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Tech Guide’s 2018 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 11: Appliances


Christmas is coming at us fast and we’re offering the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to match up the right present for your friends and family.

We’re now up to Day 11 and covering appliances which have not become connected and smarter than ever before.

Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices

DAY 9: In-car gadgets

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K

DAY 11: Appliances

DAY 12: Computers

DAY 11: Appliances

Dyson Cyclone V10 – $899

Dyson has just introduced the world’s most powerful cord-free stick vacuum cleaner – the Cyclone V10. Remarkably it has 20 per cent more suction despite being smaller and lighter than V8.

The company has so much confidence in its cord free vacuum technology, it has actually decided to stop making corded vacuum products.

The secret sauce is the new Dyson digital motor that powers the V10. It is half the weight of the motor used in the previous model.

It spins at 2000 times a second and offers three times more power to weight ratio than the first-generation motor used with the V2. It can generate 525W of power and yet only weighs 125g.

Read Tech Guide’s complete review of the Dyson V10.

Expressi Coffee Capsule Machine – $129 

ALDI’s Expressi Coffee Capsule Machine is height adjustable with a programmable automatic switch off and filling quantity function.

The machine also comes with a rinsing and cleaning feature, as well as a descaling reminder. Its water tank holds approximately 2.3L, whilst its capsule container can hold up to 8 capsules.

The Expressi Coffee Capsule Machine includes a premium cast iron drip tray.

In addition to the Expressi Coffee Capsule Machine, ALDI is also selling an Expressi Milk Frother for $29.99.

ALDI’s Milk Frother comes with dual functionality, frothing hot and cold milk. It heats milk to 65°C, going from cold to hot in approximately 90 seconds, with an automatic switch off.

Limited Edition JURA J6 in White – $2,990.00

The Jura J6 has a beautiful all-round design with refined materials and targeted accents.

It has 13 individuals drink settings plus full customisation abilities to program your favourite settings

The machine suits all coffee drinkers with coffee strength available in 10 levels and adjustable coffee spouts.

The three hot water settings also ensures the optimum temperature for your tea desires

Also onboard is the Aroma G3 grinder which is now twice as fast but still preserves all the delicious aroma of the coffee beans

It’s smart as well and compatible with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E.®) smart app.

Available from Harvey Norman.


The Ecovacs Robotics range of robotic vacuum cleaners gets the vacuuming done without needing to lift a finger.

Using Smart Navi mapping and navigation technology, the Deebot 900 series intelligently maps the home and creates an efficient cleaning path, all viewable for you to monitor and schedule cleans using the Ecovacs app.

Make your cleaning even easier using Google Home or Amazon Alexa, and the Deebot 900 can join in with the clean-up via voice control, where users can tell it to start and pause cleaning, and return to the charger.

Available from Harvey Norman and Bing Lee.

Whirlpool MWCF25BK Crisp N’ Grill Convection Microwave –  $659

When you could use a fool-proof appliance to cook the Christmas recipes, the Whirlpool MWCF25BK Crisp N Grill is a must-have for Christmas.

Offering speed and efficiency to the Christmas spread, the Crisp N Grill features 17 pre-programmed recipes via the ChefMenu, assisting you to cook a range of meals at the touch of a button.

Offering many functions traditionally only seen in an oven, such as the CrispFry function that fries food without the added oil, you can cook oven-quality recipes at the speed of a microwave.

The 900W grill and 800W microwave power delivers exceptional meals in no time and combined with features such as forced air, steam and defrost, the Crisp N Grill is the ultimate oven replacement for the busy home,

Available from Appliances Online.

Dyson Pure Cool – Desktop ($649), Floor ($799)

Dyson has just launched a new range of purifying fans which can not only keep you cool but also rid of your home of potentially harmful pollutants and allergens at the same time.

The Dyson Pure Cool fans combine several of the company’s key technologies in airflow and filtration to tackle indoor air pollution.

This pollution comes from a number of sources including cleaning products, scented candles, indoor paints and cooking fumes.

And the design of our modern homes, which are sealed to comply with energy efficiency requirements, are making matters worse because these pollutants are trapped inside.

Read Tech Guide’s full report on the Dyson Pure Cool.

Samsung Family Hub – from $4,199

The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator is dominated by 21.5-inch LCD touchscreen which is both the product’s digital command centre and interactive bulletin board.

Family Hub already has a range of apps available with new partnerships bringing Nespresso, Uber and Ring apps to the fold as well.

They join Woolworths and Spotify in the app stable which can be controlled through the connected product’s screen.

With the Ring app, for example, you will be able to see who’s at the door from the Family Hub screen.

The fridge also has Voice Activated Control so you can add items to a shopping list, playing music and set cooking timers with a voice command.

Read Tech Guide’s full report about the Samsung Family Hub.

NutriBullet Balance – $279

NutriBullet, which introduced nutrition extraction to the world 15 years ago and is now changing the game again with its next evolution of blending.

Nutrition extraction is the process of breaking foods down to the point where they are essentially pre-digested, making it much easier for the body to absorb the wealth of nutrition locked inside fruits and vegetables.

Now the new tech-savvy NutriBullet Balance and its free app is eliminating all the guesswork by weighing your ingredients in real time to then breakdown nutritional information and calorie intake.

It’s your very own virtual nutritionist – ensuring consistency of taste, and transparency of nutritional information.