We all know someone who is a nightmare to buy Christmas presents for, either because they seem to have everything already or because they’re very fussy.
Well, Boxx is here to rescue you this year – our round-up of gadgets are fun, practical and make perfect presents. Consider it our Christmas present to you….!
1) Q-PIC Selfie Shooter: Know someone who’ll want to take lots of party and family selfies this festive season…? Of course you do, and this is the perfect gift to assist them. A small and lightweight remote camera shooter, it connects to your phone via Bluetooth, uses just a standard long-life coin battery and works up to 30m from the phone. Snap away anytime – and it also looks great, coming in a range of fabulous colours complete with matching carry band and case. On offer at £9.99 from QDOS.
2) Koomus CD-Air Smartphone Car Mount: A phone mount for your car that fits into a CD slot? We’ve found the perfect one. Compatible with all smartphones including iPhones and Samsung Galaxys, it rotates for either a portrait or landscape view, and stretches up to 3.54in wide. A steal from across the pond at $24.99 from Koomus.
3) Star Wars App-Enabled Droid: Not cheap, this one – but the perfect gift for that special person in your life who loves Star Wars. BB-8 is an app-enabled droid that can be controlled via an iPhone or iPad. Made of a tough polycarbonate shell that keeps it safe from water (and the Dark Side), it can be set to patrol by itself, shows a range of expressions and you can even use it to create and view holographic recordings. BB-8 is powered by induction charging and connects via Bluetooth Smart BLE. Available from Apple at £129.95.
4) Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: This personal football coach ball helps you improve your technique and kicking power by providing instant feedback on the power, trajectory, spin and strike accuracy of your kick. Featuring integrated sensors, the app-enabled miCoach Smart Ball tells you everything you need to know to improve your kick, while maintaining the weight and feel of a regulation size 5 football. You can also watch tutorials to help you master new techniques, challenge yourself to apply power with control, attempt to replicate the kicks of professional football players and save your best kicks each day. A bit of a treat at £149.95 from Apple.
5) Optiguard Glass Privacy: Good privacy screens for when you need to do confidential or personal work on your smartphones in public or at the office can be hard to find – too thin and they don’t offer enough protection, too thick and you lose functionality. Well, this little number is the best one we’ve found so far. Suitable for the iPhone 6 plus and 6s plus, it’s got an ultra-thin screen protector with 180 degree screen security that let’s you see what’s on your screen easily while shielding it from others sitting or standing beside you. And at just £19.99 from QDOS, it won’t break the bank.
6) Fitbit Surge: Know somebody hoping to get into shape after Christmas? Let’s face it, most of us will need to – and the Fitbit surge is the perfect gift, combining funky practicality with a range of motivation features and stats packages that help you figure out how you’re doing and improve on your health and fitness generally. Featuring all-day tracking of steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes, as well as automatic sleep tracking and wireless syncing among other things, this is a one-stop shop to a healthier life. £199.99 from Fitbit.
So that’s it for our 2015 Christmas gadget round up….. We hope at best this makes your shopping easier, or at least gives you some ideas for your own wish list!
Either way, good luck and happy present hunting!