Holiday Handbook: The Perfect Gifts for Engineers this Season

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Nov 20, 2017 10:30:00 AM

    gift.jpeg‘Tis the season to scour stores and sites to find the perfect gifts that will leave your engineering friend wondering, “How did you know?” Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for any engineer or CAD pro, from mini drones to an entire kit dedicated to giving them a top-of-the-line CAD experience.

    Read on to find the perfect gift for the engineer in your life this holiday season.

    Mechanical 3D Safe Puzzle

    As you may know, there are few things engineers enjoy more than solving problems. Rather than buying an ordinary safe to store their valuables in, give them a useful gift with the fun of a puzzle all in one. The Safe Mechanical 3D Puzzle includes a working combination lock, wheel packs, drive spindles, and more. Once unlocked, engineers can use the safe to store valuables and develop a new puzzle all over again.

    Buy here.

    CadMouse Wireless

    3Dconnexion_CadMouse-Wireless_Keyvisual.jpgIf the engineer in your life is looking to step up or improve their CAD skills, give them the gift of precision: The CadMouse Wireless. The CadMouse Wireless includes all the best features of the CadMouse—a 7.200 dpi optical sensor, middle mouse button, intelligent scroll wheel and now added mobility. Users can work up to two months without charging, ideal for mobile engineers. 

    Buy here.

    Smart Earphones

    Many engineers turn to music to help spark creativity, or to simply pass the time as they work through their projects. With these noise cancellation wireless smart earphones, users don’t need to skip through songs on a device. These earphones can hold up to 1,000 songs, allowing engineers to make their perfect concentration playlist. They’re also waterproof and can be charged on the go.

    Buy here. 

    WiFi-Enabled Mini Drone

    drone.jpegDrones are gaining popularity as both an entertaining toy and a useful tool. Engineers have been known to turn to drone technology for certain projects that require geographical information. Consider gifting the engineer in your life with this mini drone that works with WiFi to deliver drone feed right on your phone.

    Buy here.

    Laser Projected Virtual Keyboard

    If the engineer you know is constantly on the go, this gift will be especially handy. With CAD and other engineering tasks moving toward cloud technology, many engineers can now work on their phones or tablets. While convenient, many miss having a physical keyboard. This virtual keyboard uses laser technology to project a full functioning keyboard onto a surface.

    Buy here.

    The SpaceMouse Wireless Kit

    SMWK.jpgIf the engineer in your life is looking for a tool that will give them an efficient workflow, seamless movement and an easy mobile experience, look no further than the SpaceMouse Wireless Kit. 

    The kit provides an easy two-handed workflow to users with the SpaceMouse Wireless and new CadMouse Wireless. The CadMouse Wireless selects and creates, while the SpaceMouse Wireless is used to position and move models easily. Both come with a rechargeable battery, which can be used while engineers work. 

    Also included in the kit is the CadMouse Pad Compact for uninterrupted movement, Universal Receiver, which allows users to connect up to five wireless 3Dconnexion products, and the 3DxWare 10 software driver.  

    Buy here.

    SpaceMouse Wireless Kit 

    Tags: Creativity, 3D CAD