Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Tech Gifts

Here are some of the best tech gift picks that would make great Christmas gifts this year.

The new Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader we've tested and the perfect Christmas gift for a bookworm. This model has a larger 6.8-inch screen, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and enough storage space for hundreds of books. It's also waterproof and has a backlit display, making it easy to read in the dark.

Price: $139.99

If you're giving someone their first robot vacuum, we recommend iRobot's Roomba 694. It uses a three-stage cleaning system and multiple brushes to diligently clean hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, including dirt that accumulates at the edges of the room. It will recommend different cleaning patterns and cycle schedules based on different events. Connect it to Alexa or Google Assistant for total control. This is the best Christmas gift for your workaholic friend.

Price: $179.99

HHOGene GPods are unique "new pieces" that redefine earbuds. With the use of digital technology for the first time, they created the world's first light earbuds that enable 300,000 color combinations for you to express yourself. Earbuds, henceforth, are no longer a pair of "tools" but more of a fashion accessory like earrings to reveal individuality. Meanwhile, it offers active noise canceling, sweat & water resistance, and long battery life.

Price: $139.99

The JBL Flip is designed for modern times, as it connects via Bluetooth and is dust and water resistant, so they can take it to various outdoor environments without worrying about it breaking. The cylindrical shape is so convenient that they can even put it in the cup holder of the car. The speaker lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge and comes in a variety of fun colors including teal, pink, red, and more.

Price: $89.99

Winter mornings can get even colder when your coffee gets chilly, and the Ember Smart Mug is designed to solve any lukewarm beverage problems. It holds 10 ounces of any beverage and you control it with a smart app. For those that need a certain temperature to brew, such as a cup of English breakfast, this can help maintain an optimal brewing temperature.

Price: $129.99

If you like the look of an old-fashioned camera, then the Instax Mini Evo offers that look, but with a twist. It is an instant camera that can print photos instantly. However, unlike most instant cameras, this one offers a variety of shutter speeds and shooting modes as well as smartphone connectivity. It even lets you view your photos before printing, which makes it less instant, but more useful.

Price: $189.99

Apple's latest flagship iPhone has great performance, an always-on display, and more pixels in its main camera, making it a truly impressive array of cameras. You can even shoot 48-megapixel RAW files if you like to work with large files, and its video capabilities now support Action Mode for smoother shooting without additional accessories.

Price: $999.99

It's time to say goodbye to bad webcam angles and annoying "center stage" style software tricks. the Insta360 Link is a webcam mounted on top of a small gimbal that physically tracks your face as you move, keeping you perfectly in frame and looking your best. The technology is pricey, but Link also has great software with tons of potential and 4K capability to back it all up with fantastic video quality.

Price: $299.99

This gift is perfect for the early adopter who likes new technology. It has a 6.7-inch main display that folds in half when not in use, kind of like an old-fashioned flip phone. There's also a small 1.9-inch display on the back of the phone, so you can check information like the time and notifications without opening the device. In addition to the fancy display, the Flip 4 has good battery life, and it can easily carry the big phone in your pocket.

Price: $349.99

If you know someone with an Android phone who could benefit from a smartwatch, get Google's Pixel Watch for them. It works with any Android phone, has a sleek and attractive round design, and is quite affordable for a smartwatch.

Price: $299.99

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