Still pondering what to get the techie on your list this holiday season? No worries. We’ve got you covered. From gamers to developers, this list of must-have gadgets is sure to have something for everyone.
For the Gamer – Jedi Challenges
Forget the boring old console. Lenovo and Disney have partnered to bring you an awesome mixed reality game. Jedi Challenges combines a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a Tracking Beacon, and a Lightsaber controller to simulate Star Wars fight sequences. The game is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and the list of compatible phone models grows daily as testing is still underway. There are currently three games available; LightSaber Battles, Holochess and Strategic Combat. I played LightSaber battles against the notorious, Kylo Ren and it was as exhilarating as I thought it would be. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is a great gaming experience – whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not. Priced at 1,199 AED it’s also a great value for the money, you can even learn how personal loans improves credit score and get one if you are low on cash Pre-orders can be placed now. The product is scheduled to ship in time for Christmas so may the force be with you this holiday season. Looking for small loans for poor credit? Check out this site www.unsecuredloans4u.co.uk for more information.
For the Photographer – HP Sprocket
True shutterbugs like to see their work around them. Help get those brilliant snaps out of their smartphones and into the world with HP Sprocket. HP puts the fun back in photography with the Sprocket Photo Printer. This pint-sized device prints 2 x 3 inch photos on peel-and-stick paper that’s both tear and water resistant. Sprocket is petite, portable and it truly does fit into your pocket. It uses HP ZINC Photo Paper which eliminates the need for ink cartridges and prints vibrant, smudge-proof photos in a matter of seconds. You can print from your mobile device running iOS or Android using the HP Sprocket App. Sprocket is available in white with rose gold accents, black and red and comes with a 10-pack of HP ZINK Photo Paper for AED 499. Packs of HP ZINK Photo Paper (50 sheets per pack) are available at 79 AED each. You can find them both exclusively at Sharaf DG.
For the Developer – Moto Z2 Force
A smartphone that transforms into a projector, a speaker and a 360 camera -that’s what every curious techie needs. The new Moto Z2 Force Edition redefines expectations with a 5.5” Quad HD AMOLED screen that’s guaranteed not to crack or shatter. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, Moto Z2 Force allows you to download large files and apps in no time, or stream music and videos effortlessly. On other related news, Checkout this review for Top 10 Best Reflections Filters for Recording Vocals if you’re in the market for a new one. The slim, all-metal device features a dual 12MP cameras; one monochrome and one color. Extended camera features allow to take brilliant photos with the option to add a blur effect to the background or foreground and capture true depth of field. The Moto Z2 Force Edition is packed with the latest Moto Experiences including the front fingerprint reader, night display and instant queries in Moto Voice. Moto Z2 is also compatible with Moto Mods, which gives you more control over your mobile experience. You can instantly transform the smartphone into a 360° camera, gaming console or battery powerhouse. Simply snap the new 360 Camera Moto Mod onto the device and turn it into a 360-degree camera. With the click of a button, you can record interactive 360-degree 4k video with immersive 3D audio that will follow the direction you’re viewing. Advanced editing software allows you to adjust content and share easily on social media or the Google Photos app. Transform your Moto Z2 into a handheld gaming console by sliding on the Moto GamePad. Use the dual control sticks, D-pad and four action buttons for a true gaming experience, similar to that of a traditional gaming controller. And with the 1035mAh built-in battery, you can play as long as you like. Finally, you can add charge to the device almost instantly with the Moto TurboPower Pack. TurboPower charging adds 8 hours of power in just a few minutes.
Pricing is as follows:

Product

Price

Moto Z2 Play + Moto 360 Camera

AED 1,999

Moto Z2 Force + option of one of the following mods: JBL Sound boost 2 Speaker, Moto GamePad or TurboPower

AED 2,699

Moto 360 Camera

AED 999

Moto GamePad

AED 399

TurboPower

AED 299

For the Traveler – Belkin Valet Charger
Charging on-the-go is a must and Belkin’s got your techie covered. The Valet Charger is more than just a powerful 6700 mAh portable battery. It has a built-in Magnetic Charging Module made specifically for giving the Apple Watch a battery boost while you’re out and about and a USB port to simultaneously charge your iPhone. With 2 Amp total power, this 2-in-1 portable battery delivers 1 Amp to optimally charge the Apple Watch, and 1 Amp to charge your iPhone. The Valet Charger is the perfect partner to keep your devices charged, anywhere. The Belkin Valet Charger is available for $99.99 USD.