Thinking of shopping online this festive season? We’ve put together our team’s top picks for gift giving like a savvy investor – purchasing in line with the latest trends in tech and from the world’s leading companies. (1:56 min read)
This information does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider if the relevant investment is appropriate having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs.
1. Fitbit Ionic Adidas Special Edition Smart
What is it? Fitbit’s partnership with one of the biggest names in sport promised extra love for runners, and a funky new design. The Ionic Adidas Edition is waterproof up to 50 metres and features Fitbit, music and notifications – SMS, calls and WhatsApp are also supported.
Perfect for: those who like to keep track of all their daily activities and exercise rituals.
Cost: $449 Where to buy: www.fitbit.com/au/shop/adidas
2. Amazon Echo Spot
What is it? The Amazon Echo Spot is a compact, premium alarm clock with Alexa smarts built-in. It lets you play music, ask questions, get the news and more with your voice. You can also control your smart home – from turning lights on and off to setting the heating.
Perfect for: tech-heads.
Cost: $179 Where to buy: www.amazon.com.au
3. Amazon Fire Kids Tablet
What is it? This is the first range of Amazon tablets designed just for children, catered for parents concerned about smashed screens or inappropriate apps. It comes in a foam bumper cover and grants you access to an all-in-one subscription for kid-friendly content (3-12-year-olds). There are over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games to choose from.
Perfect for: parents who wanted a child-friendly technology with features like bedtime curfews/screen time limit, prevent kids from going on social media/making in-app purchases and offer ways to encourage kids to complete reading/education tasks before games are made available.
Cost: US$179 Where to buy: Unfortunately, this product is not available for sale in Australia. Available for purchase at www.amazon.com
4. Philips PicoPix PPX5110 Pocket Projector
What is it? Simply turn any space into the ultimate home theatre with a device small enough to fit in your pocket.
Perfect for: anyone and everyone. Share videos and pictures wherever and whenever you want.
Cost: $822 Where to buy: www.amazon.com.au
5. Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
What is it? A pair of earbuds engineered with soothing sounds to cover up unwanted noise like snoring partners and noisy neighbours, so you can fall asleep, and stay asleep. They play soothing sounds – white noise, a campfire, rustling leaves, specific loops – to distract your brain from car horns and snoring.
Perfect for: jet-setters looking for uninterrupted sleep.
Cost: $379.95 Where to buy: www.bose.com.au