Atiba’s Top 10 Holiday Tech Gifts Guide

By JJ Rosen November 20, 2020
NVIDIA GeoForce RTX 3080

It’s been a long year but somehow we’re almost at the end of a 2020 none of us expected. As the holidays rapidly approach, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect gifts to end 2020 on a high note. And this year, perhaps more than ever, tech gifts just make a lot of sense. We’ve all come to depend so much on our tech this year. It’s been our bridge to work, family, and friends.

This year, we compiled a list of tech gifts that make the most of tech’s entertainment, work-from-home, and socializing abilities. The entire Atiba team chipped in to help create this year’s Atiba Top 10 Holiday Tech Gifts Guide. From nostalgia to cutting edge, the list has something for everyone.

  1. NVIDIA GeoForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card

This is a very cool techy gift for the techy gamer in your life. If this were jewelry, it would come in a little blue box. This little powerhouse provides exceptional gaming performance. It drastically improves graphics processing to boost speed, which any real gamer will appreciate. It’s definitely a gift for a real techy but if that’s who you’re shopping for, they’ll be seriously impressed you found this. From the reviews, this gift can be hard to get your hands on so snap it up if you find it in stock and make someone’s holiday!

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2. Unicomp Ultra Classic Model M Black Buckling Spring 104 Key USB Keyboard (AKA World’s Noisiest Keyboard)

This one is a trip down memory lane. This keyboard is modeled after the keyboards designed by IBM over 20 years ago. Remember sitting in class, playing Oregon Trail, and hearing the clickity-clack echoing all over the room as your fellow 5th graders floated across rivers and lost family to dysentery? Well, that clicking you remember wasn’t from wagon wheels, it was from those old keyboards with spring-loaded keys.

And while many of us moved on to quieter, rubber dome models, many folks miss the old style. The old design was intentionally loud and spring-loaded. The design helped improve accuracy and reduce the impact on your fingers as you type. For the techy who knows the history and design intention of these retro keyboards, they’ll appreciate the thoughtful gift. And who doesn’t enjoy a little nostalgia? These can be hard to find in stock so if you’re in the market and find one, snatch it up!

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3. GALAXYCOVE Projector 

When we’re spending so much time at home these days, it’s nice to have anything that refreshes our space and gives us a little escape from the ordinary. This little gadget can transform a room into a sea of stars and color. It comes preloaded with 6 constellation settings but you can also sync your favorite music to create an absolutely immersive light and sound experience in your own home. It’s a very cool gift for the techie in your life, young or old.

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4. PlayStation 5 

This one doesn’t need much explaining. We all know what makes a PlayStation 5 an awesome tech gift. It’s fun. It’s powerful. There are games for the whole family to enjoy together or solo. And, added bonus, this console won’t look hideous in your living room. The sleek and modern design is as beautiful as the gameplay graphics. Even the accessories embody sophistication and elegance. We’re all spending a lot of time at home right now. And as temps drop, you’re going to love having this hub of entertainment literally at your fingertips as you snuggle under a blanket on the couch while hunting ogres, racing cars, or whatever you love in a video game. Techie or not, there aren’t many people who wouldn’t love unwrapping this gift. Find it, buy it, love it.

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5. Samsung Space Saving 32-Inch 4K Monitor 

A lot of us have crammed our offices in our homes this year. And if you found that all that work stuff is taking up a lot of valuable home space, you’re going to love this gift. This clever monitor design takes up minimal space and easily adapts to the surroundings. And it does that without satisfying quality.

the monitor has a very usable 32-inch display, rich with 4K graphics. It also has a frameless bezel screen on 3 sides, making the most of space by showing screen, not frame. It looks like work-from-home is going to stay part of our working lives for a long time. For the person in your life who needs a little more home and a little less work, this is a fantastic, thoughtful gift.

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6. TC-Helicon GO XLR 4-Channel USB Streaming Mixer with Voice FX and Sampler

Whether it’s for work or play, there are a lot of audiophiles who found themselves locked out of their sound booths this year. If you have a creative techie in your life who wants to create high-quality radio, podcasts, or other audio files from home, they’ll absolutely love this gift.

It’s the command center a home streaming audio setup needs. Complete with a mute switch for coughs and a censor button for words not fit for the holidays. Easy to set up, the small but powerful hub integrates with mikes, PC line audio, gaming consoles, and more. It’s the ham radio for the modern creative.

For the techie in your life who wants to sound professional while at home in loungewear, this might be the perfect gift.

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7. Raspberry Pi 400

This gift is as cool as its name is cute. It’s a complete personal computer built into a keyboard. That’s cool, right?! It’s a great gift for anyone who wants a portable but powerful solution for computing. Just plug into a screen or dock and jump in. It’s a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for the whole family. It’s an easy to use, easy to carry, easy to store solution for shared spaces, small enough for your 2nd grader, and powerful enough for your home office, it’s made for many users.

Just plug into your monitor, or with their dual display output your dual monitors, and get to work. It makes sharing desk space easy while also creating a great pc experience. And with its quad-core 64-bit processor, 5GB of RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output, and 4K video playback, it’s loaded with all the bells and whistles we love. You have the option to purchase the kit, complete with mouse, power supply, HDMI to HDMI cable, and SD card. But if you have all that gear already, you can buy just the keyboard. Everything about this cool gift is designed around flexibility and accessibility. It’s thoughtful and cool and we think it’ll make a great gift.

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8. LapGear Designer Lap Desk with Phone Holder and Device Ledge

Good things have a way of sticking around. While the lap desk isn’t a new concept, this design is updated with your tech in mind. Many of us found that working from home really meant working from the couch. And while it’s cozy, it isn’t always functional to work without a desk. This design has thousands of positive reviews for its comfort and durability. It comes in two sizes (15.6 – 17.3″ laptops) and multiple colors and prints. It’s comfortable, it’s classic, it’s functional. It’s a great gift for your tech user.

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9. Chromecast with Google TV

If this year hasn’t made a streamer out of you nothing will. But in case you have someone in your life who hasn’t made the switch yet, a Chromecast with Google TV is the perfect gift. Even those with low tech skills can install and use this streaming device. And with all the cool integrations with Google Home and other Google services, it can turn any home into a smart home.

It’s designed for almost any user but smart enough to customize. It even makes personal recommendations and has a voice-enabled remote. How cool is that?! And you don’t have to worry about switching from app to app to find your favorite content anymore. Chromecast puts everything on one screen making browsing easier and watching faster. Techy or not, they’ll love this gift.

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10. Apple Pencil

This might be the coolest Apple accessory out there. The Apple Pencil just doesn’t get enough credit for making apple devices cooler and better to use. Like all Apple products, it’s thoughtful design and beautifully crafted. While touchscreen has changed so many things for the better, for anyone who loves to draw or take notes, the tech was missing that function for a long time. The Apple Pencil feels and works like pencil on paper, taking into account pressure and tilt, with almost imperceptible lag, and impressive precision. It’s also easy to keep up with and charge with it’s magnetic attach and wireless charging.

In short, it’s really cool and makes a great tech gift.

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Well, that’s our list. We think there are some really cool tech gifts out there and these are just a few of our favorites. We’ve been spending a lot of time at home and these gifts should make it a little more fun and functional to work, play, and get through the rest of this crazy year. Whether you’re shopping for a super techy or just someone who needs better tech, these gifts are a great way to show you know them, love them, and want to bring them a little happiness. It’s why giving is better than receiving. That’s what we hear.

As we move out of 2020 and into a new year, we can’t wait for more cool tech. Even when things get tough, tech stays cool and offers new ways to connect, work, and play. We love being part of it and we’re so glad you’re along for the ride!

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