Top 10 Gadgets for Teenage Boys 2014

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Top 10 Gadgets for Teenage Boys

Gadgets are one of the reasons that teenage boys are more tech savvy than the previous generations. They are used to communicate, interact, socialize, entertain and do more. A good gadget can help you reach out, organize and ultimately raise the quality of your life.

10. Sony PS VITA

The last item on this list is Sony’s PS VITA. Being the latest edition of the ‘PlayStation Portable’, this device lives up to its name by providing the PlayStation experience on a portable platform. Using UMD disks, you can play most of the PlayStation games on the PSP. Gaming on the move is a necessary luxury for most teens these days and this device is really addictive. With a capacitive touchscreen, the rear touch pad, motion control and analog controls, a six-axis motion sensing system and a three-axis electronic compass. This feature lets you control in-game actions by simply moving the Vita in your hand. The display is a 5 inch OLED screen that has 16 million colours. There is also a multi-use port that allows you to connect to other devices using USB, DC IN or even Stereo Out/Mono In. Simply put, this is the best portable gaming device to date and it would have been a shame not to mention this gadget on this list.

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9. Adata HD710 2.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk

Any teenage boy with a computer is bound to have a large collection of music and movies. Adata’s later offering has 1TB of space that should be able to house all your music and movies that you need to carry around or keep as backup. This hard disk was able to crawl up to number nine on this list thanks to its outdoor-friendly features. With a military grade shockproof and waterproof design, you don’t have to worry much about protecting the hard disk much while travelling. Also available in 500GB storage option, Adata’s HD710 is the perfects companion for holidays and traveling.

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8. Sony Smartwatch

Every teenager needs a watch and hence number eight is a watch. But wait up, this is no ordinary watch; apart from showing the time this watch connects with your phone through bluetooth and can access the music player, message and e-mail display, social networking, calculator, accept or reject calls and displaying pre-defined messages. The watch comes with a 1.3 inch OLED display, and has an ultra-responsive touch interface that lets you touch, tap and swipe to interact with your smartwatch. The watch also comes with a thin aluminum casing that is shockproof and splash-proof. A perfect flaunting device that is sure to stir conversations, this watch lives up to its name of being a ‘smart’ watch.

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7. Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus is on number seven because it is the only device out of many that functions as a successful android tablet. It costs much lesser than the iPad and can perform almost all the functions of its costly competition. Organizing school or college work has never been easier. The apps on the nexus are extremely useful for teens and with the addition of an accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS and a 1.2 MP front facing camera, this tablet is as good as it gets. It features a micro-USB port for connectivity and also has an audio output for connecting with speakers and headphones.

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6. Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon’s Coolpix S6300 is sixth on this list because every teenager needs a dedicated point and click camera for parties, holidays and all unforgettable occasions. The Coolpix comes with a 16 MegaPixel CMOS sensor and 10X optical zoom to make sure that you can zoom in on your subject with ease. This camera is priced just right and takes good quality photos and also manages to take decent High Definition videos. The lens shift Vibration Reduction feature compensates for any shakes in your hand or by your subject, relaying blur-free and sharp images every time. This feature is especially handy for young guys who don’t want to carry a tripod. With the ability to transfer photos between the camera and any computer, you don’t need to buy any film rolls and have no running costs to take pictures. The Nikon Coolpix is available in many exciting colours and is very portable.

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5. Apple iPad

The iPad is on number five because it is a unique device that successfully manages to function as a laptop, netbook, music player, gaming device and more. The third generation iPad features a breathtaking retina display and a 5MP camera. It comes in 16, 32 and 64GB internal storage options. The touch interface and the motion sensor are as accurate as the iPhone and iPod Touch. With wireless and support or 3G, video calling is possible on the big screen. A device that is made to flaunt and functions this well is a must have for any teenage guy.

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4. Apple iPod

The gadget that keeps peace at home between parents and teenagers is on number four. Apple’s iPod allows you to listen to music at blasting volumes while your parents can sleep in the next room. With a bunch of varieties to choose from, Apple gives you the option of iPod Touch, iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. All iPod’s come in various capacities and budgets but all feature crystal clear sound. Most teenagers travel everyday and the iPod can be an entertaining companion on the move. A definite must for any teenage boy who enjoys listening to music.

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3. Microsoft Xbox360

Every teenage boy craves for a gaming console. Microsoft’s Xbox360 is like a Swiss army knife. Play games in HD, stream music and videos from the internet, watch DVD movies all in one box. The wireless remotes make sure you don’t have to leave that couch as you mash those buttons. Microsoft’s Xbox Live leaves the competition dry when it comes to online playing. You can play with people around the world while sitting in your living room. With the addition of ‘Kinnect’, you can interact with your games without a remote through motion sensing.

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2. Apple MacBook Pro

A laptop is necessary to all teenage boys and this is the best that money can buy. Apple’s latest MacBook Pro features an aluminum ‘unibody’ that performs better than it looks. With state of the art technical specifications and Apple’s awarded service, rest assured that this gadget is worth every rupee spent. The latest Macbook Pro cones with i7 processors and 6GB of memory. Optional SSD storage and the amazing retina display make this laptop truly futuristic. With features like cloud connectivity and auto backup using ‘time machine’, you don’t have to manually sync or backup your data. With full support for Microsoft Office and a system that never crashes, the Macbook Pro is essentially the best laptop that a teenage guy can get. In fact these systems are so future proof that you can probably get through your teens with just this model.

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1. Apple iPhone5

Everything that appeals to teenage boys is available on this phone and that is the reason it tops the list. A capable camera with panorama mode and HD video recording capabilities will make sure that you can do without a separate digital camera. The music player is top notch too. The touch interface is unmatched and a growing app store will ensure that you don’t get bored with this phone anytime soon. Clicking photos on the move, capturing HD videos, bundled studio grade earphones and immersive games make this the best gadget for teenage guys.

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