It's Cyber Monday: the day all electronics go on sale! Electronics are possibly the hardest gifts to buy. There are some people who are just happy to have a camera and couldn't care less about things like brand and MP. Then there's the Tech Guru that analyses every aspect down to battery usage. If you're shopping for the perfect electronic gift for someone who loves electronics, fret not, I've got you covered. I'm kicking off a week of Gift Guides for the holiday season. But first, a disclaimer: The Tech Guru probably already has half of the things on this list, so unless you really know the person, I suggest looking for another kind of gift.
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) $100 BUY NOW
One of the coolest tech gifts in its price range, the all-new Amazon Echo has a sleek new design and much better sound quality than its predecessor. The device's Dolby-tuned pair of audio drivers deliver a more robust bass, while seven built-in microphones ensure that Alexa will hear you better than ever. The available finishes for the speaker include great-looking fabric and wood choices, which will enable it to seamlessly blend into the decor of any room.
GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera $499 BUY NOW
The HERO6 Black by GoPro is a great gift for people in your life who love action sports. It's sleek, compact, easy to operate, and better-connected than any of its competitors. It can capture 4K video at a barely believable 60 frames per second, as well as bursts of 12 MP images, and it can go up to 33 feet underwater without a housing.
Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer for iPhone $150 BUY NOW
A great gift for avid mobile shutterbugs, the Prynt Pocket will turn an iPhone into an instant camera, capable of 2-by-3-inch prints on zero ink paper. Compatible with any iPhone 6/6 Plus and up, the gadget also comes with handy camera controls, as well as a dedicated app for editing the images before printing them out. By utilising augmented reality, it also allows you to "embed" video in your prints — the clips will play when you hover your iPhone above them. There are four colours to pick from — gray, graphite, lavender, and mint green.
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch $299 BUY NOW
A great gift for anyone, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is the company's most capable product. Its key features include an accurate heart-rate tracker and GPS, as well as the ability to deliver guided workouts. The device is fully waterproof, so you can go swimming with it. You can install apps on the smartwatch, make payments, and receive notifications from your smartphone as well. Fitbit offers a number of interchangeable bands for the Ionic.
Tile Anything Finder Pack $60 BUY NOW
Does someone you care about forget the whereabouts of their iPhone or other personal belongings often? These small and nifty gadgets by Tile will help them find it, so long as the phone is within their Bluetooth range. Available in two distinct finishes (sport and style) the tiny trackers are as easy to carry around as it gets. Their nonremovable battery lasts for a year.
Google Home Mini $49 BUY NOW
As someone who just got one last week, I fully endorse this product! Experience the colossal performance of this tiny personal assistant: Google Home Mini, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Like its larger cousin, this small-but-mighty smart device is always ready to give you hands-free help. Advanced voice recognition technology guarantees personalised responses for everyone in the house. Start by saying “Hey Google,” then let your mini assistant take care of the rest. Some features do not work outside of The U.S.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from $649 BUY NOW
Can someone please get me this for Christmas? I don't NEED a new phone but their commercials have me convinced that I NEED their phone! The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Smartphones are great gifts for Android fans. They feature powerful Qualcomm chipsets, sharp OLED displays, stereo speakers and the best cameras in the business (super important to me). Both models have a sleek metal body with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller $300 BUY NOW
Go powered with the next generation of travel, NoviConnected. Constructed from class-A makrolon polycarbonate shell, polyester jacquard interior liner and removable, smooth glide wheels, it’s engineered for performance. It features a spacious main compartment with an integrated TSA approved lock and comes equipped with an app controlled, 10050mAh battery bank capable of simultaneously charging USB-C and USB devices, transforming every terminal, station or port into a personal power hub. Conveniently charge the NoviConnected battery pack with your MacBook's USB-C charger and included 1.5 meter USB-C to USB-C cable.
Davis & Sanford Traverse TR654C-36 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head $145 BUY NOW
I didn't forget about my fellow photographers. This ultra light weight Traverse Carbon Fiber tripod provides optimal stability on a variety of terrains. Featuring quick twist leg locks, three independent leg angles and the option for rubber or spike feet, the Traverse can be easily repositioned allowing you to get the perfect shot every time. With reverse folding legs, made of 8-layer carbon fiber, the tripod can be easily and quickly broken down for optimal storage and transportation.
Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid Action Figure $165 BUY NOW
Last but not least, something for my Star Wars fans! The R2-D2 Droid by Sphero is one of the coolest gifts you can give to a Star Wars fan this year. The smartphone-controlled gadget moves just like the original and it can deliver cool holographic simulations on the screen of your mobile device. It can also interact with other droids in the Sphero lineup. Best of all, when you kick back to watch a Star Wars instalment, for the umpteenth time, the droid will react to the movie!