XMas Tech gift guide 2019 

Hey, whaddaya know, it’s December all of a sudden. And Christmas is… oh wow, next week!

If you’re like us here at CultureJam and haven’t done your shopping yet, no worries. We’ve covered a lot this year, and are more than happy to throw some suggestions your way!

For the audiophiles: Ultimate Ears Megablast 3

UE Megablast

In the end, this is a piece of tech you could set your watch to. Aside from the voice activation being less than ideal, nothing else about the Megablast comes close to falling short. If you want a great sounding speaker that you can take long hot showers with, barely have to charge, and can yell at when you want to swap playlists, there’s really nothing else for it.

Read our Megablast 3 review here.

For the techies: literally any Oppo device

The Oppo A9 2020 and A5 2020 are strong disruptors to the rather bland mid-range of Android smartphones available at the moment, with powerful features making them incredibly well-priced options for those looking to upgrade with ending up out of pocket.

Read our joint A9 and A5 2020 review here.

If you’d rather spend a little more and get a little more, the Oppo Reno 2Z is for you. Still a phenomenal device for the money, it”s faster, bigger, and all around better. What more could you want?

Read our Reno 2Z review here.

For the paranoid: Norton LifeLock antivirus

Let’s be fair; you pay for an antivirus because you value your safety and privacy, and are maybe a teensy bit paranoid. Well, if you’re going down that route, Norton LifeLock isn’t a bad option at all.

Read the full review soon.

For the lighting enthusiast: Philips Hue Play

If you want some good backlights for gaming, the Philips Hue Play are easy on the eyes, both aesthetically and functionally. They’re bit pricey just for gaming, though, setting you back over $200 for a pair.

If, however, you want to use these to add to your already smart multimedia and gaming setup, then they’re worth every last penny. I love them. I’m going to buy more. The damn things changed my life.

Read our Philips Hue Play review here.

For the fitness nut: FitBit Versa 2

Product render of Fitbit Versa 2, 3QTR view, in Black and Carbon.

We nearly included the excellent Fitbit Aria Air scales on this list, before remembering that the only reason to buy someone a scales for Christmas is if you genuinely want to die. They’re great though, so if you’re ABSOLUTELY sure no one will get upset, go for them.

Read our Fitbit Aria Air review here.

Aside from some minor issues, the Fitbit Versa 2 is well worth the price. It’s the best smartwatch on the market at the moment, so who’s to argue? You probably should get it.

Read our full Fitbit Versa 2 review here.

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