Christmas is finally here, but if you have not finished your shopping yet – or even begun it – do not panic! There is still just enough time to get the ideal present.
In the Amazon Echo Plus into the Microsoft Xbox One X, 2017 has been a terrific year for new technology, meaning there are plenty of choices for the gadget lovers in your life.
To provide you with some inspiration, we have pulled together a list of some of the most exciting and innovative gadgets and tech-inspired presents, together with advice on where to purchase them.
Amazon Echo Plus
The Echo Plus is the first of Amazon’s smart speakers to come with a built-in smart house hub, enabling it to act as the nerve center for smart home devices, like lights, plugs, and appliances.
It is available in black, silver and white, and can be obtained directly from Amazon for $139.99.
The Sonos PlayBase is a slim, but highly effective speaker that’s designed to look like a slab of granite. The two-in-one apparatus brings full-cinema audio to your TV and streams music also, so it is actually the only speaker you need in your living space.
The PlayBase available in white and black, and can be bought directly from Sonos for $699.
Described as the “world’s first gaming robot”, the MekaMon robot is a multifunctional, connected battle-bot with augmented reality capabilities controlled by an app on your iPhone or iPad.
It comes in black or white and is available to buy in from Apple’s online store, at a cost of $299.95.
Nintendo has shaken up the gaming market with its Change console, which combines the power of standard home games console with the portability and convenience of a handheld device.
It comes in a variety of-of configurations and bundled with a selection of matches, but the simple console prices $279.99 and is accessible in the Nintendo Store.
Google’s Pixelbook combines stylish design and lightning-fast processing rates with the recognizable Chrome interface. It may be utilized in either notebook or tablet mode, as a result of its 360-degree hinge, and it is the first notebook with the Google Assistant built in.
At $999, it costs far more than other Chromebooks on the current market, but there is no question it’s a cut above the rest. The PixelBook is available to buy from Google’s online store.
Anki’s Cozmo robot has a mischievous character all of its own. It may move around aimlessly, recognize faces, play games, and express an entire array of emotions with its large digital eyes – and thanks to built-in artificial intelligence, its character evolves the longer you play with this.
The typical red and white version is available from Argos for #199.99. There is also an exclusive Cozmo Liquid Metal Collector’s Edition.
Ring Video Doorbell
The Ring Video Doorbell sends an alert to your smartphone or tablet whenever the buzzer is pressed. It features a two-way mike and an HD-quality camera so that you can interact with visitors in real time.
It is available in silver gold, brown and black, and can be bought directly from Ring for $159.
Apple iPad Guru (10.5-inch)
Apple’s iPads are always high up on the lust list. This year’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro has the greatest screen-to-body ratio of some of Apple’s tablet computers and boasts an A10X chip, providing performance that rivals many notebooks.
The iPad Pro comes in silver, gold, space gray and rose gold, and can be bought directly from Apple’s online store, with a starting price of $619.
All-New Amazon Kindle Oasis
The all-new Kindle Oasis isn’t just Amazon’s most advanced e-reader, however, boasting a 7-inch high-resolution screen and Audible built in, but the first waterproof Kindle, which means that you can read your favorite books in the tub or by the pool.
It may be bought directly from Amazon, with a starting price of $229.99 for the 8GB version with WiFi connectivity.
Microsoft Xbox One X
The Xbox One X is billed as the “world’s most effective games console”, aimed at hardcore gamers who want their activity at 4K ultra high definition. It’s a 12.3GHz chip, backed by 12GB of RAM and a 1 terabyte hard drive, meaning games will load quicker, frame rates are improved and there is an overall smoothness of matches.
Like the Nintendo Switch, there is a vast array of gaming packages available, but in case you simply need the console, it is available for $449.99 in the Xbox Store.READ MORE +