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People take the evolution of tech too far. Today’s best immersive gaming systems, hi-fi studio headphones, OLED 4K TVs or high-resolution camera setups won’t be, in six months time, made obsolete by “the next big thing.” In reality, a great tech product can — and does — endure. While new specs and iterations will continue to grab headlines, but a wise investment soldiers on for years of good use. In this spirit, shopping for techies isn’t difficult. Focus on quality, longevity, and practicality, and the great products will last — as will the memory of your generosity.

Nest Cam Outdoor

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Take the next step to a more secure home with Nest’s outdoor camera. It adds an IP65 weatherproof rating to the indoor camera’s already impressive specs: 1080p video capture at 30 fps, a 130-degree diagonal field of view, infrared night vision, and an intercom system allowing users to talk with anyone near the camera. With Nest, your watch truly is 24/7.

NorthFace Access Pack

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This pack demands organization. It’s filled with compartments and intelligent pockets equipped with “pull-tabs,” which are designed to get your laptop, smartphone or notebook out quickly. Other specs include a rigid shape and 500D nylon construction.

Framed Tech

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Turn old technology into wall decorations — that’s Framed Tech’s premise. Whether it’s old video games, PCs, television sets or smartphones, the company will take it apart, arrange it and frame it.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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The the X-T2 is one of the best mirrorless cameras ever. If he already owns any of Fujifilm’s XF or XC lenses, even more bonus points. For a full review, read on; if you’re too rushed to read, just know that the camera delivers on its reputation in full.

Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard

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This is a great gift for any serious typists. (Or even textists.) It syncs with any smartphone or tablet via USB or Bluetooth, allowing users to type more quickly than what’s possible with a touchscreen.

Tile Slim

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Tile Slim is a credit card–sized device that can slip into a wallet or stick to the back of a device (remote, tablet, laptop, etc.). From your smartphone, you can make the Tile Slim ring, alerting you to its location. Or if you have the device but lost your smartphone, double tapping the Tile Slim will cause your smartphone to ring — even when it’s on silent. If he loses track of simple things frequently, this is what he needs.

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