The 34 Best Tech Gifts a Guy Could Ask For This Year

The latest and greatest tech gear can sometimes come with jaw-dropping, sky-high price tags. But don’t worry, there’s good news: The holidays are just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time of the year to start making that epic wish list of the best tech gadgets of 2021 you’ll want to see under the Christmas tree.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for tech lovers, there are plenty of cool new tech gadgets this year to please any guy, even tech gifts for men who have everything (or at least they thought they did). Looking for a cool tech gadget under $50? Go for a pair of the best wireless headphones or the new Amazon Fire Stick lite. Or, how about a seriously cool tech gift they won’t expect? A cool DJI drone or the new Oculus VR headset are some of our favorite new tech gadgets of 2021, in case you were wondering.

Whether you’re giving a present to a tech geek or a guy who’s not the most gadget-savvy, there’s a cool new electronic gadget to gift every guy this year. Check out the 34 best tech gifts for men, including new wireless headphones, smartwatches, and smart home devices with some major wow factor.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

The latest and greatest from iPhone is the zeitgeisty phone of 2021, thanks to an ultra-potent camera that’s basically built for the social media era (and adds a new cinematic setting this year, too). It’s perfect for photo and movie creation, and its lustrous screen seems to pop ever-so-slightly more than last year’s edition, making the phone a multimedia powerhouse.

Fitbit Charge 5

Fitbit’s latest charge is the lightweight tracker you’ve been waiting for, tracking key metrics like heart rate variability, skin temperature, and blood oxygen levels in a sleek, slim package. And this isn’t about physical fitness only either; new stress management tools help you keep cool in all situations.

Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch was already designed to be easily portable, but the Switch Lite takes things a step further and gives you the freedom of a true on-the-go playing experience. The device is sleek and small enough that you can easily toss it into a backpack or a laptop bag, but without much of an impact to the actual playing experience. Consider it a safety net for those moments when you’re stuck in flight-delay purgatory or simply want to hide from the in-laws for a couple of hours. With up to 7 hours of battery life, the Switch Lite always puts a stress-relieving escape at your fingertips.

Read More: Best Gifts for Gamers

Oculus Quest 2

The preeminent gaming VR headset on the market continues to blossom. The Oculus Quest 2 features a growing library of games, and it’s becoming an increasingly intuitive VR unit. Bonus points because yes, it can support major computer gaming thanks to the Oculus Link cable.

LG Cinebeam Smart Home Projector

Bring the theater to your living room with the explosive LG Cinebeam projector, which easily takes Hulu, Netflix, or DVD picture and translates it onto a wall (yes, walls work great with this) or projection screen. It’s a perfect way to build a home movie-viewing spot with 80- to 90-inch picture, and the project manages to handle video games well too.

Razor Enki Gaming Chair

Point blank, the most comfortable office chair you’ll ever sit in. The Razer Enki is built for gamers, but it’s perfect for any office task, whether you’re hanging out on Zooms or typing up a storm. It’s the perfect position from which to interact with all your other tech.

Symfonisk Speaker Lamp with WiFi

Surround sound has never looked so sleek and unobtrusive. Ditch the speakers and insure everything in your living room has a purpose with this innovation from the teams at Sonos and IKEA. The Symfonisk lamp can easily light a bedroom or add brightness to your living room — and it also functions perfectly as a rear speaker when teamed with a Sonos Beam or Arc soundbar. Setup takes just minutes, too; audio bliss has never been easier.

Windows Surface Laptop Go

The perfect combination of sleek and ultra-functional, the Windows Surface Laptop Go delivers an awesome aesthetic in a chassis that weighs under three pounds. Yet it’s powerful enough for basic gaming and handles Zoom calls and web browsing with ease

Ray-Ban Stories | Wayfarer Smart Glasses

What if sunglasses could be more than sunglasses? That’s the deal with RayBan’s Wayfarers, which play music and deliver you extra info on just about anything you look at, secret-agent style, in seconds. Think Mission Impossible 7 tech, except you have it right now.

Clutch® V2

The Clutch lives up to its name: It comes through when you need it most. Keep the credit card-size charger close, and you’ll never find yourself desperately scrambling for an outlet as your phone spirals toward zero percent. Don’t let the relatively diminutive size fool you, either: The Clutch packs enough juice to give your phone a full charge. It’s available for both iPhone and Android devices, and at just $50, it’s one of the safest and most practical investments you can make for someone you care about.

Samsung NeoQLED TV

Now that’s a TV. Samsung’s NeoQLED 50-inch TV takes your home theater to the next level, delivering crystal-clear, ultra-detailed picture, and some of the best on-board sound you’ll find in a TV thanks to dynamic object-tracking. Four HDMI ports leave it capable of handling a host of devices, and Samsung’s intuitive UI makes navigating the action a snap. 

Hisense ULED 55-inch TV

Can’t shell out for an ultra-luxury TV? No problem. Hisense has you covered with this 55-inch 4k machine, which delivers sneaky-good picture and fluid streaming capabilities and is the finest TV you can buy for under $1,000.

Sonos Beam Generation 2

Sonos gives its classic mainline soundbar a potent revamp. The second-generation Beam is as clean-looking as a soundbar can get, and it replaces the cloth exterior with an easy-to-clean hard shell. Improved responsiveness and more strongly detailed sound finish a package that’s perfect in any bedroom or small apartment.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones

Bose updates one of the most storied headphone lines out there with the QuietComfort 45, and this one is built for any trip you can possibly take, thanks to top-quality audio that brings out the little details of every song, Bose’s typical noise-canceling excellence, and the best part: 24 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

You’ve watched movies on your phone but never quite like this. Samsung’s third-generation unfolding phone goes from iPhone-like to mini-tablet in a split second, unfolding (yes, really) to deliver a seamless 7.6-inch display that’s built for movie viewing and Google Stadia gameplay.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review

Sling TV Gift Card

No cable, no problem with Sling TV, which revamped its user interfaces this year for even smoother navigation and control. It’s a subscription you can start and stop whenever you want, which is the perfect way to experiment with cord-cutting (if you haven’t done it already). 

Roku Ultra

Roku’s 4K streaming box does it all, delivering top-quality content from the likes of Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and Disney Plus, and doing it all at an affordable price. Add in access to Roku Originals films and series and razor-sharp voice controls, and you have an excellent and affordable streaming box.

LG CordZero™ All in One Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Because no, not all vacuum cleaners are completely boring. This one is simply the best way to handle your floors and carpets, whether you’re mopping up something wet or handling classic dust and dirt. It’s mess-free, emptying automatically, and that means you get back to other fun stuff faster, too!

Amazon Echo Show 5

The perfect bedside clock that does it all, whether that means facilitating a video call with family and friends or streaming Hulu and ESPN. Voice controls make navigation easy, and multiple layers of privacy controls insure you always feel safe.

Google Nest Mesh WiFi

Build the perfect internet setup at your house with Google’s Nest Mesh WiFi. It’s powerful enough to handle 200 devices, delivers aggressive speeds needed for streaming services and gaming alike and (a bonus): each WiFi point is also a smart speaker.

Montblanc Summit Lite Smartwatch

Venerable Montblanc enters the health and wellness game with this fitness-focused smartwatch that’s perfect for activity tracking during a workout, yet sleek enough for a night on the town (especially once you shift the look on the watch face)

Read More: Best Watch Brands for Men

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Earbuds

The best budget earbuds on the market. Razer’s Hammerheads take their design inspiration from Apple’s Airpods, and they’re IPX4 water-resistant too. Full-range audio and a secure fit finish out an underrated earbuds package.

Sonos Roam

We figured it was only a matter of time before Sonos made a game-changing portable bluetooth speaker of its own, and boy did they deliver. Slim enough to fit in a tote bag for a beach day or a camping trip, the waterproof, Airplay-compatible device integrates seamlessly with existing Sonos home networks. It also packs a whopping 10 hours of battery life and even auto-tunes itself to create the most optimal sound based on your surroundings.

Dyson Lightcycle Task Light

Yes, it’s a $600 lamp, but it’s a crazy-cool lamp. Guaranteed to last up to 60 years, this smart light tracks surrounding light conditions for the perfect level of brightness while reducing eye strain. With multiple pre-set modes and an easy-to-use app to customize and time light settings, it’s much, much more than just an ordinary desk lamp.

Heated Razor Starter Kit by GilletteLabs

This innovative razor gives guys that warm barbershop shave in the comfort of their own home. It’s the top-notch Gillette razor guys love, but with adjustable heat technology to soften hairs for the best shave possible.  

Bose Frames Tempo

Grove to your favorite jams during your outdoor workouts without the need for headphones. The new Bose Frames Tempos deliver next-level Bose Open Ear Audio sound with a sweat- and water-resistant, lightweight design that any tech lover with an active lifestyle would be stoked to receive.

Otterbox iPhone 13 Symmetry Series+ Antimicrobial Case with MagSafe

Upgrading your phone comes with a heavy price tag, so the gift of an extremely durable, rugged phone case to protect his new purchase is an incredibly useful gift idea for any tech-loving guy. With silver-based antimicrobial properties, this phone case will help to fight off bacteria and germs, which is more important than ever these days.

Instant Pot Duo 60 321 Electric Pressure Cooker

Cook the healthiest meals 70% faster with a best-selling Instant Pot. 14 one-touch smart programs and the capacity to cook up a meal for six people, this is a no-brainer gift idea for any top chef.

Google Nest Audio

Upgrade your home with high-quality sound and the help of Google Assistant with the new, affordable Nest Audio. It’s an attractive speaker that fits nicely with your home decor, and you can even pair it with another Nest Audio speaker to really trick out your home.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone

This new DJI release has received rave reviews for it’s awesome camera quality, 4k video, 30 minutes of flight time, and a cool targeting feature that locks focus on a subject, all for a reasonable price compared to competitor high-quality drone models.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

Don’t let the small size of this speaker fool you. The Wonderboom 2 packs a powerful sound with a lightweight feel that makes it easy to carry anywhere. It’s waterproof, dust-proof, and will never fail to provide great jams for all your upcoming adventures. 

JBL Club One Wireless Headphones

JBL collaborated with DJ Armin Van Buuren to create one of the best noise-cancelling, over-ear headphones. Professional quality sound meets smart features—like True Adaptive Noise Cancelling that react to your environment to adjust noise-cancelling levels—that make this one of the best tech gifts for music fans this year.

Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor for Golfers

Analyze your golf swing in your backyard or indoors with Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor. New capabilities launched in 2020 allows golfers to use the same machine learning technology as MLB teams to track their performance—monitoring distance, ball speed, and launch angle—to perfect their golf game.

GoPro HERO9 Black

With awesome features like HyperSmooth video stabilization, TimeWarp, and 8x SloMo, the GoPro HERO9 Black captures your adventures like a blockbuster movie. Plus, you can stream videos in real-time to Facebook Live. Make memories and record them with this durable and waterproof camera just about anywhere. 


Senior Style and Gear Editor
Adam is the Senior Style and Gear Editor, overseeing grooming, gear, and fashion content on menshealth.com.


Ebenzer Samuel, C.S.C.S., is the fitness director of Men’s Health and a certified trainer with more than 10 years of training experience.

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