Christmas holidays are getting closer and closer every day. Many of us think about how to give such an interesting gift to relatives and friends, so that the gift is not only liked, but also useful for a long time. Now high-tech gifts are in fashion, including all sorts of smart technology. We will try to tell in detail about the most popular similar things that will surely appeal to relatives and friends.
Ten most desired gifts for New Year and Christmas
10. Roidmi EVE Plus
It is quite natural that we could not do without a robot vacuum cleaner in our review of the best technological gifts. This model was developed by the Chinese company Xiaomi, which has long been famous for the production of high-quality smart digital technology. The main difference of this device from analogues existing on the market is that the vacuum cleaner is equipped with an improved station for collecting and cleaning contaminants. The product is equipped with a smart cleaning scheduling function, if necessary, you can divide the room into zones, even without the use of magnetic tapes. The vacuum cleaner has a whole system of sensors, a double cleaning function with a sink, there is a pulsating suction and an updated system for building a route around the room.
The design is fully consistent with the style of this brand – the device is dominated by white colors and matte surfaces, it looks very technologically advanced and innovative. The charging station looks like a column with a hinged lid. Under it is a compartment where a removable bag is placed to collect dust and dirt. The kit comes with several similar bags, the resource of which is enough for about six months. Under the cover you can also find a special niche for the brush, which will thoroughly clean the brush and roller after each cleaning cycle. In the upper part there is a touch-type liquid crystal display, with its help you can control the device. The parking area is equipped with a floor platform with a pair of contacts. The robot vacuum cleaner has a classic radial shape, in its central part there is a small turret where the main sensors are concentrated. The design provides a spring-loaded bumper that does not allow the device to be damaged by pieces of furniture. The vacuum cleaner is equipped with a fully automatic dust collector, there is a remote control via a mobile application. An important quality is the possibility of sterilization and deodorization – all contaminants undergo additional cleaning in the trash can. This feature will be useful and convenient for people suffering from allergies to animal hair.
- It is characterized by an excellent navigation system;
- Excellent quality of cleaning;
- There is a unique filtration system;
- Excellent cross;
- Intelligent application interface.
- The only negative is the high price.
Roidmi EVE Plus
9. Smart Watches WearFit Pro 44mm (IOS/Android)
Smart watches are one of the most popular gifts. This model has a unique function of a fitness tracker with a lot of different features. The device is perfect for everyday use, especially if a person lives in a large metropolis. This watch can be used as a smartphone remote control. With their help, it will be possible to instantly and timely transmit the required information – for this you do not even have to get your smartphone out of your bag or pocket. This will be convenient when driving or when traveling in public transport. When the phone receives an incoming call, all the basic information about it is displayed on the display of the watch itself. You can receive a call as a headset or use the speakerphone. The watch interface provides for viewing the call log. All notifications will also be displayed on the watch screen, with their help it will be possible to manage the track list.
The watch is able to track the user’s heart rate, indicators of his blood pressure. They are able to replace a pulse oximeter, that is, they effectively calculate the level of oxygen in the blood. There are a number of other useful features – a calculator, a timer, a pedometer, calculating the distance traveled, monitoring the state of sleep. The display shows information about incoming and missed calls. There are a number of sports modes – running, climbing, squatting, cycling and so on. The watch is powered by a 200 mAh lithium polymer battery. The display diagonal here is 1.77 inches, it works on the basis of an IPS matrix with a resolution of 320×400 pixels. Dimensions are 44x38x13.5 mm, there is also a wireless charging function, and the battery is able to work offline for four days.
- Huge functionality;
- Decent display resolution;
- Reliable and durable lithium polymer battery;
- Long service life;
- Stylish appearance;
- Acceptable cost.
- The strap is quickly erased, especially during active sports activities.
Smart Watches WearFit Pro 44mm (IOS/Android)
8. Xiaomi Deerma DX700S
Upright vacuum cleaners have also become very popular lately. This is a fairly simple model, but it is characterized by compact overall dimensions and good functionality, and it is also not very expensive compared to similar devices. The design weighs only 2.2 kg – it is very comfortable to hold in your hands. Manufacturers have carefully worked on the ergonomics of the handle, so that the brushes will not get tired, even if the vacuum cleaner is held in an upright position. The maximum overall dimensions in the assembled state are 1123x260x288 mm. The power is 600 W, the device does not work very loudly: it makes noise no more than 75 dB. The dust collector is a plastic container with a capacity of 0.8 liters.
The case is made of polycarbonate materials, plastic inserts are provided. Store the vacuum cleaner in an upright position, so it takes up a minimum amount of free space. The device is equipped with three stages of filtration, equipped with a HEPA filter, and is able to effectively purify the air from dust mites. The power lever is located on the handle under the thumb – it is very convenient to press it. There is only one operating mode, the suction mode is not regulated here. Additionally, the device has a side filter with signs of cycling, which more effectively removes dirt from any surface, including carpet pile. It is very easy to work with the product, the garbage container is removed by pressing a special latch. A complete set of nozzles is supplied with the device – a floor brush, a nozzle for furniture and a nozzle for hard-to-reach places.
- Pretty high power level;
- Works not too loud;
- Occupies a minimum amount of free space;
- Stored upright;
- Excellent quality of materials and assembly;
- Decent volume of the garbage tank;
- Minor weight.
- The design of the device does not provide a compartment for the power cable;
- The suction power is not adjustable.
Xiaomi Deerma DX700S
7. HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
Wireless headphones are one of the most popular gadgets among modern digital technology users. This is an inexpensive model released by a well-known South Korean manufacturer, which has an active noise reduction system. The gadget is delivered in a rather large box, although there are not so many inside – the headphones themselves with a plastic case, a cable for charging the battery with a Type-C connector, as well as instructions, there are no removable ear cushions with headphones, as they are in the form of classic earbuds. The headphone container has a rounded shape – this seems to many not very convenient, since it turned out to be very overall compared to models developed by other manufacturers. The surface of the plastic is glossy, various kinds of fingerprints can accumulate on it, dust and other contaminants are clearly visible, so you will have to wipe it quite often.
The assembly is characterized by high quality – the case cover is held quite tightly, we did not notice any backlashes or extraneous squeaks. The manufacturer has thought well over the ergonomics of the headphones themselves. They are tightly inserted into the auricles, there is no feeling that they are about to fall out. The latches are magnetized, so the headphones fit snugly into their sockets. The body of both the case itself and the earphones complies with the international IPX4 waterproof standard, that is, sweat or even heavy rain is insensitive to them. Synchronized with a smartphone via Bluetooth, the connection takes place within a couple of seconds. The headphones will not be able to detect physical buttons or touch pads – all control is based on tapping on their body, the built-in accelerometer is responsible for the operation. The volume level is controlled only through a smartphone, and the headphones are able to work with any operating system – Android, iOS, Windows Mobile. The sound is quite clear, the whole range is well heard. The case is equipped with a built-in 410mAh lithium-ion battery, each earphone has a capacity of 30mAh.
- Quite a convenient form factor of the headphones themselves;
- The earbuds are tightly inserted into the auricles, do not fall out;
- Capacious batteries both in the case and in the headphones themselves;
- The system of active noise reduction is well developed.
- Not everyone likes the case form factor;
- Great value.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
6. Harman/Kardon Go + Play Mini
An updated model from a manufacturer that develops and manufactures wireless audio systems. The product connects to the sound source only via Bluetooth, the Wi-Fi module is not provided in this device. The device is equipped with a capacious battery, the capabilities of which will be enough for continuous operation for as long as 8 hours at full volume. Compared to the previous generation version, this speaker has become much more compact, but still has a convenient carrying handle. On the top panel, you can find quite familiar power buttons, volume controls, and synchronization mode, each press is accompanied by its own sound. On the underside of the structure, there are four fairly massive rubber feet. At the back, you can find a USB connector through which you can charge other devices. It is hidden under a tight rubber plug. There is also an input for a network cable, microUSB and AUX sockets. The power supply is built into the cable, which made the speaker somewhat lighter.
Most of the body of this gadget is covered in a hard fabric. The total power of the speakers is as much as 50 watts – this is one of the highest rates for stand-alone devices. The column is powered by a lithium-ion battery, it weighs 3.4 kg with overall dimensions of 417.50×181.50×211.50 mm. Two such speakers can be combined into a stereo pair and have a full-fledged outdoor party. The unique HARMAN TrueStream technology is used in the development, with the help of which it is possible to provide the highest sound quality, as well as to make data streaming via Bluetooth uninterrupted and stable. The Bluetooth module is installed quite powerful – it will pick up data even from a considerable distance. If necessary, the speaker can be used as a headset, especially since it has microphones with an active noise reduction system. The sound is very high quality, no extraneous sounds were detected, besides, the entire frequency range is heard perfectly.
- Carefully thought-out software that makes the operation of the column very comfortable;
- Decent sound quality;
- Well thought out ergonomics and attractive design;
- High battery capacity;
- Long battery life.
- High cost – not everyone can afford to purchase such a gadget as a gift.
Harman/Kardon Go + Play Mini
5. REDMOND SkyCoffee M1525S
Another option for smart home appliances, which can greatly facilitate the user’s life. Such a coffee maker can easily and in a short time prepare a large amount of delicious, hot and aromatic coffee after a single click on the smartphone screen in a special application. The jug is made of special tempered glass of increased strength, they have the same volume – 1.8 liters. This allows you to prepare a sufficient amount of an invigorating drink for the whole family during one working cycle. This smart coffee maker is manufactured using the latest Ready for Sky technology. It allows you to keep the operation of the device under full control, even at a considerable distance. The products are equipped with a Wi-Fi module – the coffee maker can be connected to your home Internet network and run it while you are, say, in the office or on a walk.
Using this software, you can select the strength of the drink, set up the delayed start function. You can make a rich and invigorating coffee, which will be very useful in the morning when you need to wake up quickly, or light and soft – it is more suitable for the evening. If desired, the jug can be removed from the stand and coffee can be poured into the cup before the end of the working cycle. As soon as the jug is removed, the “drop-stop” system is activated, which will not allow drops of liquid to fall on the hot stand. Immediately after the completion of the working cycle, the coffee maker will automatically start heating the jug, so it will not cool down for a long time. The use of such technology will allow for a long time to preserve the rich taste and aroma of the drink. The power of the device is 900 W, the coffee maker is placed in a plastic case, which is additionally decorated with plastic inserts.
- There is a possibility of remote control through special software;
- Capacious jug and water tank;
- Function of heating of ready coffee is provided;
- Insignificant power consumption;
- Stylish appearance.
- It’s a bit difficult to understand the interface of the application.
REDMOND SkyCoffee M1525S
4. Tanita BC-401 BK
In general, as we said above, smart technology is now very popular, so most of our rating of the best technological gifts is represented by such products. In the middle of the review are smart scales that are able to determine not only the mass of a person’s body, but also determine its composition. For example, the gadget is able to calculate the percentage of adipose and muscle tissue, water, subcutaneous and visceral fat. In addition, the device can calculate body mass index, metabolic age. All this diagnostics is based on readings obtained from four sensors built into the device, capable of providing the most accurate and verified results.
The design is able to withstand a weight of up to 150 kg. Scales will be useful for the whole family, because information about five people can be stored in their memory. They can upload data regarding gender, age, height, average physical activity of a person. The scales will automatically recognize the person who stepped on them. If suddenly one of the guests wants to use such a device, then there is a special mode for them, respectively, you won’t have to knock down the settings and occupy memory cells with new data. Like most smart appliances on the market, this scale comes with the unique My Tanita mobile app. It is downloaded to a smartphone or tablet, you need to register in it and synchronize the mobile gadget with the scales. The contact is based on the Bluetooth module, the power of which is sufficient for a connection at a distance of up to 5 m. All received data is automatically sent to the application and stored in it. Such an opportunity will allow you to track the positive or negative dynamics of all factors.
- Attractive design;
- Occupy a minimum amount of free space – can be stored, for example, under the sofa;
- Long operating time from one battery;
- Able to track many different indicators of the human body;
- You can store data on five people;
- There is a so-called guest mode.
- You will have to tinker with the application settings a little;
- The cost to many users seems very high.
Tanita BC-401 BK
3. Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125) 3/32 GB RU
Many would like to receive such a gadget as a gift. In general, mobile products of this brand are famous for their high quality workmanship and a fairly long service life. On sale in our country you can find this model in three colors – blue, red and black. The back panel has a slight corrugation. This solution ensures that fingerprints will not remain on the surface of the smartphone, dust and other contaminants will not accumulate on it, besides, the corrugation makes the surface absolutely non-slippery. It is quite natural that over time the case will wear out, but the wear due to corrugation will be practically not noticeable. For a smartphone, the gadget has a decent weight – as much as 205 grams with overall dimensions of 164×75.8×8.9 mm. On the left side of the case there is a slot for SIM cards, it is designed for two SIM cards and there is a separate slot for a memory card.
On the right is the power button and a paired key that controls the volume. On the bottom side there is a classic headphone jack and a charger jack. The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button, it works instantly. Speakers and microphones have excellent noise reduction system. The assembly is characterized by excellent quality, no extraneous squeaks were noticed, no backlashes were found either. The screen diagonal is 6.5 inches, its resolution is 720×1600 pixels, which fully complies with the HD + standard, there is an automatic brightness control. The display is additionally protected by a special glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Viewing angles are wide – 178 degrees both vertically and horizontally. The smartphone received a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh, it is equipped with a fast charging function. With the maximum brightness of the screen and the full load of the iron, the device is able to work for 21 hours. The gadget is powered by MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 microprocessor. It has four cores with a total frequency of up to 2.35 GHz. The product functions quickly, responds to touch instantly.
- High brightness display;
- Good processor performance;
- Long battery life;
- Instant fingerprint;
- Corrugated body.
- High price;
- Large and heavy – people with small palms and short fingers will not be very comfortable using this device.
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125) 3/32GB RU
2. Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 Wi‑Fi + Cellular RU
In second place in our ranking of technological gifts was the products of a well-known American company, which is known throughout the world as a manufacturer of high-quality and reliable devices. The tablet in its overall dimensions is fully identical to the previous generation, respectively, the screen diagonal was the same. The front surface of the display is a polished glass plate with anti-reflective coating. Glass perfectly resists scratches and other possible damage. The screen is based on an IPS matrix, capable of providing excellent color reproduction, as close to natural as possible. The viewing angles are very wide, so the picture will not be distorted even if you look at it from a large angle. The brightness is uniform, the color tone of the white field too. In the manufacture of the tablet, the technology of multi-zone LED backlighting was used, and each of the zones is controlled independently of the others.
The tablet uses an eight-core 64-bit microprocessor that has a maximum clock speed of 3.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is very large – 16 GB, which is unrealistically large for such a device, especially since today not all personal computers and laptops have a similar parameter. The image refresh rate is 120 Hz – this is also a very decent parameter. The device is equipped with a lithium-polymer battery with a long service life. In full load mode, it is able to work without interruption for almost 18 hours. The capabilities of the tablet are enough to play the most demanding games, work with graphic applications, edit documentation, graphics and other documents.
- Attractive design;
- Excellent quality of components and assembly;
- Long battery life;
- Quickly responds to any touch;
- Able to work even with very demanding applications;
- High maximum brightness;
- Wide viewing angles.
- The case nevertheless turned out to be a little easily soiled;
- High price.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 Wi-Fi + Cellular US
1. ASUS Laptop 15 X509FA-BR949T (1366×768, Intel Core i3 2.1GHz, RAM 4GB, SSD 256GB, Win10 Home), 90NB0MZ1-M18860
Of course, we could not do without laptops in this review. Here is an entry-level device that successfully combines an attractive appearance, a lot of modern technologies, an acceptable cost and a huge number of other positive qualities. The device is based on the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor. The performance of the laptop is ensured by a discrete graphics card nVidia GeForce MX250. It uses DDR4-2400 RAM, the maximum amount of which can reach 16 GB – depending on the configuration. The product has a thin-frame display, manufactured using NanoEdge technology and having an anti-reflective coating. It is characterized by wide viewing angles, which are as much as 178 degrees. In addition, a laptop for storing files is equipped with two drives at once: one of them is a high-speed solid-state (its maximum capacity can reach 512 GB) and a classic one with a capacity of up to 1 TB.
The laptop is able to cope even with fairly complex tasks. It is unlikely that it will be possible to play the most modern games on it, but with simple graphic elements it is able to cope with a high degree of efficiency. The manufacturer recommends installing applications and the operating system on a solid state drive, and storing various kinds of media files – videos, movies, music, photos on an ordinary hard drive. The screen has very thin bezels, its resolution corresponds to the Full HD format, the matrix provides natural color reproduction, and has a high level of contrast. The laptop weighs only 1.8 kg, making it easy to carry anywhere. The case is presented in three colors – peacock, slate gray and transparent silver.
- Two drives, the maximum total volume of which can reach 1.5 TB;
- Stylish design;
- Acceptable cost;
- High-quality anti-reflective coating and wide viewing angles at the display;
- Good performance.
- You won’t be able to play the most modern games, except at the minimum settings.
Notebook ASUS Laptop 15 X509FA-BR949T
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So our rating of the best technological gifts has come to an end. We hope that after carefully studying it, you were able to choose the most suitable digital technology for your family and friends, which will delight them for many years. If you still have any questions regarding the characteristics and capabilities of the products presented in the review, then you can always ask us in the comments to this article. We will try to dispel all your doubts as soon as possible.