Whether they're looking to swipe, click, tap, or touch, these new-to-you gadgets for Christmas 2016 are topping everyone's lists. With weekly releases, it can be hard to keep up with what's trending. These gifts certainly aren't in beta anymore, so check out this guide to help check off the tech lover on your list!

By Andi Morales
October 10, 2016
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For those who are curious and want to learn while having fun, this little guy is a great way for beginner techies to get their quick fix of programming. The Bluetooth powered sphere is a hands-on way to learn programming through an app on the iPhone that can control the functions of the gadget to do new and cool tricks around its environment.

Price: $129.95

A Different Sort of Reality

Experience your phone in a whole new way with this virtual reality headset that allows you to view your screen like never before in 3-D. It's user-friendly with a variety of apps available ranging from games to movies all at the palm on your hand.

Price: $32

Fashion Meets Technology

A watch is not just a fashion statement anymore. This new collaboration of apparel and technology allows you to now stylishly receive social media updates, text messages and email, app notifications, to-the-minute weather conditions, and more with just a flick of the wrist. Being on time never felt more chic.

Price: $350

Taking Typing to the Next Level

Work at the office, from home, in the car, outdoors, or really any other place you can think of with this portable laser projected keyboard. The Bluetooth connected gadget can go anywhere at any time and is the perfect gift for those who always seem to be on the run.

Price: $150

Healthy Technology

A techie has to stay fit and stylish, too. Give an item they can use each day that will keep them motivated to get out there and stay moving. 

Price: $129.95

Get Your Groove On

Crank it up wherever you go with this sleek portable Bluetooth speaker. Boasting a battery life of up to four hours, this speaker lets you dance the night away with friends and family for an unforgettable night of fun.

Price: $49.92

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a…

Hottest item to have in the world of tech lovers? Drones. Fly these things all around town and come up with cool ways to use their flying abilities. From going through obstacle courses to snapping jaw-dropping images, drones have stolen the hearts of techies everywhere.

Price: $100

Always Watch on the Big Screen

It's frustrating when you want to show a group of friends a video on your phone but can't since it's such a small screen. Blow it up with this mini portable projector that instantly projects pictures, movies, and more through your phone. You'll be living large with a nearly 50-inch display that will have everyone watching along.

Price: $149.99

Imagination Comes to Life

Make your drawings come to life like never before with these colorful 3-D pens. The special ink is heated plastic that instantly cools to form a solid structure. Let your creativity run wild with this new kind of 3-D platform.

Price: $99

Reading Made Simple

For the book worm techie, a Kindle is the perfect gift. Instead of building up a pile of books, they'll be able to stay clean and organized with everything in one convenient place. No screen glare is also a big plus when always on the move.

Price: $79.99

High Tech, Small Size Photography

This 4-in-1 lens is a photographer's compact dream of a phone accessory. With a fisheye, wide-angle, 10x Macro, and 15x Macro lens, your friends will be going around snapping their ideal images right on their phone. Definitely an insta-worthy find.

Price: $99.99


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