The Christmas gift guide: For bargain hunters

The Christmas gift guide: For bargain hunters
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How time flies. It is only 16 days before Christmas and three weeks before we welcome 2016.

As we prepare for the festive season, it is time to wind down and, yes, start shopping for gifts.

This year has been a great one for technology lovers, and the deluge of new gadgets means there will be no shortage of gifts to get.

Our gadget gift guide this year includes affordable items such as the Asus ZenWatch 2 smartwatch, the quirky Sphero BB-8 drone from the upcoming Star Wars movie and in-car video camera Marbella LX5.

So check out our picks. There is something for everyone.


The Asus ZenWatch 2 comes in two sizes, the 1.63-inch Sparrow and the smaller 1.45-inch Wren.

Both versions can last up to two days on a single battery charge and charge from zero to 50 per cent in just 36 minutes.

Users can also easily swop the strap to suit any occasion, with both rubber and leather straps available.

$1,998 for 14-150mm Kit

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II interchangeable-lens camera is a top-class camera that will not break the bank.

The 16-megapixel camera has five-axis image stabilisation for the sharpest pictures possible, and a Hi Res Shot mode that allows the camera to capture 40-megapixel-resolution photos.

The camera is also splash-, dust- and freeze-proof, to give you peace of mind even in harsh environments.


Lenovo's first phablet is a wallet-friendly affair, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The 6.8-inch device with an in-plane switching screen has 32GB of onboard memory, and comes in two colours: gunmetal grey and honey gold.

It also has a 3,500mAh battery for up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 20 days of standby.

This article was first published on December 9, 2015.
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