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The Tech Gifts Every Gamer Wants For Christmas

January 8th, 2021 by Marc Comments

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas and with many of us spending time indoors over this festive period, it’s the ideal time to be a gamer! 

With new console launches, great gadgets and exciting games, it really couldn’t be a better time to be a gamer and below you’ll find our top tech gifts to get your hands on this Christmas…

PlayStation 5

Of course, what better place to start than the PlayStation 5. It’s received rave reviews and is the must have item this year for any gamer. 

Such has been the demand for the console that people are bidding thousands for them online as Sony CEO Jim Ryan says everything has been sold. It’s actual cost is around the £450 mark, and the performance really is a game-changer when it comes to console gaming.

However, you better hope your loved ones have already purchased one, as there is unlikely to be a restock in time for it to be nestled under the Christmas tree in a few weeks time.

iPhone 12

If you’re more of a casual gamer who likes to play games via mobile, then the next gen iPhone should be at the very top of the Christmas list. With bingo for mobile becoming more popular, along with puzzle games too, then this handset is ideal, particularly in the case of the former.

That’s because not only in terms of performance is it excellent, but the likes of Apple Pay and increased security measures makes gaming as safe and secure as any desktop device, all while being able to play on the go.

As well as being ideal for gaming, the iPhone 12 has 5G making the connection and gaming smoother and faster than ever, as well as a range of cameras that are better and sharper than ever before. It’s Apple’s best effort yet and another that’s a game changer in the gaming world.

Electric Scooter

If you’re less about playing the likes of bingo and Angry Birds on your way into work or on the sofa of an evening and wish to get a bit more active, then the thrill of an electric scooter maybe for you.

The HOVER-1 Alpha is one of the best out there. Priced at around the £400 mark, the scooter is fully foldable and can hit 15.5mph with a 12 mile rance. There’s also in-built speakers for music on the go, and it’s a great option for ditching the public transport and getting into work in your own time, and most importantly, in your own space.

However, people in the UK should be aware that electric scooters are currently illegal but the government is in the process of making them road legal by Spring 2022

Real Mario Kart!

For the retro gaming fans and anyone who already owns a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, then Mario Kart Live Home Circut really is a must.

Think Scalextric with your Nintendo as the controller. You have to race Mario and the other characters around a track, with the game allowing you to drive in the real world, with the karts also having a camera so you can view at POV level.

It’s an innovative piece of kit from Nintendo that is fun for all the family, and will set you back around the £100 mark.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….