Whether you are needing gift ideas for yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got them! We sat down and chatted with our development team here at Triple Helix Corporation and came up with 5 Top Tech Gift Ideas that are sure to excite any technology lover in your life.
Not sure what a Raspberry Pi is? You’re not alone! Surprisingly, many tech gurus remain unfamiliar with this tiny (and super useful) gadget! Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers initially created as a means of teaching basic computer science in schools and developing countries. They have grown steadily in popularity in recent years.
These low-cost, credit-card-sized computers pack a huge punch. They plug directly into a computer monitor or TV and use a standard keyboard and mouse, making them pretty easily accessible (even for beginning users)! There are several different models available with different specifications, to meet every need.
What makes Raspberry Pi such an awesome gift? According to one of our team members, “You can do so many different things with them. From home automation to building gadgets.” Tiny, yet powerful and versatile! These miniature computers would make a great gift.
Do you have a gamer in your life? Steam Decks are all the rage right now. The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer released just last year. Able to be played as a handheld or connected to a monitor (similar to the Nintendo Switch), it’s a pretty versatile system.
Unlike the Nintendo Switch, you do have the unique ability to pair controllers, mice, and even keyboards to it.
The Steam Deck caters heavily to PC-gamers, with the ability to play games built for Windows.
The portable system is available in storage capacities ranging from as little as 64GB up to 512GB – so there really is an option for every need. And if you need more storage later on, you can always upgrade storage using a MicroSD card (just be aware using an SD card versus the built-in storage can cause games to load a bit slower)!
Are you new to Arduino Boards? This might just be the kit for you!
If you are not familiar with what an Arduino Board is, basically it’s an open-source platform used for building all sorts of different electronics projects. It consists of both a physical programmable circuit board (usually referred to as a microcontroller) and a piece of software (or Integrated Development Environment).
The software runs on your computer and is used to write and upload computer code to the physical board. These boards have become quite popular with people interested in learning how to build their own projects (and for good reason)!
Unlike most previous programmable circuit boards, what makes the Arduino Board unique is that it does not require a separate piece of hardware (called a programmer) in order to load new code onto the board. You can just use a USB cable, which many people conveniently already have in their homes.
Another exciting perk? These boards are pretty affordable!
4. DJI Air 2S Fly More Drone
Although one of the pricier options on our list, what tech lover wouldn’t love a drone complete with an incredible camera? These versatile gadgets have been used for everything from search and rescue efforts to surveillance, weather monitoring, photography, and even videography!
They are remote-controlled, battery-driven, and pretty easy to operate once you get the hang of things! They are absolutely perfect for getting high-quality aerial shots of hard-to-reach areas (or just providing a different – and really cool – perspective). People have used them to capture images and videos of real estate, weddings, engagements, vacations, and so much more.
There are many drone models available on the market today but with a 1-inch sensor, 5.4K video capability, MasterShots, and more, DJI Air 2S is really the ultimate all-in-one camera drone.
5. Portable Charging Bank
Shopping for someone who already has a lot of electronics? What about a portable charging bank?
These lightweight portable chargers are perfect to recharge electronic devices on the go. They range in size from slim, pocket-sized devices to larger, high-capacity ones and can be used to charge everything from smartphones and laptops to gaming devices.
We’ve all experienced how annoying it is when our phones run out of battery unexpectedly! It can be even more annoying (and dangerous) if you are in need of your phone in an emergency situation. Wherever you are, a portable charging bank can make sure you have a backup battery source available to charge your phone wherever and whenever it might be needed!
These portable charging banks are not only super easy to carry with you, but also pretty affordable.
There really is no good reason to not have one.
Some of these ideas you might not have heard of, but after reading our article, we are confident you’ll want to add them to your collection! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we hope you enjoyed our suggestions for 5 Top Tech Gift Ideas.