Christmas Gift Guide: 100 Presents You Need To Buy

Technology

The gifts that every tech-lover needs this Christmas, from earphones to media players and more…

73. RHA MA450i Black

Machined from solid aluminium and housing a 10mm driver, the MA450i offers music-lovers effortless control without compromising on acoustics. RHA’s signature aerophonic design delivers an impressively detailed, well-balanced sound experience.

The inline remote and mic controls volume, music and volume on your Apple device and allows calls to be answered with one click. The MA450i earphone is designed for Apple devices and so offers full functionality for recent Apple products.

The remote also supports some call and music control on Android and other smartphone devices; functionality is dependent on model, generation, software as well as which applications are installed and consequently differs from phone to phone.

A choice of seven pairs of soft silicone ear-tips combined with the unique aerophonic shape makes for a comfortable fit with superb noise isolation, while a 1.5m shielded fabric braided cable helps eliminate tangling, prolonging cable life.

Available in black and white.

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74. RHA SA950i On-Ear Portable Headphones with Remote

Featuring technologies more commonly found in full-sized studio equipment, the SA950i delivers professional-grade audio in a compact supra-aural design.

Engineered to produce studio quality sound in a portable unit, the SA950i utilises 40mm titanium-coated drivers and powerful neodymium magnets to reproduce the full audio spectrum with fidelity and precision. The headphones deliver a full and balanced sound complete with textured bass and outstanding clarity through the mid and high frequencies. A lightweight headband, adjustable chrome sliders and padded contour-forming ear pads allow for long-wearing listening comfort.

A 1.5m shielded detachable cable prevents common connection problems and offers freedom to disconnect quickly and easily. The fabric braiding produces less friction than a normal rubber cable which helps reduce tangling, prolonging cable life.

The ultra-portable design comes with an inline remote and mic featuring multi-click control over call, music and volume functions on your Apple device. The SA950i headphone is designed for Apple devices and so offers full functionality for all recent Apple products.

The remote also supports some call and music control on Android and other smartphone devices; functionality is dependent on model, generation, software as well as which applications are installed and consequently differs from phone to phone.

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75. WD TV Live Media Streamer

DVDs, CDs, Photo Albums, Freeview Boxes, Streaming Sites, On Demand services. Odds are you have and use them all. But do you have them in the same place? How about the same box? With the WD Media Player, enjoy all your favourite content available in one location, able to stream from any computer (Windows/Mac* compatible), server or external hard-drive directly to your TV, with or without wires, and in glorious HD! Free your TV!

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76. Creative Gigaworks T20 Speakers

Pure music, professional quality

The GigaWorks T20 Series II propels audio enjoyment to a level of acoustic fidelity – over its award-winning predecessor, the GigaWorks T20.

This two-way speaker design comes with BasXPort technology, delivering excellent full range audio with rich extended bass, eliminating the need for an actual subwoofer. The silk dome tweeter with woven glass fiber driver produces crystal clear highs with full-bodied midrange for an unrivaled acoustic experience.

A perfect complement to your lifestyle, the stylish GigaWorks T20 Series II is built to recreate realistic live music experience in your home, giving you rich, full audio like no other.

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77. D-Link ShareCenter 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure

Features:

  • mydlink™ Cloud Services- access and share your content from wherever you are
  • 2-bay Network Attached Storage for 3.5″ SATA drives
  • mydlink™ access app for accessing stored content, 24/7 from any location
  • Gigabit connectivity for fast access to your data
  • ShareCenter Synch™ Backup software included free
  • RAID 1 technology to automatically mirror the contents of one hard drive to another
  • User/group quotas for security and confidentiality
  • UPnP Media Server to stream media content to compatible media players

Easily access and share your photos, movies, music, files and more via mydlink™ Cloud Services

The SharecenterTM 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-320L) is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with mydlink™ Cloud Services, backup and media features that make it ideal for storing and sharing photos, music, movies and work files on a home or business network.

This ShareCenterTM Cloud Storage device enables you to share documents and media content such as photos, music and videos on a home network or over the Internet. Via the mydlink™ portal you can, download and upload files, delete files/folders from their NAS and check the status of your device remotely.

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78. Zyxel PLA4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adaptor Twin Pack

The ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapters improves up to 60% performance for stable HD media streaming compared with 200 Mbps powerline technology. Just plug a pair of PLA4201 into electric outlets and connect to network devices, then you can enjoy HD media streams, multiplayer gaming and other network applications in every room simultaneously right away.

The new mini-size ZyXEL PLA4201 gives you the flexibility to turn power lines into a home network. The compact design allows hassle-free installation without blocking other power outlets. With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4201, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access from HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.

Powered by the IEEE 1901 technology, the ZyXEL PLA4201 can provide a stable high-performance network for users to enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming, and Web surfing simultaneously.

The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services by prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP traffic.

When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4201 enters a power-saving mode with just 0.5 watt consumption to reduce the energy waste by around 88%.

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79. BT Aura 1500 Twin

Features:

  • One of BT’s latest ranges
  • Answer machine
  • Store 250 contacts
  • Copy phonebook between handsets
  • 2″ colour screen
  • Handsfree speaker
  • 50 number calls list
  • 20 number redial list
  • 20 polyphonic ringtones
  • Illuminated keypad
  • GAP compatible
  • Up to 300m outdoor range/50m indoor

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