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Gift Guide 2020: For the friend who is always updated with the latest technology

By Christian Imperio Published Dec 03, 2020 10:13 pm

The season of gift-giving is already on the horizon, which means that people are once again faced with the daunting task of coming up with gift ideas that perfectly fit their friends and loved ones. 

But if you are shopping for someone who is very much into tech, then we’re here to help you out. From useful and practical products to the most sought-after gadgets today, we've put together a list of gift ideas that will surely make your tech-savvy friend happy this holiday season.

Ember Mug 2 – $130 (P6,245)

The Ember Mug 2 is an ideal gift for those who mostly rely on their hot caffeinated beverages for a quick jolt of energy. Although it looks like an ordinary coffee mug, the Ember Mug 2 does a lot more than keeping your beverage hot as it can also maintain your chosen drinking temperature for up to 1.5 hours.

This smart mug comes with a built-in battery, redesigned charging coaster and a nifty mobile app that can be used to configure your desired temperature.

Aukey PB-Y3 – P3,899

If your friend's phone frequently runs out of juice, then here’s something that you might want to consider: the Aukey PB-Y3. This powerbank boasts a massive 30,000 battery capacity and designed to work with most modern devices, including smartphones, tablets and Bluetooth speakers.

Measuring 5.9” × 3.3” × 1.1”, the Aukey PB-Y3 comes with a matte black finish and a Quick Charge 3.0 feature, allowing users to refuel their compatible devices for up to 4x faster than conventional charging.

Voyager 6200 UC – $300 (P14,414)

The Voyager 6200 UC is a versatile headset that delivers professional-grade audio performance for mobile and PC calls. The earbud is comfortable, stable, and fits nearly all ear sizes and shapes, while the neckband contours to any user while remaining lightweight. Apart from its four omnidirectional microphones, the Voyager 6200 UC also features a neckband that vibrates when there's an incoming call or notificaiton.

LARQ – $95 (P4,565)

Cleaning a reusable water bottle using your hands is a challenging task. Without a brush, it’s almost impossible to reach and scrub the inside of a bottle.

So, this is where LARQ comes in. This reusable self-cleaning bottle uses UV technology to eliminate bio-contaminants from your water and itself. It comes equipped with the world’s first portable digital water purification system, a rechargeable lithium polymer battery and UV-C LEDs that last 40x longer than conventional mercury based UV technology.

Furbo – $134 (P6,439)

If your friend is a dog owner, then the Furbo WiFi Dog Cam should definitely be on your list. This "pawfect" piece of gadgetry allows its users to toss treats and see a live feed of their pets at 1080p while they are away.

The Furbo features a 160° wide-angle lens, an infrared night vision, 4x digital zoom, and microphone and speaker so its users can also talk to their pets.

SteelSeries Apex Pro – $210 (P10,090)

Since RGB keyboards are all the rage these days, then you’ll never go wrong with the SteelSeries Apex Pro. This gaming keyboard offers first-of-its kind OmniPoint adjustable switches for customizable per-key sensitivity, Series 5000 Aircraft grade aluminum frame, OLED smart display, and detachable soft touch magnetic wrist rest.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed – P8,450

A wireless mouse is an essential component of a PC or a laptop, whichever you prefer. Apart from RGB-festooned keyboards, a high-performing mouse is also a timely holiday gift, especially now that most people have shifted to remote work due to the ongoing pandemic.

There’s a wide variety of wireless mouse to choose from, but if you want the best one in the market today, then you should definitely go with the Logitech G502 Lightspeed. This ergonomically designed gaming mouse is equipped with Logitech’s most advanced technology to date, including the HERO 16K sensor, Powerplay and Lightspeed wireless. 

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – P35,990

If you are willing to shell out more cash just to make your friend really happy this Christmas season, then the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE should do the job.

This premium flagship smartphone features some of the best characteristics of the Galaxy S20 series including the super smooth scrolling display, AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, all-day battery, expandable storage and a streamlined premium design.

It boasts a stunning 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED Infinity-O display with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. It houses a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor paired with an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and also comes with a generous 4,500mAh battery.