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Five high-tech stocking stuffers for the techie in your life

Five high-tech stocking stuffers for the techie in your life

Instead of stuffing stockings with socks or candy this year, give the gift of technology. With the winter gift-giving holidays right around the corner, here is a collection of compact gifts for all the tech enthusiasts you know.

Portable charger

Whether you offer friends or family members a phone case with an integrated battery or a separate battery pack, everyone with a smartphone will benefit from a back-up power source.

iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case: $129 (about P6,500) from Apple.

Anker PowerCore 20100mAh: $45.99 (around P2,300) on Amazon.

Smart speaker

For those with a connected home, what could be a better gift than a mini smart speaker?

Google Home Mini: $49 (around P2,500) on the Google Store.

Amazon Echo Dot: $49.99 (around P2,500) on Amazon.

AirPods

In the world of wireless earbuds, AirPods are still reigning supreme. With the Pro version now on the market, there is an AirPod for everyone.

AirPods II: $199.99 (around P10,200) from Apple.

AirPods Pro: $249.00 (about P12,700) from Apple.

Streaming stick

Give the gift of entertainment to the movie buffs you know by giving them a way to stream Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ on their TVs.

Amazon Fire Stick: $39.99 (about P2,000) on Amazon.

Chromecast: $35 (around P1,700) on the Google Store.

Smart plug

By just the tap of a button, users can control any device or appliance they want via their smartphone if it is attached to a smart plug.

WeMo Mini Smart Plug: $34.99 (around P1,700) on Amazon.

Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug: $17.00 (about P860) from Samsung. CL/RGA