From portable speakers to drones, we have the top 5 gift ideas you need to know for the tech lover in your life. Whether you are looking to splurge or find a cool gadget under $100, let us show you how you can gift the latest and greatest of 2017.
1. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker
With the ability to pair 2 of these speakers together for a louder, stereo sound, this compact portable Bluetooth speaker is great value for money this Christmas. It features a long lasting battery that can go for up to 10 hours between charges, making it perfect for the beach, camping or at home for those weekend BBQ’s with friends. This speaker is also completely waterproof, which really sets this speaker apart from its competitors.
2. Apple iPhone X
Apple from $1,579
The iPhone X is Apple’s most ambitious iPhone yet and is sure to impress even the fussiest of smartphone users. Featuring a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, the iPhone X houses some of the most sophisticated and advanced technology ever developed by Apple. It is this technology that has enabled Face ID meaning the users face is the password, creating a secure and private way to unlock, authenticate and pay. With a highly improved camera, the iPhone X is also the perfect companion for both amateur and professional photographers. Oh, and did we mention it also has wireless charging and is water and dust resistant?
3. Fitbit Ionic
JB HI-FI $341 (On sale)
Perfect for the fitness fanatic in your life, the Fitbit Ionic is the latest sports watch to hit the market. With personalised coaching, a built in GPS, access to your own music and multi-day battery life, this watch does everything you need and more. Its durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and water resistance up to 50 metres means it can keep up with even the most hardcore sports people. Seamless connection to Bluetooth headphones makes working out even easier, while the Multi-Sport feature lets you track specific workouts to see real-time stats on the screen. As an added bonus, you can even make payments with it thanks to the built in NFC chip.
4. DJI Spark Drone
JB HI-FI $639
Don’t let the size of this drone fool you. The Spark Drone features all of DJI’s signature technologies into a compact mini drone that will fit in the palm of your hand. Featuring intelligent flight modes, obstacle avoidance and two-axis gimbal stabilisation, this pint-sized powerhouse is one of the sturdiest and well-designed drones on the market. With a 12 megapixel camera that shoots in 1080p at 30 frames per second, the Spark generates smooth footage that is sure to impress. For those tech heads that are also concerned about the aesthetics of their gadgets, this drone comes with a swappable top plate currently available in white, red, yellow, blue and green.
5. Google Home
JB HI-FI $128 (On sale)
This nifty little speaker has always-listening, far-field microphones that can hear you from across the room. Use it to play music, answer your questions and even control some of your home automation gadgets. The Google Home is the perfect living room companion that will easily match your décor with different base shells available to change its overall look. It’s your own personal Google and is always ready to help and do things for you. If you already own a Chromecast, you can simply ask Google Home to stream videos to your TV, and even turn on compatible smart devices like lights and switches. With built in high-performance Wi-Fi, the possibilities are endless with the Google Home.