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The Grad Gift Guide for 2019

The Ultimate Tech Gift Guide for Grads 2019

Rabbi Jason Miller | 06/10/2019
Tech Entrepreneur, Rabbi and Futurist

Graduation is a special time in the life for any high school, college or grad school graduate. Why not really make this milestone in their lives special with a very cool tech gift that will leave a lasting impression. Not sure what to get the graduate who already has everything? I look at some of the coolest tech gadgets on the market below. Tech these out…


ErgoChair – Now that your graduate has finished high school and is moving on to college (or finishing college and starting a job), give them the gift of good posture and back support. The Ergo Chair is the ultimate combination of comfort and functionality for the workspace. It’s stylish and features a flexible and supportive form. It’s fully adjustable to conform to anyone’s seating preference and it looks really cool (available in 6 different color combinations). This chair has been a game changer for me. Even though I have a standing desk, I’ve switched to sitting more often because the ErgoChair is so unbelievably comfy.




Pad and Quill Cambridge iPad Pro Case – I’ve been a fan of Pad & Quill for many years because I really love and appreciate their fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. They cut no corners in constructing these classic, refined, and durable iPad Pro cases. The upholstery fabric is supply-soft and steely strong, the leather is full-grain American steer leather, even the stitching is marine-grade sail thread. With a built-in self-propping stand, internal document pocket, and Moleskine-style extra-thick elastic band closure, today’s graduate will be able to fit everything in this one-of-a-kind protective case that adds less than a quarter inch to the thickness of the iPad Pro. This model is available for iPad Pro 12.9″ and 11″ and comes with their 25-year warranty. If you’re looking for the grad gift for the graduate with fine tastes (who also likes to protect her iPad), this is it.

Pad & Quill Cambridge iPad Pro cambridge-case

Piper Command Center Game Controller Kit – Coding is hot! Piper, now led by Melissa Belardi, is a company at the top of the DIY Coding for Kids industry. The new Piper Computer Kit and the new Piper Command Center (DIY game controller kit for ages 13+) are the ideal grad gifts for the young adults who love to build, create and code. Piper’s experiences are designed to give students the skills in mechanics, electronics, and software to creatively solve with technology. Unlike many STEAM toys, Piper encourages students to build components, connect electronics, and explore through trial and error. Through hands-on play and game-based learning, students have early confidence-building experiences that spark their curiosity and inspire them to learn more. Based on research at Stanford University, trusted by thousands of schools, and awarded Tech Toy of the Year 2018, the Piper Computer Kit encourages engineering, design, circuitry, coding, hardware building, motor skills, problem-solving, and more.


Piper Command Center DIY Coding Computer Kit



Kami Home Security System – Kami gives you peace of mind. If you’re shopping for the recent college or graduate school graduate who is moving into her own place, why not give the gift of home security? Kami is a complete home security system that comes with your choice of a base station, entry sensor, motion sensor and wireless camera. The network center of your security system. If someone tries to break in, your hub’s alarm will be triggered and ward off intruders.

Kami Security System



Catalyst Waterproof AirPod Case – Airpods for the iPhone might be the hottest graduation gift this season, but if you want to give an even more useful gift it will be the Catalyst case for the Airpods. The Catalyst Waterproof Case for AirPods is the first of its kind because it’s waterproof and drop proof. That means that now you can easily take your AirPods 1 (2016) or AirPods 2 (2019) anywhere without the worry. The case is made from soft silicone to protect AirPods from scratches and scrapes. The waterproof drop-proof protection allows easy access to the Lightning port and comes with a detachable carabiner so you can easily hook it on to a belt, bag or purse. The case is also fully compatible with wireless/QI charging pads to easily charge your AirPods 2nd generation.



Speck Case E Designed for Impact – Keeping a phone or tablet safe can be difficult. Speck Case E can protect your phone(s) and tablet(s) from the unfortunate fate of a drop. Made especially for kids, the Case-E will transform your iPad into hours of entertainment for your children—at home and on the road. Case-E provides optimal protection for your iPad®. It was dropped from 6 feet multiple times by independent labs to ensure superior protection. The case’s playful detachable arms transform it into a convenient stand for viewing. Plus, Case-E transforms into backseat automobile entertainment for kid-friendly in-car viewing. Child safety is a top priority as well. That’s why Case-E is formaldehyde-free, PVC & BPA–free EVA.

Speck E

Nuheara IQbuds – High school grads in the year 2019 have all grown up with high-quality earbuds. They are always looking to improve their music’s audio quality so the ideal gift this year will be Nuheara’s IQbuds. These are intelligent, truly wireless earbuds that give you control to hear what you want to hear in the world around you and connect to your digital devices.  They feature High Fidelity Audio, dynamic noise control, and speech amplification. Nuheara offers free shipping and a money back guarantee so you really can’t go wrong with the IQbuds.


3Doodler Juku Pen – What graduate doesn’t love to doodle? Over the years I’ve really become a fan of the 3Doodler line of pens. The new Juku Pen is available exclusively at Office Depot. It is similar to last year’s release of the Create+ in design, with dual drive functionality, a special Juku-based color shell and the ability to draw in PLA, ABS and Flexy plastic. The 3Doodler Juku pen is also compatible with 3Doodler-specific wood filaments as well. Give the gift of creativity this graduation season.




Ekster 3.0 – If we’re honest, we’ll admit that misplacing our wallet is an absolutely horrible feeling. Ekster is out to make it impossible to lose your wallet anymore. Ekster 3.0 is the world’s first voice-activated smart wallet, compatible with both Alexa and Google Home. It offers worldwide traceability, RFID protection, instant card access; it’s also the only solar-powered smart wallet on the market. Their patented solar-charging solution does not require direct sunlight, with one charge lasting up to two months. This technology is now also being used by FedEx to track their containers, which is pretty impressive for a product that was only recently in a Kickstarter campaign.


iCaddy – iCaddy is a mobile device multi-tool that serves as a stand and charging station. Plus, it includes earbuds and a hidden storage compartment. The solution folds up neatly for a backpack or travel bag. For school, travel and play – dock and charge your mobile device while you do your favorite things! iCaddy is perfect for tablets and cell phones for hands-free binging, reading, cooking and more. Fold up and toss in your bag for anywhere on-the-go!