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Holiday tech gift ideas for geeks and early adopters 2023

See which products made our list of holiday tech gifts for those who simply must be the first one to have the latest and greatest tech devices for their home, car and office.

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We all have that family member who always wants to have the latest, greatest smartphone, smart speaker, and gadgets before anyone else. They probably had the first Echo smart speaker and could tell you all about Android before Google even bought it. They are also your "go-to guy" for any questions you have on the newest smart devices and systems that can make your home a smart home.

This holiday season, delight your tech aficionado friends and early adopter buddies with cutting-edge gadgets that redefine the boundaries of innovation. Our carefully curated gift guide showcases the latest in tech wonders, from immersive virtual reality experiences to sleek smartwatches and everything in between. Dive into the future of technology and make this festive season unforgettable for the geeks in your life.

Best Holiday Gift Ideal for Early Adopters - Meta Quest 3 VR Headset and System

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How about immersing your geeky friends in the next level of virtual reality with Meta Quest 3? This wireless VR headset offers unparalleled freedom of movement, stunning graphics, and a vast library of games and experiences. They are available on Amazon and Best Buy for $499.

Buy on Amazon

Best Holiday Gift Ideal for Early Adopters - Lenovo Legion AR Glasses

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Lenovo Legion AR Glasses


Elevate reality with the Lenovo Legion AR Glasses. These smart glasses combine augmented reality and smart glasses technology to offer an immersive gaming and computing experience with hands-free convenience. They utilize micro-OLED displays to show off content with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 1920 x 1080 per eye resolution. They have built-in speakers to keep your high-fidelity audio at close range.

They will be available in 2024.

Coming Soon.

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Geeks - Sonos Beam (Gen 2). A Smart TV Soundbar

a photo of Sonos Beam (2nd Gen)Sonos Beam (2nd Gen)Sonos

How about getting your friend a smart soundbar this holiday season? If so, transform their TV experience with the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Smart TV Soundbar. This sleek soundbar delivers immersive audio, smart home integration, and voice control for an elevated entertainment setup.

Cost: $449 and available on Sonos site and Best Buy.

Buy on Sonos

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Geeks - Lenovo Legion Go Portable Gaming PC

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Lenovo Legion Go Gaming PC


Unleash their gaming prowess with the Lenovo Legion Gaming PC. Boasting powerful processors and cutting-edge graphics, this Lenovo gaming PC delivers the performance needed for the latest titles. It makes the perfect gift for the early adopter who is into gaming.

Cost: Start at $699 and available on the company website and Best Buy.

Buy on Lenovo

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Audigo, A Wireless Smart Mic

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Audigo, a Wireless Smart Microphone


Suppose your early adopter or geeky friend is into sharing content on social media. In that case, a great gift idea is an innovative wireless microphone to help them record and manage their video and social media content. Let me introduce to you the Audigo Wireless Smart Mic. This smart mic redefines the possibilities of mobile audio recording. This compact device that can fit in the palm of your hand integrates cutting-edge technology to deliver studio-quality sound. Audigo empowers amateur enthusiasts and seasoned content creators with impressive features and intuitive functionalities. We are in the process of testing this new smart device and can tell you from what we have seen so far it's easy to use and will help you get the sound quality you are looking for in your posts or content.

Audigo costs $249 for one microphone and is available on the company website.

Buy Audigo

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni Robot Vacuum and Mop

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Simplify their cleaning routine with the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni Robot Vacuum and Mop. This smart home gadget, featuring advanced mapping and navigation technology, combines vacuuming and mopping capabilities. We recently tested this smart robot vacuum, the first with an embedded LiDAR sensor to clean your floors. It's easy to set up and comes with its own voice assistant.

Cost: The Deebot X2 Omni has an MSRP of $1,499.99 but is on sale for $1,044.99. You can pick one up on the company site and on Amazon.

Read our full review.

Buy Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni Robot Vacuum

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Apple Watch 9

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Gift the latest in wearable technology with the Apple Watch 9. Boasting a stunning display, advanced health tracking features, and seamless integration with the Apple ecosystem, it's the ultimate smartwatch for the early adopter.

Cost: Starting at $399, the Apple Watch 9 is available on Amazon, Best Buy, and other major online retailer sites.

Buy on Amazon

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Oura Ring, A Smart Ring for Fitness and Sleep Tracking

A photo of Oura smart rings.The Oura Smart Ring is an alternative fitness trackerOura

Help them prioritize wellness with the Oura Ring. This smart ring discreetly tracks sleep patterns, activity levels, and recovery, providing valuable insights to optimize health.

The ring monitors your every movement, body temperature, and heart rate to help inform you about your daily activity and sleep. With this data, the Oura Ring understands your sleep depth and quality and offers advice on improving it via a smartphone app. The ring comes in four colors and materials and is available in various industry-standard sizes to ensure a good fit.

Costs: $299 and is available on Oura.com and Best Buy.

Buy on Best Buy

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Whoop, A New Sleep and Fitness Tracker

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If your early adopter is an athlete or fitness enthusiast, we would recommend you revolutionize their fitness journey with Whoop. This tracker goes beyond standard metrics, offering personalized insights into strain, recovery, and sleep to enhance overall performance.

Cost: $180 and is available on the company website and Amazon. Note - you will need to get a subscription with your Whoop.

Buy on Amazon

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Coway Airmega Mighty AP-1512HH Smart Air Purifier

Photo of Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS air purifier.Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS Smart Air PurifierGearBrain

Ensure they breathe clean air with the Coway Airmega Mighty Smart Air Purifier. With intelligent sensors and a HEPA filtration system, it monitors and improves indoor air quality. We tested this smart air purifier, which is still one of the best buys on the market today.

Cost: Normally, it costs $229.99, but currently on sale for $183.99.

Read our full review.

Buy on Coway Site

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - The MeatStick 4 Smart Meat Thermometer

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The MeatStick 4 smart meat thermometer comes with 4 sensors.


Does your early adopter friend like to cook? If so, the perfect gift for the culinary enthusiast is The MeatStick 4 Wireless Meat Thermometer. It ensures precise cooking by providing real-time temperature monitoring through a smartphone app. For the holidays, the company is running a sale with up to 35% off.

Buy MeatStick 4

Best Holiday Gift Ideal for Early Adopters - Jabra Elite 7 Pro Wireless Earbuds

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Elevate their audio experience with the Jabra Elite 7 Pro Wireless Earbuds. These premium Bluetooth earbuds boast exceptional sound quality, advanced noise cancellation, and a comfortable fit for prolonged use. And they have Amazon Alexa built-in.

Cost: MSRP of $199.99, but are on sale on Amazon for $149.99.

Buy on Amazon

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Walabot DIY 2, Smart Stud Finder

Walabot DIY 2 being used on a wall to find a stud or pipe.Walabot DIY 2 stud finder can also find pipes and wires behind your wall.Vayyar Imaging

For the person who likes to do renovations around the home or is a carpenter, you must check out Walabot DIY 2, a visual wall scanner. This smart stud finder can locate stud centers and eliminate the risk of drilling into pipes and wires. It can even detect rodent movement behind your walls. GearBrain reviewed the original version of the Walabot years ago and tested their new version (DIY 2), which brings "X-Ray vision" to iPhone and Android users. It also comes with new features like an extended reach to allow the device to operate separately from the phone and a built-in rechargeable battery with 5 hours of non-stop scanning.

The Walabot DIY 2 costs $199.95 and is available on the company website and Amazon.

Get 25% off the Walabot DIY 2 Bundle Here.

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Geeks - Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

Nest Hub (2nd Gen)The Nest Hub 2nd Gen will bring some new features to your display including quick gestures and motion control GearBrain

Google's new smart display, Nest Hub (2nd Gen) is a solid, well designed smart display that can be an efficient personal and home manager. What makes this new robust voice assistant different from the previous version is its new Sleeping Sensing feature. This new feature provides details on your sleeping habits. It can track how long you slept and how well you breathe through the night. Sleep Sensing is a feature found in Fitbits (which Google purchased last year), which Google has added to their smart display. The new Nest Hub (2nd Gen) costs only $59.99 and will look good on any geek or early adopter's nightstand or kitchen counter.

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Best Holiday Gift Idea for Geeks - Xbox Series S – $299

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The Microsoft Xbox Series S is priced at $299 but on sale for $249. The Series S is a very well-priced console and, for many gamers, a more affordable way to experience next-generation gaming from day one.

The Series S isn't as powerful as the Series X (or the PlayStation 5) and upscales its gameplay to 4K instead of running at that resolution natively. But as games mature and truly start to push the new hardware, the S should offer a near-identical experience as the X for good.

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Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters - Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) – $169.99

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Another brand-new gadget, the Echo Show 10, is Amazon's latest Alexa-powered smart display. It is also the first to include a motor that lets it rotate, ensuring you stay neatly in the shot when on a video call (Skype and Zoom are supported), but also points the screen at you as you move around the room. It's a handy feature for when you're cooking and following a recipe from the Show's display, turning as you move around the kitchen.

Best Holiday Gift Idea for Early Adopters and Geeks - DJI Pocket 2 Bundle – $439

DJI Pocket 2 Bundle includes straps and sling for easy video taping.DJI Pocket 2 BundleDJI

This year, drone maker DJI offers a DJI Pocket 2 bundle for $439. This bundle includes the Pocket 2, a compact video camera, and a gimbal system for shooting stable 4K video with ease. This model has auto recording and a modular system for attaching accessories like an external microphone connection and tripod. The camera sensor is also larger, and the resolution is up to 64 megapixels, enabling 8x lossless zoom.

The Pocket 2 has four microphones, up from two on the Osmo Pocket, and the software adjusts the audio based on which direction the camera is facing. It also automatically narrows the sound field when zooming in. This should help reduce background noise coming from sources that are out of frame.

All of this will help improve audio recording, but as mentioned earlier, it is now possible to connect a wired or wireless microphone for even greater sound capture capabilities. The 875 mAh battery promises up to 73 minutes of video recording per charge.

DJI Pocket 2 Exclusive combo has lightweight accessories, including a DIY handle and sling strap.

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This holiday season, give your geeky and early-adopter friends the gift of innovation and excitement. From futuristic AR glasses to high-performance gaming PCs and health-focused wearables, our tech gift guide promises to make their holidays merry and techie. Unwrap the future with these cutting-edge presents that showcase the best of today's technology.

If you still need help in finding the perfect gift for your geeking friend or early adopter family member, try using The GearBrain, our compatibility product find engine for smart devices. It can help you find compatible products that work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. as well as any other smart device your early adopter might have in their smart home.

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