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Best tech gifts for students this holiday season

From the latest headphones and smart speakers to a cutting edge smartwatch, there's something on this list that is sure to please students of all ages.

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All students love anything that can bring some fun to their lives — things that maybe work with their school life, but also can add some splash to their day too. Here are some gift ideas sure to appeal to any student — college or high school student — in your life, from top of the line headphones to a new smartwatch and everything in between.


Headphones make great gifts for students of all ages. They can use them to listen to their teachers during vitural classrooms or to music when they want to tune out the world while studying. Here are a few headphones we would. recommend as good gifts.

The Haymaker - Headphones for Students who are Gamers.

a photo of The Haymaker headphones unboxed on a countertopThe Haymaker headphones come with a hard travel case, power cords, instructions and 2X\u00a0extra ear pads.GearBrain

The Haymaker are a unique pair of headphones. They are high quality over the ear headphones with premium 7.1 surround sound built in. They also feature Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), premium HD sound, long lasting battery life and work on a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection. You can also use the 2 microphones with condenser ANC to make phone calls or to control your smart devices or gaming consoles.

The Haymaker headphones are a competitive gaming headset for Xbox X/S, Xbox, PS5, PS4, PC, Switch and mobile. These Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Premium HD Sound & Long Battery Life cost $329.95 and are available on Amazon.

Check out our full review of on GearBrain: The Haymaker Wireless ANC Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Best Wireless Charging Case for Earbuds for Students: Saknip all-in-one ANC 5.1 Bluetooth Wireless Charging Earbuds

photo of Saknip wireless charging case showing LED display of the power levels for each earbud and the case.Saknip's charging case provides LED display of the battery life for each earbud as well as the charging case.GearBrain

If you're looking for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds, consider the Saknip earbuds. These earbuds are lightweight and come with active noise cancelling (ANC), waterproof (IPX6 rating) and a secure comfortable fit. They have a long battery life (30 hours of play time on a single charge) and work on a 5.1 Bluetooth connection. What we like is the charging case. Saknip's wireless case has three lead lights which display the amount of battery left on each earbud as well as the charging case. This will make sure when you are ready to listen to music, you will know how much time you have until you need to charge the earbuds.

Saknip Wireless Earbuds cost only $79.99 and are available on Amazon.

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(Read our full review for more information on these wireless earbuds: Saknip all-in-one ANC 5.1 Bluetooth Wireless Charging Earbuds Review)

Best Earbuds for Young Students: Soundpeats Free2 Classic Earbuds

a photo of Soundpeats Free2 Classic earbuds unboxedSoundpeats Free2 Classic earbuds unboxed.GearBrain

If looking for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds with long battery life, nice design and fit, good bass sound and noise cancelling or transparency modes, but don't want to pay more than $30, then check out Soundpeats Free2 Classic earbuds. They are the perfect earbuds for the first-time user or a young listener. They come with 8 hours of playtime per charge, decent sound quality, a charging case and a IPX8 waterproof rating.

They are available on Amazon for $29.99

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Read our full review here.

Electrohome - Kingston 7-in-1 Vintage Vinyl Record Player Stereo System

Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vintage Vinyl Record Player is perfect for any smart home.Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vintage Vinyl Record Player can play vinyl records, CDs, AM/FM radio and music via Bluetooth or USB.GearBrain

Every dorm room or high school kid's bedroom has music but what if you can have a device that allows you to play music using a turntable, Bluetooth connection, CD Player, USB or Aux input or even from a AM/FM Radio. Well there is such a device and its Electrohome's Kingston, a 7-in-1 system can play music using modern mediums including turntable, Bluetooth, Aux in, AM/FM Radio, CD Player and USB. The custom sound from the Kingston can fill any room through EQ adjustments and four high-performance speakers. It has a retro-modern design and is available in three color options: Walnut, Black or Cherry.

The Kingston costs only $212.96 and is available on Amazon.

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Cyber Acoustics - Docking Stations, Webcams and more for all students

a photo of Cyber Acoustics CA Essential Super HD Webcam on a computer monitorCyber Acoustics CA Essential Webcam (WC-3000) is a great Zoom certified webcam for your grandparents to use GearBrain

One company that offers excellent smart devices for students of any age is Cyber Acoustics. The company makes webcams, docking stations, headphones and more. All the essential for students to use when it's time for remote learning. We really like their CA Essential Webcam (WC-3000) and how well it performs during Zoom calls. It has a 1080p 5MP super HD camera which provides 2592x1944 high resolution HD video. It comes with an integrated privacy shutter, dual omni-directional surround mics, wide diagonal field of view, universal mount, plug and play USB and is Zoom certified.

The cost is only $39.99 on Amazon and makes a great gift. You should also check out Cyber Acoustic's store on Amazon for more quality products which make good gifts for students of all ages.

And if you need a good docking station for your laptop, check out Cyber Acoustics Docking Station (DS-2000). We really liked how it helps you organize your workspace. Users can connect their mouse, webcam, monitor, USB headset and more on this docking station. And it has one simple USB port and can charge your laptop while docked.

The Cyber Acoustics Essential Docking Station costs $159.99 on the company website and $149.99 on Amazon.

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Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 unboxed on a counter.Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2 with Charging Station GearBrain

Why not get your student the perfect alarm clock that not only can help them wake up, but also charge their smartphone. Lenovo has a good smart alarm clock called the Lenovo Smart Clock Gen 2. It is a follow up to their popular Google Assistant powered smart clock, Lenovo Smart Clock Essential. The 2nd Gen version still has the stripped-down look but comes with a wireless charging dock instead of charging ports to make it easy for your grandparents to easily charge their smartphones at night. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 also has icons that are easy to read and features you'd expect in a bedside clock like setting an alarm. But this new version does have extra features like voice commands using Google Assistant, better speakers, 4-inch touch display with ambient light sensors and powerful microphone which you can muted for privacy. It retails for $89.99 when bundled with the docking station.

It's available on Lenovo website for only $34.99 today. You can also buy it on Best Buy or on Walmart for less than $50.

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Apple Watch 8

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Apple’s new smartwatch, Apple Watch 8 series makes a great holiday gift for health conscious students who have an iPhone. This new smartwatch comes with a bigger display than the Apple Watch 7 and has a lot of new safety features including Car Crash Detection. It works on the new watchOS 9 operating systems and is durable, dustproof and swim proof. The watch also has a health sensor to track your blood, heart rate and ECG. And for Mom, it can track her menstrual cycle in real time.

The cost of the Apple Watch 8 is $399 with GPS, $499 with cellular and are available on Amazon, Apple’s website and other consumer electronics retailers like Best Buy. Also, Apple is providing three free months of Apple Fitness + with purchase.

Jabra Elite 45H

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The Jabra Elite 45H wireless headphones are covered with thick memory foam cushion that sit firmly against the ears. On one full charge, the $90 headphones last up to 50 hours of continuous use (excellent for busy college students), and there's also fast charging which gives you a small boost if you're running low. There's also a cool feature called Sidetone, which lets you adjust how loud your own voice sounds in your ear as you're talking. And you can pick these up in fun color ways including navy with silver, black with copper and of course pure black.

ILIFE V80 Max 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

ILIFE V80 Max Robot Vacuum and box on a countertopILIFE V80 Max 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner GearBrain

Every student needs a robot vacuum to help keep their room or dorm room clean. One good reliable robot vacuum that can make a great gift is ILIFE V80 Max 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner This smart appliance is an intelligent robot vacuum cleaner which can vacuum and mop your floors. The V80 Max has up to 2000pa suction power, 750 ml dustbin, premium 4-inch side brushes, multiple cleaning modes, auto recharge and anti-collision and anti-drop sensors to reduce bumping while cleaning. This new robot vacuum also has a fee app which allows you to adjust the suction levels. But the best part of this robot vacuum is the price. It costs only $219.99 on Amazon. Read our full review on GearBrain.

And if you're looking for more ideas or need more gift giving inspiration, use The GearBrain, our product finder. It can help you find any smart device including ones that are compatible with your existing smart products or can work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. And it's free to use too.

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