Richard Goodwin

10/11/2016 - 1:21pm

Christmas is fast approaching, but do not stress: ALL these products are under £50 and will make excellent gifts!

Technology is super useful and this is why technology gifts always make for awesome gifts and presents during Christmas or at birthdays. The recipient will get months and, sometimes, year’s worth of use from a well selected technology gift versus some novelty present that is forgotten come Boxing Day.

As we’re talking about technology here, the choice of a potential present ranges far and wide. This is why we have limited this list to items under £50, which is a respectable limit for gifts for family members and loved ones. I’ve tried to include a range of goods and products, so you have plenty of options and inspiration when choosing a Xmas gift.

For the list, I’ve mainly used Amazon and John Lewis. Most because they have excellent customer service and delivery options, but also because they are two well known and trusted UK retailers, so if you do decide to buy something you can rest assured you’re dealing with a reputable supplier.

Right. Let’s get stuck in!

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Specs & Features

Fire TV Stick now includes a voice remote. Simply speak into your remote to find TV shows, movies and games.

Just plug in and start streaming in minutes. Take it from room to room and turn your HDTVs into streaming media centres.

Tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more, plus games, music and apps.

8 GB of storage and 1 GB of memory, plus a dual-core processor for fast streaming and smooth performance.

No more buffering - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you like and buffers them for playback so they start right away.

Great for casual gaming, too - Play favourite titles such as Crossy Road, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Hill Climb Racing and more.

Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, including original programming such as Transparent, plus two million songs with Prime Music.

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Amazon Fire Tablet (7in Model)

Specs & Features

Beautiful 7" IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600). Available in four colours.

Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and rear- and front-facing cameras.

Amazon Underground: All-new, one-of-a-kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and in-app items are actually free -- including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more

Prime members can stream thousands of Prime Video titles, access over a million book titles, thousands of audiobooks and two million songs

Prime members can download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV shows to watch offline anywhere

Enjoy more than 38 million songs, movies, TV shows, books, apps and games

Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Anker SoundCore Wireless Speaker

Specs & Features

The Anker Advantage: Join the 20 million+ powered by our leading technology.

Patented Sound Technology: Full-bodied stereo realized through dual full-range drivers and a unique patented spiral bass port. Carefully designed transducers keep total harmonic distortion below 1% for superior audio clarity that's unprecedented in this price range.

Groundbreaking Battery Life: 24-hour / 500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity Li-ion battery and Anker's innovative power management technology.

Bluetooth 4.0: Instantly pair to your smartphone, tablet or to any Bluetooth compatible device and start streaming lossless CD-quality sound from up to 66 feet away. SoundCore reconnects automatically to the last device used. Built-in mic lets you take hands-free calls at any time.

What You Get: Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker, Micro USB charging cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

PlayStation Wireless Headset

Specs & Features

7.1 virtual surround sound (PS3 and PS4 only)

Crystal clear internal microphone

Pre-set sound modes optimised for games, movies and music

Foldable design for travel and storage

Up to 8 hours use time when fully charged

On-screen headset status display

Changeable faceplates

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Android TV Box

Specs & Features

This Q Box is a Smart Streaming Media Player with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, powered by Quad core Amlogic S905 Cortex A53, includes a Penta-Core GPU that can reach speeds of up to 2.0GHz

Ultra HD 4K and 3D picture quality: 4K(4x 1080p) shows fine detail clearly for you; with H.265 HEVC, it can save 50% of bandwidth resources and watch 4K video under ordinary bandwidth, also save 50% data processing work than H.264 when under the same HD resolution

Dual-Band and Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi: Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi; Comes with a RJ45 port for 1000M Ethernet which provides high speed data transmission and enjoy TV shows or games more fluently.

2GB RAM and 16GB ROM Capacity:support Q-Box run fast and stable operation,16GB internal storage gives you space and freedom to install apps without having to always worry about running out of space

Kodi/XBMC Pre-installed:tons of free streaming add-ons available for Kodi so you can cancel your satellite or cable service and enjoy streaming your favorite shows and movies from anywhere in the world!

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

JOYACCESS Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Specs & Features

2.4G Wireless delivers up to 10 meters connection; plug and play with unified nano receiver;

Whisper quiet typing and clicking for both keyboards and mouse

Real compact and slim keyboards combo greatly save you desk top space

Low power battery indicators and multi-media hot keys provide convenience;

4. 3 adjustable DPI levels (800/1000/1200) provide precise trace at your own discretion.

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Vinyl Turntable With MP3 Support

Specs & Features

Great Styling - Beautiful wooden appearance, protective dust cover, and convenient front panel with playback controls.

Vinyl-to-MP3 Recording - Transform audio from vinyl records into MP3 format files for later playback on your computer and mobile devices.

Selectable Speeds - 33 / 45 / 78 RPM speed settings with included 45-RPM adaptor so you can play every vinyl in your collection.

Front-facing Stereo Speakers - Full-spectrum sound to properly listen to both your vinyl records and MP3s using a USB key.

RCA Output - Easily connect your turntable to your own home sound system.

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Wireless Speaker For iPhone (Ideal For Bedroom)

Specs & Features

Lightning Connector - Fully Compatible with all Apple products with the Lightning Connector - including iPhone 5, the new iPhone 7plus 7, 6plus 6s, 6, 5S and 5C, Touch 5G, 6G, Nano 7G, iPad Mini and 'iPad with Retina Display' - Charge your Apple device whilst you play your music

Bluetooth for Wireless Streaming - allows you to Play your Music from any Bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet or Laptop whilst continuing to Text or use the Internet - the Home-Hub is compatible with virtually all smartphones through Bluetooth including Samsung, HTC's, Blackberry's, Sony's and many, many more - Perfect for Internet Streaming Services such as Spotify, Deezer and Last.FM - When the dock is not in use, it folds completely out of sight

Bass Ports for Deep Bass - 30 Watts - Superb Stereo Sound - AZATOM Proprietary Technology High Density Drivers - Neodymium Magnets for Powerful Sound - Adjustable EQ Settings

Automatically takes the Time and Date information from your Apple device when Docked - Dual Alarm Clock - set for Weekdays, Weekends and/or All Week - Snooze Function - FM Radio - Auto Tune - 20 Presets - Sleep Timer - Adjustable Display Brightness - Wake up to Radio, your Music or the Buzzer - Remote Control

We called this dock the Home-Hub because it can be used anywhere in the house and it can do so much: A Hi-Fi and Charger for your iPhone, a High-Performance Wireless Speaker for any Bluetooth-enabled Device (including Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops), a Radio and an Alarm Clock. Perfect for the Sitting Room, the Bedroom, the Study or the Kitchen... Whatever you need from your Music Speaker.... the AZATOM Home-Hub has it covered

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

HD Action Cam (Like GoPro, Just A LOT Cheaper)

Specs & Features

1080P 30FPS fluent and clear videos and 14MP photos, you can also select 720P 60FPS or WVGA resolution if you need

Built-in Wi-Fi: Allowing you to view and share the videos or photos timely and remote control the camera via App

Waterproof Case: Including a waterproof case which provides water protection up to 30M

Other Excellent Feature: 170 ultra wide angle, you can shoot much more scenery of your world, 2.0" LCD screen, HDMI output

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Dash Cam For Car

Specs & Features

2.7" LARGE SCREEN: This DBPOWER Dash Cam is installed with a 2.7'' FHD LCD Wide-Screen monitor. It also features 120° super wide angle presents the widest field of view possible for you in your car!

ACCIDENT PROTECTION: Emergency Lock Button SOS & Accident Auto Detection G-Sensor Feature can lock and store current video for you! If and when someone collides with your vehicle the G-Sensor Feature will capture an image of the collision and lock and store the image within your TF Card! This feature will save you time and money!

MEMORY & LOOPED VIDEOS: This DBPOWER Dash Cam supports up to 32GB high-capacity via TF Card (NOT INCLUDE)and also includes an HDMI HD output so you can save your recordings to your other devices. It's Looped Video Feature ensures you continue recording without ever missing a second! You will not have to press any buttons to restart the recording as it will just loop automatically for you!

WARRANTY: This ensures your DBPOWER Dash Cam does not malfunction in extreme heat or cold weather conditions while mounted to your dashboard! Your DBPOWER Dash Cam also includes a 1 Year Warranty! This is an absolutely 100% RISK FREE investment! If you decide to return you can get a FULL REFUND or REPLACEMENT!

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

Bluetooth Receiver For Car (Ideal For Streaming Music Through Car System)

Specs & Features

ZERO DELAY: SEGURO® BT-4 Bluetooth Transmitter with the latest Bluetooth V4.1 and aptX & aptX Low Latency. With aptX, you can enjoy CD-quality sound wirelessly over Bluetooth connections with aptX-source devices like TV's, phones or tablets; With aptX Low Latency, you can now watch video while listening to wireless audio in a synchronized fashion, what's more , without any noticeable audio delay

SUPPORT DUAL STREAM & MULTIPOINT: No driver or software needed, plug and play, SEGURO® BT-4 can be paired to two Bluetooth headphones or speakers, and streams audio to both of them simultaneously. Working as a Bluetooth receiver, it can still be paired to two of your smartphones or tablets, but the receiver can only receive the audio from one of the two paired devices.

BLUETOOTH EVERYWHERE: Turn any media device into a Bluetooth 4.1 receiver/transmitter. Experience pure enjoyment with no restraints. Enable your digital TVs, PCs and other music/audio players to transfer signal to your Bluetooth headsets. You can enjoy your Football Live or Movie with out disturbing others

ALWAYS ON: The SEGURO® Bluetooth 4.1 2-in-1 Adapter continuously streams even while charging. Enjoy your favorite wireless content all the time.

PURE SOUND: aptX audio codec for a richer and deeper sound experience. Listen to CD-like audio quality at no compromise.

Buy it now direct from Amazon.

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