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Our gift guide for connected tech

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Connected tech is a great gift to give. It gives someone the power to do more, learn more and work smarter. And it definitely beats socks or scented candles. If you need some inspiration, here’s a quick guide to great gifts that’ll get someone better connected.

Lenovo Chromebook Plus IdeaPad Flex 5i – for work, play and creativity

Shopping for someone who likes to use their laptop for work and play? This versatile Chromebook Plus could be just what they need.

With a 2x faster Intel Core i3 processor - plus double the memory and storage of a normal Chromebook* - they can power through tasks on Google Workspace or Microsoft 365**. And then, when they’re done with work, they can chill out and stream their favourite shows on the 1080p Full HD touchscreen. Plus, with built-in AI powered google apps and creative powerhouses (like Adobe Photoshop)***, they can get creative and give photo editing and movie-making a go too. And they can do it all without worrying, knowing that Chromebooks have never had a virus.,**** and will keep them going all day long with up to 10 hours of battery life.*****

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9 – power for work and play

Looking for a laptop prezzie with lots of power? The Lenovo Yoga Pro 9 is a great shout for both work and play. The13th gen Intel® Core™ i9 processor will breeze through the heftiest workloads and most complex tasks. And with the RTX 4070 GPU running the show, this a laptop that can handle gaming with ultra settings and advanced graphics, no problem at all. Whatever you take on, it'll look sweet on the mini-LED touchscreen. It's super bright, colour-accurate, and its 3.2K resolution lets every detail shine.

Lenovo Yoga Book 9i – double displays, twice the fun

Why give them one measly display when you can give them a Lenovo Yoga Book 9i that’s rocking dual 13.3-inch OLED screens? They’re a real treat to look at – especially when it comes to games, movies and other entertainment – and the Folio Stand makes the laptop super flexible. So they can have the screens side-by-side or on top of each other. A Bluetooth keyboard is included for proper typing tasks, and there’s also a super-precise stylus for illustrating, sketching, and drawing up plans.

Lenovo Tab P11 – entertainment for all the family

The Lenovo Tab P11 is a great tablet bursting with features that would make it a perfect all-rounder for the whole family. The 11.5-inch display is roomy enough for working in split screen mode, so it’s great for multitasking – for example, they can reply to emails while their favourite YouTube videos are playing at the same time. The 2K screen will make any show from the likes of Netflix look stunningly vibrant, and the 120 Hz refresh rate means they can enjoy smooth gaming action without any annoying lags or glitches. And with four Dolby Atmos speakers, everything sounds as good as it looks.

Asus Zenbook 14 – an all-rounder that can do the lot

The Asus Zenbook 14 is a lightweight laptop that packs a 12th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a 10-hour battery into an amazingly thin body. It’s an ultra-portable productivity machine, so perfect for someone who works on the go and needs to take a laptop on their travels. The Quad HD display is bright and vivid, the 512GB SSD has plenty of space for loads of files (it’s really speedy too), and the two Thunderbolt 4 ports can connect to just about anything. It’s a laptop than can do the lot.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Noise-Cancelling Headphones – for music lovers

Let them get lost in their favourite music with these Bose QuietComfort Ultra Noise-Cancelling Headphones, where they can choose how much of the world to let in with Quiet Mode, Aware Mode and Immersion Mode. Bose Immersive Audio gives them spatialised sound that adds depth and a sense of space to music and makes it more real - it’ll feel like someone lifting tunes from their head and dropping them into an acoustic sweet spot right in front of them. There’s also some clever tech called CustomTune that will analyse the shape of their ears and adjust the sound to make it perfect for them. Finally, the ear cushions are so plush and comfy it’ll feel like their ears are getting a cuddle.

Canon PowerShot V10 camera - for future vlogging stars

Fancy themselves as the next big YouTuber? Then get them the Canon PowerShot V10. It’s a tiny little thing and is small enough to pop in their pocket. Making it perfect for those summer trips away – capturing parties by the pool and all those must-see historical sights. Plus, because there’s a built-in flip-up touchscreen, they can always make sure they’re nailing that perfect shot. Nice.

Whatever they film is going to look picture perfect as well. Hit record and it’ll capture every moment in crisp 4K resolution. So, those special memories are going to look even better than they remember.

And they won’t be struggling to get everything (or everyone) in frame either. It’s got a wide-angle 19 mm lens. And that means they’ll be able to fit themselves and the rest of the gang in without any hassle. They can leave the selfie stick at home!

Philips Essential air fryer - for the master chefs

If they’re a proper foodie, you can’t go wrong with the Phillips Essential Air Fryer. With the NutriU App, they’ll be able to mix up those midweek meals and find a new favourite. With custom recommendations and hundreds of recipes to try out, it’ll be like having their own personal chef.

And because the app links to the air fryer, they’ll have step-by-step instructions to help them whip up some tasty dishes. Just send the recipe to the air fryer, and it’ll do the rest – and tell them when it’s ready to eat! After all, the same dinners night after night can get stale real fast…

If they’re cooking for the kids and the rest of the family, it’ll make light work of that too. It’s got a whopping XL design, meaning they can cook up a storm and make up to 5 portions at once. And when they’re done, it’s dishwasher safe, so they can pop it in the dishwasher and save themselves the washing up. Bliss.

Tech now, pay later!

You can buy now, pay later with a flexible credit account. With flexible credit we make spreading the cost of your tech easy to manage. 24.9% APR representative (variable). And you can choose the term that suits your monthly budget, from 12 to 36 months.

You can apply for a Your Plan credit account in-store or online at any time, then buy the tech you want. You’ll be able to view and manage your account online, and use it to buy more tech in future.

* When compared to UK top selling Chromebooks (GfK sales data: 07.22 - 12.22)

** Additional functionality available with a Microsoft 365® subscription. Microsoft, Excel and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

*** Subscription required.

**** As of November 2023, there has been no evidence of any documented, successful virus attack on ChromeOS. Data based on ChromeOS monitoring of various US and internal databases.

***** Battery life may vary based on device, upon usage and other conditions.

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