If it has wires, gizmos, and gadgets galore, it’s got his attention. We know the type of gent who’s obsessed with tech, (you’re looking right at them), which is why we’ve thrown together the top forty electronic gifts for that screen savvy lad in your life. Machinery, computers, serving a primary function with a few additional features: it’s all in his line of sight. When you’re stumped, we’re there to give you a bit of clarity and point you to the technical specs and electronic elements that make him go crazy, without making your wallet go nuts.
Each of these gifts have components that are sure to tickle his fancy, from sound-based gadgets and ultimate speakers to a dip into the virtual reality realm, from enhanced viewing pleasure to techy toys they’ll treasure, it’s all waiting for you below. What you need, what he wants: what are you waiting for?
Electronic Gifts For Men Who Love Tech
The Sonos Play 5 is not just any other wireless speaker that gives you amazingly rich acoustic experiences; it’s a music streamer that gives you the chance to connect to your favorite online music streaming platforms and listen to the tunes and melodies that have helped define your life. The Sonos comes fully built-in with 6 ingeniously engineered speaker drivers plus 6 different amplifiers to literally transform any room into one amazing concert hall with rich trebles and bass. It has fully integrated touch sensors for both track and volume controls as well as the ability to plug in any music playing device.
Bang & Olufsen is well-known when it comes to the design and production of truly marvelous pieces of acoustic equipment particularly speakers. In fact, major laptop manufacturers collaborate with Bang & Olufsen in the integration of a truly immersive speaker system for ultraportables. It’s not surprising that BeoPlay S3 Home Bluetooth Speaker is one of the most sought-after since it is guaranteed to deliver the best music listening experience that can fill any room with natural clean sound. The BeoPlay S3 comes with a rigid polymer casing that effectively eliminates resonance while optimizing acoustic stability. The cover is replaceable, too for added customization.
For the serious gamers, nothing can be more immersive than being transported into a virtual world where all of your senses are heightened to the max. Such is what the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle provides. It’s a complete set that includes the PlayStation VR headset, a camera, 2 move controllers, a processor box, cables, and earbuds as well as the PlayStation Worlds game disc. The package already comes with 5 amazing game titles to get you started into the exciting and thrilling world of VR gaming. Of course, you can always purchase other titles to really expand your gameplay.
When it comes to taking instant pictures that you can print within minutes straight off your camera, nothing can beat the pioneer of such systems, Polaroid. However, the original Polaroid was quite bulky and was never really travel-friendly. With the Polaroid Snap, everything has changed. It still retained the same perfectionist technology that Polaroid is known for but in a niftier, tidier, and smaller package complete with ZINK or Zero Ink printing technology. The Polaroid Snap may only have 10 MP of resolution, but this should suffice for a 2×3-inch full color print which it prints in under a minute. Love taking pictures? Check out our review of the travel cameras for our top picks.
It doesn’t matter if you’re only 8 or already 80. The Holy Stone HS170 predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone is designed and built specifically for the newbie drone operator in mind. It comes with 6-axis gyro stabilization system that makes it super easy to control, maneuver, and even perform some tricks. This drone doesn’t even need to be oriented in any particular direction as its headless mode allows you to launch it however you wish. The HS170 is designed with excellent wind resistance so it should be perfectly alright to fly outdoors, although its 30-50 meter control range should always be considered. A great addition to our electronic gifts for men gift guide.
The issue with some Bluetooth wireless speakers is that they simply don’t last long enough after charging. With the Anker SoundCore, however, you can bet that this speaker is going to drive your music for a full 24 hours of continuous, nonstop play. And if that is not enough, you can always find comfort in the fact that it has a 66-foot Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity range, which is significantly farther than most Bluetooth speakers. The speaker drivers come with low harmonic distortion to give you the clearest and most natural sound you could possibly hope for, wherever you and your friends may be.
Don’t settle for HD quality TV. What you want is Samsung’s 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV. At 40 inches, you can easily transform any living room into a miniature theater for you and your friends or your family to enjoy. The UN40KU6300 comes with WiFi connectivity, empowering you to surf the internet and enjoy streaming movies, music videos, news, and even online games right in your Smart TV. It features a couple of amazing imaging technologies including PurColor, UHD dimming, and Upscaling picture engine to give you the kind of viewing and entertainment experience that you truly deserve. Be sure to combine this with android tv box from our list.
The TCL 55FS3750 1080p Smart LED TV may not provide robust and very vivid screen picture clarity from an Ultra HD LED TV in 4K resolution. However, the TCL Smart LED already comes fully bundled with the Roku TV streaming platform which makes it exceptionally easier to browse and stream all of your favorite TV shows, movies, news, sporting events, and a whole lot more. It may not have 4K resolution but its humongous picture size of 55 inches should be a welcome addition to any home entertainment system. If any, for its price, we’d say the TCL Smart LED is a smart investment. Make sure you also check our guide to the best mini projectors for more great items like this.
Porsche fans will love the Porsche Design 911 Speaker. This Bluetooth speaker is constructed exclusively from an original exhaust pipe of Porsche’s iconic 911 GT3 completed with an aluminum housing that is sure to improve its overall durability and strength while giving it structural styling that is nothing less than spectacular. It features an apt-X technology which seamlessly allows for the more efficient wireless management of music files across platforms. It connects via Bluetooth 4.0, too, ensuring lightning-fast connections and data exchanges. If any, the Porsche Design 911 GT3 Speaker gives you a truly remarkable music listening experience much like driving your own Porsche.
Are you ready to make the jump from an iOS platform to Android? If so, you may want to check out OnePlus 5. Under the hood of the OnePlus 5 is a powerful Snapdragon 835 driving 8 cores of Kryo and an Adreno 540 GPU. The OnePlus 5 already comes with the latest Android incarnation, the 7.1.1 Nougat and is available in a 6GB-64GB or 8GB-128GB RAM-ROM configuration. Its 16MP secondary camera is coupled with a 20MP primary shooter giving you superbly-stunning selfies made even more spectacular by its phase detection system. It’s one of the best electronic gifts for men ready to ditch an iOS.
Every serious gamer simply has to have the Samsung CHG90 Series Curved Monitor. This 49-inch gaming monitor is specifically designed and built for the avid gamer, thanks to its ingenious curved design with a very unique and innovative aspect ratio of 32:9. Gamers will have a superb time exploring their game environments without having to squint at the far end of the screen. It’s like wearing a humongous VR gear, but of course, this one’s not wrapped around your head. Part of its amazing feature set is the CHG90’s high dynamic range (HDR) technology giving you super-rich and vibrant colors. A great gift for nerds in your life.
It’s small, but the DJI Spark has got to be one of the world’s most intelligent, most intuitive portable mini drones. It’s so smart that it doesn’t need any type of remote control device. All it needs are your hand gestures to control it, perform a variety of stunts, and even take amazing photos and videos. Best of all, it comes with Face Aware technology which simply means, the Spark will have to recognize your face before it flies away. That means if somebody else picks the Spark and attempts to fly it, this little flying wonder will never lift off the ground.
Most modern home security systems rely on an extensive network of security cameras to keep their properties and loved ones safe. Unfortunately, it can be quite tedious to install a number of security cameras. Good thing, the Canary Flex addresses such issues by allowing homeowners to easily mount the Canary Flex on any wall, adjust the angle of the camera, and wirelessly monitor any activity from any mobile device. The Canary Flex can be used both indoors and outdoors as it is fully weatherproof and comes with intelligent motion detection, sensitivity controls, and many more. It can be plugged or run on batteries, too.
Additive manufacturing technology has clearly improved the way we design and build products and components. It is through 3D printing that prototypes can be built and tested before mass production. 3D printing technology, too, is now in the homes. With the Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer, average homeowners and small business owners can now have their own 3D printing technology. The Select Mini comes with a heated build plate plus a sample of a PLA filament to get you started in your 3D printing journey. The kit comes fully assembled so you can instantly go printing upon receipt of the unit.
Whether we care to admit it or not, we cannot live without our mobile devices. Not even if we go trekking, hiking, or camping, we always stow our smartphones with us. Unfortunately, being in the wild simply means we have to come up with a more interesting solution to keep our gadgets from dying out. With the BioLite Wood Burning CampStove, not only are we producing heat for ourselves, we are also harnessing this heat into electrical energy that we’ll use to charge our USB devices. Just 20 minutes on this camping stove and we already have an hour of talk time on our phones.
The Fitbit Charge 2 is a wearable technology that’s been designed specifically for today’s fitness buff. It looks like any other watch with a very slim profile and an elegant band, yet, underneath this unassuming chassis is an intuitive programming that allows individuals to monitor their levels of physical activity including sleep and number of steps taken in a day to create a more realistic profile of one’s health and fitness levels. Of course, this fitness tracker won’t be wearable technology if customizations are not part of the deal. It comes with all the functionalities you’d come to expect from a device of this caliber which puts it right along the top of our electronic gifts for men list.
Hewlett Packard has been producing a variety of computer systems and components that are truly state-of-the-art. And while the Pavilion 22CWA LED backlit monitor is only 21.5 inches, the in-plane switching (IPS) technology built into its design more than makes up for it, giving you excellent views of your computer screen regardless of the angle. Access to HDMI and VGA ports is made even easier with the HP Pavilion 22CWA open wedge stand. At any rate, you won’t have any issues about cables snaking around your monitor. The HP monitor comes with a full HD resolution and an amazing 8 million: 1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Adventurers or not, you’d better get the GoPro Hero5 whenever you head outdoors. Whether it is biking, skiing, snowmobiling, skydiving, or even snorkeling, you’ll find the ruggedness and excellent weatherproofing of the Hero5 to be up to the task. It captures images and videos in amazing 4K clarity and while its pictures are only in the 12-megapixel range, you’ll never feel shortchanged especially when you begin reviewing your amazing videos. The Hero5 makes for an excellent gift for anyone who is into vlogging or even in video documentary. Or, for someone who simply likes documenting his exploits, this one’s to grab. Our handy guide to the top GoPro alternatives features more great products like this.
Forget the MacBook Air in the meantime and take a look at the ASUS Chromebook. This is one 11.6-inch netbook that is designed for the modern road warrior. It’s built tough for the harshest conditions so you stay connected wherever you may be. It comes with a unique rugged exterior, fully reinforced rubber guards, spill-resistant keyboard, and easy grip handles so you can still tend to your work even if you’re high up in the Sierras or well within the Death Valley. It comes with an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, though, which is substantial but not really powerful for intensive applications.
The Braun Series 7 Cordless Electric Foil Shaver is a gift that can truly help define the grooming standards of today’s gentlemen. The Series 7 offers closer, nick-free shaves as it comes with an alcohol-based station that hygienically cleans, lubricates, and charges the shaving solution. The system also features OptiFoil technology that effectively trims facial hair as short as 0.05 millimeter. Its ActiveLift system helps in providing you a very close shave even on stubborn hair that simply refuses to stand and be cut. The Braun Series 7 is simply your best companion for the closest and most remarkable shave. Make sure to also check our head shavers review, for more great products like this.
Maybe you’ve already seen the X Rocker somewhere. With its signature pedestal design and luxurious looking cushion, you’d think it is from a high end spa. But the X Rocker is not found in any health and fitness salon. In fact, it is bound for the avid gamer’s room. This gaming chair designed to be so ergonomic that it effectively eliminates low back pains attributed to prolonged sitting in front of the computer game console. The best part of the X Rocker is that it comes with built-in speakers and subwoofer to give you a gaming experience like you’ve never had before.
It used to be that controlling light fixture using our voice is all part of elaborate Hollywood special effects. But with the advent of smart home technologies, you can now easily control lighting fixtures with your voice. The Philips Hue White A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit allows you to begin marveling at this wonderful technology by installing the accompanying bulbs onto any lighting fixture and managing it via the Philips Hue App. You can even control it with Alexa, Google Assistant, or even Apple’s HomeKit for a more immersive experience. Once you have seen the joys of this light, you’ll definitely want to expand.
If you’re like most people who absolutely hate listening to music in an annoyingly noisy environment, there’s now a solution that will help you immerse yourself in your favorite melodies. Bose’s QuietComfort 35 boasts of exceptional noise cancelling technology that all you will hear are the rich and clear sounds of every musical notes delivered right through your ears. Its equalizer is fully optimized to give you superb music listening performance regardless of the volume. It also comes with a dual-microphone system that’s been integrated with noise-rejecting technology for clear, quality calls. QuietComfort lets you enjoy the music in your life.
Say goodbye to so-called wireless earphones that deliver mediocre quality sounds. Instead, say hello to the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds that do not only deliver high fidelity sounds to your ears, but also comes with an integrated activity and heart rate tracker to keep you fully abreast of your fitness goals. One great thing about the Jabra is that it is IP67 rated, meaning you get optimum waterproofing regardless of how profuse you sweat or whether you’re running in the rain or not. The earbuds are designed with full bass enrichment so you get really engaging music listening. It comes with the Sport Life app, too.
If you consider yourself a snapshot fanatic or even an aspiring mobile photographer, the Insta360 Nano is an absolute necessity if you want to take really stunning fisheye effect and panoramic pictures of you, your friends, and virtually anything you fancy. The Insta360 Nano can be easily connected to your iPhone 6 series phones plus iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Or, you can easily use it as a standalone device. The fisheye lens gives you an amazing 210 degree depth of field in a fantastic 3K Ultra HD resolution. You can also easily share your shots on social media.
Regardless of what people claim, having multiple devices connecting to a single WiFi hub significantly reduces signal strength. With the AmpliFi HD Home WiFi System, you’re guaranteed of sufficiently strong wireless internet signals wherever you may be in the house, regardless of how many devices are connected. Its high density mesh points enable the AmpliFi to eliminate signal dead spots giving you 5.25 Gbps of aggregate internet speed. This WiFi extender even comes with its own AmpliFi app including parental controls and ISP tracking system that allow you to manage all of your connections using a single platform. AmpliFi HD is easy to setup, too.
While the Bose SoundSport is marketed as a wireless headphone, you’d still get a loop that connects both ear buds and elegantly wrapped around your neck. Supposedly, this helps secure the system especially in high intensity exercises and physical activities. Its wireless feature pertains to its device connectivity that features both Bluetooth and NFC pairing, giving you greater versatility in the number of compatible devices. Do understand, however, that the SoundSport doesn’t come with noise cancellation technology so you will still get substantial acoustic distortions. However, it should make music-listening while training a bit more fun and engaging with its app-optimized performance.
Love taking professional quality pictures but dislike the bulky nature of DSLRs? Don’t like the mediocre quality images of ordinary point-and-shoots? The Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless system marries the pros of both worlds complete with a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO sensitivity up to 25,600, fully expandable up to 51,000 for even extremely low-light shooting conditions. The a6000 comes with a hybrid AF that uses 179 points on the focal plane if using phase detection. If you wish to use its contrast detection mode, you get 25 points for focusing precision. It also comes with an amazing 11-fps burst mode.
You’ll never believe just how intelligent this bathroom scale is. Not only is the Fitbit Aria a super-sexy, highly accurate, and very minimalist weighing scale that can turn any bathroom floor into an amazing piece of aesthetic beauty, it also comes with an intuitive programming that allows it to monitor the individual fitness records of up to 8 different folks including their body mass index, their body fat percentage, and even their lean body mass percentage. Being a part of Fitbit, Aria can be fully integrated with Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker and application to give you better understanding of your goals.
Don’t you just wish you can get access to freshly brewed coffee anytime without having to fall in line over at your favorite café? Well, with the Cuisinart DCC-3200CP PerfecTemp Coffeemaker, not only are you guaranteed access to 14 steaming cups of black beverage, you can also easily set it to brew as strong as you like or as light as you wish. The Cuisinart PerfecTemp delivers piping hot coffee any time, thanks to its fully programmable feature and a self-cleaning module, enabling you to enjoy fresh, clean, natural coffee without the risk of having to drink stale or leftover coffee.
It’s not MacBook but the Acer Aspire E15 E5-575 can surely hold its own. Under its slim chassis is the 7th generation of Intel’s powerful processors, the Intel Core i3-7100U which is especially designed for ultraportables, delivering just the right amounts of power to complete your home office tasks. It sports 4GB of memory plus a terabyte of hard disk space which is more than enough to store thousands of music files and hundreds of video files, not to mention documents and other apps. Its 15.6-inch Full HD screen comes with Acer’s signature ColorBlast and ComfyView technologies for superb viewing.