Christmas gifts: Our strategy tips for Christmas

Picking the right Christmas gifts for your tech-savvy family and friends can be tricky!

The time is upon us once more: the hunt for Christmas presents has started. But what will you give this year? The days of grandma’s hand-knitted socks are numbered. The popularity of technology on the other hand, is as high as ever.

We will give you the lowdown on what gadgets will bring joy to radiant, expectant face this Christmas!

Christmas gifts: Mobile gadgets for winter holidays

If you keep trotting out the same boring gifts year after year, you may be interested in the following ideas. If your beloved is a true travel junkie for example, they will certainly be looking forward to one of the new gadgets that will make their flight planning easier. Or the bus ride more pleasant. Headphones with active ‘noise-cancelling’ technology, which suppress the most loud outside noise are a fabulous idea. Or how about just using a combination of neck pillow and headphones? The fewer parts you have to carry around with you, the better. Equally practical are ‘power packs’ on the go, with which you can recharge your empty smartphone or tablet batteries.

Virtual Reality under the Christmas Tree: Playstation VR and new consoles

The Playstation 4 Pro is primarily for players who want to get everything out of the console. HDR support and better hardware, as well as the new controller complete the package. The perfect Christmas gift!

Sony is once again prepared for the Christmas 2016 market. With the launch of the Playstation VR goggles and also the new Playstation 4 Pro: the foundation for affordable VR gaming is focused in the living room. This may include the several games from the Playstation Store, which are specially adapted for Playstation VR control.

Find the right Christmas gifts: Technology for the ‘Smart Home’

In the ‘Smart Home’ category, remote-controllable socket outlets offer you the control of Christmas tree lighting from afar. Although this has already existed for some time with an external remote control, however, modern devices can be controlled via WLAN or Bluetooth via smartphone. Matching devices, such as an ‘Intelligent Smart Socket’, are worth looking into. You connect to simulate your presence as if you are actually there, if you are on the road in the winter holidays. Under the same category you can even remotely control thermostats for heating. The right temperature can be adjusted at home or on the road, via a central control unit and wireless connected radiator thermostat. The manufacturers also promise an extra bonus of electricity savings.