We like to think we’ve been good girls/boys this year, so hopefully Santa will be bringing us plenty of goodies from the list below. And if you have a tech-lover in your life, one of the following could be perfect for them!
Editors Keys is perfect for anyone who regularly works with graphic design, audio or video software and could benefit from a custom shortcut keyboard. For the sceptics, Editors Keys also sell silicone overlays, so you can get to grips with it before committing to the full keyboard. Our Ross says… “The overlay is amazing, very thin, grips snuggly to the keys and the time saved finding shortcuts you thought you already knew (and a few you didn’t) is amazing. I cannot recommend these products enough!”
The brains behind Fitbit suggest that this year you “give the gift that keeps on running”. Transforming technology into a fashionable accessory, Fitbit tracks your activity, night and day, to create an overall picture of your health. The product comes in six “bits” including Zip, One, Flex, Charge, Charge HR and Surge that all sync wirelessly online. So, whether you are an impassioned sport fanatic or just an everyday wanderer that wants to stay trim, there is an option for you.
With Chromecast you can “cast” images, movies, apps and games from your phone or tablet onto the TV. When using a device, just tap the Cast button and the content will transfer straight on to the big screen. This wonderful bit of kit works with the technology you already own, so all you need to do is connect it to your Wi-Fi and you are all set!
Drones / Quadcopters
Drones or ‘multicopters’ have become commonplace in everyday life. They appear in front of the camera in the news and literally as the camera when capturing aerial shots. And more recently, due to drones becoming more readily available in shops, they have become a familiar site in the local park. It can’t be denied that there is something wonderful about controlling a flying object from your phone. And whether you want to spend £30 or thousands of pounds, there is an option out there for you.
According to Apple, “the overall experience of TV has continued to stagnate.” So, in order to try and fix this problem, they have launched a brand new version of Apple TV, built on apps and a new operating system called tvOS. Apple’s latest creation allow you to personalise your TV as you might with a phone or a tablet. You can access films, TV programmes, Netflix, NowTV, sports, news, games and more. Plus Siri is always on hand should you need some assistance.
You might be the safest driver in the world, but, at some point, you are probably going to get cut up by a BMW (no naming or shaming of BMW drivers in the Resolve office!) A dash cam allows you to record every unexpected movement of the car. We’d recommend Thinkware F750 Dash Cam with Rear Camera, which not only films in HD, but also features a Road Safety Warning System, built-in Wi-Fi and built-in GPS.
Sennheiser PX 200-II Headphones
If your loved one has questionable music taste, this gift could certainly save you some arguing. Sennheiser is well known for developing headphones with excellent sound quality (much better than Beats, for example). If you want to splash the cash Sennheiser certainly sells some big ticket items, but a pair of PX 200-II headphones will more than satisfy the music fanatic in your life. This sleek pair of headphones folds up for ease of transportation, blocks outside noise, enhances bass and won’t disturb anyone around you.
Moto 360 Android Watch
The 2015 Moto 360 is a smart watch with a flair for individuality. With multiple bands and clock faces available, the new Moto 360 is fully customisable and can be built to perfectly suit your needs. But, it isn’t just super good looking, it is also highly sophisticated and extremely functional, working with both Android phones and iPhones.