Top Tech Gift Ideas For Black Friday And Cyber Monday Shoppers
Black Friday 2017 Tech Editor's Gift Picks under $999
The Garmin Fenix 3 HR is multi-sport compatible, GPS-enabled smartwatch and fitness tracker. Its 1.2-inch high-resolution Chroma Display is housed behind a high-strength domed sapphire lens that is extremely durable. It can track heart rate and oxygen levels as well as advanced running dynamics, while tracking the path of your runs with the build-in GPS. You can even customize your watch face, add data fields, and get apps and widgets. The Fenix 3 HR watch auto-calibrates its Altimeter, Barometer and Compass sensors using its GPS receiver and will also automatically set the time based on your location. For an additional cost, it can be paired with an external temperature sensor as well.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB - Starting at $369.99
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB is a compact, durable, lightweight, and fast external solid state storage device. Its 64-layer 3D V-NAND flash memory and USB 3.1 interface offers transfer rates up to 540MB/s, though it is still backward compatible with older USB standards as well -- it just won't be as fast. It has built AES 256-bit encryption which is enabled through proprietary software available for Windows, Android, and Mac OSX. Its all aluminum case is available in two colors: black and the blue shown above. It is also available in four capacities (2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 250GB). For more information, read the review here.
Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB AIC - Starting at $389.99
Looking for the best, most bleeding edge solid state storage on the market? Well, look no further. The Intel Optane 900P is the most responsive and durable SSD on the market. Its 3D XPoint Memory technology coupled with a customer controller and PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 interface delivers more than 2GB/s of read performance, with exceptional random 4K transfers. It delivers much lower latency as well, giving all around better response times even under heavy loads. The 5 year warranty and high endurance rating are exception too. For a more detailed analysis, check out the review here.
Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera - Starting at $399.99
Compact, point-and-shoot cameras aren't typically very durable, but that's not the case with the Olympus TG-5. This compact, yet high-quality shooter, is water-proof to 50ft, shock-proof from a drop of 7ft., crush-proof up to 220lb, freeze-proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dust-proof as well. It is also a strong, all around point and click camera with a 12MP sensor that can take burst shots at up 20FPS, and shoot 4K video as well. The camera seconds as a compass and altimeter if you're the hiking type, and it can geo-tag your pics accordingly.
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 - Starting at $479.99
The Netgear Alro Pro 2 is a two camera home security system with true HD, 1080p resolution cameras. It features fully wireless and cordless cameras for both indoor or outdoor operation and they IP65-certified Arlo Pro cameras will brave all weather conditions too. The two-way audio for the cameras let you speak to visitors, parcel carriers, or anyone else that comes knocking. And for the less savory types, the built-in 100 decibel siren is enough to disrupt any nefarious individuals as well. The system offers free 7-day backup storage and recording can also be offloaded to an external USB storage device should you need to archive any footage.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G - Starting at $817.10
If you are looking for one of the best gaming graphics cards currently available, look no further than the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G. It is one of the most powerful, factory overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards on the market, and it offers cool and quiet operation too. With a DVI-D, 2 x DisplayPorts and 2 x HDMI outputs, it can support a wide variety of monitor configurations and its performance make it a great match for a 4K display. For our in-depth analysis, check out the full review here.