A week until Christmas! If you’re reading this, you’re probably cutting it quite close with the Christmas shopping and are in need of some present inspiration for the Tech-Heads in your life (which is nearly everyone nowadays). Well, we've put together some great tech gift ideas, alongside where you can order them in time for the 25th.
GoPro Hero Action Camcorder
This is the kind of gift that will appeal to anyone who enjoys capturing the special moments in their life with a photo or video. It’s extremely lightweight, easy to use, and straightforward to record high definition videos. The GoPro Hero can capture 1080p Full HD videos at 30 frames per second, so it’s great for filming any thrilling or high speed activity. Not only all of this, but it’s waterproof to depths of 40m, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof too!
It’s being sold on the Currys website currently for £94.00, with Free Next Day Delivery if ordered before 9pm (or 4pm on weekends).
Sphero BB-8 Droid (For The Star Wars Fan)
Well, with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday, and the general frenzy around its release over the past few months; it seems appropriate to put a Star Wars themed toy on the list, doesn’t it? The little droid that is the Sphero BB-8 is sure to become anyone’s favourite toy, whether you’re a child or an adult. The movements and personality of it are authentic and clever, and when controlled by a smartphone or tablet (must-have) it can display a range of expressions based on your interactions with it – it listens, recognizes and responds to your voice! You can also view virtual holographic videos with it. How cool.
Currently available on the Argos website at £129.99, with Same Day Delivery for £3.95 extra.
Sony Xperia Z5
While we’re on a bit of a movie theme, is a member of your family a James Bond fanatic and are you willing to splash out on them? Well, if the answer to both of those questions is yes, then this gift is perfect. Of course, one of the best gadgets anyone can own is a smartphone, so having Bond’s smartphone of choice is even better. It’s actually a really fantastic phone, so you wouldn’t be wasting your money on a gimmick. It’s got a 23 mega pixel camera (wow!), it’s highly waterproof and the battery can last for up to 2 days. You can also get it in 4 different colours.
It’s available to buy outright with no sim for £549.00 on the Sony website, with standard and Express Delivery available.
Nomad Charge Key
This little gadget is a great stocking filler, and it’s extremely useful for any iPhone or Android user! It’s a portable USB charging cable which fits neatly on your key chain, so it’s impossible to forget. It does exactly the same as your regular charging cable, minus the lengthy and annoying wire while you’re out and about. It’s made from the highly durable materials of rubber and silicone so you don’t have to worry about being too delicate with it – it will bend in all directions. It’s also scratch and damage resistant.
Available to buy on Firebox for £19.99, with Next Day Delivery available if you order before 7pm.
Canon CP910 Selphy Instant Photo Printer
This handy, compact little device enables you to print photos from smartphones and cameras. The built-in wireless access point allows you to connect and print directly from your smartphone; alternatively, you can just insert a memory card or a USB cable. The photos themselves can print in less than one minute and they are covered in an overcoat which protects them against splashes, spills and fading – lasting up to 100 years when stored in an album! A single charge can give you over 36 postcard size prints.
Available at John Lewis for £76.00 with a two-year guarantee included. Named Delivery is £6.95, or you can choose Click & Collect.