Technology promotional products like personalized flash drives, power banks, wireless charging stations, wireless headphones, and waterproof earbuds are frequently distributed to consumers each year via virtual events, trade shows, promotional events, and direct mailing campaigns. The 13th most popular promotional product category in 2020 was electronics/computer-related merchandise. According to research from the Advertising Specialty Institute, electronics/computer-related products like wireless charging mouse pads and branded drones accounted for 2.5% of all promotional product sales in 2020. In addition, 2.1% of all promo product sales last year were mobile tech accessories. USB drives made up 0.6% of sales.
The best tech promotional items for giveaways are both useful and on-trend. That’s why it’s important for marketing managers to look at consumer technology trends when selecting the best tech swag for their technology-themed promotional giveaways in 2021.
Consumer interest in electronics and technology is higher than ever, making electronics and technology accessories some of the most effective and trendy promotional items for 2021, capable of generating a high number of impressions. The consumer technology industry is estimated to grow 4.3% to $461 billion in 2021. Much of this growth has been driven by increased demand for digital entertainment (such as streaming services, gaming tech, and connected health monitoring devices). According to the Consumer Technology Association, with more people stuck at home during the pandemic, consumer spending on video and audio streaming subscription services, gaming, software, and apps surged in 2020.
Home entertainment will remain a top consumer technology trend in 2021, according to Forbes. Additional consumer technology trends that started in 2020 and will continue into 2021 include 5G-enabled smartphones and devices, tech products and services related to online learning and telecommuting, and health technologies related to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic (including pulse oximeters, health monitoring devices and platforms, and clothing and accessories which utilize antimicrobial technology such as jackets and backpacks). Smart home devices, while not as popular as in years past, will nonetheless remain sought-after by techies enamored with the Internet of Things.
Based on these burgeoning consumer technology trends, our top tech swag ideas for 2021 include:
Cool Tech Swag for Customers and Employees in 2021 & 2022
These fresh tech gadgets make fantastic technology gifts for employees or valued clients.
The Virtual Reality headset includes headphones that plug directly into your smartphone. Download any “Virtual Reality” App or “3D” App on your smart phone to begin your virtual reality experience. The padded headset allows you to experience virtual reality in comfort. The adjustable head strap makes it one-size-fits-all.
This lifestyle action camera is capable of taking pictures and video with crystal clear resolution. Along with the HD camera you will receive additional accessories, which include a helmet mount, and a handlebar mount. Micro USB charging cable included. 8 GB SD card included. The action camera also comes equipped with a 1080p HD lense to capture the special moment. With a 400 mAh battery the camera is capable of recording up to 2 hours on a single charge.
The Dropbox Smart Notebook allows you to lift handwritten notes and sketches from the page to your Dropbox account, adding a new depth and dimension to both individual and group projects. Use the Moleskine Page Camera app to digitally store ideas developed on paper, and then access and share them instantly on any device. Ideal for professionals, students and people who love to work and think with pen and paper, but who also want the convenience of storing and browsing notes on screen.
Branded Work from Home Tech Gadgets
With more workers telecommuting than ever before, consider gifting tech gadgets and accessories to help your customers and employees equip their home offices. For additional suggestions, check out our article on Essential Branded Merch Products for Remote Work.
The Laptop & Tablet Portable Video Light instantly increases the clarity of your laptop or tablet camera. Making it the perfect accessory for your laptop or tablet. With virtual meetings becoming the new “norm” the light can be used for video conferences through Skype, Teams, or Zoom! The 49 built in LED Lights can be adjusted to increase the brightness of the lights. The light can be mounted to a laptop, tablet, or camera with the included mounting accessories. Includes 2 AA batteries.
This daylight lamp designed with three colors of light (white, natural and warm) will provide you with your daily boost of sunshine and help you keep you energetic and focused. Sunlight regulates the cycles of our bodies and our moods. With people spending more time indoors these days, it’s important to make sure our bodies get what they need, and this daylight lamp is here to shine some light for you.
Who doesn’t love a low-tech, high-tech combo? Put all your daily necessities in one location, making your desk clutter-free. Wirelessly charge your devices. Compatible with all Qi-standard wirelessly-charged phones. Each organizer can be magnetically attached, which allows for maximum flexibility. Anti-slip rubber feet. LED indicator illuminates when device is being charged or a metal object has been detected.
Health Tech Wearables & Other Wearable Technology Ideas
Add your company’s logo to these stylish wearable tech promotional items:
Track your daily fitness progress with this wearable activity tracker watch from EVERLAST. Features: One Touch Display, Step, Calories burned, Distance, Activity time and daily goal %, Sleep Monitor, and ECG & Heart-rate Measurement. Rechargeable battery, Time/Date display, Activity alarm and Clock alarm. Wireless connectivity to free tracker app.
Golf tech makes sought-after employee appreciation tech gifts. Also perfect for gifting to CEOs and executives, this personalizable golf GPS watch provides precise distances to the front, center, and back of the green as well as distances to water hazards, bunkers, and doglegs. The SWAMI Watch can improve your round by providing pin-point accuracy before your next shot.
Get your clients excited with this ultra-functional backpack with USB charging port! Interior mesh pockets in the main zippered compartment help with cord management with easy pass through to accommodate modern electronics. The patent pending design includes an elastic storage system for various sized power banks, a padded compartment fitting up to a 15″ laptop, and a side zippered pocket with scratch resistant lining fitting up to a 10″ tablet. Front and side zippered pockets store accessories.
Custom Smart Tech Devices for Technology Giveaways
High-tech customizable smart devices for 2021 that your customers will love include:
Once the Wifi doorbell is connected to your 2.4Ghz Wifi network, it will produce a live feed that allows you to see who is at the door. The doorbell has a built-in speaker and microphone so you can communicate with your visitor. The doorbell will also start recording once the PIR motion sensor is triggered. If your visitor does press the doorbell an alert will be sent your phone. Capable of taking HD videos and photographs with 720P.
A new member to our smart home family! Equipped with the WIFI smart APP control function. The WIFI Smart Bulb Socket is compliant to standard bulbs in the market and can be used anywhere. You can connect to the socket to turn on or off your light remotely via an Tuya Smart APP. You can set a schedule on the App to turn your light on and off at a set time. Only compatible with a 2.4 Ghz Network.
Simplify everyday tasks with a click! This wireless app-controlled device can be programmed to complete a large number of tasks at the press of a button. Known as the world’s smartest button, it creates a shortcut for tasks such as turning on the stereo, calling a taxi and much more! Stay on top of life’s task with this button!
Unique Swag Ideas for Tech-Lovers
These unusual tech products make great gifts for techies who have everything…
The Zoom® Audio Flask rocks out with an 18 oz. capacity to keep you hydrated. It boasts a removable, light-up, Bluetooth speaker that blasts your favorite soundtrack to keep you motivated and supports conference calls for easy, hands-free operation. The speaker is complete with flashing LED lights that compliment music and video play while a built-in media stand works with most large smart phones to provide hours of on-the-go entertainment. Bluetooth working range is 10 meters (33 feet).
42″ auto open and auto close umbrella, featuring a Bluetooth connected tech handle that connects to your smartphone to allow for music and phone calls anywhere, even in the rain. Waterproof tech handle unscrews to allow for convenient charging.
With consumers spending more time using screens in 2021, blue light filters and protective eyewear are trending. Do you market to a techy crowd? Then they’ll be like moths to flames—or overnight campers to the latest phone release—for these blue light blocking glasses. These glasses bring all the style and brand recognition while stopping blue light from overstimulating our brains and wearing out our eyeballs. Get your logo printed on the arm. Then, give them away like they’re going out of style…which they won’t ever.
Trendy Tech Swag for 2021 & 2022
The best tech giveaways for trade shows, promotional events, and social media contests requires the latest, trendiest tech promotional products. Contact Metron Branding for one-on-one assistance with planning your next technology giveaway in 2021 and 2022!