Best tech gadgets for designers, developers, 3D-printing enthusiasts, and musicians

Now more than ever, artists have been using technology to upgrade their skills. Whether it's a connected paper tablet or a creative laptop, there are countless gadgets that can help a modern creative to hone their skills. By creatives, we also mean developers, musicians, as well as 3D printing enthusiasts. So, today's blog highlights some of the best tech gadgets for designers and other creatives that can truly help you master the art.

Best tech gadgets for designers, developers, 3D-printing enthusiasts, and musicians
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Creative Laptop in Use

Whether you are a designer or a developer or a musician, you can never reach your peak without the right equipment by your side. Like having an infinite display while designing a new project. Or a laser printer to shape your ideas.

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So we decided to make this Sunday even more special for the creative in you. From designers to developers and 3D-printing enthusiasts to musicians, anyone can master their craft with the cool tech in this blog.

Best gadgets for designers

Acer ConceptD CP5 Creator Workstation

The sky will be your only limit when you have the Acer ConceptD CP5 Creator Workstation on your work desk. This powerful device features Pantone-validated colors, so your hues will be as they appear in real life. Additionally, this 1,440p computer has HDR600 support and a respectable 170 Hz refresh rate. What’s more, this desktop has a range of ports, a light-shedding hood, a built-in light sensor, and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage.


Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Creative Laptop

Another excellent tech gadget for designers is the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Creative Laptop. This laptop will keep you working wherever you are with its 18-hour battery life. A beautiful 15.6-inch Full HD display that’s Pantone validated will let you see colors as they should be. And with six different orientations to choose from, you’ll be a creative machine. Best of all, this laptop weighs fewer than five pounds, so it’s quite portable.

Adobe Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet

Take your sketches from paper to screen effortlessly with the Adobe Cloud Connected Paper Tablet when you use the Moleskine Pen+. This connected paper tablet will take your ideas to the screen via Adobe illustrator. Finally, with the Creative Cloud back-up, you’ll be able to draw and upload your work from any location.


Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet

The Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet is an excellent tech gadget for designers. This creative pen tablet will let you work efficiently and creatively with complete control. It’s also easy to use. Just connect this gadget to your computer and install drivers to work with your favorite software. You’ll love the multi-touch gestures, customizable express keys, pen side switches, and more.


Best gadgets for developers

38-Inch UltraWide Curved Display by LG

Never be constrained by the size of your screen again with the 38-Inch UltraWide Curved Display by LG. Designed for creative work, this beautiful display boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio and covers over 99% of the sRGB spectrum. And with Wide Quad High Definition+, the resolution is clearer than your standard HD. What’s more, this designer’s gadget comes with a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 Quick Charge, and a built-in speaker.


Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse

When you work on a computer all day, you need a comfortable mouse like the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse. This is one of our tech gadgets for designers and developers that’s a must because its shape makes it comfortable for hours of use. Also, its built-in trackball helps stabilize your hand and arm. Plus, this wireless mouse only needs one AA battery for up to 18 months of battery life.


Keychron K1 Ultra-Slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Get a keyboard designed for productivity with the Keychron K1 Ultra-Slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard. With self-contained switches, this keyboard helps you type in the Magic Keyboard style more easily. Also, this keyboard requires less force and finger travel, so your fingers will feel more comfortable while you type. You’ll love this gadget’s sleek, modern design that will enhance any workspace.


HyperDrive USB-C Hub Mac Adapter

Another of our great tech gadgets for designers and developers is the HyperDrive USB-C Hub Mac Adapter. This gadget boasts 11 ports in one device, so it has everything you need to work to your full potential. With a USB-C connection to your computer, this hub offers an HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, SD, micro SD, three USB 3.1 ports, and more. What’s more, the hub gives you up to 4K video resolution when you connect two 1080p 60Hz displays on PC.

HyperDrive USB-C Hub Mac Adapter

HyperDrive USB-C Hub Mac Adapter with Devices

Best gadgets for musicians

Arturia KeyStep Pro Keyboard Sequencer

The Arturia KeyStep Pro Keyboard Sequencer is one of our tech gadgets that musicians will love. That’s because this compact controller will let you perform anywhere and offers four independent polyphonic sequencer tracks. Additionally, this gadget has a 16-part integrated drum sequencer. Finally, the KeyStep enables you to create elaborate music without feeling overwhelmed with its easy-to-use controls.


Akai MPC Live II Portable Music Production Tool

Create music whenever you’re inspired with the Akai MPC Live II Portable Music Production Tool. The speakers on this MPC are built into the bottom of this gadget, so you don’t have to carry those too. You can illuminate the 27 function buttons in amber, red, or green. The Akai MPC Live also features new buttons like Mute, Time Correct, and Mix.


Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

Stay immersed in your music with the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones. This is one of our tech gadgets for musicians that gives you high-quality audio in addition to adaptive noise-canceling technology. But if you need to hear what’s going on around you, just lift one of the ear cups. Your music will pause until you’re ready. And only 15 minutes of charging gives you five hours of playtime.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones on a Woman

Sensel Morph MIDI Controller

Be creative anywhere with the Sensel Morph MIDI Controller. This MIDI controller keyboard is so portable that you can put it in your bag or backpack for a music lesson or when you’re heading to a friend’s. Interestingly, the Morph isn’t just for music. You can use it for writing, gaming, and more. Connect your device to this controller via USB or Bluetooth for enhanced portability.


Best gadgets for 3D-printing enthusiasts

M-Jewelry Wireless DLP 3D Printer

The M-Jewelry Wireless DLP 3D Printer is the tool jewelers, dentists, and professional designers need. This gadget helps designers bring their ideas to life in an instant, including the most intricate designs necessary for jewelry and dentistry. Thankfully, the M-Jewelry has a compact design, wireless connectivity, and a user-friendly touchscreen. It complies with the strict requirements of the medical profession but can handle other professional designs.


3doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen

Draw solid 3D objects with extruding heated plastic that dries instantly with the 3doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen. Just draw, and your designs will follow your hand into the air. The Create+ pen gives you an improved experience from its predecessor. You’ll have more control of the speeds and work more reliably with different types of plastic. It’s also more durable and suited for ages 14 and up.


Creality CR-6 SE DIY 3D Printer Kit

Another of our great tech gadgets for 3D printing enthusiasts is the Creality CR-6 SE DIY 3D Printer Kit. This gadget brings the magic of 3D printing to beginners since it’s affordable and easy to set up. Also, it has a modular nozzle, Teflon tube, and additional wearing parts. Moreover, there’s an original extruder structure for easier feed-in. Best of all, with the 4.3-inch colorful touchscreen, it’ll be easy to start creating as much as you like.


Which one of these tech gadgets for designers, developers, musicians, or 3D printing enthusiasts appeals to you the most? Share with us in the comments below.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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