The sun's out, but we're stuck inside. And in lieu of mortarboards being thrown skyward, many colleges are preparing to gaming console, there should be something on this list to suit them.. Yes, that's going to be a tough transition that no one anticipated even just 90 days ago. And that's why 2020 graduates this year. To that end, we've compiled a list of the best indoors gear we've reviewed that costs between $100 and $250. Whether you're looking to reward them with a or a
Vizio SB3621 soundbar
Amazing soundbar value
It's safe to say that every other device on this list pales in comparison with the value of this Vizio. Honest-to-goodness sound quality -- complete with a wireless subwoofer -- will have your grad thanking you every time they blast a movie. Your wallet will thank you for the price.
Joby GorillaPod Vlogging Kit
Excellent starter kit for YouTubers
The job market may not be so great for grads these days, but there's always a career as a YouTuber or a TikTok star. This versatile Vlogging Kit from Joby comes with everything you need to make your videos look better, including the company's flexible GorillaPod Mobile Rig Base (it works as a mini tripod and also wraps around objects), a Wavo Mobile microphone, a Beamo Mini LED Light and a phone holder. The arms detach and you can also add other accessories to the rig or even a GoPro. Push the legs together to form a pole and you've got yourself a sturdy selfie stick (phone not included).
Joby has several other GorillaPod accessories that make shooting stills or videos easier, but the Vlogging Kit is a good starter pack. You can also mount the phone holder to a standard, taller tripod.
Best Mini percussive massager
This gift is sure to please any grad: Their very own mini percussive therapy device. The 1.5-pound Theragun Mini massager is designed to be portable, easily fitting in a backpack or purse. While it doesn't have quite the power of one of Theragun's full-size devices, it's surprisingly powerful considering how small it is. I've tried larger massage guns in this price range and it's just as powerful but half the size.
Key specs: 20 pounds of force, 12mm amplitude with three speeds (1,750, 2,100 or 2,400 percussions per minute) and a rechargeable battery that lasts two and a half hours. A neoprene protective case is included.
If your grad doesn't need the TV connection or team-play capabilities of the original Switch -- which is impossible to get, anyway -- the Switch Lite is a capable and pocketable console that plays nearly all of the same great games.
Eero mesh router system
With all the video streaming, multiplayer gaming and Zoom meetings going on, your grad will benefit from a new router. But why not go for the whole-home coverage of a mesh network system to boot? The three-piece Eero system is currently on sale, and Amazon is even throwing in a free Echo Dot, too.
If you want to give your grad the gift of improved sound quality, or the ability to ask for tunes out loud, there can be only One. It works with Alexa or Google Assistant, and it's compatible with AirPlay 2 streaming.
The AirPods Pro aren't necessarily the best-sounding true wireless headphones out there, but they integrate seamlessly with Apple devices, their noise-canceling is excellent and the transparency mode is great for listening without shutting out the world around you. Any iPhone-owning grad will dig these.
Roku S425 50-inch TV
Splurge pick: Smart TV with all the apps
This 50-inch 4K TV doesn't have the best picture quality we've seen. But at this price, who cares? What it does have is the best-in-class Roku smart TV operating system, which means that every worthwhile streaming app from Netflix to HBO and everything in between is built right in. It's a great starter TV that can migrate to the bedroom or game room to eventually make way for a bigger, better set. If you need to stay under $250, go for the 43-inch model -- but spending just $30 more gets your grad this 50-incher instead.