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Ten gift tips for Tech Fans

A digital sports coach for the wrist

Garmin has done it, after the break-in in car GPS with smart watches, a new field of business to tap into. The offer is now almost unmanageable: Whether you're Running, Triathlon, Swimming, diving, Golf, Hiking, sailing, flying or Golf, for any sports, meanwhile, there is a model with the appropriate functions.

A good choice for sporty all-rounder, the Fenix 6s is that it is less chunky than most of Garmin's sports watches. They are available in the Per-model, each with and in the cheaper standard model without Wi-Fi, built-in map navigation, music playback via Bluetooth headphones and special glasses, which can charge using solar cells to the battery.

The latest model allows you to pay by Garmin Pay. It shows the breathing rate and directs relaxation with the "animated training" to-, strength-, Cardio, Yoga and Pilates exercises. (gunfire)

Garmin Fenix 6s: From 550 Swiss francs

Retro bulbs with high-tech

The radio bulbs from Philips are already lists almost a permanent guest in this Gift. Particularly cheap, they never were. And also not particularly pretty. Both fixed Philips this year. The new Filament bulbs are highly decorative and remind one of the light bulbs of the past. Its warm light is not in the colour change, but dim. That should be enough in most cases. Since the bulbs are now also decorative, do not need to hide any longer deep in the lampshade. Also the price of the bulbs are interesting: they cost depending on the Size between 25 and 35 francs. Also practical: You do not need to necessarily be a base station. The bulbs can also be taken directly via Bluetooth with a Smartphone or Tablet. (show)

Philips Hue Filament: 25 Swiss francs

For E-Books in the large Format is The epic 2 is the new Top model of the Sony reader devices, with the help of an Alliance of booksellers compete in the German-speaking countries against Amazon. The epic 2 features a large screen (eight inch diameter). More Text space – and even then, if one selects a reader-friendly, large font. With the aspect ratio of 3:4 you can read books in landscape format. With a wide grip bar to hold it in different positions comfortably and moves with the scroll keys to browse the page.

The device is waterproof and also bathtub safe. The lighting suits the time of day and in the evening becomes warmer, what is pleasing to the eye. Despite the larger display, it weighs just 200 grams. (gunfire)

Tolino epic 2: 349 Swiss francs in the case of Orell Füssli

means of transport for all the Gadgets

What is the right bag or the right backpack for Laptops, Tablets, and all the other technical equipment? This question is still fierce quarrel as to whether iPhones or Android phones, the best price-performance ratio.

the Vargu Roll-X is not all happy – but he has a few points that speak for him: It was designed in Switzerland, has a padded compartment for a Laptop up to 15 inches and a easily accessible pocket for a Tablet. You can store the Powerbank and a cable opening for the charge cable lead to the outside. He wears comfortable, is made of water-resistant synthetic upper, has a Rolltop like a messenger bag and offers a capacity of 23 liters for a lot of content space. (gunfire.)

Vargu Roll-X: 170 Swiss francs

musical enjoyment without the cable clutter

Who looked to Black Friday for the online shops over, saw that there were thousands of Apple wireless headphones have been sold. This is not surprising. For iPhone owners, the Airpods are the best and most convenient choice. Because the headphones into a lucrative business, Apple now has three versions to offer. The cheapest Airpods in most of the cases. Against an extra charge there is a model that is on a charging dock to wirelessly charge. The latest models are called Airpods Per in addition to providing noise suppression, and various rubber attachments, so you should fit in all ear shapes. With Android, you blend in, but there offers from Sony, Samsung, Huawei, and co. are similarly comfortable. (show)

Apple Airpods: 160 Swiss francs

Call as before

Nokia itself makes no cell phones. But thanks to HMD Global, the still dazzling brand name lives on. In addition to the price of Android values-makes Smartphones, the Finnish company also feature phones. The keys are phones, as we know from earlier. Especially the 2720 Flip like.

The flip phone looks like a mobile phone (or as it was called at the time: Natel) from the early years to Zero. Other than the fairly dumb devices of yesteryear, can Whatsapp the folding-Nokia after all. Those who stay just a bit with the relatives in contact, but no Smartphone wants to, should take a look at the cute Retro-Nokia accurate. Also, the mobile phone is suitable as a second phone for emergencies, or to prove finally that it is the Smartphone-addicted. (show)

Nokia 2720 Flip: approx. 80 Swiss francs

Big Sonos comfort to the small Ikea price

For years, Sonos is the epitome of networked speakers that can play throughout the whole house the same music. This works on the one hand very simple, on the other hand, it goes quickly into the money, if you want to buy several speakers. Under the pressure of the now-numerous competitors, has decided to Sonos to an amazing partnership: Together with the furniture store Ikea of the speaker specialist, has launched the cheap Symfonisk-line. This provides the well-known Sonos comfort to Ikea prices. Particularly, the rectangular shelf speaker like. The had to hide in our blind test against more expensive competitors and can be used with the corresponding bracket as a shelf. Practical: It is in harmony also with Apple's Airplay 2 and with Spotify Connect. (show)

Ikea Symfonisk: 130 Swiss francs.

to gamble, A Mini-Computer for all purposes

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a great toy for the digital age – and a perfect gift for tech-savvy kids who want to do more than just iPad Games.

The Mini-PC can be used as a normal Computer (with Linux operating system) use, but is also suitable for all sorts of experiments: Whether the retro game console, Internet radio, alarm clock, home or Internet server, Jukebox or home robot, security camera, a control device for an information Display or Mediacenter there is nothing what there is not to be found in the Internet with instructions and the necessary accessories.

The Raspberry Pi comes as a bare circuit Board. Depending on the purpose, you also need a case, a memory card for the operating system, a power adapter and keyboard and mouse. (gunfire)

Raspberry Pi 4: 60 Swiss francs

A Switch for on-the-go

the Nintendo Switch blossomed Initially, many (including the author) derided, has been a major success for Nintendo. The console can play with all sorts of accessories far more than just shooting Games. Thanks to the box kits, the Switch to the Experimental laboratory, thanks to Fitness Gadgets, the console for the workout. Who wants to play with the Switch but just, and all the accessories and even the possibility of gaming on the TV, can do without, the or the should look at the new Switch Lite is exactly. The stripped-down version of more Game Boy as a console. You can undock any Controller, you can't make a stand on the table or on the TV to connect. The Switch Lite is slightly smaller and especially cheaper. (show)

Switch Lite: 210 Swiss francs

A digital security key

A Yubikey is a small connector, such as the door key on the keyring hanging. He does not protect the apartment or the home, but the data in the network. In the case of accounts that are protected in addition to a traditional password with Two-factor authentication, it provides the second factor, without the need to retyping of Codes from SMS messages or security Apps.

The Yubikeys 5 series (available from Yubikey.ch), you can replace the password also. They are for PC, Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets can be used in Addition to the variants for the normal USB port, there are also Keys for USB-C, for the wireless use via NFC and the double plug with USB-C and a Lightning connector for the iPhone and iPad. (gunfire)

Yubikey series 5: 45 francs

03.12.2019, 18:31 PM

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