5 Pieces of tech to hint for this Christmas

Love a gadget? Sucker for a gizmo? Don’t have anything approaching enough doofers in your uber-connected life? The Barringtons Watchwinder team know the feeling. We may specialise in luxury, low tech gadgetry, but we can’t say no to a slice of something cutting edge.

Whether you’re on the hunt for something to amp up your Christmas list or searching for a prime piece of technology the gentleman in your life will get obsessed with, there’s plenty on offer this year. From stupidly clever AI-infused gadgets, to slick looking toys and pieces of tech you never knew you desperately needed…until now.

To help you start making your shortlist, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite technology gifts for men for Christmas 2018…

1. Hero6, GoPro

GoPro Hero6If you’ve got a friend with a GoPro (there’s always one – at least), you’ll already know that these gizmos are stupidly covetable. A quick play with one of these tiny, smooth and capable cameras is enough to send the average bloke’s mind racing with possibilities, whether you’re into mountain biking, battle re-enactments or just plain love wildlife. Now the Hero6 has arrived to twist your arm even harder. It’s a big step up from the Hero5, too. Hugely impressive stabilisation, far more vivid colour and 4K video at 60fps are ready to go – and that’s just for starters.

2. Surface Book 2, Microsoft
Microsoft Surface Book 2
In the market for a new laptop this year? If you’re not a dedicated Apple man, Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the one for you this Christmas. Five times faster than the original, with a detachable tablet option, 8GB RAM, 256GB internal memory and a very swanky 1.9GHz quad-core i7 processor, this Surface Book is a bit of alright…

3. Video Doorbell Pro
Smartphone doorbell
You don’t need a fully integrated, swanky intercom system to screen who’s on your doorstep. This impressive piece of kit comes in at just over £200 and allows you to see and interact with visitors without moving an inch. Perfect for avoiding salespeople, enhancing safety and messing with your mates. Answer the door from your smartphone, tablet or desktop and enjoy a whole host of other genius features you never realised you couldn’t live without.

4. Echo Plus, Amazon
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Impressed by the original Alexa? Wait until you meet her latest incarnation. Echo Plus takes voice recognition and virtual assistant up yet another level, offering even more convenient, clever functions – and ironing out a few problems too.

5. Xbox One X
Xbox One X
Xbox is ushering in a brand new era of consoles, with the Xbox One X at its helm. Styled a little like a Playstation, this is absolutely an Xbox, with some stupidly impressive specs which will get your gaming thumbs itching with excitement. 8-core 2.3Ghz processor, 12GB DDR5 RAM, 6TFLOPS graphical horsepower and “no problemo” backward compatibility make this the kind of kit to be a very good boy for.

Which pieces of tech are on your Christmas list this year? Do you have any of our wishlist gadgets already? What do you make of them? Share your picks and reviews below.