Best Christmas gifts for tech lovers

Christmas is just around the corner and here are our top five picks for the gadget lover you know


Having some trouble thinking of the perfect gift for the season? Here are five ideas that may help.


For The Smartphone Lover


Powered by the Snapdragon 64-bit Octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and an impressive 5-inch full HD display, the Xiaomi Mi4i is a force to be reckoned with.

Photography buffs would be pleased with its 13MP, 2.0f aperture rear-facing camera and 5MP, 1.8f aperture front-facing camera, as these specs mean better quality images even under dim lighting conditions.

Available in 16GB (white and dark grey) for $259 and 32GB (dark grey) for $299 from


For The Constantly Connected


Fancy and flashy, Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Gear S2 (compatible only with Android devices) comes in many different styles to suit almost any occasion. Choose from leather, funky-coloured or sports-themed straps.


Prices start from $448. Available at the Samsung store.


For The Avid Gamer


Old school is the new school and retro is making a comeback even on the gaming front. Think of the times when arcades were all the hype. Now, you can play your favourite classic games on Nanoarcade, a miniature arcade machine.

The Nanoarcade runs Java-based games, so all you have to do is download your favourite classic game from their Game Centre and transfer it to the console. Each console is capable of storing up to 15 games, depending on file size.

Prices start from US$59.99 ($84). Available at


For The Fitness Buff


If your friend is a fitness fanatic who does more than just running and swimming, then Moov may be the perfect gift.

The fitness band can measure and log up to six different exercises, including cycling and cardio boxing, at once and even has in-built guided workouts to help users keep in shape.

Prices start from US$79.99. Available at


For The Scatterbrain


Know of someone who has a nasty habit of misplacing and losing things? The TrackR, like its name suggests, can prevent that from happening through a GPS system. The device comes as a “keychain” which can be fastened to items like wallets, bags and pet collars.

Prices start from US$24.95. Available at


By Geralyne Kaye

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