Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year

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Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
Christmas is round the corner and the year 2020 is about to come to an end. It’s the time to give gifts to your loved ones, be it for Christmas or as a new year’s gift. The year 2020 has been a strange year for everyone and you can end it on a good note by giving gifts to your friends and family.

If you are looking to give a gadget as a gift, there are several options to choose from, including smartphones, smartwatches, Bluetooth earphones and more. You can also give something useful like an air purifier or a robot vacuum cleaner if they already have other products.

To help you decide what to give this festive season, we have compiled a list of the best tech gifts for you.

Smartphones

Apple iPhone 12

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The iPhone 12 is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone that comes with several important new updates. It sports a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and is powered by Apple’s new A14 Bionic chipset. It is equipped with an advanced dual camera system that supports features like Night Mode, Dolby Vision HDR recording and Deep Fusion. It has a 12MP selfie camera and comes with IP68 rating for water resistance.


OnePlus 8T 5G

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The OnePlus 8T 5G is the latest offering from OnePlus. It features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and features 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It sports a quad camera setup at the back and a 16MP selfie camera. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charge support.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is the latest phablet from the company. It features a 6.9-inch WQHD+ dynamic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is powered by the Exynos 990 chipset coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It features a triple camera setup at the back and a 10MP selfie camera. It is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 45W fast charge support. It comes with the company’s S Pen that works as a remote and allows you to easily take notes.


Google Pixel 4a

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Google Pixel 4a is another interesting smartphone that finds a place on this list for being really, really compact. It features a 5.81-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a 12.2MP primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera. It is powered by a 3,140mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.


OnePlus Nord 5G

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The OnePlus Nord 5G is part of the company’s new Nord lineup. It runs on Android 10 based OxygenOS and features a 6.44-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It features a quad camera setup at the back and a 32MP selfie camera. It comes with 5G SA/NSA support and is powered by a 4,115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charge.


Samsung Galaxy M51

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Samsung Galaxy M51 is the latest from Samsung and is equipped with a huge 7,000mAh battery with 25W fast charge support. It features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 730G chipset and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a quad camera setup at the back and a 32MP selfie camera.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD DotDisplay with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and is powered by a Snapdragon 720G chipset. The device features a quad camera setup at the back and sports a 32MP selfie camera. It is powered by a 5,020mAh battery with 33W fast charge support.


Smartwatches

Apple Watch Series 6

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Apple Watch Series 6 features an always-on 1.57-inch LTPO OLED display with Sapphire Crystal glass protection and is powered by a dual-core Apple S6 chipset. It features an optical heart rate sensor, electrical heart sensor, blood oxygen sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope. It allows you to manage calls, send SMS and play music directly from the watch. It features a waterproof design.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 features a circular 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection and is powered by an Exynos 9110 chipset. It features an accelerometer, heart rate sensor, gyroscope and offers 8GB of internal storage. It comes with fall detection functionality that sends an SOS to your emergency contacts. It uses red LED and infrared rays to measure your SpO2 levels.


Oppo Watch

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Oppo Watch features a 1.8-inch AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset and Ambiq Micro Apollo 3 chipset. It features 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It features an optical heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, 3-axis accelerometer sensor, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor. It offers up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge.


Fitness Bands

Mi Smart Band 5

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Mi Smart Band is the latest offering from Xiaomi and features a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D scratch-resistant glass. It features a tri-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and a heart rate sensor. It can show the time, steps taken, heart rate, app notifications, call alerts and more. It comes with 5ATM water resistance, allowing you to use it while swimming. It features a 125mAh battery that offers up to 14 days of battery life on a single charge.


Honor Band 5

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Honor Band 5 features a 0.95-inch AMOLED touch screen display. It is equipped with a pedometer, 6-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, infrared sensor, SpO2 monitor and a PPG heart rate sensor. It can show the time, oxygen saturation levels in the bloodstream, heart rate, steps taken and app notifications. It is 5 ATM water resistant and can be used while swimming. It has a battery life of up to 14 days.


Bluetooth Headphones

Apple AirPods Pro

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Apple AirPods Pro are the latest truly wireless earbuds from the iPhone-maker. These earbuds add an important feature over their predecessors – active noise cancellation. In addition to this, they also come with soft silicone tips now, which should allow them to stay firm in place without hurting your ears.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ combine great audio quality, long battery life and solid build quality in a compact package. Thanks to AKG tuning, these earbuds deliver rich treble and bass, which is easily noticeable when you listen to a wide range of songs. The in-call audio quality is amongst the best out there thanks to the adaptive triple mic system.


OnePlus Buds

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The OnePlus Buds is a truly wireless offering from OnePlus. It is equipped with a 13.4mm dynamic driver that enables rich tones and deep bass. It comes with customizable buttons that allow you to manage calls and control media playback. It offers a battery life of up to 30 hours on a single charge. It comes with fast charge support, offering 10 hours of usage with just 10 minutes of charging.

Sony WI-XB400

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Sony WI-XB400 also features a neckband-less design, with both the earbuds being connected by the wire. It promises to offer extra bass for a deep, punchy music experience. It comes with an in-line mic and supports HD voice for an enhancing calling experience. It also supports Google Assistant. It offers 15-hour battery life and promises to offer 1 hour of playback with a 10-minute quick charge.


OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z is equipped with a 9.2mm dynamic driver and super bass tone for a good sound experience. It can last 20 hours on a single charge and is equipped with Warp Charge that can provide 10 hours of music playback with just 10 minutes of charging.

Air purifier

Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier TP04

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Dyson Pure Cool TP04 air purifier is the latest product to come out of the British company’s stables. It comes with Dyson’s patented air multiplier technology that projects up to 360 liters of purified air per second across the room. It comes equipped with a 360-degree Glass HEPA filter and Tris impregnated Activated Carbon Filter which promise to capture 99.95% of harmful pollutants as small as PM0.1.


Philips High Efficiency Air Purifier AC2887

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The Philips High Efficiency Air Purifier AC2887 is equipped with a 2-stage filtration process that includes VitaShield IPS with a True HEPA filter and an activated Carbon filter. It has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 333 cubic m/hr and can remove 99.97% of airborne pollutants. It features a sleep mode in which the fan speed is reduced to minimize the noise and allow a comfortable night’s sleep.


Robot vacuum cleaners

eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11C Vacuum Cleaner

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11C robot vacuum cleaner is a slim yet powerful vacuum cleaner. It comes with large wheels that allow it to roll over carpets and climb edges without any manual intervention. Its drop sensing feature ensures it doesn’t fall over ledges or stairs. It uses a triple filter system that helps it deliver maximum cleanliness. It has a 100-minute runtime and a suction capacity of 1,300pa for spotless cleaning.

iRobot Roomba i7+ (i7556) WiFi Connected Robot Vacuum

Best tech gifts for Christmas and New Year
The iRobot Roomba i7+ robot vacuum cleaner is a high-end product that offers features like advanced navigation and mapping, support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, a 3-stage cleaning system, and personalized cleaning suggestions. It automatically empties all the dust collected into a disposable AllergenLock bag that can hold it for up to 60 days, giving you a clean home and peace of mind.

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