If Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend were not enough to scoop up the bargains, you still have some time to buy your Christmas gifts by grabbing a decent deal. We have put together a list of coolest tech gifts and gadgets list for the festive season in case you were having hard time figuring out where to start.
Whether it’s the best laptop, gadget, or a smart device accessory, you will find some of the coolest gift ideas below available to buy.
Pebble Smartwatch Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£99) / Amazon.com ($99) – The Pebble Smartwatch connects to your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth so you get the information you need exactly when you need it. Designed to make your life easier, Pebble provides personalized notifications and downloadable apps to keep you in the loop when you’re on the go. You can also customize with watchfaces and apps to suit your personal style and interests. It features a long-lasting battery, user-friendly operation, and a screen that’s readable even in bright daylight or underwater.
Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£89.99) / Amazon.com ($99.99) -Parrot’s Rolling Spider will amaze you! Thanks to Bluetooth Smart technology, Rolling Spider connects to your Smartphone or tablet, and is easily piloted through the free application FreeFlight 3. Turn any place into a playground with this fun and lively robot as it weaves through the air, showing off its acrobatic moves!
Apple iPod Shuffle Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£34.99) / Amazon.com ($52.99) – Never leave a favorite tune behind. Along with up to 15 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle gives you 2GB of storage capacity, good for hundreds of songs. That’s plenty of room for the essential songs of your workout or commute. And for multiple playlists, Genius Mixes,podcasts, and audiobooks, too.
Denon AH-D600 Deal– Amazon.co.uk (£179.99) / Amazon.com ($320.91) – Best Headphone Deals Winner of 2014 – Undoubtedly the best set of headphones available to buy. The AH-D600 headphones offer armchair comfort with analytical insight into the musical mix. These headphones possess comfort levels that rise above lighter street-friendly designs, but that will make them a little bulky and ostentatious for most people to use on the move. Nevertheless, if you want a great taste of high-end head sound the Denons will deliver with majestic and relaxed sound.
Rhino Shield Screen Protector for all Apple Devices – OneWiseMac ( £14.99 – £21.99) – World’s strongest impact resistant screen protector for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 5 /5c / 5s / 4 / 4s and All iPads – Stronger than any glass screen protector. The Rhino Shield is a high-impact screen protector that can absorb at least 5 times the impact energy of Gorilla glass 2 – the glass found in your iPhone screen. It offers 6 layers of protection which work together to disperse and absorb shock all while providing high transparency and being only 0.029 cm thick. And thanks to a self-adhesive silicone, it clings to the surface of your device like magic leaving no air-bubbles and is residue-free.
A special coating technology provides a tough outer coat which prevents direct scratch damage to your screen from from keys, coins, pens, and even your cat. And Rhino Shield stays free of fingerprint smudges thanks to it’s oleophobic coating but does not alter how you would expect your touchscreen to feel. It repels oil and fingerprints without being tacky and sticky resulting in a silky smooth feel.
i-Box Twist Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£39.99) / Amazon.com ($89,99) – Best Speakers for Christmas 2014 Winner – It’s hard to fault the i-box Twist given how cheaply it can be picked up online. It sounds great and works well as a speakerphone. Battery life isn’t the best, but it’s probably enough for most people. i-box is a new name in portable audio, but don’t let that put you off: the company clearly knows a thing or two about sound. Of course, the other reason the Twist stands out is because of precisely that: the twisted design. It’s bigger than the Braven 650, but weighs about the same thanks to a soft plastic finish rather than aluminium.
Mighty Buds Light Flowing Earphones Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£24.99) / Amazon.com ($37,99) – Best Earphones 2014 Winner -Probably rather embarrassing unless you’re intoxicated, the Might Buds Light Flowing Earphones feature sound reactive technology in the wires meaning they flash in time with the music. Perhaps a great gift for those secret santa colleagues you secretly don’t like.
Saying that, the Mighty Buds actually boast surprisingly good bass reproduction considering their £25 price tag and also manage to go really loud without distortion.
GoPro HERO3+ : Silver or Black Edition Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£299.99) / Amazon.com ($389,99) – The Best Action Camera Winner – The GoPro is anHD-quality, waterproof, video recording device. It has gained such popularity because it is very small and compact, yet it can deliver amazingly crystal-clear video. On top of all of that, the GoPro video cameras are completely waterproof and shockproof so they can be used in any type of environment or conditions. The HERO3+ Silver or Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter than previous models and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories—making it the most mountable, wearable and versatile GoPro ever.
Ollie Sphero app controlled robot Deal – Amazon.co.uk (£79.99) / Amazon.com ($199,99) – It might look like a children’s toy but this app-controlled robot can be a lot of fun for anyone using it in the family living room. Set up a few ramps for it to tackle and connect it via Bluetooth to your smartphone and you’re ready to rumble. It can travel up to 22km/h and lasts up to an hour on a full charge. If you have a dog or cat they’ll probably also enjoy chasing it.
Madcatz C.R.T.L.R. – Amazon.co.uk (£39.99) / Amazon.com ($49,99) – Best Gaming Controller of 2014 – Mobile phones have changed the way games are played, sold and made. But you still lose something when you only have a touchscreen to work with. The Madcatz C.R.T.L.R. for Android devices offers a much more console-like control experience, with a wireless Bluetooth pad based on the style of the Xbox 360 controller.
Built into the pad is a pull-out holder for your phone, solving one of the biggest issues with phone controllers — where do you put the phone? Loads of games now support physical controls, and you can check out a partial compatibility list over at the Madcatz website. It lasts for up to 40 hours off a couple of AAA batteries, although you’ll probably want to consider buying some rechargeables if you think you’ll use the pad regularly.
Anker Astro E4 13000 mAh External Battery for Smart Devices – Amazon.co.uk (£19.99) / Amazon.com ($29,99) – “Can charge up to 6 times with a hopping 13000 mAh source, The Best External Charger in the World”. Amazon’s No.1 Charging Brand, supersized power in the palm of your hand with PowerIQTM technology that detects your device and delivers the fastest charge available. Enough power to keep you going for days. Charge an iPhone 5s almost six times, a Galaxy S5 over three times or an iPad Air once.