27 Cool Tech Gifts to Surprise Your Loved One With

#11 will banish low-battery panic forever.

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Design by Betsy Farrell

Whether you're shopping for technophobes or tech-elites, there's something here that'll make every friend or family member happy.

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Just Mobile
HoverDock for iPhone

$28

Never deal with tangled cords again. This gadget lets you charge your phone upright so you can still see the screen as the battery fills up.

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Tate Selection
High Definition Dash Cam

$25

This dash cam is the ultimate road trip toy. It has a 4x digital zoom, motion detection, and infrared night vision to ensure every memorable moment is captured.

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amazon echo
amazon
Amazon Echo

$100

This is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Meaning all you have to do is ask and the appliance will play music, make calls, send and receive texts, tell you the weather, and more.

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Satechi
Satechi Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand for iPhone

$42

FaceTime, follow online recipes, or multitask in style with a sleek charging station. Bonus: The four different finishes match each iPhone color.

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speaker hate
FULLLIGHT TECH
Fulllight Tech 4.1 Bluetooth Beanie

$13

If winter is coming, your music-loving friend needs this hat that will let him listen to his tunes while on the go and keep his head warm at the same time.

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alarm clock
Philips
Philips Wake-up Light

$50

Gift the person in your life who struggles to wake up this alarm clock, which simulates a sunrise to help you feel more refreshed.

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Amazon
Amazon Fire TV

$70

Binge-watching TV — including everyone's faves Netflix, HBO Go, and Hulu — gets even easier when your voice controls the remote. "Alexa, play Real Housewives..."

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virtual reality headset
VR WEAR
Virtual Reality Goggles

$28

Your loved one won't be able to stop talking about his virtual reality glasses, which lets him experience video games, educational programs, or virtual trips from a 360-degree perspective.

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key finder
Tile
Tile Key Finder

$60

Anyone who loses their keys all the time needs these tiles, which will make a ringing sound or show you on a map via an app where your lost keychain is located.

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dog camera
Furbo
Furbo Dog Camera

$239

Not only does this camera offer a livestream video you can use to watch your pet morning, afternoon, or night, but it also lets you toss treats to your furry friend remotely.

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Merkury Innovations
Merkury Innovations POWERLOOP Lightning to USB Keychain

$20

Clipped onto keys or a backpack, this charger eliminates that instant sense of panic that comes with a low-battery warning.

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roku streaming stick
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Roku Streaming Stick

$48

Accessing all of your streaming apps has never been easier than with the Roku Streaming Stick.

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Marshall
Marshall Stockwell Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$220

Don't let the old-school look fool you. This travel-sized amp packs Bluetooth connectivity, a phone charger, and an impressive amount of volume in a mere 12 inches.

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Lenovo
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

$879

You'll never have to complain about watching your TV or movies on a small screen again — this tablet has a built-in projector.

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Fujifilm
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera

$60

It's like Instagram, but in real life. Polaroid-style photos are a click away thanks to this instant camera, which also has automatic exposure measurement for perfect pictures every time.

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aether cone
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Aether Cone

$223

The Aether Cone not only looks great in your home, but its smart technology remembers what music you like, so when you turn it on, it automatically plays your favorite songs. The wireless speaker also works with voice activation and can connect to various radio station and music services.

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Amazon
Fire Tablet

$80

Amazon's newest tablet comes in a variety of eye-catching colors and also boasts unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content, so you'll never have to worry about your photos, books, TV, and movies taking up too much space.

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Chromecast
Google Chromecast Audio

$35

Turn any speaker system of your choice into a cast-able speaker with this small, convenient device (hello, non-stop Spotify!).

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htc re camera
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HTC RE 16.0MP Waterproof Digital Camera

$64

HTC's camera allows you to take panoramic shots and video without having to stare into a computer or tablet. Just send the photos to your phone and you'll be able to edit and your shots.

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moto 360
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Motorola Moto 360 Modern Timepiece Smart Watch

$89

After connecting the watch to your phone, you can track your steps and overall activity, receive notifications such as texts and emails, reply to messages, call a car with Lyft, and more. Oh, and it still tells the time if you're curious.

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JBL
JBL Clip+ Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$43

A bluetooth speaker is nothing new, but this one is waterproof and can clip to your backpack or clothes. Plus, it comes in eight fun colors.

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Cord Tacos

$30 for 5

These leather pouches are the most stylish way to keep your cords and headphones organized.

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layla leather and iridescent metal headphones
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Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones

$105

Listen to your favorite tunes in style with these metallic headphones.

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nvidia
Nivia Shield TV

$179 and up

Voice command, beyond high definition, and endless gaming possibilities — the shield gives "smart" a whole new meaning.

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Logitech
Logitech 910-004442 Wireless Mouse

$23

This is not your average computer mouse, available in seven different graphic designs. It works with Mac, Windows, Chrome, and Linux up to 33 feet away.

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Jabra
Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

$100

Jabra's Sport Pace allows you to listen to your favorite songs at the gym — completely hands-free.

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Sony
Sony Projector Dual Alarm Clock

$55

Complete with sounds of nature and extended snooze, this alarm clock makes it seriously tough to ignore the time, considering it displays it onto the wall or ceiling.

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