Technology keeps marching on, bringing so many new and amazing items into our lives. Some gadgets are pretty much useless, but there are some whose usefulness cannot be denied. It may be a little presumptuous to say that all guys need any particular thing, but most of these items would be welcomed by most men.
Apple’s AirPods are wireless earbuds that are easy to set up with whatever Apple device is being used. A charging case is included with this set. It plays audio and voice in high quality.
In this day of touchless payment, protecting your information is more important than ever. This aluminum case is decorative and also blocks RFID readers and scanners and it offers peace of mind.
There is nothing quite as frustrating as being out and about and looking at your phone to find it has less than 10% battery remaining, especially if you know you will not be home for some time yet. The best fix for this problem is a portable charger. Because it charges using USB, it will work with nearly any device, as long as you have a compatible cord. Get two, so one can be in the car and one charging, so power will never be inaccessible.
When it is cold outside, wearing earbuds under a hat can be difficult and annoying. Solve the problem with this hat that has built-in earphone speakers that connect wirelessly to Bluetooth on the phone, allowing the wearer to listen to music, talk on the phone, or otherwise use the device hands-free while walking, running, or being outside for any reason. Stay warm and stay connected.
Perfect for indoors or out, this waterproof Bluetooth speaker offers excellent sound and connects easily to any Bluetooth-enabled device, as well as non-Bluetooth devices, if desired, via 3.5mm audio jack. The sturdy housing protects the speakers both from damage if dropped and from rain. Long playtime and quick charge make this a great choice for using in any situation.
If traveling is a common activity, or if a lot of time is spent in the car or away from home, an organizer to corral and sort all the different charger cables, SD cards, wall or car plugs, and other related items could end up being extremely useful. This protects your items from water and scratch damage.
No matter where a man goes, he can chronicle the experiences with this waterproof camera. With various resolutions for both video and still photos, this camera also has adjustments for view angle and image stabilization, as well as a remote control so the user can be in the picture easily. It is waterproof in the included airtight case, down to 30 meters. The remote is in a wristband, and that component is not waterproof.
Hardly anybody has only one device these days, so a charging station that can handle multiple devices is sure to come in handy! Set it on the counter, dresser, or nightstand and plug in up to six different things, including cell phones, smartphones, cameras, and other electronic devices that utilized USB Type-A plugs. It’s handy and it is safe as it is supported by FCC, ETL, CE, and RoHs certifications respectively.
To keep coffee hot at the desk, at home or at work, this mug and its included base work together to keep the drink at optimal temperatures. When the coffee is gone, the base doubles as a wireless charger. It automatically knows which function to use, as the mug connects wirelessly to the base. Note that this base does not heat the coffee, but it does maintain its temperature.
The 3/32-inch diamond tip on this cordless engraver will allow easy etching of all sorts of items for personalization and security. Because it is shaped like a pen with a light body, this engraver is simple to use and easy to control. It uses two AAA batteries, which are included.
This multiple use smartwatch tracks steps, vitals, calories, and other activities while also being able to receive calls, texts, and notifications. It is also waterproof, so wearing it in the rain is no problem! It has a surprisingly long battery life – up to 14 days between charges, and 45 days in standby!
Most people think of the “big three” when you mention gaming consoles, but it is possible to enjoy remembered games from childhood with this one. It has over 600 games built in, including a wide variety of Mario games, Paperboy, Donkey Kong, and many more!
If a big-name game console is preferred, they are also an option.
Gaming Hard Drive
For those who want added storage space for their gaming, a hard drive especially intended for that use can be helpful. These are made to attach to the console and provide additional space for games which can then be carried along, if desired.
This wireless headset has excellent clarity of sound and noise cancellation technology in both the speakers and the microphone. Long battery life allows you to play continuously, and the headset can be used even while it is charging.
The curve in this gaming monitor allows for a more immersive experience. The high refresh rate makes this perfect for those who enjoy MMO or PVP games.
The optical sensor is engineered to give pinpoint accuracy and sensitivity settings can be changed on the fly. Tactile alerts that are adjustable help to increase the immersiveness of gameplay.
Enter a new world with the VIVE virtual reality system. The graphics and sound are amazing, and it really feels like you are there. Added bonus – because most of the games involve your whole body, playing these immersive games can be a workout!
The newest e-reader from Amazon, the Kindle Oasis is waterproof and includes a light for convenience. It has a headphone jack for use with audiobooks and it has buttons for turning pages. The display is like reading on actual paper, and there are thousands of books available for it through Amazon.
Whether PC or MAC is the preferred operating system, a handy computer to carry along wherever is a great gadget! The Surface is a combination laptop and tablet that is convenient and powerful, while the MacBook Air is an extremely thin but powerful Apple-OS with solid state storage.
Take pictures from impossible angles with this remote-controlled drone. Voice control makes it easy and its ability to flip and roll add to the fun. Its HD footage is saved to a Micro SD card, and its sturdy build makes it a great drone for beginners.
Revisit the glory days of arcade with this standalone 12-in-1 arcade game. It comes with a base to lift it to the right height. Perfect for a den or family room, this arcade machine will bring back memories!
The wired version includes a microphone, allowing it to be used in the daytime for phone calls, while the Bluetooth version also includes a sleep mask to remove light as well as adjusting sound. The rechargeable battery of the sleep mask lasts more than 9 hours on a 2.5-hour charge.
Roku, which also works with Alexa, connects to your internet and your TV and allows you to stream HD content that includes hundreds of thousands of movies, as well as TV shows and other included content. Bonus content and services can be added at additional fees.
Amazon’s streaming television option, the Fire TV Stick uses Alexa or the YouTube app on your phone to choose content to stream, as well as its included remote for standard content, including free content from IMDb TV and others.
Play content on your TV from your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with this handy device. Control it from your device, including volume and pausing. If you have Google Home, the Chromecast can be voice activated.
While this is a gaming console, it deserves its own entry in the list. Made for portability and personal play, Nintendo’s Switch Lite has the controls built in. Any Switch game that can be played with the JoyCons connected to the console can be played on this unit.
Even without flame, this lighter can start a nifty fire! This rechargeable (via USB) lighter is windproof, has no fluid to refill, and easy to use. Plus it is such a unique gadget that anybody would be delighted to have one!
With the renewed popularity of vinyl, this combination of vintage and modern is a must-have! Play your vinyls (33 1/3 or 45 RPM) and listen through your wireless-enabled devices or external speakers. It also includes a headphone jack if privacy is preferred.
This easy-to-assemble box is just for amusement. Flip the switch to turn it on, and the box turns it back off. Fun to build and fun to play with.
Pop a smartphone in this transparent waterproof phone pouch and worry no more about water damaging the device. The phone is usable through the plastic, and the camera is not impeded. The only functionality that will not work through the plastic is the fingerprint reader.
No need for batteries – any light will keep this keyboard charged. In the absence of light, it will still remain active and powered for three months or more.
These are some of the cool gadgets currently available, but there are always new things coming out. New innovations and unique creativity are something that will always be in high demand. Use this list as a starting place!