10 Smart Home Christmas Gift Ideas

Gadget Gift Guide

It's not easy to buy something for the gadget lover who already seems to have everything – so here are 10 easy Christmas gift ideas – either to buy for your loved one or too leave a subtle hint for the clueless looking for something for you!  Smart Home gifts from under £20 to over £700…

Christmas Gadget Gift Guide  

1. SanDisk 16GB USB Micro Cruzer [£17.99]

Everyone needs a USB thumb drive and the Cruzer Micro is what we use at Automated Home.  incredibly small and portable and its retractable USB connector design eliminates the need for caps and protects the connector.  Cruzer Micro allows you to easily carry and transfer key documents, pictures, music and video clips from one computer to another and at 16GB it's more than big enough for installing an OS or backing up machines too.

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2. Philips Imageo LED Rechargeable Candle Lights [£24.99]

This set of three decorative, frosted glass candle lights gives off a warm, flickering glow.  No open flame means zero fire risk and operation is unaffected by wind.  Easy on/off switching by simply shaking the unit – no switch! Extra gadge-factor with wireless inductive recharging – just drop them into the base unit.  Up to 24 hours of continuous operation.

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3. HannsG 7 inch Digital Photo Frame  [£35.21]

Who wouldn't be delighted with a new stylish digital photo frame!  Using the latest 7" LCD technology screen with a stylish surround in either black or white to compliment any environment. These models feature Multicard slots and USB ports, so all of your favourite memories can be displayed whilst delivering stunning picture quality. This models also include both calendar and clock timer making them the perfect desktop accessory.

Christmas Gadget Gift Guide  

4. Owl Cm119 Wireless Electricity Monitor [£34.20]

The fight against rocketing electricity bills and climate change have been hot topics at Automated Home this year (see our article on Reducing Your Bills with Smart Home Power Monitoring).  The stylish Owl portable device can help save hundreds of pounds off your electricity bill by providing up to the second information on the exact amount of electricity you are using in pounds and pence. This means you can see the exact financial gain of turning off electrical devices at home.

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5. Seagate Expansions 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive [£61.99]

You can never have enough drive spave for all your digital media and this Seagate external desktop drives provide extra storage for your ever growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free-up space on your computer’s internal drive for improved performance.  Enjoy fast data transfer speed with USB 2.0 connectivity and 7200 RPM drive performance. Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation.

Christmas Gadget Gift Guide  

6. Philips LivingColors Colour Mood Lamp, with Remote Control [£199.99]

Philips LivingColors is an innovative LED light with an intuitive remote control that enables you to create your own ambience through the use of colour and light. The LivingColors lamp contains 4 light emitting diodes (LEDs). Two red, one blue and one green. Together they can be increased, reduced, brightened or dimmed to produce a total of 16 million different colour combinations.  Touch the colour wheel on your remote and LivingColors lights up your world in any shade you choose. From soothing pastel shades to rich, intense colours.


Christmas Gadget Gift Guide  

7. New Apple iPod touch 8GB (3rd Generation) [£139.00]

With hundreds of Smart Home apps available the iPod touch has become a home automation favourite. Watch your movies and TV shows on a brilliant 3.5-inch display. Use the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface to flick through your music in Cover Flow. And anytime you’re itching for more entertainment, just tap iTunes to browse and buy on the fly.

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8. Logitech Squeezebox Radio [£149.99]

Starting now, you can listen to music, news and sports from every corner of the globe, all without a computer. It's easy with the Logitech Squeezebox Radio. Just turn it on and tune in to thousands of free Internet radio stations, the hottest online music services, even your own personal music collection. Your listening options are as limitless as the Internet—in any room where you have a Wi-Fi connection.

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9. Toshiba 32-inch Widescreen HD LCD TV with Freeview [£299.99]

You can never have too many flat screens round your digital home and 32" is an ideal size for a bedroom or kitchen.  The AV61 series boasts a contemporary black gloss finish, with narrow bezels and new slim speakers. The stylish design hides a wealth of technology, including 3 x HDMI™ slots, a PC Input connection and powerful audio performance from the integrated stereo speaker and at this price is a steal!

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10. Sonos BU250 Bundle – Zoneplayer 90 & 120 Controller [£799.99]

Our Sonos review is still one of our most popluar articles of all time.  The Sonos wireless multi-room music system is simply the easiest way to send your digital music collection throughout your home. Listen to music from your PC on your patio, or stream unlimited music from many popular music services such as Rhapsody, Internet radio, and more. To start playing music, just grab the full-colour wireless Controller and simply pick a room, pick a song and hit play.



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