Christmas Gift Guide 2016: 10 gift ideas for Android fans

Google Chromecast 2 (RM199)

Chromecast is a portal to your Android/iOS and PC devices which simply plugs into your TV’s HDMI socket (drawing power via USB) and lets you beam Netflix, YouTube, Play Store videos and more, straight to the big screen. Slip it in your bag and enjoy your movies at whichever long-lost relative's house you happen to end up at on Christmas day.

Buy the Google Chromecast 2 here

Pocket Tripod (from US$19)

Fed up of your friend posting wonky photographs on Instagram? Do them a favour and buy a Pocket Tripod. No longer will they have to carry a huge three-legged stand over their shoulder in order to get a steady video.

Offering wall-top stability for almost any phone, the Pocket Tripod can slot deftly into a wallet for go-anywhere blur avoidance.

Buy the Pocket Tripod here

Soundmagic E80C In-Ear Isolating Earphones (RM299)

Want the best bang-for-buck in-ears going? Look no further.

Soundmagic's E80Cs bring studio quality sounds to your sitting room - or, really, wherever you want to take them. Aside from sounding superb and looking rather fine, they're also helpfully functional: a 3-button remote compatible with both Android and Apple devices makes them no dumb plug-ins.

Buy the Soundmagic E80C In-Ear Isolating Earphones here

Philips Hue bulb (RM220)

Yes, RM220 for a lightbulb is shocking, but this isn’t just any bulb.

The Hue is a smart bulb. No, it can't do the kids' maths homework, but it will light the room as they do. You can also change its colour remotely via a free app from across the globe.

In fact, you can dim the lights remotely to set the mood (you classy devil you) or set them to turn on in the morning and wake up in style. All that and they’re 80% more efficient than traditional bulbs too.

Buy the Philips Hue bulb here

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