If you are wondering what to get the significant other in your life this Christmas, we have pulled together a list of our favourite gadgets for the gadget junkie in your life. We know they would love any of these under the tree on Christmas morning. So lets get into it straight away: Read On…
Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 Wireless Headphones
The QuietComfort product series by Bose is the gold standard for noise-canceling headphones, and its latest iteration is finally wireless. The QuietComfort 35 over-ear headphones feature a superb fit, sleek design, long battery life, the best noise cancellation in the business, and a finely tuned sound signature that makes them suitable for any type of content. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but they’re also the best of their kind.
Looking to branch into the Internet of Things, Amazon released the Echo — an internet-connected speaker that acts as a personal assistant. The Echo lets you tap into news, weather, information, music, alarms and other services. CNET says it’s actually “one of the better voice-controlled devices” when it comes to understanding the commands you bark at it.
Go Pro Hero 5
The GoPro Hero5 Black is a true flagship camera with all the shooting options from its predecessor plus raw and wide dynamic range photo capture and linear field of view video, a touchscreen, a waterproof body, GPS, electronic image stabilization, stereo audio, voice control, the option for auto cloud uploads, and the best photo and video quality in a GoPro. If you are into videoing or photographing your adventures, this is the gadget to get!
DJI Mavic Drone
Drones have really taken off this year (did you see what we did there, sorry couldn’t resist!) and the Mavic drone from DJI has been heralded as the cream of the crop. Small, intelligent and easy(ish) to use. The folding drone is roughly the size and weight of a large sandwich. This compact form factor, is a blessing and a curse for the Mavic Pro—emphasis on the blessing and a thrill to fly. So far in the list, this is the one we want under the tree on Christmas morning.
Amazon Paper White Kindle
For the reader in your life this Kindle from Amazon is terrific. With its desirable features, pocketable size, and reasonable price tag, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is a safe bet to gift or recommend to those that love to read. After its most recent design refresh, Amazon’s mid-range e-reader rivals e-readers that cost considerably more. No matter what the lighting conditions are like, you’ll find the Paperwhite to be infinitely legible at anytime and it has a great battery life too, lasting weeks.
Wacom Bamboo Spark Notepad
If the person in your life is more of an artist than a reader, consider a Wacom Bamboo Spark Notepad. The Wacom Bamboo Spark is the stylus-maker’s first attempt to make a hybrid paper notepad that records your scribbles and doodles in a digital form. Why? Because paper feels and behaves differently to the glass of a screen or surface of a tablet and many people prefer it, but still want a digital copy without having to resort to scans or photos.
Google steps into the world of 4K streaming with the Chromecast Ultra. Just like the regular Chromecast, this little HDMI dongle lets you watch streaming content on your TV from services like Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube, but it also supports 4K video in HDR.
It’s the most affordable 4K media streamer on the market so well worth considering for the
couch potato avid TV watcher in your life. 🙂
Nomad Key for iPhone or Android
Some people would rather lose a limb than be without their phone and when that phone runs out of battery it can be traumatic too. If you have no charge cable with you, this device can save the day.
The size of a housekey, Key is the ultimate minimalist and portable charging cable. Use this compact yet fully capable Lightning or Micro cable for charging your phone on the go from any USB port.
For the Apple fanatic in your life, consider the Apple TV system. With Apple TV, apps have freed up your TV to do more. This device allows you to choose precisely what and when you want to watch. You can interact with your TV in ways that you could not before. Use the touch screen remote to find movies you’re in the mood for. Or turn your living room into a games room, fitness studio or classroom. Its got a lot going on. You can check it out on the Apple website.
The G9 X delivers great image quality and shows it is possible to cram a bigger sensor into a smaller body. The reliance on touch-screen control won’t suit everyone, though, and the zoom range is modest, but it is available in black or, for the more fashion conscious, the metal and faux leather version shown above. The WiFi function on this beauty makes transferring pictures to your phone for sharing on Instagram, Facebook and other social media a doddle! So for the photo-fiend in your life, slip this in their stocking. They’ll love it…
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