10 Gadget Gifts For Tech-Savvy Grads

Tech Gifts

Across the country, college and high school students are receiving their diplomas and preparing to enter the real world this spring.

As college graduates start new jobs and begin to set up apartments, they will need new smartphones for work, technology gadgets for their new homes and other devices. Similarly, high school graduates will appreciate stereo systems and other tech gifts to deck out their college dorm room and stay organized in the classroom.

Following are 10 special technology gifts, from inexpensive speakers, to high-end costly digital cameras, to give new graduates as they prepare to enter the next chapter in their lives.

10. Display2Go Digital Photo Frame

Is your graduate traveling far away for work after college? If so, send them along with a digital photo to remember you by, with Display2Go's 15-inch digital photo frame.

The electronic signage black wood frame has a built-in speaker that allows users to play audio while cycling through a photo slideshow. The frame also has the ability to play video files.

The digital photo frame also includes a white mat, tabletop or wall mount, and has 2GB of internal memory, allowing users to store files directly on the frame.

Buy it for $161.71 from Displays2Go.

9. Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker

If your graduate is moving to a new apartment after college, the Logitech X300 mobile wireless stereo speaker would be a good housewarming gift.

The speaker comes in copper, black, blue, pink and silver, and features a built-in rechargeable battery that powers five hours of continuous music. In addition to stereo sound, this speaker is wireless, and has a built-in microphone to double as a mobile speaker for phone calls.

Buy the speaker for $64.67 from Amazon.

8. Apple iPad Air 2

The Apple iPad Air 2 is a good gift for graduates who will constantly be on the go or who are about to enter college. The iPad Air 2 is ultraportable, 18 percent thinner than the original iPad Air, and under 1 pound, making it easy to carry to work, on the bus and to the classroom.

The iPad Air 2 comes with some of Apple's newer technologies, such as Touch ID and Apple's mobile payment feature, Apple Pay. The tablet also comes in silver, gold or space-gray finishes, and has Retina display.

Buy it at the Apple Store for $599.

7. Nikon D3300

For the graduate who loves to travel and take pictures, the Nikon D3300 Digital SLR is the perfect gift.

Nikon's black camera features five frames per second continuous shooting, 3-inch LCD, and 11 AF points with 3-D tracking features. The camera also has full 1080p HD video capture capabilities and allows users to share images with a wireless adapter.

Buy it on Amazon for $496.95 with free shipping.

6. Microsoft Band

Whether your graduate has an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, the Microsoft Band is a good, wearable gift for health, social life and work.

The band allows users to preview emails and calendar alerts, and access Microsoft Health, a health fitness tracker. The band also has features like built-in GPS, calorie tracking and guided workouts.

Buy it at the Microsoft Store for $199.99.

5. Outdoor Tech Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Graduates will love Outdoor Technology's wireless headphones, which come in a variety of colors, including black, blue and yellow. These headphones are touch-control, Bluetooth wireless devices that feature a touch-pad interface on the right earpiece for changing tracks and control volume.

The headphones also contain ear pads and a built-in microphone for making and receiving calls.

Buy it on Amazon for $77.64.

4. 3D Printing Pen

Hammacher Schlemmer's 3D Printing Pen is a cool gift for graduates that creates three-dimensional plastic drawings.

The pen allows users to download different blueprints and create hand-drawn, 3-D objects. The pen is powered by a 6-inch AC cord, which heats up in less than a minute, and includes 50 plastic refills in assorted colors.

Buy it on Hammacher Schlemmer's website for $99.95.

3. TCL Roku TV

Help your graduate get set up in his or her new apartment or dorm room with the TCL 40-inch smart TV.

The Roku TV features 1,500 streaming channels with thousands of movies and TV episodes, as well as a home screen that allows users to put their gaming consoles, broadcast TV options and channels front and center.

Smartphones and tablets can be used as remote controls for this TV, and the television also includes easy search methods for streaming channels.

Buy it on Amazon for $299.99 with free shipping.

2. Skylock

If your graduate is moving into the city, a bike may be his or her best method of transportation.

Check out the Skylock, the smart bike lock with a built-in solar panel that recharges its battery. Skylock uses 256-bit eliptic-curve cryptography to keep bikes safe, and a touch interface to unlock. With a steel housing, Skylock is extremely durable and tough to break.

Preorders for the Skylock start at $159, and it begins shipping this summer.

1. Mophie iPhone 6 Juice Pack H2PRO

It's a tough world out there, and the best way graduates can be prepared is through the Juice Pack H2PRO by Mophie.

The casing for the iPhone 6 includes military-standard waterproof protection against dirt, water and other harsh environments. The juice pack also includes extra battery power through a 2750 mAh battery-saving juice pack for when the user needs it most.

Preorder the juice pack for $129.95 on Mophie's website. The product's estimated ship date is early June.