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Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas – Day 4: Speakers

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It’s Day 4 of Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas to spark your imagination and come up with the ideal gifts to buy your loved ones this holiday season.

Today we’re looking at a popular category and therefore a popular gift idea – Bluetooth speakers.

These devices come in various shapes, sizes and prices so there is sure to be one – or two – that could make it onto your Christmas shopping list.

Here is the full list of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas. Be sure to come back to Tech Guide every day to see all of the categories and great gift suggestions.

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Fitness wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Speakers

Day 5: Tablets/eReaders

Day 6: Gaming

Day 7: Headphones

Day 8: Drones

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Gadgets

Day 11: In-car gadgets

Day 12: Computers

DAY 4: SPEAKERS

SONOS – PLAY:1 ($249), PLAY:3 ($449), PLAY:5 ($749)

When it comes to wireless speakers and multiroom audio, Sonos has really paved the way and that convenience is backed by excellent speakers so your music sounds amazing.

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There are three sizes and all of them offer the same handy connectivity to access your favourite music sources.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW OF THE SONOS PLAY:5

RUARK AUDIO R1 TABLETOP RADIO – $449

This is a versatile audio product because it’s a DAB+ digital radio with a signature RotoDial control system and an alarm clock.

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It also has an OLED display along with Bluetooth onboard so you can also stream your own music.

Ruark Audio R1 comes in walnut veneer, black, white and limited edition red.

BRAVEN 105 WATERPROOF SPEAKER – $89.95

Braven’s 105 speaker is designed for users take their music anywhere. It has a stand and a strap so it can be positioned on a desk or attached to your bag, your bike or yourself so you can listen anywhere.

And it’s also waterproof so it can go where other speakers can’t.

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The Braven 105 can also be used as a speakerphone so you can make and receive calls through it too.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE BRAVEN 105

DEATH STAR LEVITATING BLUETOOTH SPEAKER – $249

With Rogue One hitting cinemas this month, Star Wars is once again the flavour of the month and you can have your very own Death Star.

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And not just any old Death Star – it’s a Bluetooth speaker that also happens to levitate like magic above a base.

This is a product that’s good enough just to look at. The fact it can stream your music is an added bonus.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW OF THE DEATH STAR LEVITATING SPEAKER

SONY SRS-XB3 – $249

Sony know a thing or two about audio and they have packed it into the SRS-XB3 with XB being short for Extra Bass.

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It produces an excellent sound and, thanks to its water-resistant design, can sit by the pool this summer to supply the tunes.

And it can also be used to charge your mobile devices through the USB port on the rear side.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE SONY SRS-XB3