Christmas is coming and we’ve got some gift suggestions to help with any shopping you might be doing for tech, gaming or gadget oriented family and friends.
From tablets to headsets to cameras to gaming, there’s plenty to choose from – and every item here is something the Local News Publications team have personally used, too!
We’ve provided the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for each of these suggestions, but many of them are available cheaper with some shopping around.
A tablet smart device doesn’t have to break the bank, and the Orbic TAB8 Tablet is proof positive of that. This Android device features an 8in screen, 4300mAh battery, 3G/4G and WiFi connectivity, and 32GB of storage. It’s perfect for kids ready for their first tablet device and more than capable of playing games, streaming video content, and sending and receiving emails. It might lack some of the bells and whistles of flashier models, but that’s part of the appeal – it’s simple, effective, and affordable.
Apple Arcade is a game subscription service for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) that offers unlimited access to a growing collection of over 200 premium games, all without ads or in-app purchases. Brain-teasers, magical quests, endless runners, action-packed sports, beloved classics and more – with new releases and updates added all the time. Nearly all the games are family-friendly and the service allows you to start a game on one Apple device and continue it on another, as well as supporting Screen Time and Parental Controls.
If you know someone whose gaming tastes run to PC or Xbox, then an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is an excellent Christmas gift, offering access to new release Microsoft games on day one and a huge library, featuring hundreds of games ranging from indie surprises to AAA blockbusters, all for one monthly fee. Best of all, it gives access to both PC and Xbox games, as well as Xbox multiplayer capability.
Want to film your adventures on the go? The GoPro Hero 8 is the perfect thing for videoing whatever you’re doing, from mountain biking to scuba diving to vlogging to streaming.
Featuring a 27MP sensor, it’s waterproof to 10m and the battery (which charges via USB-C) will run for more than an hour recording in 4K/60FPS resolution, and up to 90 minutes in 1080p/60FPS resolution. It can also be mounted (with the appropriate accessories) to helmets, handlebars, or dashboards – plus it’s very compact and lightweight, too.
Seagate 1TB NVMe SSD Drive for PlayStation 5
If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 5 then you’ll know the 1TB SSD in it fills up very quickly, especially when you’ve got quite a few games on the go. The solution is an additional SSD, and this one from Seagate is officially licensed and designed to be installed by the user with nothing more than a screwdriver. The device allows games to be stored and played on it, expanding storage space and offering the same game performance as the PS5’s factory SSD
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