The Android faithful are a passionate bunch, flying the green Google flag in the long war against iOS with dedication.
It's exhausting work calling Apple names at every iLaunch, so to reward them for their efforts in battle, we've rounded up a few Christmas gift ideas that'll warm their cockles come present-opening time. If they have a Galaxy S5, Nexus 6, LG G3, HTC One (M8) or similar, they'll be made up with these.
Harman Kardon Esquire mini - S$228
This slab of polished metal might look like a stylish mini cigar case, but it's actually a portable Bluetooth speaker. Despite its small size, it’ll blast out your tunes at surprisingly loud volumes without sounding distorted or tinny, and it feels as solid and as premium in the hands as its price tag would suggest. A rear kickstand props it up nicely for directed sound too, and it cleverly doubles up as a portable charger, letting you top up your trusty Android devices via an in-built USB port. A microphone transforms it into a conference call speaker at the press of a button, letting you switch from Iron Maiden to Ted from accounting at the press of a button.
Buy the Harman Kardon Esquire mini here
Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack - £130 (S$270)
Portable speaker, laptop, Android tablet - your pockets can't fit them all. This back-hugger packs in dedicated soft-lined laptop and tablet compartments, the latter of which is large enough to lovingly cradle your trusty 12in Android tablet. Because we all know 9.7in fruit tablets are for casuals.
Buy the Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack here
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Moga Pro Power - S$149
The Moga Pro Power is around the same size as a console controller which means it’s far more comfortable to use thank dinky rivals. A built-in clip can support your hefty Android phablet while you game, and a large internal battery can juice up your phone while you’re head-shotting bad guys in the dentist's waiting room.
Buy the Moga Pro Power here
Prolink Energiepak Xtra 12000mAh Power Bank - S$79
Infinite battery life is a myth, and it applies to both iOS and Android devices. In reality, the closest you'll get is this 12,000mAh power bank from Prolink. We're not kidding, 12,000mAh. That gives you at least three full charges for those power-hungry phablets you're carrying in your pockets. Or maybe bag if those skinny jeans disagree with the huge phablet.
Buy the Prolink Energiepak Xtra 12000mAh Power Bank at your nearest electronics retailer