Unsurprisingly, the Resolve team would like to find lots of lovely tech gadgets under the tree this Christmas. Santa take note! These are the five gifts we’d like to receive on the 25th of December…
1. Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo looks like an ordinary speaker, but it is actually a helpful assistant. The hands-free speaker responds to your voice and can play music, read you the news, announce sports scores and update you on the weather. Plus, Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. If you’re not that bothered about the fancy speaker, the Echo Dot is a cheaper alternative.
2. VR Headset
Techradar has crowned 2016 “one of the best years yet for virtual reality.” Consequently, VR headsets have become commonplace on Christmas lists this year. However, the type of VR headset you want will depend on which console you want to pair it with and how much you want to spend. So, the HTC Vive is close to £1,000 but offers the best immersive experience, whereas the Samsung Gear VR is less than £100 and works with the Samsung Galaxy Note5, S6 edge+, S6 or S6 edge.
3. Xbox One S
Although the Xbox One S is a sleeker, upgraded version of the Xbox One, it has plenty of its own features to boast about. Not only is it 40% smaller than its predecessor, the new console has 4K Blu-Ray, 4K Video Streaming and HDR. According to Microsoft, it is “the most advanced Xbox ever” – and to sweeten the deal they are currently selling special edition bundles with FIFA 17 and Surface Book.
4. Polaroid Snap Instant
The polaroid camera has had a 21st century make over and is now slimmer, quicker and prettier. Thanks to digital imaging, the new Polaroid Snap Instant doesn’t require any ink to print photographs, so you can still print your photo immediately but without hauling a beast of a camera about.
5. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
Applauded for their noise cancelling technology, the wireless Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones contain reactive technology that responds to any outside noise and actively silences it. It’s not a gimmick either, The Guardian said it was “simply unrivalled noise cancelling”. And, this excellent noise isolation means the headphones produce a wonderful depth of sound at any volume.