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SitePoint Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Nov 25, 2022

Black Friday is here — the largest shopping day of the yr, and likewise the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Should you haven’t yet decided what to purchase for the geek in your life — or perhaps you would like some ideas of top tech to placed on your personal wishlist, and even buy for yourself! — the SitePoint team has put together a couple of suggestions. Here’s our gift guide with the tools, gadgets, and toys that we’d prefer to see wrapped up under our trees on Christmas Day!

Home Office

Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards have risen in popularity in recent times, especially with the developer community. These keyboards use mechanical switches that encourage more confidence than typical squishy membrane keyboards. What’s more, they could be higher to your health, especially in the event you’re a heavy typist. We just like the Keychron V5 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard. It’s inexpensive, customizable, solid, super stable, and wireless. If the Keychron’s not for you, there are a selection of great options available; try our overview here.

Desk Decluttering

A combined monitor riser and smart storage system, Grovemade’s Desk Shelf System is offered in three sizes. It looks great and provides handy storage for all of the stuff that otherwise clutters up your desk.

Monitor

Image of the monitor

We love the Dell 27 4K UHD USB-C Monitor – S2722QC. It’s Wirecutter’s current selection of best 4K monitor, saying “it’s a high quality, color-accurate display that may charge your laptop over USB-C, and it’s not terribly expensive.”

Smart Lighting

A funkily lit office space, with a collection of Nanoleaf smart lights on the wall

Great for providing funky, customizable decor, and likewise providing interesting backgrounds on Zoom calls, we like Nanoloeaf’s smart lights. They provide a option to customize the look of your office and add additional lighting on dreary days. Moreover, you may change the mood of your lights from a handy app.

Productivity

Notebook

We love the Moleskine Smart Notebook system. Made by the high-end notebook brand that’s graced the desks of countless designers through the years, the smart notebook system takes things up a notch. It allows notes that might have previously only existed on paper to seamlessly transition into the digital realm.

Headphones

Two pair of headphones, one white, and one black

If it is advisable to concentrate on the office, or perhaps while working from a coffee shop or on public transport, effective noise canceling is a must. The highest pick over-the-ear wireless headphone is the Sony WH-1000XM5, praised for top notch noise cancellation and excellent sound quality.

Gadgets and Toys

Steam Deck

A Steam Deck: a black handheld gaming device with joysticks on either side on either side of a large screen

The new recent gaming platform, Steam Deck provides access to your Steam library on the go. What’s more, with a dock, you may even use it for dev work, so it almost qualifies as a piece expense!

Oura Ring

An Oura ring looks like an ordinary polished metal ring, but conceals LEDs for moitoring on the inside

After all there are various wearables that provide sleep and fitness tracking, however the Oura ring is sleek, discreet, and appears cool. It provides advanced sleep tracking, actionable recovery goals, and offers long battery life.

Flipper Zero

The Flipper Zero looks like an old school game console, with a d-pad on the right and a backlit LCD screen. On the screen is an image of a dolphin

Possibly the final word hacker’s gadget, Flipper Zero is a neat open source portable multi-tool that may explore digital stuff. You should utilize it to interact with radio protocols, access control systems, hardware, and more. It offers loads of connectivity, including a sub-1 GHz Transceiver, RFID, Bluetooth, and infrared.

Education and Profession

SitePoint Premium

It’s a shameless little bit of self-promotion in fact, but we actually do think that a SitePoint Premium membership is incredible value! We now have books, courses, and tech talks covering an enormous number of topics, including JavaScript, PHP, Python, design, UX, DevOps, and rather more. Without delay, we’ve offering an incredible Black Friday deal on 12 months of membership, which you may gift to family members, colleagues, and even yourself via a voucher!