We’re already into November and if you’re like most folks nowadays, you’re probably already in the midst of your hunt for Christmas gift items for your nearest and dearest (or for yourselves, nothing wrong with that, right?). And if you need a little advice on picking tech gifts, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re looking at tech gifts that cost less than PhP 10,000. Of course, so many tech items nowadays cost far more than that, but we’re out to prove that you can pick great items for not too much cash.
Check out our list down below!
The latest version of Apple’s iconic and much-imitated wireless earbuds and charging case combination, the AirPods offer more talk time than their predecessors (up to 3 hours per charge) and a wireless headphone experience that competing devices can be hard-pressed to beat. This, thanks to Apple’s state-of-the-art H1 headphone chip and other key technologies that allow for instant setup and seamless listening across all users’ Apple devices. (While Apple offers a charging case that can be charged wirelessly, note that this option brings the package to more than our PhP 10,000 limit.)
Mi Smart Band 5
Up for a wrist-mounted device to help you keep track of your daily physical activity? How about the Mi Smart Band 5, which combines a small and slim chassis with a colorful selection of band straps? The Smart Band 5 has a 1.1” AMOLED display—which might seem to be on the small side, but it’s pretty bright and clear and can show you a lot of key information, including 11 professional sports modes, 24-hour heart rate, and sleep monitoring data, women’s health tracking data, and heart rate sensor data. It even integrates with your phone to allow you to take pictures remotely, play music, find said phone, and so on.
JBL Flip 5
Or how about a fabulous-sounding portable waterproof speaker? The compact and stylish JBL Flip 5 is one of the best that you can buy—not only given our price ceiling but even when compared with speakers costing much more. The current generation of Flip 5 has been updated with a racetrack-shaped speaker driver to guarantee high sound output and deliver solid bass. For a legitimate stereo sound that will liven up any room, the Flip 5’s PartyBoost feature allows it to link up wirelessly with two or more compatible speakers. And 11 color options allow you to pick the color that works for you best.
Perhaps you or your recipient could really use a smartphone. In that case, how about checking out the Realme C15? Available in two colors (Seagull Silver and Marine Blue), the C15 is a 6.5” phone which features a mini-drop 8MP front facing camera and an ultra wide quad main camera set. Belying the fact that it slots in under our PhP 10,000 limit, it also features a Helio G35 octa-core processor which allows for gaming applications, a choice of 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and a massive 6000mAh battery to help ensure users don’t run out of juice in the middle of their games.
Sennheiser HD 450BT
Rounding out this particular list of tech gifts is this wireless headphone set from Sennheiser, one of the most respected names in the headphone sector. The HD 450BT is a Bluetooth over-the-ear set that features active noise cancellation and wireless codec support to deliver great sound including deep steady bass. When on the go, you’ll appreciate this unit’s 30-hour battery life, USB-C charging port, quick charge capability, easy touch controls, and compact folding design. A built-in equalizer allows for sound personalization, while a sensitive built-in mic enables you to use the unit for calls too. The 450BT is available in black or white.