College graduation ceremonies are in order come March and April. This means you still have enough time to think of what gifts to give to the new grad in your family (or friends). But what if the graduate happens to be a gadget geek? Don’t worry, because here are ten gadgets and gizmos that any graduate would love to receive.
Gadgets for the Home
Is your college grad moving to a new city for work? Let her take these gadgets with her to brighten her new home.
Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp
It’s a lamp made up of movable Tetris blocks which light up whenever they get in contact with each other. What’s not to like?
Price and availability: PhP 2,011.00 at Lazada.com.ph
3-in-1 Breakfast Station
If there’s one thing that’s certain about this item, it’s that it can help you brew your coffee, cook eggs and toast bread, among others. Several companies have their own versions of this item. This little kitchen appliance will usher your newly grad to happy mornings in her new home.
Price and availability: PhP 3,800.00 for Kyowa brand at Lazada.com.ph
Shake and Take Blender and Tumbler
It is easy to prepare healthy shakes and cocktails with this sports blender. Put ice and fruits in the bottle, put on the blender and blend. Then flip the whole thing, remove the bottle, and drink! This gift will help make your new grad become more health conscious though she’s far away from home.
Price and availability: Php 580.00 at Ensogo.com.ph
Gadgets for Fun and Entertainment
Graduates should have fun, first and foremost! Hey, they’ve earned it! And these gadgets can help them do just that and save mementos too!
Crosley Messenger Turntable
You no longer have to miss a beat (Get it? Get it?) with this shoulder bag since it has a built-in turntable. Lightweight construction plus an adjustable shoulder strap enables easy transport. It also sports a headphone jack and built-in speakers for those impromptu jams. Plus, it’s a fully functional shoulder bag as well! Your music-obsessed graduate can carry this stylish and portable gadget while traveling to work or chilling on a weekend getaway.
Price and availability: US $79.95 (PhP 3,808.00) at Ebay.com
GoPro Hero 4
An all-weather camera that takes 4K UltraHi-Definition photos and videos? Why not, right?
Price and availability: Around Php 16,000 to Php17,000 in electronic stores nationwide
Sky Phantom 5 CH 777-355 RC Airplane 2.4G Quadcopter
Now it’s easy for your newly grad to take exciting aerial videos of your neighborhood or your next family vacation adventure! This high definition helicopter camera will take your videos to new heights!
Price and availability: Php 1,499.00 at MetroDeal.com
Gadgets for the Workplace
Help your new graduate ease into the new chapter in her life. These gadgets can help her ace that job interview or perform well at her first job!
Touchfire Screen to iPad Keyboard
This is for those iPad users who aren’t that keen on typing on software-based keyboards. This gadget provides users with that tactile feel that gives an impression of typing on an actual keyboard. Additionally, it’s ultra-thin and works well with any smart cover, meaning you don’t need to carry it separately. With this gift, your graduate will find it easier to navigate job search sites even through an iPad.
Price and availability: Php713.14, plus postage US $28.35 (approx. Php1,349.87) at Ebay.com (Photo courtesy of touchfire.com)
A universal wireless Bluetooth keyboard for Android and Window tablets is also an option at Php1,401 available at Lazada.com.ph.
Universal wireless Bluetooth keyboard (Screengrab from Lazada.com.ph)
1080p HDMI Pocket Projector
It lets you project anything from your phone. With its bright 25-lumen LED lamp that can project images up to 60” diagonal, it’s perfect for job presentations (and, of course, watching movies!).
Price and availability: US $169.99 (approx. Php8,100.00) at Amazon.com
Canon Selphy CP910 Photo Printer
A compact printer that can wirelessly connect to that iPad, iPhone, or iTouch that’s just on the table? Yes, please! It prints 4x6-inch borderless photos and has quick-dry ink. It is suitable for printing those graduation photos right away or some colored documents for your grad’s job portfolio.
Price and availability: PhP 8,998.00 at Canon Philippine branches (Photo courtesy of Canon Philippines)
Prices mentioned above may change without prior notice.