PICS: Top gadgets to blow your Christmas bonus on

2016-12-11 15:01 - Kyle Venktess, Fin24
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Johannesburg - The clichés of Christmas shopping and gifts for loved-ones this season are in abundance once again. 

Sometimes Christmas shopping is just hard, especially when it is for others – the ones that “have everything” or “not too sure if they’ll like that”. 

In an effort to lessen the burden, electronics manufacturers have been aggressively marketing their newly released products, some boasting impressive features enough to make one want to splurge this season. 

We’ve picked out our favourite gadget must-haves for this year:

1. Apple Watch Series 2

Launched this year along with iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2 is an upgrade from the first wearable from the US electronics giant.

It's guaranteed this gift for a loved-one or even oneself will be the envy of many. 

From R6899

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral

This one is believed not to explode... . An S7 smartphone is a great device but it is even better when its in Coral Blue. On Monday, Samsung South Africa announced that its Galaxy S7 edge is now available in Blue Coral. A cool colour, perfect for the hot summer.

R16 999

3. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 10400 mAh

Because why not? It’s an inexpensive gift that is worth more than the price tag on it. The Mi Bank has the massive capacity to charge most smartphones, from 0% to 100% three-times over. Not only is it powerful, it also charges devices rapidly.  

R349

4. PS4 Pro

Okay, truth be told you won’t get this for Christmas, however, you might able to start the 2017 gaming experience off with a bang. Takealot.com currently has the console on pre-order with a message stating complete payments before Thursday, December 29, 2016 and it will be dispatched on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

R6999

5. Levitating Bluetooth Speakers

Because it looks so cool. The Levitating Portable Bluetooth Speaker sit on a base from which the speaker elevates when it is in use. The device comes in at not too much of a hefty price.

R3950

6. Hisense 65” ULED 

Hisense has your answer to a UHD TV without the price that comes with it. You might still have to fork out a bit extra but the display and picture quality is incredible. While regular HD TVs come in at a resolution of 1080 pixels, ULED features Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K resolution.

R24999

7. iPhone 7 Plus 

Go big or go home – a new iPhone 7 is cool, but having an iPhone 7 Plus is even cooler. 

R15499

8. Samsung Gear Icon X

The Icon X alongside Apple’s Airpods are an epiphany in-ear sound, while the latter is not yet available in the country. The Gear Icon X are earbud speakers for each ear that connect wirelessly to a device but are not attached to one another through a cable, like many conventional Bluetooth headsets. What’s more is that the device is a completely fitness tracker.

R3699

9. FitBit Charge 2

Have a fitness junkie in the family? The Charge 2 is for them. The upgrade from FitBit for the first time includes a heartrate monitor in this model of device. The Charge 2 effortlessly detects the wearer’s fitness movements and can even detect the type of exercise being done.

R2899

10. Ninebot Mini Pro from Xiaomi

But if you’re not that into fitness and would rather ostentatiously and lazily move around, the Ninebot Mini Pro makes a nifty mode of transport or rather alternative to walking. The device bought over from Segway is smaller and more convenient to stroll around on.

Between R12000 and R15000



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