Is the great Christmas gift hunt putting the freeze on your festive feels? Fear not, Harvey Norman have a fabulous selection of ‘giftspiration’ in the form of shiny new gadgets and goodies that are guaranteed to please everyone on your gift list. You’ll discover something for that eye-rolling, music-loving teen as well as the avid crossfitter, gaming guru and entertainment enthusiast in your life. Take five to grab a coffee, put your feet up and check out our top 8 tech Chrissie gifts below.
1. Parrot Airborne Minidrone Cargo Mars
The must-have gift for adventurers both young and young-at-heart – put them in the pilot’s seat this Christmas with this Minidrone from Parrot. Bluetooth compatibility enables this drone to be controlled from your smartphone or tablet using the FreeFlight3 app, giving you an intuitive and familiar control system. The vertical camera takes images every 16 milliseconds and saves them to the built-in 1GB flash memory so you won’t miss a thing. With remarkable stability thanks to technology adapted from larger drones, the Parrot Airborne Minidrone includes a triple-axis accelerometer and triple-axis gyroscope to modulate the drone’s movement and inclination, while an autopilot feature corrects its position when necessary.
Sick of struggling to fit everyone in the annual Christmas family photo? You’ll be able to capture the perfect family snap with aerial shots from up to four metres high – plus you’ll have the coolest pic on the block!
2. Lenovo Tab 2
Do the kids need a new tablet for school? Perhaps you want to impress your girlfriend with a top-performing gift she can use to shop online and store her photos (a girl’s gotta have somewhere to keep her best selfies on file) and videos? Maybe Mum just wants a bigger screen to catch up on the news during the commute to work? With screen sizes ranging from 7 to 10.1 inches, you’re sure to find what they need in the Lenovo Tab 2 range. The Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 tablet has a 10.1 inch screen with full high definition picture quality. Plus with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB hard drive, you’ll get great performance for a great price.
3. HP Stream Laptops
Before you know it the kids will be heading back to school. Give them a gift this Christmas that’s both practical and stylish with the latest HP Stream laptop, available in blue and purple.
Sleek, stylish and designed for kids, the HP Stream has an 11-inch screen size and is perfect for browsing the web, watching videos and getting creative. It’s also thin and light thanks to an innovative fanless design with flash storage. The HP Stream laptop will help them get the most out of the school day with up to 8 hours of battery life, powerful dual-core processors, full-size USB and HDMI ports and a crystal clear high definition display.
4. UE Roll Portable Wireless Speaker
Not sure what to get that picky teenage niece or nephew who seems to have everything? Give them the gift of great sound with the UE Roll portable wireless speakers. Perfect for getting the hottest tracks pumping this season, the UE Roll is the essential accessory for an Aussie Christmas, with exceptional multi-directional sound, wireless connectivity and, most importantly, IPX7 water-proofing and a plasma-coated acoustic skin for those beach trips and pool parties. It won’t fail you halfway through the party either, with up to 9 hours battery life and a 19.8 metre Bluetooth range which lets you control the tunes from the lounge or the water.
The UE Roll is available in a great range of colours so you can match it to their style – or bikini!
5. Sony h.ear On Headphones
Let them hear the sweet sounds of the season with the Sony h.ear On High Resolution Headphones. Lightweight, portable and available in a stunning range of bright and fashionable colours, these headphones deliver uncompromising sound quality and let your lucky giftee hear the music the way the artist intended. With highesolution sound and powerful bass, the Sony h.ear headphones give a high-quality sonic experience, and they fold up for compact and convenient storage! Also available as in-ear headphones, the Sony h.ear headphones make a great gift for the fashionable music fiend in your life.
6. Google Chromecast
Looking for an easy gift that’s sure to please? Give them the gift of entertainment freedom with a Google Chromecast. This thumb-sized media streaming device is the low-cost, high-impact gift that’s easy to use. Mirror the content on your smartphone, tablet, or computer onto the big screen – with Chromecast your phone is your personalised remote control. Want to learn more about this nifty little device? Here are our top 10 reasons you need a Chromecast!
7. Fitbit Charge HR
Is there someone on your list who’s vowed to begin 2016 with a new ‘fitspirational’ lease on life? For a gift that will get them moving, look no further than the Fitbit Charge HR. Simple, sleek and packed full of features, the Charge HR is a top-selling, top-performing fitness tracker that’s sure to impress their fit fam. Do they want to gauge their performance and heart rate while working out? PurePulse technology measures their heart rate directly from their wrist, which means no more pesky chest straps getting in the way. They’ll watch their heart rate go up and down on the easy-to-read display, which can also display their step count, distance travelled, calories burned, time moving, and floors climbed that day. The Fitbit Charge HR also lets them record their progress by easily syncing with a smartphone or computer, and with a 5+ day battery life, it’s ready when they are.
The Fitbit Charge HR can also provide alerts for incoming calls when their synced smartphone is nearby, so they won’t miss a thing even while they’re slaving away at the gym! It’s available in a range of 4 colours, so whether they prefer classic black or bright orange you can get them a model that will match their style!
8. Xbox One 1TB Holiday Entertainment Bundle
Perfect for grown-up gamers and teens alike, this Xbox One Bundle will make all their Christmas wishes come true and give you some seriously good gifting karma.
The Xbox One is the latest and greatest in gaming and entertainment. More than just an incredible gaming console, the Xbox One also lets you watch your favourite movies, music, sports, and live TV, plus it’s compatible with streaming services like Netflix to keep them eternally entertained.
Does your lucky giftee already have an Xbox 360? You won’t have to worry about them losing all their old games when they upgrade to the Xbox One because Xbox One Backward Compatibility is here! Now they can play a growing number of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. With over 100 titles already backwards compatible and hundreds more coming, Xbox One is now the best place for them to play their favourite Xbox 360 games. For a full list of the games that are backwards compatible, visit here.
What’s in the box?
- Xbox One 1TB console
- Xbox media remote
- Digital TV tuner
- Gears of War – Ultimate Edition (MA15+)
- Ori & the Blind Forest (PG)
- Rare Replay Collection (MA15+)
- Fallout 4 (MA15+)
- Minecraft (PG)
Ok, so you didn’t get your Christmas shopping sorted by December 14th and Pre-Christmas Delivery is no longer an option? Not to worry, you can still shop online with our Click & Collect service where you can order online and pick up in store at your convenience. That way you can order during lunch, pick it up on the way home from work and still have the perfect gifts for everyone on your list come Christmas morning.
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