A year where toilet roll was like gold dust and the Zoom calls were endless, it’s the time of the year to spend (yet more) time with our loves ones (yay?) and look forward to 2021 (yay!).
But first, we need to get past the uniquely challenging Christmas present buying this year and complete the marathon of gift wrapping. Technology is really helping us with our shopping (and everything else) this year and that got us thinking – what’s the top, not so obvious tech, to buy this year.
Not everything techy has to be something electrical. Instead of looking for last minute holidays, why not look at something a little further away? Buy You Own Telescope Kit won the Independent Toy Award by Toy Shop UK. For £19.99 and free shipping, there seems little reason not to ‘buy now’.
You’re going to need a lot of wrapping paper for this gift – if you can still afford any. The Samsung Odyssey G9: Gaming Monitor has a curved 49-inch screen with a resolution of 5120x1440 (32:9 ratio) for the most ardent gamers amongst us. You’d have to be pretty eager to spend £1,279.00 on a monitor if you ask me!
We might as well learn something new while we have even more free time on our hands and it wouldn’t be Christmas without one noisy present. Senstroke have released a Bluetooth Electric Drum Kit. A more expensive gift at £145.00, it works by attaching the Senstroke sensors to your drumsticks, downloading the free app and playing away! Maybe order some earplugs for yourself at the same time.
We love taking pictures at Christmas, even if it does capture the moment when your mouth is stuffed with far too much turkey. The ideal gift for those who love to be behind the camera and a nightmare of the unlucky ones that have to constantly be in them. Instax mini link mobile photo printer allows you to instantly print photos taken on your phone for £89.00. No longer will pictures of Grandpa snoozing the afternoon away just sit digitally somewhere – this is a gift that will keep on giving.
Can you even remember the last time you went for some pampering or better yet - got a massage? For those who are missing massages, Therabody has a solution. The Theragun Prime Massage gun applies pressure up to 40 times per second and 60% deeper into your muscles than other massagers. At £275, you might want to look for next day delivery - hurry up the relaxation.
A bike that doesn’t cause a sweat sounds right up my street! The Cowboy bike is in its 3rd generation of the electric bike and costs £1,990. Not only does the Cowboy 3 have an oil-free carbon belt transmission, lower gear ratio and puncture-resistant types, but it also has an accompanying app! The app allows you to go keyless, with an auto-locking feature to prevent thefts, crash detection and air quality monitor for planning a smog-free route.
There’s an increase in house gadgets in the top tech list this year, including an Arlo video doorbell. Apparently, unlike other smart doorbells, the Arlo doorbell can identify the difference between people, animals, vehicles and packages. Now that is smart for £179.99!
Normally, the closest our phones get to a wash is when we accidentally drop them in a puddle. Generally speaking, phones don’t often get cleaned down and can be a breeding ground for all sorts of nasties. PhoneSoap supply UV sanitizers for our gadgets, which apparently get rid of 99.9% of the bacteria on our phones, keys, payment cards and more. Not the most exciting present, but we’re sure this practical present is worth the price, especially at the moment.
These are some of the more unusual techy ideas we’ve spotted – but there’s plenty more out there. Or will you be requesting the latest Apple product, have your fingers crossed very tightly for the new Playstation, or staying away from tech all together? Whatever Christmas brings, we hope it’s filled with fun and laughter.
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