Christmas is almost upon us! But if you’re anything like us, this time of year can be filled with just as much stress as it does merriment. So to save you a mad dash around the High Street on Christmas Eve, we’ve put together a set of Christmas Gift Guides which should have all bases covered when buying for an average Joe. In this guide, we’re talking all things Tech and Gadgets!
Panasonic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones RP-HTX80B
A pair of new headphones is always going to make the perfect Christmas gift and this year is no different. Wireless Bluetooth headphones should be near the top of your shopping list but don’t think that means you need to spend hundreds – we like these HTX80Bs from Panasonic. Offering premium sound quality, the RP-HTX80B features a built in mic, so you can take calls on you go, and they’re designed to keep you enjoying music day and night, with super-comfortable ear-cups and a long-lasting battery – charging via USB they’ll keep going for 24 hours of playtime, and if power’s getting low, a quick 15 minute charge will get you two and a half hours of playback. Perfect for the commuter!
Libratone TOO Wireless Speaker
Small enough to fit in any stocking, don’t let its size fool you. The TOO Bluetooth speaker from Danish tech brand Libratone will fill any room with big sound. Equipped with innovative features, the speakers features ‘FullRoom’ technology, which sends sound in every direction, and comes with 12+ hours of battery life on a single charge. It’s also the perfect speaker for on the go with splash-proof build and a surface that’s designed to grip. In other words, a wireless speaker made for adventure. Read our full review here.
Alcatel 3V Smartphone
If you’re looking for a smartphone but refuse to pay for the name alone, the Alcatel 3V is a great option this Christmas. Arguably the best 18:9 2K display phone on the market, this smartphone is built for modern use with dual rear cameras and a sleek design. The ‘Super-Bright’ 2K 6″ Display essentially give you a cinema screen in the palm of your hand, while the fingerprint recognition and face scanning give you some added security. Meanwhile, the 16MP & 2MP dual cameras offer stunning depth of field photography and mean you can really get creative with special effects. You won’t find better value than this.
Nextbase 312GW Dash Cam
Dash Cams are more and more becoming part of modern driving, which means they’re a great option this Christmas. Our pick would be the Nextbase Dash Cam 312GW. Down from £149.99, it offers high quality footage in Full 1080p HD at 30fps. It uses the latest 6G glass lenses which provides a wide 140 degree viewing angle to capture both sides of the road whilst maintaining image clarity. It’s the first Nextbase model to have inbuilt WiFi too, meaning you can quickly transfer footage to review on your smartphone or tablet, then simply share the footage with your insurer, friends or social media using the Nextbase app.
Wahl Aqua Blade Trimmer
A trimmer may not be the coolest gadget on the market, but it’s probably the one he’ll use the most. With that in mind, the Wahl Aqua Blade Trimmer should be on your radar if you’re buying for a bearded Joe. Featuring an impressive run time of 180 minutes from a full 60 minute charge, the extreme precision ground T-blade makes this versatile trimmer the perfect tool to trim, shave and edge as well as being fully washable – something that’s often ignored when buying a trimmer. Suitable for wet or dry use, it’s down from £89.99 over at Amazon.
ROXI Music System
With Christmas and New Year one of the most sociable times of the year, the ROXI will get some serious use over the next month. First and foremost, ROXI is a music streamer with access to tens of millions of tracks and internet radio, as well as playlists put together by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams and Alexander Armstrong. But ROXI is also a cutting-edge karaoke device, with the innovative remote cleverly doubling up as a microphone.
Cello Platinum 4K HD LED TV
Price: From £489.99
Website: TV Village
But if you’re looking to go all out this Christmas, a 4K HD LED TV is sure to make any Joe fall in love this Xmas – and we love the Platinum range from Cello. All the quality for a fraction of the price, Cello Electronics is the only LED TV brand that still manufactures products in the UK, so it deserves your time. Their Platinum range features 4K Ultra HD widescreen LED TVs with built-in Wi-Fi and even speakers (sub-woofers and trebles included). Available in a range of sizes, they can also be wall mounted to suit any modern abode.
So there we have it, the best Tech and Gadgets available this Christmas! Make sure you check out our other cracking Christmas Gift Guides below…