Christmas is the perfect time for tech lovers to get their hands on the year’s best gadgets, and 2017 is better than ever! Whether you want a tablet, fitness tracker or even a robot, here are some of the best Christmas gadgets to ask Santa for this year.
Amazon Echo Show
Amazon’s Alexa devices have brought the future into the present. With simple voice commands, you can now command Alexa to play your favourite song, remind you about a task, turn your lights on or even order you a pizza.
The Amazon Echo Show is the latest release in the Echo line, which also includes the Echo Dot, the Echo and the Echo Plus – but the Echo Show is the first to incorporate a screen.
That means you can use it to do all the cool stuff that Alexa does in addition to viewing your security cameras, browsing photos, getting a visual weather forecast, making video calls and more!
Apple Watch Series 3
When it comes to the best Christmas gadgets, the Apple Watch has to be up there. The Apple Watch may not set hearts racing in the same way as the iPhone, but it is still an incredibly capable little device boasting stylish good looks alongside powerful features.
The latest version is the Apple Watch Series 3, and you can use this to speak with Siri, make calls from your watch, stream tracks, set a reminder, get directions, track your fitness and much more.
There is a huge range of styles to choose from, and you can see them all on the Apple website.
One for the kids (or the big kids!), the Anki Cozmo is a real working robot. He’s small but he packs in some incredible features, and he’s also smart enough to recognise faces and learn new things.
Kids will absolutely love interacting with him and playing games with him, and the adults will have a lot of fun too. Find out more at the official website.
Photos are nearly always displayed on screens these days, but there is still magic in printing out your photos to put on the wall or in an album. Now you can do this directly from your mobile phone with this standalone printer.
The Polaroid Zip is a small printer that you simply connect to your smartphone. Taken a photo that you like? Print it off in seconds and share with your friends, or display it for all to see.
Or you could go even further and get the Polaroid Snap Touch. This instant camera takes pics and prints them like the original Polaroids. It even has an LCD touchscreen and boasts 13MP, making it a great little stocking filler that will provide fun for kids of all ages.
Amazon Fire 7
Tablets have come a long way since the first iPad was released in 2010, but perhaps the best thing of all is that you no longer have to spend a fortune for a top-class tablet. And if you’re looking for a cheap tablet this Christmas that’s still a joy to use, you can’t beat the Amazon Fire 7
While cheap tablets are often not great, this really has it all. It has a great screen that is perfect for watching TV shows, reading books and playing games, and it comes with Alexa built-in and thousands of apps. Its low price also makes it the perfect tablet for kids.
Stock up on the best Christmas gadgets!
There are literally hundreds of new gadgets this year that would make ideal Christmas gifts for all ages, but these five stand out.
If you want a gadget for Christmas and still can’t decide which one, use these as inspiration and enjoy a tech-filled Christmas this year!