Top 10 Gadgets Engineers Nerd Out Over

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over and you still do not have a gift for your favorite engineer? Have no fear, we’ve asked our very own MISUMI engineers for their favorite tech gadgets and smartphone applications. They’ve recommended items that are budget-friendly and items for those that want to spend that extra dollar for their favorite engineer.

Let’s Nerd Out!

  1. Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician’s In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables

“Whether you are a music lover like me, or you are overwhelmed by the endless stream of information from day to day, a little isolation can be sobering.” – Christopher Petlicki, Application Engineer

  1. iClever Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

“It is a foldable keyboard so it is pretty compact and easy to keep it with me and makes responding to messages on my phone more efficient. It also has the ability to connect to three different devices so you can switch between which device you want to control and it has a touch mousepad which works well on my phone and laptop.” – Armando Salome, Applications Engineer

  1. Fitbit Iconic

“Besides the fitness tracking abilities, sleep monitoring and VO2max monitoring. I would say it’s the Silent Alarm function, scrolling thru messages “incognito” during meetings and knowing if something needs my immediate attention. On the working-out side, I can monitor my heart rate and tell if I’m working too hard or not at all and stay within my desired heart rate zone (fat burn or cardio).” – Erick Garcia, Senior Technical Support Specialist

  1. Fitbit Aria 2 – Fitness Scale

“Sometimes I don’t want to get on the scale, but when its connected to my Wi-Fi, I can peek at my progress or yell at the 2 pounds I’ve gained over the holiday in style.” – DeAndre Willis, Product Engineer, Locating Jigs & Fixtures

  1. Analog Synthesizer

“It’s a patchable Analog Synthesizer.  It’s fun to make wild noises and musical patterns with voltage-controlled synthesizers.  Playing with the USA-made Make Noise 0-Coast feels more like a science experiment than a musical instrument.” – Eric Stahl, Product Engineer, Motion Systems

  1. IFTTT (If This, Then That)

“Love the ability to automate simple task throughout my day-to-day life. Using simple logic (If this, then that), this brutally simple app allows you to you to run mundane task automatically. Personal examples:

– If my Uber is arriving, then flash my living room & dining room lights.

– If someone tags me in a photo on Facebook, then automatically save the image to my device.” -Christopher Morris, Project Supervisor

  1. Amazon’s Echo Dot

  “For about $50 the floodgates to home automation are released within your residence. I love the ability to set alarms, play songs, check-in for flights, and call Ubers from across the room with just my voice. “-Christopher Morris, Project Supervisor

  1. The NutriBullet

“I mean shakes, pancake mix, ice cream, oh my! Need a nice blender to keep up with the options in the kitchen.” – DeAndre Willis, Product Engineer, Locating Jigs & Fixtures

  1. Tile Sport

“Tile allows you to keep track of your items through Bluetooth on your phone. Put a Tile on your keys, water bottle, laptop, nearly anything. Your valuables will never get lost!” – MISUMI Marketing Team

  1. Automatic Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

“Coffee is essential to kick start my brain in the morning. A burr grinder grinds coffee beans to be fine and is the best grind for bringing out the best taste in coffee.” – Carlicia Layosa, Product Marketing Engineer.

There you have it. Some great gifts for your favorite engineer. We hope you’ve gained some gift inspiration for the holiday season.

What are some of your favorite tech gadgets and smartphone apps? Let us know by commenting below.

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