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Best Tech Gifts for Him in 2019

Dealing with a man who says “I don’t need anything” or just ran out of ideas for a present? 

Check out our carefully curated list of the best tech gifts for him in 2019. 

You’ll definitely find something great that fits your budget!

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Echo Show 8

amazon echo show 8 smart display

If you want a gift for a man passionate about smart homes and gadgets, the latest Amazon device, the Echo Show 8, provides the best bang for your buck.

On top of bringing control for any other smart home devices and having Alexa just a mention away, the Echo Show 8 has an 8-inch display for watching the news, quickly checking the calendar or even video calling with friends.

The best part?

It’s deeply discounted now, so grab it here.

Dr. J mini projector

dr j projector budget

Nothing spells “cozy” quite like curling up on the couch and watching a great movie (or the special match) on a projector.

The good news is you can get one for less than half the price of a cheap TV.

We scoured high and low on Amazon for the best cheap projectors and this Dr. J mini projector is fantastic. It even comes with a projector screen!

With 1080p capabilities, it can project a 32” to 176” video, depending how far you place it from the screen.

The DR. J projector has HDMI, USB, TF, VGA, AUX, AV connectivity ports, so it works with a variety of devices, from computers to tablets, laptops and even phones, if you have a HDMI dongle.

At this price, it’s impossible to find a better tech gift that everyone can enjoy.

Find it here.

Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade console

Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade retro games console

Speaking of entertainment, give the gift of nostalgia this holiday season!

One of the best odds of choosing the perfect tech gift for him is by going with an old-school, retro games console that lets him play the games of his childhood.

The most capable and budget friendly choice we’ve found is the Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade console, which comes with two USB controllers that also work on PC and Mac.

The Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade console ships with over 90 classic games, including gems like Mega Man 2, Double Dragon or Bionic Commando.

It’s also less than the price of a single modern game, so it’s a steal.

Grab it here.

Toilet Night Light

gold armour toilet night light

For a fun stocking stuffer that’s going to light up his Christmas season, we’d go with this toilet night light with a motion sensor and 16 lights colors.

It’s a great gadget to make sure no one misses the seat in the middle of the night. With five brightness levels, the toilet night light can either turn your bathroom into an old school disco or provide juuust enough illumination to eliminate the need to flick the lights on.

This is a cheap, fun tech gift that’s also very useful for those who always forget the bathroom light on – the sensor will shut off automatically when you leave.

Get it here.

Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 Lamp

circadian optics light therapy lamp

Here’s a great tech gift for him if he has the winter blues – the Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 light therapy lamp.

This lamp simulates the light of the noonday sun with a 10,000 LUX brightness and uses LEDs rated for approximately 50,000 hours, so it’s the best gift for the winter time.

Unlike other light therapy lamps, which are large and clumsily designed, the Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 is slim, foldable and portable (and affordable!).

Your giftee can use it both at home or at the office, and the lamp will help him fight the fatigue induced by dark days with no sunlight.

You can get it here.

Shiatsu Massager

budget shiatsu neck massager

Another tech gift for him that will help with dealing with the cold and winter woes is this Shiatsu back shoulder and neck massager with heat.

Looking for an affordable home massage device is a challenge, as most of them are either clunky or downright dangerous. This one has a fifteen minute timer, so it will turn itself off if the person wearing it slides off to sleep.

It has three adjustable speeds and an automatic program for massage intensity and the heat it gives off is great for stiff neck muscles.

Even better, the Shiatsu massager comes with a home power adapter and a car charger, so your giftee can relax anytime, anywhere.

Since it has a 90-day money back guarantee for any reason, you get the chance to test it properly, but something tells us you won’t return it anytime soon.

Get it here.

Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Vacuum Cleaner

Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S budget robot vacuum cleaner

You know what total relaxation looks like nowadays? Kicking back and letting a robotic vacuum cleaner do the hard work.

This is probably the best tech gift for him that won’t break the bank for you: the Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S. 

It’s half the price of other robotic vacuums but can go toe to toe with the best of them!

With two side brushes and a main brush, this DEEBOT can vacuum an entire floor, do spot cleaning or even take care of the edges of the room.

Even better, it also works with voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can boss it around to your hearts’ desire.

Order it here.

Garmin Forerunner 35

garmin gps forerunner 35 smartwatch

For the runner in your life and fitness enthusiasts in general you can’t go wrong with the Garmin Forerunner 35.

This GPS running watch is deeply discounted right now but, even at full price, it’s one of the most affordable devices of this type.

It has all the features you’d expect, from distance and rhythm tracking to 24/7 heart monitoring, progress monitoring and smart notifications. With up to 9 days of charge for Smartwatch mode and 13 hours for GPS mode, it goes quite the distance.

Grab it here.

Mpow Flame 2 Bluetooth Headphones

Mpow Flame2 Bluetooth Headphones

If he already has a smartwatch, how about some great sports earbuds?

These Mpow Flame 2 Bluetooth headphones are guaranteed to hold on, no matter how intense the workout, and have an IPX7 waterproof rating, so they can handle all weather conditions.

Featuring Bluetooth 5.0, they have 300 hours standby time and up to 12 hours of playtime, so they’re always ready for that next adventure.

Even though the Mpow Flame 2 are incredibly cheap compared to bigger brands, most reviewers love the noise cancellation and bass-heavy sound.

Check them out.

Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

withings steel hr hybrid smartwatch

If you’re looking for a classy tech gift for him, look no further than the Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch.

We loved it last year and we still love it now, because it’s one of the best-looking hybrid smartwatches – the fact that the price went down is a bonus!

Featuring lots of customization options for the case and strap, up to 25 days of battery life on a single charge and 20 more days for time and activity tracking only, this is one gift he won’t ever leave home without.

This minimalistic smartwatch from Withings also offers sleep tracking, swim recognition and can even send your stats to Alexa.

What more could you ask for? 

Get it here.

Other cool smartwatches to gift:

Logitech G502 Proteus Core

logitech proteus 502 gaming mouse

And lastly, one of the best tech gifts for him is a great mouse. Whether it’s for gaming or regular office use, the Logitech G502 Proteus Core has quite a few features that make it an excellent choice.

It has 11 programmable buttons for quick commands and macros and on-the-fly DPI calibration from 200 to 12000 DPI but the customization doesn’t end there!

The Logitech G502 Proteus Core comes with a set of  tiny weights for weight and balance tuning, so the owner can fine tune it for the best feel.

Grab it from here.

Want even more gift ideas? Check out last year’s tech gifts for him roundup (they’re timeless treats!) and our other guides, you’ll definitely find something within your budget. 

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