21 Insanely Useful Tech Gift Ideas To Buy A Teen Boy
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Virtual Reality Headset
Occulus Quest 2 VR Headset
The Occulus Quest is set to be a popular gadget in Chrismtas 2021.
Experience immersive gaming, entertainment, fitness and lots more.
It's easy to set up with a smart phone app. No PC or console is required. Just a Facebook account.
It can be connected to a gaming PC with an Occulus link cable which is sold separately.
Wireless headphones are insanely useful for teenagers.
Connect via bluetooth to his phones and he can watch youtube videos without disturbing anybody else. Or he can listen to music on the go (while walking, working out or just whenever he wants)
Just put the headphones in the charging case between uses to keep them fully charged.
Laptop Or Notebook
You need to use it with a google account but no set up is needed. Just login with a Google account so emails, maps, documents, and photos stay with you via cloud storage.
Apple Macbook Air
If budget is no object, it's hard to imagine a teenage boy who is not going to be impressed with an Apple Macbook Air.
It's hard to give this a good enough review in a few words but it's quick, has a sleek design, stunning 13.3 inch Retina display, up to 18 hours of battery life, excellent build quality, will last and keep its value.
It should give most phones at almost one full charge.
It makes a fantastic stocking filler gift for the teenage boy.
This is a smart speaker which you can use to stream music into a teen boy's bedroom.
It gives you voice control over your music, Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others.
Use it to ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
Additionally connect with others. Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
Drone with Smart Control
'Flying drones are super fun.
Most teens will love to have a go.
This drone features a 1080P HD camera so you can shoot footage while you're flying.
It has voice control and app control
It's easy to control with a one button start up and landing. It can do 3D flips and features a headless mode, adjustable speed modes, auto hover and gravity control.
The rocketbook is a great gift for a teenager who is keen to study.
He can write notes, diagrams or whatever he wants. Then upload what he's written to popular cloud services such as Google drive or dropbox.
When he's uploaded his notes, he can erase what he's written and have a clean slate for his next work.
Media Streaming Player
Media streaming players allow you to stream extra TV, Internet and music channels via the Internet through your TV. They're great for streaming extra channels to a TV in a bedroom. There are lots of media streaming players availabe from google chromecast, to Roku to Apple TV.
The Amazon Fire TV Sticks one of the most inexpensive media streaming players. Just plug it into the HDMI port of your TV. The Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, HBO NOW, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more.
You can take it with you and plug into any HDTV so you don't miss any of your shows. It's a perfect gift to take to college if he is going.
Tech Toys and Games
Connect drones and cars to your smartphone and then use your phone as a remote control device. See some examples of smartphone controlled toys.
There are DIY gaming kits which allow you to build a games console. If they are into electronics and building things check out the littlebits electronic starter kits which he can use to build smart devices and other gadgets. Check out some electronic and invention kits.
WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles
This is a fab toy that features AI technology.
You control one of the cars with a smartphone. The other can be controlled by another person or use AI technology and battle with the other car.
The REV vehicles track the status and location of other REV vehicles and adjust their tactics in real time.
A bluetooth speaker will stream music from a bluetooth device such as a phone or tablet to the speaker. There are lots of different versions of bluetooth speakers from the Bose soundock which offers excellent sound and portability, to budget bluetooth speakers ot ones you can use in the shower or in the car.
The Bose Soundlink color bluetooth speaker offers excellent sound with the quality you would expect from Bose even with such a small speaker. Wirelessly connect it to your bluetooth device and you can play music wherever you go, from friend's houses to the park. It is really lightweight and portable and has a range of about 30 feet. It also has a 7 hour rechargeable battery.
Another idea for sporting teens is a sports watch.
Sports watches can be really great for everyday use with alarms, stopwatches, nightlights, being waterproof (so can be worn in the shower) and just for telling the time. But you can get great sport watches for all kinds of specific sports as well. Consider running watches, watches for triatholons and watches with heart rate monitors.
The Timex is a great choice. It is waterproof up to 330 feet so you can wear it swimming. It has an indiglo nightlight so you can see the time in the dark. There are lots of great features for runners, hikers, triathletes and other sports too. Use the featuring 100-hour chronograph with lap and split times, Indiglo night-light, and 30-lap memory recall.
It also features an 100-hour countdown timer with stop and repeat and 99-lap counter.
The Fitness Blaze is an activity and sleep tracker which also has lots of smart watch featues too. Essentially it's a smart fitness watch.
It tracks all day activity such as steps and workiouts. It has a heart rate monitor.
You can also connect the blaze to the gps on your phone so you can map your routes and see stats such as pace and duration on your watch display.
There's different sport modes such as biking, running and cardio.
as well as other mobile devices with an internet or bluetooth connection. Then it will display information such as call, text, and calander alerts.
It also has a music control, silent alarms and a battery life of up to 5 days..
There is lots you can do with this watch. Well worth checking out for the technical fitness freak!
This 3D pen is a really cool little gadget. If he can draw , he will definitely be able to create things with this pen.
Turn it on , insert the plastic, wait for it to heat up and then you're good to go.
It's lots of fun to create lots of interesting models, designs and creations.
It's great for crafts too.
It comes with an activity guide to get you started.
Action camera are excellent gifts for a teen boy who like sports and adventures such as biking, skateboarding or swimming and would enjoy shooting video of his escapades.
The Go Pro hero session camera is super small and compact so perfect for taking anywhere in a bag. It's waterproof, shockproof and dirt proof and so is brilliant for taking footage of swimming, snorkelling, snowboarding or any watersport you may partake in. It can be attached to a piece of equipment or worn with one of the 3o Go Pro mounts (they don't all come with the session but are sold separately.
It can be used to shoot video of all kinds of things, sports, activities, special occasions, music concerts friends, family or just day to day life.
It also features bluetooth and wifi so can easily connect to GoPro apps, accessories and more.
The video that is taken is very high quality and it takes 12mp photos too.
There are all kinds of cameras that make nice gift for teen boys. From point and shoot cameras to DSLRs.
Or what about a fujifilm instax camera which prints your photos out as soon as you've taken them.
The Fujifilm instax mini 8 camera opposite takes photos which gives you an instant credit card sized print out. The print outs are great for storing in your wallet, for projects, scrapbooking or just having memories you can share with other people.
The camera is lightweight, thin and portable so easy to take anywhere you want. A great gift for the creative teen boy.
There are lots of smartwatches available with a variety of different features. Some of them have the abilitiy to take calls from your wrist. Others have health and fitness trackers. Others are water resistant and allow you to choose different watch faces.
The Apple Watch Series 3 feaured below is one of the numerous smart watches available.
Apple Watch Series 3
The apple smartwatch does so much. Like most smart watches you can stay connected to people and have texts, social media notifications and calls sent to your wrist.
The watch also monitors your health and track your workouts. Get the motivation you need to achieve your fitness goals.
It also has Siri.
Bluetooth Speaker for the Shower
If he likes listening to music wherever he goes, a small and portable bluetooth speaker is a great gift.
The speaker featured can even be used in the bath or shower. There is a suction cup on the back of the speaker so you can attach it to bathroom tiles or a mirror.
The hook at the top of the speaker can also be used to attach to a backpack or anywhere else where you can hang it.
The New Tile Mate is our versatile finder for everyday things. It's great for teen boys who keep losing things. Are they always misplacing their phone or keys - this si the gift for them.
Ring your things: use your smartphone to make your Tile ring when you misplace your things within 200 feet.
It will also help to find your phone. Simply double press the Tile button on your Tile to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent
Give him the ability to watch movies and play games on a big screen with a projector.
This projector will even connect with his smartphone as well as a laptop, some games consoles and an Amazon Fire TV.
You might want to also purchase a screen to complete his home cinema although some reviewers use a wall.
The recommended viewing distance is 2- 3 m.
Extendable Phone Tripod Selfie Stick with Wireless Remote
If he loves making youtube videos the tripod and selfie stick are an excellent way of shooting video on his phone.
Of course, they can also be good for taking photos.
The selfie stick extends from 17.5 inches to 51 inches awa.
The pocket bluetooth controller allows you to take group photos and selfies from up to 30 feet away.
Portable Photo Printer
If he enjoys photography consider a portable photo printer which allows him to print out photos from his tablet or smartphone via bluetooth.
It's small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it anywhere.
Easily connect your smartphone to the Canon ivy mini photo printer app via Bluetooth, choose a photo from your smartphone or social media and print fun 2"x3"
Photos with a peel & stick back.