We all know us guys can sometimes be a little tricky to buy gifts for, and it doesn’t help when our typical response to what we’d like is somewhere between a grunt and non-committal claim we have everything we need, even if that’s not always true. Electronic gifts for men is a great (and maybe the only) solution to picking out the right gift even when we do everything in our power to make the task as challenging as possible.
The awesome thing about electronics is that they’re so plentiful, there’s such a broad spectrum of possibilities, from music to gaming to just sitting around watching TV; there’s something for everyone. We’ve found quite the selection for you, so if there’s anything you wish you’d bought over the holidays but didn’t know where to find it, it’s probably in here. Better late than never, right?
Electronic Gifts For Men
There are few better electronic gifts for men than the Amazon Echo. Now in its second generation, it’s an ideal addition to any home, and while it may take some getting used to, you’ll be happy you’ve bought it, once you get over the initial bursts of activity without warning.
You’ve all seen the commercials; you know it can play music, give you news updates, and dim the lights when you want to set the mood, but this is just the tip of the smart home iceberg. To get the most from your little home assistant, you can sync it to your smartphone, your music streaming, and also set reminders so you never forget to call grandma ever again, and she’ll be so happy to hear from you.
If you prefer something a little larger, the all-new Sonos Bean Soundbar is an Alexa-compatible option for anyone who believes wholeheartedly that, yes, bigger is better. It offers a fast, straightforward setup thanks to the Sonos app and provides consistent, hassle-free software updates to ensure you’re always getting the best sound quality possible.
You can watch TV, stream music from Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon Music, or podcasts, and even listen to the radio (does anyone do that anymore?) This makes it one of the best home theater solutions available, and all in a compact, tasteful way. The Sonos fits comfortably wherever you want to keep it, and will slot nicely onto your TV stand or wall mount for simple, easy installation.
Sure, it looks more like an aftershave bottle than a speaker, but that’s just part of the charm. The Cavalier Audio Maverick Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect option for the sophisticated audiophile gentlemen and will suit a rich mahogany desk just as easily as it would a bare minimalist setting.
A compact, wireless device, it may deceive you on first glance, and the 20W stereo speaker sound quality is high enough it fills the room with ease, and much more effectively than you might imagine. The built-in voice control is Alexa compatible (so you can make it seem like you’ve got company when we all know the actual truth), and the 10 hours of music playback gives you plenty of time to check out all those cool bands you keep hearing about.
Life’s not always about the best tunes though, and sometimes it’s best to throw yourself into a whole other world. Virtual reality has quickly shifted from something that’s a sci-fi dream to something that’s very much at the forefront of any entertainment in the modern world. The Sony PlayStation VR comes with Creed: Rise to Glory and the award-winning Superhot, giving you a bundle that’s the envy of all other bundles out there.
Okay, we may be slightly exaggerating, but it’s still a super cool deal that’ll make you forget the troubles of the real world. Also included are hand-tracking controllers and the PlayStation Camera, along with the VR headset. The Phantom Melee technology will make you feel you’re right there in the ring, just with none of the contusions, abrasions, and black eyes that come with punching above your weight.
Budding photographers may get on fine with their smartphone camera, but those who are serious about capturing the best snaps around need something with a little more juice. The Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a fantastic solution for those who want to take their photography to the next level and make waves, instead of merely taking pictures of them.
At 24 megapixels, it’s one of the finest shooting mirrorless cameras you can find, while the 16 – 50-millimeter lens – provided as standard – gives you a variety of exposure and zoom options. You’ll also get up to 11 FPS continuous shooting, ideal for capturing faced-paced action shots such as sports or adventure snaps.
If you prefer to take to the skies with your shooting and filming activities, the DJI Spark is an excellent slightly high-end drone option. It comes with a 12-megapixel camera and dual axis stabilized Gimbal for capturing both still photos of the vast expanse below or 1080p video tracking shots of whatever catches your eye.
The remote control device is easy to use, even if you’ve never used a drone before and is made easy with obstruction detection and FlightAutonomy software to ensure there’re no tears just minutes after takeoff. It can reach speeds of 31 mph and gives you a maximum of 16 minutes flying time, which is par for the course for drones, and you don’t want it in the air for that long anyway, we wouldn’t want any airport shutdowns should things get out of hand.
Life isn’t always about getting outside and experiencing things though. There are times where the most fun to be had is right in front of your brand new LG Electronics 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, and what a TV it is. Long gone are the days of adjusting the antenna, of searching through wave after wave of static. Instead, you’ve got more hours of television than you could ever possibly watch right at your fingertips.
The picture clarity and quality speak for itself, the screen width may require some shifting of the neck, and it’ll almost feel you’re watching something at the movies, only without the occasional buzzing of a phone and extortionate snack prices. This isn’t the only benefit though. It has a built-in Google Assistant for you to sync your smart home devices all in one place and with just the power of your voice.
Despite what TV and society want you to believe, you don’t need the latest iPhone; you don’t need the latest Samsung; and with all the hullabaloo over Huawei, it’s best you avoid that too. Instead, why not consider the unlocked Honor View 10 Smartphone?
It comes with a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel front camera, perfect for both landscape, portraits, and selfies if you’re so inclined, while the 5.99” screen is neither too big nor too small, which is something we’ve found plagues more expensive smartphone models. It’s also fast-charging to ensure you never suffer from low-battery anxiety. If you’re more concerned with the operating software, it runs on the latest Android 8.1 (Oreo) to ensure you’re as up-to-date as possible. Finally, the dual SIM capabilities make it an excellent phone for traveling that shouldn’t break your heart too much if it goes missing. At least no more than it normally would.
Why do you need the Samsung Curved Gaming Monitor? Well, how else are you going to battle to victory, explore desolate wastelands, and fly untethered through the dense emptiness of space with a plain old flat monitor? Trust us, once you graduate from the standard model to curved, you’ll wonder why you ever resisted.
This monitor offers 49 inches of high quality, ultra-wide clarity and an innovative 32:9 aspect ratio while the Samsung QLED delivers brighter, purer, and more realistic colors than ever before. This means battling aliens, monsters, and enemy troops have never felt so lifelike, and – short of smelling the chaos of war – will make you feel you are there.
We know life isn’t all fun and games though and there are instances where you need to keep on top of security. The Blink XT Home Security Camera System is a 3-pack of recording devices protecting your home from all angles and ensures safety and security from creepy neighbors, bizarre strangers, and mysteriously battered UPS packages.
It comes with built-in motion detection to identify perps immediately, and this activates alerts which are sent directly to your device to give you the skinny on just what’s occurring. The 2-Year battery life is awesome for setting and forgetting, only worrying about when something happens, while the free cloud storage system guarantees you’ll never scratch your head at unexplainable issues.
As much as you can’t put a price on the safety of your home, you also can’t neglect to keep in excellent shape. The Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch is the top solution for keeping track of your workout and exercise progress while also doubling as a useful everyday watch that doesn’t distract or look out of place.
With it, you can personalize smart and dynamic workouts to ensure nothing impedes you hitting and smashing your goals, and you can also receive and store important fitness and progress data. The built-in heart rate tracker is great for convincing yourself to push yourself a little harder, and the option to store up to 300 songs will help keep those motivational juices flowing.
The GoPro HERO7 is the number one action camera for the wanderlustful among us. It has everything you need to capture the precious, exhilarating memories of your travels and ensures you never miss a moment. The waterproof case ensures you can swim with the sharks as easily as you can soar through the sky while the HyperSmooth video stabilization mode guarantees you get the picture-perfect shots for your post-travel video.
It films in dynamic 4K video and has a touchscreen to navigate through menus and settings, which eliminates much of the clunky, awkward operation of the early models (and cheaper, budget alternatives). You’re also able to record TimeLapse videos that transform your longer, perhaps slightly dull videos into something you’re happy to share with friends, family, and strangers.
The Audio-Technica Stereo Turntable is both parts retro and painfully modern and is the ideal gift for the record collector you know – even if that guy is you. It runs are 33-1/3rd and 45 RPM, and comes fully automated for the crispest, most nostalgically satisfying tunes around.
The platter is made from anti-resonance and die-cast aluminum to minimize vibration, further enhancing the sound that will wash through your ears, and you can go even further by connecting the machine to external speakers and similar audio systems.
It’s taken a while but we have finally arrived at the premium choice of electronic gifts for men and it comes in the sleek but powerful form of the Asus ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX, combined with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor it’s more than capable of handing the newest, most mammoth games with ease and introduce you to a whole new world of speed.
The anti-dust tunnels ensure long life and system stability, while the military-grade casing (because why not?) guarantees it can withstand more than a slight beating. Windows 10 comes pre-installed, and you can customize the RGB keyboard to suit your habits.
Perhaps it’s a sad sign of age you’re positively elated about lights, and not just any lights, but energy efficient smart lights. How fun? The Philips Hue 2-Pack Smart Light Start Pack is the ideal solution for improving your energy consumption and pushing your home from meaner to greener.
The ambient design offers a range of 16 million colors to find the perfect look for your home, and the Alexa compatibility makes them easier than ever to control and change, and they’ll last as much as 25,000 hours, which is around 1000 days if you leave them on all day, but don’t, as that defeats the point. Boring, yellow fluorescence is a thing of the past, it’s all about shouting loud and proud that that and want something a little more mature. How does deep purple sound?
If a laptop or VR gaming isn’t your thing, the Nintendo Switch Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy Con is a chance for you to play anywhere, anytime with all the awesome benefits of sitting at home just without getting away with lazing around in your underwear and a 3-day worn t-shirt.
With over a thousand games available, there’s no shortage of hours you can waste and enjoy that provide unlimited fun, challenges, and a sprinkle of nostalgia you never thought possible with a console. Play with friends, play all on your one, you’re guaranteed to get a gaming experience like nothing else out there. If you do want to play at home in your underwear, you can do that too. The provided HDMI cable allows you to hook it up to your TV (a 55-inch Smart TV, if you want) and enjoy all the classic magic that Nintendo offers.
High-quality sound is the perfect way to maximize your audio experience and the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphones are an unrivaled mid-range option for anyone who wants to take their enjoyment of TV, gaming, or music streaming to exciting new planes.
They’re an awesome-looking pair of wireless headphones, constructed with a luxurious combination of steel and vegan leather, but it’s much more than mere style we love. They offer an award-winning signature sound and unlike noise-canceling headphones won’t make you miss important phone calls, dinner announcements, or casual conversation with your better half.
If you prefer to shut yourself off to the world and enjoy the marvels of the latest hits in between some of your favorite classics, the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air True Wireless Earphones are the product for you. Despite being much smaller than the V-MODA, they still provide excellent sound quality, using pioneering technology to ensure the crystal clear audio whether you’re on the subway or relaxing in the comfort of your own home, eliminating any background noise that only serves as unnecessary distractions.
They offer up to 5 hours of continuous play from a single charge, while the portable charge kit guarantees up to 20 hours of playtime, so any long journeys are instantly made more bearable as long as you don’t forget it. For convenience, you can also answer calls, pause, play, and skip wherever you are with little hassle. You can select either white or black to suit your device or veer away from the norm if you like.
As much as we may want to resist, Google permeates our lives like few other companies have done before, so you may as well just accept your fate and invest in the Google WiFi System for your home to completely revolutionize your internet browsing, streaming, and connectivity options.
This 3-pack selection provides seamless coverage all throughout your home, from the basement to attic, and covers up to 4,500 square feet while the option is also there to add further systems if you need a hub in every room of the house. It’s also compatible with all the major ISPs including Comcast and Verizon, making it easier than ever to scroll through Facebook like you’ve got nothing better to do, and you can even prioritize devices to ensure old tablets don’t hog your precious internet. The minimalist design is classically Google, but also isn’t garish to look out of place depending on your decor, seamlessly fitting in your kitchen, living room, or bedroom.
The final and best value choice for top electronic gifts is the Tile Mate that comes with a replacement battery. While it’s perhaps not as exciting as a new TV or laptop, or even an ambient set of smart lights, there are few things worse than a lost phone or wallet (or anything, really), and so what it lacks in supposed awesomeness, it more than makes up for with convenience and stress reduction.
This 4-pack combo ensures you’ll never be without your prized possessions, at least not for as long as before, and locating your lost devices has never been easier. The helpful Tile community does what all good humans should do and works together alongside you to help find your lost item, saving you tearing the house apart while also restoring your waning faith in humanity.
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