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Tech Guide’s 2019 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 7: Drones/Gadgets

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It’s exactly two weeks till Christmas and we’re here to help with the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family.

Today we’re looking at a pretty big category – drones and gadgets.

There is a wide range of products we’re presenting today that suit a wide range of tastes and budgets.

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

Day 1: Cameras (Dec 3)

Day 2: Smartphones (Dec 4)

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches (Dec 5)

Day 4: Headphones/speakers/audio (Dec 6)

DAY 5: Gaming (Dec 9)

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers (Dec 10)

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets (Dec 11)

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices (Dec 12)

DAY 9: In-car gadgets (Dec 13)

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K (Dec 16)

DAY 11: Appliances (Dec 17)

DAY 12: Computers (Dec 18)

DAY 7: DRONES/GADGETS

DJI MAVIC MINI – $599

DJI’s Mavic Mini – a new entry-level easy-to-fly drone – can fit in the palm of your hand and weighs less than your smartphone.

The DJI Mavic Mini is just 249g and folds down a surprisingly small size.

This makes it easy to take with you anywhere to experience the fun of flying and to capture some breathtaking shots.

DJI has packed in some professional grade features into the light frame including remarkable stability and a battery that lasts for up to 30 minutes.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE DJI MAVIC MINI

RYZE TELLO DRONE – $129

DJI has a drone to suit everyone from beginner to professional and the new Tello drone is an ideal entry product for kids and adults for them to discover the joys of flying.

And the good news is it’s really easy to fly.

The drone from Ryze Tech is powered by DJI’s technology and it is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It weighs just 80g.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE RYZE TELLO DRONE

JULY SUITCASE – WITH BUILT-IN BATTERY – $299

When we travel we love to have our mobile devices and laptop right by our side but keeping them charged can be a challenge unless you have a July suitcase which features an ejectable battery.

The Carry On case, created by a Melbourne-based company July, is a stylish carry-on suitcase with wheels and a retractable handle.

It is made of lightweight yet strong German polycarbonate shell with aluminium corner bumpers to protect it from any heavy drops.

It is 55cm high, 38cm wide and 22cm deep and it weighs 3.4kg.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPETE REVIEW OF THE JULY SUITCASE

BROTHER VC-500W LABEL PRINTER – $329

Brother is already well-known for its label makers but it has taken that to the next level with the brand new VC-500W – a full-colour direct label printer that makes it easy to customise your labels and enhance your home projects.

The VC-500W can produce full colour glossy labels from 9mm up to 50mm wide using ZINK Zero-Ink printing which uses heat to activate colour crystals in the paper and create full-colour labels with no ink in sight.

Not only can it be used for labels you can also print out images as well.

In fact, there are numerous uses for the Brother VC-500W.

The obvious use is as a label maker whether you want to organise your office or your pantry.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPETE REVIEW OF THE BROTHER VC-500W

RHA WIRELESS FLIGHT ADAPTOR – $US49

There are lots of quality wireless Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones and earphones on the market which are great when paired to a mobile device but how can you keep using them wirelessly on a plane? With the RHA Wireless Flight Adaptor – that’s how.

The RHA Wireless Flight Adaptor is slightly smaller than an Apple AirPods case.

It contains a transmitter that can turn any audio signal from a device with a 3.5mm headphone jack or double 3.5mm in-flight entertainment socket into a high-fidelity Bluetooth signal.

That means it will work with any pair of wireless headphones and earphones and turn your in-flight experience into a wireless one.

All Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones come with a cable and an adapter to allow the user to plug into the airline entertainment system.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPETE REVIEW OF THE RHA WIRELESS FLIGHT ADAPTOR

MEURAL CANVAS – $1,199

If you have a real love for art then you need to take a look at the Meural Canvas – it’s a smart frame that allows you to enjoy the best art and photography from the world’s most famous galleries and museums.

What we’re looking at here is a 27-inch matte screen surrounded by a white border and a white, black or walnut frame.

Naturally there is wi-fi on board to connect Meural to the companion app on your smartphone and link it to a world of art and photography which you can appreciate in your own home.

Meural’s patented TrueArt technology renders each work faithfully so you’ll think you’re looking at the real thing with accurate textures right down to the brushstrokes.

Through the app users are able to browse various works from various galleries, museums and collections and send them to the Meural canvas.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPETE REVIEW OF THE MEURAL CANVAS

BELKIN BOOST UP POWER BANK 2K – $99.95

Belkin has just added to its range of handy portable power options with the release of the new Boost Up Power Bank 2K which has been especially designed for the Apple Watch.

The device is small enough to fit in your pocket and has a special magnetic charging base built-in so you can recharge your Apple Watch anywhere.

It is just 7.9cm long and 4.2cm wide and weighs just 70g.

With dimensions like that it is designed to go anywhere so it’s perfect for travellers and anyone who is always on the go.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT OF THE BELKIN BOOST UP POWER BANK 2K

HP SPROCKET SELECT – $199

We’ve got lots of great photos on our phones but how many do we print? Not many. But with the new HP Sprocket Select – you can instantly print your images on the spot.

The device is slightly smaller than a smartphone and light enough to carry everywhere.

The HP Sprocket Select connects to your device via Bluetooth and has a companion app that you can authorise to access your camera roll.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT OF THE HP SPROCKET SELECT

TILE BLUETOOTH LOCATOR – From $39.99

Tile, the company behind the small devices that help you find your things, has just released a new range of products that make it even easier for customers to keep track of their stuff.

The new line-up offer even more form factors and improvements to allow users to locate their belongings in a variety of situations.

Tile’s new products include Sticker – the smallest Tile ever made, Slim – the Tile in the shape of a credit card that can easily slip into your wallet and new versions of the original Mate and Pro.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT OF THE TILE RANGE