The Best Holiday Gifts to Please the Tech Geek in Your Life
What do you get the tech guy or gal who has everything? More tech treats, of course, that they couldn’t say no to. This season, though, finding some good tech deals is a serious undertaking especially on a time crunch—with Christmas just a few days away.
If you don’t want to play with shipping times or battle it out in-store, your best bet is to head on over to your trusty SM Malls Online app—so you can have your goodies delivered to you, stat.
Now, the best part is that our tech gift guide includes must-buy gadgets that you can purchase via a flexible installment plan (no credit card required!) courtesy of Polka PH, at half-price via our Open Box Sale, and with freebies.
It’s hard to believe that the vivo v29 5G is considered a mid-ranger when it sports a stunning AMOLED 3D curved screen at 6.78 inches, an extended battery life, quick charging options—all rounded up by a promising camera system.
Powering the v29 5G is a capable Snapdragon 778G chipset alongside 12GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. This combo lets you play the latest games available on mobile—Honkai Star Rail, Mobile Legends, and Genshin Impact.
It also carries a triple rear shooter, featuring a 50MP main lens, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP monochrome sensor that capture vivid photos in almost all lighting situations, thanks to its Aura Light 2.0 technology.
Shop the 256GB variant for P24,999 and get Techbox-exclusive freebies.
This affordable tablet with a large screen can be your go-to device for almost anything. It boasts a 10.1-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, integrated stereo speakers optimized by Harmon Kardon, a 5,100mAh battery cell, and an in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710A chipset.
RAM clocks in at 4GB, while on-board storage is at 64GB—enough for the average user. It can definitely be a starter tablet that’s more premium-feeling than any other devices within its entry-level category. Use it to watch videos, browse, scroll through social media, and read e-books.
For its price, the T10s’ audio quality is exceptional. There’s a speaker on either of its shorter sides that produces a strong bass, making playing games and multimedia a pleasant experience.
Shop at 50% off via our Open Box Sale for P6,499.50 from P12,999.
The Linux-based handheld lets you take your Steam library on the go, as it runs an impressive number of Windows games via Proton and emulates classic retro titles.
Consider the Valve Steam Deck a portable gaming PC with a seven-inch screen, powerful and a solid performer for its size. There’s added TV and monitor support as well, so you can easily connect the machine to an external display.
Inside, the Steam Deck is powered by a custom AMD processor with a quad-core, eight-thread Zen 2 CPU, 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 64GB of storage on a PCIe Gen 2 x1 m.2 SSD for the base model.
Shop at P39,995 via Polka PH’s flexible installment plan. Just pay an initial downpayment of P13,599 and P5,392 per month for six months. No credit card required!
There are a few more ‘Pro’ features this year for the iPhone 15, the latest in Apple’s standard smartphone line—and we’re here for it.
It now comes with USB-C, a faster A16 Bionic chip (carried over from the iPhone 14 Pros), and an upgraded dual camera with a 48MP main shooter + 12MP ultra-wide snapper.
The Dynamic Island has also reached this base model, improving the older notch design seen from its predecessors.
Shop at P56,990 via Polka PH’s flexible installment plan. Just pay an initial downpayment of P21,077 and P8,358 per month for six months. No credit card required!
This pair of wireless in-ears is a pretty decent choice if you’re looking for a nice balance of sound quality, noise cancellation, and battery life. The best part? The FreeBuds 4i won’t break bank.
It’s technically a slimmed down version of the Freebuds Pro—comfy, snug, and ideal for everyday music playback and podcasts. And it can be virtually paired with any device, as it can be used without a companion app. Yup, this is good news for iPhone users.
Now apart from the better soundstage and ANC functionality, the FreeBuds 3i sports exceptional battery life, with over an hour of usage even with ANC on. You can push it to last longer if you don’t use ANC and top up its battery life from 1% to 50% within 15 minutes.
Shop at 50% off via our Open Box Sale for P1,799.50 from P3,599.
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