Gadget gifts are not exclusive for men or tech enthusiasts. DESIblitz picks our favourite ones that offer style and practicality at the same time.
Drones mounted with cameras are extremely popular at weddings.
Gadget gifts are becoming more popular as consumer technology continues to immerse into our daily lives.
Whether you are an avid tech fan or a casual dabbler, the options on offer are endless.
Their premium look and feel are perfect for any festive season or occasion that calls for a celebration in style.
Shop around and you are sure to find high quality and practical gadgets for extremely reasonable prices.
DESIblitz is here to help, as we present the most popular gadget gift ideas this holiday!
Since its entry into the market, GoPro‘s range of high performance cameras has gone from strength to strength.
A firm favourite of adventure holidays and festivals, they allow any budding filmmaker to produce smooth, high quality videos and photographs at the push of a button.
Main selling point is its versatility and hardiness. Auto-rotation, binaural microphones and auto-lowlight make for incredible ease of use in all situations.
It is a pricey gift option, even the basic model will set you back £250. For what you get, however, the GoPro is great value for money.
2. FITNESS TRACKER
Fitbit has proven extremely popular and offers numerous models catering to various needs.
The Flex and the Charge help fitness fanatics monitor their basic exercise goals, sleep patterns and host limited smartphone synchronisation. These are available from £45.
Premium models like the Charge HR and Surge are catered to those who take their fitness more seriously.
Users can record data for separate forms of exercise and view summaries, as well as GPS and pulse tracking. The Surge is available at £158.
The UP by Jawbone is another activity tracker with an emphasis on all-day application.
The basic model works in a similar way to Fitbit, but with a sleeker design for everyday use. Prices range from £50 to £200.
The premium edition includes NFC payment capabilities when synced with a smartphone, which is a welcome feature for busy people.
Withings is another great brand to consider. The Activité combines all the features of an activity tracker into a smart unisex analogue design that can be worn anywhere.
At £320, it is one of the more expensive devices on the market.
A cheaper alternative could be the Pulse Ox which has a sleek digital design to appeal to fitness fanatics, and costs only £80.
A two-wheel scooter that uses gyroscopic self balancing technology, it is an intuitive and fun mode of transportation.
At the premium end is the IO Hawk, which boasts an impressive amount of power and control.
It can turn on a zero degree radius and travel at around 4-6 miles an hour for up to twelve miles on a single charge.
The Hawk’s €1,499 (£1,086) price tag may be a turn-off for anyone other than the most avid tech fan.
For adopters with a more modest budget, try eBay or other models for a cheaper price.
The vast majority of models are produced by the same China-based manufacturer, so the quality is largely the same across the board.
A number of tech specialists advise interested parties should purchase based on price, shipping speed and reliability of the seller.
The next level of airborne remote controlled gadgets, the drone is the perfect gift for any age.
Basic models, such as the Syma, retails for around £15.
Low cost drones have a number of practical uses, along with being a fun and easy to control toy for all ages.
The camera mounted models have been utilised for event coverage and are extremely popular at weddings.
Check out this Indian wedding footage shot by a drone camera:
Their compact size and manoeuvrability makes them safe to use indoors, but they also have an impressive range when used outdoors.
Tablets are increasingly popular among casual users who are looking for simple entertainment and handy assistance.
They offer a smooth operating experience and a potentially endless number of applications to use.
For those who prefer a wider range of functions, check out those offered by industry leading companies.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has a number of models with a screen size between 7 and 18 inches.
The basic 7-inch Tab 4 retails for around £99.99 but can often be found for less, and is an impressive and compact piece of hardware.
Or pay a little more for the Galaxy Tab E at 9.6-inch, which is priced at £119.99 with screen-splitting capabilities to for the multi-taskers.
Sleek, user-friendly and fun, place any of these under the tree and you are guaranteed a smile.
Images courtesy of GoPro, Apple, IO Hawk, FitBit and Withings
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