As the owner and CEO of a technology-based business, I work with different technology products everyday. The very nature of my job is to "always be learning" when it comes to new technology as it continues to evolve, and it moves quickly.
Because I focus on technology and am always around it, I am frequently asked (especially around this time of the year) what products I would recommend as gifts for technology enthusiasts like myself. This year, I thought of putting together a curated list of products that I can confidently recommend, just in time for the holidays.
This list includes products in the following general categories:
I can confidently recommend these products to meet the needs of any technology enthusiast. When I make recommendations for technology, whether that's for your business or personal use, II like to keep a short list of requirements in mind before something gets my stamp of approval. These requirements include:
Whether or not you are shopping for a special person or a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for your business, here are some product ideas.
Get the best quality webcam for your next Zoom or Teams meeting. The Logitech 4K Pro Webcam supports enhanced video collaboration from any personal workspace, at home or in the office. Ultra 4K HD renders video in outstanding resolution, color, and detail. RightLight3 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies auto-adjust to help you look your best in any lighting environment, from low light to direct sunlight. With over 1500 5 star reviews, Logitech 4K Pro Webcam is the star of the show when it comes to webcams.
The Cisco Desk Camera 4K is a full HD webcam that can be mounted on an external monitor, laptop, or tripod. Offering high quality video, noise reduction audio microphones, and is compatible with all popular meeting and video applications. This product is available as a fully managed IT asset with centralized device management and insights. Comes with a companion app for recording, image tuning, audio, and more.
Not only can you get a pretty good deal on this monitor from Dell with their current deals/specials,, but you can be assured that the quality of this monitor is top-notch. Dell is the number 1 monitor company worldwide, and has been for the last 7 years. When you purchase this monitor from Dell, you can expect great service should you need help with absolutely anything. A monitor with this size and capability can help with productivity and staying focused on tasks at hand.
Spanning a grand 55” and curved to the shape of the human eye, the Ark screen can be rotated into landscape or Cockpit Mode for your optimal display setup. This specific display monitor will satisfy any gamer and enhance their overall gaming experience. This is another item that is on deep discount during Black Friday and makes for a very impressive gift.
Sony Alpha 7iv (for photography)
Without going into all of the specification upgrades that make this camera so good, trust that thousands of photographers and videographers agree that this camera is amazing and checks all of the boxes. This camera is very capable of producing professional quality images and video. This specific model has some of the latest and greatest technology when it comes to cameras. Sony continues to improve their cameras and give photographers and videographers an amazing tool to create with.
Sony FX3 Cinema (for video)
This camera is great for those who film events or film for extended periods of time. It does not overheat and can handle a lot of work. The Sony FX3 is a great upgrade or intro to cinema-style cameras and also great for filming b-roll. Any aspiring YouTuber could make great use of a camera like this.
This model features what Samsung refers to as the Active Noise Cancellation feature, which still allows for high frequency sounds to be heard, like talking but drowns out any low-frequency background noises. I find that it's not optimal for noise cancellation on airplanes or buses, but the listening experience is still excellent for music, videos, and phone calls.
These Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones do a better job of blocking out high frequency noises like people talking next to you on a plane or a baby crying, and low frequency noises. This is definitely my top pick in the noise cancellation category and these go with me on every plane ride. A business traveler would appreciate just how good these headphones are at noise-cancelling.
This Cisco headset is a professional quality headset that is especially good at reducing background noise. If you or someone you know works from home and struggles with their family or pets or even construction noises in the background, this is your answer. All of our techs use these headphones and the quality is great. It easily works with Microsoft Teams and Webex as well.
You get the versatility of both the laptop function and the tablet function in this device. For example, I currently have mine set up as a display in front of my larger display. In meetings I can use it as a drawing board. I can also use it to watch movies on the plane.
This would make a great personal laptop for a creative user. It's great for any day to day business or personal tasks. You can occasionally use it for Photoshop, Premier, or iMovie. Definitely not for heavy creative work or constant video rendering, though. The M2 chip is an upgrade in speed for this popular laptop.
A light weight bag like this AerSF Day 2 Pac is perfect for everyday work commutes and day traveling. The minimal style makes it easy to go with everything, and it's my personal everyday backpack. It has the perfect amount of pockets to organize everything that I need to get my work done. It also stands upright, so it's not laying on the floor when I put it down next to me. The bright orange interior makes it easy to see and find things. The quality is top notch and I have personally had mine for over 5 years and it's still going strong. It is very durable.
Great for carrying camera equipment or everyday use/overnight bag. There are internal dividers and it helps to keeps everything organized rather than bunched at the bottom of the bag. Also great for traveling for short periods of time. I personally use packing cubes for even more organization.
Leatherman Style PS (TSA Approved)
I love this small, lightweight multitool. I use it so frequently, I know it would make a great gift. It's small enough to put on your keychain and can also get through TSA/security because there is no knife.
This one is for the campers and the preppers. Having a portable power station that can be solar or electronically charged is so helpful. I personally purchased this power station to take camping and it really comes in clutch.
I want to take this moment to wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving holiday. I will also highlight that there are no affiliate links to the products listed in this blog. I have purchased these products with my own money and am sharing them because they are products I believe in.
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