With Christmas now just around the corner, you may have noticed the adverts for the latest tech coming thick and fast. There have been some exciting launches this year, from the latest must-have iPhone 12 Pro from Apple through to the hotly anticipated PlayStation 5. This rundown will help you find the best mobile tech gifts for the ones you love, and if you have already purchased all of the gifts you need, there might just be a treat on this list that you’ll want to keep for yourself.
Best tech For Gamers
The bad news is that if you haven’t already got your hands on a coveted PlayStation 5, you might just be out of luck this Christmas. The console sold out in record time, and whilst there are rumours of restocks (as well as some available from private sellers at vastly inflated prices), it’s probably best to choose another option.
You may decide to opt for the Xbox Series S, instead. Xbox S offers some appealing specifications, including speedy loading times and high frame rates. It also works well for playing next-gen games. Coming in at a more wallet-friendly price than its sibling, the Xbox X, the S model boasts an impressively compact design (in fact, it’s the smallest Xbox ever created), and is the perfect upgrade for Xbox One users keen to experience next-gen technology.
Best tech For Fitness Enthusiasts
With many of us having turned to exercise to help get through the long days of lockdown, chances are that there will be somebody on your gift list who has taken up a new sport. Help them to carry on in style with the Garmin Forerunner 945 watch, which boasts some truly incredible features. Colour maps and a pulse oximeter (measuring the oxygen levels of your blood) and even the ability to assess your acclimatisation to altitude are impressive additions to the Garmin roster.
This watch makes a great fitness tracker, with improved sleep monitoring, and has built-in incident detection and assistance to keep you safe out there. With a slim profile and lightweight design, it’s hard to beat this model as the ultimate training companion.
Best For Hobbyists
If someone on your list is a fan of photography, or simply keen to try something new in 2021, a digital camera makes a great gift. The Fujifilm X-T200 is a superb all-rounder, offering an impressive range of features at a sensible price. It’s lightweight and small enough to accompany you on a day’s explorations, yet provides the photographic clout of a much heftier SLR. Easy to use, with a generous 3.5 inch touchscreen, this camera offers 24 megapixels and an electronic viewfinder. The X-T200 also boasts 4K video capabilities, making it ideal for keen vloggers.
Best Value Smartphone
There is certainly a bewilderingly vast range of smartphones available these days, but if you’re looking for a low-cost, high-function option, the Moto G 5G Plus is hard to beat. This smartphone packs a lot of tech into its affordable price point, and, as well as being ready for 5G, offers a generously proportioned screen and great battery life. With an impressive 90Hz panel screen, the refresh speed is as fast as much pricier models, while the phone’s software works smoothly, making it ideal for both social media scrollers and mobile gamers. Four cameras (including ultra-wide and wide paired front-facing cameras) make this perfect for selfie-lovers and Instagrammers.
We all deserve a treat this festive period, and with this list of gifts, there should be an option that’s sure to please everyone you need to buy for. This latest batch of tech should certainly go on to keep your family and friends happy into the New Year and beyond.