10 gadget stocking stuffers
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the best tech presents for 2017 conveniently fit into a stocking, or at least costs less than AED 400. Good things come in small, inexpensive packages, too.
Sure, big gifts are always exciting, but they’re also expensive and usually not what you can offer a friend, coworker, or relative who is not in your immediate family. That’s a real dilemma.
That why we have outlined 10 of the most exciting stocking stuffers you may have overlooked, but are scrambling to find before the holidays.
Here are the best gift ideas for under AED 400.
Amazon Echo Dot
There are fewer things as exciting as Amazon’s Echo right now. Quickly stream music or get answers to your questions, or control smart appliances just your voice. The Echo is a great addition to any household, and the beauty of the Echo Dot is that it can be easily connected via Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable to any existing audio setup. AED 194
LifX Color Changing Bulb
This nifty bulb will add a serious amount of attitude to any room. Easily control brightness and color via the LifX app on your phone – no additional hardware required. Just screw it in, follow the setup instructions, and you’re good to go. Plus it integrates with IFFT and other services to control your lights via voice or accessories such as the Amazon Echo, making it a great little addition to any home. AED 299
Tile Mate & Slim Combo Pack
Finding the Tile Mate & Slim Combo Pack in your stocking means a new year of finding precious items you always lose all of the time. Keys, wallets, purses and backpack benefit the most from this tiny Bluetooth tracker. It can attach to a key chain, slip into a bag or stick to the back of an iPad or TV remote. This four-pack gives you your best value at AED 349.
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headset
The IP55 certified Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headset can be your constant companion during intense workouts, come rain or shine. The sleek black wireless headset, enhanced with Dolby Sound, lets you control volume, music playback and receive calls with a simple tap on its earbuds. They also fit perfectly in your ears and won’t fall off even when you are running or pumping iron. The earbuds even feature a heart rate monitor that can help you measure your heart rate with clinical grade accuracy. AED 390
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Instant cameras are all the rage right now and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is the best and most convenient out there. It has all of the great features of the Mini 8 plus the added bonus of a selfie mirror and fun new colors. Whether you go with Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue, Lime Green, Cobalt Blue, or Smokey White you are going to hit big with this popular gadget gift that's almost like an instant Instagram camera. AED 250
Atari Flashback 7 Console
Retro is all the rage, and what better way to relive the glory days of gaming than with an Atari console? Featuring 101 games and two wireless controllers, you can never go wrong with some classic gaming every now and then. AED 299
Google Chromecast 2
The Google Chromecast 2 is your key to unlimited entertainment. You can cast all the content from your phone to your TV instantly, and unwind to all your favorite shows, movies, playlists, and more. It’s great if you’re still holding on to a working TV that doesn’t support streaming or apps – the Chromecast 2 is the quickest way to bring your TV up to speed. AED 210
UE Wonderboom Speaker
Take your music wherever you want with this ultra-portable speaker. Offering up to ten hours of playback, it’s also completely waterproof, so if you fancy floating this around your pool, you can! AED 329
SJCam SJ6 Legend
If you’re out and about and always looking to capture the perfect video, then ditch your smartphone in favor of the compact SJCam SJ6 Legend. Featuring 4K capture and a rugged design, it performs seamlessly even in the most extreme conditions. There are a variety of capture options and accessories available, ensuring that no matter where you are, you can always capture that perfect shot. AED 389
Belkin Boost Up Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Banish tangled cables for charging your phone with and opt for the sleek Belkin Boost Up Qi Wireless Charging Pad instead. It features a high-friction soft pad for a secure grip on your phone and prevents it from slipping and falling. Compatible with both Android and iOS phones, this sleek charging pad is the best and easiest way to charge up your phone at any time. AED 169