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10 Great Tech Gifts For Grads

The class of 2016 is moving on to higher education or into the working world. Which new gadgets do they want or need for the big transition? Here are some gift ideas for the new grad in your life.
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The days are getting longer, weather is getting warmer, and summer is nearly here. Many of us are organizing travel plans and compiling reading lists for sun-drenched afternoons on the beach.

However, for many, this time of year doesn't mean a break from work, but the start of it. The class of 2016 is getting ready to leave the halls of high school and higher education. Many will go on to college, some will go on to earn advanced degrees, and many will take their skills into the workforce.

Whether you're celebrating the graduation of a son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, or close friend, you'll likely want to give them something they'll appreciate and use as they make the transition from high school to college, or from the classroom to the corporate world.

[Could these detachable tablets replace your PC?]

The question is, what to buy? Would the new graduate you know prefer a laptop for mobile work, one of the latest smartphones or smartwatches, a tablet to bring to class, or high-end headphones for the commute to their new job?

It can be tough to pick the perfect gift, especially for someone in a generation well known for being more connected and tech-savvy than any other. To give you a helping hand, we put together a list of gadgets you could buy for the new grad in your life.

Which of these do you think would make the best tech gift for a new graduate? Do you have any suggestions we didn't put on this list? We'd like to hear your ideas.

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

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5/22/2016 | 11:13:24 AM
Tech Gifts for college
I would recommend a Chromebook for those going to college: inexpensive, lightweight, long battery life, virus free, plenty of free apps, built-in phone, alarm radio, etc., etc. How I wish I had one of these in my college days.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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5/20/2016 | 5:47:52 PM
Home delivery, please
I'm pretty sure I need most things on this list. Forget gift-giving, this is my new shopping list (minus a few items). 
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