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Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Best Tech Toys You Can Buy For Php5k




We’re halfway through November, which means that December is just a couple of weeks away. Now is also a good time to work on that Christmas list, so whether it’s for you or for someone else, here’s our Christmas gift guide for the best tech toys you can buy with a budget of Php5,000.

Note: Prices indicated are those listed at the time of writing and are subject to changes.

OTG Flash Drives

OTG Flash Drives still makes it on our list as people still need a way to conveniently transfer files from one device to another. If you look at Lazada, you will see plenty of offerings especially from well-known brands like SanDisk. Their 16GB costs Php429, 32GB OTG flash drive for Php549, while the 64GB goes for Php899. There are exclusive promos as well like the 32GB OTG + 32GB microSD card for Php749. For iPhone and iPad users, SanDisk offers the Lightning OTG iXpand 16GB for Php1,699, 32GB for Php1,899, and 64GB for Php3,099.

For owners of smartphones sporting USB-C ports, there are a few from Kingston which costs Php527 for the 16GB, Php814 for the 32GB, and Php1,263 for the 64GB. SanDisk also has offerings for USB-C devices, but are more expensive. The 16GB costs Php625, 32GB at Php1,235, and the 64GB for Php1,556.

MicroSD cards

For media-hungry mobile users, microSD cards are a must have. Lazada also has plenty of these in their catalog, starting with the Strontium Nitro 32GB set of 2 for Php999. There’s also a Strontium Nitro 16GB set of 5 for Php1,499. Should you wish to go higher, there’s the Toshiba Exceria 128GB for Php1,899 and the SanDisk Ultra 200GB for Php4,358.

External HDD

If you want a storage solution to house all your photos, videos, and music, an external HDD is the perfect device. The good thing is that you don’t have to spend much as there are 1TB external HDDs that go under Php5K. To start your hunt, you may read our article 5 External Hard Drives You Can Buy For Under Php5K.

Power banks

Power banks are still popular nowadays and can be perfect gift ideas. The most popular are the ASUS ZenPower 1050mAh power banks for Php795. ASUS PH has also revealed the pricing for the ASUS Zenpower Pro 1050mAh at Php1,295 but we’re yet to see it in the market. If you want a higher capacity, there’s the Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 20000mAh. It’s not officially offered in the country but you can get one at Widget City for Php1,900. For other offerings, you may scout Lazada’s catalog here.

Bluetooth Wireless Earphones

If you’re moving towards a tangle-free life with your devices then you must consider Bluetooth-enabled wireless earphones. Awei has plenty at under Php1K which you can check here. Playground PH also has a couple of offerings. The first one is the BH220 for Php1,690, while the second one is the on-ear BH300 for Php1,890. Musicanywhere also has the AD0503 is priced at Php2,495. You can read our review here. JBL, on the other hand, has the J46BT for Php4,699, and the Synchros Reflect BT Sport for Php4,499.

Bluetooth speakers

Want to upgrade your listening experience at home or on-the-go? Then Bluetooth speakers should be part of your gadget gear. These speakers come in different price ranges with some well under Php5K. For starters, we have the Oontz Angle 3 for Php1,299 at Lazada (Php4,699 SRP). The JBL Go for Php899 (Php1,599 SRP), and JBL Clip 2 for Php3,099.

LTE Pocket WiFi

If you know someone who always needs to be connected, an LTE pocket WiFi is a perfect gift. Lazada has the TP-Link Wi-Fi M7350 LTE-Advanced for Php3,495. Villman has the ZTE MF920W 4G/LTE for Php2,890 and the Huawei e5573 4G for Php3,790.

Desktop chargers

Desktop chargers are very useful especially if you have plenty of gadgets and fewer sockets. We have found a few worthy of mentioning at Lazada. First is the CHOETECH 55W 6 Ports Desktop USB Type C Charger for Php1,300 which not only offers multiple USB sockets but also features a couple of USB Type-C ports. Next is the AUKEY 54W 5 Port USB Desktop Charger with QC 3.0 for Php1,441, perfect for those with Qualcomm-powered smartphones with QC3.0 charging. Lastly, we have the
Tronsmart U5PTA Quick Charge 3.0 54W 5 Port Desktop Charger for Php1,498. To give you a quick background, Tronsmart was brought here in the Philippines by the same company that brings Cherry Mobile products – Cosmic Technologies Inc.

Retro consoles

For gamers who want to relive the nostalgic games, DataBlitz is offering the following retro consoles – Nintendo Family Computer Classic Mini for Php4,595, and the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Mini for Php3,995. Both come with their own controllers and built-in classic games.

And that sums up our gift guide for tech toys under Php5K. If you have suggestions, feel free to help your fellow readers by commenting below.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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