IF YOU DIDN'T quite manage to scoop up the bargains you were hoping to during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend and still have Christmas presents to buy, we have put together a list of the best tech gifts and gadgets for the holidays in case you need a hand figuring out where to start.
Whether it's the best laptop, tablet, or something as simple as a phone case that you're looking for, here's our rundown of the most essential pieces of tech available right now to buy this Christmas.
Best laptop: Yoga 3 Pro
The Yoga 3 Pro is Lenovo's slimmest convertible laptop yet, thanks to it being one of the first to boast Intel's latest 14nm Core M processor. It is also one of the few laptops on the market with a fanless design.
Like its predecessor, the IdeaPad Yoga 13, the Yoga 3 Pro's screen can be flexed 360 degrees, turning the device into a tablet.
Lenovo has included a 1GHz Intel Core M 5Y10a processor with 8GB of RAM, running Windows 8, making the Yoga 3 Pro not only very slim and portable, but powerful too. And it has a much longer battery life than its rivals.
The Yoga 3 Pro is a fresh, fun and innovative device with fast and responsive performance. The Yoga 3 Pro doesn't come cheap though, costing from £1,300.
Best tablet: Surface Pro 3
The Surface Pro 3 is a tablet in one guise, but the addition of the keyboard means it can easily double up as a laptop, allowing you to write and edit documents far more easily than on most tablets.
It has a brilliantly detailed 12in screen and weighs just 800g, making it functional and portable. The addition of the stylus pen means you can draw notes and doodles on documents.
The Surface Pro 3 starts at £639. The only real downside is that if you want the keyboard, which you will if you want to use it as a laptop, it will cost you an additional £110.
Best bluetooth speaker: Spaced360
Spaced360 is the first portable Bluetooth speaker to boast the patented Airsound technology, previously seen in Orbitsound soundbars such as the M9. Airsound produces a 360 degree sound from six "radiators", making use of "spatial sound", which refers to the firm's patented technology that takes advantage of "sum and difference" audio signals.
The speaker is wrapped in 3D formed metal grilles featuring three separate speakers to burst out 360 degree sound, meaning you can achieve 3D quality audio from anywhere in a room, without the need for a multiple speaker set-up, or wiring. In short, it's the best bit of kit to blast out festive songs while you dance around the living room in your Christmas jumper. Retailing at £250, it's available in black or silver colour options.
Best headphones: Plantronics BackBeat Pro
If you're looking to drown out those jingle bells this Christmas, the Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones are the best you can get your mittens on. Not only are they completely wireless, freeing up your hands to do other important Christmasy things, like munching mince pies, but they have an amazing 24-hour battery life for continuous wireless streaming.
Other perks include DeepSleep mode, which puts the headphones into hibernation when away from a device, extending battery life up to six months; automatic music play/pause when headphones are put on and removed; and, best of all, on-demand Active Noise Cancelling, which blocks irritating external sounds, such as airplane engines.
The BackBeat Pro headphones are available with an RRP of £199, or from Amazon at the moment for £160.
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