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GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets and gizmos for the techie in your life

By AYIE LICSI Published Dec 02, 2022 9:33 pm Updated Dec 12, 2022 12:36 pm

Gadgets and other pieces of technology are part of our daily lives—just think about how many hours in a day you spend on your phone or in front of your laptop! If you're looking for something useful to give your loved ones this holiday season, why not get them a shiny new gadget?

Looking at all the tech releases this year, you're spoilt for choice. Smartphones aren't the only thing you can give, in case that doesn't fit your budget, there are other gizmos you can get—from smart home devices to tech for boosting productivity and fitness. Here's a list of 2022 gadgets to wrap up and put under your tree.

Apple Watch SE 2022, P17,990

Got a family or friend who always talks about starting their fitness journey every new year? Help them get on track with the latest model of the Apple Watch SE. Now with a bigger screen, this smartwatch keeps track of a person's heart rate, steps, sleep, and menstrual cycle. It's also 50m water resistant making it swimproof, and it can last up to 18 hours on a single charge.

In addition to fall detection, this watch features crash detection to detect if ever you get into a severe car crash. It will automatically connect you with emergency services and notify your emergency contacts.

Marshall Willen, P6,590

For that loved one who loves listening to music, a speaker like the Marshall Willen is an ideal gift. This small but mighty speaker pumps superior signature sound for up to 15 hours of listening. These speakers are also IP67 dust and water-resistant, which means you can bring them to the shower and keep the music playing.

Soundpeats Mini Pro, P3,490

The Soundpeats Mini Pro TWS is a budget-friendly pair of earbuds that comes with active noise canceling and transparency mode. These bad boys have 10mm driers for a well-rounded listening experience and last up to six hours of continuous playback.

Logitech POP Keys, P6,795

For that friend who loves adding a dash of their personality to their gadgets, the Logitech POP Keys mechanical keyboard would be a great choice. Not only is this mechanical keyboard portable, but it also has a cool look evoking typewriters with its round keycaps.

There are also dedicated buttons for emojis on the POP Keys, so you won't need to search for your most used emojis or press another key.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Lite, P9,599

Want to make cleaning easier and smarter for your loved ones? The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Lite will take care of dirt and hair on the floor in the house. Controllable through the Mi Home app, this device has a gyroscope and visual-aided navigation feature to clean every angle of your house. 

HONOR 70 5G, P26,990

Of course, a gift guide wouldn't be complete without a smartphone. With HONOR marking its return in the Philippines, the brand brought back all of its reliable smartphones as well as new ones. The new HONOR 70 is a midrange device boasting a 6.67-inch screen, 5G capabilities, 8GB of RAM, a 54MP+50MP+2MP triple rear camera, and a 4,800mAh battery.

Despite being a former HUAWEI sub-brand, HONOR devices now come with Google services, which means you can easily download and access apps like Gmail, YouTube, and more on this Android.

OGAWA Neo Rev, P279,300

For your tito, tita, or parent who's always stressed out, why not give them the gift of relaxation? The OGAWA Neo Rev delivers an integrated massage experience with its 4D Massage Rollers and advanced air pressure technology. This device lets users enjoy six types of massage techniques—from kneading, tapping, shiatsu, clapping, and rolling—to soothe the soreness and fatigue they're carrying.

In-store purchases of this massage chair also come with a free OGAWA Studio Spin Bike, two years warranty on parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.