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7 Tech Gifts For Christmas This Year

November 30, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

1. Google Home $129 (available at BIG W) 

Google Home is a voice-activated smart speaker that can play music, give in-depth answers to almost any question, plan meetings, and make hands free calls – and that’s just skimming the surface of its capabilities.  



 

2. Apple AirPods $226 (available at JB HI FI and The Good Guys) 

These things have dominated the market since arriving in December 2016. Cool features like music auto-pause and auto-play when removing and inserting the AirPods or the innovative charging case make these an awesome Christmas gift.  



3. Fitbit Charge 3 $229 (available at BIG W, JB HI FI & The Good Guys)  

An affordable alternative to an Apple Watch, this watch sits in a sweet spot between price and features.  The new watch features a 40% bigger screen, waterproofing and a lighter and thinner design.



4. Tile Sport $50 (available at The Good Guys & JB HI FI)  

This gem attaches to your keyset and is about ¼ of the size of a phone. It connects to your phone and allows you to ring your keys to find them. Handy for when you’re rushing out the door and can’t find your keys. It also allows you to call your phone from your keys as well as giving the option to track your keys on a GPS map via your phone.



5. Philips Hue E27 Starter Kit A60 White & Colour Ambiance $289 (available at JB HI FI)

 

Dad can control the lights from the couch with this starter kit. You can operate the lighting either through the Philips Hue app or by installing switches around the house. This piece of kit features automated timers (useful for making it look like you’re at home when you’re not), geofencing tech which tells your lights to welcome you home, and a whopping 16 million colours to choose from – enabling you to instantly change the mood of a room!



  6. Star Wars R2D2 Car Charger $48 (Available at ZING)

  Plug R2D2 into your cars cigarette lighter and you can get 2.1 amps through each of his USB ports. He sits in your cars cup holder and even makes sad noises when your device has run out of power!  



 

7. DJI Spark Drone $599.00 (available at The Good Guys)

 

Perfect for the adventurous one in the family. Get in on the drone craze with this model from the whose-who in drone manufacturing – DJI. This drone is small (so small it fits in the palm of your hand) but it packs a punch. It features a 2 axis gimbal (this steadies the footage that comes from the camera), a 12 megapixel sensor and the ability to take 1080p video. The perfect beachside companion.

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