The Ultimate Guide to Tech Gifts for Graduates
Graduation is just around the corner – still unsure what to buy? These tech gifts for graduates will be a sure hit with the scholar in your life.
There are a lot of fantastic gadgets to choose from, and gifts are available to suit every budget. We’ve compiled the following recommendations for gifts that are fun, useful, or just plain awesome.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
It looks like a notepad, and it works like a notepad, but the Moleskine smart writing set is also digital. When you write or draw with the smartpen, your work appears on the page, but it also appears digitally on your connected device. You can even transcribe your words into digital text. And the digital settings let you change the colors. It’s perfect for the fine arts or design graduate in your life.
Canon Selphy CP1200
We all love taking photos with smartphones. But sometimes we want to keep particular memories, or display our favorite snaps around the house. Enter the compact photo printer. There are lots of models available, but the Canon Selphy CP1200 gives you plenty of control over settings and editing. It also means you can print from an SD card or a USB stick as well as a smartphone. It’s also an ideal way to print all of those memorable photos from graduation.
Fitbit Charge HR
Wearable tech is a growing industry, and the Fitbit is leading the way. The Fitbit doubles as a watch while tracking calories burned, how much sleep you’re getting, heart rate, and daily steps. Your lucky graduate will even be able to sync it with their phone to keep track of their progress.
Zendure A3 Power Bank
With smartphones using up power so much faster than older models of phones – or even the recently rebooted Nokia 3310 – running low on battery is a constant problem. If your tech-loving graduate is a heavy user of their smartphone, then consider a power bank like the Zendure A3. These portable power supplies can help top up the battery charge of a smartphone. There are other models available, but the Zendure is incredibly durable, and it can actually maintain up to 95% of its charge after six months on standby. You can also charge the Zendure while you charge your devices, making it quick to top them both up at once.
With the growth in streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Youtube, you don’t always want to watch your favorite shows on a laptop or mobile. Simply plug the Google Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV and enjoy your streaming services on screen. The Chromecast also integrates with our SURE Universal Remote app, so your graduate can control everything from their smartphone!
Divoom Aurabox Smart Speaker
This Bluetooth gadget has a 5W speaker, which is great for carrying around the house to stream or play music from a laptop or phone. There’s also a companion app so you can control the LED display. You can make animated patterns, get social media notifications, or just show the time.
SanDisk Portable Hard Drive
A portable hard drive might not sound like the most popular choice of a gadget. But with the sizes of image and video files increasing to match the better specs of smartphones and cameras, your tech-loving graduate needs something to store everything. The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD drive has a 240GB capacity and transfers files 4x faster than a typical external hard drive. It’s also very rugged and has no moving parts, so there’s less chance of damage.
If your budget will stretch to it, then why not get your graduate their own personal assistant? Amazon’s assistant, Alexa, can stream music, read audiobooks, order an Uber, and control other smart home technology around the house. The Amazon Echo is a great way to start your graduate’s first smart home.
And congratulations to your graduate from everyone at Tekoia!
No matter what you choose to buy, your graduate is sure to love their brand new gadget. Over to you – what are you planning to give your recent graduate?