Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon's Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan
What's up, Pop Culture Week-ers! You know I love my technology and gadgets and I know so many of you do, too! So I figured I'd put together a holiday gift guide for the technology fan in your life. It may be for your geeky nephew or even your cool Millennial sister - or maybe it's even for you! No matter what the case is you know I've got you covered. So here it is, Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan!
With the powerful new phones that have been coming out the last few years, your old power brick just won't cut it. Apple's Quick charging requires a power brick at 20 watts and Anker has come up with the solution. The Anker Nano Charger is a powerful 20 watts, includes Power Port III USB-C charging and is super small, so it won't take up much room in your bag, your pocket or plugged in. Get the Anker Nano Charger 20W on Amazon here!
Apple announced AirPods Max, their first over the ear headphones and the hottest holiday gift (besides the PlayStation 5) along with it. These headphones are studio quality headphones that feature Active Noise Cancellation, transparency mode to temporarily allow outside noise in and spatial audio which allows "surround sound" to follow you wherever you move your head. Get the Apple AirPods Max on Amazon here!
Logitech has been knocking out of the park recently with their slate of high quality products. The Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam is one of the only truly 4K webcams on the market. It features autofocus and HDR and is THE webcam to use if you want high quality 4K videos for your livestreams, web video conferencing, social videos and anything else you want to record. I use this for my Pop Culture Weekly interviews and it's the only webcam I'll use now. Get the Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam on Amazon here!
If you're on the go a lot like I am, you want to charge your phone as fast as possible in the car. The Belkin USB-C Car Charger 30 Watt with 4 Foot USB-C to Lightning Cable is just what you need. This insanely fast charger will charge your iPhone from completely dead to 50% charge in just 30 minutes. It's that freaking powerful. You can use it with an Android phone as well, so don't get sad if you're an iPhone person. Get the Belkin USB-C Car Charger 30 Watt with 4 Foot USB-C to Lightning Cable on Amazon here!
If you're in the Apple ecosystem, you definitely should have an Apple TV 4K. I haven't had cable since I moved out on my own because I strictly use the Apple TV. The quality is by far, the best streaming device out there. It features full 4K video, Dolby Atmos sound and you can use Apple HomePods for full Dolby Atmos surround sound if you want. And with Apple TV+ you get a ton of very high quality original programming that you won't get anywhere else (like one of my favorite shows, Servant!). Of course, all of the other streaming services are available as well and you can play your favorite iOS games too! Get the Apple TV 4K on Amazon here!
You know I'm in my car often and driving all the time. When a friend told me that he had gotten a dashboard camera for his car and it helped him when he got in an accident, I knew I wanted to be protected too. The Anker Roav Dual Dash Cam Duo is the one I got and it's the one you want! It records both inside of the car and outside of the car so you've got video footage that could absolutely help you in an accident. Additionally, it also features IR night vision, loop recording, GPS and parking mode so you're always protected, even if you're not in your car. Now that I have one, I noticed an Uber driver I was riding with had one as well, which I thought was doubly genius! Get the Anker Roav Dual Dash Cam Duo on Amazon here!
I love minimalism and I had been looking for a way to organize my cables and the Mophie 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Pad does it well. Charging your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all in one nice, neat piece, this is a must have for your bedroom night stand. Get the Mophie 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Pad on Amazon here!
I literally need chargers all over my house. Instead of having a power brick and charging cord in every single room, I like the Belkin 15 Watt Wireless Charger. They're small, elegant and with 15 watt power output, it is the fastest way to wirelessly charge your iPhone or Android phone. I love these little guys! Get the Belkin 15 Watt Wireless Charger on Amazon here!
In this day and age you can never have enough storage. That's why I bought the WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive. Compatible with Mac or Windows, this is the perfect way to backup everything on your computers so you have both a cloud backup (you do have a cloud backup, right?) as well as a hard drive backup. Additionally, it features USB 3.0 so the transfer speeds are lightning fast! Get the WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive on Amazon here!
Speaking of backing up your computers, I love this LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB External Hard Drive for when I'm on the go! I use this to backup my Apple MacBook Pro when I'm on the road, so I don't have to worry about losing all of my data. While I do use iCloud as my online backup, it's always best to have a hard drive backup as well, and I just love how rugged this hard drive is. Get the LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB External Hard Drive on Amazon here!
So there it is! Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan! It doesn't matter if you have a geek you need to buy a gift for or just someone with a lot of gadgets, I think there's something great for everyone in this list. Let me know what you think!
Additionally, check out our other Holiday Gift Guides:
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Harry Potter Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Horror Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Marvel Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Star Wars Fan
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