From adding CarPlay to your vehicle to MagSafe iPhone mounts and the best charging cables for car rides, we’ve got must-have recommendations that make great gifts — even if you’re shopping for yourself.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 29
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 25
The Christmas shopping season has officially begun, and since it’s time for HomeKit Weekly, I thought I’d take the time to provide an update on my top HomeKit devices that would be the perfect gift under the Christmas tree for a smart home enthusiast. I’ve been doing these articles for a few years now, and in that time I’ve seen so many great HomeKit products from a variety of manufacturers. With the rollout of Matter and Thread, it’s never been a better time to start building your perfect smart home on the foundation of HomeKit!
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 17, 2021
Even though more products than usual are back-ordered until after Christmas, it’s not too late to snap up some excellent tech gifts in time for this holiday season. Read on for 9to5Mac recommendations for last-minute tech gifts under $100 that should make it to your door by December 25.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 30, 2021
Buying gadget gifts for fellow techies isn’t too difficult: You’ll likely know the things they’ve had their eye on. But there are some gadgets that non-techies will love, too.
The secret with making your choices is to discount the Gadget Factor we all love, and to think about things which will either enhance the pleasure friends and family get from their existing interests and passions, or which make their life easier.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 29, 2021
While iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch are definitely some of the most desired devices for the holiday season, it can also be a great time to buy a new Mac. Whether you’re about to get your first Mac or even if you already have one, check out our list of the best accessories that will enhance your Mac experience.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 25, 2021
Photography and videography gifts are a great option for anyone who sees their iPhone as a camera first and a phone second. Many of the options are equally useful for those who also shoot with a mirrorless or DSLR camera.
Here are some ideas for gifts at all budget levels, from stocking-filler to main present…
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 24, 2021
Gifting smart health/fitness devices can be really thoughtful but it can also be tough to figure out what to pick. Below we’ve got a roundup of some of the best smart health/fitness devices from the top smart scales, a self-cleaning water bottle, metabolic analyzer, as well as advice if you’re thinking about gifting a smartwatch.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 23, 2021
With the holiday shopping season already in full swing, it can be challenging to shop for someone who already has all of the latest Apple gadgets. Thankfully, that’s where accessories come in. From very cheap products to some more expensive ones, you can find something for an iPhone, iPad, or even Mac user with no problem. And, trust me, they would love to get any one of these accessories.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 22, 2021
It’s time once more for my audio gift guide, and I’m again attempting to offer options at a range of price points – while mostly sticking to premium products.
For me, a premium audio product is one of the best possible gifts for music lovers, for two reasons. First, most people listen to music every day, so it’s a gift they will enjoy more frequently than almost anything else you could buy them. Second, giving someone access to better audio quality can massively increase the pleasure they get from listening to music …
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 19, 2021
With the holiday shopping season already in full swing, one of the most popular gifts this year will undoubtedly be Beats wireless earbuds, such as Beats Studio Buds, Beats Fit Pro, and Powerbeats Pro.
With three different variations to choose from, making the buying decision can be tricky. Read on as we compare the Beats Studio Buds, Beats Fit Pro, and Powerbeats Pro to complement your gifts this year.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 18, 2020
Even though more products than usual are already back-ordered past Christmas, it’s not too late to get some excellent tech gifts in time for this holiday. Here are some 9to5Mac recommendations for last-minute tech gifts for under $100.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 10, 2020
This year is more interesting when it comes to iPhone wallets as 2020 marks Apple’s true foray into the market with the MagSafe reboot and the iPhone 12 lineup enabling its Leather Wallet. However, there are a lot of other great options available with different pros and cons. We’ll also take a look at some smart/standalone wallet options. Let’s dive into the iPhone wallet gift guide!
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 4, 2020
Gifting smart health/fitness devices can be really thoughtful and helpful but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out which one to pick. Below we’ve got a roundup of great options for everyone from those just getting started to super fit family or friends.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 1, 2020
For the past couple of years, my gadget gift guide has focused on audio products. But the truth is, this is now a relatively static market. New products come along, of course, but many of my recommendations remain unchanged, so check out last year’s guide for inspiration for music lovers. This covers in-ear and over-ear headphones, portable speakers, and home speakers.
This year, I’ve opted for a more eclectic range of gadget gifts, aiming to include recommendations at all budgets. However, I do, of course, need to make one obvious addition on the audio front…
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 29, 2020
The holidays are upon us, and as usual, improving my home with HomeKit is always on my mind. One of the things I love about HomeKit is that it’s not just about making your life more comfortable to use or more fun, it can undoubtedly improve security as well. As you think about the best HomeKit gifts for 2020, here are some essential items to keep your home secure before and after the holiday season.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 15, 2019
There are less than two weeks left in the holiday shopping season, and time is running out to buy online. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a tech fan in your life without breaking the bank, read on as we highlight some must-have technology gifts under $50 that will arrive before Christmas.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 29, 2019
It can be easy to pick up tech products and accessories that end up serving a single purpose or don’t end up being used as much as you imagined. That’s even truer during the holidays when discounts and deals abound. In the spirit of high functionality and usefulness, let’s take a look at some of the best travel tech out there that you or your loved ones will also find valuable for everyday use at home or the office.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 26, 2019
It’s no coincidence that I’m again choosing to put together an audio gift guide this year. There are few greater gifts you can offer someone than that of great sound.
It probably wasn’t actually Plato who said it, but I’m very much of this view:
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
To me, great music deserves to be heard properly, whether that’s through headphones or speakers…
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories November 25, 2019
With the growing adoption of smart speakers like Apple’s HomePod and Amazon’s Echo family, plus continued refinement of HomeKit, smart home products are becoming more and more popular. With that in mind, smart home accessories like lighting, sensors, smart locks, plugs, and more are bound to be popular gifts this holiday season.
For the Apple user in your life looking to turn their home into a smart home, here are some of 9to5Mac’s top picks in each category of accessories.
How do you shop for a tech-savvy person who buys the latest of everything before the holidays arrive? I am totally that person for my family when it comes to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
That’s why I’m approaching my gift recommendations this year a bit different. Last year I covered an area of great interest and expertise with smart home products, and most of those picks are still applicable.
But there’s also a lot of new technology out this year as well as gadgets I’ve received for testing — new technology that I’m super glad to see exist. Read on to see my favorite picks for new tech that I’m grateful for this year.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 17, 2018
Smart home products make great gifts. Shiny new toys to play with over the holidays, and utility that lasts all year long. Products that work with Apple HomeKit are a big part of modern smart home setups. HomeKit accessories from a variety of brands work with Apple’s Home app and with voice control through Siri.
Apple’s smart home framework doesn’t cover the full range of what you might need for a smart home, however, which is where Amazon Alexa can help. There are also things to consider when buying for smart home enthusiasts like upgraded network options, network-attached storage for serving media and storing backups, and ways to integrate charging stations throughout the house.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 16, 2018
The modern world of life is simple. People that use technology spend a lot of time at their desks. As both a developer and writer, I am in front of my MacBook Pro for tens of hours a week.
Here’s some tech picks that can complement your own desk life, and they make great gifts for others too.
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 8, 2018
Apple announced its latest generation iPad Pro just under a month ago now. And with it came some important changes such as the addition of USB-C and moving the Smart Connector to the back of the device.
Many users, including myself, have picked up or are looking to pickup an iPad (Pro, or not) this holiday season. I’ve gone through a ton of different accessories and here are my recommendations for iPad accessories to pick up this holiday season…
9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide Stories December 7, 2018
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