Fast Five: Tech Gifts for the Graduating
March also marks the Graduation season for most people who are in the last years of their respective school departments, and you might still be wondering what to give him/her as a present. In this week’s Fast Five, we take a look at five tech gifts that can be useful to these students as they move a notch higher, or enter the corporate world.
Meizu MX1 Note (Php7,990)
Considered as one of the best bang-for-the-buck smartphones available in the market today, the Meizu MX1 Note never fails to amaze us with its huge display and beefy internals at a sub-Php8k price. See more of our First Impressions here.
HP Stream 11 (Php13, 980)
If he’s gearing up for the bigger challenges, why not gift him a portable laptop that he can bring anywhere? HP’s Stream laptops are a great bunch of netbooks that offer decent hardware at their price point, making it a great laptop for academic and office productivity.
A year of Microsoft Office 365 ($71.88 or *Php3,220, rated at $5.99 or *Php267 per month)
Online services are becoming equally, if not more, important as offline ones. Microsoft Office 365 enables you to work with your documents, presentations and spreadsheets anywhere with ease, not to mention its huge 1TB OneDrive can store a lot of your files in the cloud. You can also check out our list of online services worth paying monthly here.
Asus Fonepad 7 (FE171CG) (starts at Php5,995)
A tablet may come in handy for those times that you feel a laptop is too heavy to bring, and the Asus Fonepad 7 (FE171CG) does the job well. An impressive battery life combined with dual-SIM capabilities can get you through any day with a breeze. Our full review is right here.
Rounding up our list is a thing most millennials have in their bags nowadays: an audio accessory. Over-the-ear cans, sporty neck bands, or flashy flat-cabled earpieces are just some of the top choices that they choose to listen to their favorite type of music. If you’re out of budget, maybe the AWEI TS-150vi In-Ear Headphones can fit the bill. Our review is right here.
That’s it for this week’s Fast Five. If you’re really tightening your belts and are looking for something worth your penny, check out our Ten Tech Gift Ideas under Php1,000. Are there any other awesome gift ideas you plan to give to your graduating loved ones? Hit them down the comments section below.