The Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Your Tech-Savvy Buddy Edition

We list down nifty gadgets to cop for a friend, or yourself.

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( So, you have a friend that's obsessed with tech. Don't we all? You know the type: the one that's always updated on the latest and greatest gadgets, is most likely to line up for a PlayStation or iPhone release, and is always the one you hit up when wondering what type of gadget to invest in next. So if you're wondering how to repay your techie friend, we've got your back with a round up of nifty gadgets you can cop for them. Whether you're an early shopper or a forever crammer, you can lean on the Early 'Ber Gift Guide.

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Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas for that tech-obsessed friend:

realme Pad X (P15,999) from realme

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A tablet doesn't have to be super expensive for it to be a great productivity tool. The latest from realme touts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Processor for no hang-ups and a 7.1mm Ultra Slim Design for portability. Plus, the 10.95" 2K FullView Display and Dolby Atmos Quad Speakers will give your techie buddy a surefire streaming or listening session.

Available on Shopee.

VC20 Plus Wireless Vacuum Cleaner (P3,148) from Deerma

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Was a new game just released? Then chances are your friend has less time to spend sweeping up. Save them the trouble of manually cleaning the floors with this wireless vacuum from Deerma. It's compact design makes it easy to store anywhere, and the sleek look doesn't hurt either. Best part is that it usually goes on sale so start stalking your e-commerce apps for the best deal.

Available on Lazada.

Coffee Mug Warmer Gift Set (P299) from FabPrintsPH

coffee warmer
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Your friend might not fall under the stereotype of tech-savvy people living on coffee, but if they are part of "coffee first, talk later" crowd, then check this nifty device out. Hit two birds with one stone and gift your tech- and coffee-obsessed buddy with a mug-and-warmer combo that'll keep that cup of joe warm the entire day. Oh, and you can make it extra fancy and have it customized as well.

Available on Shopee.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro (P12,990) from Samsung

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Don't let that massive pile of audio gear down at your friend's man- or woman-cave stop you from adding more to their collection, especially when it's this good. The latest pair of earbuds from Samsung, the Galaxy Pro2 Buds has 360 Audio with Direct Multi-Channel which basically allows your friend to experience their fave tunes as if they're in a concert. Can you imagine your friend belting out to Ariana Grande with these in their ears? We can.

Available on Lazada.

Health Guard Smart UVC Sterilizing Box with Wireless Charging (P1,189) from Babyzone Philippines

uv box
PHOTO BY Lazada/Babyzone Philippines

Say it with us now: COVID is still a thing. So why not gift your buddy with something that he or she can use to disinfect their fave tech with? This Smart UVC Sterilizing Box can disinfect tech-obsessed friend's phones (yes, plural) and other small gadgets and gizmos. It's small, easy to use, and very efficient, promising to kill 99.99% of the bad guys in just three minutes.  

Available on Lazada.

Solar Power Bank (P469) from 3C Electronic Mall

solar power bank
PHOTO BY Lazada/3C Electronic Mall

When it comes to power banks and having a fully charged phone, nothing can be considered too extreme, especially for your tech-savvy friend. Add to their selection of portable chargers with this option they might not have yet. This solar power bank is a great option in case they keep forgetting to charge their power bank stash.

Available on Lazada.

Tapo P100 (2-Pack) Mini Smart Wi-Fi Socket (P899) from TP-Link

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PHOTO BY Lazada/TP-Link

Add to your friend's smart home features with this small but very nifty device. In case they need to turn an old appliance into a smart one, this Wi-Fi socket can easily switch that electric fan on or off with just a tap of your phone. It also has Alexa and Google Assistant built-in so your friend can live out their Tony Stark dreams.

Available on Lazada.

iXpand Mini Flash Drive for iOS (starts at P960) from SanDisk

iphone storage extender
PHOTO BY Lazada/SanDisk

Your friend may or may not have the iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB, fully-paid, so this storage unit may be right up their alley. In case they have a lesser storage capacity iPad on hand, the iXpand Mini Flash Drive automatically backs up the phone's camera roll and even lets the user watch movies in popular formats. If your friend is all about making the most of their phone, then this is bound to become a fave accessory. 

Available on Lazada.

Statik Snap N Charge Universal Power Bank (P2,400) from Keysmart

PHOTO BY Website/Urban Traveller Co

Yes, another power bank. Like we told you, your tech bestie will agree with us when we say one can never have too many of these bad boys. This universal power bank is unique in that it has detachable connectors fit for all types of phones—from iPhones to the latest Androids—so you know they can easily charge any of their mobiles phones at a moment's notice.

Available online

PowerCore III Fusion 5K PD (P2,695) from Anker

anker power brick
PHOTO BY Website/Anker

Anker is quite the popular tech brand, so add this power-brick-slash-power-bank hybrid to what is sure to be an extensive collection of your friend's. Yep, you read that right. Anker's PowerCore III Fusion line combines the best of both worlds. Your friend can use it to charge their device via a wall outlet while simultaneously charging the power bank component for when they need to use it on-the-go.

Available online.

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