When it comes to tech gifts, it can be a difficult choice to find something that is cool, popular, or simply just useful. Luckily, we’ve done the work to round up some of 2020’s best releases to please any price point or individual. With Christmas just around the corner, here are some ideas that will show your appreciation this festive season.
1. Sony PlayStation 5
The Sony PlayStation 5 has been one of the most highly anticipated game consoles to be released in 2020. Boasting a futuristic-style exterior, the latest PlayStation adds a new standard to the gaming experience with lighting fast speed, highly reactive controllers and top of the line graphics with a new generation of games. The console comes in two versions – one for disc-based gaming and a purely-online Digital Edition.
2. Google Pixel Buds 2
While air travel might be off the cards for now, these wireless earphones will eventually come in handy for international travellers thanks to a key feature. Simply say “Hey Google, help me speak (language)”, to access its live translation feature enabled by Google Assistant. The Pixel Buds 2 is compatible with any Bluetooth® 4.0+ device, including iOS and Android-enabled phones.
3. Meural Canvas II
Digital wall art is a perfect gift for a home decorator with picky or constantly changing tastes. The Meural allows over 30,000+ works to be uploaded and showcased in a single frame, including their own photography. This means artwork can be individually curated by season, mood, or occasion, with less time spent on swapping out and rehanging. In addition, each frame size is comprised of real wood while the patented TrueArt Technology ensures no loss of picture quality.
4. Oblio Wireless Charging Station
Get your hands on the next generation of wireless phone chargers with this sleek, vase-shaped tech from Lexon. However, the minimalist design is not the only standout here. The Oblio also comes with a UV sanitiser which takes just 20 minutes to kill 99.9% of the germs on any Qi-compatible phones – reducing the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria.
5. Dodow - Sleep Aid Device
Dodow’s sleep aid is a relatively known product in the sleep technology space, ideal those having trouble getting to bed. Using a pulsing light projection, the device has already helped over 500,000 users fall asleep 2.5x faster by helping to sync up their breathing rhythm. Within eight minutes they should expect to fall asleep, gaining back hours of rest each night.
6. Fitbit Charge 4
The Charge 4 is the most recent tracker on the market from Fitbit. Pair with your phone to track your activity throughout the day with its built-in GPS, and then again at night to reveal your resting heart rate and sleep pattern. It is the ideal companion for anyone interested in collecting their exercise data (or just looking for something to brag about!). The Fitbit Charge 4 is also safe to get wet down to 50m. With so many features packed in, the only thing it cannot do it is complete fitness goals for you.