The Christmas Gift Guide for Tech Lovers in Your Life

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Christmas is almost here, and it feels like this year has gone by in a blink. If you’re still fretting over what gifts to buy for your family and loved ones, here’s a list of some of our favourite tech products that we’ve tried out this year as well as some great deals being offered by brands.

Playstation 4 Pro

Sony PS4 Pro

Credit: Sony

The new Playstation 5 might be released, but it’s still incredibly low in stock and purchasing it can be a difficult task right now. Furthermore, not everybody might want the newest and best console. The Playstation 4 Pro is still plenty powerful and even better, Sony is now offering discounts.

For just S$499, you’ll be able to get a PS4 Pro, two DualShock controllers as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man Game Of The Year Edition and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition.

With this, you might even be able to wait for a possible PS5 Pro before upgrading!

Jabra Elite Active 75t

For fitness enthusiasts, the Jabra Elite Active 75t are some of the best earbuds for sports and exercise (and they’ve been nominated in our Best of 2020 – Earbuds awards!). Lightweight and durable with ANC, these true wireless earbuds are a great companion for runs, gym sessions and more.

Starting at S$318 for the non-wireless charging variant and S$338 for wireless charging compatibility, it’s an excellent gift and good motivation to get moving.

Fitbit Charge 4

Moving right along with the exercise theme, a fitness tracker is also a great gift. With the Circuit Breaker period, many of us might have found ourselves being more inactive cooped up at home. A fitness tracker like the Fitbit Charge 4 not only reminds you to get in the recommended steps everyday but also tracks metrics like calories burnt and sleep data.

With a discount dropping the price to S$218, it might be on the pricey side, but if you make full use of the features included, it’s definitely a valuable source of insight to the wearer’s health.

Canon R5

For the avid photographer in your life, it can be pretty difficult to find gear if you’re not knowledgeable about cameras yourself. That being said, if you’re looking for a gear upgrade for yourself or someone else, why not consider the Canon R5? It’s a photographer’s camera first and foremost, but it manages to handle video pretty well at the same time.

With 8K capability, 12fps mechanical shutter and 20fps electronic shutter, it’s a game-changer in a lot of ways and it impressed us enough to make it into not one, but two categories in our Best of 2020 – Cameras!

While there’s no discount on the list price of S$6,199 for the R5 body, Canon will be throwing in a free Sandisk Extreme 1TB portable SSD (S$245) for you to store all those photos for purchases made on Canon’s eShop!

Asus Zephyrus G14

How about an all-round laptop that’s great for editing and creative work, but holds up decently for gaming too? Well, the Asus Zephyrus G14 made it into our list of nominations for the Best of 2020 – Editing/Creative Laptop, and for good reason.

With the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS inside powering its excellent video editing performance and paired with an NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q, eSports titles play nicely with the Zephyrus G14. All in all, if you’re looking to treat yourself or someone else to a sleek laptop that can handle whatever is thrown at it, this is a great option.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

More and more folks have been moving away from contracts with telcos, opting instead of contract-free phone plans and purchasing mobile phones separately. If you’re one of them and looking for a premium smartphone that won’t burn too big a hole in your wallet, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (also a nominee in our Best of 2020 – Flagship Smartphone award!) is an option that should be considered.

Packed with features like 50W fast charging, 8K video capabilities, 108MP main camera and more, the S$1,399 price tag is definitely easier to accept than a S$2,000 one.

Marshall Emberton

With Phase 3 in Singapore starting soon, you might want to have your extended family members over for New Year’s Eve or other upcoming holidays. What better way to build the mood than with a speaker that’s portable enough to be thrown into a bag and brought around while still sounding great?

The Marshall Emberton is one of the lightest Marshall speakers at just 700 grams, but the bass on the speaker is excellent and you’ll definitely have a great time at gatherings with this speaker. Distributor TC Acoustic is having a S$20 discount on the Emberton, meaning it’s available at S$229 from now until 31 December.

Sharp Air Purifier FP-JM40E

Sharp Air Purifier JM-40E

Credit: Sharp

Of course, just because we’re going to Phase 3 doesn’t mean we can afford to let down our guard against the virus. Hygiene is still very important, and it’s definitely a good idea to have an air purifier in the home, even if it’s just to filter out dust and other particles.

We previously reported on a study done by Sharp Corporation that indicated their Plasmacluster Technology could actually reduce the infectious viral titer of the COVID-19 virus by up to 91.3% by using ion generators in an enclosed space. The Sharp Air Purifier FP-JM40E has this technology incorporated and even has a mosquito catcher feature, which is definitely a plus in Singapore!