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GIFTS … FOR … GEEKS

Let’s be clear, Father Christmas definitely does exist… but you just can’t get the elves nowadays, so he’s going to need a bit of help keeping everyone happy this year. The good news is, Stuff ’s bumper gift guide is here with a sleighful of bright ideas for tech lovers of all shapes and sizes. Don’t thank us, just leave a mince pie in the usual place.

MOBILE MAVENS

Great gadgets for geeks on the go

ReMarkable Paper Tablet

AirSelfie

What’s better than taking pics of yourself? Doing it with a pocket-sized flying camera. The AirSelfie connects with your phone to take HD photos from up to 20m high with its 12MP snapper, assisted by anti-vibration tech. A dream for narcissists.

£149 / dronesdirect.co.uk

Know someone who loves taking notes? You could buy them a notepad for £2.99, but there’s something seriously cool about this 10.3in display for digital doodling. A coarse finish imitating real paper means e-book reading, writing and sketching are all fair game, along with the ability to annotate documents.

£549 / remarkable.com

STK X2

The STK X2 is a fearsome flagship phone impersonator. For less than £200 you get a 5.7in HD+ edge-to-edge display, dual rear cameras, dual sims, fingerprint scanner, 3000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

£199 / stklife.com

urBeats3

If the music lover in your life has a thing for bassy music on the move, these wired buds from Beats will give their smartphone tunes added oomph. Choose a 3.5mm jack or Apple Lightning connector and pick your fave colour.

£59 / beatsbydre.com

Apple iPad Pro

Going ‘Pro’ gives you the power to run full versions of apps such as Photoshop on your tablet. Other features making this Pro pop include USB-C connectivity to an external 5K display, and the self-attaching Apple Pencil 2.

from £769 / apple.com

Oculus Go

The Go delivers mobile VR without having to slide a compatible smartphone in the front. Instead, it connects to content via Bluetooth. It’s arguably worth the outlay just to see Dad ride a virtual rollercoaster after too much brandy. from £199 / oculus.com

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple’s newest supersize smartphone is its best yet. Yes, Android rivals make equally big handsets for less, but none that perform to the highest levels while looking so darned pretty. Hidden behind the all-encompassing 6.5in OLED display is a rapido A12 Bionic chip, improved cameras with smart HDR processing and a properly addictive depth-of-field slider for toggling festive photos. from £1099 / apple.com

PHONE ADD-ONS

4GEE Wi-Fi Mini PAYG

A cute Christmas gift for anyone desperate to stay connected, EE’s 4G mini router can accommodate 20 devices at a time for up to eight hours on a full battery charge.

£49 / shop.ee.co.ukr

GP PowerBank

The archetypal stocking filler for gadget lovers, powerbanks tend to be in demand over the festive period. GP’s version has a capacity of 5000mAh – more than enough for a full charge.

£20 / gpbatteries.com

Crayon Digital Pencil

2 is, the £119 price tag most definitely isn’t. Logitech’s pixel-precise digital pencil works with any app that supports Apple’s stylus.

£65 / logitech.com

Ted Baker ConnecTed

Slip some designer bling into their stocking with Ted Baker’s cases, chargers, car mounts and cables, thanks to a tie-up with accessories firm Proporta. from £20 / proporta.co.uk

Mous Clarity

Mous’s Airoshock technology used to be restricted to opaque designs, but the phone case specialist has found a way of making a fully transparent, scratch-resistant version for showing off fancy handsets.

£33 / mous.co

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