Vacation Present Information 2019: 9 Present Concepts For Tech Lovers


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The final installment of our five-part series of Christmas gifts this year is for power users – those who are familiar with technology and do not feel comfortable choosing a device that does not perform well.

The nine gadgets we rounded up below may be over the top for most people in your life, but they should satisfy those who are, in a sense, an enthusiast. Usually, we have compiled these recommendations based on practical tests that we conducted during 2019. However, if none of these items meet the requirements of your shopping list, check out our previous gift guides for the home. the office, the street and affordable appliances for additional inspiration. Let's indulge in some of the latest and greatest technology for the time being.

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Razer Viper

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The Razer Viper is marketed as a competitive gaming mouse and works well for this purpose. The main attraction here is the lightness: at only 69 grams, the Viper is a breeze, it has a flatter shape and likes claws more appealing than its competitors, but is gently contoured at the top and sides With a slightly flared bottom, which provides space for your palm. Everyone has their preferences when it comes to designing mice, but something that is so light and straightforward should not cause much fatigue during the day.

In addition, the Viper's RGB lighting is limited to minor changes to the Razer logo, making it less noticeable than other gaming mice. The right and left main buttons feel fast and clear, in part due to an optical switch design that rarely makes double-clicks. They should also keep the Viper more durable over time. (For what it's worth, we tested the mouse for four months and have not encountered any reliability issues.) The scroll wheel is a bit slower, but still works smoothly. The optical sensor has a resolution of up to 16,000 DPI. This is an overkill, but performs a uniform and consistent tracking over all surfaces. Razer's companion software is anything but required to get the Viper running. However, it is inconspicuous enough and can be used to fine tune DPI presets and customize more detailed settings such as stroke sensitivity. The cable is extremely light and flexible. And the whole design is ambidextrous so left-handed people will not be left in the dark.

There are things you do not need to pick on the Viper. The side buttons are consistent but are fairly flush against the side of the mouse. The hard rubberized texture on these pages is not as handy as it could be. And while we like the DPI adjustment button on the bottom of the device, others prefer it if the button on the top is more accessible, as this makes accidental pressing less likely. It's not the cheapest mouse either. But as a gift, the Viper is very comfortable and powerful for power users of all kinds.

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Razer Viper

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

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While there are numerous storage solutions for your personal or business information, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a great option for data you need. The surprisingly small, portable SSD has IP55 protection and holds Water and dust as well as shocks and vibrations withstand. It can even fall from a distance of up to two meters without being damaged.

That's impressive for an SSD that fits comfortably in your palm. Although it has a USB-C port, it is equipped with USB-C and USB-A cables, so it can be connected to almost any PC. All this together makes it one of the easiest to transport SSDs and one of the most convenient to use for most people.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB as one of the fastest portable storage solutions we tested. The data read and write speed of Samsung's T5-SSD is similar to that of Samsung. This makes it one of the fastest you can get, and it also has a really portable (and durable) design. Samsung's T5 SSD is more affordable, but the SanDisk Extreme SSD is better for power users as it adds an extra layer of protection to their design and is as easy to use as the Samsung device.

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (1TB)

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Amazon $ 169.95Walmart $ 199.99Best Buy $ 175.99

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