Best Tech Gifts Under $500 in 2019
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Best Tech Gifts Under $500 in 2019

If you have a bit more budget this Christmas and want to splurge for your friends and dear ones, invest in a gadget or piece of tech you know won’t disappoint in a couple of years. Here are our picks for techy gifts this holiday season.

Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony dropped another winner this year in the wireless earbuds category. The WF 1000-XM3 have an improved noise cancelling processor, last six hours if the noise-cancelling and the Bluetooth are turned on and can go up to 24 hours if the carrying case is used. A 10 minute charge will deliver around 90 minutes of playtime and Sony outfitted them with a proximity sensor which means, that every time the user pulls them off, the music pauses automatically. Small and stylish, they will make the perfect present on black or white.

Get them here.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Laptop/Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is as adjustable as it looks. It can go from tablet to laptop with an attachable keyboard, having a 12.3″ (2736 x 1824) PixelSense touchscreen LCD display. For tablet mode, there’s a special Pen included to help artists with their creative work. Performance-wise, the laptop doesn’t disappoint with a 7th Generation Intel Core M3 dual-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, and card reader capability. It’s not that heavy either, coming at 1.69 lbs.

Gift it to someone always on the go – click here to buy it.

Logitech G920 Driving Force Wheel with Pedals

Know someone who is into racing? Get them a racing wheel that has dual motor vibration and responsive pedals! The perfect gaming kit for someone who wants to feel even more immersed in a gaming race comes from Logitech this season. This bundle was especially made for Xbox One so make sure they can play on Xbox before purchasing one.

Go here to get it.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker 2-Pack

When it comes to speakers, two are always better than one. Fortunately, Bose is offering a 2 pack set of their SoundLink Revolve series. Essential for a Christmas party or for a home cinema experience, each speaker has a 3″ Full-Range Driver and lasts 12 hours per charge. The pack comes with one black and one silver grey speaker and a cleaning kit.

Put a smile on their face this holiday season with this bundle! Get it from here.

Snapchat Spectacles 3

The Spectacles 3 need no introduction for Snapchat fans. If you’re not one of them, then you should know the latest pair of smart sunglasses from the company to bring a 3D aspect to it. In fact, there are two HD cameras to take snaps and transform them using 3D Effects. Videos are recorded in square format at 60fps.

See what they are able to do here:

If your friend loves Instagram, they will love this. Get it from here.

Epson Home Cinema 1060 Full HD 

This home projector is perfect for someone who enjoys watching movies but can’t always make it to the cinema. You can rely on it to bring widescreen images up to 300″, 25x larger than a 60″ flat panel in 1080p. It has 3,100 lumens of color/white brightness which makes it ideal even in bright environments. There’s a built-in speaker for convenience and 2x HDMI ports to connect to various sources.

Don’t forget to wrap it up nicely this season, after you get it from here.  

Blue Yeti X Professional Condenser USB Microphone

That friend who is always talking about starting a podcast deserves to get a chance at it this winter. This USB microphone from Blue is the perfect starting point – easy to carry with whenever inspiration strikes and great quality. As they learn, they can check if the voice level is too high or too low and adjust accordingly. Plus, it offers access at professional sound effects through Logitech G hub.

Learn more about it here.

Motorola One Zoom

Want to gift a new, quality smartphone under $500? Look no further than Motorola One Zoom. The 8MP telephoto lenses with 3x larger optical focus will helps them get closer to the things they love but also keep the quality of the details in the image.

And when‘grams just happen, Motorola One Zoom makes their content ready for social media with its optical image stabilization.

The 48MP camera sensor, Quad Pixel Technology, Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Night Vision, 16MP ultra-wide angle lenses and AI brain power makes the phone the best companion of your Instagram-addicted friend. As for battery you can count on two days, thanks to a massive 4000 mAh cell.

Get it here.

Insta360 GO Action Camera Bundle

insta360 go tiny cam charge case

If you’ve been with us for a while now, Insta360 GO doesn’t need any introduction. It’s the smallest action camera around, easy to attach virtually anywhere you can think of – from a hat to an airplane window. It’s definitely a gadget for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with video cameras but wants to experiment nonetheless.

Find out more about it:

Purchase it now, with all mounts included.

PHILIPS Air Purifier 1000

This air purifier reduces allergens, pollen, pet dander, house dust mites, gases, and odors. It’s also able to detect even the slightest change in indoor air quality and auto-adjust the fan speed. Otherwise, it’s pretty quiet, capable of turning down the lights and fan speed during night time, which makes it a perfect addition to the bedroom.

Get it here to make your friends’ lives easier.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer 

A photo printer? Why not?! True, most of your photos are in digital format now but someone who is into mementos will appreciate the chance to keep special moments on paper or to make surprises to loved ones in turns – think photo albums and symbolic gifts.

Get this one from HP here.

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