Buying a tech gadget as a gift this Christmas doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether it’s for a Kris Kringle or the gadget guru in your life some of the most fun tech available comes in at under $200.
Here are our top picks.
Amazon has landed in Australia in a big way on the retail front this year in Australia. Meanwhile their Kindle has been around for years and it’s still one of the best eReaders on the market. Readable in bright sunlight, a battery that literally lasts for days and employing the incredlbe eInk tech that’s easy on your eyes, the Kindle is still our #1 gadget pick for the bookworm on your Xmas list.
2. Phillips Hue Lightbulb
How much fun can a lightbulb be? A lot of fun if it’s a Phillips Hue. The Hue is still one of the best smart bulbs on the market. Completely controllable from your mobile device, you can pick from a large range of lighting colours to suit your mood, taking your lighting game to a whole new level.
3. Home HQ
Coming in at $199 for a full smart home starter kit, Home HQ, is one of the best value connected home solutions on the market. The HQ lets you monitor and control your home directly from an app on your mobile phone. From motion sensor alerts, to lighting that changes through-out the day, to being able to switch off your appliances remotely, Home HQ is the affordable way to get a smarter home.
4. USB Hubs
Every tech lover needs one of these. What is a USB hub? It’s simply a box with a stack of USB charging ports in it letting you charge your phone, headphones, tablet and more all at once.
5. Google Home Mini
Get the power of Google voice activated apps and search around your house. Google call it ‘hands-free help’. You can ask Google a huge range of questions from getting updates on the weather to getting energy saving tips from Origin’s Google Assistant app.