The holiday shopping season is one of the most exciting times for techies. To help you navigate through the sea of deals, we’ve selected the best offers of the moment in our special holiday gift guide for tech enthusiasts.
Each year, the giants of the tech industry launch new devices and present innovative technologies. Starting with the Consumer Electronics Show and the Mobile World Congress in the first quarter of the year and ending with Apple’s annual event in September, thousands of electronic devices are being released each year: smartphones, wearables, photo and video equipment and innovative devices that bring the latest technologies at our fingertips, like the AI-enabled smart home assistants. This year brought us many groundbreaking technologies and amazing mobile devices, which you can find on Gearbest. Here are the top six devices you can get today at amazing prices.
Whoever said that facial recognition is a feature you can only get with an expensive smartphone is absolutely wrong, and definitely hasn't heard of the 6-inch "phablet" Vernee X. Featuring 6GB of RAM and 128 of internal storage, the Vernee X is the first phone to run on MediaTek's Helio P23 64-bit octa-core processor. Furthermore, the Vernee X exceeds expectations not only by bringing the latest security technology with face ID unlock, but also by featuring a total of four cameras. No, you haven't read it wrong: both main and front camera systems are dual, so you'll be able to have quite a lot of fun exploring different photography possibilities.
This is your chance to enjoy the latest mobile technology for an affordable price, with a machine that'll cater to your every need – from high performance to a pleasant, smooth design, which Vernee X definitely delivers.
Announced just three weeks ago, the latest OnePlus flagship is one of the best value smartphones of 2017. It has a high-resolution 6.01-inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, same as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, and LG V30. Despite the larger screen, the phone has roughly the same size as its predecessor because of its thin bezels and improved design. The phone has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. With a maximum clock speed of 2.45GHz and 6GB or 8GB of RAM, the device is great for gaming, video streaming and running apps that require a lot of processing power. One innovative feature of the Android-based Oxygen OS that is powering the OnePlus 5T is the support for parallel apps, a feature that comes in handy if you multiple accounts for certain apps, like Facebook, Skype or Slack, as it allows you to use such apps while being logged in with different accounts. Similar to the latest iPhone X, the OnePlus flagship features Face Unlock, an image recognition technology that allows you to unlock your screen using the front camera. However, unlike the iPhone X, the fingerprint scanner is still present on the back of the phone, since the facial recognition can’t be used as an authentication method for payments or apps. OnePlus 5T comes in two configurations, both available at a special price on Gearbest:
If are you looking for a gift for a photography enthusiast or if you are one yourself, then Huawei’s P9 Lite is an excellent, affordable choice. Although it does not feature the company’s signature dual-lens camera, the phone has a camera app with advanced manual controls and a special night mode, allowing you to shoot great photos in low-light conditions. The Pro mode of the camera app has manual ISO, exposure and white balance settings, as well as manual focus. The 13-megapixel main camera has a maximum wide aperture of f/2.0 and can shoot videos in HD. For amazing selfies, the 8-megapixel front-camera has a 27mm wide-angle lens and a beauty mode. When low-light is detected, the backlight of the 5.2-inch full HD screen is enabled. The phone is powered by an octa-core Kirin chipset, with four cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four cores clocked at 2GHz. With 16GB of internal storage and up to 128GB of external memory, you’ll have enough space for all your photos and videos.
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is an upgraded version of the popular Mavic Pro quadrocopter, renowned for its versatility. Just like its predecessor, the Mavic Pro Platinum is compact and lightweight but it’s completely redesigned, featuring the new 8331 propellers. With an improved aerodynamic design and a diagonal length of only 335mm, it’s more power-efficient and, consequently, has an increased flight time of 30 minutes. Powered by a brushless motor, the drone is significantly quieter than the previous model. It can reach a maximum speed of up to 40 miles per hour (65 kilometers per hour) and fly as high as 500 meters. With such a high maximum altitude and a high-resolution camera, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is the perfect drone for capturing amazing aerial photos and 4K videos. The camera has 12 megapixels, a maximum video recording resolution of 4096 x 2160 px at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second and gimbal with 3-axis stabilization. The gimbal, or pivoted support, will ensure high image quality even in bad weather, reducing shakiness and motion blur. The photo features include:
Another great advantage of the DJI Mavic Pro is the large control distance. With the 2.4GHz wireless remote control, you can maneuver the drone over a distance of 7 kilometers. With a powerful 3830mAh battery that charges completely in 3.5 hours, you don’t have to wait too long before going on your next flight to record unforgettable views.
A drone is a great gift for any gadget lover. Not only you can fly the skies, but also shoot amazing aerial photos and videos. The Husban H501S X4 quadrocopter drone features real-time video transmission and a high-definition camera with a resolution of 1080 px. The device has a durable brushless motor and a 6-axis gyroscope sensor that offers great control even in harsh weather, providing resistance and stability. In case you the weather gets really bad, you can safely land your drone with the press of a button, thanks to the One Key to Return function that enables the automatic flight control system. The wireless remote control supports up to 10 channels and the maximum control distance is 800 meters. Within 300m, you can enjoy high accuracy control and try out flight aerobatic maneuvers.
With an AMOLED display and a case crafted from stainless-steel, the ZenWatch 2 is not only stylish but also very durable. The touch display is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 and the watch is dust and waterproof (rated with IP67). The smartwatch runs on the latest Android Wear version, so it’s compatible with all Android smartphones, as well as iPhone devices which have iOS 9.3.1 or later versions. The Asus ZenUI and the integrated Smart Assistant offer enhanced functionalities, allowing you to respond easily to messages and emails by text or voice, thanks to the built-in microphone and speaker. The wearable comes with 4GB on internal storage, 0.5GB of RAM and a powerful 380mAh battery, which can guarantee up to three days of battery life on one charge. Asus ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes (1.63-inch or 1.45-inch) and you have the possibility to choose between black, grey and gold stainless-steel cases. The straps are interchangeable and various leather and steel models are available.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip Lite is a discrete, versatile wearable with advanced health and fitness features: heart rate and sleep monitoring, step count, and distance tracking. Using the integrated GPS+GLONASS module and the accompanying app, the device can provide separate information for outdoor and indoor exercises and detailed reports to help you track your progress. Also, the smartwatch sends you discrete activity reminders if it detects that you’ve been sedentary for a long period of time. Besides being a great companion for your workouts, the smartwatch can also help you stay connected and up to date with all the messages and notifications you get on your phone. When paired with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, it sends phone call and message reminders. The 1.28-inch screen displays all the info at a glance and it’s protected with Gorilla Glass.
Tired of getting tangled up in cables when you go out for a run? The Xiaomi wireless Bluetooth sports earbuds will make forget about the cable hassle and make your training sessions much more enjoyable. With a comfortable ear-hook and a soft, adjustable cord that holds the earbuds together, you won’t ever have to worry about dropping them, even during the most intensive workout sessions. The control buttons on the cord allow you to easily change tracks, adjust the volume, and control the microphone. The headphones have a headset function and can be paired with any smartphone via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth 4.1 technology offers a seamless connection and allows you to pair two mobile devices simultaneously. You can enjoy up to 7 hours of music on one charge and they can last for up to 11 days in standby mode. With a lightweight, waterproof design, these are the perfect headphones for audiophiles and sports fans.
For an immersive gaming experience, you need a headset with powerful surround sound. The Sades A6 gaming headset features the latest 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound technology, capable of simulating multiple sound sources. A typical 7.1 system offers eight-channel surround sound and is commonly used in home cinema. With the Sades A6 headset, a similar audio experience is created with only two 40mm drivers. This is possible thanks to the decoding chip that employs the 3D virtual speaker technology. With this technology, the sound is adapted depending on the atmosphere of the game for a truly immersive experience. The headset has a wide frequency range (20 - 20,000Hz) and a sound pressure level of 118dB. In addition to the impressive audio specs, the Sades A6 features a vibration driver and LED lights that give a unique feeling during action-intensive scenes. The ergonomic design makes the headset very comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions.
Should investors back Asian companies to win the driverless car race?
Major tech trends and highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus: First Impressions and New Features
14 Cool Tech Gifts for Valentine’s Day