7 best gifts for grads: Tech presents they'll wear, use and love
These presents are sure to help make that transition from college something they look forward to and enjoy
Hats off to this year's graduates. All that hard work deserves some appreciation, and today's tech-savvy young adults are indeed looking forward to something fun. For the grads in your life who would be thankful for something more interesting than a gift card, these seven high-tech gifts will be a smart start as they enter the so-called real world.
Sonos Era 100 Smart Speaker GearBrain
How about getting the graduate a new smart speaker with quality sound and Amazon Alexa built-in? Recently, we tested the Sonos Era 100 Smart Speaker and found it to be a well-designed wireless speaker that can fill any room with rich, immersive sound. It features a compact, cylindrical design that can be placed on a shelf or table, or mounted on the wall. The speaker is powered by a 25% larger woofer than the Sonos One, which produces deeper bass and richer sound. It would make a great gift. Learn more about this cute camera in this GearBrain review.
Poly Voyager Free 60+ UC Wireless Earbuds with Touchscreen Charge Case Review GearBrain
Every graduate needs a good pair of earbuds which can be used on their commute to the office as well as on Zoom meetings from their home office if needed. We recommend the Poly Voyager Free 60+ UC Wireless Earbuds with Touchscreen Charge Case. They are a high-end pair of true wireless earbuds designed for business use. They offer a number of features that make them ideal for professionals, including active noise cancellation, a long battery life, and a comfortable design. A great gift for any graduate entering the workforce. Learn more about these new earbuds by visiting our review.
yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum unboxed GearBrain
If you've ever seen a college dorm room, you know that tidiness isn't always at the top of the college kid's list. Gift your grad the $399.99 yeedi vac 2 pro Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo so they can keep their place debris free and functional. As this self-propelling cleaning machine gets into all the corners and crannies, your grad can focus on their post-degree to-dos.
For more information about this gadget, this GearBrain review has it covered.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 are light-weight and have touch controlSamsung
Apple's AirPods aren't the only wireless earphones around. Light and comfortable, the $109.99 Samsung Galaxy Buds2 are high-quality, super-sounding, touch-control buds that will be a practical everyday item for any grad, whether they're into running, podcasts, or just want them to listen to music. Learn more about them in this GearBrain review.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is a tiny video camera that can also shoot time-lapse videosGearBrain
The $349 DJI Osmo Pocket is a tiny camera that can shoot stills and capture videos simultaneously. At just five inches, this gizmo is perfect for grads who love to dabble with fun devices — they can even take it to graduation to memorialize the milestone. The device also tracks subjects, making it as smart as it is small. Learn more about this cute camera in this GearBrain review.
Meater cooks meat to a set temperature then alerts you through its app when your meal is readyGearBrain
Now that there's no more chow time in the campus cafeteria, grads may have to learn how to operate the oven. The $99 Meater Plus can help by checking the cooking temperature of meats. It's a wireless thermometer connecting to an app, allowing grads to cook their meat and enjoy it too. Get more details about this handy kitchen tool in this GearBrain review.
Apple Watch 8 Series Apple
Apple watches have been around for a while, but a deserving grad who's into gadgets ought to get an upgrade with the $429 Apple Watch Series 8. The bigger screen, greater power, and other new tech advances take the watch to a new level. Fashionable, functional, and fun, this customizable accessory is a gift any grad will likely love. More information is outlined in this GearBrain review.
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