It’s that time of year again. Wide-eyed shoppers will soon be heading to the stores in search of the perfect gifts for friends and family.
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year are all coming up. But despite all of that celebration to come, some people are starting to feel nervous. We get it: buying gifts for your loved ones is important but it’s never been more complicated!
Fear not: We’ve got you covered with our rundown of the best gifts for every kind of tech fan.
For the Phone Fanatics
Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the latter half of 2020, you’ll have heard the news: Apple has launched a new iPhone: The iPhone 12 series.
Apple’s latest offering comes in several variants with slightly different features, including the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro max. It goes without saying that any of these would make for an exciting holiday season gift.
If your special someone prefers Android smartphones, the latest Galaxy 5G lineup from Samsung, the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G from Google, the OnePlus 8T, and the Motorola Edge Plus are all fantastic alternatives.
On a tight budget? Don’t be tempted to go for a mediocre phone. A better option would be to gift some gadgets or accessories that take their smartphone experience to the next level. For example…
An Adaptable 3C1A GaN Fast Charger
Let’s face it, the chargers that come with most phones aren’t normally the best or the fastest. And this year things have got worse for Apple fans. In a move that surprised literally no one, the company has confirmed that all of the iPhone 12 models will ship without regular chargers.
Fortunately, the wizards here at UGREEN have got you covered. Our top of the line 65w 3C1A Ports GaN Charger is compatible with every major flagship phone (Android and Apple) as well as consumer electronic devices ranging from tablets and laptops to cameras and drones. It also comes with four ports, so you can charge your devices simultaneously.
- 3 USB C ports and 1 USB A port to support simultaneous fast charging for multiple devices
- Fast charging speeds. 50% within 30 min for the iPhone lineup
- Universal support for almost all your devices
- Support both QC and USB PD fast charging protocols
- Latest GaN Technology: More efficient on performance and lower temperature in operation
Most importantly, our GaN Charger has the latest semiconductor technology, which provides efficient charging for multiple devices while preventing overheating.
A Wireless Charging Pad
- Easy charging for your smartphone anytime
- Cable-free, perfect for on your desk or by your bed
- 7.5w fast-charging for popular Apple and Android phone models
Although Apple is no longer shipping new phones with wall chargers, the iPhone 12 does come with support for wireless charging. Apple’s version of wireless charging is called MagSafe. If you need to buy gifts for anyone who has already placed their iPhone 12 order, a MagSafe charger would make a thoughtful and practical gift.
One more thing. Expect a quality alternative this holiday season from UGREEN. Its 15W maximum output delivers the fastest wireless charge for the iPhone 12 series, and is also widely compatible with an array of Qi-enabled devices from Android phones to Airpods and other Qi-enabled TWS earbuds.
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If that special someone in your life is an Android user, have no fear, the world of wireless charging is still open for them. If they haven’t already upgraded to cable-free charging, something like this high-end Qi wireless charging pad is sure to put a smile to their face.
For the Creatives
Looking for a handy gadget that’s perfect for the creative tech lover in your life? You’ll need something with an ingenious design, a beautiful aesthetic, and a special creative touch. Here’s our recommendation…
The World’s First Integrated and Ergonomic Laptop Hub-Stand
If anybody in your life depends on their laptop or tablet for work, a foldable docking station could be the gift they didn’t know they wanted until you got it for them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more people than ever before to work from home and set up a remote office. But let’s be honest, laptops aren’t the most comfortable things to spend hours craning over.
- Adjustable tablet/laptop stand and productivity hub
- Two USB 3.0 ports, an 4K HDMI port, and built-in SD and TF card slots
- Stylish, ergonomic design made from aircraft-grade aluminum
- Universal support for multiple devices
Luckily, UGREEN’s X-Kit is not only one of the most comfortable and ergonomic laptop stands around; it also comes with all the ports you need to manage multiple devices. These include two USB 3.0 ports, an 4K HDMI port, and built-in SD and TF card slots. It’s a productivity beast with universal compatibility across Macs and Windows laptops.
And the X-Kit is not just about functionality. Its stylish, elegant design is made entirely from aircraft-grade aluminum. As a result, it’s 65% lighter than the industry standard steel alloy and still manages to offer four adjustable heights for maximum comfort.
The UGREEN X-Kit is soon to be crowdfunded on Indiegogo, with orders opening on December 10th. Limited 55% off discounts are available for those who show early support. Register now to get that magic stand and your exclusive 55% off! It’ll come with a special gift from the UGREEN team as well for this special holiday season.
For the Gamers
The Nintendo Switch is undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming success stories of the last few years. Uniting old and new gamers, Nintendo smashed it out of the park with an understanding of what really matters to gamers: Fun!
But, despite the fanfare, the Switch doesn’t come with Bluetooth. This questionable decision on Nintendo’s part means that anybody who wanted to use their Switch with Bluetooth headphones, speakers, or other peripherals was out of luck. Until now.
That’s right: We’ve got some great accessories for Nintendo Switch fans this holiday season. The main one being…
Nintendo Switch Bluetooth Transmitter
- Winner of the IF Product Design Award
- Connect your Nintendo Switch to Bluetooth accessories
- 8-hour battery life
Winner of the IF product design award, the UGREEN Bluetooth Transmitter for the Nintendo Switch is an intuitive and functional piece of kit.
The UGREEN Bluetooth Transmitter is the perfect solution for connecting your Nintendo Switch to your Bluetooth peripherals. It utilizes the aptX LL codec for ultra-low-latency, making lag and delay a non-issue.
One of the best things about this Bluetooth transmitter is how easy it is to use. The straightforward functionality, gorgeous design, and 8-hour battery life combine to make a gift that any Switch owner would love to receive.
UGREEN 8K HDMI Cable for the PS5, Xbox Series X & Series S
- 8K 60Hz FUHD, compatible with 8K 50Hz, 4K 120Hz, 4K 100Hz, and more.
- 48Gbps Super High-Speed bandwidth.
- Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Quick Media Switching and Auto Low Latency Mode for smooth and accurate gameplay.
- Dynamic HDR with support for Dolby Vision HDR, HDR 10+, and more.
- 6ft cable
If you know someone who’s planning to upgrade their games console this festive season, there’s a simple and affordable gift you can order to help them make the most of their purchase: a UGREEN 8K HDMI cable.
At the moment, the possibility of playing with an 8K resolution is pretty slim. There are only a handful of 8K TVs on the market and even 4K games and videos are rare. Having said that, the PS5 and the new Xbox consoles are both 8K compatible – so really this is all about preparing for the future.
For the Commuters and Artists
Plenty of people like to use technology as a means of escape. Whether it’s listening to podcasts, getting lost in an album, or immersing yourself in that new TV show, nothing beats the on-demand escapism that phones, tablets, and laptops provide. And, in our opinion, nothing enhances the experience quite as much as a pair of headphones that offer rich, vivid sound.
Tech fans around the world are starting to realize that headphones matter. So much so that Apple has announced that none of its iPhone 12 range will ship with standard headphones. If you want to gift a great pair of headphones this holiday season, UGREEN has you covered.
HiTune Wireless Earbuds
- Superior sound performance, aptX, AAC, SBC supported
- 27 hours of playback time
- Verified Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise-cancelling technology
- IPX5 waterproof
- Alert touch control
The UGREEN HiTune Earbuds utilize the aptX codec for super high-quality sound. Their impressive 27-hour playtime, coupled with IPX5 waterproof level, protecting the earbuds from raindrops and water splashes. The ergonomic design and simple touch controls makes them a great option for any music fans.
So there you have our gift inspiration for the 2020 holiday season. Let us know your favorite ideas in the comments below.
Lastly, we’d like to wish all of our readers a happy holiday. 2020 has been rocky, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We hope that after reading this you have some solid gift inspiration for the tech-savvy folk in your life and avoid any last-minute panic purchases.
Speaking of which… Have you ever had or witnessed any holiday gifting disasters? If so, drop your funny story in the comments!