A Tech Gift Guide for the Class of 2020

Graduation is more than a ceremony. It’s a rite of passage that honors years of hard work and dedication.

This year, the class of 2020 is having to find creative ways to celebrate as we learn to navigate life — and its big milestones — in a pandemic.

You may not be able to attend a ceremony or graduation party in person, but you can still congratulate the grads in your life with a thoughtful gift as they prepare for college or move on to their next adventure. 

Here are a few ideas from our graduation gift guide.

TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug: With Kasa Smart plugs, you’re gifting complete control of smart home tech. Using your tablet, smartphone or smart speaker, you can turn devices on and off, create schedules and even set timers for your lights or music from anywhere.

PopSockets PopWallet+ Case: A great upgrade for any smartphone. Not only is it simple to secure onto the back of your phone, it can easily store credit cards and double as a stand for hands-free viewing.

Roku 4k Streaming Player: This device makes it possible to control all of your streaming with one remote, offering endless hours of entertainment with access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes from platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video.

2020 Tile Mate Tracker: Tile Mate is a Bluetooth tracker that can be attached to or placed inside everyday items, so you never lose them again. Simply use the Tile app to locate misplaced items like keys, wallets, pet collars, remotes or laptops, whether they’re nearby or far away.

Instant Pot Multi-Cooker: The kitchen appliance that works both as a slow cooker and a pressure cooker, with the ability to transform frozen food to hot meals in a matter of minutes. This is the perfect tool to help squeeze in some cooking time between classes or before work.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker: The perfect way for the new grad to start their day. The strength control lets you make the perfect cup of coffee, plus it’s travel mug-friendly.

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth speaker: Whether you want to use it at home or take it to the park, this wireless speaker is easy to grab and go. It’s durable, water-resistant and plays up to 16 hours of audio on a single charge.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones: These noise-cancelling headphones have 30 hours of battery life and automatically detect activity, such as walking or waiting, and adjust ambient sound settings just for you. They’re great for jam sessions before class or to keep the world out while working.

Apple MacBook Air 13.3″: The MacBook Air is made from 100% recycled aluminum and comes in silver, space gray and gold. This latest model features 11 hours of battery life, Touch ID fingerprint recognition, a backlit Magic Keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad.  

Google Pixelbook Go 13.3″ Touch-Screen Chromebook: This Chromebook is super light (2 pounds) and super thin (13 millimeters). This model features a backlit keyboard with ultra-quiet “Hush Keys,” as well as built-in virus protection and cloud backup.

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