The best gadget gifts of 2021 so far for the person who loves up-and-coming tech

Do you know someone who's obsessed with all things tech? Maybe their birthday is approaching or you want to treat them for no special reason to a useful or unique gadget. If so, then we've got you covered with today's Daily Digest. We sifted the net for impressive tech that can be used every day. Whether this special person in your life works remotely, loves music, is a geek at heart, or is a jet-setter, we have you covered for their next birthday with today's roundup.

The best gadget gifts of 2021 so far for the person who loves up-and-coming tech
The best gadget gifts of 2021

Show the technophile in your life how much you love them with the best gadget gifts. These tech lovers are people who prefer the latest earbuds to a designer dress because, let’s face it, tech can be transformative. Even if your budget is small, there’s something below for every buyer in this diverse range of 10 accessories.

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In today’s blog, we cover all avenues: efficient work-from-home accessories to streamline their 9–5, a cooling wearable that prevents sweat buildup on the go, a petite microphone designed specifically for bloggers, and everything in between. Let’s take a look at our selections.

1. Capture impressive photography with the SoftBank Leitz Phone 1 Leica smartphone. It makes a great gift for budding photographers.

Designed with an impressive 1-inch high-performance image sensor, the SoftBank Leitz Phone 1 Leica smartphone is great for photography on the go. Your friend can even save photo files in both RAW and JPEG formats for ease. Plus, thanks to the 5,000 mAh battery capacity, this high-tech smartphone lasts all day.

Preorder this smartphone for about $1,700.

2. Receive high-quality audio in an attractive design with the cute and colorful CharisMic magnetic lapel microphone.

Treat the vlogger in your life to the CharisMic magnetic lapel microphone. With practically endless badge designs to choose from, this microphone looks stylish and sleek as it attaches to clothing. But it also delivers impressive audio so your vlogger friend—whether a beginner or a pro—can use this gadget for their next streaming video.

Preorder this gadget gift for $77 from Kickstarter.

3. The Level Lock invisible smart lock makes a great gadget gift to transform a front door into a smart one in seconds.

Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, and Ring, the Level Lock invisible smart lock makes it easy to unlock and lock your door when your hands are busy. Moreover, it even lets you add exit notifications or create a one-time event pass for guests. This makes one of the best gadget gifts for a new homeowner or someone looking for more convenience in their life.

Get this smart lock for $249.

4. Magnify an Apple Watch’s screen with the NightWatch Apple Watch touchscreen. It’s useful for checking the time during the night.

For Apple-obsessed friends, the NightWatch Apple Watch touchscreen makes a wonderful gadget gift. Working exclusively with the Apple Watch NightStand mode, this accessory sits on a bedside table to highlight the time and notifications. So your friend can see their clock face without having to wear their smartwatch overnight.

Order this unique accessory for $59.99.

5. For remote workers, the HP ENVY 14 laptop is one of the best gadget gifts. It offers a 16.5-hour battery life and 16 GB of RAM.

For a truly special occasion—like a birthday or anniversary—the HP ENVY 14 laptop makes a great choice for remote workers. In particular, it boasts NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and a generous 14-inch screen to elevate images and showcase crystal-clear content.

Purchase this laptop for a reduced price of $849.99.

6. Enhance and streamline your loved one’s gaming setup with the CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS keyboard touch panel.

Treat the gamer you know to the CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS keyboard touch panel. This unique gadget will allow your gadget-loving friend to create actions and macros for their favorite games and apps with a single touch. They won’t even need to click a mouse to alter their desktop setup. It even has the ability to program more than 200 screens.

Order this computer accessory for $99.99.

7. The IKEA x Sonos SYMFONISK Picture Frame Wi-Fi Speaker is both a picture frame and speaker in one and looks impressive.

Keep your eyes on the IKEA x Sonos SYMFONISK Picture Frame Wi-Fi Speaker release date to treat a gadget-obsessed individual who also loves home accessories. This product works with AirPlay 2 and will allow your friend to stream music from their Spotify app with ease.

This home accessory will be available soon for $199.

8. For hot sleepers, the bFan air cooling bed fan makes an excellent gadget gift: it’s convenient and efficient for summer use.

bFan air cooling bed fan

The bFan air cooling bed fan directs airflow so hot air moves away from your body and out of the bed. By cooling down sheets, this home gadget prevents a buildup of hot air. So, if you know someone who struggles to sleep during summer, bFan is a must-have. It’s a cheaper alternative to using an air conditioner every night.

Order this bed accessory for $184.95.

9. Open the Plevo The Runner smart travel suitcase using face ID, touch ID, and Morse code. It even has a charging battery pack.

If you know someone consumed by wanderlust, the Plevo The Runner smart travel suitcase might be everything they need. Equipped with a battery pack, it lets your friend charge their devices while traveling, and this battery complies with all airlines. Furthermore, The Runner even includes a weight sensor that will sync with their flight information.

Purchase this smart suitcase for $459.

10. Featuring 8 temperature levels, the Sony REON POCKET 2 wearable temperature controller can keep anyone cool or hot.

Know someone who’s always complaining that they’re too hot or too cold? Then they need the Sony REON POCKET 2 wearable temperature controller. It’s comfortable to wear and your friend will have a choice of temperatures to suit them. Best of all, this gadget can run for up to 20 hours.

Order this wearable for $134.50.

With an abundance of gadget gifts to choose from, which of the above do you think the technophile you know will love? Let us know in the comments what you’ll order.

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Meet Amy Poole

Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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