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Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas: Day 6 – Gadgets


We’re up to Day 6 of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas to help you find the right tech present to give to your friends and family.

We’re at the halfway point with our guide and today we’re looking at gadgets – those products that don’t fit one particular category and some that fit more than one category.

But one thing they all have in common is that they’re cool and they will be popular this Christmas.

Here are the categories we’re covering in the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas:

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Wearables/Activity trackers

Day 4: Tablets

Day 5: Speakers

Day 6: Gadgets

Day 7: Gaming

Day 8: Smartwatches

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Computers

Day 11: Sport Gadgets

Day 12: Headphones


The DJI Phantom 3
The DJI Phantom 3

DJI PHANTOM 3 – from $1,550

The DJI Phantom 3 is the ultimate flying camera and this latest version takes it to all-new heights with the ability to capture even higher quality photographs and 4K quality video.

While it looks a lot like the Phantom 2, the latest DJI drone has new sensors that makes it easier to fly indoors and close to the ground so it means you can shoot in even more places.

The DJI app has also had a massive improvement and puts a lot more control at your fingertips.

There are two versions of the DJI Phantom 3 – the Advanced ($1,550) which shoots full HD and the Professional ($1,950) which can capture 4K video.

Read our complete review of the DJI Phantom 3 here.

The popular BB-8 toy from Sphero
The popular BB-8 toy from Sphero

BB-8 by SPHERO – $249.95

Months before Star Wars The Force Awakens was released the toy version of the film’s loveable new droid BB-8 from Sphero was a huge hit and will only get bigger when the film is released.

The tiny version of spherical rolling robot can be controlled by your smartphone with all the movements and sound effects from the film.

And there will be a load of new features unlocked once the The Force Awakens opens in theatres across the world.

Read our complete report about the Sphero BB-8 here.



Cordless vacuums are a hot tech item as we’ve seen with the Dyson V6 Absolute.

You get the power and features from a corded vacuum but the Dyson somehow achieves all of this in a compact and cordless unit.

It can be used as a small handheld vacuum or an upright with the addition of the included wand and it has the suction that’s powerful enough to handle even the most demanding households especially those with pets.

Read our complete review of the Dyson V6 Absolute here.

The ZoomR Sport
The ZoomR Sport


Hoverboards are a hot item this Christmas but not all hoverboards are created equal.

The ZoomR from 3Volv is designed for Australian customers with certified chargers, enhanced performance and after sales service.

Many customers who opted for an el cheapo model on eBay from China might have saved a few bucks but put themselves at risk of failure and battery issues.

The ZoomR provides peace of mind for anyone who is thinking of joining the hoverboard movement this Christmas with a regular and sports model that are available in a variety of colours.

Read our complete road test of the ZoomR from 3Volv here.



Increased security is one of the main benefits of setting up a smart home and the SwannOne Video Monitoring Kit is a great way to get started.

Users can easily set up the system which includes a camera, two window/door sensors and a motion sensor so they can see inside their home remotes and also receive notifications whenever movement is detected.

And you can control everything from your smartphone

Read our complete review of the SwannOne Video Monitoring Kit here.



If you’re looking for a gift for someone who likes to read, then you can’t go past the new Kindle Voyage e-reader.

It has a 6-inch touchscreen with 300ppi (pixels per inch) so the text is razor sharp with adjustable font sizes as well.

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage can also connect you to the Kindle bookstore so you can download the latest bestsellers in seconds.

Read our complete review of the Kindle Voyage here.

Other products we’ve reviewed this year: