‘Tis the season to be frugal!
The holidays are just around the corner – it’s the time of joy, love, cheer, as well as a lot of anxiety over figuring out what presents to give your loved ones without shelling out your entire Christmas bonus.
This can be especially difficult for the tech-savvy people of today. You might have a friend who climbs mountains on weekends, a sister who has a planned trip to Hong Kong with her friends during the holidays, or a dad who occasionally flies to Cebu for business trips. Thinking of what gadget to buy them to satisfy their traveling needs might seem too much of a chore (and maybe even too expensive).
So if you’re out of present ideas for the explorer in your life, don’t fret. We’ve got 8 gadgets that are both thrifty and snazzy that you might want them for yourself, too.
1. A1 Bluetooth Smart Watch for Smartphones (PHP899.00)
The A1 has everything you need in a smart watch: a touch screen, Bluetooth, an audio player, and a camera for both photos and videos. But the coolest thing about this watch is that it can be a standalone mobile phone. SIM card-enabled, it’s the perfect watch for hikers and lone travelers alike.
2. Euroo Dual USB Powerbank (PHP699.00)
Endless streaming of Netflix on mobile will definitely drain a phone’s battery. Gift your loved ones a power bank for Christmas so they can never, ever, use “My phone died.” as an excuse for missing your phone calls. Head on over to the Globe Online Shop to avail of this lifesaver in time of charging needs.
People who come home from their travels usually tell you stories about losing their phones to theft. Of course, you wouldn’t want the same fate for the people you love. The iTag has an alarm-triggered tracer function that rings once a device is stolen. Make sure to download the iTag app and leave it on via Bluetooth at all times. The device is compatible with most Apple and Android smart phones.
These earphones don’t only have awesome sound quality – they’re also tangle-proof. This is for your fearless friend who loves a getting lost in the wilderness. Blasting that new The Weeknd song on Spotify while enjoying the scenery is sure to make an adventurer’s trip the cream of the crop. Check out the Globe Online Shop to get these earphones, pronto!
What’s better than listening to good music? Sharing good music. The Zilla Tank Rock speaker is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and has up to 30 feet of Bluetooth connectivity. It’s waterproof and small enough to fit in your pocket – best for the wanderers who love a fun tune anywhere, anytime.
This cute compact mirror lights up when flipped open. Its LED lights operate with an alkaline battery and it comes in different colors, too. Your kikay partygoer friends who do their makeup in transit will love you forever.
You don’t need an entertainment room to enjoy a tv series marathon on a vacay with friends. This DIY Projector lets you use your smartphone to play videos and flash it on a wall. Just insert your phone, play Supergirl on HOOQ, and you’re all in for a long night.
Listening to music in the car, in the train, or on the plane will make you feel snug as a bug when you have the Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow. Inside this soft pillow is a built-in speaker compatible with most devices. All you need to do is to insert the 3.5mm stereo plug into your phone, turn on Spotify, and you can snooze off cozily with the voice of Hozier singing into your ear.
What are you waiting for? Start your Christmas shopping early minus the hassle of long lines and the seemingly endless traffic in the metro. Globe, the brand that caters to your digital lifestyle, has a complete line-up of gadgets, accessories, and digital connectors for your needs. Over 200 gift items are available on the Globe Online Shop, so grab your smartphone, tablet or laptop and make someone’s Christmas the merriest this year!