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6 "Out Of This World" Black Friday Gift Ideas You'll Want To Know About

Our top tech picks for everyone on your list.

by Una LaMarche

This holiday season, go retro with the newest tech. From flippable and foldable smartphones to trendy wearables, the Samsung Galaxy is full of futuristic gadgets that will be at the top of everyone’s list. No matter who you are shopping for, the cutting-edge features on Samsung’s latest line of devices will be sure to help them live their best lives.

Here are our top picks for everyone on your shopping list.

For The Tech Trendsetter

Go retro with the newest tech, like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip4 – a flip phone that will make you wonder how you ever lived (and selfie’d) without it. This compact, foldable phone has a screen made of ultra thin, ultra strong glass that’ll protect it from drops and scratches. The phone is also able to stand on its own (in Flex Mode, like a miniature laptop) with a hands-free camera that is perfect for capturing photos (see: selfies) and videos without a tripod or precarious balancing act. And don’t worry about having to unfold it quickly to capture a perfect moment: Z Flip4’s QuickShot feature allows it to take photos and videos with the phone closed.

For The Multitasker

If you’ve ever gotten lost in a forest of charging cables, wondering how you can streamline your tech without sacrificing features, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, a sleek, clever phone that opens up into two screens: a 6.2-inch cover screen and a 7.6 inch main screen with a breathtaking Infinity Flex display. Like the Z Flip4, the Z Fold4 can stand on its own at a right angle for hands-free use. This one-stop-tech-shop makes a fantastic gift for technophiles who want to save space, or for anyone who may need a larger visual display (it also comes equipped with TalkBack, which helps users with low or limited vision use their devices without looking at the screen!)

For The Non-Stop Streamer

Whether you’ve got a movie buff, gamer, or certified Creative Director on your list this year, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra offers unparalleled detail on an ultra-large 14.6" sAMOLED tablet that's the first of its kind. This top-of-the-line tablet was made for multitaskers, as the Tab S8 Ultra’s dynamic multi-window display means shifting back and forth between projects and desktops with the move of a finger. With the S Pen (which comes included), you can draw, edit documents, or write-to-text for those who prefer more tactile forms of note taking and creative expression, whether it’s for business or for pleasure.

For The Fitness Fanatic

It’s hard to imagine why anyone would buy a watch that just tells time these days. In our nonstop digital world, smartwatches are the new must-have accessory, and Samsung’s customizable Galaxy Watch5 is ideal for anyone who wants to track their wellness 24/7. Think a sleep coach, fitness trainer, and personal assistant packaged in a lightweight, wearable watch that also lets you navigate, stream music, browse the web, and make calls. With its cutting-edge Body Composition Analysis, the Watch5 measures the wearer’s body fat, skeletal muscle, and more, tracking sleep, steps, and workouts, storing fitness data, and recharging ultra-fast to keep up with even the busiest bodies.

For The Consummate Creative

The ultimate 2-in-1 experience, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is capable of doing the work of at least two state-of-the art devices. The latest, greatest Intel® Core™ processor for lightning speed? Check. Super AMOLED touchscreen display with astonishing graphics? Check. A 360-degree hinge that transforms your PC to tablet in seconds? Yup, you read that right. S Pen is included, making this multitasking powerhouse perfect for creative types who want the functionality of a laptop with the free spirit of an artist.

For The Aural Aficionado

Every music lover knows that the quality of your headphones will make or break the vibe, whether you’re running to heart-pumping tunes, listening to podcasts, or just building the soundtrack of your life. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pro are smaller, lighter, and more versatile than ever, with pristine sound quality, and even equipped with Auto Switch to transfer seamlessly between all of your Galaxy devices and even your Samsung TV! Even better, you’ll never leave a Bud behind with built-in SmartThings Find technology that can pinpoint their last location.