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The year is coming to a close, so that means it’s the holiday gift-giving season. If you’re on the hunt for a perfect gift idea, here are 10 great gifts for iPhone and iPad users.
Apple AirPods Pro are probably high on the list of any Apple device user, and for good reason. The completely wireless earbuds take what makes the AirPods so popular and add some great features to the mix.
The biggest perk is active noise cancellation technology, something not found in many other earbuds. With three different sizes of tips and a special fit test, you’ll find the most comfortable fit that also provides the best noise cancellation. A special Adaptive EQ also changes the audio to the shape of your ear.
The earbuds are also resistant to sweat and water, making them perfect for a workout or run. And just like the AirPods, the AirPods Pro quickly and easily connects with an iPhone or iPad and other Apple devices, including an Apple Watch and Mac.
Another great gift for iPhone users is an Apple Watch. And the Apple Watch Series 5 is a great way for anyone to track and improve their overall health, stay in touch with family and friends, and depend less on an iPhone.
Thanks to the always-on Retina Display, the Series 5 will display the time and watch face (complications included) without having to turn your wrist or touch the screen. Another exclusive feature is a built-in compass. You can also keep track of your daily activity and even take an ECG to get a better idea of your heart health.
There are two different sizes of the watch, along with a number of different case and band options to suit your taste. You can also purchase a version of the watch with cellular capability that can fully operate away from an iPhone.
While most iPhone users have a wireless charger at home or work to juice up their handset, they probably still have a Lightning cable in their car. But you can cut the cord on the go Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Vent Mount.
Made for any iPhone that supports wireless charging, the mount provides the fastest possible charging speed. It securely attaches to any air vent in a vehicle. The adjustable brackets fit a wide variety of phone sizes and thinner cases. You can even place an iPhone in portrait and landscape mode.
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal can help make your iPhone videos and photos even better. The foldable three-axis gimbal can reduce shakiness and provide a smooth, stable video. An ergonomic grip is made to be held for long periods and provide quick one-handed access to buttons for advanced controls.
You can activate many advance shooting modes like ActiveTrack 3.0 that can automatically track a subject with the press of a button. Another fun mode can capture a selfie with the front or rear camera using just a gesture.
Thanks to the combination of hardware and iPadOS 13, current iPad Pro models are taking big steps forward in productivity. But one major part of the equation is missing—a hardware keyboard. While Apple offers its own optional Smart Keyboard Folio, anyone looking to get some serious work done should look at the Brydge Pro Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro.
The keyboard can turn the iPad Pro into a MacBook-like clone. The adjustable backlit keyboard features well-spaced keys with good travel. Connecting via Bluetooth, a single charge of the keyboard provides up to 12 months of use. There is even a special row of keys with iPadOS specific functions.
You can choose from a silver or space gray version to match the iPad Pro color choices. There is also a version available for the larger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A snap-on magnetic cover protects the back of the tablet while on the go.
Now that Apple’s AirPods and other completely wireless headphones have become commonplace, you’ve probably run into a problem at the gym, on an airplane, and other locations—a 3.5mm jack. Instead of having to forgo watching a video or listening to music, you can use the Twelve South AirFly Duo.
The small device turns any 3.5mm jack into a wireless-ready system. The Bluetooth 5.0 device can run for up to 20 hours of use on a single charge and has a range of 33 feet from your headphones. As a nice touch, the AirFly Duo can share audio between two wireless headphones.
While traveling or on the go, you’re probably carrying a cable and a charging adapter. And the combination always seems to take up an inordinate amount of room in a mangled mess on the bottom of your bag. But Fuse’s The Snap Back brings the two essential items together. The organizer makes it simple.
First, you’ll insert the charger into The Snap Back, insert the USB cable and then wrap it around the outside. When it’s charging time, you can control the amount of cable, too.
Along with the version for the 12W Apple charger that can juice up an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning cable, Fuse has a version for the 5W iPhone charger, the 18W USB-C adapter that can charge an iPhone and iPad Pro, and a 29/30W USB-C MacBook Air charger. All the cable managers are available in black or white.
Let’s face it. While you might use the iPhone or iPad to help get work done, there’s nothing better than using an Apple device to have some fun. And the GoCube Connected Rubik’s Cube takes the brain-teasing game into the modern age.
The app-enabled cube connects to an iPhone or iPad and helps players solve the classic puzzle in just an hour. You can also see stats to help you improve the time and number of moves it takes to solve the puzzle.
In battle mode, you can also compete with friends and other players from around the world. And that’s not all you can do with the device. You can embark on missions or use the cube as a controller to play mini-games and more in the app.
9. Sonos Move
Sonos has always been a big name in high-quality, whole-home audio. But the new Sonos Move allows music fans to take the sound anywhere. While you can still play music inside using Wi-Fi, the speaker is Bluetooth compatible, so you can connect an iPhone or iPad and turn the volume to 11.
The built-in battery provides up to 10 hours of music playback on a charge. The speaker sports a shock-resistant case can also withstand extreme heat and cold and other elements.
You can play music and more with built-in Amazon Alexa. The Move is also compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2 protocol to easily start music with a Siri command from your iPhone or iPad.
You can add some ambiance to a home theater system with the Philips Hue Play White & Color Smart Light. Philips includes clips and double-sided tape to make it easy to mount the smart light behind any TV set. You can also mount it in a horizontal or vertical position near a TV.
You will need the additional Philips Hue Hub to unlock the light’s full features, including the ability to change brightness and color with a voice command to Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
The light is available in a white or black version to better match decor. To save cash, there is also a two-pack of lights for purchase.
Make an iPhone or iPad Owner Happy With These Gift Ideas
The world of accessories is sometimes tricky to navigate, especially if you’re not familiar with either device. So hopefully, we’ve made your job a bit easier with some of these great iPhone and iPad gift ideas.
And if you need to find a perfect present for an Apple computer fan, make sure to take a look at these cool gift ideas for Mac users this holiday season.