I’d like to call attention to the name of the article: “Top 10 Electronic Gifts.” There is no budgetary limit mentioned. There is no industry-specific guidance. If it’s electronic, it’s a viable option to be in the running for this listicle. That’s a pretty wide swath of possibilities. Can we find an unexpected gift you hadn’t thought of? Is there something you never knew you always needed?
We looked high and low to find the most unique, inspired, electronic gifts across a range of prices. You are guaranteed to find something you’d never thought of before. This could get interesting.
One of our main interests at Lumoid is photography, and this camera is iconic and most definitely one of the top 10 electronic gifts. The Hasselblad system marks a significant step from amateur to professional. With this camera, there can be very little doubt where you stand.
The Hasselblad H6D-100c has a 100MP CMOS creating a span of 15 stops meaning this camera should be workable in a wide range of lighting situations. With a 3″ touchscreen display, high-speed wifi, app-enabled untethered shooting capabilities, and an ISO that scratches the heavens at 12,800, this video-capable, digital, medium format camera delivers on all its promises.
Head’s up, it’s the camera body only, but with this gift no one will have any right to complain.
Which would you prefer: listening to music or listening to music on a speaker hand-gilded with a precious palladium-yellow gold alloy, named moongold, by artisans using time-honored traditions? Because if you answered the latter, have I got a speaker for you!
The Devialet Gold Phantom is a high-end wireless speaker to create the ultimate, luxury, designer audiophile listening experience. (And a price tag to match.)
Aesthetics aside, and they are impressive aesthetics, the audio quality promises to be worth every penny. The manufacturer defines its mission as “inventing the sound technologies of tomorrow.” Coupled with that intention, the Devialet Gold Phantom is power-packed with over 100 patented technologies aimed at delivering a “front row” sound experience.
Enabled with wifi, and able to adapt to numerous inputs, multi-room soundscapes, and online music sources, every part of this speaker has been meticulous calculated, even down its spherical, hermetically-sealed design.
If you’re looking for extra when considering gifts for the electronics lover, this is about as “extra” as can be gotten while still being able to afford food other than ramen.
If music is a high priority in your life, but you aren’t interested in selling an organ for a high-end speaker, the Klipsch Heritage Wireless One II Tabletop Stereo may be just what you are looking for.
Klisch, an established audio company, boldly claims to deliver the quality sound they have demanded of their products since 1946. If you want specifics, however, the Heritage Wireless One II features 92kHz/24-bit decoding.
But wait, there’s more! Able to stream music, enabled with voice control and a digital assistant, and boasting wireless multi-room functionality, this speaker will look attractive in any room with its classic mid-century look and feel.
Available in two distinct and attractive designs, the Klisch Heritage Wireless One II blends established audio quality in a clean, classic look for a reasonable, and comprehensible cost.
I’d say the Sojourner Keyboard is the dark horse of our top electronic gifts list. It has a very specific design-aesthetic and may only appeal to a few, but to those few this is the Victorian steampunk, seven-pound, brass, mechanical keyboard of their dreams.
The Sojourner Keyboard is made from brass which is then artificially tarnished to maintain the weathered, steampunk look. Click fanatics, of which I am one, will know the sound and feel of the Cherry MX Switches found underneath the typewriter-style key complete with a parchment Elizabethan typeface.
The Bondic LED UV Liquid Plastic Welding Kit solves a variety of problems with a simplistic and clever solution. It’s useful, simple, and affordable.
The Bondic Welding Kit is simple enough; apply the included liquid adhesive to any surface you want to repair, shine the Bondic LED UV light, and within seconds you have a permanent, waterproof, heat-resistant, and non-toxic bond. It works on an endless list of surfaces including wood, metal, and steel.
In between gadgety, let’s refocus back on practical and professional electronic gifts like the XP-Pen Artist 12.
A graphics tablet is an exciting tool for anyone who uses their computer to edit photos, drawings, designs, or video. At the top of the 11.6-inch tablet is a programmable bar and six shortcut keys for a customizable workspace. The included pen is designed to mimic a pencil even to the point of having a digital eraser at one end!
Although this tablet boast a lot of positives, it should be noted that while it is compatible with the traditional operating systems, it is only able to be used on a computer. Regardless, the benefits far outweigh that singular limitation.
I betcha didn’t see this one coming! For just under $20, you can have warm and gooey S’mores whenever you want. Using a flameless, electric heater, which means it technically applies to the electronic gifts category, the Nostalgia Indoor S’mores Maker is guaranteed to create sweet, warm memories.
Built of a durable steel base, the 13″x13″ base is lined with dishwasher-safe trays to hold everything you need to toast up the perfect S’more. With nothing more than a simple on/off switch to ignite the flameless heater, the included roasting forks will toast a marshmallow to the desired consistency before pairing it perfectly with a warmed graham cracker and gooey chocolate.
The Nostalgia Indoor S’mores Maker is one of our top 10 electronic gifts because it’s cute, fun, easy. And considering its very wallet-friendly price, a guaranteed win for both the gift giver and receiver.
The SYOSIN Dust Cleaning Mud is going to be our singular non-electronic gift. While it would be tempting to write about the world’s most expensive television, the fact is this little 5.9 oz jar of blue slime/mud is the perfect gift for anyone that is an electronic addict.
This reusable cleaning mud is the perfect solution to capture the dust, hair, and food caught under keyboard keys, around delicate camera bodies as well as drink wells, air vents, and other dust-friendly spots where a hand cannot fully reach. Electronics gather dust and this cleaning mud is designed to solve that problem once and for all. Simply dispose of when the mud is no longer the same color.
10. Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-Up Light (Budget Winner)
Sliding into the final slot on our top 10 electronic gifts list is a smart light meant to ease you into sleep or wake with soothing sounds and light.
The Somneo Sleep and Wake-Up Light from Philips offers RelaxBreathe, marketed as a light and sound-guided wind-down function meant to send you off to sleep faster. The most notable feature of the clock is the simulation of sunrise and sunset by gradually increasing or decreasing the light output accordingly.
But if you’re looking for amenities, this circadian clock delivers. In terms of audio, the Somneo Sleep and Wake-Up Light offers nature-inspired sounds, ambient music, radio stations, and the ability to play your favorite phone playlist. The smart touch display means there is a lot more to dig into than just the multiple available brightness settings. And if all that wasn’t enough to tempt you, there is also a reading light setting.
This ingenious clock is our budget winner not just because of its sane price tag but also because it’s something that is universally needed. Everyone needs a clock. This clock delivers in form, function, financials, and fundamental need.
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With some imagination, it is absolutely possible to search the world of gadgetry and electronics to find the perfect gift. If nothing else, these ideas are sure to inspire. I warn you, though, that is how you end up with an at-home S’mores maker that was purchased in a spontaneous fit at 1 AM.