Believe it or not its already the 3rd of December and Christmas is fast approaching (just 22 days!) If this revelation has you stressed out wondering how it has crept up so quick and the realisation you still haven’t sorted everyone’s presents fills you with dread. Fear not, here at Kuro Dragon we have compiled a varied list of differing gadgets and software with something for everyone one of these is bound to make a perfect addition to someones stocking this Christmas!
2014 has arguably been the year which saw the normalisation of the selfie phenomenon, with many of us unable to complete the simplest day time activity without accompanying it with a selfie. However, are you tiered of spending hours trying to get the perfect selfie only to have it ruined by your arm in the shot? Love facetiming your friends and family but hate dropping your phone on your face? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then the selfie stick is the present for you! Easy to use it fits most camera and phone models and can be used to film concerts, extreme sports, selfies and take group shots more easily.
Despite all the technological advances in the Smartphone arena and the ever increasing screen sizes battery life still remains an area of concern for users. Often despite your best efforts in leaving your phone to charge all night you still find yourself stuck in town with a dead or dying phone. This compact charger offers a solution to this infuriating problem, no bigger than an average lipstick or USB this handy charger can reboot the battery life of almost any struggling phone. Perfect for any outdoors activities or trips.
This affordable idevice from Google is the perfect gift for film lovers or those who like to watch catch up TV on ITV player or 4OD etc. Simply plug into the HDMI cable of your TV to watch streaming content straight away. Already a runaway success it is the top-selling electronic device on Amazon, outselling even Amazon’s own Fire TV Stick.
This gadget perhaps falls into the category of things which we could probably live without but don’t want, too. Perfect for Christmas season! Based on such a simple concept it feels as if it something like this should already have existed. With segregated rows for separating out all your cables it helps to ensure you don’t end up with a tangled mess of interlinked cables which can lead to wire damage.
The latest version of the worlds best selling wearable video camera will capture every parachute jump, extreme mountain bike trip, white water rafting relay and pretty much any other outdoor or extreme sport activity you throw at it– all in glorious 1080p HD. With updated links to your smartphone by downloading the Go Pro App to your iPhone, Andriod orWindows phone you can view live previews of what your shooting and it gives you the chance to pause, rewind, re-shoot and ajust camera settings. It comes with an array of accessories from custom mounts to an array of garish cases and a remote control which can connect to your camera through Wifi.
Nest Learning Thermostat
This clever gadget allows you to control all of your heat bills and temperatures from one easy to use device. Within a week the Nest will have learned that you like the heat up in the mornings, down when you leave and back up again with you return. It learns the temperatures which you prefer and then creates a schedule individual to your home. Within a week, your Nest Thermostat learns the temperatures you prefer and sets itself automatically.
Philips Hue-Connected Bulbs
You may assume that the novelty of the different colored lights may wear off pretty quickly however the Philips Hue- Connected Bulbs can offer you so much more. Using your smartphone table or PC you can control it remotely to do all sorts of cool things. For example by using the GPS on your phone to detect its location it will turn off the lights when you leave home. Equally they can turn on to wake you in the morning and flash warnings when important messages come through.
If you are particularly ‘snap-happy’ with your smartphone this may be a device for you. The Olloclip is a clip on lens which enables your phone to take a variety of close up macro shots or extreme wide angle photos. Small enough to fit in your pocket alongside your phone it is avialable for iphones 4 through until 6 and for Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5.
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB drive
This handy device boots a flash storage drive with a regular USB connector on one side and a micro USB connector on the other. This enables you to easily move and share data such as photos and videos from your computer to your andriod phone. In addition as it is a flash storage drive you can fill it up with films and photographs meaning that you don’t have to waste all your phones storage!
As tablets become ever more popular and seem to hail the new era of computer technology we have to remain slightly old fashioned on one particular point. We like keyboards! There is no denying that tablets are efficient and useful but sometimes all you really want is a standard keyboard . If you are in agreement with us on this point then the the Logitech’s Keys-to Go could be exactly what you’re looking for light, portable and yet still pleasantly tangible, Logitech’s Keys-To-Go is blue tooth wired, powered for wireless connectivity and waterproof, its compatible with iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and with its extra water proof feature what are you waiting for?