The festive season is just around the corner. You must be making gift lists, checking them twice, and planning to go for shopping. When it comes to your tech-savvy friends, you always want to gift something as special as they are. However, with an abundance of gadgets being launched every now and then, it’s truly a daunting task to select a value-for-money product worth gifting. As always, we’re here to help you cut through this clutter. It’s time to pack our festive season gift shopping guide with a glossy paper and bow it with a silky ribbon to provide you with 10 cool gadgets to wow your geeky friends. Scroll down to unpack our list.
Festive Season Gift Shopping Guide 2017
Our picks for tech accessories sift through the latest gadgets available in the market. We’ve strived to keep the selection as varied as possible to fall in your budget. Many of the listed options are affordable while some are treasured items that will last your lifetime – the choice is all yours! Here’re the top 10 cool tech gadgets to light up your loved ones’ festive season. Let’s jump on the festive season gift shopping bandwagon.
Smartphones are a most popular choice to gift your geeky friends in this festive season. The latest smartphones are Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Nokia 8, etc. You can select the one to suit your friends’ needs. For more information, visit at 5 best upcoming smartphones of 2017 to look forward.
Xiaomi LED USB Light
The next gadget in our festive season gift shopping guide is Xiaomi LED USB Light. It acts as an affordable lighting accessory that plugs into any USB slot to make a portable reading light. The device is ideal for dark environments to serve as a reading lamp or to light up the keys in a non-backlit laptop. Moreover, it can even illuminate a small room in case of a power-cut and its high-rated power capacity of 1.2W means that it can remain lit for a long time.
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Amazon Kindle Voyage
Have you bought an e-reader yet? If no, perhaps it’s time to shell out some bucks on the Rolls Royce of eBook readers. It comes with a 300PPI display, adaptive light sensor, and PagePress letting you turn pages by applying pressure on the bezel.
Google Play Gift Card
Google Play Gift Card is one of the best festive season gift ideas for anyone who doesn’t have a credit card. For Android users, it’s like a full course meal at the Google Play Store with apps going for as little as 0.153$. This is best option to opt for if your friend downloads apps from the Google Play on a daily basis.
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NetGear WNDR3400 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
NetGear WNDR3400 N600 wireless router seems to be the hottest item to add to your festive season gift shopping list. It supports dual-band offering fast wireless performance and long range. The gadget has a slew of networking features such as network storage, traffic meter, guest zone, as well as USB external hard-drive support for network storage. Additionally, it’s affordable and comes with an intuitive web interface.
Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh 3A Fast Portable Charger
This power bank has great reviews across the board. What makes it stand out from the rest is that it detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed. Weighing just 295 grams, it takes around 6.5 hours to charge fully on a 2A adapter. Plus, the gadget can charge an iPhone 5S almost 6 times.
GoPro Hero4 Black
Is your friend a photography enthusiast? Well, GoPro Hero4 Black is the best gadget to buy for him/her in this festive season. The action camera is able to shoot full-frame 4K footage at a decent 30fps. It boasts a 12MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and an F2.8 aperture ultra-wide angle lens. Also, it can shoot 1080p videos up to 120fps and 720p videos at 240fps, which is what iPhone 6 and 6Plus can achieve.
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
If your friend is habitual of using a PC with an HDD, then Samsung 850 EVO 500GB is the name you need to add your festive season gift shopping list. It is one of the cool gadgets for tech lovers that is regarded as a faster replacement for the hard disk most computers have. The solid state drive brings the most discernible leap in a computer’s speed. It is available in 120, 250, 500GB and 1TB variants.
Creative Sound Blaster Roar
Creative Sound Blaster Roar is a portable wireless speaker that you can gift your tech-savvy friends. It connects to devices over Bluetooth 3.0 and provides support for the high-quality aptX codec. The device boasts a 6,000mAh battery that is rated to last 8 hours on a single charge. Apart from this, its battery can be used to charge smartphones and tablets.
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Inoho Starter Kit
Inoho Starter Kit is a wireless switching solution that allows you to control your home’s switches from anywhere in the world, via the Internet, using a web browser. The home control system includes three main components – the Inoho app, home controller, and switchboard module, which sits behind the electric switchboard in your home and wirelessly communicates with the home controller using the Zigbee protocol. The home controller, in turn, connects to your WiFi router with a LAN cable. Overall, if you want your friends to lifehack some productivity gains into their day, then it’s a worthwhile addition to your festive season gift shopping guide.
Our festive season gift shopping guide 2017 ends here. Now, it’s time to shop away. Which gadget you’re going to gift your techy friends? Let us know in the comments section below. And be sure to stay tuned with us throughout the festive season for more updates.
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