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Top 10 Electronics Gifts for Christmas

Paul Mallon

Published 09/12/2015 | 12:04

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It's that time of the year again when you're searching for that perfect gift for a certain special someone - and we're here to help!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and also the time when everyone starts to worry about getting the perfect present for the most important people in their life. And it can be a tough call, especially when there are so many options out there and so many places to shop both locally and online.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a list of the top electronics gifts for Christmas – with ten items that will be perfect for any gadget fan this holiday season.

Google Cardboard Get a glimpse of your virtual reality future with Google Cardboard! It’s one of a range of affordable VR headsets which uses your phone as the screen, presenting different images to both eyes for a 3D experience. There are a whole bunch of apps to use, including games and 3D movies, and the headsets cost as little as 20 quid!

 

 

 

Swagway You’ve probably seen these around – sometimes billed as hoverboards they use similar tech to the Sedgeway gliders from a few years back but look a lot cooler. It’s all controlled by leaning and stabilisers and gyroscopes keep it from toppling.

 

 

GoPro Action Camera GoPro has become THE name in action cameras in recent years, and for good reason – they’re awesome! These tiny cameras can take high definition and slow motion video in any situation, even underwater, and come with loads of accessories. More expensive models have fancier features but the basic Hero starts at just €140.

 

 

Axis Aerius We’re predicting that a lot of people will be getting mini drones this year, and this one is really small! The Axis Aerius is the world’s tiniest quadcopter, measuring just 3cm x 3cm, but it’s still capable of taking to the skies and even performing some neat tricks.

 

 

Canon DSLR If you’re buying for someone who is also into photography, it’s worth considering an upgrade to a DSLR - and there are great products available from all of the major manufacturers. The cameras are more affordable than ever and offer up plenty of extra features for photo fans. Plus there are always lenses and other accessories to buy, which means more potential presents in the future!

 

Amazon Fire Tablets may not be as popular as they once were so the market has changing to embrace high quality, low price offerings. And the Amazon Fire is one of the best examples with a great 7 inch screen, a fast processor, 2 cameras, long battery and free cloud storage – all for around 70 quid.

 

Aria WiFi Smart Scale Help get your fitness on track with a Smart Scale. Instead of just telling you how much you weigh today, the Aria takes an overview of your weight over time, for a much more accurate look at how you’re progressing towards your goals. It can also sync with your phone or desktop computer for even more information.

 

 

Polaroid Zip This is a pretty amazing device which lets you print a photo wherever you are, whenever you like! If you snapped a nice pic on your smartphone, you can pair this printer and have a real photo in seconds. It really is that simple and easy, now you just have to take some fun photos!

 

 

DJI Phantom 3 If a mini drone is just a bit too limited, then you might want to check out this pro grade model. The Phantom 3 is an amazing machine which features a built in stabilised camera capable of taking super high def and smooth video. With almost half an hour of flying time and smart features for extra safety, it’s the ultimate drone experience. And at a serious price!

 

 

Sphero BB-8 There’s no doubt that this is going to be one of the most popular gifts this Christmas – thanks to the power of Star Wars and the fact that it’s a really awesome as well! BB-8 is one of the stars of The Force Awakens and this bot from Sphero brings him to stunning life complete with a personality, surprising speed and the ability to map your house and make cute noises while he bumbles around. Seriously, this thing is amazing, and you already want one.

 

 

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