The end of the year is a time for family, friends and loved ones. It is a time to step back and cherish the people around us. Gifts are a great way of appreciating close ones and thank them for their support.
Selecting the right gift can be a daunting task so we have curated a list of 5 tech gadgets for your loved ones.
In a world where everything is now online, physical copies of memories are now a rare form that a lot of people will appreciate.
Using an instant camera, you can capture the world around you and hold physical results in seconds.
With the advancement in technology, there are a lot of choices to make when picking an instant camera.
Fujifilm is the favorite this season with their Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6, followed closely by the Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay. A pricey option is the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-type camera.
The pandemic has exposed the working class to the idea of working from home. Using a laptop without a desk can be quite tedious and that’s where the laptop stands come in.
Laptop stands raise your laptop’s screen closer to eye level, which is better for maintaining a healthy posture. Laptop stands come in different styles ranging from convertibles to single styles.
Many of these models allow you to work comfortably from your couch or bed and reduce the chances of damage as they are quite sturdy. This is an excellent gift for the tech bros and sisters who are prone to spending much time on their laptops.
Imagine running multiple tabs on multiple screens from a single device. With just a USB cable, you can power an extra monitor for your system.
According to the University of Utah, a second monitor can save you 2.5 hours a day. A Jon Peddie research survey found that dual monitors increased productivity by 20-30 percent.
These monitors are mainly thinner and lighter than regular monitors. Portable monitors can be used on nearly everything, including smartphones, gaming consoles, tablets, and laptops.
So, you can work on one monitor and still catch up on your favourite tv shows without missing a beat.
This year saw our introduction to the metaverse. The metaverse is expected to be a virtual world in the likeness of the actual world.
Companies such as Microsoft, Meta and Nvidia have made moves towards the metaverse. A VR headset is a great way of easing into the new virtual dimension.
VR headsets come as standalone models or ones that can connect to a PC or console. Oculus Quest 2 by Meta is touted as the best VR headset for new and experienced users alike.
Digitisation means we are glued to our mobile phones at all times. A power bank is essential for staying connected to loved ones this season especially while on the road.
Power banks now come with wireless options that allow you to charge different phones without limitation of the type of port or cable.
Most power banks come with a large capacity, which makes them handy for charging your phone multiple times, without recharging it.
That’s it for our top 5 gadgets you can get your loved ones this festive season. Enjoy your holidays and have yourself an unforgettable Christmas!
If you’d like to get featured on our Entrepreneur Spotlight, click here to share your startup story with us.
Get latest Technology news, reviews, business-related content with a deliberate emphasis on the African narrative and insightful analysis in Nigeria – straight to your inbox.