50 Awesome Tech Gadgets of 2019 to Gift Everyone on Your List

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This year has already paved the way for some amazing, own-worthy tech perfect for gifting anyone on your list no matter the occasion.

We’ve seen new launches (and updates) from industry staples like Apple, Bose, Google, Fitbit, Nintendo and Samsung, along with some impressive tech from select indie brands.

That’s not to say we’re completely overlooking the biggest releases of last year. These are still hot items that continue to dominate the sales charts and remain atop many people’s wish lists; don’t sell them short of gift-giving options.

So, what’s been trending throughout the year? Adaptive noise-cancelling headphones, Bluetooth-tracking stickers, premium smartphones with killer specs, retro everything, smart home do-it-alls, and sporty AirPod alternatives. In other words, more cool gadgets designed to enrich our everyday lives.

Whether you’re looking for creative high-tech products to pass on to your loved ones or need an upgrade yourself, there are plenty of options to choose from across different categories and price points. Here’s a list of the best tech gifts of 2019 (so far).

1. Apple AirPods Pro

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To say Apple outdid themselves seems like an exaggeration these days, but the AirPods Pro isn’t just a remarkable upgrade for the company’s popular wireless buds – it’s an evolution of the true wireless category. The buds are decked out with a more functional design, thanks to the inclusion of ear tips and sweat-resistant protection. Hands-free “Hey Siri” voice control operates flawlessly and registers commands as quickly as it spits out results, while modes like Announce Message read off incoming messages as they come in. Then there’s the mother of all features, active noise cancellation, which is surprisingly effective and makes listening to music on the go peacefully entertaining.

  

2. Tile Sticker

Tile Sticker Bluetooth Tracker - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Tile

Wireless tracker stickers are now a thing, and although we’re waiting to see if the rumors of Apple launching its own location-tracking version come true, Tile has already beaten them to the market with the impressive Tile Sticker. Tiny, waterproof, and with a 150-ft. Bluetooth range, it keeps you from losing anything. This includes wallets, smartphones, water bottles, your Roku remote, and any other valuable that comes to mind. If you really want to get the most for your money, purchase the 4-pack bundle that comes with a free Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation).

  

3. Nintendo Switch Lite

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If the original Nintendo Switch hasn’t already marked the new era of portable gaming, then its smaller sibling must certainly earn that honor. The Switch Lite is exactly what its name implies, a lighter, travel-friendly version that grants access to the platform’s incredible game library at the cheapest entry point. Battery life is much longer than the first-gen Switch models, plus the integrated Joy-Cons with D-pad makes all the difference when playing 2D platformers (cheer with glee, Mario fanboys).

  

4. LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of LARQ

Have you ever attempted to clean a S’well bottle? It’s torture. The LARQ is a more inventive and resourceful alternative that takes all of the hard work out of maintaining a water bottle by performing the task all on its own. A self-cleaning mode is programmed into each bottle, activating a UV-C LED light that eliminates up to 99.9% of harmful, odor-causing germs on the inside. You can purify water in as little as 2 hours and store it cold for 24 hours. How refreshing.

  

5. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2019)

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The Fire TV Stick has become a staple for UHD TVs, and this 4K rendition ramps up the entertainment value. Picture presentation is stellar with excellent 4K high-def resolution. The interface operates more smoothly due to a stronger processor. We’re also fond of the improved remote which introduces new buttons for power, muting and volume control, so you won’t have to pick up a second control to manage sound. The no-brainer setup, a plethora of streaming apps and Alexa compatibility place it in the unbeatable gift category. Not to mention the price is just right.

  

6. Apple iPhone 11 Series

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All the memes would lead you to believe the iPhone 11 is a joke, but nothing could be further from the truth. It is Apple’s most ambitious smartphone to date with tovastly improved apps, stronger components, and a compelling ultra-wide camera system. You can expect the same intuitive performance from iOS 13, which benefits greatly from the superfast A13 Bionic processor. Battery life has been given a noteworthy boost, too. However, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max steal the spotlight with triple cameras that provide a better range for amazing results. Simply put, the iPhone 11 maintains the series legacy as the most well-rounded smartphone that money can buy.

  

7. Wyze Cam Smart Home Camera

Wyze Cam Smart Home Camera - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

A $25 indoor security camera with 1080p HD resolution, smart features, cloud storage, digital assistant support, and night vision almost sounds too good to be true. Brace yourself, because it’s a reality, and one that you can generously gift to several others who value home privacy. It even has a person-detection feature to inform homeowners when guests arrive, along with a smoke and carbon monoxide detection feature. Now that’s advanced functionality for a cube-sized camera.

  

8. Anker Wireless Charger PowerWave 10

Anker Wireless Charger PowerWave 10 - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Anker

Wireless charging pads are making wired charging a thing of the past. The PowerWave 10 lets users charge two mobile devices simultaneously and frees them of all those pesky wires in their work bag (peace out, Lightning cable). Just the thought of tossing an iPhone 11 on one charging surface as the second juices up an Apple Watch sounds heavenly. We like that the pad supports charging through thicker phone cases, too. Its competitive price should entice shoppers to double up; one for the house and one for the office.

  

9. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Where the popular Bose QC35 line sets the standard for noise-cancelling headphones, the 700 series sets the bar higher with unique performance enhancements. Bose’s new microphone system offers 11 levels of noise cancellation that can be adjusted via companion app to mute droning airplane engines and crying babies. Audio quality remains dynamic to enjoy Spotify playlists with transparency, whereas call quality has been vastly improved to eliminate ambient sounds during wireless chats. Then there’s the stainless steel unibody frame that is beautifully crafted, giving these sound cans a lavish presence fitting of its price tag. Every frequent flyer you know has this marked as their number one present going into the holidays.

  

10. Eero Mesh Smart Router

Eero Mesh Wi-Fi Router - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

The average consumer cares little about the technical side of WiFi. They just want something that’s simple to setup and guarantees the fastest results. Well, this revised version of the highly popular Eero Mesh router simplifies your relationship with your home network through smarter wireless management and voice commands. For instance, you can ask Alexa to pause WiFi on all smartphones and route that power towards your smart TV to establish a stronger streaming connection. Excellent. Tech illiterates worried about the setup process can also breathe easy knowing it takes 10 minutes (or less) to get up and running. Its most rewarding feature: that price tag. A set of three should guarantee zero dropout during Fortnite sessions.

  

11. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Fitbit

Fitbit’s flagship device isn’t just a reliable fitness tracker with smartwatch capabilities — it’s the closest thing to the Apple Watch that you can score for nearly half the price, making it a great gift for fitness lovers. Its popular ecosystem promises the same accurate sleep and fitness monitoring, which you can now view on the vibrant Always-On AMOLED display. One swipe up showcases daily insights such as calories burned, heart rate and other health vitals. Lots of apps (including Alexa) work with the Versa 2 to accommodate daily tasks (e.g. calendar management, Starbucks purchases, Uber rides), and it supports mobile notifications.

  

12. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Samsung

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note+ are exemplary of Samsung’s commitment to premium performance. Each model is bigger in every facet including cameras, features, and of course, size. Build quality is superb with an aluminum frame and durable Gorilla Glass that uphold their striking appearances. The triple-camera system captures vibrant, colorful shots that look even more immersive on the breathtaking AMOLED display. Toss in the highly functional S-Pen, you have two productivity powerhouses capable of replacing your iPad and iPhone.

  

13. Ring Stick Up Cam

Ring Stick-Up Cam - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

This more flexible version of the popular security camera provides peace of mind for homeowners who value privacy. Users have the luxury of answering and monitoring the front door, or any area of their property for that matter, directly on their smartphone and can communicate with visitors via two-way talk. There is even an Infrared Night Vision mode to spot intruders and unwanted guests. It’s a smart home gift that your dad or husband won’t see coming.

  

14. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

Mom already spent big on a gaming console for baby bro, and now it’s up to you get him a cool accessory that will make his Fortnite Friday nights special. Gift wrap SteelSeries’s popular wireless headset, which guarantees premium performance for the low-low. It works multiplatform (e.g. Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4), feels extremely comfortable on the head, has excellent wireless connectivity, and produces better audio than most headsets in its price range.

  

15. iPad Air (2019)

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When it comes to tablets, Apple is a clear choice for gift-givers. Splurging on the mid-tier iPad Air will certainly earn you Son/Husband/Father-of-the-Year honors, which has a luminous 10.5-inch display, fast charging, slim profile, and speedy performance. In addition, pairing it with the Apple Smart Keyboard cover transforms it into a solid 2-in-1 productivity tool for students or young professionals. Keep it on your radar when putting together your back-to-school shopping list.

 

  

16. Amazon Echo Input

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For the hardcore audiophile of the family who wants smart-speaker functionality without replacing their outdated stereo system, this is the present that will have them geeking out by the Christmas tree. Amazon’s wireless adapter is super cheap, small enough to keep hidden in any home entertainment setup and brings Alexa functionality to external speakers via 3.5 mm audio cable or Bluetooth. They can play songs, check weather updates, listen to audiobooks, set timers, add items to to-do lists, and perform thousands of other Alexa commands without replacing their audio hardware.

  

17. Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Nordstrom

For beginners who want to cultivate their green thumb, this indoor self-watering garden is an awesome gift that steadily grooms them into the horticultural hobby. The Smart Garden 3 can grow plants, herbs, and veggies using smart soil technology that accelerates growth, while providing enough oxygen, PH, water, and nutrients. The built-in LED light is also energy efficient, requiring only 6 watts of energy and saving money on your electricity bill. A few of these can turn any home into a jungle.

  

18. Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds

Beats Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earbuds best gifts for men 2019 Image courtesy of Beats

Beats’ latest creation is its greatest. Yes, it has the same performance conveniences as the AirPods 2019, from impeccable wireless performance to seamless iOS integration. However, those are just appetizers for what the Powerbeats Pro offers as the main dish. Battery life is ranked highest in its class at 9 hours on a single charge; the charging case adds an extra 18 hours. The hooks provide the necessary on-ear stability fitness freaks want from cordless buds, while the sound profile is tighter to enjoy crisp vocals and punchy bass. Black looks cool, but the other colorways (Navy, Ivory, and Moss) are also well suited for casual or corporate attire. If you give the gift of Beats, you’re bound to win major brownie points.

  

19. Fujifilm X-A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Fujifilm X-A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Fujifilm

Any photographer committed to their craft wouldn’t use their iPhone to capture life’s grandest moments. They’re using a professional camera, and likely a mirrorless camera because of its DSLR-like capabilities and smaller package. The X-A7 is an entry-level shooter that has a multitude of enhanced features and a stellar hybrid autofocus system with 117 selectable points to detect the slightest details in every frame. Advanced filter modes (ex. Dynamic Tone, Fish-Eye, Toy Camera) make Instagram’s editing tools look amateur. The only thing more attractive than the X-A7’s photo quality is its retro-styled body, which is ruggedly charming and sold in four cool colors: Brown, Black, Silver, and Mint Green.

  

20. Roku Express HD (2019)

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Amazon Fire devices may have a better ecosystem, but Roku devices have always provided a better overall streaming experience. Look no further than the Roku Express HD, the company’s latest palm-sized streamer that affords a ton of performance for an unbelievably inexpensive price. On the checklist: 1080p video output, access to hundreds of media apps and services, effortless setup, intuitive universal search, lightning-quick operation, and the most user-friendly interface to navigate through content.

  

21.  Sega Genesis Mini

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Critics and diehard fans have anointed the Sega Genesis Mini the best classic console re-release yet. We’re talking a super-compact design that blends into any home entertainment or gaming setup, HDMI video quality, seamless plug-in-play setup, and more games (42 in total) than its competitors. Grabbing a pair of Retro-Bit 6-Button Controllers (sold separately) only heightens the nostalgia by letting you plays the majority of games to their fullest extent. Can’t you just hear the Sonic ring chime going off in your head? That’s your cue to add to cart.

  

22. Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition

 

Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

Nebula has risen up the tech ranks in just two years, which can be attributed to its cool and affordable projectors. The company’s latest foray into the audio space is even more impressive, releasing a smart soundbar with Fire TV integration. Say what now? Yes, this elongated wireless speaker acts as a one-stop shop for streaming, awarding access to Amazon’s digital media player and Alexa commands without the need for extra hardware. Dual sub-woofers and proprietary BassUp technology will fill the living room with cinematic sound.

  

23. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 - Best Tech Gifts 2019 Image courtesy of Apple

Think it might be time to replace your old man’s “Best Dad Ever” coffee mug with something more modern? We agree. Our recommendation: The Ember Smart Mug 2. This high-tech cup services every hot coffee lover on command, programmed with several features to warm up their favorite beverages. Adjust and enable saved temperatures directly on the mug’s touch display or mobile app. The device also has 50% more battery life than the previous version, which is clutch for forgetful types who need a java fix after getting caught up in their work.

  

24. Apple Watch Series 5

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If there’s a wrist that you’re looking to spoil with a fancy digital timepiece, settle for nothing less than the Apple Watch Series 5 as your gift. As always, Apple spared no expense with the internals, stuffing twice the storage (32GB) and the efficiently-fast S5 chip into a thinner case. The new Always-On Retina display is stunning and makes touchscreen interactions simpler. Battery life remains steady at 18 hours on a single charge. Intelligible features like raise-to-speak Siri and optical heart rate monitoring give the Series 5 a leg up over all other wrist-based wearables.

  

25. Philips Hue Bluetooth Bulbs

Philips Hue Bluetooth Bulbs - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Philips Hue

Some of the people on your shopping list might already have a few Philips smart bulbs installed on their light fixtures. But they may not yet know about the new Bluetooth-enabled version. Launched a few weeks back, the latest Philips Hue lets you automate smart home lighting from a smartphone, so you won’t have to rely on the wired Hub Bridge. Staying within wireless range allows you to control the same tasks as the previous model, such as change color and lighting effects, set timers, and enable other commands using Alexa or Google Assistant.

  

26. MoodoGo Portable Fragrance Diffuser

MoodoGo Portable Scent Diffuser - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Moodo

The MoodoGo is one of those products you didn’t know you needed, until you’ve actually tried it. Basically, it’s a portable, eco-friendly scent diffuser designed to automatically fill environments with mood-inspired scents that produce an olfactory sensation. You can build up energy while crunching numbers in your office or enjoy some brief relaxation on the car ride home, though most of the scents will leave you daydreaming of Tahiti beaches. The portable design makes it a convenient travel buddy and fits in most cars’ cup holders. All the more reason to toss out those cheap cardboard pine tree ornaments hanging above the dashboard.

  

27. Hisense 50H8F 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart LED TV HDR10

Hisense 50H8F 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart LED TV HDR10 Image courtesy of Amazon

The way to any man’s heart is by gifting them a big-ass HDTV. Hisense’s 2019 UHD model is a visual stunner that will leave viewers feeling immersed in the picture. Blu-rays, Netflix content and Xbox One X games look surreal in 4K. The 50H8F is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing couch potatoes to pull up whatever they want using voice commands. Hisense also flexed its creative muscles on the design end with a “bezel-less” frame that blends perfectly into the living room décor and expands the viewable screen area.

  

28. Amazon Echo Dot with Clock

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Amazon’s tiny smart hub has always made for an extraordinary stocking stuffer on the cheap. What makes this updated version worth the purchase over the past-gen models? For starters, it now features a built-in LED display to show the time and outdoor temperatures, and auto-dims at night. Tapping the device snoozes alarms. The speaker quality is much better, along with the mics that produce clearer-sounding music and phones calls. Updates to the Alexa app also make this version smarter by adding many more voice commands and enhanced functionality.

  

29. Dell XPS 13 (2019)

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Faster, stronger, and more portable than ever, Dell has finally perfected its flagship laptop. The XPS 13 packs some serious hardware, including all-new 8th gen Intel Quad Core processors, 16GB of internal memory and up to 2TB of SSD storage. That’s just technical jargon for saying you can run Fortnite, Netflix and Adobe Premiere Rush simultaneously without a hitch. Dell pushed its design limits, somehow cutting down the notebook’s weight without compromising its clean and highly durable construction. Bravo, Dell.

  

30. Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim Portable Charger

Anker PowerPort Atom III Portable Battery - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Anker

Anker gifts us a travel gem that solves almost every mobile charging conundrum. The PowerPort Atom III Slim is ultra-thin and delivers high-speed performance to juice up devices 2.5x faster than stock chargers. Even more absurd is the fact that it can fully charge a MacBook 12” in just 2 hours. Hot damn!

  

31. Awair Glow C Air Quality Monitor + Smart Plug

Awair Glow C Air Quality Monitor + Smart Plug - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

It takes true ingenuity to develop a smart plug that also doubles as an air quality monitor. We don’t know how Awair did it, but we appreciate all of the Glow C’s high-tech goodness. Smart integration with Alexa and Google Assistant allows the device to perform smart home tasks like powering on the AC when the house gets too hot or turning off the bedroom lights when you hit the sack. That’s just a small sampling. The plug also houses air quality, temperature, and humidity sensors that analyze the air and send real-time notifications to your phone, keeping your health safe from toxic airborne chemicals.

  

32. Oculus Go VR Headset

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Virtual reality is the wave of the future for both entertainment and gaming. Oculus’ standalone headset is a technical achievement that brings a premium VR experience to your home, sans the extra hardware and cables. It’s wireless, feels comfy on the head and looks hot for what can be considered gaming headgear. More importantly, it provides access to hundreds of apps and games that look sharp on a 5.5-inch LCD display. Pricing might be its greatest attribute, as the Oculus Go is way more affordable than most VR headsets and next-gen consoles, making it a great gift option. And if you want to go full-on Lawnmower Man, there’s always the Oculus Quest ($400) with higher specs.

  

33. Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Vinyl Player

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Vinyl Player - Best Tech Gifts of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

A record player is one of the most considerate gifts anyone can pass onto a true audiophile. Whoever that may be on your nice list is bound to shower you with daps and hugs upon receiving this gorgeous turntable. The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB has a painless setup and some cool features that modernize the vinyl listening experience. It pumps out great sound that’s even better when paired with other powerful audio equipment (e.g. amps, speakers). Being able to convert vinyl records to digital audio is freaking sweet, too. Start sharing links to some vinyl subscription services to get them set up in advance.

  

34. Lume Cube Air

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To capture the perfect IG shot, you need great lighting, and that’s not something most camera phones provide photographers. This pocket-sized LED cube can be wirelessly controlled to shoot bright, detailed photos in dark spaces. It is waterproof up to 30-feet, so you can record well-lit aquatic adventures. A range of diffusers and mounting pods come bundled to flex your creative muscles when capturing photos and videos.

  

35. Oral-B Genius X Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush - Best Christmas Gifts for Dad 2019 Image courtesy of Oral-B

AI toothbrushes are the newest dental hygiene trend and offer insight on one’s health that they may never have thought was an issue. The Genius X is one of the smartest oral scrubbers out there that’s worth splurging on for parents and siblings. The toothbrush analyzes brushing techniques and provides expert insight how to improve them, while drawing up 3D diagrams to indicated missed areas. Six different cleaning modes and three brush heads capable of removing 100% of plaque should give everyone bright smiles for next year’s family portrait.

  

36. Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019)

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Amazon’s coveted e-reader was due for an illuminated upgrade. This new version of the Kindle Oasis allows users to adjust the screen’s color tone, creating less-harsh light that’s easy on the eyes when reading at night. It has the seamless functionality of other Kindle models and Audible integration for audiobook lovers. The popular one-handed design comes waterproof, giving bookworms more reason to binge read in splashy environments like the pool or hot tub.

  

37. Whistle Go Pet Tracker

Whistle Go Pet Tracker - Best Tech Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

What a world we’re living in when our pets have their own wearables. The Whistle Go is basically a Fitbit for animals, but with some special tricks programmed underneath its durable shell. All data is accessible through the free Whistle app, which provides insight for numerous activities, from basic performance stats (e.g. calories burned, distance traveled, etc.) to how often they lick themselves. Other advanced features include escape alerts and live location tracking via Google maps. The device itself is lightweight and waterproof, so you can leave it around your pup’s neck during bath time.

  

38. Google Pixel 3A and 3A XL

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The era of the mid-range smartphone is here, and Google has not just one, but two budget-friendly options that look and perform as well as their high-end siblings. Introducing the Google Pixel 3A and 3A XL — two handsets that carry over the pure Android experience and industry-leading camera performance of the Pixel 3, at half the price. Their displays produce vibrant visuals for Instagram and YouTube gazing, while Google’s adaptive battery technology ensures all-day use; a 15-minute charge enables 7 hours. Access to tons of camera settings, like the remarkable Night Sight mode to clear up low-light photos, make either phone a steal.

  

39. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Speaker

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker Image courtesy of Ultimate Ears

Everyone’s favorite portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker just got better. UE recently launched the Wonderboom 2 to buzz-worthy recognition, highlighted by its enhanced design, sound and battery life. The all-new Outdoor Boost mode welcomes more bass and treble to the party, whereas the IP67-rated exterior better protects the speaker from drops and water damage; you can still leave it floating in your pool and hear music loudly. Battery life was increased by 30% to play music for up to 13 hours. Even cooler is the option to pair two speakers at once for stereo sound, which should fare well at the next family cookout or in the shower.

  

40. Analogue Mega SG

Analogue Mega SG retro sega genesis console reproduction Image courtesy of Analogue

In waiting impatiently on the Sega Genesis Mini to drop this fall, Analogue has released the most exciting Sega console reproduction ever made. The Mega SG lets you play old Genesis cartridges on HDTVs in upscaled 1080p and lets you tinker with the video output by adding scan lines for nostalgia. It even supports wireless controllers (sold separately), as well as original Genesis controllers, and comes available in four unique colorways representative of past region launches.

 

  

41. Gillette Heated Razor

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Imagine a razor that made every shave feel like a hot towel shave. That’s the best way to describe Gillette’s new wildly ingenious grooming tool. The Heated Razor is engineered with warming technology that heats up the blades to allow for smoother strokes across the face, eliminating the need to run the razor underneath hot water every few seconds. It feels surprisingly comfortable on the skin and slices through stubble with ease. Gillette also showcases top-tier craftsmanship, from the aluminum-zinc handle to the magnetic wireless charging base that keeps the razor looking handsome atop the bathroom sink.

 

 

  

42. Facebook Portal TV

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Facebook’s adorable Muppets commercials certainly have you intrigued about its new smart camera. Portal TV makes video chatting with family and friends more convenient by allowing users to make Facebook/Messenger/WhatsApp calls directly from their living room. The setup process is a breeze, and the device comes loaded with intelligent features like auto tracking and room scaling to produce clear 720p video streaming. They can use Alexa to control smart home functions on the camera, while immersive AR effects create interactive story time sessions for kids to enjoy when parents need a breather.

  

43. Theragun G3 Percussive Therapy Device

Theragun G3 Percussive Massager - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Theragun

Nothing beats a deep muscle massage after an intense run. Since most of us don’t have the funds to keep a Swedish masseuse on retainer, the Theragun G3 fills that much-needed void for post-workout recovery, and for a one-time charge. Two different treatment speeds are programmed into the device, which requires no more than 30 seconds per muscle group to relieve soreness, while improving strength and flexibility. There’s a reason why professional athletes and fitness editors swear by it.

  

44. Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant

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The battle for the best smart display has yet to be determined, though for its functionality and price, the Lenovo Smart Clock makes the strongest case of any model. It’s just as capable of managing your smart house commands as any smart speaker, while operating as a reliable alarm clock that caters to one’s nighttime routine. Set timers, dim the bedroom lights, and play relaxing ambient sounds to fall asleep quicker. Aesthetically, it’s quite the looker, flaunting a chic a gray fabric exterior and petite design that sits prettily on any nightstand.

  

45. Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

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Whether they’re an Xbox or PC gamer, this is the gaming pad you’ll want to put in their hands heading into the New Year. Microsoft’s flagship controller receives some notable upgrades like Bluetooth support, longer battery life (40 hours of playtime), wireless charging, and a lighter design with wraparound rubberized grips for better in-hand comfort. Aspiring e-sports competitors will also be relieved to know they can refine their skills on the road by pairing the Elite Series 3 with their high-powered Windows 10 laptop; it’s a dope add-on for the Surface Book 3.

  

46. The Polaroid Lab

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Are we really living in a time where a Polaroid printer can print out your smartphone photos? Hell yes! The Polaroid Lab analog photo printer is a throwback designed for photogs who value physical prints over digital imagery. It employs a 3-lens system that projects the screen image on your phone and exposes it onto film, capturing life’s grandest moments in a soft, desaturated aesthetic (aka retro-esque filtering). There is even an AR tool that lets you layer still images with motion, making Christmas shots even more surreal.

 

  

47. Plott Cubit – Smart VR Measuring Tool

Plott Cubit Smart VR Measuring Tool - Best Gadgets of 2019 Image courtesy of Amazon

Picture a home improvement gadget that records measurements in real time and tells you exactly where to place objects. Insane, right? That’s the Plott Cubit in a nutshell. It employs an array of different technologies like augmented reality and laser sensors to accurately “measure and design with scale and context.” All of that data is then sent and attached to a corresponding image that you can view in a companion app to make any necessary adjustments. There isn’t another digital doohickey at its price point that can help you decorate walls, layout rooms or build out floor plans more efficiently.

  

48. Jabra Elite 75t

Jabra Elite 75t - Best Tech Gifts for Christmas 2019 Image courtesy of Jabra

True wireless earbuds are all the rage right now. If you’ve never been one to fall into the AirPods hype, then Jabra’s newest buds are worth every penny. The Elite 75t takes the dynamic sound and strong connectivity of its critically acclaimed predecessor, the Elite 65t, and squeezes it into a smaller, stylish design. The Jabra Sound+ app helps personalize audio through customization features like the built-in EQ and music presets. You’re also given more battery life than Apple’s pearly danglers with 7 hours of playtime (20.5 hours total with charging case).

  

49. GoPro Hero8 Black

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Another year, another GoPro release. This time around, the action-camera maker developed its newest shooter with vloggers in mind. Improved in-camera software and a sleek design with new Mods makes recording influencer content far simpler for newbies. There’s also more than enough performance here to record and share wild adventures in vivid detail, courtesy of better image stabilization and cool modes like Live Burst to snap live-action burst shots.

  

50. Microsoft Surface Pro 7

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For those seeking a hybrid tablet with more productivity tools than the iPad, the Surface Pro 7 stands out as the clear choice for gift-givers. This machine is a performance beast loaded with dominant features like faster multitasking, new 10th-gen Intel processors, USB-A/USB-C ports, and up to 10.5 hours of battery life. But a 2-in-1 laptop means nothing without a superior screen, which the Surface Pro 7 boasts — a 12.3” PixelSense Display touchscreen that produces stunning visuals and automatically adjusts to lighting conditions. Its super-thin frame leaves plenty of extra room in your messenger bag for other travel necessities, too.