Gadgets make good gifts for everyone. Everyone likes a gadget, in particular, the gadget geeks in your life. There are hundreds and thousands of gadgets available but we’ve selected the ones we really do believe are the best gadgets on the market today. So whether you’re buying a gift for the gadget geek in your life or are seeking a treat for yourself, here’s a run down of the gadgets we think you’ll love. We’ve broken it down into categories from portable gadgets, home gadgets and gadgets that can be used in the great outdoors.
Portable Gadgets Gifts
Let’s face facts, we all carry some sort of a portable gadget, the most common being the mobile phone. According to research, over 5 billion people carry a mobile phone, followed closely by an iPod and Smartwatch. However, the thing with portable gadgets is; we can only carry so many devices….and some described as ‘portable’ aren’t very practical. We’ve had a somewhat tough job sorting through the lot to bring you the gadgets that are the most practical and portable gadgets on the market (sorry, selfie-stick…you didn’t make the cut).
This is The Tile. It can be easily attached to most objects that you’re worried you might lose. For example, it can hook on to house, car or bike keys, but can also be attached to a laptop, bike or handbag or even a suitcase. If your item (with Tile attached) is lost and is within 100 foot Bluetooth range of your smartphone, The Tile will play a distinctive loud tune until you find it. Always losing your phone? Double press your Tile to make it ring, even if it’s on silent. Not only that, The Tile app gives you access to your very own search party; the world’s largest lost and found community where friends, family and strangers all work together to find everything that matters.
Ring your things and never lose them again!
Astell&Kern AK70 MKII
You probably aren’t familiar with the Astell&Kern MKll portable music player. I know what you’re thinking….who even buys portable media players these days when your mobile phone has everything you need. Granted, we thought the same thing until we played this portable music player ourselves. With it’s built-in amplifier for headphones, the sound quality of this device is actually quite extraordinary. With this, there’s no need to run your mobile phone battery down playing your favourite sounds on the go…and it’s likely to beat any mobile phone on sound quality.
It goes without saying that a mobile phone is probably the most used gadget around the world so we wanted to bring you the one that we feel has made the top spot. The Samsung S9 is truly the biggest contender of all mobile phones. If you’re familiar with the Samsung 8 and the latest version of Apple, we can tell you that the Samsung S9 is a winner, hands down. They’ve put a hell of a lot of thought in to the technology, what with it’s impressive camera (probably the best camera ever made for mobile, the super slow-mo feature allows you to see every second like never before), powerful dual speakers and the option to turn yourself in to an emoji. Comes with its latest version of Bixby.
Home Gadget Gifts
Home gadgets have changed the way we live. We all use home gadgets every day such as computers, laptops and TVs. However, many aren’t aware of the full range of smart devices that are available for the home and how they can transform the way we live. By adding a simple smart hub, we’re able to control range of features in our homes such as light switches, heating, garden maintenance and security cameras – often with a simple voice command or app on a mobile phone. We’ve looked through hundreds of home gadget gifts to bring you the best available, guaranteed to please.
There are lots of robots on the market these days. However, Cozmo is something else. He’s a gifted little guy with a mind of his own and a real-life robot like you’ve seen in movies. With a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out, he’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly entertained. Cozmo’s your accomplice in a crazy amount of fun.
Neato Botvac D5
One of the best gadgets ever invented must be the automatic hoover. They’ve been around for quite a while now but, over the years, the technology has really progressed. The Neato Botvac D5 is one of the best hoovers on the market and also good value for money. Control it with an app on your smartphone.
Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot is a great product for those who wish to use smart technology in their homes. Not only will it answer questions and play your favourite music tracks, it will also control other smart appliances in your home such as lighting and heating devices. For what it does, it’s extremely affordable too.
Sony Xperia Touch
We just could not leave out the Sony Xperia touch projector. With this device, you’re able to project anything from your Android smart phone straight on to any flat surface such as a counter top, wall or table. What makes this even more impressive is that you can control it with the touch of a finger without having to go through your phone or smart hub. The only slight niggle is that the Touch isn’t yet compatible with Apple phones. Despite this, it’s still one of the best touch screen projectors available.
Many gadget lovers spend hours indoors with their devices, however, there’s nothing better than getting outdoors. Being outdoors means breathing in fresh air, getting a boost of sun vitamins and improving mental and physical health. If you know a couch potato (or you’re one yourself) or someone who could do with getting out more (including you) an outdoor gadget may well work wonders.
OHM Cycles Mountain Electric Bicycle
Before we tried this out, we had no idea how much fun this was. Many of us love the idea of outdoor biking, however, find it quite a challenge especially if fitness levels aren’t where they need to be. This is where the OHM electrical bike will assist, allowing users to experience the joy of outdoor biking without the need to have pro-level fitness. No need to avoid steep climbs on your route and no getting off mid-way up a hill to push, the OHM electric bike will have you up there in no time.
DJI Spark Drone
Drones are amazing gadget gifts, not just for kids but for adults too. The hours of fun you can have with one of these is just endless. The DJI spark has a built in intelligent mode for perfect control all the time. It’s easy to set up and has a built-in camera to give you the ability to take pictures that can be controlled with hand gestures. Shoot aerial videos with a few, simple controls. Also has built in tracking targets for anyone on the move.