CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and we’ve rounded up the best tech for gadget geeks in your life.
The Sun’s expert tech team has tested every item on this list – so they’re all up to snuff! Look out for our Editor’s Pick too…
Note: This gift guide will be updated with even more gadget pressie ideas in the coming weeks! Bookmark this page and check back for more goodies.
This smart bulb will light up your lifeCredit: Nanoleaf
BEST TECH GIFTS UNDER £50
Nanoleaf Essentials smart lightbulb – £17.99
This nifty smart lightbulb changes brightness, colour and warmth – and can be easily controlled by a phone app or voice commands through a smart speaker.
Essentials bulb at Nanoleaf for £17.99 – buy here
Game with “Ultimate” freedom…Credit: Microsoft
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3x months) – £32.99
Play loads of new and old Xbox games for free, while your subscription lasts – including day-one launches.
Game Pass at Amazon for £32.99 – buy here
PlayStation owners will love a PS Plus subscriptionCredit: Sony
PlayStation Plus membership (1 year) – £37.49
This 12-month membership gets you 24 curated games a year for free, plus exclusive discounts.
PS Plus at Amazon for £37.49 – buy here
The snap-on MagSafe charger even works with approved casesCredit: Apple
Apple MagSafe charger – £39.99
If you’ve got a new iPhone 12 or wireless-charging AirPods, this slick pad will power them up without cables. Brilliant!
MagSafe Charger at Very for £39.99 – buy here
Play with a next-gen controllerCredit: Microsoft
Xbox Series X controller – £44.99
The redesigned controller for the Xbox Series X is grippier, more compact, and much easier to use. Get one for the Xbox owner in your life!
Xbox joypad at GAME for £44.99 – buy here
GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!
Here are our favourite next-gen games out right now…
Call of Duty Cold War – Xbox / PS5
Spider-Man: Miles Morales – PS5
Watch Dogs Legion – Xbox / PS5
Godfall – PS5
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Xbox / PS5
BEST TECH GIFTS UNDER £100
This is an easy way to make your telly “smart”Credit: Google
Google Chromecast with Google TV – £59.99
This impressive Chromecast streaming dongle plugs into your telly, giving it access to apps, Google Assistant voice commands, and 4K HDR video quality.
Google Chromecast at Currys for £59.99 – buy here
The DualSense joypad lets you “feel” gamesCredit: Sony
PS5 DualSense controller – £59
The perfect gift for a new PS5 owner – a SECOND DualSense controller, with adjustable-tension triggers, zonal vibrations and built-in speakers.
PS5 DualSense at Amazon for £59 – buy here
Logitech’s mouse will seriously upgrade your gaming…game?Credit: Logitech
Logitech G903 Lightspeed mouse – £71.99
This impressive Logitech gaming mouse has a 140-hour battery life, pro-grade responsiveness, and a max DPI sensitive of 16,000 – more than you’ll probably ever need. It’s got loads of extra buttons too.
Logitech G903 at Amazon for £71.99 – buy here
This pint-sized speaker is the ultimate addition to any desk, bedside table or kitchen worktopCredit: Apple
Apple HomePod Mini – £99
Apple’s cheaper Siri speaker is a powerful Alexa rival, with brilliant sound and smarts for its £99 price tag. It looks great too.
HomePod Mini at Apple for £99 – buy here
BEST TECH GIFTS UNDER £300
An epic keyboard tailor-made for PC gamersCredit: Logitech
Logitech G915TKL keyboard – £189
Logitech’s incredible Lightspeed keyboard is made for gamers, with mechanical keys, RGB lighting, wireless connectivity and a 40-hour battery life.
Logitech keyboard at Amazon for £189 – buy here
The smaller, cheaper next-gen Xbox is a brilliant buyCredit: Xbox
Xbox Series S – £249
The new Xbox Series S is a cheaper alternative to the Series X, with brilliant graphics capped at Full HD 1080p resolution. It’s smaller, but just as slick – with access to the same next-gen games.
Xbox Series S at Amazon for £249 – buy here
This is our FAVOURITE gadget for 2020Credit: Oculus
Oculus Quest 2 VR headset – £299
*EDITOR’S PICK* This astonishingly cheap VR headset works wirelessly, doesn’t need a gaming PC, and has loads of mind-blowing experiences and games to enjoy. Once you’ve tried rhythm-action lightsaber game Beat Saber, you’ll never look back.
Oculus Quest 2 at Amazon for £299 – buy here
BEST LUXURY TECH GIFTS
Action never looked so goodCredit: GoPro
GoPro Hero 9 – £379.99
The new GoPro Hero 9 Black is a spiffing waterproof action camera that shoots in 5K, can livestream in Full HD, and has two touchscreens. It looks great, and your footage will be top-notch.
GoPro Hero 9 at Amazon for £379.99 – buy here
You’ll never want to leave your desk againCredit: Secretly
Secretlab Titan gaming chair – £399
The gaming chair to end all gaming chairs: the Secretlab Titan looks fabulous, is extremely comfortable, highly adjustable and made to last. It also lets you lie down horizontally – if you game so hard, you need a quick nap.
Titan chair at Secretlab for £399 – buy here
A brilliant next-gen console, if you can get your hands on one…Credit: Sony
PlayStation 5 – £449
Sony’s new console is an absolute gaming powerhouse, delivering 4K visuals at up to 120fps. It’s astonishingly cool – and the new “haptic” DualSense controller feels like no joypad you’ve used before.
This console is so popular, you’ll probably struggle to buy oneCredit: Microsoft
Xbox Series X – £449
This top-tier Xbox is Microsoft’s next-gen gaming offering – and it’s a beast. It offers 4K gaming at up to 120fps, a brilliant design, and a refreshed joypad to boot.
Xbox Series X at Amazon for £449 – buy here
The “smallest, lightest and cheapest” 5G phone on the market…for nowCredit: Apple
iPhone 12 Mini – £699
Apple’s new iPhone 12 Mini has a small 5.4-inch screen, a blisteringly fast processor (the same one in the iPhone 12 Pro), the newer “notched” design, and support for superfast 5G internet. A Christmas cracker indeed!
iPhone 12 Mini at John Lewis for £699 – buy here
The ultimate gaming PC is hereCredit: Dell
Dell Alienware R10 Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PC – £979
This gorgeous Alienware gaming PC has a brilliant light-up case, the latest processors, graphics cards and more inside, and is reasonably priced. Top-spec models will crush the new PS5 and Xbox Series X, too.
Alienware R10 at Dell for £979 – buy here
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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In other news, The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
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