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Top entertainment gifts for Christmas 2017

13 December 2017

We’ve put together our ultimate list of giftable cutting-edge amusement contraptions. Show your affection and impress your loved-ones with one of our top entertainment presents for Christmas 2017:

 

Streaming Media Players

These plug into your TV’s HDMI port so you can send your entertainment from your phone, tablet or computer through your Wi-Fi.

Save: Google Chromecast or Google Chromecast Ultra

Splurge: Apple TV

 

Smart TVs

These QLED & OLED TVs offer the blackest blacks and brightest colours and can connect to the internet to offer you access to a suite of video on demand applications, such as Netflix and YouTube.

LG 55" OLED TV or Samsung 55" Qled Curved TV or Sony 55" OLED TV

 

Sound bars

An easy way to upgrade from your TV’s built in speakers without investing in a surround-sound system.

Save: Sony Sound Bar with Tall Boy Speakers or LG Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

Splurge: Bose SoundTouch Sound Bar or Yamaha MusicCast Sound Bar + Wireless Subwoofer

 

Wireless WiFi Speakers

Each speaker allows you to stream music over your home WiFi.

Save: Sonos Play: 1 Wireless Multiroom Speaker

Splurge: Sonos Play: 3 Wireless Multiroom Speaker

 

Gaming Consoles

The cutting-edge technology in these gaming consoles makes for exceptionally responsive gameplay and intense graphics. You can also use the console as a blue-ray player and stream videos (e.g. Netflix/YouTube) making them a one-stop entertainment shop.

Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro

 

Augmented reality (AR) & Virtual reality (VR) Gaming - Augmented reality gaming integrates virtual graphics with the existing environment, in real time. Virtual reality gaming immerses the player in a totally new, 3D environment.

Save: Lenovo Star Wars Augmented Reality Headset

Splurge: PlayStation Virtual Reality System

 

If you are lucky enough to receive one of these delightful devices this summer, you’ll want to ensure they are protected. So here are a few tips:

  • Don’t leave your valuables in your car – not even in the glove box or under the seat! If you’ve no choice, best to leave them in the boot where they can’t be seen.
  • Don’t leave your new entertainment toys where they can fall or get wet. In our experience, most damage to devices is caused by impact and liquid.
  • Ensure these goodies can’t be seen from the outside of your home – burglars might fancy a new speaker system for Christmas too.
  • Watch out when disposing of obvious packaging from your new purchases, such as TVs and gaming consoles. Break them up and so they fit into the recycling and ensure the product image is not facing outwards.
  • If you’re going to post your new entertainment station on social media, or your upcoming trip to the bach, be mindful of your privacy settings.
  • Keep your sum insured figure of your contents policy up-to-date to reflect your new toys. Some insurers may require you to specify some high value items.
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