It’s the season of giving and sharing, so we’ve come up with our 2018 Christmas gift guide, featuring our top recommendations for gadget gifts that cost less than 1,000 pesos.
Christmas can be a quite expensive affair, especially if you have many godchildren to give gifts to. Have no fear, however, as we at Tech Pilipinas are here to help you with your holiday shopping. We don’t want you to lose your shirts this holiday season, so here are our suggestions for inexpensive gadget gifts that will bring a smile to your giftee’s face.
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Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Give the gift of health this holiday season. The Mi Band 2 is a nifty little smartwatch that keeps track of your heart rate, distance walked, number of steps, calories burned, and other information. The Mi Band 2 monitors your physical activity and alerts you when you stay inactive for too long. It can also monitor your sleeping time.
Even if your giftee is not much of a health buff, the Mi Band 2 also works well as an everyday watch. The OLED display is stain, water and scratch resistant. The 70mAh battery ensures continuous usage of up to 20 days without charging.
ASUS ZenPower Slim 3000mAh Powerbank
Most powerbanks are big and bulky. Not the ASUS ZenPower slim 3000mAh powerbank. This super-thin, lightweight powerbank easily fits into your pocket and, thanks to its slim design, you can even hold it together with your smartphone in one hand. It also features a built-in LED torch so you can turn it into a flashlight in dark environments.
The ASUS ZenPower slim powerbank makes a great gift for the frequent traveler who uses his smartphone a lot. It’s good for only one full charge, however, so keep that in mind.
Feature phones are making a comeback as some people just want to call and text without all the distractions of the Internet. The Nokia 105 allows you to do that. Its classic, ergonomic design fits into your hand well, and it can last for a month on standby.
Simply put, if your giftee doesn’t mind receiving a so-called “dumbphone,” then you can give him the Nokia 105 as a Christmas present.
LHR Y38 Wireless Bluetooth Mini Sound Bar
Audiophiles everywhere would appreciate the crisp and clear sound emanating from the LHR Y38 wireless Bluetooth mini sound bar. This mini sound bar produces powerful sound at an affordable price. Since it’s wireless, you can play it anywhere as long as it’s connected via Bluetooth. This is a great alternative to more expensive sound bars, although just be prepared to sacrifice a little sound quality.
Wrap up this mini sound bar as a gift to the music lover in your life.
Zeus M-710 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Bundle
Gaming enthusiasts will surely appreciate the Zeus M-710 gaming keyboard and mouse. Built specifically for gamers, Zeus M-710 professional mechanical gaming keyboard features keycaps and buttons that are made of special materials for stability and long-lasting usage. The rainbow-colored LED light enhances the gaming experience. Together with the ergonomic mouse based on the Star Wars Darth Vader character, this bundle is a delightful gift for the professional or hobby gamer.
V380 Smart HD 1080P P2P Night Vision IP Camera
Home security is extremely important these days due to theft and burglary. If you don’t want to spend some serious cash on a professional CCTV system, you can opt for the more affordable alternative which is an IP camera. The V380 smart HD IP camera allows you to have your own CCTV system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can work without wires so you can place it anywhere there is a WiFi connection. This IP camera is also great for monitoring your home or kids whenever you’re at work.
BAVIN 6-Port USB Charging Hub
If you own several gadgets, you know how hard it is to charge them all at once. This is especially true if chargers and power outlets are limited in number. The BAVIN charging hub solves this perennial problem. This charging hub has 3 power sockets and 6 USB ports, and can automatically identify the correct charging current of your devices for your safety and protection. A host of security features such as a safety switch and the auto-sleep feature give you peace of mind.
Give this useful gadget to the tech aficionado in your life so he won’t keep borrowing your charger.
There you have it. We hope that this Christmas gift guide featuring cheap gadgets under 1,000 pesos will help you with your holiday shopping. In a future article, we will write about the best smartphones that you can easily afford this Christmas season, so stay tuned!