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Twelve Gadgets of Christmas

December 20, 2019

It can be hard to know what to buy for the techie in your life. Thankfully, our experts have put together a list of their favourite products from this year, to make your Christmas shopping that bit easier.

Senior Consultant, Mason Paul, recommends Langogo

“A bit pricey but the really good thing is it uses multiple translation engines simultaneously in order to give a very high level of accuracy in any language and comes back with an answer in one second!”

Mark Alderton, Infrastructure and Facilities Manager, favours his new Nespresso Machine

“Simply the best gadget present I have EVER received, and I use it every day. It is affordable and brings so much pleasure to so many people. We even recycle the coffee pods so we have zero landfill waste.”

Bart Wijsmuller, our Designer, adores his wireless meat thermometer

“The ‘doneness’ of steak and other meats is defined by central internal temperature, this wireless thermometer can measure the internal temperature of your meat and ensure a perfect cook every time.”

Bart also thinks you should have a look at the Barisieur tea & coffee alarm clock

“Set your alarm and wake up to fresh coffee in bed every morning. It brews both coffee and tea. Keeps milk cool and fresh with a built-in fridge and includes a reusable stainless-steel filter (which allows oils to pass through).”

Our Business Development Manager, James Baker, thinks that Zapier is the way forward

“Easy automation for busy people. Zapier moves information between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.”

Andrew Gowlett, a Trusted Technical Advisor, suggests investing in a Nest Learning Thermostat

“Easily replaces existing heating and hot water timer with a more controllable and intelligent controller. Can detect whether there are people at home or not and adjust the temperature. Can be controlled from the Nest thermostat, app, or online.”

Andrew’s second choice is his E-bike

“Having an e-bike has allowed me to ditch the car for most days of the week, reducing my use of unsustainable resources and reducing pollution. Pedal assist technology even makes using the bike for shopping a breeze.”

Our Marketing and Communication Executive, Courtney Simpson, has had a great experience with her Bose Frames

“With these sunglasses there’s no need to stick anything in your ears, just put the sunglasses on and listen away to great quality sound. The collection features two classic silhouettes with built-in Bose speakers for an immersive audio experience unlike any other.”

GardenTags is Senior Consultant David Scott’s top recommendation

“It brings together novice growers with experienced gardeners who inspire, support and advise. You can also manage your entire plant collection so that at any time you know what’s in your garden and how to care for it with the automated care tasks.”

For Michael Bateman, Head of Bespoke Development, his favourite innovation was Meural Canvas II

“It allows you to unlock a world of art and display what’s distinctly you. You can curate and present unique artwork by style, season, time of day, or even your mood. Meural allows you to showcase the many facets of your personality from a single frame and showcase all of your best shots without being discouraged by the price of printing and framing.”

Michael also suggests the Nanoleaf Canvas

“The Nanoleaf Canvas was designed to add a dash of playful, ambient light to any room. And yes, it reacts to your touch!”

David Sangan, SME Consultant, endorses the Flash forge 3D Printer

“Flashforge Finder 3D is designed to be used at home and in classrooms. It is the first choice for 3D printing novices and educators. Beginners benefit from the slide-in build plate, assisted bed-levelling, and intuitive colour touchscreen. It’s quiet, safe and uses only non-toxic PLA, and the heated components are safely encased.”

There you have it! Something to put a smile on their face this Christmas. We hope that this has helped you find that elusive present for someone special this festive season. Merry Christmas from all of us at C5 Alliance!