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5 blow the budget Christmas tech stocking fillers

The great British Christmas has changed a lot in recent years. Gone are the days of a new drill or top-of-the range hairdryer being enough to satisfy gadget lovers on 25 December. Would you want one of these under your tree this year?

By Ann-Marie Corvin


  1. HTC Vive VR headset, £769.99
    This high end virtual reality headset is the most expensive on the market - plus you’ll need a gaming PC, which could set you back £1000+.
  2. WowWeeCHIP the Robot Dog, £179.99
    Amazon’s tip for Christmas this year, it's set to sell out before it even hits the shelves. This trainable robo dog recognises and follows its owner, will fetch a smart ball and bring it back to them.
  3. Karalux 24K goldplated Dragon iPhone 7 with diamond encrusted logo, $4000 (£3,200) or $4,500( £3,600) for iPhone7 Plus 
    The gold plating process, provided by Vietnamese company Karalux, can take up to 8 hours and comes with the company’s signature dragon engraved on the back.
  4. Alpina Horological Smartwatch, £940
    This leather strap watch is iOS and Android compatible and boasts MotionX activity tracking and sleep monitoring. It’s available at Harrods.
  5. USB Typewriter for Your iPAD, Mac, $1270 (£1010), 
    For those who want to experience a little nostalgia with their high end tech, you can slot your iPad into an old fashioned typewriter and start tapping away.

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