Whether you are able to spend a little or a lot we’ve rounded up some of the coolest gadgets perfect for your tech-loving friends or family members this Christmas.
From new cameras, laptops, speakers and gadgets to help around the house, there are so many exciting new things out there you might even want to nab a couple for yourself.
Fitbit Sense smart watch - $499.95
Planning an active getaway? Fitbit’s latest healthwatch, the Fitbit Sense will keep you motivated and moving. With advanced heart rate tracking and 6+ days’ battery, Fitbit Sense can even help you unwind with the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch to help manage stress. Comes in Lunar white/soft gold and carbon/graphite.
Realme smart watch - $169
For a smart watch that is just as capable but a little friendlier to the wallet, the realme watch has a 1.4" massive colour touchscreen, real-time heart rate monitor, various sport mode capabilities (some more random than others - I’m looking at you ‘Badminton’), as well as music and camera smart controls. It’s also very customisable with 12 built-in watch faces to choose from. The music and camera controls are also amazing.
Give your loved one the gift of peace and quiet this Christmas with Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Complete with Sony’s best ever noise cancelling performance as well as additional intelligent features that allow you to personalise and control your music and adjust ambient sound automatically based on your preferences and surroundings for a superior sound experience.
With a huge 30 hours of battery life and a premium, lightweight design, you will have uninterrupted listening all day long - and if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours worth of charge in just 10 minutes with the quick charge function.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds - $399.95
Music aficionados knows that better sound begins with better silence. That’s why these sleek, new wireless earbuds are designed with breakthrough acoustic innovations and the world’s most effective noise cancelling. Give the gift of exceptional audio, all in a compact in-ear design. Available in black and soapstone colourways.
realme Buds Q - $79
You can add the realme Buds Q to your Christmas list for a teeny tiny $79. The Buds Q can run for 20 hours of music playback and have a touch side so you can easily skip, pause, or play your tunes.
Fujifilm instax mini 11 - $109.00
For the Selfie Queen. It may be small enough to fit in the stocking, but the instax mini 11 is anything but that. Whether your friends or family are perfect pouters or sunny smilers, the instax mini 11 camera is sure to up the selfie game. With the instant camera’s selfie mode and mirror, no hair will ever be out of place. And with the automatic exposure, you don't even need to think about changing any settings - the camera will do this for you. Also available in charcoal gray, blush pink, ice white and sky blue.
Lenovo Duet Chromebook - from $499 AUD
The latest Chromebook is a lightweight 2-in-1 device that can convert from laptop to tablet mode making it perfect for households looking for something that packs a punch. As one of the world’s lightest and thinnest Chromebooks, the Duet has the power and ability to travel effortlessly. It has built-in digital wellbeing tools like night light and do not disturb to help you maintain a healthy relationship with technology. Available in ice blue and iron grey.
Perfect for: Beginner and seasoned photographers looking for something new
The brand new mirrorless camera is the perfect creative companion for any getaway, ideal for both the entry level and the enthusiastic snapper. For those itching for a domestic adventure, this is the perfect camera to capture stunning images and videos for social media.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS 2 - $499.95
Exceptional sound featuring Sennheiser’s 7mm dynamic drivers with Active noise cancellation and a Transparent Hearing feature that blends in ambient noise at a touch. It has customisable touch controls, Smart Pause feature and a 7-hour battery life (+21 via the case). Available in black, white or as a special 75th anniversary edition
ECOXGEAR EcoEdge + Speaker - $149.99
For loved ones who enjoy camping, travelling or their leisure time, the EcoEdge+ is the ideal gift. It is a compact, lightweight and waterproof Bluetooth speaker for packing on trips away. With integrated ECOTALK technology, users can access Apple or Google Voice Assistant to change music or adjust volume. The speaker offers 20+ hours of playtime so loved ones can be entertained by their favourite playlist or podcast and enjoy refreshments with the in-built bottle opener.
IKEA ENEBY portable Bluetooth speaker $29.99
If that’s a bit much to spend on a Bluetooth speaker, IKEA has you covered. This $29 option plays music up to 15 hours on fully charged batteries or connect the speaker to a USB port to listen as long as you like. Using just one button on the speaker, you easily control the on/off, play/pause and answer phone call/turn off microphone functions. The auto off function also helps save energy when the product is not in use.
Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? The Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifier fan is great for someone who is passionate about interior designs and needs a cool new addition to their home.
Packed with precise airflow control and an increased filtration, including the ability to capture fine particles, the Dyson Pure Cool Me provides a comfortable cooling experience.
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIV - $1,299
Know someone who hates to vacuum? The latest ECOVAS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is for them. This robo-vac can handle the vacuuming, AND the mopping, and is smart enough to avoid all the pesky obstacles in its path so the Chrissy tree is safe.
Samsung AX5500K Air Purifier with Wi-Fi - $799
Gift the gift of fresh air this Christmas with the Samsung AX5500. It has a True HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of ultra-fine dust and inhibits the spread of captured bacteria. On the AX5500 the front air inflow is designed to draw air in easily. After going through the purification process, a power fan then quickly distributes the clean air in multiple directions using its 3-Way Air Flow.
This enables the airflow to reach a wider area more quickly, achieving a particle clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 455 cubic meters per hour. The AX5500 also features a numeric air quality display and a Laser PM 1.0 sensor. The sensor monitors air quality in real-time, displaying the air quality level with a 4-colour Indicator.
GoPro Hero9 Black - $699.95
The new GoPro Hero9 Black is the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life who wants to capture all the cool stuff they get up to without carrying a bulky camera around with them.
This little camera features 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30 per cent more battery life and heaps more.
Another plus? GoPro has eliminated plastic from the Hero9 Black's packaging with a plan to do the same for all their cameras by the end of 2021.
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