Thursday, December 2

Black Friday: 5 Gadgets & Gizmos to Bag this Year

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The festive season is almost upon us, and with Black Friday on the way, it’s the perfect time to get started on your gift shopping early. If there’s a tech lover on your list, and you’re struggling to think of the ideal gift for them this festive season, then this techie shopping guide is filled with gadgets and gizmos to look out for this Black Friday.

Here are our picks for 5 of the best tech buys to look out for when shopping this Black Friday:

Nokia Power Earbuds Lite

Nokia Power Earbuds Lite

Nokia has a range of innovative accessories and earbuds, including the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite, Nokia Essential Wireless Headphones and Nokia Noise Cancelling Earbuds. This festive season, spoil an audiophile with a pair of wireless Nokia Power Earbuds Lite. With a pocket-sized charging case, the wireless earbuds provide up to 35 hours of playtime. When inclement weather strikes, it’s no problem thanks to the wireless earbuds IPX7 waterproofing that can manage up to 30 minutes in 1m of water. Plus, users can be in control of their sound with the Nokia Earbuds Lite’s universal Bluetooth compatibility, ergonomic fit and easy touch controls.

Wireless earbuds and headphones are sure to be a hot commodity this Black Friday, so you’ll no doubt be able to pick up a great deal on a pair of wireless earbuds or headphones for yourself or a loved one.

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

Xiaomi Mi Stick

A simple plug and play solution for anyone who loves streaming TV shows and movies; the Mi TV Stick turns almost any regular TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV that can connect directly to the internet. Powered by Android TV 9.0, the little gadget comes with Built-in Chromecast and supports over 5,000 apps from the Play Store, including Netflix, DStv Now, YouTube, Spotify, Prime Video and more.

The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage and in terms of connectivity has HDMI 2.0, Micro USB, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band WiFi. For audio, it supports Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. It’s also Google certified and offers the convenience of Google Assistant. Plus, it comes packaged with a Bluetooth remote that makes controlling the device a breeze.

Can’t afford a new smart TV? Media players and streaming devices are the best way to upgrade your TV without breaking the bank. There are sure to be loads of great deals on streaming devices and media boxes this Black Friday so make sure you keep an eye out!

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

Looking for a gift for snap-happy loved one? The Instax Mini 40 may be the perfect pick. There’s an Instax option for every type of photography lover, and the new Instax Mini 40 brings yet more options for consumers to choose from. While the new Instax on the block doesn’t reinvent the wheel, it certainly does a lot to ramp up the cool factor.

In a lot of ways, this latest iteration of the popular line of instant film cameras is basically the same internally as the Instax Mini 11. It’s a very simple camera for those who just want to point and shoot. But, for those who want an instant camera with a more retro look, the Mini 40 offers a reskinned design with a textured surface. The Mini 40’s faux leather finish and silver trim details give it a more mature appearance than the Mini 11, making it a great choice for grown-ups who still want to partake in the fun of instant photography.

If you’re keen on bagging an instant camera soon, then Black Friday is the best time to shop for this tech must-have.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

Xiaomi Smart band 6

If you’re shopping for a fitness fanatic, then why not spoil them with a fitness band to help them track their progress in the gym? Xiaomi is offering something a little different with their Mi Smart Band 6 fitness tracker, giving users something affordable, powerful, and versatile to become their exercise companion.

Built upon a long legacy of functional style, the all-new Mi Smart Band 6 is upgraded with a 1.56-inch AMOLED touch display. The unique, running-track-shaped screen offers 326PPI resolution and approximately 50% more screen space than its predecessor, making it really easy to scan stats and daily notifications when on the go or during an intense workout. It also supports customisable band faces with over 60 themes for you to play with and personalise for your everyday style.

You don’t have to break the bank when investing in a fitness band. These popular gadgets are sure to be a hot ticket item this Black Friday so make sure you save a few bucks on the fitness tracker you want!

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Logitech Pebble M350 mouse

Logitech Pebble m350 mouse

This might not sound like the most exciting gift ever, but it looks chic and is oh-so-practical. If the tech lover on your list has been searching high and low for a slim, lightweight and aesthetically pleasing mouse, then the Logitech Pebble M350 ticks all the boxes. It’s the ultimate minimalist clicker. This sleek mouse is ideal for anyone working from home or who frequently works on the go in coffee shops, airports, and co-working hubs where you don’t want to be too disruptive to those around you, but don’t mind catching their eye with its slick design.

The Pebble just looks cool and has an aesthetically pleasing rounded shape. It’s incredibly light at just 100g, and is powered by a single AA battery, which Logitech says can last for up to 18 months before it needs replacing. Measuring just 59 mm (width), 26.5 mm (height), and 10.7 mm (depth), the Pebble fits easily into the palm of my hand, and it’s a joy to travel with.

Black Friday is a great time to upgrade your at-home work set-up. You can find amazing deals on everything on all sorts of PC and Mac peripherals, so you’re ready to tackle the new work year head on! 

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