With the Holidays around the corner, it’s time to figure what gifts to get for loved ones. With 2017 being the rise of amazing looking phones and giant leaps in tech, why not get them something geeky? Here are our top 9 picks for the best gifts for the upcoming holiday season!
Samsung Galaxy S8
One of the most stunning phone to come out of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is arguably one of the most well-designed phones of 2017. With an amazing camera and the gorgeous Infinity Display, the S8 is an amazing phone for what you’re paying for. Coupled with the all new Samsung Experience, the phone is still buttery smooth even with the latest Android Oreo beta.
The camera is also no slouch, and with the portrait mode coming in Android Oreo, the S8 definitely stands up to some of its newer competitors with newer cameras!
Price: From $809
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the latest mid-ranged device from Samsung. With a premium all metal build and the latest Samsung Experience. It feels like a flagship phone in all regards! In addition to the metal build, the J7 Pro also comes with a Full HD AMOLED display. That means more saturated colours, deeper blacks and an excellent increase in battery life over normal LCD screens!
With 32GB in storage and an expandable memory slot, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is an absolute beast in media consumption and definitely deserves its place on the list.
Price: From $339.00
Huawei Mate 10
The Huawei Mate 10 is the latest flagship from Huawei. With their newest Kirin 970 processor in there, it is Huawei’s step into what they call an AI powered phone. With the new “Neural Processing Unit” embedded into the phone, the Mate 10 can intelligently recognise the subject that you’re taking a photo of and recommends the best setting for that shot. This, as mentioned by Huawei, is to be improved over time as your phone learns from the images that you take.
No longer do you have to mess around in colour settings and post-editing to get the perfect photo – all you have to do is to just point and shoot. The Huawei Mate 10 is a sure phone to get if you or your loved ones is an avid photographer.
Price: From $789
The Jaybird X3
One of the bestselling Bluetooth headphones in 2017; the Jaybird X3 offers a similar shape as the previous X2s. However most of the changes found in this new version are under the hood. With the Jaybird X3s, you’re able to take advantage of the new MySound app and able to tune your buds for the best for your ear. In addition to this you also get the new wireless charging method introduced with the Freedom. With the new charge clip you’re able to charge your headphones without fear of the port wearing out. With an additional increase in battery life, sound quality and a slightly smaller form factor; The Jaybird X3s is a compelling buy for anybody who are looking for a pair of durable workout cans.
Price: From $125
Fitbit Charge 2
With an all-new design, the Fitbit Charge 2 replaces the previous model with a couple of key upgrades. The first noticeable upgrade is the now replaceable wristband, with easy to swap colours. The second is the all-new display flanking the front of the wristband. No longer is it the tiny screen but it is a much larger screen for easier reading.
The Charge 2 also comes with a host of new features. With smartphone notifications, Multi-Sport tracking, Connected GPS, Cardio Fitness Level and Guided Breathing; the Fitbit Charge 2 is shaping up to be one of the best fitness trackers on the market.
Price: From $175
Samsung Gear Sport SM-R600
If you ever want a smart watch that is sweat proof, tracks your movement and enables Samsung pay then the Gear Sport is definitely for you. With a lot more functionality most other wearables, the Gear Sport embodies the best of a fitness tracker and a smart watch. With some seriously useful function such as Samsung Pay inbuilt, Calories tracking, and the gorgeous AMOLED display, the watch is a true workhorse of a watch.
Coupled with the industrial design, the watch embodies both work and play in a package that is affordable and manageable.
Price: From $369
Logitech UE Wonderboom
The UE Wonderboom manages to tick all the boxes for an affordable portable speaker. With a stunning sound profile and enough power to fill a room full of sound. The UE Wonderboom is the UE’s second attempt with a different looking form factor. Coupled with the durable plastic outer shell, the Wonderboom feels and looks like it’s made from premium materials. The vibrant 360 degrees firing speakers also really do make a difference in the overall quality and people short of a pro would be hard to tell that these came in such an affordable price point!
Price: From $105
Motorola MBP36S Baby Monitor
Touted as one of the best baby monitors on the market the Motorola MBP36S features a 3.5” display with the ability to tilt, pan and zoom. With a HD feed and some seriously impressive features like the ambient thermometer and the renowned Motorola motion detection algorithm, this monitor keeps track of your little one and gives you the peace of mind that all parents should have.
Motorola had also decided to go with a live feed instead of relying on WiFi. What this means is that you will be able to see your little one in real-time; without a delay in the video. This particular model also comes with a handy night-vision mode. With a clearer picture of what is going on at night, you’ll be able to rest easy at night.
Price: From $119
Canon EOS 750D Kit with 18-55mm Lens
The Canon 750D Is arguably one of the best cameras that Canon put out in the past two years. With a vastly improved autofocusing system, the 750D is a sizable upgrade from the previous 700D for anybody who is into sports photography or in general, photographing fast subjects.
The new WIFI system also allows photographers to quickly pull pictures in the field even without a laptop or an SD card reader. Just connect your smartphone and with the companion app, you’ll be able to import and edit your photos on the fly. In addition, the 750D also features an all new image processing system, which allows for better looking pictures and a vastly improved image processing. Coupled with the extremely versatile kit lens, this bundle is sure to wow any up and coming photogs!
Price: From $699