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Our Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas

Top 10 Picks for Christmas

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas just around the corner, we can’t put off thinking about shopping anymore!

Buying a tech gift for someone can be a challenge, especially as everyone has different preferences. But don’t let that discourage you! This blog will cover our top 10 picks for Christmas to help you choose the perfect present before it’s too late. Let us help you to pick the right and great one for your loved ones. (These are in no particular order)

10) TP-Link KP303 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip, 3-Outlets

Does your loved one want to make their appliances smart such as make a floor lamp to operate on a timer or turn on remotely with the help of an app? This TP-Link Smart Power Strip can do the trick, it can work independently (without hub required) and has three smart outlets that can be operated separately and two always-on USB connections. You can control every single socket from any location remotely with plugged-in equipment such as lights, fans, heaters and other appliances. Alexa and Google Assistant are also supported, your beloved one can use voice commands to operate plugged-in gadgets. They can also set schedule & timer to minimise energy use. With increased energy costs continuing, this is a great one to help your loved one to save on their energy bills.

TP-Link KP303 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip, 3-Outlets

£29.99 inc VAT

9) TP-Link Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

Nowadays, a high quality and stable network is very important for everyone whether for remote work, online shopping, gaming or even video streaming. The Mesh Wi-Fi system is one of the best tech gifts you can give, the TP-Link Mesh system extends the connectivity of your home Wi-Fi, to help you eliminate dead spots and improve network performance. Thanks to 802.11ac wireless technology, the Mesh system is capable of offering a lag-free connection to up to 100 devices at 3 times quicker than the previous generation of routers

TP-Link Deco E3 – AC1200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2 Pack)

£58.80 inc VAT

Available on back-order

TP-Link Deco X20 3 pack

TP-Link Deco X20 AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (3 Pack)

£280.00 inc VAT

TP-Link Deco M9 plus

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus AC2200 Smart Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (3 Pack)

£329.99 inc VAT

Available on back-order

8) Elgato Streaming Devices

With streaming becoming more and more popular, Elgato has anything a content creator could ever want for their productions, from lighting options to key bound control panels that allow you to adjust the streaming setup on the fly.

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Elgato Stream Deck XL

£229.99 inc VAT

The Elgato Stream Deck Live Content Creation Controller is a helpful tool for more than just Twitch streamers. The controller's programmable keys can trigger just about any custom macro function the users dream up, letting them control things like Zoom or even smart lighting with the press of a button.

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Elgato Wave:3 Premium Microphone and Digital Mixing Solution

£160.00 inc VAT

In stock

The Wave:3 is a high-quality microphone and digital mixing system that combines plug-and-play simplicity with broadcast-grade technology. Wave:3 offers more than just providing a professional sonic character to broadcast or podcast. It provides complete control over the audio process.

Elgato Key Light Air Sale!

Elgato Key Light Air, Professional LED panel

£114.98 inc VAT

In stock

The Elgato Key Light Air is a Wi-Fi-enabled lighting system with 80 quality LEDs that provides 1400 lumens. Soft, easy-on-the-eyes light is provided by edge-lit architecture with multi-layer diffusion technology. It’s brilliantly designed and truly stunning. This high-end LED panel is perfect for improving the quality of the video calls, TikTok clips or YouTube videos.

7) EZVIZ Wireless Video Doorbell

Both apartment dwellers and homeowners can benefit from this video doorbell, which doesn't need to be hooked up to a pre-wired traditional doorbell. The set up can be done just in a few minutes. The EZVIZ DB2 Video Doorbell has a great 2K Resolution camera and Weatherproof casing for outdoor use. It operates off Wi-Fi and rechargeable batteries that last over three months. Gift recipients will be alerted when someone comes to the door, even if they're not at home, making them feel safe and secure with this great gift.

EZVIZ DB2 – Battery-powered Video Doorbell Kit

EZVIZ DB2 – Battery-powered Video Doorbell Kit

£109.00£129.00 inc VAT

6) Aqara Smart Home & Automation

There's no doubt that Aqara is becoming a mainstay in the smart home world, with its budget-friendly, high-quality gadgets that can fill every nook. Aqara offers a wide range of smart home devices from indoor camera hub, curtain/roller shade drivers to their Radiator Thermostat. Its products work with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Matter.

Aqara Camera Hub G3 Sale!

Aqara Camera Hub G3

£84.98 inc VAT

As security cameras are mostly fixed and have a narrow field of view, they don't provide adequate coverage to prevent gaps. With the Aqara Camera Hub G3, there’s no more dead spot because it has the ability to pan and tilt for true 360-degree coverage. It captures video in crisp 2K resolution and also able to identify faces, pets and react to motion.

Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1 Sale!

Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1

£39.98 inc VAT

With the Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1, your special one can set time-schedules to turn on/off the radiator; pre-warm their home before arrival or automate the radiator based on local weather. The thermostat can also turn off the heat when it detects an open door or window when paired with an Aqara Door and Window Sensor to help them reduce energy cost.

Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1

Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1

£53.99 inc VAT

The Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1 is a retrofit roller shade controller that suitable for both roller blinds, shades and blinds. It does not require dedicated wiring and can run wirelessly from the built-in battery. It supports three control modes such as local button control, sensor linkage control and app remote control with time-scheduled function.

5) OYN-X Eagle Colour View Plus CCTV

Who doesn’t want to protect their home? One thing for certain is a high-quality CCTV system that can keep your gift recipients’ property secure under surveillance 24/7. OYN-X Eagle Colour View includes 4 5MP full HD colour turret cameras and the ability to add up to 8 channels. This presents a high-quality colour image with rich details even in total darkness and each turret adopts two powerful warm white LED illuminators, covering an effective range up to 40 meters. The LEDs switch on automatically in darkness to capture detail-packed full-colour images 24/7, ensuring effective identification of objects.

OYN-X Eagle Colour-View Plus DVR Kit 8ch, 4x 5MP HDCVI Turret,1TB (White / Grey)

£299.00£349.00 inc VAT

4) Medion Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If you want to help your loved ones to take some stress off their daily chores, why not gift them a robot vacuum. Robot vacuums might not be as powerful as an upright vacuum, but they sure do make life a lot easier. The MEDION Robotic Vacuum takes the bother out of vacuuming. Ideal for busy families, professionals, or those who simply dislike cleaning. The MEDION MD 18871 Robot Vacuum even supports Alexa to make their life even easier.

Medion MD 18871 Robot Vacuum

MEDION MD 18871 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Alexa Support – White

£269.00 inc VAT

In stock

Medion MD 19700 Robot Vacuum

MEDION MD 19700 Robot Vacuum Cleaner – White

£149.99 inc VAT

In stock

3) Nanoleaf LED Panels

A perfect gift for ultra-modern smart homes, these modular light panels can be placed on a wall in any shape. Your special someone can change the colour or brightness via an app and even check out the Rhythm Music Visualizer, turn up the favourite music so the lights can react, and dance to the beat in real-time. It's certainly worth it for your special one with an appreciation for smart tech and home decor with Nanoleaf.

Nanoleaf Shapes - Hexagons 15 Pack

Nanoleaf Shapes – Hexagons Starter Kit – 15PK

£202.49 inc VAT

Nanoleaf Shapes - Triangles - 15PK

Nanoleaf Shapes – Triangles Starter Kit – 15PK

£202.49 inc VAT

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Nanoleaf Lines Starter Kit (9 Light Bars)

£179.99 inc VAT

2) Smart Home Camera

A Smart home security camera allows your special one to keep an eye on their home from anywhere in the world, bringing much-needed peace of mind while away. Whether they're renting a small apartment or need to secure a larger, multilevel home, these products are always a must-have — and worth every penny.

You'll find plenty of options under EZVIZ, including both indoor and outdoor cameras. EZVIZ cameras can detect motion and sounds and will send alerts to the user’s smartphone. It can record and stream crisp up to 2K video even in complete darkness. It can also keep tabs on large areas by panning and tilting. The EZVIZ cameras are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands and with local and cloud-based storage.

EZVIZ LC1C Full HD Outdoor Floodlight Security Camera

EZVIZ LC1C Outdoor Floodlight Security Camera

£149.99 inc VAT

EZVIZ Ultra HD 4MP Indoor Smart Security PT Cam

EZVIZ C6W – Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera

£99.98 inc VAT

1) Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is a great gift for those who want to transform their traditional home into a smart home. They can control the lights remotely using a wireless connection and a smartphone app, set timers and create schedules or routines to turn them on and off at a set time or based on specific actions. They can also sync the lights with sunrise and sunset, dim or change colour, control groups of lights on more than one circuit simultaneously, and have lights turn on and off automatically based on motion or occupancy. They can also control the lights using voice commands or with programmable wireless buttons and remotes.

Philips Hue - White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit (B22 / E27)

Philips Hue – White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit

£118.80£119.99 inc VAT

The Philips Hue starter kit helps your special one to make their home a more relaxing place. It can change the ambience of a room to fit the mood perfectly with ease, and it’s easy to control too – as it’s compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.

Aurora AOne Connect AU-A1BTGUCWK Bluetooth 5W RGBCX GU10 LED Lamp

Aurora AOne Bluetooth 4x 5W Dimmable RGB and Tuneable White LED Smart Lamps and Remote Starter Kit (GU10)

£82.80 inc VAT

This Aurora AOne Bluetooth LED smart lamps kit makes for an ideal introduction into smart home lighting. This easy to install and use system does not require a smart hub. Take control of the new lights in no time at all, and without any hassle.

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ENER-J Smart LED Filament Festoon String Light Kit

£95.00 inc VAT

The ENER-J Smart LED Filament Festoon Strip Kit is perfect to add ambiance to  your Garden decoration, especially at the time of Christmas. Take Control brightness & RGB colour changing from the smartphone. Also warm white colour available to give your beloved one a nice warm and cosy feeling when they are  relaxing in the garden.