The ultimate Christmas drone and other festive tech
This drone has Christmas all wrapped up – it is equipped to dress the tree, features a snow sprinkler and a 4k HD ‘mistletoe camera’.
Billed as the festive gadget to end all festive gadgets, the limited edition Ultimate Christmas Drone boasts a unique attachment to assist with the fiddly assembly of tinsel, lights and baubles.
You don’t even have to be in your own living room, thanks to the drone’s flying range of 2km.
The seasonal version of DJI’s Phantom 4 model sprinkles ‘snow’ on demand, and is on-sale at DronesDirect.co.uk for £1199.00.
In-built collision avoidance technology allows the gadget to navigate itself around the Christmas decorations, through doorways and away from anything that crosses its path.
Tim Morley, category manager at DronesDirect.co.uk, said: “The Ultimate Christmas Drone is the perfect way for tech fans to embrace the Christmas spirit and take home the perfect fuss-free assistant.”
It is not the only tech glimpse of the future on offer this Christmas.
Here is a rundown of the five other Christmas gadgets for the very last-minute shopper.
Google Home/Amazon Echo Dot
Released to rival the Amazon Echo, Google’s Home smart speaker features the tech giant’s AI-powered Google Assistant, which responds to voice prompts.
Among many other things, it can answer questions, control appliances throughout the home and – handily – play music.
The device is still playing catch up with Amazon’s Dot and Dot Echo, though. Their device has been on the market longer and has handy integration with applications such as Uber and Spotify.
Samsung Gear VR
There are a lot of VR headsets to choose from, and most rely on you having some form of hardware or another to use them.
Most of them are also very, very expensive, and the Samsung VR is perfect for those curious about virtual reality but unwilling to part with £100s.
It offers a vivid-enough image and, being powered by smartphone, is does not require the user to shell-out on an expensive rig at the same time.
The down side is it has to be used with a Samsung phone, and its cheaper price means it comes with limitations compared to headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
Portable Sony projector
Sleek and stylish, the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector can turn almost any blank surface into a screen.
It has no wires and is easy to set up, which means it can be moved around the home with very little effort. The projector will set you back about £999.
360fly 4k Action Camera
For the ultimate selfie, look no further than the 360fly 4k Action Camera which allows you to record full 360-degree video.
Dustproof, shockproof and water-resistant, it can shoot and share footage in just 90 seconds.
The gadget comes with 64GB of built-in memory, accelerometer, smartphone and gyroscope – and shoots in a resolution of 2.8k by 2.8k pixels.
Always losing your keys? The Tile Tracker could be perfect.
Barely the width of a credit card, the device features a non-removable battery that will last for around a year, and make a ringing sound when you need to locate a lost item.
If an attached iPhone goes missing, it will also make it ring even if on silent mode – so long as a phone is within Bluetooth range.
If not, you can also join the Tile network of over five million other users.