The Christmas countdown is well and truly on, and that means the window for getting all those presents bought and wrapped is narrowing all the time. Fear not though because we’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve got a fitness fanatic, TV nerd, or music obsessive on your Christmas list, or you want to surprise your nearest and dearest with things they’d never think to buy for themselves, these are the top tech gifts to get under the tree this year….
Apple Watch Series 7
There are smart watches and then there’s the Apple Watch Series 7. It’s got Apple Watch’s biggest display yet – making it easier on the fingers as well as the eyes – it’s most durable design and even more health functions on top of all the workout, map, messaging and music apps we’ve come to know and love. And with tons of case and strap styles on offer, there’s a combo out there for everyone.
This is one for all the music lovers in your life. The AirPods Max combine the best bits of over-ear headphones – high fidelity audio, noise-cancelling tech, a cushioned fit – with all the magic of Airpods, including access to Siri, seamless device switching and notification announcements. Once you gift them, the lucky recipient will probably never want to take them off.
Apple TV 4K
Spending days curled up in front of the TV with a family size tin of choccies on the go is what Christmas is all about and the Apple TV 4K takes it to another level. With high-definition picture, three-dimensional sound, precise control from the Siri remote and all the epic original content from Apple TV+, it’s the only way to binge watch.
We’ve all got one, that friend or family member who is forever misplacing their keys or losing their wallet. Help them keep track of their belongings with AirTag – it gets attached to whatever it is that keeps going walkabout so it can be tracked easily, whether the item is nearby or miles away. AirTags can also be personalised with engravings and key loops. No more missing essentials.
JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit
This GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit is the perfect present for any content creator looking to level up their work. Consisting of the GorillaPod Mobile Rig, Beamo Mini LED and the Wavo Mobile microphone, it can be used to stabilise an iPhone in both orientations and provide light and sound capture – everything they need to shoot a killer vid.
Don’t gift any old speaker this Christmas, gift a HomePod Mini instead. They may be mini but they can fill a whole room with thanks to 360-degree sound, and Siri is on hand to set alarms, check calendars, provide directions, send messages, control smart home accessories and generally make life that bit easier.
JAXJOX Foam RollerConnect
Impress even the keenest of your keen runner mates with this Foam RollerConnect device from JAXJOX. It uses technology to optimise muscle recovery by analysing their workout in terms of activity and duration, and then selecting the optimal level of vibration intensity for the most effective recovery. And it can be synced with their Apple Heath data so they can track their progress. Beats a foam roller any day.
Know someone who never drinks enough water? This nifty HidrateSpark STEEL reusable bottle will have them chugging the H2O in no time. As well as keeping drinks cold for 24 hours, the LED smart sensor glows when it’s time to have a drink – it syncs with the HidrateSpark App to calculate a personal hydration goal and track water intake.