Gift Guide Stories December 14, 2021

Over the last few years, the way we get work done has changed dramatically. For many, “the office” can now be just about anywhere with an internet connection. Here are some gift ideas for the professional who’s always on the move.

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Gift Guide Stories December 13, 2021

If you put off shopping or just want to find a good last-minute gift for someone in your life who has an Android phone or loves Google products, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best gifts you can get for an Android user that are shipped quickly or can be purchased locally for under $100.

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Gift Guide Stories November 26, 2021

The forever war looms on: iPhone or Android. Well, for those thinking of switching to an Android device from an Apple device, things have never been easier. There are so many accessories and devices that work well together to provide the same experience on a different platform. Let’s dig into these devices and accessories with our best gear for those looking to switch to Android.

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Gift Guide Stories November 25, 2021

Black Friday and associated holiday sales are some of the best times to buy a smartwatch, but many Android users don’t have a definitive go-to option for a smartwatch. In late 2021, these are the best smartwatches you can buy for nearly any Android phone.

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Gift Guide Stories November 23, 2021

These are the best Android smartphones [Late 2021]

The end of the year is often a great time to buy a new smartphone as holiday discounts abound. If you’re looking to get a new device, here are some of the best Android phones we’d recommend in late 2021.

Gift Guide Stories December 14, 2020

If there is one positive that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, it’s hopefully a look at the work-from-home model and how it has some serious advantages for certain industries. If you’ve transitioned to working from home — and are set to continue for the foreseeable future — then these accessories and extras might be ideal.

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Gift Guide Stories December 9, 2020

This year has marked a fantastic step forward for Chromebooks of all budgets, and just in time for the holiday season, we’ve rounded up the best Chromebooks that you can buy for yourself or give to others.

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Gift Guide Stories December 7, 2020

The accelerated death of the headphone port (or jack) on many flagship smartphones increased usage and prevalence of Bluetooth earbuds such as the Pixel Buds, which means that finding accessories and extras is becoming a minefield. We’re going to simplify that process with our dedicated gift guide for wireless audio.

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Gift Guide Stories December 2, 2020

In addition to taking a picture with the Android statue and Stan, any visit to the Googleplex in Mountain View is not complete without a gift shop visit. Fortunately, you can browse the Google Merchandise Store online, and we’ve compiled the absolute best gifts to buy.

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Gift Guide Stories November 30, 2020

As the end of the year approaches, new phones are on the minds of many between holiday discounts and buying gifts for family members. If you’re looking for the best Android smartphones available today, here are our top picks.

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Gift Guide Stories December 16, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you’ve barely started buying gifts for your family and friends, and it’s really starting to set in that Christmas is just a little over a week away. Good thing Amazon Prime 1-day shipping exists, right? Here’s some of our top last minute gift picks for Android fans — the one requirement being that they’re available for shipping or in-store pickup in time for Christmas…

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Gift Guide Stories December 6, 2019

If you’re the “techie” of your family, you’re probably going to be bombarded by tech support questions over the holidays this month. If you want some simple tech gifts to offer up to the family that will make their lives a little easier going into the new year, here are a few suggestions.

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Gift Guide Stories December 2, 2019

As our lives become ever more connected to the digital world, technology creates new ways to help us get work done and to unwind with a bit of play at the end of the day (or whenever you can squeeze in a few minutes). Here are some of the best gifts you can give to anyone in your life who works hard and plays hard.

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Gift Guide Stories December 1, 2019

There is more to your home than meets the eye. Some of your regular old appliances and non-smart technology can tap into the power of the Google Assistant and we have the perfect gifts to turn friends, relatives, or your own home into a certified Google smart home.

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Gift Guide Stories November 30, 2019

Buying for someone that wants a truly portable office means they’ll need a few core pieces to ensure that you can work from just about anywhere, and this gift guide for digital nomads contains a few ‘must-haves’ to get started.

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Gift Guide Stories November 29, 2019

Photography is a great hobby to get into and as our smartphones get better and better at the task, you can capture killer shots just with your smartphone. If you want to get gifts for mobile smartphone photography here are a few options.

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Gift Guide Stories November 28, 2019

9to5Google Gift Guide: Best gifts for the everyday futurist

Next year starts a new decade, and that’s truly wild. If there’s one ’20s resolution you should subscribe to, it’s living a futuristic lifestyle. These futuristic gifts let you inject tomorrow into your giving and day-to-day affairs.

Gift Guide Stories November 27, 2019

Buying for somebody that has it all is damn well near impossible. Nobody fits that mold better than tech early adopters/enthusiasts. In this gift guide, we have some ideas for techies who are into Google and Android. The central conceit is finding upgrade gifts and trinkets that an Android fan might not otherwise get themselves.

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Gift Guide Stories December 12, 2018

As the end of the year quickly approaches, you’re probably looking for gifts for friends and loved ones. Over the years, I’ve had the tremendous pleasure of using dozens of great tech products, and I’ve rounded up some of my recommendations for Android accessories and smart home products in this gift guide.

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Gift Guide Stories December 8, 2018

Buying useful gifts for a ‘techy’ has historically been difficult due to gadgets being inherently pricey. Fortunately, that has changed in recent years, with Made by Google’s latest lineup coming in at all price points. In our latest gift guide, we have compiled the best Google and Android stocking stuffers.

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Gift Guide Stories December 6, 2018

It’s taken me a couple of years to achieve what I would call a complete Everyday Carry set up that includes just a little bit of everything to allow me to — potentially — be 100% mobile at a moment’s notice with these best Everyday Carry gifts.

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Gift Guide Stories November 30, 2018

With Made by Google now in its third year, it is simpler than ever to get or introduce someone into the ecosystem where Assistant and AI are central to the experience. Our best Google products gift guide comes in at all categories — like best phones, best speakers, best accessories, and best Chromebooks — and price ranges, making it especially easy to be treated this season or to treat others.

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Gift Guide Stories November 28, 2018

Abner’s 9to5Google Gift Guide: Best futuristic tech gifts

The theme for my annual guide is futuristic tech gifts and how to live a life filled with pleasurable, little interactions that elevate you from the conventional present. All technology is inherently futuristic, but some scream “sci-fi” more than others. There are gadgets that speak to our primal conception of “cool” and without further ado, let’s get started.

Gift Guide Stories November 27, 2018

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view, there’s a decent chance you’ve picked up a Google Pixelbook on sale, either for yourself or a loved one. A premium high-end laptop like the Pixelbook would be well-complemented with some accessories. In this gift guide, we’ve got everything you need to know about the Pixelbook accessories worth buying.

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Gift Guide Stories November 22, 2018

Android TV is growing quickly as an excellent home for streaming media on your TV, but its success certainly relies on the hardware you’ll find it on. This holiday season, let’s take a quick look at the best Android TV boxes and televisions you can buy today.

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Gift Guide Stories November 21, 2018

This year has seen an incredible number of consumer-minded Chrome OS devices released. Combined with the latest advancements of Chrome OS, including Linux app support, there’s never been a better time to give your friends or loved ones a Chromebook. We’ve distilled the best down to five for this year’s Chromebook gift guide.

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Gift Guide Stories November 20, 2018

The holidays are approaching and there are some killer deals out there for a smartwatch to go along with your new Android phone. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your choices, we’ve selected the top 5 best Android smartwatches you can pick up this holiday season.

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Gift Guide Stories November 19, 2018

It’s that time of the year again: time to start buying gifts for the friends and loved ones in your life. For many, a new phone would make a perfect gift, but not all of us have the budget to give a flagship phone. We’ve slimmed down the massive number of affordable phones on the market to five in our Best Affordable Android Phones Gift Guide.

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Gift Guide Stories November 16, 2018

With the holidays approaching and all of the associated sales, you might be on the market for a new Android phone as a gift for someone, if not yourself. There are a ton of great options out there, so it might be hard to narrow it down. In this Best Android Phones Gift Guide, let’s take a look at our picks for the best Android phones you can buy today, and some of the best holiday deals on those devices too.

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Gift Guide Stories February 9, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The best presents for your Android-loving techie

We’re less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, so now is the perfect time to pick up a gift for that special somebody. Below are a handful of great options for your tech-loving significant other…

Gift Guide Stories December 19, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you have noticed that the holidays are now upon us and you haven’t bought gifts for everyone just yet. Thankfully, there is still time to pick up or order some last minute gifts. Here are a couple of items that are still in stock and can be at your door in time for the big day…

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Gift Guide Stories December 7, 2017

As we move forward into December, we are quickly approaching the holiday season. As it’s 2017, there are applications and smart home products that can help you not only get into the holiday spirit but also help you control your decorations using your phone and Google Assistant. Here are just a handful of apps and products to help you make it through the festivities…

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Gift Guide Stories December 6, 2017

With new hardware and software options that continue to get better and better, there’s no time like the present to buy a smartwatch. While iOS users are pretty limited in what they could buy, Android users have too many choices to count. Not sure where to start looking? Let’s go over some of the best options…

Since the holidays are here, you’re probably looking at this list to find the best smartwatch as a gift for someone, so unlike our usual list, this month we’re going to give you a couple of top picks.

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Gift Guide Stories December 5, 2017

Chrome OS used to be the laughingstock of the OS wars, but today it holds a strong place in the market. Thanks to Android apps, the OS is only becoming more and more useful too. One of the hardest parts of Chrome OS, though, is picking a machine to run it on. So, let’s take a look at the best Chromebooks you can buy today…

Since the holidays are here, you’re probably looking at this list to find the best Chromebook as a gift for someone, so unlike our usual list, this month we’re going to give you a couple of top picks.

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Gift Guide Stories December 4, 2017

Gift Guide: Best affordable Android phones you can buy [December 2017]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen a lot of big releases in the budget market lately, so let’s take a look at the best affordable Android devices you can buy today.

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can buy as of December 2017.

Since the holidays are here, you’re probably looking at this list to find the best phone as a gift for someone, so unlike our usual list, this month we’re going to give you a couple of top picks.

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Gift Guide Stories November 28, 2017

As the year comes to a close, most people are looking for gifts for family and friends. I’ve had the pleasure of using many of the best smartphones, laptops, headphones, accessories, and more through the year, so here are some of my recommendations.

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Gift Guide Stories August 11, 2017

It’s back to school season, and that means you now have a good excuse to buy that new laptop or smartphone to help you through your studies. This list, with options from several different price brackets for each category, is everything we recommend for those looking to update their tech gear…

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Gift Guide Stories December 11, 2016

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On the whole, tablets are a bit of a dying form factor, but they still have a place for many customers, and make great gifts for kids as well. There is, of course, the iPad, which is a great product. However, if you’re looking for something less expensive, or just something with Android, here are some of the best options you can buy.

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Gift Guide Stories December 7, 2016

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As the year comes to a close, many of us are on the hunt for gifts for our friends and family. If you’re hunting for those who are fans of all things Google or just tech in general, you’ve come to the right place.

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Gift Guide Stories November 21, 2016

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If you’re looking to buy an Android phone for one of your loved ones this holiday season, we’ve got you covered here at 9to5Google. We’ve had our hands on most Android phones that have hit the market over the last 12 months, and now it’s time to decide which are the best of the best. We’ve decided on four specific Android handsets that should be your go-to if you’re looking a great Android gift…

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Gift Guide Stories June 8, 2016

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There are a ton of deals on tech and more right now in the lead up to Father’s Day. Together with 9to5Toys & Canary, we’re keeping track of all the best deals and we’ve collected all the handy links in the hub below.

Bookmark this page and keep checking back for more as we add the latest from 9to5Toys ahead of Father’s Day on June 19.

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Gift Guide Stories December 20, 2015

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If you’re looking to shop for the Google lovers in your life, time is running out if you want to receive items by Christmas. Thankfully, the Google Store is offering free overnight shipping until December 22nd, and Amazon Prime members of course have the option to go with free 2-day shipping on a huge number of items. We’ve compiled a list of the best of the best products from the gift guides that we’ve put together over the last months or so, and all of these items — should you order them within a day or two of this publishing — should make it to your doorstep in time for Christmas…

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Gift Guide Stories December 3, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Gear Live $80, Jabra MOVE Bluetooth Headphones $60, Quadcopter w/ HD Camera $39, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

 

Samsung Android Wear-powered Gear Live: $80 shipped (Reg. $150) | eBay

Bluetooth Headphones: AUSDOM M04 Over-Ears $30 (Reg. $43), Jabra MOVE On-ears $60 (Reg. $90), more

Daily Deals: 6-axis Gyro RC Quadcopter w/ HD Camera $39, Energy Bookshelf Speakers pair $100more

LG G Watch R Android Wear watch: $180 shipped (Reg. $290) | eBay

9to5Google Gift Guide: Stephen, Abner, and Cam’s favorite Chrome and Android-powered products

9to5Google Gift Guide: Great Android phones at Black Friday prices

9to5Google Gift GuideThe best Chromebooks for everyone

9to5Google Gift Guide: These are the best Android wearables

9to5Google Gift GuideNovelty swag presents for the ultimate Android fan in your life

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Knock out a huge chunk of your Xmas list with Razor sale at Amazon, scooters start at $14, electric ride-ons $19, go cartsmore

Host a Christmas party that doesn’t suck with these rowdy adult board games

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MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Free PS Plus Games for December: Far Cry 3, Gaunlet Slayer Edition, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for December: Thief, Adventures of Van Helsing, Sacred 3, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Sugr Cube enters the fray of Wi-Fi speakers with touch-based controls & a myriad of sources

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We’re well in to holiday shopping season now. Assuming you’ve picked up some of our recommended Android phones, smartwatches and Chromebooks, there are still some great novelty items out there for the Android fan in your life. Whether you’re looking for collectibles, clothing that shows off your allegiance to all-things Google, or something fun, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best little items to buy for Android fans…

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Gift Guide Stories December 2, 2015

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Google makes a huge array of different products and a huge portion of the world uses Android every day. My two esteemed colleagues have covered the full breadth of Android and Google-y gifts for those you care about, but I’m doing just the bare essentials with my gift guide. Here we go…

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Gift Guide Stories December 1, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Acer 1.5GHz Chromebox $120, LG G Watch $80, Anker 4-Port USB Charger $14, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

 

Acer 1.5GHz Chromebox w/Keyboard+Mouse, more: $120 shipped ($60 off)

LG G Watch Android Wear watch: $80 shipped (Reg. $150) | AT&T

Anker USB Power Deals: 4-port 36W Wall Charger $14 (Reg. $20), 12W Car Charger w/ Lightning Cable $10 (Reg. $14), more

9to5Google Gift Guide: Stephen and Cam’s favorite Chrome and Android-powered products

9to5Google Gift Guide: Great Android phones at Black Friday prices

9to5Google Gift GuideThe best Chromebooks for everyone

9to5Google Gift Guide: These are the best Android wearables

Storage Deals: PNY 128GB SDXC Flash Card $40, PNY 64GB Flash Drive $15 Prime shippedmore

Kindle First Books for December: Out of Sorts, A Death in Sweden, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Networking: HooToo 802.11n Travel Router $15 (Reg. $20), more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Free PS Plus Games for December: Far Cry 3, Gaunlet Slayer Edition, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for December: Thief, Adventures of Van Helsing, Sacred 3, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Unboxing and Review: Star Wars Battlefront limited edition PS4 is out of this galaxy [Video]

Mohu launches a “high-end” speaker with built-in Android display, save 10%

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Android Wear smartwatches may not be as much of a “hot gift” this year as the Apple Watch is, but if you have friends without an iPhone, going with an Android-based smartwatch is pretty much your only option if you want to gift them a wearable. There are a lot of options to pick from across many different price points, but we’re here to help you pick out the perfect combo of fashion and tech for your loved one… expand full story

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