, a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking. Monitor your heart rate all day and during workouts to get more accurate calorie burn, reach your target workout intensity and maximize training time. Track steps, distance, floors climbed and sleep quality while staying connected with Caller ID and time of day on its display.
Stay informed with this helpful smartwatch, which provides at-a-glance notifications for your messages, news, weather and much more. The Bluetooth 4.0 LE interface enables simple wireless pairing with your compatible Apple iOS or Android cell phone. Plus, you can stay on top of your health goals with the Moto Body fitness tracker.
If you know someone who is constantly slouched over at a desk staring at a screen, this is for them. Lumo Lift is the only activity tracker in the world that coaches you to better overall posture while tracking your steps, distance & calories.