|For big spenders: Apple iPad|
|For technophobes: Amazon Echo Show 8|
|For laptop lovers: HP Chromebook 14|
|Stocking filler: Anker wireless charger|
|For TV addicts: Roku Premiere soundbar|
|For computer users: Logitech Trackball|
|For iPad owners: Pillow stand|
2020 is the year tech became more important than ever to help seniors keep in touch – and we’ve found the best tech gifts for seniors to make your life easier.
We’ve tried to pick gifts for every price point – so hopefully there’s something for everyone here, from iPads to chargers and even a pillow to help you stream in bed.
If you want to give the ultimate tech gadget, here it is.
We think Apple’s iPad is the best device out there for seniors, and can do everything a ‘normal’ computer can.
If you prefer a laptop, we’ve got a guide to the best Chromebooks for seniors, and you can see our top choice, the HP Chromebook 14, below – but we think the iPad tops them for most people.
Amazon’s Echo Show is the ultimate device for seniors who aren’t comfortable with a computer, and also a great way to do video calls and listen to music and radio without too much work.
If you prefer a laptop to a tablet, our recommended budget Chromebook in a great gift (Read more about it here in our guide to the best Chromebook for seniors).
In a nutshell, HP’s Chromebook 14 is a good, solid choice. It’s reasonably priced, and really does have everything you need for basic tasks like email, web browsing and watching TV and movies.
Most recent phones have wireless charging, and let you charge simply by placing your phone on a pad or stand.
We’ve found that Anker wireless chargers are both cheap and reliable.
Note both the Anker stands don’t come with a power adapter – most people have a couple lying around, but if you don’t Anker’s is a great choice.
If you’re willing to spend a little more, the RAVpower is a great buy as it’ll charge a phone to 50% within an hour.
We think Roku’s streaming system is the best our there for seniors – it’s simple to use, with a minimum of confusing menus, and has a very straightforward remote control.
It’s the best way to give your TV a smart upgrade, and this model will stream shows in ultra clear 4K quality as well.
The best computer mouse for seniors is actually not a mouse at all.
Instead, Logitech’s trackball uses a ball you move with your thumb.
The theory is that without the need to move your arm for cursor control, your hand and forearm stay relaxed during hours of use.
The tracking speed can also be adjusted with Logitech Options software, giving you even more control.
Watching an iPad in bed can be annoyingly – it’s almost impossible to hold at the the right angle.
However, the Ontel pillow stand is the answer to your prayers, letting you hold the iPad safely and easily so you can use it while lying down.
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