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13 technological choices as good Christmas gifts

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Oh, this wonderful moment when children’s eyes light up and a wide, honest smile appears on their faces when they unwrap Christmas presents! But how to pick the best present to ensure the best result, you ask? To help avoid headaches when shopping for presents, we have compiled a list of 13 ideas for presents aimed at active technology users.

Jabra Drive In-Car Bluetooth for drivers

People who spend hours behind the wheel every day sometimes also talk on the phone while driving, which is a recipe for disaster. Jabra Drive hands-free system will be a dream-come-true for busy drivers. Attachable speaker with a built-in microphone lets drivers converse with people on the phone without getting distracted from the road, ensuring the focus of the driver remains on the road. Bluetooth helps connect with the phone. Every time the hands-free system and phone come in range of one another, they automatically connect. A full charge allows the device to function up to 30 days. Noise-dampening technology helps ensure the person on the other side of the phone hears only the voice of the speaker, not the noise around him.

For animal lovers – Tractive GPS Pet Tracker

If you have friends of relatives who have a dog or a cat and you want to impress them with an original technological gift, Tractive GPS Pet Tracker is the choice for you. A GPS tracker can be attached to the animal’s collar to help track its location and movement habits. This device is also water-proof and can keep data for up to 24 hours.

For the fashion-conscious – Huawei Watch W1

It is said every person has a sense of elegance to them. This is why you can make a pleasant surprise for someone you like by getting them Huawei smart-watch, which combines traditional elements of elegance with modern technologies. The watch is made with classic Swiss watch design in mind. It is fitted with a durable steel frame. It is also compatible with either a leather strap or metallic bracelet. Scratch-free sapphire crystal glass protects a 1.4 collas AMOLED display. The underside of the frame is also fitted with a pulse-measuring sensor. W1 is compatible with Android and Apple iOS devices.

For people who value security – Netamo Welcome surveillance camera

In the modern active lifestyle it is not always possible be there to help our loved ones when they need it the most. If you have friends or relatives who often worry about their grandparents being left alone in their home – give them a smart surveillance camera as a Christmas gift. Using a smartphone, the user will be able to watch the situation remotely and be informed about the situation. On top of that, the camera sends updates for the smart-phone whenever movement is noticed. Because the camera is able to recognize people who live in the home, the camera will only inform the user if a stranger appears in its sight.

For those who are full of determination – Garmin Index scale

People who are sensitive to changes to their weight and wish to lose weight or gain muscle mass would enjoy having smart scale. Garmin Index is smart scale that help owners follow changes in their weight, calculate fat level, loose weight and body mass index, letting the owner to come up with the most effective training programme.

Phone covers for the fashion-sensitive

A well-organized look will always be attractive and stylish! So if you’re looking for a practical, fashionable and reasonably affordable gift – consider buying an interesting phone cover. It is an excellent accessory that can help complete your everyday or festive look. You can find all kinds of covers in stores nowadays – all you have to do is pick the right one.

For healthy lifestyle followers – Jabra Pace sport wireless headphones

Every person who enjoys sports knows that music can help make exercises more fun and productive. If you have friends or family members who do active sports, consider getting them a pair of brand-new and practical wireless Jabra Pace sport headphones. These headphones are a great alternative for traditional wired headphones. Connection to the phone is provided via Bluetooth. The headphones are also water and sweat-proof.

For virtual adventure lovers – PlayStation PS4 Slim

People who enjoy interactive entertainment will definitely be happy to find this as their present. There is no doubt that the latest version of one of the most popular consoles in the world is one of the most expected gifts. Not only is it slimmer than its predecessors, but it also offers more functions. 1 TB of memory is enough to store a lot of video games. The automatic update system ensures all of them are kept up to date. The console also allows its users to stream their games online and take part in events with a press of a button on the DualShock 4 wireless controller.

For those inspired by future technologies – Microsoft Xbox One with Kinect

Video game lovers and active movement fans known Xbox console caused a revolution in the video games world by allowing players to stand up from their couch and start moving, making holidays that much more exciting. Kinect sensor observes the player’s height and transmits motion data to the character on screen. This allows the player to control his virtual character with body movements. Kinect also allows the user to control their console’s functions using voice and gestures. The camera in the Kinect sensor is also useful for Skype calls. To help the player get started with games quicker, Xbox One remembers the player’s face and, upon recognizing him automatically signs into the appropriate user’s account. This console will be the perfect gift for people longing for virtual adventure.

Headphones for music-obsessed people – Beats EP On-Ear

People who value good quality sound will value headphones bearing the iconic letter ‘b’. These headphones provide incredibly clean, rich and balanced playback of music. Among music lovers, they are considered a fashionable accessory, as a real work of art should be. Durable steel frame encased in leather-imitating material. Headphones can also be adapted to the user’s desired size. Headphones are also fitted with a volume management block and a function to respond to calls.

For seekers of design pearls – JBL Flip 3

If form, colour and sound are the main factors music lovers consider when picking a gift, JBL Flip 3 speaker should be put on the list. Flip series water-proof speaker surprises with powerful and space-filling sound playback. The 17-cm long and 450 g heavy speaker has a 3,000 mA/h battery provides 10 hours of playback. It can be connected to a mobile device using Bluetooth or by wire. It can also serve as a hands-free device.

Video cameras for active leisure lovers – GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, Hero Session

Travellers, athletes or just people who enjoy adventure will be happy to receive a video camera as a gift for Christmas to help capture life’s greatest moments. GoPro cameras are considered a must-have accessory for active leisure lovers. They are water-proof, easy to use and turned on using a single button. In addition, these cameras capture vide in high definition. Both Hero 5 series camera are voice-controlled. They also have a video stabilization system. All filmed materials are uploaded to a cloud service.

External battery

Every one of us has experienced our mobile phone shutting down unexpectedly in the middle of a trip. To avoid such unexpected surprises, consider gifting your friend an external battery. It will help keep devices charged up when you don’t have a charger at hand.

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