Can you hear that? That, dear friends, is Santa's sleigh, rocketing down from the heavens to shower us all with good tidings and bling!
Okay, who are we kidding? Santa is not real (duh!). Sorry, kids!
But, you know what? You can be Santa in deed by gifting your loved ones with awesome, uhm, gifts, like sleek and shiny gizmos! Because a few things say "I'm a rich mofo" "I want you to be happy" better than a drool-worthy gadget!
So, if you're looking for something that'll put a wide smile on the face of your techie friend, we've come up with a host of items that might just do the trick!
Read on, aspiring Santa!
FOR THOSE WHO VALUE PERSONAL SOUNDTRIP MOMENTS
Sporting a faux leather with vinyl finish, the Marshall Major II headphones definitely ups your personal audio game in terms of looks. Not only that—it also sports improved drivers that deliver deeper bass lines and detailed high tones for a totally eargasmic experience.
Get it: P4,650 via Astroplus and Beyond The Box
FOR THOSE WHO HATE POWER OUTAGES (WHICH IS BASICALLY ALL OF US)
Here we have the Promate 240 a.k.a. a power bank on steroids! It's basically an indoor power station that provides juice for different kinds of gadgets—from mobile devices to household appliances—during brownouts. Heck, it can even jumpstart your car!
Get it: P9,999 via Promate retail stores nationwide
FOR THOSE WHO VALUE THEIR IPHONES MORE THAN THEIR LIFE
We're just kidding about that "more than their life" bit. We're serious though in saying if you want to give A+ protection for your iPhone 6/6s, go get an Otterbox Symmetry Case. With no-nonsense drop and scratch protection, you'll rest assured your precious will be safe from the rigors of daily use inside it.
Get it: P2,600 via Otterbox retailers around the metro
FOR THOSE WHO WANT A NO-FAIL AND COLORFUL WAY TO SNAP PRECIOUS MOMENTS
Coming in shiny shades of Island Blue, Moon White, and Canary Yellow, the Instax Mini 70 is colorful as it is worthy of your casual photography chores. With a host of photo-friendly features—from a selfie mirror to macro mode—it's a nice way to capture your life's most memorable moments.
Get it: P6,999, click here for info on availability
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SLIM DOWN, THE TECHIE WAY!
The "dad bod is sexy" trend is long dead, but your bilbil is still there. If you want a techie way to lose weight, go use Huawei's nifty smartwatch-fitness tracker, the TalkBand B2. It has fitness-related features such as a distance counter (a.k.a. how far you've gone without using anything with wheels) and it also displays the number of calories you've burned along the way. Oh, have we mentioned it's water-resistant and dust-proof, too?
Get it: P6,990 via Huawei retailers in the metro
FOR THOSE WHO WANT A HANDSOME PHONE THAT CAN FUNCTION AS A WINGMAN
Yes, we've tried it. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus looks super sleek that it can get the attention of the ladies and have 'em approach you and say, "Whoa! That's a nice-looking phone!" It has loads of power inside, too, with an octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM running the show. And let's not forget its curved display, a feature that's both useful and pretty.
Get it: Starts at P39,990 via Samsung stores around the metro
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO UPGRADE THEIR MAN CAVE ENTERTAINMENT
If you love someone enough that you'd give that person something worth the really big bucks, we recommend LG's new 4K OLED TV. It packs more pixels than standard Full-HD TVs, has 3D capabilities, sports a curved display (for better viewing angles), and highlights OLED tech for blacker blacks and visuals that won't appear washed out. Coming in two sizes (55- and 65-inch), it's big enough so you can share the fun with your pals!
Get it: Starts at P180,000 via LG outlets around the metro
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GAME MINUS THE HEAVY-LIFTING
Gaming notebooks are great, except for the part about their chunky bodies. Which is why the ASUS ROG G501 is certainly an intriguing prospect. Measuring just 20.6mm thick, it's one of the slimmest gaming laptops around. Don't let that fool you though; this bad boy can game! It has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GBs of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for impressive FPS rates!
Get it: P79,995 via ASUS retailers around the metro
FOR THOSE WHO WANT NEW SPEAKERS THAT CAN TAKE A BEATING
Tired of your speakers conking out after just a few bumps and drops? Try the Braven Balance, a rugged audio box that's waterproof and has a rubberized exterior for added durability. With Bluetooth connectivity in the mix, it won't force you to go messy with wires. And, thanks to its Boost Mode, it's able to provide the beats even if you're inside a pretty big room or even outdoors!
Get it: P5,900 via Digital Walker
FOR THOSE WHO WANT A CHEAP, UNIQUE SMARTPHONE WITH A LOCAL FLAVOR
That phone above? That's the Cube, Cherry Mobile's first-ever smartphone under their Cubix brand. That means it's pretty unique, and super cheap, too! At under P5,000, it won't make you smash your piggybank. And the really good news is, it comes with pretty impressive hardware. We're talking about a smartphone with an octa-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2GBs of RAM, and a 5-inch HD touchscreen, among others. Not bad!
Get it: P4,990 via Lazada.com.ph
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