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10 Tech Gift Ideas Under Php5,000

It’s December again and the 13th pay has just arrived. The problem now is how to budget that bonus to treat yourself or get that special someone a nice gift for Christmas. Here we have 10 tech gift ideas you consider next time you go out do your holiday shopping.

NES Classic Mini (Php3,995). If you grew up in the late 80’s or the early 90’s, then you’ll certainly want to own this NES Classic Edition. This recently released model pays homage to the original one with a slightly miniaturized version. It also comes pre-installed with 30 of the greatest games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 2, and The Legend of Zelda. Don’t worry – it comes with an HDMI port so it is fully compatible with most modern-day TV sets.

Google Chromecast 2 (Php2,199). This should be the first on your list if the person you want to give it to loves watching YouTube and Netflix. It basically turns any TV into a Smart TV and allows you to stream videos and music. It’s simple, efficient and works flawlessly. Any TV in your home should not be without a Chromecast. Just make sure you have good WiFi internet at home.

Fitbit Flex (Php4,599) or Sony Smartband 2 (Php4,799). These two are among the nicest and feature-packed fitness bands we can find that’s under Php5k. They also come in various colors and sizes to fit the style of the user. They track almost everything – steps, distance, calories, active time and even monitors your sleep pattern and act as an alarm. It’s also water-resistant and batteries can last up to a week before needing another recharge.

Asus Zenpower Ultra (Php2,495). Heavy smartphone users will certainly love this – a 20,100mAh powerbank from Asus. This is one of the more capable powerbanks in the market today – high capacity, dual charging ports and fast charging capability. Never go out without a powerbank in hand.

Amazon Echo Dot ($49.99 or ~Php2,500). You geeky friend will definitely love this Amazon Echo Dot. Turn your simple abode into a smart home with the Amazon Echo. This device accepts voice commands and can control your appliances at home (lights, TV, sound system and more). It provides tons of information, sets your alarm and even reads the news for you. Other skills include hailing a Uber and playing your favorite songs on Spotify.

Sony SRS-X11 Portable Wireless Speakers (Php4,999). This small and compact wireless speakers from Sony is big in sound (10W output). It comes with wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and one-tap pairing via NFC. A single charge can last you an entire day of music playback (12 hours). You can even pair two of these and have them play the same sound simultaneously for wider coverage.

Xiaomi Xi Car WiFi DVR (Php3,800 listing here). Having a dash camera nowadays is becoming very common and important. If your friend has a car, then the Xiaomi Yi Car WiFi DVR should be on top of your gift list. This compact dash cam has a very wide 165-degree field of view and an f1.8 aperture that should be good enough to record videos even if the roads aren’t that well-lit. We think dash cams should be a standard in all cars these days.

OnePlus Icon (Php3,800, see listing here). This one is a rare find and while there are many in-ear earphones to choose from, this one stands out with its smooth aluminum material in polished finish. They come in graphite and gold colors with an bigger 11mm drivers for better sound quality. Comes with a built-in microphone and three-button in-line remote control.

Samsung Gear VR (Php3,880). If the one you are giving the gift to has a Samsung smartphone (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge) then the Gear VR should be a really fun idea to add to the list. There are lots of content in there and you can even watch YouTube and Netflix as if you’re watching it on the big-screen or movie theater.

Hope our recommendations was of help. Do let us know in the comments if you have ideas of your own.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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