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Top 10 Tech Gifts for the Techie in Your Life

Top 10 Tech Gifts for the Techie in Your Life

By Wes O’Donnell
Managing Editor of In Military, InCyberDefense and In Space News.

While we often focus on cybersecurity at In Cyber Defense, sometimes it’s nice to take a break and look at the lighter side of tech and the hottest gadgets that will be filling stockings this year.

Let’s face it, if you’re serious about technology, you are likely an “early adopter” on the tech product life cycle curve. If not you, chances are someone you know would love one of the gadgets on this list.

It’s worth noting that although we provide a link to purchase these gadgets, we do not get any payment from the manufacturers, nor are we an affiliate of these companies. We just think they’re cool!

Having said that, what are the top tech gifts for the holiday 2019? Let’s jump in!


My Skin Track UV

La Roche-Posay



Wear My Skin Track UV a few hours daily and download the accompanying free app to sync data about your personal, real-time exposure to UV, pollen, pollution, heat, and humidity—key environmental aggressors that can affect the way your skin behaves and ages.


Smart Garden 3

Click & Grow



If you’re like me, you kill every plant that you touch. But this self-watering indoor garden means you can have fresh herbs year-round! Green thumb not required.


ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor




Having worked on aircraft electrical systems while in the Air Force, I am comfortable around electricity and electronics. However, I am not mechanically inclined and often have no idea why my car behaves the way it does. Enter the ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor. This tool keeps tabs on your engine’s health with real-time alerts.


Disney+ Monthly Streaming Service



$6.99/ month

If you haven’t signed up already, you need Disney+ in your life. Packed with Star Wars, Marvel, NatGeo and classics from Disney Animation’s vault, Disney+ is the streaming service to have in 2019. Did we mention it contains original programming too, like The Mandalorian? Baby Yoda for the win! Just be sure to come up with a strong password until Disney rolls out multi-factor authentication.


Smart Bike Helmet




According to the League of American Bicyclists, more cyclists died on U.S. roads in recent years than at any time in the past quarter-century. This smart bike helmet has embedded LEDs that turn red when it senses that you are braking and it even incorporates amber turn signals so drivers can see what you’re doing more clearly.


Temperature Control Smart Mug



$99.95 (23% off)

Room temperature coffee is a bummer. Keep your liquids hot with this smart mug that will transfer heat for about an hour per charge. With the additional app, you can dial in the precise degrees to best suit your preference or choice of beverage.


Oculus Rift S PC VR Gaming



As an early adopter of the original Oculus Rift VR headset, I have to say that virtual reality is one of those things that you need to experience for yourself; the level of immersion is nearly impossible to describe with words. While sometimes nausea-inducing, there is nothing quite like soaring through the air in a vintage warbird in 3D or sitting courtside at your team’s championship game.


The Mirror




Another health-focused device on our list, Mirror is a cardio class, a yoga studio, a boxing ring, your new personal trainer and so much more rolled into one. For a hefty price, Mirror gives you the ultimate at-home workout, projecting training videos and feedback onto its screen to follow along with.


Mesh Off-Grid Devices




goTenna Mesh gives you 100% off-grid text and GPS on your phone and introduces revolutionary mesh networking. goTenna relays messages through other devices to get to recipients out of point-to-point range! Great for groups enjoying outdoor activities, travel, crowded events and preparing for emergencies. When synced with a phone, these devices can send GPS locations and SMS messages to each other within a four-mile radius.


Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Player




It is finally time to “cut the cord!” I recently canceled my own cable subscription and kept only the internet with unlimited data. I then added HULU with live TV and cloud DVR. As a result, my bill was reduced by nearly half! I then purchased this Roku device to turn one of my dumb TVs into a smart TV. With more and more streaming options becoming available, it just doesn’t make sense to keep expensive cable service with channels that you don’t watch.

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