Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan
What's up, Pop Culture Week-ers! You know I love my technology and gadgets and I know so many of you do, too! So I figured I'd put together a holiday gift guide for the technology fan in your life. It may be for your geeky nephew or even your cool Millennial sister - or maybe it's even for you! And let's be honest, you'll probably be picking up a thing or five for yourself while you're perusing. No matter what the case is you know I've got you covered. So here it is, Pop Culture Weekly's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan!
I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Husqvarna Automower. It is a set it and forget product that not just gives you hours of your time back every single week, but makes your yard beautiful in the process. With GPS assist technology the Husqvarna Automower 430XH is ultra quiet, totally automated for your lawn & is insanely affordable. The money you'd save over a lawn service, makes this an easy buy all for that fact alone.
Buy the Husqvarna Automower 430XH from Amazon here right now!
Look, almost nobody enjoys cleaning, so if we can use Smart Home technology to do it for us, it makes our lives easier AND allows us a cleaner living space. Enter eufy by Anker RoboVac X8 Hybrid. This beast features both a vacuum and mop and boasts twin-turbine technology that connects to your Wi-Fi and even uses lasers to map out your home. That means it knows where you want it to clean, where you don't, navigates around objects and does every floor in your home! And it's set it and forget it. You set the schedule in the Eufy app and the RoboVac X8 Hybrid does the rest. Believe me, this is the RoboVac you want! Get the eufy by ANker RoboVac X8 Hybrid on Amazon here!
With the powerful new phones that have been coming out the last few years, your old power brick just won't cut it. Apple's Quick charging requires a power brick at 20 watts and Anker has come up with the solution. The Anker Nano Charger is a powerful 20 watts, includes Power Port III USB-C charging and is super small, so it won't take up much room in your bag, your pocket or plugged in. Get the Anker Nano Charger 20W on Amazon here!
Apple announced AirPods Max, their first over the ear headphones and the hottest holiday gift (besides the PlayStation 5) along with it. These headphones are studio quality headphones that feature Active Noise Cancellation, transparency mode to temporarily allow outside noise in and spatial audio which allows "surround sound" to follow you wherever you move your head. Get the Apple AirPods Max on Amazon here!
Logitech has been knocking out of the park recently with their slate of high quality products. The Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam is one of the only truly 4K webcams on the market. It features autofocus and HDR and is THE webcam to use if you want high quality 4K videos for your livestreams, web video conferencing, social videos and anything else you want to record. I use this for my Pop Culture Weekly interviews and it's the only webcam I'll use now. Get the Logitech Brio Ultra HD Webcam on Amazon here!
If you're on the go a lot like I am, you want to charge your phone as fast as possible in the car. The Belkin USB-C Car Charger 30 Watt with 4 Foot USB-C to Lightning Cable is just what you need. This insanely fast charger will charge your iPhone from completely dead to 50% charge in just 30 minutes. It's that freaking powerful. You can use it with an Android phone as well, so don't get sad if you're an iPhone person. Get the Belkin USB-C Car Charger 30 Watt with 4 Foot USB-C to Lightning Cable on Amazon here!
If you're in the Apple ecosystem, you definitely should have an Apple TV 4K 2021. I haven't had cable since I moved out on my own because I strictly use the Apple TV. The quality is by far, the best streaming device out there. It features full 4K video, Dolby Atmos sound and you can use Apple HomePods for full Dolby Atmos surround sound if you want. And with Apple TV+ you get a ton of very high quality original programming that you won't get anywhere else (like one of my favorite shows, Servant!). Of course, all of the other streaming services are available as well and you can play your favorite iOS games too! And one of it's greatest features is it's Thread enabled so it can be used as a hub for your Smart Home and future proofs your technology. Get the Apple TV 4K on Amazon here!
I have absolutely fallen in love with my EufyCam 2 Pro Camera system that I have at my house. The four cameras are connected to Apple HomeKit so they live within the Apple ecosystem and iCloud+ takes care of the cloud storage space for me at no additional cost. The cameras are great quality, can hook to Eufy Solar Panels so they use zero electricity and within the Apple Home app I set up activity zones and set granular controls so it only notifies me of activity by people or animals (I de-selected vehicles). I also have it set to blast an alarm from it's home base (and my HomePod Mini's In short, it's the perfect security camera system for my home. And it will be for yours too! Get the EufyCam 2 Pro Camera system on Amazon here!
You know I'm in my car often and driving all the time. When a friend told me that he had gotten a dashboard camera for his car and it helped him when he got in an accident, I knew I wanted to be protected too. The Anker Roav Dual Dash Cam Duo is the one I got and it's the one you want! It records both inside of the car and outside of the car so you've got video footage that could absolutely help you in an accident. Additionally, it also features IR night vision, loop recording, GPS and parking mode so you're always protected, even if you're not in your car. Now that I have one, I noticed an Uber driver I was riding with had one as well, which I thought was doubly genius! Get the Anker Roav Dual Dash Cam Duo on Amazon here!
I love minimalism and I had been looking for a way to organize my cables and the Mophie 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Pad does it well. Charging your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all in one nice, neat piece, this is a must have for your bedroom night stand. Get the Mophie 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Pad on Amazon here!
I literally need chargers all over my house. Instead of having a power brick and charging cord in every single room, I like the Belkin 15 Watt Wireless Charger. They're small, elegant and with 15 watt power output, it is the fastest way to wirelessly charge your iPhone or Android phone. I love these little guys! Get the Belkin 15 Watt Wireless Charger on Amazon here!
In this day and age you can never have enough storage. That's why I bought the WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive. Compatible with Mac or Windows, this is the perfect way to backup everything on your computers so you have both a cloud backup (you do have a cloud backup, right?) as well as a hard drive backup. Additionally, it features USB 3.0 so the transfer speeds are lightning fast! Get the WD 12TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive on Amazon here!
Speaking of backing up your computers, I love this LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB External Hard Drive for when I'm on the go! I use this to backup my Apple MacBook Pro when I'm on the road, so I don't have to worry about losing all of my data. While I do use iCloud as my online backup, it's always best to have a hard drive backup as well, and I just love how rugged this hard drive is.
Get the LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB External Hard Drive on Amazon here!
If HomeKit isn't something you're interested in, Eufy offers the eufy SoloCam S40 that works amazingly with no HomeKit option. And the best part, it has a solar panel built into it so it uses zero electricity! And you know we love free electricity! You use the eufy Security app where you can set up notifications based on time, people recognition, animals, animals and packages.
Buy the eufy SoloCam S40 on Amazon here right now!
I lose my keys - and everything else - all the time. So when Apple finally released their long rumored Apple AirTags, I purchased a handful of 4 packs and attached them to everything - my car keys, my laptop bag, my video equipment bag, there's one hidden in my car, in my luggage and numerous other places.
The precision in finding an AirTag is within centimeters and directs you both via your Apple device and through an onboard speaker to help you locate your item. It uses every iOS device in the world to help find your AirTag, so you don't have to worry about paying for some subscription and hoping that someone else has a tracker and pays a subscription too. As with everything else Apple, it just works.
Buy a four pack of Apple AirTags from Amazon here right now!
So there it is! Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Technology Fan! It doesn't matter if you have a geek you need to buy a gift for or just someone with a lot of gadgets, I think there's something great for everyone in this list. Let me know what you think!
Additionally, check out our other Holiday Gift Guides:
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Harry Potter Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Horror Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Marvel Fan
Pop Culture Weekly's Holiday Gift Guide for the Star Wars Fan
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