Danny Mavromatis (@dannymav) has run mavromatic.com, a technology and product review website, since 2004. Every product listed in this gift guide has been thoroughly reviewed hands-on by Danny so you don't have to. Gift ideas range from the obtainable to the extravagant -- one is sure to fit within your budget.
Lithium Cycles Super73-S1
Exciting. Fun. Powerful. These are some of the words that best describe the Super73-S1 electric motorbike by Lithium Cycles. At first glance, the design is reminiscent of 1970s mini bikes but with a modern twist. When you look closer, it's hard to spot any of the electronics. The battery is where the fuel tank would traditionally be, and the motor is in the rear wheel hub. The bike sits on huge 20-inch by 4-inch all-terrain tires, the frame is made of steel and the brakes are hydraulic discs with great stopping ability. A power assist feature can be enabled to automatically help when peddling.
The overall design of the Super73 bike is impressive right out of the box, but it's also a blank canvas that can be customized to make it even more special. The Super73 is a perfect commuter bike with a top speed around 20 mph and a range between 35 and 40 miles. Just charge, power it up, push the throttle trigger and you're off!
$2,200 | lithiumcycles.com
Eero Home WiFi System
A flaky wireless network is really annoying, and it only seems to be getting worse as neighborhoods become denser. The eero home wifi system is a mesh network and blankets your home with total coverage. They offer a few different systems. The base system, an eero and a beacon, is perfect for an average home; if the home is fairly large or spread out, the pro system can provide the best coverage. Installation is simple: Just install the eero app on your mobile device, then follow the step-by-step instructions. Eero also offers a service called eero Plus that provides an extra layer of security, such as family-safe browsing and ad blocking. That service costs $99 a year.
Starting at $299 | eBay.com
Apple Watch S4
The Apple Watch S4 makes the gift guide yet again, but this time because Apple packed in even more must-have features. First, is performance. The S4 is noticeably faster than previous generations and that translates to it being much more useful for day-to-day interactions. Second, there is more focus on health. The added fall detection feature is great for all, but especially for older individuals as it will automatically call for help if no movement has been made within a minute. Also, the ECG feature is groundbreaking and worth the price alone. Finally, the larger screen is in the same case size. Those extra few millimeters in screen real estate provide much more information in a glance.
Starting at $399 | apple.com
JVC RS1000/NX5 4K Projector
For the movie buff or gamer, JVC's new 4K projector is sure to delight -- as well as the whole family. What separates a proper projector from a panel display is the ability to get much bigger screens at a lower price point. There's also something more natural about reflected light coming off a screen versus the direct light from a panel. JVC's 4K projector line can not only provide a stunning HDR picture at lifelike sizes, but also up to 8K resolution on the flagship model.
Starting at $5,999 | jvc.com
Owl Car Cam
If you know someone who does a lot of driving or parks in a rough part of town, a dash cam can be the perfect gift for them. The Owl cam is a bit different from most dash cams because not only does it record while driving, but it can also capture events while the car is parked. It features both front- and back-facing cameras, and built-in 4G LTE connection so video can be viewed and alert notifications sent even when away from the vehicle. Pick one up and maybe the Owl cam will pay for itself once you catch that person denting your door or in the event of a future break-in.
$349 | owlcam.com
Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector
Power. We need it daily to run our devices and a major pain point when traveling is packing all the necessary cables and AC adapters for all of our different devices. If you know someone who has an iPhone and travels a lot, this power bank is a great gift. They just have to pack the same lightning cable and AC charger adapter they always do, and when they run out of juice they can plug the lightning cable in the USB port of the power bank to charge the phone. This model can provide up to 70 hours more battery life on an iPhone and up to 19 hours more battery life on an iPad. Then when back at the hotel, the same lightning cable can be plugged into the power bank to bring it back to full charge. Brilliant!
$59.99 | belkin.com
New iPad Pro
The latest line of iPad Pros is the perfect gift for an artist or on-the-go professional. The new 11-inch model offers a bigger screen in the same form factor of the 10.5-inch and the 12.9-inch models but removes some of the extra bezel, making it smaller and lighter than the previous generation. It's also a lot more powerful than before and includes Face ID. Both models come in many storage sizes ranging from 64GB all the way up to 1TB. Bundle it with a new Apple Pencil to get the full package.
Starting at $783 | apple.com
Let's face it, it's really hard to capture the smoothest video or the perfect shot when you're focused on doing your actual activity. The Rylo camera has a clever solution to this problem. Using their software, it can automatically create a perfectly framed clip of anywhere in the 360 degrees of action it can "see." The camera also features an amazing image stabilization that results in very smooth cinematic video. It's the perfect video camera for the person who loves to captures their activities on the slopes or pavement alike.
$499 | eBay.com
ThermoWorks Thermapen MK4
The Thermapen MK4 is the ultimate gift for the chef or backyard BBQer. It's rated the best cooking thermometer because it's not only rugged, but it is also one of the fastest and accurate reading thermometers around. It can provide a full reading in only two to three seconds. The Thermapen MK4 comes in 10 different colors and features a foldable design that makes it easy to store when not in use. The backlit LCD display is big, bright and rotates to the right side automatically. It will become a tool that is used daily in the kitchen and will be able to handle lots of use for many, many years.
$99 | thermoworks.com
Dewalt 1400 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Compressor
This is a great gift idea for anyone who owns a traditional fuel-powered car. The Dewalt jump starter packs up to 1400 peak amps of power, but the 700 amps of instant starting should be plenty to start a cold V8. The unit has two USB ports that can be used to charge a phone or tablet as well as an LED work light if using it at night. If that wasn't enough, it also features a 120 PSI air compressor that can be used to inflate a tire with a slow puncture. Enough to get it to a tire service station.
$149 | eBay.com
The C64 Mini
If someone you know was a product of the '80s and was big into computers at the time, then the C64 Mini is a must-get gift for them. At 50 percent the original scale, this working replica captures all the details of the original but is a whole lot easier to connect to modern displays since it has a HDMI port. Just note that the keyboard does not function on the unit, but with a recent firmware update an external USB keyboard can be plugged in -- or just use the included C64 joystick's virtual keyboard. The C64 Mini includes a lot of classic games that will stir up lots of nostalgia, and as an added little bonus, other C64 programs can be loaded from a USB thumb drive using the classic LOAD "NAME",8,1 syntax.
$80 | eBay.com