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24 Best Tech Gifts & Gadgets

Stepping into the labyrinth of gadgetry and tech for that special someone? Fear not. We’ve got your compass right here with our guide to the best tech gift ideas on the planet. From state-of-the-art earbuds to the latest 4K TVs and cutting-edge smartphones to gaming giants – this line-up is geared to get your old man dialled into the digital era. So, peek into our treasure trove of gems and find that perfect tech gift that will make whoever you’re buying for feel like a kid in a tech store.

Tech Gifts at a Glance

Sennheiser accentum wireless headphones
Sennheiser ACCENTUM Wireless Headphones | Image: Sennheiser

1. Sennheiser ACCENTUM Wireless Headphones

These wireless headphones make for the perfect holiday gift but you knew that as soon as you saw the name Sennheiser. Like everything else from the brand, they deliver top audio performance and seamless connectivity with a sleek design and sturdy construction to match. Oh, and did we mention the unrivalled 50-hour battery playtime along with hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for distraction-free enjoyment? 

With its meticulous transducer system, ACCENTUM takes high-quality sound to even greater heights of clarity and power. There’s also a full suite of personalised sound modes—including Bass Boost and Podcast mode—allowing users to customise their listening experience. Along similar lines, you can tailor your audio via the built-in 5 Band equalizer. Wherever you may go and whatever you desire, these bad boys abide—that’s the Sennheiser way. 

Meta quest 3
Meta Quest 3 | Image: Meta

2. Meta Quest 3

Price: from AU$799.99

The Meta Quest 3 offers experiences like no other device. Whether you’re looking to dive headfirst into a broad range of immersive and visually stunning virtual realities, or you want to transform your home in exciting new ways through the power of mixed reality, the Quest 3 headset has the goods. Redesigned from the ground up, the Quest 3 headset boasts over 500 titles across gaming, fitness, entertainment, and more, so you’re never short of something new to experience.

Boasting a more powerful chip, the Quest 3 offers faster load times, even better graphics, and smoother gameplay, which combine with 3D sounds to create new levels of immersion. Plus, increased comfort means you can now embrace that immersion more than ever before.

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GoPro HERO12 Black | Image: GoPro

3. GoPro HERO12 Black

Price: AUD$649.95

If you’re looking for best-in-class image quality, GoPro’s HERO12 Black is a no-brainer. Taking an already outstanding video offering to new heights with HDR (High Dynamic Range) 5.3K and 4K video, upgraded HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilisation, and an industry-leading 177-degree field-of-view with Max Lens Mod 2.0, it’s the best way to capture all the action. 

Plus, the HERO12 Black features a completely redesigned power management system to enable improved thermal performance, as well as up to twice the runtime of its predecessor, and Bluetooth audio support for headphones to record sound and give remote voice commands. The HERO12 Black also keeps things pro via the ability to wirelessly sync multiple HERO12 cameras via timecode, advanced colour controls, and—of course—GoPro’s celebrated waterproofing and rugged design that means you can take it anywhere you go. 

Google pixel 8 pro
Google Pixel 8 Pro | Image: Google

4. Google Pixel 8 Pro

Price: AUD$1,699

The Google Pixel 8 Pro sees Google’s line of premium smartphones continue its winning streak, with an even better camera set-up—which is saying something—and incredible AI capabilities for elevated content editing and productivity courtesy of Pixel’s most powerful chip yet, the Google Tensor G3. 

Always renowned for its camera offering, the Pixel 8 Pro has Google serving up four updated pro-level cameras for optimised low-light shooting, sharper selfies, and the best zoom of any Pixel ever. Plus, it empowers pro photographers with advanced camera settings and full-resolution photography.

The Pixel 8 Pro also ups the game via its 6.7-inch Super Actua display, which is the brightest of any Pixel ever and a perfect match for the phone’s elegant yet robust polished aluminium frame and matte back glass. Ultimately, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is the perfect gift for any discerning technology enthusiast or photography fanatic.

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Orange Box | Image: Rob Edwards / Man of Many

5. Orange Box Bluetooth Speaker

Price: AUD$399

Coming courtesy of legendary guitar amplifier brand Orange, the Orange Box is one of the best Bluetooth speakers around when it comes to sheer bang for buck. Not only is the sound quality outstanding and the volume formidable, but the Orange Box manages to pack a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll credibility into its portable form factor.

For one thing, these speakers roll out of the very same factories as the amplifiers that inspired them (rather than being delegated to a third party like some comparable brands), and they don’t waste your time with digital assistants or any of that nonsense. Rock music is all about turning up, plugging in, and playing as loudly as you can. The Orange Box is the most authentic embodiment of this in a Bluetooth speaker you’re ever likely to see. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 | Image: Samsung

6. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Price: from AUD$2,599

Samsung continues to single-handedly make foldable handsets a viable (and attractive) option within the high-end smartphone category. While competitors try to carve out space for themselves, Samsung remains the only serious option, and the Galaxy Z Fold5 is its most formidable device to date. Feeling like the culmination of years of innovation, the Fold5 is Samsung delivering a device that’s polished, premium, and forward-looking, and at this stage nothing else really comes close. 

From the redesigned hinge mechanism that managed to shave 2mm off the width of its predecessor to the 30 per cent brighter screen and enhanced S Pen functionality, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is a sleek and stylish beast of a device, whether you’re using it to maximise your productivity or just kill time on the commute home. 

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) | Image: Apple

7. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Price: AUD$399

If you’re an iPhone user, you really owe it to yourself to pair your device with the latest AirPods Pro 2nd Generation (particularly if you’re packing a shiny new iPhone 15). With high-definition sound, powerful active noise cancellation, and adaptive audio that tailors to your environment, it really is amazing how much tech the boffins at Cupertino have managed to squeeze into such modestly sized earbuds. 

Powered by Apple’s H2 chip, the AirPods Pro 2nd Generation use advanced computational algorithms to manage your noise cancellation while delivering three-dimensional sound and battery efficiency, resulting in a better listening experience for longer. 

Apple Watch Series 9
Apple Watch Series 9  | Image: Apple

8. Apple Watch Series 9

Price: from AUD$649

The Apple Watch Series 9 isn’t just a watch; it’s a game-changer. The perfect blend of style and tech, this timepiece doubles as a health and fitness companion, keeping track of your steps, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and sleep. With a faster chip for seamless app use, improved durability, and optional cellular models for connectivity on the go, it’s a no-brainer for those who value wellness and staying connected. Plus, its striking design is sure to make a statement on the wrist, whether in a business meeting or at the gym

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 | Image: Bang & Olufsen

9. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5

Price: AUD$4,400

Let your special someone’s favourite tunes flow through the room with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5. The epitome of Danish design, this speaker is as much a piece of art as it is a high-quality sound system. Its minimalist design houses a robust setup for crisp, clear audio. Advanced acoustics, adaptive room compensation, and multiroom functionality mean they can enjoy their music at the highest quality, no matter where they is in the house. The dark oak finish adds a touch of elegance, making the Beosound A5 a perfect fit for any stylish living space.

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LG OLED Evo C3 65 inch 4K Smart TV | Image: LG

10. LG OLED Evo C3 65 inch 4K Smart TV

Price: AUD$4,949

Is your giftee a movie buff, a sports fanatic or a gamer at heart? Then the LG OLED Evo C3 65-inch 4K Smart TV is the ticket to their cinematic or gaming paradise. This isn’t just a TV; it’s a whole new visual experience. Its cutting-edge OLED technology offers picture quality so realistic that it will immerse the viewer in every scene, match, or game level. Added features like AI Picture Pro, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos give a theatre-grade experience right in the comfort of your home. Plus, it comes with voice control for a hands-free viewing experience.

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11. Dyson 360 Vis Nav Robot Vacuum

Price: AUD$1,999

Packed with the latest tech, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav is said to have six times the suction power of any robot vacuum and has a 360-degree vision system that’s smart enough to know where it’s been, and can see where it still needs to clean. The triple-action brush bar also provides a powerful way to deep clean and these features are just scratching the surface.

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Logitech Pro X 2 Headset | Image: Logitech

12. Logitech Pro X 2 Headset

Price: AUD$299

For those out there who still love to dive into the gaming world, the Logitech Pro X 2 Headset is the ultimate accessory. Built for immersive gaming, it comes with advanced Blue VO!CE microphone technology for crystal clear communication and hybrid mesh PRO-G 50mm drivers for detailed, precise sound. Whether they are coordinating with their team or immersing themselves in a solo adventure, the Pro X 2 offers premium sound and voice clarity. The memory foam padding and premium leatherette offer lasting comfort for long gaming sessions. Its durable design and wireless capability make it perfect for any gaming setup.

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ASUS ROG Ally | Image: Asus

13. ASUS ROG Ally

Price: AUD$1,299

Hand-held gaming reaches new heights with the ASUS ROG Ally. This beast of a device packs an immersive display and powerful hardware into a compact body for those on-the-go gaming needs. A responsive touch screen, high refresh rate, and superior sound will drop them right into the heart of the action. The customisable controls and ergonomic design make for comfortable, intuitive play, whether they are saving the galaxy or racing supercars. The Ally has a sizeable battery, so they can game on without worrying about power. It’s not just a gaming device; it’s an all-access pass to gaming nirvana. 

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Sony WH-1000XM5 | Image: Sony

14. Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones

Price: AUD$548

Say hello to the Sony WH-1000XM5, the headphones that offers the gift of serenity. Whether in a busy street or a noisy office, the WH-1000XM5’s industry-leading noise cancellation technology ensures you only hear what you want. High-quality sound, a comfortable design, and a long-lasting battery make these headphones a joy to wear all day. Handy features like Speak-to-Chat, Adaptive Sound Control, and a built-in voice assistant make them not just headphones but a personal assistant for the ears. Perfect for music-lovers who value their peace and quiet.

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech
Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

15. Logitech Brio 300 Webcam

Price: AUD$329

Working from home just got a whole lot clearer with the Logitech Brio 300 Webcam. This top-tier webcam makes every video call a professional-grade experience. With Ultra HD 4K image quality, high dynamic range (HDR), and RightLight 3 technology, it adjusts to any lighting environment to show you in the best possible light. The wide field of view options and digital zoom mean you can choose the perfect frame for his meetings or live streams. And with built-in microphones and background replacement technology, it’s ideal for a work call, family chat, or gaming session.

DJI Air 3 Drone | Image DJI
DJI Air 3 Drone | Image DJI

16. DJI Air 3 Drone

Price: AUD$1,119

Is your special someone a budding cinematographer or just someone who loves a bird’s eye view? Either way, the DJI Air 3 Drone is an ideal gift. This compact and powerful drone captures stunning footage with its 4K camera, making every flight a cinematic experience. The Air 3 boasts advanced features like auto takeoff, precise hovering, and a reliable signal, making it easy to fly, even for beginners. And with a monster flight time, your special someone can explore the skies to their heart’s content.

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Twelve South AirFly | Image: Twelve South

17. Twelve South AirFly

Price: AUD$69.95

Ever seen your giftee tangled in headphone wires mid-workout or during a flight? The Twelve South AirFly is here to save the day. This nifty device allows owners to use their favourite wireless headphones with wired headphone jacks. It’s perfect for those gym machines or in-flight entertainment systems that haven’t caught up with the Bluetooth revolution. The built-in battery provides up to 8 hours of use, and the USB-C port ensures fast charging. Simple, portable, and super useful, the AirFly ensures they never have to return to the wired life again.

Bellroy Tech Kit | Image: Bellroy
Bellroy Tech Kit | Image: Bellroy

18. Bellroy Tech Kit

Price: AUD$85

For those who are always on the go, the Bellroy Tech Kit is the perfect companion. This compact, intelligently designed pouch keeps all his tech accessories organised and accessible. With pockets and straps for cables, earbuds, chargers, and even a small power bank, everything has its place, and no space is wasted. It’s made from recycled woven fabric and features a water-resistant zip, so their gadgets are always safe and secure. Say goodbye to messy backpacks and tangled cables, and say hello to smooth tech travelling.

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Apple AirTag | Image: Apple

19. Apple AirTag

Price: AUD$45

Does your giftee have a knack for misplacing their keys or wallet? Enter the Apple AirTag – their new best mate in finding the lost. This coin-sized device uses Apple’s Find My network, so they can attach it to almost anything and track it right from their iPhone. Lost items can send out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices and relayed back to their iPhone. It’s all anonymous and encrypted to protect privacy. With a built-in speaker, misplaced items can play a sound to help locate them. A perfect solution for forgetful friends.

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Google Pixel Tablet | Image: Google

20. Google Pixel Tablet

Price: AUD$899

The Google Pixel Tablet is ideal for those who love staying connected, working creatively, or binge-watching their favourite shows. With a vivid, responsive display and stereo speakers, it provides an immersive media experience. It’s also a robust work tool with the power to handle multitasking effortlessly. Thanks to its all-day battery life, your special someone’s can work, play, and stay in touch from breakfast till bedtime. Plus, with Google Assistant at their fingertips, they can control their smart home devices, check the weather, or get answers to his questions with just their voice.

Belkin Magnetic Wireless Car Charger 10W | Image: Belkin
Belkin Magnetic Wireless Car Charger 10W | Image: Belkin

21. Belkin Magnetic Wireless Car Charger 10W

Price: AUD$69.95

No more fumbling for cables during those long drives. The Belkin Magnetic Wireless Car Charger makes powering up as simple as setting your phone down. Its 10W wireless charging delivers speedy and efficient power to your giftee’s phone while their on the road. The strong magnetic alignment, designed for the latest iPhone models, holds the phone securely in portrait or landscape mode, making it easy for them to navigate, play music or take calls hands-free. It’s safe, efficient, and a surefire way to keep the device juiced up during travels.

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Native Union Belt Cable Universal | Image: Native Union

22. Native Union Belt Cable Universal

Price: AUD$49.95

Meet the Native Union Belt Cable Universal – the one cable to rule them all. This robust, high-speed cable combines integrated multi-adapters (USB-A, USB-C, and Lightning) to charge all your friend’s devices with just one cable. Built to last, it features a reinforced construction and a leather belt to keep it tangle-free. Its 2.4m range gives them flexibility while charging, whether at home, in the office, or on the road. Say goodbye to cluttered drawers and tangled cords. With the Belt Cable Universal, charging is a breeze.

Dynaudio Focus 10 Stand Mount Speakers | Image: Dynaudio
Dynaudio Focus 10 Stand Mount Speakers | Image: Dynaudio

23. Dynaudio Focus 10 Stand-Mount Speakers

Price: from AU$6,999

Crank up the old man’s audio arousal levels with the Focus 10. Boasting over 40 years of proven excellence, Dynaudio’s compact stand-mount design continues the tradition of offering a deluxe sound system that seamlessly integrates with various devices. The speakers utilise built-in WiSA technology for wireless connection to phones, tablets, TVs or USB dongles, eliminating the need for additional bulky electronics. And setup is effortless, with a user-friendly app and minimal cables, offering audiophile sound quality in record time. Inside, the luxurious speakers enjoy individual amplification for each driver, ensuring precise control over their performance, complemented by advanced DSP technology for room optimisation. The combination of innovation, aesthetics, and impressive power output makes the Focus 10 a must-have for those wanting the ultimate sound experience.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 | Image: Microsoft

24. Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2

Price: from AU$3,338

Are you tired of the same old, same old when it comes to laptops? Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the powerful and elegant answer to your prayers. With 13th Gen Intel Core processors built on the Intel Evo platform and the latest NVIDIA Laptop GPUs, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 delivers peak performance, no matter your creative and professional workload. 

Stunning graphics, enhanced with cutting-edge AI, enable you to play the latest games and create content faster, while up to 64GB of memory ensures the Surface Laptop Studio 2 can keep up with your rapid-fire multitasking. Plus, not only does Microsoft’s device look good, it ensures you do too with the best camera on any Surface laptop; from eye contact to automatic framing, the all-new Studio Camera with wide-field of view and Windows Studio effects put AI to work to ensure you connect, even remotely. It’s the innovative laptop you’ve been waiting for.

Things to Consider for Tech Gifts

When it comes to tech gift ideas, simply wrapping a bow on a new laptop isn’t quite enough. In fact, if you want to get the special occasion right, there are a few things you need to consider:

  • Price: Perhaps the most obvious consideration, the price will inevitably play a factor in your purchasing decision. While you may want to splash out for a significant birthday or gifting event, more often than not, you’ll be aiming around the $50-$100 mark for most gifts. In the tech world, however, gifts don’t exactly come cheap. To get the most out of your tech gift idea, don’t be afraid to shop around for the best price.
  • Interests: Before you pull the trigger on a cheap gift, it’s important that you consider the giftee’s interests. While some ideas might be frugal, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are good.

Alternatives to Tech Gifts

If you are looking for something a little more specific, we’ve got you covered. Outside of just tech gift ideas, we’ve collated our favourite releases across a number of different categories. So, no matter what that special someone in your life is keen on, you’ll find it here.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Tech Gift Ideas

With more than 10 years of experience testing the best in products, culture and style, Man of Many’s editors are sticklers for research and certainly know a thing or two about tech. This list of gift ideas was curated through the personal experience of experts, alongside extensive online research from tech stores and retailers. Each product on this list was checked by the Man of Many staff prior to publication for the official tick of approval. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

Tech Gift Ideas FAQs

What are the best tech gifts?

Tech gifts can be tricky, but there are a few tried and tested favourites for fans of tech. If you are stumped on what to buy the tech lover in your life, a new set of noise-cancelling headphones, a home theatre accessory or a new addition to their gaming set-up is always welcome. If you are willing to spend a bit more, a new OLED TV, smartphone or Dell/Lenovo laptop would make any tech fan happy.

What are the best headphones to buy someone?

If you are looking to purchase someone a new set of headphones as a gift, there are a number of great options at all price points. On the affordable side, we recommend the Sony WH-CH520 Wireless Headphones and the JBL TOUR ONEs. For the more expensive gift-giver, try the Sennheiser Momentum 4 or the Sony Linkbuds.