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18 BEST tech gifts for any budget

30 Nov 2016
Best Tech Gifts
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We've rounded up the 18 best tech gifts you can buy this Christmas

If you’re struggling to to find presents for family and friends this Christmas - look no further. Here’s our guide to the best tech gifts in 2016.

Whether you’ve got thousands to spend or you're looking for something under £40, we have a tech gift for everyone on your list no matter their level of gadget know-how.

It's not just geeks who love tech: your mum, dad, partner, kids, best friend and even your gran would love to receive some of the tech gifts in our ultimate Christmas 2016 gift guide.

We've got everything from fitness trackers to drones, so this year you can forget that Christmas Eve dash to the High Street.

Read on for our best tech gift guide 2016

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones - Black 

 The QuietComfort product series by Bose is, as far as we're concerned, the gold standard for noise-canceling headphones. The QuietComfort 35 over-ear headphones are a great fit; feature a sleek design; long battery life; the best noise-cancelling technology in the business. Not to mention the finely tuned sound signature - so you'll never miss a bass drop or a snare kick. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but they're also the best of their kind.

Read our full Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphone review here

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wrist Band 

 
The Fitbit Charge 2 is a user-friendly fitness tracker that's a great gift for any friend or family member. The gadget features continuous heart-rate tracking; GPS; handy OLED touchscreen; and swappable wristbands. In addition to tracking health data and delivering smartphone notifications, the tracker can also help users unwind via personalized breathing exercises.

Amazon Echo Dot 

 Amazon is hoping to bring digital voice assistants to the home with the Echo Dot. Connected via Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm stereo cable to speakers, you really can ask her anything. Play music, find out about the weather or if your train's going to be late. And it's only £40!

Read our full Amazon Echo Dot review here

HP Sprocket Photo Printer - Black 

 The brand new HP Sprocket is a portable photo printer, which allows your favourite social media aficionados to get physical copies of their best mobile pics. It’s designed to work with iPhone and Android smartphones via a free app and this Bluetooth gadget utilizes zero ink photo paper.

Tile Slim Tracker  This small and nifty gadget by Tile will help your forgetful friend find whatever they’ve lost. Barely thicker than a credit card, the tracker easily slides into your pocket or wallet, and when paired with the app can even make your phone ring on silent. And, as an added plus, it's non-removable battery lasts for a year.

UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker 

 The UE BOOM 2 delivers excellent 360-degree sound, IPX7 rating for water resistance, and clever gesture controls. The first iteration was a fantastic compact Bluetooth speaker, and this one definitely continues in that the tradition. This one is a great pick for its price range and small enough to make it easy to travel with.

Read our fulll UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker review here 

DJI Phantom 4 Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter - White 

 Yes, this is at the top end of most people's’ budgets, but drones really are the must-have gadget for 2016. The DJI Phantom 4 can capture 4K video, as well as Full HD content in slow motion. It can automatically avoid obstacles and track moving objects, as well as reach maximum speed of 44mph. Other key features of the drone include maximum control range of 3.1 miles and up to 28 minutes of flight time.

Read our full DJI Phantom 4 Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter review here 

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