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Best Christmas tech gifts 2017

From Kindles to key rings, we have gifts for every gadget head
By jonathan.holmes

If one of your loved ones is a tech-head, this can be an expensive season. However, there are affordable gadgets for budgets of all sizes, ranging from retro treats to Kindles and Sonos speakers. Because who says technology can't have heart?

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Nokia 3310 3G (£60)

Smartphones are getting smarter all the time, but sometimes you need a break from the relentless horror of Twitter and Tinder. This update of the turn of the century classic, perfect as a backup phone you don’t mind losing at a festival or In Da Club (another turn of the century classic). And yes, it has Snake.


Tile Sport Tracker (£30)

 

If you lose your keys, this smart key ring can be made to buzz with your phone. Even better, if you’ve dropped them somewhere outside, you can locate them with GPS.


Anker Powercore II 10,000 Power Block (£26)

It’s stores a lot of charge, and it charges quick: the two most important factors when it comes to portable batteries. Because no-one wants their phone dying unexpectedly.


Brunton Power Knife (£24)

The perfect pairing with the Anker Powercore, this Swiss-army-style cable means you will always have the right cable on hand.


North Face Etip Gloves (£24)

It’s freezing, but you need to send a text. Normally you have two options: either take your gloves off, or use the tip of your nose. These conductive gloves will see you through the winter, fingers attached.


Amazon Fire TV (£70)

 

There are no shortage of ways to watch Netflix and other streaming services on your TV, but with 4K resolution and voice control, the Amazon Fire TV is currently leader of the pack.


Apple Airpods (£159)

Yes, they’re expensive for the sound quality, and we’ve already bought two lost earpods and one lost charging case (they’re the headphone equivalent of Trigger’s broom) but once you’re used to true wireless earpods, there is no going back.


Kindle Oasis (from £230)

Amazon now have a vast range of Kindles, but the Oasis is the top of the line. A waterproof high resolution screen and bundled subscription to Audible audiobooks make this a perfect travel companion.


Sonos One (£199)

Sonos’s entry level speaker is still great – able to stream almost any service, and the perfect beginning for a multi-room setup. The new model has the brains of Amazon’s Alexa, letting you queue up music with just your voice.


Bose SoundLink Micro (£100)

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For when you want to take your tunes on the go. It can go for six hours and is water proof: perfect for when your picnic is ruined by the inevitable downpour.


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