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GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets and tech gifts to splurge on this Christmas

By AYIE LICSI Published Dec 14, 2021 6:02 pm

You can't really go wrong whenever you give someone a gadget for Christmas because tech serves everybody, no matter what their interests are—even your lola will find high quality earbuds useful.

Now, there are a lot of choices out there—from budget devices to premium ones. But since it's the season of giving, it's the time to go all out and not skimp on buying the best for your loved ones.

From desk essentials, wearables, and home appliances, here's a list of premium gadgets that are well worth the splurge.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple's latest iPhone 13 Pro Max boasts a number of high-end features like its amazing camera, the vivid 120Hz ProMotion display, a long-lasting battery life, and up to 1TB of internal storage.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max—in Gold, Sierra Blue, Silver, and Graphite—starts at P70,990.

Sony WF-1000XM4

A great gift to give someone who's working or studying from home in a noisy environment is a trusty pair earbuds that can drown out the racket. Sony's WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds can do just that as they have one of the best noise cancellation features in the market.

These Sony 1000XM4 are priced at P13,999 but they're currently on sale for P11,999 on Shopee and Lazada.

Royal Kludge RK68

Take your typing experience to the next level with a mechanical keyboard. The Royal Kludge RK68 is a great budget option that you can use for everyday work and casual gaming.

The RK68, priced at P2,399, comes in white or black and touts RGB backlight.

Logitech C922 Pro HD Webcam

Is your friend or loved one constantly attending Zoom meetings? A high quality webcam would serve them well. The Logitech C922 Pro HD captures video at full HD 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps so your audience will always see you clearly. 

This Logitech webcam is available on Shopee for P5,500.

Electrolux Explore 6 air fyer

The air fryer hype might be over, but this appliance is still a handy gadget to keep around the kitchen. Cook fried food without the oil using the Electrolux 3L Explore 6 air fryer, currently on sale on Lazada at P7,195. Did you know you can also bake brownies, cake, and cookies in this appliance?

The Electrolux air fyer

Secretlab Gaming Chair - Harry Potter

What's the perfect gift for a techie Potterhead? Bring the magic home with the Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 Harry Potter Edition chair, which features a memory foam head pillow, ergonomic backrest, and magnetic armrests.

This magical gaming chair goes for P27,990.

Sony ZV-E10

Got a friend who loves shooting videos? With the Sony ZV-E10 vlogging camera, they can capture memories in high 4K definition. The camera itself is available for P42,990 but you can add accessories like the shooting grip and mic, to fully get into the vlogger fantasy. 

Sony ZV-E10

Garmin Venu 2S

Your health-conscious loved ones will appreciate receiving a stylish, highly functional smartwatch. The Garmin Venu 2S sports a 40mm AMOLED display that shows you notifications like incoming calls and messages right on your wrist. It also features a handful of sport modes, including high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

The Garmin Venu 2S is available for P22,995 in different color options like Rose Gold, Light Gold, and Slate.

Nintendo Switch OLED

The Nintendo Switch OLED is a fun gift for someone who wants to take their games anywhere. This console features a bigger and brighter OLED screen, making games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a delight to play handheld.

You can shop for this console at DataBlitz for P24,995, and it will come bundled with two free games.

iPad Mini 2021

Apple's latest iPad Mini is a small yet powerful beast. This tablet boasts a powerful A15 Bionic chip, an all-new screen design, and Apple Pencil support—making it a great gift for a budding artist.

The new iPad Mini starts at P29,990 and comes in Space Gray, Pink, Purple, and Starlight.