Spring is a time of renewal, and for many people, there’s reason to hope that Easter 2021 will mark the beginning of a return to normalcy after an extremely difficult year. If you’re in the mood to mark the occasion with some special gifts for your loved ones, we’ve got the ultimate list of Easter gifts for techies right here. If you have some gadget lovers in your life – and who doesn’t these days? – they are absolutely going to flip for these gift ideas.
Vaping Starter Kit
The COVID-19 pandemic has had ramifications for public health that have extended beyond the virus itself. Smoking rates have increased during the pandemic, perhaps due to factors such as stress and boredom. Vaping rates, meanwhile, have declined. These statistics suggest that people are consuming more cigarettes, that some nonsmokers or former smokers have returned to tobacco use and possibly even that some vapers have returned to smoking. The potential ramifications for public health will continue long after the pandemic has ended.
If you happen to know someone who has given up on vaping and gone back to smoking, maybe you can renew that person’s interest in vaping by giving them a shiny new vape kit for Easter. The SMOK Rigel is a great choice. It’s an unbelievably powerful 230-watt vape mod that includes a compatible tank and features a beautiful carbon fiber external case along with a large and bright full-color display.
Without a doubt, wireless earbuds have been the biggest trend in personal audio over the past couple of years. Bluetooth audio has finally come of age, and there is simply no reason why anyone in your life should spend their time tethered to their phone or computer by traditional wired earbuds when they want to listen to music. Wireless earbuds connect to your device quickly and easily. They feature much better drivers than traditional earbuds, allowing them to generate richer bass frequencies and to reproduce your favorite music in much greater detail than the wired earbuds of the past.
The thing that gadget lovers really enjoy about wireless earbuds, though, is the fact that they’re designed to remain in the ears all day without becoming uncomfortable or getting between you and the outside world. Here are just a few of the features that you can expect to find in the best wireless earbuds.
- Vents allow your ears to maintain pressure equilibrium
- Interchangeable silicone covers allow a perfect fit for any ear shape
- Dual-facing microphones allow you to enhance incoming sounds – or cancel them out – depending on the situation
Nintendo Game & Watch
The past year hasn’t been the greatest time for gamers. New consoles launched and were immediately snatched up by scalpers, and the situation was even worse for PC gamers. The global shortage of semiconductors has helped to make every new video card virtually impossible to buy at a reasonable price. The video card shortage has gotten so bad that you can’t even expect to find a bargain on a previous-generation model; older video cards remain as costly as they were when they first came out.
One thing that you can still get at a reasonable price, though – at least until the limited-edition production run sells out – is a slice of pure, wholesome gaming fun that’s just as vital today as it was during your childhood. We’re talking, of course, about the Super Mario Bros. edition of Nintendo’s Game & Watch. A beautiful display piece, the Game & Watch is a fully functional digital clock that randomly plays 35 built-in animations while displaying the current time. More importantly, the Game & Watch includes three games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Game & Watch: Ball. The controller is precise, and the screen is bright and easy to view. Vintage gaming doesn’t get any better.
One thing that has definitely changed over the past year is the way in which people buy their everyday items. There’s a good chance that you’re having more things shipped to your door now than ever before. More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the major shipping companies are still completely overwhelmed with packages, and shipments routinely take longer than expected. It’s even completely possible that consumer shipments will never return to their previous volumes; once consumers change their buying habits, it takes a very long time for them to return to their old patterns – if they ever do.
One unfortunate side effect of the increase in deliveries to consumers is the fact that thefts of deliveries from peoples’ porches is also on the rise. Hopefully, you and those you love haven’t been unlucky enough to have packages stolen. Even if that’s the case, though, it’s not a bad idea to consider what you can do to enhance home security for yourself and your loved ones. Sometimes, simply knowing that their actions are being recorded can be enough to deter people from trespassing or stealing, and a video doorbell is the ideal solution for that. A video doorbell automatically records everything that happens at your door and uploads all videos to the cloud for instant retrieval from anywhere. It’s a great gift for the gadget lovers in your life, and it’s also a perfect idea for those – like your parents, perhaps – who might not be so technically inclined.
Portable USB Power Bank
One thing this winter has taught us is that even the most reliable power grids can become overloaded during periods of extremely high demand. Although we can all look forward to some beautiful spring weather very soon, springtime also means that summer is just around the corner. With more people than ever working from home, power demands are likely to spike when the weather begins to heat up. Just about every portable device in your home can accept a charge from a USB power source, and that means a portable USB power bank is one of the most useful things that you can have during an unexpected power outage. A USB power bank is a surprisingly affordable gift that just about anyone can use. It’s a great Easter gift to pick up for a boss or coworker.