AA holiday gift guide 2019: Eight gift ideas for a technophobe
Some people are afraid of new tech. Let's change that with our eight best gift ideas for technophobes.
December 21, 2019
They live among us. Silent, hidden in the shadows, still flipping phones and checking their answering machines. They swear on their ancient, dust-covered PC from 2003 and are endlessly upset at Microsoft abandoning Windows XP. They even wear normal watches.
Yes, the technophobe leads an extraordinarily unplugged life. Luckily for us tech-lovers, the religion of cool gadgets always takes on new converts. The holiday season only makes it easier to take the technophobe in your life and turn them into tech fanatics.
With that in mind, here are eight perfect gift ideas to get the technophobe in your life enthusiastic about technology.
Google Nest Mini
The Google Nest Mini is the perfect assistant to have around the house. Boasting a better speaker with improved bass over the original Home Mini, this smart speaker will keep even the most technophobic person happy. Whether it's hands-free Spotify or Google Podcasts listening, the Nest Mini is more than meets the eye.
With a 300-pixel-per-inch anti-glare display, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will have even the most scrupulous technophobe reading pool-side all day. Eyes getting tired? The Paperwhite also features Audible integration and up to 32GB of storage to store hundreds of books.
Is your technophobe looking to get more active or is already a fitness fanatic? Look no further than the Fitbit Versa 2. The Versa 2 comes with all the bells and whistles of more expensive smartwatches, including fitness, sleep and 24/7 heart rate tracking.
The Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker takes most of the hassle out of brewing coffee. Using the Alexa app or an Alexa device, you can start brewing, change the brew strength, or turn off the coffee maker. You can even set morning routines to program to brew, letting you get out the door faster.
The Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds will make even the most tech-wary person enjoy them. That's thanks to the clean sound, IP55 rating for water and dust resistance, and small design for comfortable listening sessions. The 7.5-hour battery life of the earbuds and 20.5-hour battery life of the case will keep the technophobe in your life listening all day.
The Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell is here to keep technophobes resting easy. With HDR, a 160-degree field of view, and 1600 x 1200 video resolution, the doorbell spots everything from visitors to packages waiting for you with clarity. It can also continuously record video and recognize loved ones.
Peel the stubborn technophobe away from their flip phone with the Google Pixel 3a. Google's affordable offering features the simplicity of stock Android. Premium features like a 12.2MP camera with Night Sight, stereo speakers, and a 3,000mAh battery make the Pixel 3a a great overall phone.
Does the technophobe in your life love movies? The Amazon Fire HD 10's 10.1-inch 1080p screen and stereo speakers make for an awesome movie-watching experience. Pair this with a 12-hour battery life and snappy performance from the octa-core processor, and your technophobe will be a very happy couch potato.<br />