Do you have a teen boy with a birthday coming up? Is it getting harder to shop for your teen boy? Teenage boys growing up in this day and age are more ‘tech savvy’ then any previous generation.
So what are the top 5 most desired gadgets that every teen boy is hoping for come birthday time?
We’re going to run down the top 5 gadgets that will make just about every teen boy from 13 to 19 jump up and take notice. So without wasting any more time lets jump straight into the list.
I’m not a teenager and I actually love this first gadget. Let’s start with the PlayStation Move Bundle (PS3). This is the hottest new thing from Sony that will likely have just about every teen boy at just about any age happy. It requires a teen boy to actually physically move their body in order to play games. Not only does the PlayStation Move Bundle open up a whole new world of game-play to their existing PlayStation3 gaming systems but it also ensures that your teen boy is getting some exercise. With a price-tag of around $99 it’s not that expensive and will keep your teenage boy happy for quite some time.
Let’s face facts, if you’re a teenage boy and you don’t have a cell phone then you’re not only opening yourself up to ridicule but you’re also completely out of the loop socially. The teen years are all about keeping close tabs on your friends and fitting in and finding your place in the teen social structure. There is such an abundance of cell phones to choose from that it’s almost impossible to name just one that is perfect. Suffice it to say that there are three major features to look for: the phone must have a built in camera, it must have exceptionally good texting capabilities and preferably be able to use as many apps as possible. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of options here but the good news about that is that there is something for everyone at just about every price point. From prepaid phones like “Tracfone” to the “FireFly Mobile” which specializes in cell phones for teenagers and gives parents control over the way their teen boy uses the phone.
It’s nearly impossible to be a teen boy, in this day and age, and survive without a laptop. Be it for schoolwork or pleasure a laptop is becoming more of a necessity than a privilege. Much like with the cell phones, the most important features are a built in web-cam and wireless connectivity. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a laptop as there is something out there for every teen boy at just about any price range. Once again, it’s almost impossible to name just one laptop as there are thousands of varieties but an “Asus Eee PC Netbook” which can now be had for under $200 is a great starting point. It doesn’t have the processor power of your average laptop but what it does have is really good connectivity, built in web-cam and a price point that you can appreciate. I personally own a “Netbook” as well as a desktop and a couple of laptops but just to prove a point I am editing this article on my “Asus Eee PC Netbook”. Naturally you are welcome to buy an Apple iPad for your teen boy but that’s going into the $1000 and above category of personal computers.
Teen boys and music go together like hunger and pain. That may be a strange comparison on the surface but believe me, depriving a teen boy of his music is physically painful. So the next thing on our list is an MP3 player. Now when it comes to these wonderful devices one specific one is head and shoulders above the rest, “The Apple iPod Nano.” This little player is absolutely amazing, it’s amazingly light, and it stores 16 gigabytes of your teen boys’ favorite songs. It’s also very compact, so much so that you simply clip it to your jacket or shirt or anywhere and you don’t even notice that you have an MP3 player strapped to you. Without a doubt, the “iPod Nano” is a true winner and sure to please any teen boy.
Your teenage years are all about friends and cliques and going to parties and hanging out, so an absolute must have for any teen boy is a digital camera. The camera I can’t help but recommend is the “Nikon Coolpix L22.” Not only are these really cool looking, which every teen boy will be proud of, but they are very powerful cameras. Now I actually mentioned the L22 because I have one and I love it for general use. It’s priced perfectly so I can afford to replace it if necessary, but there are other Nikon Coolpix cameras that you may want to consider. Nikon really does make a quality product and I for one love mine.