Discover the top tech gifts for the holiday season, including security devices and portable power packs. It’s the end of the year, and the holiday season is here, which means it’s time for gift-giving. Here are some ideas to consider:
Hardware-based Authentication Device
In today’s online world, account security is crucial. Using multi-factor authentication is a great way to protect your accounts. Hardware-based authentication devices like Passkey or Yubikeys provide excellent anti-phishing protection. Grab a pair of Yubikeys, priced between USD25 and USD90, as a thoughtful gift.
There are various trackers available in the market today from brands like Tile, Samsung, Chipolo, and Apple. Apple’s AirTags, priced at around USD25, is a popular choice, but it’s limited to the Apple ecosystem, so make sure the recipient is an iPhone user before gifting it.
With USB-C being the most popular device interface, a USB-C hub like the Belkin USB-C Hub can be a useful gift for iPhone 15 model owners, Mac and iPad owners, and even Chromebooks, PCs, and Android devices.
USB-C External Storage
Gifting a USB-C external storage device is always welcome, with the Samsung USB-C thumb drive offering 256GB of storage for USD20. For those needing more storage, consider getting fast portable SSD drives.
A portable smartphone video rig can be a helpful gift for vloggers or videographers. The SmallRig portable smartphone video rig is a good option, priced at USD30.
Portable Battery Pack
A 10,000mAh capacity portable battery pack like the Anker MagGo 633 Powerbank can make for a great gift, providing backup power for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Consider the recipient’s charging preferences when selecting a battery pack.