10 Viral TikTok Tech Gadgets To Buy This Holiday Season

Decerry Donato

Decerry Donato is a reporter at dot.LA. Prior to that, she was an editorial fellow at the company. Decerry received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. She continues to write stories to inform the community about issues or events that take place in the L.A. area. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the Angeles National forest or sifting through racks at your local thrift store.

10 Viral TikTok Tech Gadgets To Buy This Holiday Season

Part of TikTok’s evolution over the years includes becoming another outlet for consumers to purchase popular gadgets. The app generated $821 million in global consumer spending across the App Store and Google Play in the first quarter of 2022 alone.

And since the holiday season is among us, it’s time to get some gifts checked off your list. So here’s 10 tech gadgets that went viral on TikTok that you can buy for your loved ones.


Scanmarker Air

@simplysalfinds How to prepare for your exams 📑#amazonfinds#tiktokmademebuyit#collegehacks#backtoschool#salfinds♬ original sound - Simply Sal Finds

The scanmarket air can be a great stocking stuffer and will help any student on your list. All you have to do is slide the scanning pen across any book and the text will appear on your screen. The device also has a text to speech feature that will read the words as soon as you scan over the text.

Photon Mini Projector 

@sonne_projectors You will wish you had this earlier. Shop in bio. #projector#tiktokmademebuyit#unboxing#productreview#roomaesthetic#netflix#amazonfinds♬ original sound - Sonne Projectors

The Photon mini projector blew up on TikTok in March of this year and pushed many to participate in a “fake window trend,” where people would project a video of a window on a blank wall in their home. Not only can you turn any wall into a window overlooking any destination, but you can utilize this device for streaming and connecting to gaming consoles.

Phone Lock Box

@lovediamondly

Replying to @freezingmoon999 I hope this helps 😂💓 #amazonfinds #amazonmusthaves #amazon

Another device that is circulating the #tiktokmademebuyit hashtag is the phone lock box. The lock box works great for someone who is constantly on or is easily distracted by their phone because once you stash your phone inside, the device can lock your phone for as long as 99 minutes.

Hanover Lock

@hanoverlock

The best purchase I’ve made so far in 2022 😌 #fyp #foryou #tiktokmademebuyit #shoptok

The Hanover lock is best for anyone on your list that wants extra security to their home. This device is super convenient or for people who are super forgetful because it will automatically lock once the door is closed behind you. The Hanover lock became popular as various users on the app uploaded videos about their experience leaving their keys at home.

Yeedi Vac 2 Pro 

@cherishandfavor

Just wait… 😳 #Yeedi #YeediVac2Pro #NewProductLaunch #iboughtitsoyoudonthaveto

This robot vacuum cleaner is the perfect gift for people who work from home and don't have the time to clean. Priced just under $500, this device can detect cliffs to avoid falling, has mopping capabilities, avoids objects in its way and when it's done cleaning it empties its own dustbin.

Jacuzzi Mat 

@dope_inventions

Bath time just upgraded 🛁 #jacuzzi #fyp #gadget #dontgetelectricuted

Jacuzzi’s are expensive and bulky but this portable mat will provide you a jacuzzi like experience in the comfort of your bathtub. To install, you just have to connect the mat to the pump and your bath is instantly upgraded with a built-in warm air function and bubble massage feature.

Electric Heated Blanket 

@lopwert

Well this is amazing #lopwert #unboxing #review #tiktokmademebuyit #christmas #influu

If you’re strapped for time to find a gift, this electric heated blanket is an easy one for someone who loves camping or an athlete that needs to warm up after a long hike or run. The blanket has three different heating levels and unlike other heated blankets that need to be plugged into the wall, this one can be charged on the go with a usb power bank.

Anker 3-in-1 Charging Cube 

@theshoppingexpert

FINALLY got my hands on this 3-in-1 cube 🤩📱⌚️🎧 this portable, folding MagSafe cube can charge an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at their max output speeds! Beautiful form factor and so travel-friendly #gifts #tiktokmademebuyit #appleaccessories #unboxing #3in1charger #amazon #christmas #anker #amazonmusthaves #travelhacks #iphone #amazonfinds #gadgets

The 3-in-1 charging cube can charge an Apple watch, iPhone and Airpods all at once–perfect for any traveler pressed for time. The cube-shaped design is compact and portable, so you’ll stay charged anywhere you go without the hassle of carrying multiple cords.

Instax Mini Evo Instant Film Camera 

@thatpineapplegirl

Best purchase ever!!! #tiktokmademebuyit

Every seasoned traveler always wants to remember their trip and what better way than a camera that can print the photo instantly? Not only will you have a physical photo in hand, but you can also save the image to your smartphone. If you don’t have anyone to take your photo, the Fujifilm Instax camera also has a built-in mirror that allows you to be perfectly framed for a selfie in front of your next destination.

Cowarobot R1

@dope_inventions

It’s perfect for lazy people. There’s no way they’re waking over 10 miles #amazonfind

The priciest item on this list is the Cowarobot ($1,799), a carry-on size robotic suitcase that stays with you at all times by using laser radar following and machine vision AI technology. As soon as you lift the handle up, the motorized wheels descend and the cameras will scan you to indicate that you are the correct person it will follow. The suitcase has the capacity to go 20 mph for 10 miles without being charged.

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