Christmas is almost upon us! But let’s be honest; 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 the lead-up to the day, 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 tech and gadgets!
Ted Baker Leather Wireless Power Bank
Running out of juice on your phone with no hope of finding a plug socket is one of modern life’s true hacks. So this Ted Baker PEPPE Portable Charging Bank is a great option. Crafted from luxury Italian Leather, this light and compact multi-use charger is ideal for whose always on the go. Charge it at home then pop in your bag for 2 full chargers throughout the day. You can either lay your Qi enabled phone on the charger for wireless charging or use the cable provided to charge your device. It can even charge two devices simultaneously!
Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200
Home security is becoming ever-more popular these days but it doesn’t have to break the bank. The Kasa Cam Outdoor, for example, is an affordable, full-featured weatherproof security camera that you can access from anywhere via the free Kasa Smart app. Day or night, rain or shine, Kasa Cam uses crisp 2-way audio to communicate with the delivery person at your front door or to siren away intruders. Its wide-angle 1080P video and manually zoom makes sure you never miss a thing, while a magnetic camera mount and mounting wall plate make for a quick set-up.
Horizn Studios M5 Suitcase
Price: From £220.00
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If your Joe is a regular traveller, Horizn Studio’s M5 is anything but a standard suitcase. Made in Germany, the world’s first luggage with a removable smart charger features high-end Japanese 360° spinner wheels, a aerospace-grade German polycarbonate hard shell, water-resistant front pocket for up to 15” laptop and travel essentials and an inbuilt compression pad and premium laundry bag. Quite simply, luggage doesn’t get any cooler.
Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones
Price: From £279.99
A decent pair of wireless headphones will always be appreciated by any Joe at Christmas, and these stylish Harman Kardon Soho Wireless headphones are a great-sounding, user-friendly option for those after some genuine portability. Connectivity comes via NFC and Bluetooth, while touch-sensitive controls make them easy to use. The sound isn’t too bad either with high-performance neo-transducers delivering crisp highs and superb bass response, and they also fold flat for easy stowage.
Nextbase 2- 522GW Dash Cam
Another camera trend growing in popularity are dash cams for your vehicle, and one of the best ranges on the market at the moment is the Nextbase Series 2 Dash Cam. The Nextbase 2- 522GW Dash Cam, for example, focuses on image quality and ease of use, with 1440p HD resolution at 30 fps and a 140-degree viewing angle. There’s also an array of ground-breaking new features and world’s first’s including Alexa built-in, Emergency SOS and Bluetooth 4.2, not seen before in any other Dash Cam.
iPhone 11 Mous case
We’re all guilty of buying cheap and cheerful phone cases which do little more than crack at first drop. So investing in a quality protective case over Christmas seems as good a time as any. Mous have a wide range of cases for all phones with superior impact-absorbing AiroShock technology and innovative material engineering for first-class protection. Sleek and stylish, and made with real materials, Mous’ range comes with raised top and bottom edges to protect your screen, without impeding edge-to-edge swiping. Available in Bamboo, Leather, Walnut, or Armed Fibre.
Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones
The popularity of Scandinavian design is going nowhere soon, and one of the sleekest headphones on the market at the moment in that ilk comes from Urbanears and their Plattan 2 Bluetooth. Combining the iconic Plattan design with 30+ hours of wireless playtime, the earphones are precisely tuned for a crisp, full-spectrum sound experience. All-day comfort comes thanks to a flexible construction that provides a customized fit, while you can navigate your music with ease using a single, intuitive control knob which skips tracks, adjusts volume, and picks up calls on the go.
SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger
Price: From £59.99 (128 GB)
More than just another wireless charger, the 10W iXpand Wireless Charger from SanDisk supports fast wireless charging for Qi-compatible phones while also automatically backing up full resolution photos and videos. That means you can wake up every day to a phone fully charged and easily free up space on your phone without having to connect to a laptop.
Hövding 3 Cycle Helmet
Price: From £249.00
With more and more of us leaving our cars in the garage and donning two wheels to work, cycling safety is a hot topic these days. But the world’s safest bicycle helmet isn’t actually a helmet. Say hello to the Hövding 3, an airbag for cyclists that’s worn around the neck like a collar. In the event of an accident, the airbag inflates and forms around the head and neck like a protective hood. According to scientific studies, the airbag technology is 8 times safer than traditional bicycle helmets with sensors inside the collar reading the cyclist’s movement pattern 200 times per second. In the event of an accident, the airbag inflates in just 0.1 seconds. It might be unorthodox, but more importantly it’s safer than a traditional helmet.
So there we have it, our round-up of all the best tech and gadgets available for Joes this yuletide! Also don’t forget to check out our other cracking Christmas Gift Guides below…