The Best Tech Gifts This Year
Philips Hue Filament A19 Lightbulb ($25)
The LED Philips Hue Filament A19 lightbulb delivers the telltale soft glow of an old-school Edison-style filament, and you can control the intensity via Bluetooth.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal ($119)
Small enough to fit in a jacket pocket and weighing a feather-light 14 ounces, the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal can come along on every trip to help shoot pro-quality phone videos.
WHOOP Strap 3.0 ($30/month)
With five-day battery and on-the-go charging, this fitness tracker is ideal for anyone looking to build better fitness and sleep habits. Within the WHOOP app, you’ll be able to see personalized training tips, recovery insights, and sleep quality, so you can perform at your peak.
Jaybird Vista ($180)
Wireless earphones tend to have problems—they burn through batteries too fast, they’re buggy, or they’re uncomfortable. The Jaybird Vista avoids these issues and delivers quality sound and an IPX7 waterproof rating.
Scosche FlyTunes Wireless Transmitter ($40)
Bluetooth headphones don’t work with the TVs on most flights. The Scosche FlyTunes wireless transmitter fixes that by plugging into the plane’s audio jack and pairing with headphones.
Olloclip Super-Wide + Telephoto Pro Lens Set ($220)
Take your iPhone pictures to another level with Olloclip. The Super-Wide + Telephoto Pro lens set lets you shoot wide for adventure selfies, or magnify pictures two times to frame your friend on a rock face.
GoPro Hero8 Black ($399)
Shooting quality video just got easier. GoPro built its mounting hardware into the body of the Hero8 Black, which means one less piece to lose or break. And it updated the electronic stabilization, mellowing out shaky footage even further.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Smartwatch ($900)
The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Smartwatch has the same bells and whistles as its predecessors, but features a larger display, a pacing mode that’s great for runners, and over 2,000 ski maps.
Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD ($170)
Goal Zero upgraded and slimmed down one of our favorite on-the-road DSLR and laptop chargers. The new sandwich-size, 1.4-pound Sherpa 100PD is a worthy companion for professional vanlifers and world travelers alike.
Black Diamond Spot325 Headlamp ($40)
Headlamp makers usually sacrifice features when they shrink their products. Somehow Black Diamond managed to make the waterproof Spot325 headlamp smaller while increasing the amount and intensity of peripheral light.
Moleskine Ellipse Smart Writing Set ($199)
Tired of transcribing handwritten notes to your computer? The Moleskine Ellipse smart writing set uses an electronic pen and app to move words from encoded paper to phone. That tech is hidden in the brand’s classic notebook.
Somewear Labs Satellite Communicator ($350)
The Somewear Labs Satellite Communicator is a hockey-puck-size disc that patches a smartphone into Iridium’s low-flying satellite network, so your loved one can text you from deep in the backcountry.