Top 10 Best Workout Headphones

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The best workout headphones are what most people look for on the internet. Workouts include a list of activities like gym, sports, cross-fit, cycling and fell trekking, as well as running and many more.

Whatever your activities of choice, these buds and headphones will soundtrack your path to fitness. That’s because they resist sweat, have Bluetooth wireless convenience and a fit that can stand up to the movement inherent in running, gym workouts and other physical jerks.

The post will help you know basics features you should aware off before choosing the best on-ear headphones for working out. Before any delay let’s get started.

How to choose the best work out headphones?

A decent pair of sports headphones is a very worthy investment. Research has shown that the right type and tempo of tune can keep you in the zone for longer, and we’ve all ran up park steps to a suitably bombastic soundtrack like we’re Rocky. Even if we’ve then keeled over at the top.

There are four things to look for, really before getting the best on-ear headphones for working out.

·        Waterproofing:

Although a ‘normal’ pair of headphones can work well for exercise, if they fit well enough, they’re just not built to stand up to heavy rain when running or, more importantly, sweat when doing any exercise. And sooner or later, sweat or heavy rain will find them. And it will kill them. All the headphones here are sweatproof and rain resistant, but not suitable for immersion (ie: swimming, or running in Manchester).

·        A secure but comfortable fit:

You can get all sorts of fitness-oriented designs that wrap tightly around your head, over and around your ears, and then deep into your cranium. However in my experience, the best types of running headphones are actually either true wireless or lightweight Bluetooth in-ears with tips that go into the ear as usual, but with additional, curved, tapered ‘hooks’ that sit under the antihelix of your ear. For those of you who aren’t ear doctors, which is the crater of cartilage that sits above your earhole.

·        Decent sound quality:

I don’t want to overly generalize but really this is the least important element in sports headphones. Most people want to be able to hear/feel their tunes as they workout and be motivated by them, whilst blocking out the gym/the world. They don’t necessarily want to be picking out hitherto undetected nuances in the string quartets of Brahms or the early works of Fleetwood Mac. So two of the headphones here sound really good and the rest sound good enough, usually with a lot of low-end and mid-range tones.

·        Situational awareness:

This is all-important for some people, who feel that effectively deafening themselves leaves them in danger of traffic or muggers when road running. It’s of no importance to me, as I prefer to shut out the world entirely when working out, but nonetheless I’ve included three great pairs of headphones specifically designed to let ambient sound through.

Whatever the sound you want, there is nothing more annoying than earbuds worming their way out when you’re trying to stay focused. The main causes of this are poorly fitting ear-tips, plus the vibrations through your body and movements of your head as you run or work out. Even the best running headphones can become annoying when their cable snags on the back of your neck or your clothing.

Confused, need further help? If yes in this part, we have listed all the 10 best workout headphones. These headphones are a really great deal. You’d never regret choosing any one of it to carry out your favorite workouts activities.

1. JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 65T

best wireless headphones for running

Best wireless headphones for running and gym

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth true wireless in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 5 hours (plus 10 hours from recharging in its case)Sound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+The best fit of any true wireless bud

+Decent comfort too

+Great for the gym and running

REASONS TO AVOID

-Pricier than partially-wired buds

If you’re after best wireless headphones for running, Jabra’s Elite Active 65t is your new workout bud. It’s also great for gym workouts, cross training, cycling, spinning, rope thrashing and anything else where you get sweaty. Since I started using them, I would now not willingly go back to even the most minimally wired Bluetooth headphones, such as the Optoma below.

For workout purposes the 65t sound great. At launch they sounded a bit ‘off’ but Jabra has honed the sound with a seemingly never-ending sequence of software updates since then. They’re sufficiently bassy, great with pounding, workout-friendly music, and have a reasonable amount of musicality too. I’ve used them many times as headphones outside of a gym/run environment.

There is actually an accelerometer in these, for counting reps and working in conjunction with Jabra’s own fitness app. I don’t recommend that – get a running/gym watch instead – but some people might find it useful.

It’s the comfortable yet unshakeable fit, and complete absence of wires that make the Jabra Elite 65t so essential for workouts. Once you’ve tried true wireless, it’s very hard to go back to having that wire joining your buds, snagging on your neck or running vest.

One final note: this model, the Elite Active 65t, has a special coating so it ‘sticks’ in the ear a little better. Jabra’s other model, the Elite 65t lacks that coating (there’s also no accelerometer, but I’m not too bothered about that). As such, that’s less recommendable if you work out outdoors, where there’s a risk of them falling out and being lost forever – as, in fact, happened to me. It’s otherwise a similarly excellent true wireless earbud.

Best headphones for running, gym, sports and fitness: Optoma NuForce BE Sport4

2. OPTOMA NUFORCE BE SPORT4

Best  Bluetooth workout headphones

Best  Bluetooth workout headphones.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 10 hours sound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Astounding audio for running headphones

+Great fit: secure but comfortable

+Excellent value

REASONS TO AVOID

-Minimal wiring but not ‘true’ wireless

The BE Sport4 takes the T3-Award-winning BE Sport3, which previously topped this chart since about 1987, and improves on it in several ways whilst maintaining the sub-£100 price tag. And so, naturally enough, it’s our top-rated, non-true-wireless wireless headphones for workouts and running.

These in-ear headphones with ear-hugging hooks are the best headphones for exercise that you can get at their price point. The only caveat I’d add to that is personally, I’d advise spending more and going true wireless with the Jabra Elite Active 65t. But then I’m a big-ticket guy.

That aside, the BE Sport4 is great; easily good enough to use as day-to-day headphones, thanks to fantastic clarity, support for both AAC and Apt-X (giving improved audio quality on Apple and Android devices respectively), well-deployed bass and 10-hour battery life (up from 8 on the previous model). They also offer a very secure yet comfortable fit.

Downsides? If you prefer to be able to hear the world around you whilst exercising – I don’t – there might not be to your liking, because their noise isolation is very good. See further down this buying guide for some headphones that let more sound filter in.

The choice of tips includes different size buds (so you don’t have to use the slightly horrific-looking ‘double-penetrator’ pictured above) and in-ear hooks, which strike just the right balance of very good anchoring, without sacrificing comfort.

The price is very reasonable given the quality of the Optoma NuForce BE Sport4. If you aren’t ready to embrace true wireless, they’re the best headphones for running and gym that you can get, and also a pair of headphones you can happily use when doing nothing strenuous at all.

3. SOUNDCORE SPIRIT SPORTS BY ANKER

Best wireless headphones for running

Best wireless headphones for running and gym.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 8 hoursSound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Very waterproof indeed

+So cheap

+Perfectly acceptable audio

+Brilliant fit

REASONS TO AVOID

-Obviously can’t compete with the pricier options here on audio quality

The first two options are at least somewhat high-end, and tailored for those who value good audio quality. These are a bit scrappier in the musical department but easily as good when it comes to running and workout essentials such as sweat-proofing, secure but comfy fit and solid battery life, and they can be had for less than 30 quid. What can you get for 30 quid nowadays? Practically nothing!

The killer features here, besides the value for money, are the excellent fit (at least in my ears, although a variety of ear tips mean they should work for most people) and the fact that they’re not just sweat-proof but actually submergible in sea water. There’s no little cover over the USB charging socket, as on most such headphones, because the socket itself is water resistant.

Now personally, I would not advise going swimming in the sea in these because they will eventually corrode, but this level of protection does inspire confidence they will survive multiple sweaty workouts. I’ve had supposedly gym-friendly headphones literally explode because sweat got into the charging port, so know of what I speak, here.

Sound quality-wise these are nowhere near as good as the Optoma Nuforce buds, nor are they as high-tech as the Jabra ones. However at this price, you might well shrug and ask, ‘who cares?’

4. RHA TRUECONNECT

best wireless headphones for running

Run-friendly AirPod lookalikes with better sound and proper sweatproof.

SPECIFICATIONS

Listening time per charge: 5 hours listening time with the case: 20 hours

REASONS TO BUY

+Excellent audio especially by true wireless standards

+Comfortable yet secure fit

REASONS TO AVOID

-Minor pairing issues

-Iffy case design

These look quite like Apple AirPods, and aren’t a million miles away in terms of comfort. However, they go into your ear rather than sitting just outside, and have sweat-proofing for all your run/cycle/gym needs.

What you end up with is a pair of headphones that sound at least as good as the Bose SoundSport Free (#5), are just as workout-friendly, but look less peculiar, and are not as susceptible to wind noise.

There’s a lack of overt bass, but I’ve found there’s enough to keep you motivated whilst listening to ‘Techno Workout Playlist 57’, and mid-range and treble sparkle more than on the Jabras.

One way these £149 AirPods-a-likes are not like actual AIrPods is that pairing is very occasionally a bit clonky – if you return them to the case and try again, it tends to work second time. The case it self is a bit fiddly too, but again not enough to make the TrueConnect lose my love.

Fit is obviously important with true wireless, and the RHAs are excellent in this respect because they come with about 15 billion choices of ear tip. They don’t feel as super secure as the Jabra buds, but the flip side of that is that they’re a little more comfortable. In the gym, they’re perfect, although on the road you may find yourself at times nervously prodding them back into your ear holes as you pound potholed roads.

Overall, these fall just short of Jabra’s superb workout buds, but many punters will prefer their less intrusive fit and more musical audio. If the price starts to slide down below the Elite 65t, they’ll become very attractive indeed.

5. BOSE SOUNDSPORT FREE

Best  Bluetooth workout headphones

 

Best  Bluetooth workout headphones except for running.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth true wireless in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 5 hours (plus 10 hours from recharging in its case)Sound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Very good sound

+Unshakeable connectivity

+Incredibly comfortable

REASONS TO AVOID

-Incredibly susceptible to wind interference

-They look stupid even by true wireless standards

The way Bose’s buds protrude from your ears gives a look that is somewhat less than icy cool, but if you work out a lot, you probably value performance over appearance, and are well used to looking a tad ‘off-beat’. And their is no doubt that at the gym, the SoundSport Free perform.

Sonically, these are a better true wireless option than the slightly artificial sounding Jabra Elite 65t. Like them, they give you five hours of battery life, with 10 more hours provided by recharging in their case. A quick-charge facility gives you 45 minutes use from 15 minutes charging.

Although perfect for the gym or home, I don’t consider these great for running outdoors, or cycling. The fit is brilliantly comfy but less unshakeable than the Jabras, which is off-putting if you hit the ground like a runaway giraffe, as I do. The way they protrude also makes them impossible to wear with your hood up in winter, as they will catch on it. The real problem with the way they protrude, however, is wind noise. They whoosh quite a bit in a breeze and in a high wind, I’d go so far as to say they are unusable.

However, the weird fit is also why they’re so comfortable, and with notably better audio than Jabra’s Elite 65t, and a more unshakeable fit than the RHA true wireless, the SoundSport Free are among the very best true wireless buds for the gym and other sports where no wind is likely. Yes, you look a bit stupid wearing them but, come on, you’re working out – you probably already look daft.

6. MONSTER ISPORT VICTORY WIRELESS

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Best on-ear headphones for working out which is cheap.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 6-7 hoursSound isolating: Yes

 

REASONS TO BUY

+Unshakeable fit

+Reliable connection

+Decent enough sound

REASONS TO AVOID

-Slightly iffy battery life

These are an interesting counterpoint to the NuForce BE Sport3 and Sennheiser CX Sport. Overall there’s not a great deal to tell between them, and your choice could boil down to whether you value sound quality or firm fit, and what this week’s best prices on each happen to be.

Thanks to a wide range of tips and wings, the iSport Victory can be made to sit pretty much unshakeably in your ears. As such, although they are slightly less comfortable than their NuForce and Sennheiser rivals, they are arguably better suited to really vigorous exercise.

They also pair via Bluetooth more quickly and reliably than the NuForce, with a clear voice announcing the battery level (high, medium or low) as well.

On the other hand, this is less musically gifted than its rivals, with Monster going for a more standard ‘pumping’ sound. But then, to be fair, most people don’t listen to Vivaldi or Andrew Bird at the gym, and they do sound suitably ‘motivational’ when pumping out bass-laced power tunes. I just wouldn’t use them for general, non-exercise-related listening, which I do with the NuForce.

One other thing to note: they actually only sound suitably motivational, pumping (etc) so long as the ‘Sport’ mode is activated (by pushing down both volume controls for a few seconds). In standard, ‘Warm Up’ mode they’re a bit weedy.

As I felt the need to permanently keep it in Sport mode, battery life also suffers slightly, although you still get a good 6-7 hours per charge.

7. URBANEARS STADION

best wireless headphones for running

Best wireless headphones for running.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with wrap-around neckbandBattery life: 7 hours sound isolating: No

REASONS TO BUY

+Secure fit but ambient sound does penetrate

+Good value for money

REASONS TO AVOID

-Controls are on the back of your neck

I didn’t necessarily expect much from the Stadion headphones from hipsters’ favourite, Stockholm’s Urbanears. However, this is actually a great pair of headphones for running.

Because the Stadion has a solid (but not uncomfortable) neck band, and springy, coiled cables, running to hooked earbuds, it pulls off the unlikely feat of an unshakeable fit, without totally blocking out the world around you.

Personally, I don’t like hearing the world around me, but I know many runners and cyclists would like to be able to hear large, wheeled objects bearing down on them when on the roads, and some people, more bizarrely, even want to be able to hear the ambience of their local gym.

Well, the Stadion is just the ticket for those people. Add perfectly decent audio (the fact that a dose of ambient sound is allowed in means that by definition it’s not amazing), plus 7 hours of battery life per charge and a choice of attractive colourways, and you have a winner. I can even forgive the bizarre design flaw that plants the control buttons, mystifyingly, on the part that sits directly on the back of your neck, thereby rendering them almost entirely unusable when you’re running.

8. BOSE SOUNDSPORT WIRELESS

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Yet another strong rival to the Monster, Sennheiser and NuForce wired buds

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with anchoring hooksBattery life: 6 hoursSound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Excellent sound quality

+Great comfort and fit

 

REASONS TO AVOID

-Pricier than NuForce and Monster

Bose is yet another competitor in the ‘lightweight buds joined together with a short wire’ gym-and-run headphones stakes, and its creation is, again, very good. However, like the Sennheiser offering it’s also somewhat more expensive than NuForce and Monster’s takes on the style.

That aside, I don’t really have a bad word to say about the SoundSport Wireless. Sound quality is very solid and you could use them outside the gym or after a run quite happily. They also pair and fit very well.

The usual, pleasingly forceful Bose sound quality is present, and the overall package is sweatproof, reasonably rugged and unfailingly comfortable. My only reservation is that the marginal gains over the Monster and NuForce headphones are not sufficient to justify the price, which tends to be considerably higher.

  • Traditionalists may want to consider the wired version of the SoundSport. They’re very similar, the cable aside, and a fair bit cheaper.
  • And there’s also the SoundSport Pulse with built in cardio tracking

9. AFTERSHOKZ TREKZ AIR

Best workout headphones

Best bone conducting headphones for running and cycling

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bone conductionBattery life: 6 hoursSound isolating: No

REASONS TO BUY

+Cool bone conduction tech

+Comfortable

REASONS TO AVOID

-By definition, not ‘hi-fi’ kinda sound

If you really don’t want to block out external sound, you can’t get much better than a pair of ‘earphones’ that don’t even sit in your ears. Aftershokz Trekz Air follow on from the older Titanium model and are 20% lighter, but the way they work remains the same.

Sound is transmitted via bone conduction, from just next to your ear, so as well as enjoying the music, you can hear approaching cars and buses. It also makes it somewhat harder to damage your ears from excessive volume.

Early bone conduction headphones were pretty awful, but these ones work, and are a further step up from the – also very good – Trekz Titanium in terms of comfort.

By definition, sound quality can’t compare with the best traditional headphones, but when you aren’t being yelled at by taxi drivers, or beeped at by a truck that’s about to run you over, you can enjoy audio that’s surprisingly punchy and enjoyable. When there is sound around you, you’ll be able hear it very easily.

The only slight issue with this is that on a noisy road, or in high wind, you can hear all that sound over your music as well, which is less useful. For those who want tunes but really prize situational awareness, however, this strikes me as a price worth paying.

Connecting to your phone via Bluetooth is simple, and the Trekz Air is sturdy waterproof, sweatproof, dustproof and easily portable. As much as the Aftershokz Trekz Air is not for musical purists, for safely soundtracking your cycling or road runs, it’s hard to beat.

10. BEATS POWERBEATS3

Best  Bluetooth workout headphones

Best on-ear headphones for working out .

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Type: Bluetooth in-ear with over-ear hooksBattery life: 10-12 hours sound isolating: Yes

REASONS TO BUY

+Gym-friendly sound

+Great battery life

REASONS TO AVOID

-Not the snuggest fit

-A bit overpriced

A lot of punters moan about headphones from the Apple-owned Beats by Dre being overtly bassy and punchy, but that is no bad thing when you’re talking about running/gym headphones.

These offer rapid pairing with Apple devices via the W1 chip (a sort of typically Apple-esque ‘Bluetooth with knobs on’ concept) and also pair perfectly fine via ‘normal’ Bluetooth with non-W1-compatible devices.

I enjoyed using the Powerbeats3 a lot; the sound is great, battery lasts a good 10-12 hours and you can also charge them up for 5 minutes and get an hour’s play out of them – very handy at times.

On the other hand, I found the ear-hook design didn’t give as good a fit as the headphones above it in the list, as it tends to wobble up and down when you run or even when cycling hard. The price maybe feels a bit high, given that. For more sedentary workouts – pumping iron, basically – they’re good.

 The piece of advice if you are looking to buy best on-ear headphones for working out.

My advice is to go true wireless. There are several true wireless bud options for the gym – think Apple Earbuds but more robust and sweatproof. I know a lot of you reading this will think, “no way, I’m not an early adopter and they’re too expensive.” However, you are bang wrong: once you get used to having no wire at all rubbing on the back of your neck and no snagging on things ever, it is bloody hard to go back to the more traditional styles of running/gym headphones.

I also feel that the various limitations of true wireless, which make them irritating to use as full-time buds, just don’t apply if you only run, ride or work out in them. The battery life is invariably short but it’s more than long enough for gym and running, at least for anyone who’s not doing ultra-marathons. The usually slightly poorer sound quality is also less important for pumpin’, workout-style listening. Obviously, if you work out to Nick Drake, it’ll be more of an issue, but I think you may be in a minority, there.

True wireless is still in its infancy as a product category but already some clear leaders have emerged: Jabra Elite 65t are THE best, while RHA’s splendid TrueConnect offers a more comfortable fit and less bass-heavy sound than the Jabra pair.

However, those who prefer the old-fashioned, considerably more affordable route to a sweat-soaked soundtrack should get a pair of NuForce.

If you prefer headphones that let through sound from the outside world (for instance, a double decker bus bearing down on you at 30mph), go for the Urbanears Stadion. I know that brand usually turns out hipster-friendly basics, but these are impressive.

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Cool Gadgets For Kitchen

Cool Gadgets for Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of most households, so it’s important to buy cool gadgets for kitchen and appliances that will stand up to regular use.

So, if you are actually looking for boosting your cooking skills, you must check our list of useful kitchen gadgets. These cool gadgets will surely help you on your way of becoming a master chef.

We’ve individually tested and reviewed every product in this roundup to make sure it’s up to our high standards. There are all sorts to consider, from fridges, dishwashers and blenders, to kettles, toasters and coffee machines.

One is a stunning four-door French-style Hisense fridge freezer, which is easy on the wallet as well as the eye. Another is the compact and powerful Morphy Richards hand mixer – our favorite mini-mixer for whipping up tasty bakes.

For the multi-tasking chef, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon is a fun, affordable tool for cooking with ultimate precision. Like to wake up to freshly squeezed OJ? Then Smeg’s citrus juicer should be the kitchen gadget gracing your worktop.

Feeling inspired? Read on for more.

1. Philips Viva Airfryer health fryer

Airfryer Useful kitchen gadgets

Key features:  

  • 1425W motor
  • 0.8kg food capacity
  • H276 x W292 x D266mm

Small appliances rarely combine convenience and healthy eating as much as the Philips Viva Airfryer health fryer. Not only can it make fresh fries with up to 80% less fat and perfectly crispy food from the freezer in the time it takes some ovens to pre-heat, but also it’s also a whizz at roasting vegetables, baking and grilling. There’s a recipe app to help you explore its potential (for example, it’ll bake fruit crumble, cook a rack of lamb or even roast a whole chicken).

The Airfryer’s speedy cooking is all thanks to an instant heat up and improved technology for golden brown, even results. Simply set the timer (up to 30 mins) and temperature (80C to 200C) and when you’re finished, detach the handle and pop the basket and drawer in the dishwasher, or clean by hand in less than 90 seconds. Make room for it in your kitchen and you’ll be richly rewarded. At the time of review, the Philips Viva Airfryer was available for £180.

2. Smeg CJF01 Citrus Juicer

Key features:

  • 70W motor
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts
  • H166 x W281 x D166mm

Smeg’s range of small appliances continues to expand and now includes this gorgeously retro citrus juicer.

The Smeg CJF01 is classily built and available in a choice of colourful finishes. It has an incredibly quiet 70W motor that starts up from the moment you press your half-sliced citrus fruit onto the reaming cone, which is stainless steel and dishwasher-safe.

The non-drip spout can be pushed up to operate a valve that stops any unrequired juice from pouring out of the collector – a nice touch.

There are cheaper motorised citrus juicers out there, but none that look or feel as luxurious as this one. And its juicing performance is beyond reproach.

3. Bosch MUM59340GB Kitchen Machine Stand Mixer

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Key features:

  • 1,000W motor
  • Three tools and a shredding attachment
  • Stainless steel 3.9-litre bowl with splash guard
  • H28.2 x W28 x D27.1cm

Part stand mixer, part multi-functional kitchen machine – if the Transformers did small appliances, they’d look like this.

The Bosch MUM59340GB Kitchen Machine is equipped with a three-zone moveable arm, seven mixing speeds and all the attachments and functions you’d expect from a premium price mixer – except without the premium price tag.

In its stand-mixer role, it beats, mixes, whisks and kneads, while a continuous feed shredder covers five types of chopping, slicing and shredding – both finely and coarsely – and grating. A citrus-press attachment transforms it into a juicer, plus there’s a mincing attachment for meat and a blender.

Add to that a large-capacity mixing bowl and a handy storage bag for all of those precious tools, and you’ve got yourself the most versatile, powerful mixer for every stage of food prep.

4. Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer

best kitchen gadgets

Key features:

  • 150W slow juicer
  • Frozen attachment for sorbets and cocktails
  • H43.2 x W18.5 x D17.6cm

The Panasonic MJ-L500 might be one of the smallest juicers we’ve ever tested, but it’s definitely the most efficient.

By using a technique called “slow juicing”, which squeezes fruit and vegetables at 45rpm rather than dicing and spinning at speed, it’s designed for maximum extraction with minimal effort. It means more nutrients remain in your juices, too.

With a frozen attachment in the box, anyone on a health kick or desperate to get their kids to eat their five-a-day will love the versatility that particular attachment brings.

Newbies to juicing shouldn’t be put off by its vast talents, Simple to use, easy to clean and compact enough to stay permanently on your kitchen worktop, it’s as good for beginners as it is for more experienced juicers after a more powerful upgrade.

5. Sage Boss To Go

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Key features:

  • 1,000W motor
  • Kinetix blade
  • 2 x 500ml Tritan tumblers and 2 x flip-top lids
  • H37 x Dia16cm

The Sage Boss To Go is more of an investment buy, but it’s also the best smoothie blender we’ve tested.

Smooth-edged cups that are ready to drink from without having to screw on rims, a mighty 1,000W motor that makes drinks with particles up to 42% finer, and dishwasher-safe blades all make blending a much smoother experience.

All of its parts are dishwasher-safe, making clean-up is a doddle – and unlike a lot of blenders out there, there aren’t any annoying little nooks into which food can become lodged.

Top that off with robust design and a Kinetix blade that produces silky-smooth, grit-free juices and shakes, and you’re looking at the finest smoothie blender on the market right now.

6. Sage Smart Kettle BKE820UK

cool gadgets for kitchen

Key features

  • 1.7-litre capacity, 3kW
  • Two water-level indicators
  • Variable temperature 80-100 degrees
  • Auto shut-off

Although it’s a tad pricier than some might be prepared to pay for a kettle, we couldn’t help but name the Sage Smart Kettle as our favorite water boiler. Tea connoisseurs and coffee bean addicts, prepare for some seriously smart brewing.

The kettle sits on a base that houses an impressive seven buttons – five to let you select temperature, one for switching the kettle on, and another to activate the “Keep Warm” feature.

That keeps your boiled water hot for 20 minutes once it’s boiled. The temperature settings produce brilliantly accurate results, which is great news for both coffee and tea lovers alike.

Design-wise, the Sage Smart Kettle feels lovely in the hand. Its large see-through lids pop up smoothly for refilling, and the kettle’s chrome finish will be at home in any kitchen. If you’re put off by the price, you might want to look towards the cheaper Tefal Safe To Touch as your next best option.

7. Mastrad Thermometer Spoon

best kitchen gadgets

Key features:

  • Nylon/Silicone Spoon with detachable probe
  • Digital temperature reading, accurate to the nearest tenth of a degree
  • Measurement range: -40 to 250 degrees C
  • Buttons for on/off, Celsius/Fahrenheit

Home jam makers and Sunday roast extraordinaire will get no end of use from this infinitely handy Thermometer Spoon by French kitchen utensil maker Mastrad. Combining a large nylon/silicone-blend spoon with a detachable thermometer probe, it makes the task of monitoring food both in the pan and the oven an absolute snap.

In its spoon form, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon allows you to stir a bubbling mixture of fruit and sugar (and in our case, prosecco and edible glitter) while keeping an eye out for that all-important jam setting temperature.

The end of the probe is nestled near the tip of the spoon, giving you an accurate reading on the handle’s digital display. Unlike traditional Ethanol jam thermometers, which can sometimes be difficult to read at certain angles amidst a cloud of steam, the Mastrad’s display is clearly legible.

Slide the handle away from the spoon, and this clever tool becomes a 5-inch probe for testing meats and pastries. With accuracy to the nearest tenth of a degree and super-speedy temperature reading, it lets you quickly and neatly checks if the meat is cooked without wasting valuable time dissecting it mid-cook.

There’s a handy button on the handle for memorizing the maximum and minimum temperatures from its last use, too, which helps you nail the perfect tenderness every time.

If you like your cooking tools to be practical, durable and useful for all kinds of important cooking tasks, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon is a must-have tool for your utensil pot.

8. Hisense RQ560N4WC1

Useful kitchen gadgets

Key features:

  • French-style fridge-freezer, 289-litre fridge space, 2 x 71-litre freezer space
  • H181 x W79.4 x D70cm
  • A+ energy rating
  • Chilled-water container with door dispenser

The Hisense RQ560N4WC1 is an affordable, French-style fridge-freezer that will make quite the statement in your kitchen. From the in-door water dispenser and touch-control LED panel to the stainless-steel finish and frost-free freezer compartment, there are tons of great features crammed in for a humble price tag.

The fridge is properly cavernous at 289 litres, with four full-width shelves and two big salad drawers. The whole fridge area is well lit by two side-mounted bright-white LED strips.

Downstairs, two independent compartments can be run at different temperatures to suit the contents. The lower-left drawer houses a removable “twist and serve”-style ice-cube maker, which is a nice touch.

Both the fridge and the two freezer compartments fared well in temperature tests, with the fridge achieving a narrow spread of temperatures and the freezer compartments proving equally solid performers.

9. Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Compact

cool gadgets for kitchen

Key features:

  • 800W
  • 3 heat settings
  • 4.5-litre cooking pot and glass lid
  • H31 x W23.5 x D16.5cm
  • This dinky Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Compact is the most fuss-free way to feed a crowd.

Its stripped-back design with minimal buttons and knobs, compact size and versatile hob-friendly pot makes it the most desirable slow cooker for stews, soups and everything in between. If your cooking style is chucking in a few ingredients and then forgetting about them for a few hours, this hot-pot is your friend.

Our favorite feature is the square-shaped pot, which can be popped on the hob to brown meat and seal in the flavor before placing it back on the base unit for a slow cook.

It’s made from lightweight aluminum with a non-stick coating, making it super-easy to clean. The entire unit stacks in on itself for easy storage and that 4.5-litre capacity is big enough to feed up to four hungry mouths.

10. Miele G 6820 SC

Best kitchen gadgets ever

Key features:

  • 14 place settings and 3D cutlery tray
  • Interior lighting and Wi-Fi connected
  • programmes and Quick PowerWash
  • A+++ -20% energy efficiency

If you have a wad of cash to lay down on a top-spec dishwasher, the Miele G 6820 SC is a top-class choice. This fine £1,200 specimen comes with a Wi-Fi connection for remote control from an app, interior lighting, and some of the best washing results that money can buy. What’s more, it’s super energy efficient.

A star performer all round, the G 6820 SC comes with seven brilliant programs, including a 69oC Hygiene program for washing baby bottles. You access the program settings via a one-push button, which scrolls through the menu on a dot-matrix screen.

The G 6820 SC is a sensor machine, which means it can work out how much food is deposited on a load before it kicks in, altering its wash cycle to suit what’s inside it. This is perfect for anyone who chooses not to rinse their plates before loading the dishwasher.

One feature we love is the G 6820 SC’s auto door-opening drying. It pops the door open towards the very end of the program to let the last of the moisture evaporate.

11. KitchenAid Nespresso Artisan

cool gadgets for kitchen

Key features:

  • 19-bar pump pressure
  • 1.4-litre water tank
  • H33 x W20.8 x D33cm

The KitchenAid Nespresso Artisan is yet another KitchenAid appliance that wins the beauty contest in its field.

Sporting KitchenAid’s iconic retro design with soft curves and a sturdy build, it will look great both as a standalone gadget and teamed with matching KitchenAid appliances. It’s available in six colours to allow you to get the perfect match.

Aesthetics aside, it’s the best machine for getting your morning hit or entertaining guests. With a large 1.4-litre water tank and a pod bin that can hold up to 14 pods, it’s low maintenance, convenient solution for coffee-heads that find themselves frequently topping up their smaller machine.

You can choose from six drink sizes, but sadly there’s no milk function built in. You’ll have to splash that in yourself.

12. Tefal Cook4Me Connect

useful kitchen gadgets

Key features:

  • Digital controls
  • 6-litre capacity
  • 5 cook settings (pressure cook, steam, brown, simmer, reheat)
  • App connectivity
  • Hundreds of recipes

The Tefal Cook4Me Connect brings all the brilliant features of the original Cook4Me but adds app connectivity to put a smart spin on pressure cooking.

With the app on your smartphone or tablet, you can keep an eye on cooking while you pop to the shops, access hundreds of recipes online to send to the cooker, and follow handy “smart” recipes.

The cooker itself comes with around 60 built-in recipes. As well as complete dishes, it can cook rice, steam vegetables and much more.

Like a pressure cooker, the Cook4Me Connect cooks significantly faster than if you were making the same dish in a saucepan, so it’s great for unconfident cooks who want to wean themselves off a ready-meal and takeaway diet.

However, its app connectivity will also appeal to more advanced cooks who are seeking the perfect smart kitchen,

13. KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic Drive Blender

best kitchen gadgets ever

Key Features:

  • 1,500W 2hp motor
  • 1.75-litre plastic jug with push-on sealed lid
  • H41 x W19 x D33cm

Keen cooks and cocktail devotees alike will love this robust, powerful and versatile KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic Drive Blender.

With a control wheel for preset programmes such as Icy Drinks/Smoothies, Milkshakes, Soups/Sauces and Juice, and availability in a huge range of colours, this all-crushing kitchen whizz is sure to become a permanent fixture on your kitchen worktop.

An option for pulse mixing or constant variable speeds provides ultimate control over your mixtures, and faceted sides to the jug make it super-easy to scoop out your blended concoctions.

Unlike conventional blenders, the jug slides onto the base horizontally rather than twisting on top, which is just one of the genius extra touches that make the KitchenAid Artisan a cut above other blenders in its – albeit rather steep – price range.

14. Morphy Richards 400505 Total Control Hand Mixer

cool gadgets for the kitchen

Key features:

  • 85W motor
  • whisk, 2 x beaters, 2 x dough hooks
  • H31 x W9 x D19cm

It might be the smallest gadget in our kitchen roundup, but the Morphy Richards 400505 Total Control Hand Mixer serves an incredibly important purpose. With tools for whipping, mixing, beating and kneading, it’s the ideal companion for all kinds of kitchen prep.

This hardworking mixer performs well, with a soft start that helps ease it into any mixing task, a speed-control dial and a trigger that lets it mix slowly, rapidly blitz or pulse on demand.

Importantly for a handheld device, it’s incredibly light and comfortable to hold, so it’s a pleasure to use when you’re combining more stubborn, time-consuming mixtures.

Whether you’re new to baking, want more help with everyday mixing, or are a confident cook, it’s a staple kitchen gadget you’ll reach for time and again.

15. Morphy Richards 402052 Total Control Hand Blender Pro Set

useful kitchen gadgets

Key features:

  • Stainless-steel blending leg
  • Potato masher, chopping bowl and whisk accessories
  • 2 x gearboxes
  • 650W
  • H39 x D6.5cm

Versatility is the name of the game with the Morphy Richards 402052 Total Control hand blender.

This powerful yet lightweight blitzing tool is cleverly designed to handle important kitchen tasks like chopping and mashing first, with attachments for pureeing, ice-crushing, whisking and blending. It’s a smart all-rounder with plenty of oomph.

The Total Control’s buttons are within easy reach of your thumb, making handling it a breeze. A Turbo button sits right next to a responsive Precision Control Trigger button, which increases the power the harder your press.

Smart Response Technology means the blades speed up and slow down gradually to prevent unfortunate splatters. Rotating dial with eight speeds sits conveniently on top of the unit.

Unlike many other hand blenders, the Total Control also comes with handy lids for its chopping bowl and jug for easy blitzing and storing. Whether you’re a kitchen first-timer or an experienced chef, the sheer power and versatility of the Total Control will make it your go-to taskmaster.

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Luxury Gifts For Men

 

 

Finding the perfect luxury gifts for the man or men in your life isn’t always as easy as it looks.   On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with giving such gifts to the man. From smart TVs to smart home accessories, speakers, earbuds, gaming gadgets, and everything in between, it’s tough to find a man who won’t appreciate some sort of luxurious gadgets. Because at the end of the day Luxury gifts include all sorts of gadgets which makes the life of man luxuries.

That’s why we’ve curated this list of 50 top-rated electronics gifts for men. Whether you’re gearing up for the holiday season or purchasing a birthday or anniversary gift, we’re sure you’ll find something on this list the man on your list will love – whether he’s a gamer, a sports enthusiast, or a guy who simply has to have the latest tech toy. Our picks are listed below in alphabetical order for easy reference. Rating information is based on Amazon reviews and is currently at the time of this writing.

1. Acer Aspire E 15.6 inch Full HD

Current Rating: 3.8

Right out of the box, you will notice that this laptop is one of the more stable ones, one of the more energy efficient ones, and one that will guarantee that you will be able to get your work done, on time, without any delays. It delivers the tools you need when you need them. It comes with an Intel Core i3 processor with 6 GB of RAM memory and a 1 TB hard drive that will make it much easier for you to get your work done and take care of your projects without any obstacles or distractions.

Key Features:

Intel HD Graphics

13.5-hour battery life

Backlit keyboard

Cost: Est. $379.99

2. Avantree 4 Port 8A USB Charging Station Organizer

Current Rating: 4.0

With the holiday season upon us, everyone may want to make a few upgrades. Perhaps new phones and tablets. The good news is you don’t have to load up your outlets with multiple devices. No more arguing over who unplugged whose charger because their phone is more important. This simple design of the Avantree charging station consists of 4 USB ports, and it charges twice as fast. Plus, it’s backed by a 2-year warranty.

Key Features:

Silicone surface

Eight-amp power output

Award-winning

Cost: Est. $24.99

3. BAGSMART Electronics Cable Organizer

Current Rating: 4.7

One of the oldest problems that everyone faces when travelling is basic cable management. We have a lot of chargers, a lot of spare cables, and a lot of connectors that we end up carrying around with us. This little sorting bag can easily take care of this problem and ensure that cable management is no longer an issue. With a multitude of compartments and pockets, it makes managing cables, connectors and various other gadgets incredibly easy. Not to mention, it has a great design and a nice feel to it, making it a joy to use.

Key Features:

Water-repellent nylon

Two-way zipper closure

Semi-flexible covers

Cost: Est. $19.99

4. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

Current Rating: 4.4

Amazingly, this nifty little speaker is able to deliver rather an impressive sound and quality levels through its relatively small and compact size. It is battery operated, meaning that it can be charged when not used. It’s a great addition to any travelling kit or any setting that involves a lot of cordless and wireless technology. It also works well with the vast majority of smartphones, gadgets, and handhelds. Plus, it even emotes voice alerts/prompts when Bluetooth is pairing up or looking for connections.

Key Features:

Water-resistant

Eight hours of play time

Built-in Mic

Cost: Est. $129

5. Camouflage CakCity LED Sport Watch

Current Rating: 4.2

While this might look like an average wristwatch, it is more or less an all-in-one chronological management tool. It incorporates multiple functions such as a watch, a stopwatch, a calendar, an alarm clock, and even backlighting to make it easy to read in the dark. It also offers a stylish presentation that goes well with both casual and sporty attire. In addition, it evokes an easy and intuitive user interface that makes it a pleasure to wear.

Key Features:

Multi-function

Large Dial

Waterproof

Cost: Est. $14.99

6. Bluetooth CFZC Beanie Hat Cap

Current Rating: 4.1

This product is the must-have of the season. Whether your son or boyfriend is a snowboarder or walks to school, this will keep his music in tune while he eats, sleeps or plays. With the earphone built directly into the beanie cap, there is no worry about being in the field or on the ice and earbuds falling out. This hat keeps his head warm and has over two full days of battery life. Now, all you need to do is create the playlist that will ensure you’re always on his mind.

Key Features:

Warm

Super bass effect

60 hours of standby time

Cost: Est. $9.99

7. Charm Sonic Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Current Rating: 3.6

This wireless Bluetooth beanie hat answers the constant question, “Do you know where my phone is?” With 18 hours of standby time and a range of 33 feet, all that is needed is this beanie hat. With the ability to answer the phone and skip music, coupled with its Bluetooth capability, you can do everything without a phone in hand. Nonetheless, you can even throw it in the laundry as long as the actual set is taken out. Who needs a phone with this all-in-one wearable tech solution?

Key Features:

User-friendly control panel

Washable

18-hour standby time

Cost: Est. $12.98

8. Chuzy Chef Heat Color Changing Mug

Current Rating: 3.5

This adorable heat-based, colour-changing mug is an awesome gift for any man in your life. It is just a fun way to brighten his day – every day. With a cold beverage, the mug appears to be sleeping. Then, as heat is added, the black disappears making way for the cheery yellow happy face. One thing we have all experienced is sipping too-hot or too-cold coffee. The Chuzy Chef Heat changing mug tells you the temperature, just by looking at it.

Key Features:

100% customer satisfaction guaranteed

Holds up to 12 ounces

Heat-sensitive

Cost: Est. $6.45

9. FunsLane RC Flying Ball Helicopter

Current Rating: 3.2

The coolest thing about the Flying Ball Helicopter Light up LED RC Drone is that you can show off to your friends that you can keep it in the air, just by using your hand. That’s right: the drone will lift off and land from the same spot. With four strong blades circling to keep it in the air, the machine is perfect for indoor or outdoor games and shuts off if it is involved in a collision. It also comes with a USB, but the power options are on the ball itself. The only problem you will have with this toy is how many competitions the boys are going to have.

Key Features:

LED flashing lights

Lightweight

Safe for indoor and outdoor use

Cost: Est. $9.99

10. Dot&Dot Universal Folding Electronics Organizer Bag

Current Rating: 4.5

This universal folding electronic organizer bag is the bag for men this season. Since it can be held in the hand, packed in a laptop bag, or stored in your suitcase, there will be no more bumps in his pants pockets due to bulky phones and gadgets. Plus, it will protect his equipment from getting wet in the rain or accidentally dropped and scratched. Not to mention, it comes with a money-back guarantee.

Key Features:

30-day money back guarantee

Flexible

Durable

Cost: Est. $14.99

11. EATPOW Electronic Kit

Current Rating: 5.0

Ranked among the best for housing cell phone accessories, the EATPOW Luxury Business Gift Set is a must-have for the professional man in your life. We all know the man on the go; he will run out of battery life before he runs out of data just by checking emails. That means he needs to have something that is reliable, up-to-date, and accessible. This nifty package is not just a package deal; it is also an item that every professional need. It has a wireless mouse, earphones, USB cables, and remote power access, just to name a few of its standout features.

Key Features:

Charging wireless mouse

Wi-Fi adapter

Built-in data cable

Cost: Est. $45.99

12. Electronics Travel Organizer Storage Bag

Current Rating: 4.6

With all of our devices, it’s really important to stay organized – especially if you are a professional on the go. The Amatory storage bag does just that. It keeps your devices and cables in separate pockets so that you can find them easily. You no longer have to sort through the bottom on your carry on for cables, devices, and chargers. In fact, it might even feel odd being so organized. But, it will also feel quite refreshing.

Key Features:

Multiple layers

Waterproof fabric

30-day money back guarantee

Cost: Est. 19.99

13. KPS3010D Adjustable Switching Regulated Power Supply

Current Rating: 4.2

There are many scenarios where the standard power supply will not cut it. For these cases, we often need a power supply unit which allows us to regulate and fine-tune the supply while at the same time keeping us safe from power surges and giving us time to react in case of a blackout. This is exactly what this power supply does, with its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, it lets us adjust the power levels that it delivers until we get the values that we need. Yet, at the same time, it protects projects from electrical malfunctions.

Key Features:

Multiple protections

Intelligent temperature control

30-day money back guarantee

Cost: Est. $84.99

14. Waterproof Smartphone Bag

Current Rating: 4.0

Specifically designed to withstand some of the most brutal punishment that the weather can throw at it, this easy-to-use little bag style case can keep your phone safe while at the same time allowing full usability. It was designed to withstand dust storms, handle large volumes of water without leaking and prevent any kind of infiltration from getting to your phone. It is the best solution that you can get for those surprise storms, difficult weather conditions, and overall general problems that all smartphone users have encountered.

Key Features:

It floats

Total protection

Four sizes

Cost: Est. $4

15. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

Current Rating: 3.7

This is one of the newest trends in fitness and bodybuilding but also one of the strongest, because this watch allows you to do something that very few other devices can – it tracks your heart rate and the level and intensity of your workout in addition to calculating how many calories are being burned simply by wearing it on your wrist. It is very simple to use, it acts as a simple smartphone, it is easy to recharge on its docking station and it evokes a design that goes well with any look – casual or professional.

Key Features:

Simplified heart rate zones

Connected GPS

Step-by-step instructions

Cost: Est. $185

16. Force1 U45 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

Current Rating: N/A

Flying a drone is a hobby that has grown in popularity over the years, and many users have been found for these little marvels of engineering. This drone, on the other hand, manages to be a more versatile alternative to the ones currently on the market. In fact, it can fulfil multiple roles without any issue. The drone comes with an HD camera, which can take high-quality pictures at high altitudes, as well as shoot video scenes in places and at angles that regular cameras simply cannot reach. If the camera is taken off of the drone, it can then take on activities that are of a bit more leisurely nature, such as racing, aeronautical stunts, and even general flying just for fun.

Key Features:

Easy for beginners

HD camera

Headless mode

Cost: Est. $39.99

17. Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch

Current Rating: 3.9

While this watch might come off looking like a classic wristwatch, it is actually a cleverly disguised smartwatch. Its design is more suited towards business and elegant attires, without any indication of sportiness or leisure. However, it is still capable of tracking your movements, alerts and notifies you, changes time zones automatically, and comes with a battery that can last a little longer than an average human lifetime. Make no mistake about it – this is a testament to the cleverness of the designers and engineers at Fossil. They were able to disguise a rather complicated and sporty smartwatch into a simple and elegant business retro style watch.

Key Features:

Filtered notifications

Automatically syncs to your phone

Six-month battery life

Cost: Est. $155

18. Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera

Current Rating: 3.6

There are cameras that are built to handle normal conditions and cameras that are built to handle the most extreme and hazardous conditions imaginable. The Garmin VIRB is of the latter, with a nearly bulletproof design and resistance level. With a compact frame and easy-to-use interface, it is currently the preference of adventurers, extreme sports enthusiasts, and hazardous explorers. It is also made to withstand some of the most punishing conditions on earth and can handle everything from avalanches to landslides to even being submerged in a waterproof casing at crushing depths and still take clean, clear, and stable pictures.

Key Features:

Ultra-HD video

LCD colour touchscreen

Voice control

Cost: Est. $399.99

19. General Tools 505 Cordless Precision Engraver

Current Rating: 3.3

This engraving tool is perfect for those special little projects, DIY presents, and customized creations. It is easy to use, durable thanks to the diamond tip and built to be able to engrave on the vast majority of common materials that you can use. Another great advantage that it brings to the table is the fact that it is battery powered, meaning that you do not have to deal with a power cord all the time while working with it, and you can simply let it recharge when you are not using it.

Key Features:

Feels like a pen

Diamond-tip

20,000 RPM motor

Cost: Est. $14

20. Greta Oto Design Docking Station

Current Rating: 4.0

This is one of the most useful modern all-in-one gift ideas because it incorporates a bit of everything that a man needs in order to handle his daily accessories and pocket space. It is a slate, set at an angle with a small collection of trays at the bottom and an assortment of grooves and holes cut into the reclined slate itself. This is to make it easier to empty your pockets, because every slot, every combination, and every groove on it can hold any kind of manly accessory. From phones to wristwatches, from lighters to sunglasses, even dog tags, spare change and wrist cuffs. You won’t be disappointed.

Key Features:

8 colour options

2 interlocking plywood bars

Compatible with all smartphones

Cost: Est. $29.94

21. Travel Backpack by HaloVa

Current Rating: 4.2

The Halova Travel Backpack is the must-have for college basketball and football stars and fans. With a sturdy case, separate charging locations, and many pockets, there is no way that work is going to get lost. And, what happens when something is damaged after it is bought? Don’t worry! It comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100% refund for three months, and it has the support that many backpacks lack.

Key Features:

Humanized design

Breathable fabric

Built-in charging cable

Cost: Est. $28.98

22. Uncle Viner Electric Bottle Opener and Wine Accessories

Current Rating: 4.3

This can make for one of the best gifts that you can give or one of the most efficient wine sets that you have ever owned. Thanks to the accessories, it gives you everything that you need in order to perfectly pour and treat your wine from the very beginning. No more shredded corks, no more excess, no more waste, and no more preservation issues. Just great tasting wine and all around enjoyment because you can open and pour with ease.

Key Features:

Easy to clean

Includes 4 AA batteries

Counter-top charging base

Cost: Est. $46.27

23. Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard

Current Rating: 3.9

For years now, Logitech has gained a reputation for being the top peripheral and add-on designer and manufacturer for PCs everywhere. With this keyboard, it is easy to see why. One of the first things that you will see immediately is the fact that it has no cord or any connectivity options for that matter. Also, it does not have any batteries or battery compartments. This is because it is a fully solar-powered keyboard, feature a couple of solar panels at the top of it. It is able to draw power from the solar light that it receives, charge up its internal power storage cells, and then offer that power for use. It even comes with several some simple-to-read indicators on it so that you can be informed of its state constantly.

Key Features:

Fully solar-powered

Easy-to-read indicators

Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless

Works with Windows-based laptops and desktop PCs

Cost: Est. $39.99

24. Luminight LED Mood Light

Current Rating: 3.8

The Dimmable Ambient Lighting system is available in 15 colours. This product is best suited for those late night runs of all sorts. The soft blue light allows waking without the blindness caused by full lighting. It is also the perfect gift for men who come home late at night from work and just wants to climb into bed without waking the family. Just place it in the hallway so he can quickly and easily find his way back to bed.

Key Features:

LED nightlight

Energy efficient

40-year life expectancy

Cost: $58.90

25. Mattel Electronic Pictionary Man Game

Current Rating: 3.6

This is a more interesting and more engaging take on the classic and popular social game “Pictionary.” All you need to do is get the answer from under the mannequin’s foot and simply draw or act out the clues on it in order for your friends and guests to figure out what the answer is. It also provides many hours of fun and can, in fact, prove to be a great imagination outlet for children that are still in their development stage.

Key Features:

Offers classic games

Play Pictionary and charades

Electronic clues

Cost: Est. $33.89

26. MERGE Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android

Current Rating: 4.0

Not sure what to get the family this holiday season? How about some virtual reality? This system is compatible with any phone device and simply slides into the front holder. The soft material also makes sure there is no scratching on the face or cheeks when anyone wears it for too long. It’s also light, so no pulling on the neck. In addition, it has access to many 360-degree videos and can be taken literally anywhere.

Key Features:

Taste Awards 2017 honoree

Compatible with Android and iOS

Dial-input buttons

Cost: Est. $29.99

27. Musitrend LP 3-Speed Turntable

Current Rating: 3.7

Yes, it is true, this is a vinyl record player; however, it also has a bit of a twist. It is fully kitted and completely configured in order to be connected to modern entertainment setups and computers. It even has a small PC port on the back of it, which allows it to be connected directly to a PC via USB. Moreover, it comes with line-in and aux connection capabilities, making it compatible with any form of home theatre or media setup that you might have. While all this s going on, it is also able to provide top-notch record playing capabilities and actually excels at doing so.

Key Features:

Solid wood finishing

Two-way stereo system

12-month warranty

Cost: Est. $70

28. My Arcade Retro Arcade Machine

Current Rating: 3.7

This is a more modern and more compact adaptation of the arcade game machines of old; however this time, instead of requiring as much room as a file cabinet, it can neatly sit on your desk or coffee table. It features 200 of the most popular arcade games of all time. It also has the same intuitive and simple controls that arcade machines of the time used to have and can provide countless hours of entertainment. It is just like going to an old-time arcade.

Key Features:

Five-inch colour display

Authentic games

Portable

Cost: Est. $12.99

29. PALADA Military Sports Watch

Current Rating: 3.6

Right off the bat, the first thing that you will notice regarding this watch is the fact that it has a very sleek and elegant design while at the same time having all the functions and appeal of a sports watch. This is because this watch was designed to work and match a vast majority of apparel choices, from business to casual and sporty to smart. It features military-grade housing, while the actual belt and cover are made out of softer and more comfortable materials. This makes it easy and comfortable to wear while at the same time still capable and resilient.

Key Features:

Water-resistant

LED backlight

Shock-resistant

Cost: Est. $16.99

30. Personal Assistance Voice Dialer II by PAVDI

Current Rating: 2.3

The Personal Assistance Voice Dialer is essential for those of us worried about the men in our lives. With a backup battery, caller ID, and a range of 100-150 feet, this system is perfect for those with ongoing health issues. The best thing about this is there are also no monthly fees. That means for just one price, you get a waterproof life saver and feel safe knowing that if anything happens any one of the 30 stored numbers can be called.

Key Features:

Waterproof panic buttons

Talking caller ID

No monthly fees

Cost: Est. $109.77

31. PlayStation VR Launch Bundle

Current Rating: 4.2

While some might think that this is more of a starter kit for VR game, it is, in fact, a complete kit for VR games. This bundle includes everything that you need in order to properly get into VR gaming without having to get third-party hardware software or make any compromises. The kit includes the licensed Playstation VR headset, the motion hand controllers, and the optical tracking bar, as well as a VR game to get you started. With this set, you will be whisked away to an entirely different world.

Key Features:

Plug and play

120 frames per second

Advanced VR display

Cost: Est. $349

32. Universal Multi-Function Portable Spider Flexible Grip Holder

Current Rating: 4.0

The Rienar Portable Spider is the Grip Holder for everyone. Working in the shop, or out on a bike, the man in your life will love this. That’s because, with its adjustable arms, it can fit not only most locations you want to attach it to but it also grips cameras, phones, or even e-readers. That means devices don’t need to sit in dirt, liquid, or grime any longer. Plus, with metal inside and rubber on the outside, your electronics with stay safe and scratch free.

Key Features:

Soft-touch rubber

Universal

Use anywhere

Cost: Est. $4.99

33. Sades PS4 Gaming Headset

Current Rating: 3.7

With a sleek design, an elegant look, great compatibility, and clear sound features along with a powerful and clear microphone, this headset is able to take personal and multiplayer gaming to the next level. By default, this is compatible with any and all 3.5 mm audio jack connectors, making it great for both PC and console gaming; however, it still manages to bring an adapter and extender to the table. Furthermore, it can connect to older TV sets and even media stations. It is also very comfortable to wear, which makes it easy to spend hours of gaming, watching videos, or listening to music without feeling any strain on your ears.

Key Features:

Universal

Soft ear pads

Noise-isolating microphone

Cost: Est. $24.99

34. Samsung CFG70 Series 27-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor

Current Rating: 3.6

What makes this monitor great – and why it is one that is very sought-after by gamers everywhere – is the fact that it features a slight curve along its screen. This offers a field of view for shooting and military games, provides a better overlay and better vision for strategy games and gives a much more immersive experience for RPG and MMORPG games. Where a flat monitor is merely a small window into the world of gaming, curved ones are a step inside it. This is why this 27-inch curved monitor is currently one of the more popular choices for gamers everywhere, regardless of what genre, what experience level, and what dedication they might have.

Key Features:

Arena lighting

OSD dashboard menu

Dual-hinged arm

Cost: Est. $349.80

35. Samsung Electronics UN40MU6300 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Current Rating: 4.2

This is one of the latest generation smart TVs, with a massive 40-inch LED display and 4K video resolution capabilities as well as all the tools and programs that a smart TV needs. It is capable of delivering some of the clearest and most vibrant pictures that you can imagine because of the fact that it offers a resolution that is four times greater than other forms of high definition on the market. With its sleek and thin edge frame, watching videos, movies, and enjoying everything from your favourite soap opera to the news is now a more comfortable experience overall.

Key Features:

4X the resolution of HD

120 motion rate

Ultra dynamic contrast

Cost: Est. $432.94

36. SAVFY Light Night Bedside Lamp

Current Rating: 3.8

The light night bedside lamp is more than just a lamp; it is an early morning wake up call, a phone service recipient, and a microphone. That means it can become a communication device in the event a phone is misplaced. It also serves as an adorable way for kids to interact with their parents at night. Plus, it comes with a remote control for use even from a distance.

Key Features:

Up to 15 hours of lighting time

Built-in Mic

Bluetooth speaker

Cost: Est. $24.99

37. Seagate Backup 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

Current Rating: 4.0

There are many reasons why you would need to transport your data. Some of those reasons can include schoolwork, projects, personal hobbies, portfolios, company designs, prototypes, and more. While the need is there, there are quite a few solutions as well. However, none of them is as efficient and as accessible as this portable hard drive. This external hard drive is compatible with anything and everything that has a USB connection and can hold up to two terabytes of data, making it capable of transporting archives upon archives of data at the same time. Plus, it takes up no more space than a smartphone.

Key Features:

USB-powered

USB 3.0 connectivity

Quick file transfer

Cost: Est. $78.80

38. Shell-D RFID Aluminum Wallet Credit Card Holder

Current Rating: 4.5

With the rise of cybercrime and scan theft, people are looking for innovative ways to keep their finances free of hackers. This credit card holder is designed and manufactured in such a way that prevents scanning and keeps your information, as well as your bank account, safe and sound. It features a slim design that makes it easy to fit in your wallet. It also comes in a multitude of colours and shades. Plus, it gives you peace of mind where you no longer have to worry about your credit card information being stolen.

Key Features:

Rounded corners

Water-resistant

Puncture-resistant

Cost: Est. $8.99

39. Simon Electronic Memory Game

Current Rating: 4.1

If you ask your dad what his favourite game was as a kid, he might recall a dazzling memory game with bright colours. This game would light up in varying sequences requiring you to use your memory to replicate the sequence. It was called Simon Electronic Memory Game, and it’s back. This year, you can surprise the man in your life with a classic game that appeals to all ages. This game includes a tracking platform that not only tracks use but can compare it to your other players, as well. Simon is an enjoyable game that will bring hours of light-hearted entertainment.

Key Features:

Multi-player modes

Updated design

LCD counter

Cost: Est. $26.95

40. SNE Digital Sports Watch

Current Rating: 4.4

This digital sports watch can easily become the go-to for the sports fanatic in your family. The design is sleek and sporty, everything you would want in an athletic look. Yet, the band is so lightweight, the wearer will hardly notice it is on. Plus, it is waterproof allowing for fun water activities. Furthermore, you can’t beat the price.

Key Features:

Smooth band

Stainless steel clasp

Indoor and outdoor wear

Cost: Est. $12.99

41. Squirrel Products Lightning Reaction Shock Game

Current Rating: 4.2

This is is a simple character-building game. It relies on reaction time, calmness, and the ability of a player to tune his or her own reflexes to the point where they are lightning sharp. The idea is for each player to grab a handle, press the button, and wait for the suspenseful music to play. Once the music finishes, a light will shine in the middle, at which point all players have to pull the triggers on their handles as fast as possible. The last player gets a very small and very mild electrical jolt. Quite exciting, to say the least.

Key Features:

Variable shock control

Hours of fun

Normal or extreme games

Cost: Est. $34.95

42. The Bridge Direct Classic Football Game

Current Rating: 4.2

This is a more retro-style handheld football game that builds on the formula of modern handhelds but with a retro twist. First off, the game is, in fact, “Electronic Football,” the game that was made famous and earned a small cult following in previous generations. However, this time, instead of being a cumbersome arcade-style machine or a very bulky tabletop box, it is a small and compact handheld portable game. It has the same basic and intuitive controls; it still supports one-two player modes and runs on 3 AAA batteries. Easy peasy.

Key Features:

Lightweight

Upgraded sound effects

Retro fun

Cost: Est. $11.19

43. Moody Useless Box Kit

Current Rating: 4.2

This box is the most novel gift you can buy for any man this year. Each time you use it, it turns itself off. Turn the switch on; it turns itself off again. There really is no end to what you can do with this box, and it can even glow in red. The Useless Box Gift comes with clear instructions and provides endless trickery and enjoyment.

Key Features:

Hours of fun

Desk novelty

Keeps your fingers busy

Cost: $40.49

44. Tesla Coil Lighters

Current Rating: 4.0

If you know a man with a use for a lighter, then the Tesla lighter is rechargeable lighter and a must. It is easily rechargeable for hours of light ability. Plus, it is flameless, making it a much safer option over traditional lighters. For a personalized touch, you can engrave the body.

Key Features:

Windproof

Durable metal body

Flameless spark

Cost: Est. $16.99

45. KF04B Wireless RF Wallet Locator

Current Rating: 3.8

This is exactly what it sounds like: a remote-controlled key finding system that comes with four different coloured key chains and one remote control. When failing to find a specific set of keys, or when a family member has lost their set, simply push the button on the remote control that corresponds to that colour. A sound will ring out of the respective keychain and all you have to do is follow the sound to the keys. It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s small, it’s comfortable, and it’s perfect for everyone.

Key Features:

Portable

User-friendly

Ergonomic receivers

Cost: Est. $17.99

46. TaoTronic Magnetic Cell Phone Holder

Current Rating: 5.0

This is a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing alternative to the bulky and often cumbersome phone holders. It is literally what it says it is: a magnetic phone holder. It is easy to install; just place it on the dash of the car and stick your phone on top. While it is a magnetic holder, the magnetic values are kept so low that it will not interfere with the circuitry of the phones themselves. This means that it is completely safe to use. It also works well with all phones, regardless of make and model, as long as it has metallic components to adhere to the mount.

Key Features:

Elegant

360-degree rotation

Universal

Cost: Est. $6.99

47. CO-Z Illuminated LED Message Writing Board

Current Rating: 4.2

Have you ever been to a local restaurant with amazing menu boards? Maybe a man in your life has talked about a lighted sign at his friends’ place. Well, the CO-Z LED Message Board is one cool board. It comes with remote controlled colour options (for those fun days of goofing around), colour markers, cloth wipes, and an external adapter cord. Although usually found in a restaurant or bar, this light-weight board is perfect for teachers, home signs, or offices and is easy to use right out of the box.

Key Features:

Multiple uses

16 different colours

One-year limited warranty

Cost: Est. $44.99

48. WowWee – MiP the Toy Robot

Current Rating: 3.8

This is quite an intriguing toy that is designed and manufactured to work with modern day wireless technology and A.I. protocols. It is also a portable robot that can react to gestures and changes in its environment while at the same time providing hours and hours of amusement and entertainment. It relies on sensors to detect changes around it and responds to gestures, as well as simple interactions. Using wireless connectivity, it can connect and sync up to wireless and portable devices around the house. Plus, you can use its free app to control it from any phone, tablet, or computer.

Key Features:

GestureSense

Sound detection

Free app

Cost: Est. $51.99

49. YANX Handheld Game Console

Current Rating: 3.3

Tired of dealing with boredom on long trips or having to stand still in a confined space for long periods of time? Well, this nifty little handheld console might just be the thing that you need and want. It offers over 600 classic games plus room for extra cartridges. In addition, it delivers great fidelity and a great handheld experience, keeping the excitement up while at the same time keeping the costs down. Still, it is small enough to fit into an average pocket. And, with its user-friendly design, expect hours of gaming fun.

Key Features:

600+ games

Built-in rechargeable battery

Pocket-sized

Cost: Est. $49.99

50. Smart LED Light Bulb Bluetooth Speaker

Current Rating: 3.1

Now, your gift recipient will never have another excuse for sleeping past the alarm clock. With the smart LED Bluetooth multicoloured changing light system, you can control the colour and the sound for that morning alarm. The low-watt light bulb acts as a real light, but offers sound and changing colour options as well. It is truly customizable. On the other hand, you can download the app yourself and change the music to something a little less enjoyable for him and make sure your gift recipient gets out of bed quickly.

Key Features:

16 million supported colours

Smart functions

Compatible with Android and iOS

Cost: $25.99

There you have it, 50 options for a wonderful gift of electronics. Now, you can no longer say that you don’t know what gift to buy.

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