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Dave Pinwell's hi-tech Christmas gift ideas

JUST five shopping weekends left before the big day, here are some gadgets, readily found on Google, to wrap for a seasonal stocking.

JUST five shopping weekends left before the big day, here are some gadgets, readily found on Google, to wrap for a seasonal stocking.

At around £20, the much lauded Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo is a stick with a stylus for drawing on tablet and phone screens up one end and a traditional pen at the other.

For the scribbler who is equally at home on screen or paper, this is surely a ‘must have’, especially as it has been so widely praised for its sleek design and accuracy of drawing, not to mention how comfortable it is to hold.

To spend a few extra pounds to help someone special lose a few extra pounds, there is a smart and eye catching hi-tech bracelet from Nike, the Fuel Band.

Most of the time, it sits on the wrist like a pleasing, matt black, rounded bangle.

But it monitors every step you take and move you make.

When the time comes to report on daily exercise and activity, an LED display bursts into life to reveal calories burned.

It also updates Apps on computers or phones via USB and Bluetooth to maintain daily achievement records.

It may be expensive at £120 or more, but this outlay can motivate.

For a couch potato, however, and much less expensive, at a mere £16.50 from Amazon, surely a gift to please might be the new Remote Control Pillow.

Especially for those who can never find the channel flicker within reach, this special plain brown cushion not only enhances sofa or bedroom comfort but has a set of big built-in buttons compatible with almost all TVs and disc players.

 

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