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Tech Guide’s 2020 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 7: Drones/gadgets

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It’s Day 7 of Tech Guide’s 2020 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – we’re now over halfway through – and our goal is to help you to find the perfect gadget gifts for your family and friends.

Today we’re look at drones and a wide variety of other gadgets of all shapes and sizes.

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 7: DRONES/GADGETS

DJI MINI 2 – $749 or $949 (Fly More Combo)

The DJI Mini 2 drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but don’t let its size fool you into thinking it is not a capable drone that can handle the conditions and also produce stunning videos and images.

This is the follow up to the original Mavic mini and its small size and easily portable design really gives you no excuse why you couldn’t take this with you wherever you go.

It’s literally small enough to fit in your pocket but it’s still powerful enough to capture 4K video at 30 frames per second and 12-megapixel images.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE DJI MINI 2

MATE X ELECTRIC BIKE – $2699

Electric bikes are quite popular right now but we should point out if people think the motor does all the work they are mistaking an electric bike for an electric scooter.

The Mate X works like every other electric bike. It still has pedals and the motor kicks in to assist.

There are five levels of assistance available with Mate X which can be adjusted by a controller on the left side of the handlebars.

So if you are facing a hill you can work the gears like you normally would (it is a Shimano 8-speed and has Tektro disc brakes) and engage the motor with the pedals to make even lighter work of it.

This is what makes an electric bike more attractive to customers – they can use it to get to work or wherever they need to go with much less effort than a regular bike so you’re not all sweaty and hot and bothered when you get there.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE MATE X ELECTRIC BIKE

HYDRAGUN – $399

The new Hydragun is a premium post-workout massage gun that’s now available in Australia and being used by a growing community of Aussie Olympians, pro athletes, and sports and fitness enthusiasts.

It uses percussive therapy to powerfully relieve muscle soreness and fatigue. Unlike cheaper massage wands that just vibrate at the surface, percussive guns actually push into the muscles to deliver a true deep-tissue massage, and their effectiveness (increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, reducing lactic acid build-up, and increasing range of motion) is backed by research.

It was was designed by a Muay Thai competitor and has been engineered a high-torque brushless motor, so it’s hard-wearing, whisper-quiet (30-50dB), and powerful enough for deep-tissue work;

It also has a lightweight (1.04kg) aerospace-grade aluminium chassis with a 2600mAh internal battery capacity, which translates to an industry-leading 6 hours of battery life.

It has six speed settings and six adjustable heads, so it can be fully customised to your needs.

www.hydragun.com.au

GO CUBE – $129; RUBIK’S CONNECTED – $99

The 21stcentury version of the iconic puzzle is here. It’s called GoCube and has Bluetooth onboard and can pair with your smartphone to a companion app.

GoCube is a smart connected device that you have to pair your smartphone like a pair of headphones.

The GoCube itself is fractionally smaller than a regular cube and a speed cube. It has a solid construction and silky smooth movements.

The GoCube app is your ultimate virtual guide to learning how to solve the cube, get in some practice and even take on other GoCubers around the world.

The most amazing thing is that when GoCube is paired to the app on a smartphone or tablet the movements are reflected on the screen so it knows the exact state of your cube right down to the last square on every side.

Rubik’s Connected works in the same way as Go Cube and it, too, is a digitised version of the cube.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF GO CUBE

DJI MAVIC AIR 2 – $1,499 or $1,899 (Fly More Combo)

DJI’s Mavic Air 2 has an even better camera as well as longer flight time and greater range.

The Mavic Air 2, like the other Mavic drones, is a fold down model so it is quite small in the folded position – as small as a water bottle and just as easy to carry around with you so it’s a perfect companion for your next holiday or road trip.

It is surprisingly small and light and, we’ll be honest, we were wondering whether it could handle the wind especially on the coast where we like to fly our drones.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE DJI MAVIC AIR 2

CYGNETT WIRELESS POWERBANK AND CHARGING DOCK – $129.95

Keeping our smartphone charged can be a challenge but Cygnett just made it a lot easier with the new 10,000mah Wireless Power Bank and Charging Dock to keep your devices charged whether you’re at home or on the move.

The product combines a charging stand and a 10,000mah battery and also includes wireless charging capability.

The removable battery, which rests and recharges while it’s on the stand, has Qi wireless charging so it can recharge your phone wirelessly while it’s resting against it.

And the battery is also being recharged while it’s in the stand so, when it’s time to head out, you can remove it from the stand and take it with you.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE CYGNETT WIRELESS POWERBANK AND CHARGING DOCK

CRICUT JOY – $349

For the person who is looking to dip their toe into DIY, the Cricut Joy is the BEST present to get them this year!

The machine can write and cut on a range of materials.

Using Cricut’s app, Design Space, on either your desktop or mobile, you can organise the pantry, cut decals for your walls, make quick and easy cards, in just a few clicks.

ANDATECH MEDSENSE TF01 INFRARED THERMOMETER – $149

2020 would have to be the only year a thermometer makes the Christmas gift guide.

Andatech MedSense TF01 Infrared Thermometer gun is a lightweight and clinically proven forehead thermometer that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Anyone who has had their temperature taken during the coronavirus crisis – it was with a device like this.

The MedSense TF01 weighs less than 70g and is a non-invasive way of taking your temperature when it is held 3cm to 5cm from a person’s forehead.

This is particularly useful for anyone who wants to ensure anyone coming in to their home or store or office does not have an elevated temperature which is one of the symptoms of COVID-19.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE ANDATECH MEDSENSE TF01 INFRARED THERMOMETER