As the Christmas present buying season gets underway we’ve rounded up some suggested gift ideas for tech fans, all of which are currently available for less than fifty quid:
Umi by Amazon Wireless Headphones, Currently priced at £34.99
The latest trend in headphones is for ‘truly wireless’ models which eliminate all external cables and wires leaving just the two earbuds which connect to your phone, TV, tablet or PC via Bluetooth.
Most phone manufacturers plus premium audio brands such as B&O have at least one model in their range and now Umi, one of Amazon’s house brands, has joined the action but with an asking price way below much of the competition.
Featuring an IPX7 waterproof rating and storage case which doubles as a charger, the headphones can be used separately or as a pair and each can control your music or take and reject calls when using them with your mobile.
TaoTronics Bluetooth Earbuds, Currently priced at £19.99
If you don’t fancy going fully wireless quite yet, we’re very keen on these in-ear earbuds from TaoTronics.
With up to 9 hours of battery on a single charge, an IPX6 waterproof rating and noise cancelling mic, these earbuds offer a perfectly respectable listening experience at a wallet-friendly price.
AmazonBasics Nylon Braided Lightning to USB Cable, Currently priced from £7.99
We’ve written before about the savings you can make by picking a quality third party cable over Apple’s lightning cable but it’s a message that always deserves repetition.
And, in our experience, Amazon’s range of nylon braided cables are a much more durable choice than the thin plastic covered options most handset makers bundle with your expensive new phone.
Eono by Amazon Car Phone Holder, Currently priced at £10.99
Eono is another of Amazon’s house brands and offers a range of tech, sportswear and travel related products, including this universal phone mount which fits easily into any car dashboard that has vertical or horizontal air vents.
The cushioned sides help protect your phone from scratches while keeping it firmly in place.
Eono by Amazon Screen Protectors, Currently priced at £6.99
Top brand smartphones are becoming increasingly expensive as is the price of getting an officially approved screen repair should your device find itself landing on the floor or accidentally sharing a pocket with your house keys.
Available for a range of iPhone and Android handsets, each pack of Eono screen protectors includes 4 adhesive glass panels to protect your device and an installation frame which ensures they fit perfectly first time.
Belkin Pocket Power Bank, Currently priced from £19.99
If you find yourself regularly needing to top up your mobile, tablet or headphones while out and about, a power bank will quickly prove itself an essential addition to your rucksack or handbag.
Belkin’s Power Banks are available in a range of capacities and are capable of charging up to two devices at a time using your existing cables.
Engraved Apple Watch Strap, Currently priced £29.99
This handmade, vintage leather strap fits all Apple Watch models and gives the device a premium look which plastic alternatives just can’t match.
Sold via Amazon’s ‘Handmade’ store, the strap can also be engraved with a custom design or text for a more personal touch.
iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker, Currently priced at £29.99
Part of the Amazon Launchpad range, this waterproof Bluetooth speaker can be paired with your mobile so you can listen to your favourite music while having a shower or working in kitchen thanks to the integral suction cup which lets you secure it to any smooth surface.
Moov Now Multi-Sport Fitness Tracker, Currently priced at £47.95
Another Amazon Launchpad offering, this screen-less fitness tracker is ideal for those who already have a great looking watch and only want to track their exercise.
Data is displayed in an app for your iPhone or Android powered mobile and the Moov Now spares you the trouble of charging it every night as it can run for up to six months on a single replaceable battery.
Kasa Smart Bulb by TP-Link, Currently priced from £13.98
TP-Link’s range of smart bulbs makes it easy to control your home’s lighting via your smartphone without the need for a subscription or controller hub, making it one of the best and most wallet-friendly ways to explore the benefits of Smart Home technology.
The bulbs come in both screwcap and bayonet versions and work with any standard light socket – simply use the free Kasa app to connect the bulb to your existing WiFi to be able to set timers, routines and even, on selected models, your preferred colour or warmth option.
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