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18 BEST tech gifts for any budget

Best Tech Gifts

We've rounded up the 18 best tech gifts you can buy this Christmas


Sony Cybershot HX60 

While we all carry around smartphones with decent cameras these days, sometimes there’s no substitute for a decent compact camera. Sony is definitely the leader here, and this affordable compact boasts a 30x optical zoom that you won’t find on any smartphone. For under £200 and with a pop-up flash, this is the perfect gift for someone who wants near-DSLR quality results from a smaller, cheaper camera.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 

Amazon’s number one best-selling tech gift this year. Just plug it in and turn your TV into an all-singing all-dancing media centre. Stream shows from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and original Amazon shows like The Grand Tour. 

Read our full Amazon Fire TV Stick review here 

Mophie Powerstation 

This is for anyone who wishes their phone battery life was longer (so that’s everybody then). Mophie’s latest Powerstation battery packs are slimmer than ever, making them easy to stash in a backpack, purse or pocket. Even the smallest versions can completely recharge a dead phone, effectively doubling your battery life.

Acer Chromebook R11 

For the price, Acer’s Chromebook R11 adequately covers all of the basics: a comfortable keyboard, a fluid trackpad, and a touchscreen that’s sharp enough to to make for watching videos and viewing photos. The R11’s display can also fold backwards, transforming into a tablet.

Read our full Acer Chromebook R11 review here 

Fitbit Aria Wi-fi Smart Scale 

No fitness gadget obsessive should make do with an old-fashioned pair of bathroom scales. Instead, get them some wireless smart scales. They don’t just tell you your weight, but will also track weight changes, as well as monitoring BMI and body fat percentage.

Samsung Gear VR – Virtual Reality Headset 

Virtual Reality is going to be everywhere in 2017, so why not get your friend or family member ahead of the game? Although there have been a few teething problems, this is a fun and relatively inexpensive novelty for someone who owns a Samsung smartphone. 

Read our full Samsung Gear VR review here

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