I’ve chosen my top six devices that make brilliant gifts and will delight your gadget loving friends and family. Or why not just treat yourself – you know you’ve earned it?
1. The cook’s companion - The Echo Show 10
The Echo Show 10 is the latest version of Amazon’s smart home assistant with a visual display screen. Use it to make video calls or even see who’s at your front door. It has all the benefits of your smart speaker as well as a lovely 10-inch display. Ideal for the kitchen, you can add items to your shopping list or ask Alexa to show your favourite recipe – so no more floury fingerprints over your smart phone or tablet!
2. For the bookworm in your life – The Kindle Oasis
The Kindle Oasis is a brilliant lightweight tablet that you can hold comfortably with either hand while you enjoy the latest thriller novel or celebrity autobiography. Its Paperwhite display with ‘E Ink’ technology provides an experience just like reading a book, while it has a handy adjustable warm backlight so you can read comfortably in lower light. It’s great for saving space in your holiday suitcase and is splash proof so you can enjoy reading by the pool or in the bath!
3. For the workaholic (or new parent!) – The EMBER Smart Mug 2
Never suffer the disappointment of a cold cuppa again thanks to the EMBER Smart Mug 2, which keeps your hot drink at the optimum temperature and has a battery life of around 1.5 hours. So if you find yourself stuck in back-to-back Zoom calls, or your toddler’s nap time has become non-existent then this handy gadget is the one for you. It even comes with a practical coaster that doubles as a recharging device.
4. The sleeping partner – The Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow
If you like to fall asleep to a relaxing podcast or soothing music, then the Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow is the perfect present for you. With a built-in speaker this soft, hollow fibre pillow allows you to drift off without having to take out your headphones later to feel comfortable.
You can link it up to your phone, where you can set timers to turn off the sound, and even use it as a smart alarm. And don’t worry about disturbing your partner – only you can hear what’s being played!
5. The great all-rounder – The Tapo Smart Plug
Make any device or appliance in your home smart with a Tapo Smart Plug. Just connect it up to your kettle, toaster, coffee maker or chosen piece of tech and you can then control them via the Tapo app or by using your voice activated smart speaker.
6. For those who like to have fun – The Enabot Ebo SE Robot
Now this cute little dude is tailor-made for the family that likes to have fun with their tech and he will also appeal to the security conscious among us.
Connect your bot to your Wi-Fi and you can control him from anywhere via your phone. With a HD camera at the front and a microphone on top to facilitate two-way conversations, there are so many uses for him. Leave him to patrol your home autonomously while you’re out, check in on a pet or just keep him close by as your cute little robot friend!