The coolest tech gadgets we’ve discovered in August that you’ll want to put on your Christmas wish list

Start your Christmas wish list early this year with this month's coolest tech. Your friends and family will thank you.

The coolest tech gadgets we’ve discovered in August that you’ll want to put on your Christmas wish list
Coolest tech gadgets of August 2021

Don’t be stuck without ideas when your friends and family ask what you want for Christmas this year. Just have a look at the coolest tech products we discovered in August. We crafted a list of some of the most innovative tech we came across this month, and they’re the gadgets you’re going to want to use all year long.

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Want a smartwatch with an ECG app? It’s here. Or what about a notebook that digitizes your handwritten notes and sends them to your social media accounts? That’s here too. There’s even a 4G hotspot that gives you reliable mobile internet in more than 135 countries without a local data plan. Check out the list below and have your requests ready ahead of schedule.

1. The Fitbit Charge 5 advanced health tracker has an ECG app to monitor your heart rate and an EDA Scan app for stress management.

Fitbit Charge 5 in a video

If getting healthy is one of your goals in 2022, go for the Fitbit Charge 5 advanced health tracker. It comes with both ECG and EDA Scan apps to help you watch your health and stress levels. Plus, the Daily Readiness Score reads the data from your sleep, heart rate, and exercise to tell you how ready you are to meet the day.

Preorder it for $175.95 on the official website.

2. The Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook lets you handwrite your notes and converts them into digital text.

Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook
Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook with notes

Do you need to put pen to paper to flesh out an idea? The Royale RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook lets you handwrite your thoughts and digitizes them so you can edit and share them in different file types and on social media.

Try it with nok for $99.

3. The DJI Mini SE compact camera drone makes a great entry-level drone for creators. Plus, it’s super lightweight.

DJI Mini SE compact camera drone
DJI Mini SE in a person’s hand

Another of the coolest tech products we discovered in August is the DJI Mini SE compact camera drone. It’s incredibly lightweight at just 8.8 ounces and has a 3-axis motorized gimbal. The Creator Templates let you create high-quality videos quickly.

Get it for $299 on Amazon.

4. The Skyroam Solis Lite Wi-Fi hotspot gives you 4G connectivity anywhere, even on vacation, without a local data plan.

The coolest tech products we've discovered in August that you'll want to put on your Christmas wish list Skyroam Solis Lite Wi-Fi hotspot
Skyroam Solis Lite with a plant (Image credit: Pack Hacker)

Get internet anywhere you go with the Skyroam Solis Lite Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides mobile 4G technology and works in more than 135 countries. In fact, it even connects to the fastest local network without a data plan.

Try it with nok for $119.

5. The Gingko Flip Click Clock minimal alarm clock shuts off with a turn. So you won’t have to reach for an off button.

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Gingko Flip Click Clock on a nightstand

Make getting out of bed a little easier with the Gingko Flip Click Clock minimal alarm clock. Simply flip it over to shut it off. Even better, the clock displays time in response to gestures like a clap or a gentle touch. For this reason, it made our list of the coolest tech gadgets we discovered in August.

Get it for $59.95.

6. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone comes in gorgeous colors and lets you take pictures from the cover.

The coolest tech products we've discovered in August that you'll want to put on your Christmas wish list Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in cream

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone makes a great addition to anyone’s Christmas wish list. This cool smartphone combines the best of both flip and smartphones and comes in a range of colors. What’s more, its camera has a Flex mode for hands-free selfies.

Get it for $399.99 on the official website.

7. The PowerA FUSION Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch has swappable faceplates and immersive controls.

PowerA FUSION Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch
PowerA FUSION Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

Enhance your Nintendo Switch setup with the PowerA FUSION Pro Wireless Controller. It has swappable black and white faceplates and integrated antifriction rings. Interestingly, you can actually tilt this controller through twists and turns, thanks to the immersive controls.

Get it for $99.99 on the official website.

8. The HP Chromebase 21.5″ All-in-One Desktop has a screen that rotates 90°. It’s great for both entertainment and online learning.

HP Chromebase 21.5” All-in-One Desktop
HP Chromebase 21.5″ All-in-One Desktop in use

Buy a gift the whole family can enjoy with the HP Chromebase 21.5″ All-in-One Desktop. Its display rotates 90-degrees, and the integrated Google Assistant allows you to perform actions with your voice. Meanwhile, it’s powered by the Intel Pentium 6405U processor and UHD graphics. All these features make it one of the coolest tech gadgets we discovered in August.

Get it for $549.99 on the official website.

9. The Xbox Stereo Headset keeps your ears comfortable while you play thanks to its large, soft earcups.

The coolest tech products we've discovered in August that you'll want to put on your Christmas wish list Xbox Stereo Headset
Xbox Stereo Headset on a woman

Ensure your gaming comfort with the Xbox Stereo Headset. It boasts a lightweight design and universal fit. Even better, it supports spatial sound technologies like Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic, and DTS Headphone:X.

Preorder it for $59.99 on the official website.

10. The Govee Aura smart table lamp lets you set the atmosphere in any room and works with voice assistants.

Govee Aura smart table lamp
Govee Aura on a coffee table

Another of the coolest tech products we discovered in August is the Govee Aura smart table lamp. It features 37 color options, letting you set the mood in any room. Additionally, you can design your own color palette from 16 million color options. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Get it for $48.75 on the official website.

We’ve seen so many cool tech gadgets this month. Whether you want a new Fitbit or a more comfortable gaming headset, they’re sure to get you thinking about the holidays ahead of time. Which of these gadgets would you like to own? Let us know in the comments.

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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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