10 Gift Ideas for Android Users
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Picking a gift for someone can take hours, and yet, it still may not be the right choice for the person. But if they’re an Android user, there is a range of items you can select from that will be both meaningful and fit right into their digital lifestyle.

Here are the best gift ideas for Android users you can buy right now.

1. Google Nest Hub Max

Google’s smart display, the Nest Hub Max is an ideal device for someone who’s already used to talking to the Google Assistant or calling through Google Duo. The Nest Hub Max will make it easier for the person to access and perform all these actions with a set of far-field microphones, stereo speakers, and a 10-inch touchscreen.

The Nest Hub Max’s fabric exterior and clean design also goes well with any decor. Plus, it can function as a home security camera, and you can remotely check the camera’s live feed from your phone. Google offers an affordable alternative called the Home Hub in case the Nest Hub Max is out of your budget. It has almost the same abilities, except for a smaller 7-inch display, entry-level speakers, and no camera.

2. Google Chromecast Ultra

The Google Chromecast Ultra is another potentially worthy addition to an Android user’s home. The media streaming stick works seamlessly with Google’s mobile operating system and allows you to stream video content from your phone to a TV in an instant. In addition, you can cast an Android phone’s screen and employ it for mirroring just about anything such as presentations or games.

The Chromecast Ultra is capable of streaming in up to 4K resolution and supports Google’s cloud gaming platform Stadia too. Similar to the Nest Hub Max, the Chromebook Ultra has a cheaper counterpart simply dubbed Chromecast. It has all of Ultra’s features minus the 4K hardware and Stadia compatibility.

3. Google Play Gift Card

If you aren’t quite sure which apps, movies, or subscriptions your recipient already has, a Google Play Gift Card is your best bet. It enables them to buy a digital item of their choice, including a music streaming subscription, movies, ebooks, apps, and games on the Google Play Store.

You can purchase a Google Play Gift Cards are available at a range of retailers, including Amazon. You have the option to enter the amount manually or select from a handful of pre-configured denominations. The gift card can have a maximum value of $200.

4. Xiaomi Wireless Charging Power Bank

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Your friend or family member may already have a traditional power bank. But if they own a recent Android flagship phone, Xiaomi’s Wireless Charging Power Bank can be a helpful gift for them.

Using this power bank, you can charge your phone by simply placing it over the device—no wires needed. The charger also has traditional USB ports, too, so you can use the USB charging connection as an alternative.

5. Moment Camera Lenses

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The Moment Smartphone Camera Lenses expand what you can do with a phone’s camera and are perfect gifts for someone who’s into photography. The company has a range of different lenses depending on the kind of photos you want to take, too.

There are wide-angle, telephoto, and macro lenses available, alongside an anamorphic option for cinema-grade videography. Instead of using clips, the lenses are part of a case that easily attaches to your phone. Moment only supports a couple of high-end Android phones such as the Google Pixel range, the Samsung Galaxy S series, and OnePlus devices.

6. Android Figurines

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For staunch fans, you can even consider getting some collectible Android Figurines. These customized figures are all based on the Android robot mascot, and are suitable for Android fans of all ages. This edition is a blind box, so you won’t know which design is inside, but there is a wide range available.

The figures themselves are just three inches tall, so are perfect for desktops or display units. There are often Christmas and Halloween themed releases too. Each design is created by a different artist to bring some color to the infamous green robot.

7. Polaroid ZIP Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

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The Polaroid ZIP Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer lets you print photos from your phone in an instant. All it takes is a Bluetooth connection, and you can produce physical copies of your favorite moments anywhere. The printer has a pocket-sized form factor and can print color shots on a 2×3-inch photo paper.

The ZIP Gift Bundle includes the printer, extra photo paper, frames, sticker sets, a carry case, and photo album. However, to bring the cost down a little, you can opt to just buy the camera itself, too. There are a few colors to choose from, so you can pick the right one for your recipient.

8. Anker Nebula Capsule 2

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The Anker Nebula Capsule 2 is a portable, soda can-sized projector. Apart from the compact form factor, the Nebula Capsule’s other highlight is that it runs on a battery. This means you don’t have to deal with any wires while projecting 100-inch HD video content on a wall.

You can play movies or videos either through the projector’s built-in Android interface or connect it to a computer or phone. The Nebula Capsule 2 even supports Chromecast, allowing you to stream videos wirelessly.

It charges via a USB-C port so that you can top it up through your phone’s charger or power bank. Further, there’s a single 8W speaker, but you do have the ability to channel the audio output through an external Bluetooth or wired speaker.

If you want to know more about the projector before you buy, check out our review of the Anker Nebula Capsule 2.

9. PhoneSoap 3

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The PhoneSoap 3 is a smartphone sanitizer that uses UV rays to disinfect the exterior. It has a unique design, with a cradle for holding your phone and openings for the charging cable.

Therefore, before going to bed, you can put your phone inside, and by the morning, it will be squeaky clean. PhoneSoap is not just for phones, either. You can clean anything that fits inside, such as credit cards and earphones.

10. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is the best smartwatch for Android. It has a battery that can last two days, an elegant, round design, and all the essential features you’d expect from a smartwatch. However, unlike many smartwatches, it runs Samsung’s Tizen operating system, rather than Google’s WearOS.

The watch also comes with several useful sensors, including a heart rate reader, NFC, and GPS. Instead of tapping on a tiny touchscreen, you can navigate around its interface through an virtual bezel that runs around the watch’s circular display.

The Best Gifts for Android Users

These gifts will make any Android phone user happy. You can pick one based on what their interests and how much you’re willing to spend. The products we’ve listed range from the affordable to the expensive, so there’s something here for every budget.

If, after browsing through this list, you still aren’t sure any of these ideas are right, you could always get them a phone case they’ll actually love using 7 Types of Smartphone Cases You'll Actually Enjoy Using 7 Types of Smartphone Cases You'll Actually Enjoy Using Looking to buy a case for your phone? Skip the cheap junk! Here are several types of phone cases you'll actually enjoy using. Read More .

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  1. Squalle
    November 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Honestly, the only thing on this list that I would want that I don't already have is the NFC tags. I've always thought that it would be cool to have some of those.

    Does anyone have a portable battery that works decent. I don't remember the brand I have, probably a cheap one, but it doesn't last very long.

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      I have a couple of portable batteries made by ANKER.
      I have a smaller 3200mAh that I keep in my EDC and a larger 13000mAh battery that lives in my electronic/tech bag.
      I've had both for around 2 years and use them quite often and have saved me from sticky situations many times.
      Best things I ever bought.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      yeah the NFC tags are nifty. i have a portable battery but honestly i forget who made it, just some cheap thing i found on Amazon lol -- but it does the job

  2. Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Android Wear devices have also dropped substantially in price. It's entirely possible to get name brand (LG, Asus, Motorola et al.) Android watch for under $120.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      true! definitely considering that at this point

  3. Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    200GB (not 240 and no I don't know why either) microSDXC cards are available now. They aren't cheap, but I have one in my LG G4 and in my Surface Pro. In my experience, they seem to work in everything that supports 128GB cards.

    Nexus Player? I'm not a fan of it, but if you're in the Google ecosystem and for some reason don't like the vastly better FireTV or Roku options, they're acceptable.

    Mobile Device Repair Kit. Not for any particular reason. It's just a good set of tools.

    Tablet or Phone grips. or wall mounts.

    Quickcharge-capable USB charging center.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      very cool! thanks for the recommendations :D

  4. Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    All in $,none in £

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      sorry dude, we cater towards an American audience. :P

      • JOHN
        December 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

        Please could you stop sending this stuff as it's biased towards an Americans so no use in the UK a

        • Riley J. Dennis
          December 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

          "sending"? i'm not sending anything. it's an article on the internet -- no one is forcing you to read it. unfortunately, sometimes on the Internet you're going to find stuff that is not catered specifically to the UK. there are other countries in this world. and a lot of stuff we talk about is applicable to the UK, and a lot of products available on Amazon.com are also available on Amazon.co.uk.

        • JOHN
          December 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm

          It's a pity that I have to open an article in order to ascertain if it's applicable to the UK or the USA. It should be made clear in the header as that is MY complaint that everything seems to be USA centric

        • Riley J. Dennis
          December 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm

          everything seems to be US-centric because a lot of stuff is. a lot of major websites are based in the US or cater to US audiences because the largest chunk of their readership and revenue comes from there. it would be impossible to label every article on the internet with which English-speaking country it is applicable towards. should we end every article title in (USA) (UK) (Canada) (Australia) (New Zealand) (South Africa) or (India) ??? that's just unrealistic. I'm sorry but you're going to have to open articles to determine what country they're oriented towards, and like I said, often they're applicable to more than one.

        • JOHN
          December 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

          Pity you don't have a uk equivalent like for example Wired uk

  5. TC
    November 18, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    How about a thumb up and down on each thing you write about. I see so much I've tried and its either junk, doesn't work as advertised, or can't be done the way you all write about. A simple up and down by your readers would be great foe, well your readers.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      i feel like that would be technically difficult to implement, but idk i ain't the programmer here -- just a lowly writer lol. anyway you're welcome to tell us what you like or dislike here in the comments!

  6. Peter
    November 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I wonder where you guys get the information from but the Satechi is far from being $35 a piece at Amazon. That thing costs $60 at Amazon.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      i mean i literally went on Amazon and it was $35 so..... we get our information from Amazon hahahaha. if you're seeing it at $60 now, that's because the price went up. that happens. sorry.

  7. Art
    November 17, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Bought 2 wireless chargers already... Clicked the link, and it was less expensive than advertised.

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      wireless chargers are awesomeeeee, and that's cool !

  8. Anonymous
    November 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    "Some phones support the larger 128GB microSD cards, but not all of them, so you’re probably safest going with the 64GB. Besides, that’s plenty of space considering the base model of most phones comes with only 16GB."

    There are a lot of phones (including two that WalMart's discounting to $10) that have a lot less than 16GB of storage (more likely 4GB for those two). Also, a great many phones are only rated (guaranteed) to work with 32GB SD cards (SDHC instead of SDXC); check web forums if you're not 100% sure a 64GB card is going to work (my 2014 Moto G LTE is rated to use 32GB cards, but 64GB worked as long as I'm patient after startup for launch screen icons to show up - the phone has to scan & reindex media folders).

    • Riley J. Dennis
      December 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      interesting, good to know! and yeah always check online is good advice