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From cars and audio to fitness and games, we’ve rounded up 37 gift ideas for men who love tech.After more ideas and inspiration? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2019.Guys are hard to shop for, especially if they are into tech. We’re here to the rescue: We’ve rounded up 37 tech gift ideas for men that are sure to satisfy because, well, they’re just so darn cool. The best part: more than two dozen of them cost less than $100, and some are less than $50. We have also tested many of these products and can vouch for their cool factor.The best tech gifts for men include these affordable items:An R2-D2 coffee press ($30)A phone protector case and battery pack ($64)A home tap kegerator ($30)A slim and powerful penlight (from $46.55)A miniature Bluetooth speaker ($40)A connected smart scale ($30)A pair of effective noise-cancelling headphones ($60)A Sega Genesis Mini retro game console ($60)Whether it’s cars, toys, fitness gear, or computing peripherals, there is sure to be a gift idea to satisfy the techie dude on your list.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of our gift guides in one place.
A remake of a beloved retro game console that isn’t Nintendo
Sega Genesis Mini, available at Target, $60Back in the day, you were either Team Nintendo or Team Sega. For the latter, this miniaturized version of the old-school Genesis console comes preloaded with 40 of the best-known titles, like “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Golden Axe,” and, uh, “Ecco the Dolphin” — don’t judge!
A powerful handheld vacuum
Dyson V7 Car and Boat Vacuum, available at Amazon, $239Vacuuming is uncool, but leave it to Dyson to create a vacuum cleaner so badass, it’ll have everyone clamoring to do the chore. This version of the V7 Trigger Vacuum includes extra accessories for cleaning inside cars, boats, RVs, etc.
A backpack for travel or commute
Outbreaker Daypack, available from Tortuga, $99This backpack stays flat for storage, but it has room for a 15-inch laptop, water bottle, and other gear. It’s made with waterproof fabric for durability — all from one of our favorite bag makers.
A construction vehicle LEGO anyone can operate
LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator, available from LEGO, $449.99Most guys fantasize about operating construction machinery. This LEGO masterpiece lets them live out those dreams, after they manage to assemble together the 4,108 (!!!) pieces. Motorized parts and a smartphone app-based controller bring it to life.
A powerful pen-sized flashlight
Coast HP3R, available at Amazon, from $46.55This flashlight is the size of a pen, yet its 245-lumen LED can project a powerful beam of bright light — up to 101 feet. You can recharge it via USB or use a AAA battery when in a pinch.
A portable power station to keep your gear charged
Goal Zero Yeti 200X, available from Goal Zero, $299.95Goal Zero calls this device its lightest power station. With a variety of power ports, you can charge small USB devices and even larger equipment, like laptops. Ideal for those venturing into the outdoors.
A tough portable speaker that can take a dip
Braven BRV-MINI, available from Zagg, $39.99This small, portable Bluetooth speaker is not only waterproof, but it can also float on water. You can take calls using the built-in mic. We recommend you buy two: When paired, you can create a two-channel stereo setup for more pleasing audio.
A scale that measures more than just weight
Eufy Smart Scale C1, available at Amazon, $29.99This smart scale is inexpensive, yet it can do the same things as costlier options. When paired with a phone, you can track your weight, body fat, bone mass, water intake, and more.
A tribute to a famous monster
Mechagodzilla Art Figure, available at Kidrobot, $75In celebration of Godzilla’s 65th anniversary, Japan’s Toho Studios partnered with Kidrobot to create this 8-inch homage to Mechagodzilla, the robo-villain of the King of Monsters. This figure will command any desk it sits on.
A good pair of noise-cancelling headphones that aren’t pricey — you heard that right
Anker Soundcore Life Q20, available at Amazon, $59.99No, noise-cancelling headphones don’t have to cost $300 or more. This pair from Anker’s Soundcore division uses active noise cancellation tech to block out the world, so you can focus on the tunes. Memory foam earcups provide long-wearing comfort.
A sci-fi board game that will have you playing for hours
Scythe, available at Amazon, from $23.79Robot mechs, an alternate reality, and land-conquering tactics — all the makings for a turn-based strategy video game, except this one is a tabletop board game, and one of the best ever created.
A pair of headphones that don’t mind your gross sweat
Jaybird Tarah, available at Amazon, from $69When you hit the gym or go for an outdoor run, bring these sweatproof and waterproof Bluetooth headphones along. A built-in mic lets you take calls, too.
A gorgeous coffee table book about low-tech design
Lo-TEK, available from Taschen, $50In today’s mind-numbing digital world, author Julia Watson takes a look at low-tech, sustainable architecture and how human ingenuity adapts to nature. As with all Taschen books, this one is filled with gorgeous photography.
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