Christmas is looming over the horizon and along with that comes the gargantuan task of finding the right gifts for the human beings in your life.
It’s not an easy job and too often we can find ourselves just resorting to those classic staples of socks, chocolates and some form of alcohol.
Well we’ve come up with some alternatives, ten gadgets and gizmos that will have those stockings filled in next to no time.
From making sure that they never lose their keys again to giving a loved one the gift of a caffeine hit, even if they’re in the middle of nowhere.
Virtual reality is finally in the mainstream but that doesn’t mean it has to cost the Earth which is why we’ve included one of our favourite affordable entrants into this exciting new technology.
1 Tile StyleIf you’ve got a friend or family member who is forever losing things, whether it be their car keys, their luggage or even their pooch, they won’t be able to thank you enough for a Tile Style. Fix this tiny Bluetooth tracker to handbags, a passport holder and even the dog via its collar and if they ever get lost the Tile app will locate them.
Price: £30 from Tile2 BrightSounds 2Festival goers will love the BrightSounds 2. It’s a portable Bluetooth speaker, an ambient light and a powerpack all in one and is made for camping. After a night out catching a few bands, all that is required inside the tent is this mellow light, the cool tunes it can play and its charging socket for powering up the mobile.
Price: £39.99 from Lava Accessories3 Merge Virtual Reality GogglesAnyone who wants to transport themselves to another world will enjoy slipping a smartphone into the Merge VR Goggles and immersing themselves in a mobile virtual reality experience. The headset is compatible with most iOS and Android smartphones less than two years old and works with any existing virtual reality apps on Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Price: £39.99 from Game4 Multi Charger 6 In 1For those with more devices than plug sockets in their home, this powerful Multi Charger 6 in 1 channels 33W through six charging ports, enabling a combination of smartphones, tablets and other USB-charged devices to all be powered up simultaneously.
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