10 Tech Gifts You May Not Have Thought Of
Christmas is only around the corner and you are probably running out of ideas, especially if you’re buying for someone who loves a gadget. If they’re up to date on their PC, tablet and phone you’re probably pulling your hair out searching for ideas. Now you can sit back and relax with our ten suggestions that you may not have considered.
1. Go Pro Hero
If your loved one loves photography and making videos then this may be the gift for them. At £145 it provides stunning videos with an ultra wide angle. The Go Pro Hero allows the user to capture their world at the pace and angle they require.
2. Pencil by FiftyThree
Starting at £29.99, Pencil by FiftyThree was designed to work with the popular Paper by FiftyThree app available on the Apple App Store. The stylus has no buttons or settings, you just connect with the app by tapping a section of the screen and you have a full artist’s toolbox at your fingertips. The pencil allows you to erase and create different strokes dependent upon pressure. It’s a really nice little stylus for any artist.
3. Polaroid Zip
This is another favourite for photography fans. Available at £109.99, the Polaroid Zip is a pocket printer that works with ZINK (Zero Ink) technology to allow you to print wallet sized photos on the go directly from your phone. The free Polaroid Zip app allows you to edit, add frames or even turn your photo into a business card before you print.
4. Nest Thermostat
This Internet of Things thermostat from Nest is available at £179. It learns your schedule to program itself and can be controlled via your phone, tablet or computer. It has the ability to sense when no one is in the house and turns down the heat as well as allow you to see and track your energy use.
5. Logitech Multi Device Keyboard
At £42.50, the Logitech Multi Device keyboard will work with your PC as well as your tablet and phone. Complete with a dial to allow you to switch from one to the other, this keyboard is perfect for when you are on the go but need a little more than a touch screen to get your work done.
6. Lomo Diana Baby
Retro photography is still very much in fashion. The £35.87 Lomography Diana Baby 110 is one camera that is responding to this. It’s small enough to not hinder you when out and about and simple enough that you can focus on taking great shots rather than fiddling with controls and settings.
At £29.99, the Tile is a must have for anyone used to losing things. Just attach the tile to your keys or whatever it is that you keep misplacing and then through the power of Bluetooth keep track of it on an app on your phone. The Tile can even emit sound if you still can’t find it through the tracker. Just don’t lose your phone too!
8. Incipio Ghost 120
Incipio’s wireless charging base is perfect if you’re sick of charging cables lying around. As long as your device is enabled with Qi either directly or through a case then you can have a clean and stylish alternative to cables.
9. Microsoft Band 2
Starting at £189.99, the Microsoft Band 2 is perfect for your favourite fitness fanatic. The Band 2 monitors your heart rate, calorie burn and sleep quality. Compatible with your Windows Phone as well as Android and iPhone, you can receive email, text, calendar and call alerts while on the go.
10. Kindle Voyage
Finally, the Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s latest e-reader. Starting at £169.99, the device allows you to turn pages without even lifting a finger through finger pressure technology. With a battery that lasts for weeks, the Kindle voyage is perfect for your favourite bookworm.