Grads Tech Gift Guide
Gifts for grads 2015Before your graduate takes on the real world, why not equip them with some awesome tech to help them?
[MUSIC] Welcome to Top Five, I'm your host, Iyaz Akhtar. Graduations are coming so cue up those speeches where people look to the future while building on the past and occasionally talking about the present. And speaking of presents, let's talk about gifts for those motor board wearing people in your life. Let's count down the top five gifts for grads. Coming in at number five is the Bonavita BV1900TS coffee maker. Why? It's compact, easy to use, and is an editors choice winner. Recent grads will appreciate having some good coffee in the morning to get them going before heading out to their new job, or writing up resumes. This coffee maker features one button, and on off. An on button. So if your grad is in desperate need of coffee, they'll still be able to figure out how to use this machine. And number four, this insane router. It's the D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890L/R, catchy name. Routers are the brains of your home network so they should be awesome. This one promises insane speed and it's so pretty. Your grad won't even want to hide it away. Look at it. The cinema sells at over $300, but doesn't your grad deserve it? They'll think of you every time they connect to the internet at home. The Logitech Harmony Home Control is our take at number three. When a recent grad gets down time, they shouldn't be wasting their time juggling a remote to switch input. Just so they can relax and watch some TV, the Harmony Home Control is the best universal remote you can get for the money. It's actually a multi-part system, so you can use the included remote, or if that gets misplaced, a free app turns the phone or tablet into a remote. Number two, a Roku device, either the two or the three. Now, Roku just updated its. streaming boxes, the Roku 2 is now as fast as the Roku 3, the only difference between the two is the remote control. The Roku 3 remote lets you listen to Roku audio by attaching headphones and can also be used for voice searches. The Roku's our favorite set top box since it supports so many different services without being pushy. Amazon, Google, we're looking at you. So unless your grad is in the Apple universe, they'll be able to watch whatever video content they want. What's at number one? A laptop, a tablet, a tablet that turns into a laptop, a tap top? No, no, no. Number one is a smartphone. It's a device a recent grad or anybody [INAUDIBLE]. Will interact with the most on a daily basis. On top of the that, the big guys all refresh their flagship phone. There's the iPhone 6, the 6 plus, the ACC 1M9, and Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. It's a great year to gift a solid cell phone for your grad. [MUSIC] And there you have it, the top five tech gifts that any recent grad would enjoy. If you'd like more gift ideas, check out grads.cnet.com. You can always catch more top five videos at top5.cnet.com. I'm [UNKNOWN], thanks for watching.