It is the holiday season again and that means going out and buying gifts for family and friends. A lot of the time people are hard to buy for, but if they are into tech we have a handful a great products that are the perfect stocking stuffer and will not break the bank either! We are also going to be giving away everything listed in this guide away! Check out the bottom of this article for all of the details!
The P1 is actually Crucial’s first NVMe solid state drive, yes they are a little late to the party, but this is a very well thought out drive. It is powered by the Silicon Motion SM2263 controlled and Micron QLC NAND. This drive is capable of sequential read and write speeds of 2000 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. If you are upgrading from a normal have drive or even a SATA solid state drive you are going to definitely notice the speed difference with this drive!
Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB Fans (Buy Here)
This three fan kit is a great way to add some style and bling to your system. These fans are designed specifically for CPU coolers and chassis intake fans. Each has a set of addressable RGB LEDs that you can control with either the included controller or your motherboard’s RGB software as you can connect them to your motherboard if it has a standard A-RGB header. The included controller offers a handful of different effects that look quite good.
Tile Pro (Buy Here)
The Tile is probably my most gifted tech item in the past year, I’ve bought it for birthdays, graduations, and even as part of a wedding present! Tile keeps track of your items, like your keys, wallet, etc. With the app you can “ring” the tile so you can easily find that item, alternatively you can ring you phone from the Tile if you happen to misplace your phone. The new Tile Pro is louder, has a longer range than the original Tile’s and comes with a removable battery this time!
Kingston Nucleum Type-C Hub (Buy here)
If you’ve bought a new laptop or Ultrabook lately you’ll notice the scarcity of ports and most do not even have card readers anymore. That is where the Kingston Nucleum comes in. It is a Type-C hub that offers SD and MicroSD card readers, two USB 3.1 (Type-A) ports, a USB 3.1 (Type-C port), HDMI, and a Type-C power port. This should give you more than enough ports for all of your gadgets. The Nucleum is always in my laptop bag.
Out of all the gaming mice we’ve taken a look at this year our favorite has to be the FNATIC Flick2. It is a light-weight professional-grade esports mouse for gamers who like a more symmetrical feel. The mouse features the Pixart 3360 12000 DPI optical sensor and OMRON switches. The reason I am such a fan of this mouse is that it is extremely comfortable even after long gaming sessions and it is not overloaded with buttons and RGB lighting. The software is easy to use as well.
Divoom Tivoo Bluetooth Speaker (Buy Here)
A Bluetooth speaker is definitely a stocking stuffer, but who wants a normal Bluetooth speaker? That is why we are including the Divoom Tivoo Bluetooth speaker in this gift guide! As the name suggests it is designed like a retro TV with a pixel LED screen featuring 256 fully programmable RGB LEDs. Using the Divoom app you can create and download all different types of things to display on the screen. You can also display things like a music visualizer, the time, weather, and much more. Despite its size the audio quality is quite good and can easily fill a small room with sound.
WD MyPassport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Buy Here)
If you need to transfer or carry a lot of data with you the WD MyPassport Ultra Portable Hard Drive is the perfect thing for you! The latest version is available in capacities up to 4TB and has a very sleek design. It also has a Type-C connection, but don’t worry WD includes a Type-A adapter for older devices. This is the drive we use to store all of our 4K video when on the go!