With the Season of Giving already upon us, not everyone has deep pockets to buy the things they want. For those that are on a tight budget, here are some Christmas gift ideas under Php1K.
Note: We went around SM CyberZone in Megamall looking for gadgets and gizmos under the mentioned price limit. So if you find anything that you’re interested with, rest assured that it will be available around the area — until their supplies last, of course.
2.1 Speakers with Super Bass technology
If you have a family member or a friend that’s into music then perhaps they can use brand new speakers for this Christmas. You can find one at Octagon for around Php850 that already comes with a 2.1 setup meaning it has its own dedicated subwoofer. The one we saw was USB-powered which is perfect for desktop use. It has an SD card reader, has FM radio built-in, and even includes a remote control.
Dashpack lightweight sling bag
For students that are always on-the-go there’s a sling bag available at Octagon that could safely carry tablets or Ultrabooks as big as 12 inches inside its padded pocket. The bag is light and has a sporty look which could also be used when cycling short distances around the metro.
It comes in different colors and is priced at Php695.
Have a gamer friend that appreciates all things geeky? Then you couldn’t go wrong with a shirt that’s printed with their favorite characters from popular game titles. We spotted this cool merchandise at Brochiere and anyone who has played the classic Resident Evil game would recognize this in no time. To be honest, we actually wanted one for ourselves.
It has a tag of Php650 with different prints to choose from.
Modular charge station for PS4 controllers
For the heavy gamers that always spend time in front of their consoles, there is a module for PS4 that charges the controllers just by docking them. It connects to the USB port at the front of the console, could charge two DUALSHOCK 4 controllers simultaneously, and has microUSB dongles that allow easy drop and charge functionality. It is available at DataBlitz for Php995.
Wall-mounted USB ports
With almost all our devices relying on USB ports to charge, it makes more sense to just get a wall-mounted charger that already outputs to ports ready to deliver power. This one plugs into wall sockets and offers 4 USB ports that fast charges your devices all at the same time.
It is priced at Php999 over at Asianic and we think its use would easily justify the price.
Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater
This is just an additional idea if you can stretch your budget a little bit more. For Php1,050, you can get the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater that acts as a lightweight case for the 4th generation iPad.
Once attached and connected to the device, it gives a full range sound of a stereo speaker system while providing a comfortable surface with extra grip. It was originally priced at Php3,000, but Octagon slashed its price off.
There you have some of the things you can buy for less than a grand. We hope this quick guide provided some help for all you techies out there. Happy shopping!
Love to see this Ultra book bag is here. I didn’t think it will be a great gift for upcoming Christmas.Really it’s Awesome to know!!thanks,mate…
San makakabili ng belkin home theater? From cebu here, wlang stock ang octagon SM and AYala.
lols.. the usb hub is too expensive. just buy powerbank instead
Ad ng octagon
can i ask if this belkin home theater system will fit into my ipad 4?
my bad. nakalgay palang 4th generation .
You should include 10k mah like the one from Asus and Xioami
1050 is over 1K
“This is just an additional idea if you can stretch your budget a little bit more”. Basa-basa din muna kasi bago mag-react agad..
Pinaka bobong comment na nakita ko sa araw na to
pahiya konti bukas bawe bleh ^_^ basa basa pag may time