This holiday season, play Santa to your techie loved ones with these cool gadget gifts
Sounds Like Work
Jabra has added a new pair of wireless earbuds to its Evolve range of headsets designed for professional use. The 75e includes signature features like wireless freedom, great sound, unified communications, active noise cancelling and busy light, but in a more compact form factor that affords mobility.
Beauty & Brawn
The HP ZBook X2 is designed for professionals. As a 2-in-1 detachable, it has a 14-inch 4K screen, as well as its own stylus with 4,096 levels of sensitivity. The tablet can be customised with up to an Intel Core i7-8560U Kaby Lake-R processor, NVIDIA Quadro M620, 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of solid state storage.
Making A Return
Samsung’s Galaxy Note Fan Edition is a smartphone that has been engineered with unused components from the Note 7. It sports an affordable price tag, yet still offers the same productivity and entertainment features. These include an enhanced S Pen that boasts a tip of 0.7mm, a biometric authentication technology, the Bixby assistant and dust/water resistance to a maximum depth of five feet for up to 30 minutes.
For Easy Reading
The Amazon Kindle Oasis, an update from the 2016 model, now comes with an all-metal body and waterproof build. There are no built-in speakers, but users can stream audiobooks through Bluetooth to wireless speakers or Bluetooth headsets. Other features include physical page-turn buttons, microUSB for charging and built-in LED backlight for low-light reading.
Relive Your Reality
The GoPro Fusion is a new 360-degree camera that captures an immersive experience in 5.2K resolution and 30fps. It has the OverCapture function, where a fixed perspective video can be created using spherical footage. This allows users to manually select an area of the film, follow a subject and pick out the best angles to be exported as a normal, non-360-degree 1080p video.
A Straight Shot
The Kodak Printomatic is a point-and-shoot instant print digital camera that uses inkless technology. By exposing embedded dye crystals to heat, it produces colour or black-and-white photos using a special paper without the need for ink cartridges. The camera also features a 10MP sensor, built-in lithium-ion battery and microSD slot.