Christmas gift ideas for tech lovers
It’s nearly that time of year! Yes, the most wonderful time of year known as Christmas! However, if you are like millions of people world wide who leave gift shopping to the last minute, you are quite possibly freaking out right now! Forget boring socks and undies! If you have a tech lover you are buying for this year, check out of list of awesome gift ideas for the tech head in your life AND even where to find the items! All that’s left for you to do once you’ve got it is wrap it, place it under the tree and put your feet up until Christmas day!
Shaped like a hockey puck, the BRAVEN Mira is IPX5 water-resistant with a built-in kickstand which doubles as a hook to hang from walls or even in the shower. Music can be controlled from the front of the speaker allowing direct control of volume, pause, track skipping and answering calls so you don’t have to reach for your mobile devices. Simply sync your mobile phone and you are good to start singing in the shower… I mean, awaiting very important calls! 😉
The BRAVEN Mira has a rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of continuous playtime, comes with a built-in noise cancelling microphone for hands-free use and is equipped with a 3.5 mm line in AUX port for non-Bluetooth devices.
Kingston HyperX Cloud
Let your opponents take the blows while you game without pain. Kingston’s HyperX Cloud cradles your head in a super-soft padded headband, memory foam ear cushions and leatherette-padded cups so that even your late game will be comfortable. It’s affordable, so there’s no pain in the price either. Pro-gaming optimised, HyperX Cloud is Hi-Fi capable and delivers intense audio with crystal-clear low, mid and high tones plus enhanced bass reproduction so that you can lose yourself while you win. Plus you’ll look cool while playing, thanks to the unique HyperX design available in black or white.
Retailers: All good PC retailers
WD My Passport Wireless
1TB RRP: AUD$249
2TB RRP: AUD$299
Access all your files wirelessly from Apple and Android devices with the WD My Passport Wireless. Create your own hotspot and connect up to 8 devices. Stream media from the drive, upload your files, or copy over the contents of your WD card using the in-built card reader. Free your portable drive! With the My Passport Wireless drive users have anywhere, anytime access to their favourite digital content by using WD’s award winning WD My Cloud® mobile app for iOS® or Android™ mobile devices. The WD My Cloud mobile app easily connects to a My Passport Wireless drive for simple product setup, and once setup the mobile app provides intuitive navigation, sharing and playback of the drive’s content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users’ content under a single app and user interface, by allowing access to content on the My Passport Wireless drive, the WD My Cloud family of personal cloud storage, and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox™, OneDrive™ and Google Drive™ from just one app.
iPhone 6 RRP: AUD$59.99
iPhone 6 Plus: AUD$59.99
Galaxy S5 RRP: AUD$59.99
With the Moshi SenseCover, you can see who is calling you and answer without opening the flip case. The unique swipe plate on the exterior of the phone case can detect swiping so you can quickly answer calls while keeping your phone protected.
NVS for Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Folio RRP: AUD$69.99
Leather Sleeve RRP: AUD$99.99
Brushed PU Sleeve RRP: AUD$49.99
The perfect blend of style and functionality, the NVS range offers optimum protection for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Depending on your own tastes, you can opt for a Folio style which doubles as a stand, or choose a sleeve style in either leather or brushed PU leather. Available in a range of colours, NVS is the ideal way to keep your devices protected from wear and tear.
Agent18 cases for iPhone 6
RRP: From AUD$29.99
Agent 18 were one of the first to market for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, come in two distinct ranges each with their own designs and a strong focus on bold visual styles combined with sturdy engineering.
With a wide range of designs in the range, the Agent 18 FlexShield and Slimshield cases will bring personality and individual flair to your new iPhone. Not only that, but the cases are rugged and designed to protect your phone against life’s bumps, knocks and little accidents.
At just 1mm thick, SlimShield is a slim polycarbonate case that provides impact-resistant protection. The front edge of the SlimShield case extends past the screen to protect it from scratches.
Henge Docks for MacBook Pro
The Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro is a custom-designed dock providing the best features of a laptop, desktop and media centre PC, while simultaneously saving desk space, reducing cable clutter and showcasing sleek MacBook profile. Requiring minimal setup with preinstalled cables and supporting Thunderbolt connectivity, the Vertical Dock provides simple, polished integration between the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and desktop or home theatre without all the hassle. The Vertical Docking Station is also a great addition for the living room to use the MacBook as a first-class gaming or home theatre device. Available for 13inch & 15inch models.
Look out Kim Kardashian! Someone else is about to insta a better selfie than you can take! THIS right here is the ultimate selfie-stick! The iStabilizer MonoPod includes smartMount making it compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and even the 6 Plus. It also works with Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S as well as with virtually any smartphone currently available on the market (up to 3.5″ 90 mm wide).
Radeon R9 285 Graphics Card
RRP: From AUD$319
The Radeon R9 285 graphics card brings the robust feature set of AMD’s Radeon™ R9 290 series graphics, like support for Project FreeSync and AMD TrueAudio technology, to even more gamers. The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card has been designed to run the most demanding games with ultimate settings at 1080p and beyond.
AMD first unveiled the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card during its 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming event on August 23, 2014. It comes packed with the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture1 innovations like support for the upcoming DirectX®122 and AMD’s revolutionary Mantle API3. The newest addition to the Radeon™ family features an engine clock speed of 918 MHz, and 2 GB of frame buffer running at 5.5 Gbps. The Radeon R9 285 GPU is capable of delivering up to 3.29 teraFLOPS of computing performance, offering extreme gaming detail that outshines any card at 1080p and beyond in its category. Custom and overclocked AiB SKUs are available today.
Additional features of the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics cards include:
- 1,792 stream processing units
- Up to 918 MHz engine clock
- 2GB GDDR5 memory
- Up to 5.5 Gbps memory clock speed
- 3.29 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
- API support for DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
- Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
- Support for Project FreeSync
- Support for AMD TrueAudio technology
Retailers: All good PC retailers
Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is like a digital swiss army knife of devices. It is a mobile media streamer that also serves as a portable storage, card reader, router, and charger in one. free up space on your mobile devices, share data with eight users at once, and post and share images to social media. The average smartphone has only 70 per cent of its capacity available for storage and many tablets don’t include ports — which makes them come up short on storage. MobileLite Wireless G2 adds storage while freeing up your mobile device by letting you offload content to a Flash card or USB drive.
MobileLite Wireless G2 creates its own Wi-Fi signal and lets users post photos and videos to social media and stream different content to multiple devices at once. Millions of photos are uploaded to Facebook every day, and users are trying to manage an ever-increasing amount of content. With MobileLite Wireless, users can share files quickly and easily via Wi-Fi, stream several movies to different devices simultaneously, and post pictures and videos for friends and family while freeing up space for content-heavy applications such as email and games.
MobileLite Wireless G2 is also a charger that lets you charge your smartphone up to 2x from a full battery, to increase your mobility. With limited battery life on many phones and new operating systems draining batteries, it’s important to be able to give power to your phone at a critical moment — or to simply keep the kids entertained on long trips.
Catalyst waterproof case for iPhone 5
Functional just got cool. Super slim, stylish and industry leading performance make this the only case you’ll ever need.
Designed to be your case for everyday life and ready for all of your adventures, this fully functional all weather case is the ultimate in protection. It’s slim, stylish and comes in a variety of cool colors but does not compromise in protection as it designed to be waterproof to 5m (16.4 ft) and to meet military standards for drops up to 2m (6.6 ft).