Looking for a great tech gift? With a budget of 200 euros, we begin to be spoiled for choice. These are our suggestions that should appeal to all technology enthusiasts.
Are you looking to give a tech gift to a close geek for a birthday or a party like Mother’s Day and you have a rather comfortable budget? You are in the right place. Here you will find our gift ideas for 200 euros or less. With this relatively large sum, you will be able to find very good technological products, whether it is headphones, a console or even gadgets and even smartphones. Here are our suggestions.
Nintendo Switch Lite: a gift that will necessarily please
The Switch Lite is the unmissable console for less than 200 euros. Little sister of the first Nintendo Switch of the name, released in March 2018, it works with the same games and offers the same performance. However, it can only be used in ” portable “.
It is thus sold without a dock and without detachable controllers, which is what lowers its price. With that, you can only make one happy. Remember to take a game with it. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildremains a must, but our favorite of the year is unequivocally Disco Elysium: The Final Cut.
Lilo Connect: the vegetable garden for the whole year
The French brand Prêt à Pousser offers with this Lilo Connect a connected vegetable garden to be used throughout the year. The product consists of three containers in which you can put the seeds for the desired plants, for example aromatics.
Once the plants are established, you only have to change the water in each pot every two weeks. The connected vegetable garden offers an LED display to recreate ideal conditions with these seeds. Similarly, a dedicated application exists to accompany you on a daily basis. Once the plants mature, all you have to do is pick them.
If you want to grow new things, it is possible to order refill capsules sold in sets of 4 at a price of 23.80 euros.
Kindle Paperwhite 2021: reading this winter… and this summer
Kindle season is more like summer for reading on the beach. But reading by the fire isn’t bad either. The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon’s mid-range e-reader and this new version benefits from both a larger screen (6.8 inches) and adjustable lighting. Other advancements include a switch to USB-C and better battery life. We obviously keep the seal for reading in the bathtub or at the edge of the swimming pool.
For those who are allergic to Amazon or who are simply looking for a more open reader, the Kobo Libra 2 offers similar services, but at a slightly higher price.
Jabra Elite 85T: very good headphones true-wireless
Bluetooth wireless headphones are legion, but the Jabra Elite 85T stand out for their excellent quality. In addition to the fact that they are particularly compact, these headphones shine with their comfort. They are also just plain good at everything. Their audio rendering is warm and with good dynamics.
The active noise canceling is one of the most effective we’ve tried, particularly brilliant for ambient noise like a train or plane. Their autonomy is also impressive, with nearly six hours on a charge.
Remarkably balanced, the Jabra Elite 85T remain a year after their release one of our favorites in audio.
JBL Live 660 NC: great sound for everyone
If we often focus on the most high-end headphones from Sony or Bose, that does not mean that less expensive references are far from devoid of interest. Example with this JBL Live 660NC headset. Rather pretty and available in a wide choice of colors, it is also compact and foldable, which makes it easy to transport.
We also appreciate its very good stereo image. Giving pride of place to the bass, the sound reproduction is nonetheless very warm and pleasant. Active noise reduction will not come to revolutionize the market, but it attenuates ambient noise well. A 40-hour battery life tops it all off, with fast charging that recovers 4 hours of listening time in 10 minutes of charging.
We tell you more in our test of the JBL Live 660NC.
Sonos Roam: a portable speaker at the top
Best known for its productsmulti-room, Sonos offers with its Roam a compact speaker, but rich in possibilities. First observation: it is well finished and above all waterproof, its IP67 certification allowing it to remain submerged for 30 minutes. This should avoid drama when listening to music by the pool.
It offers a balanced sound that surprises with its power. Among its strengths, there is also a charge that is carried out both by USB-C and wirelessly with any QI charger. It also lasts about 9 hours on a charge. In addition to the very classic Bluetooth it is able to work in Wifi with the Sonos app, for the people of the Apple team the AirPlay2 is also in the game.
Particularly versatile and able to survive the worst outrages, this Sonos Roam is a real success that will please the foot of the tree.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11: the best smartphone under 200 euros
You want to offer a phone under the 200 euros mark. Within our dedicated selection, you will find the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11. This is our recommendation for obtaining a quality product at a lower cost.
Among the strengths of this model, you can first rely on a very nice 6.43-inch OLED touch screen with all the functions available. It offers a definition in Full HD + but above all a refresh at 90 Hz perfect to always have a fluid screen. For less than 200 euros, you have the best services available.
The other advantage of the phone is its autonomy. With its 5000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 11 offers two days of use. With its 33 W load, the recharge is done in 1 h 15. Do not believe that the phone is weak since its animation will allow you to run any available software.
If you want to know more before your purchase, we recommend that you read our test.
The ViewSonic M1 Mini: pocket video
Tech sometimes offers us good deals for less than 200 euros. In this case, with the ViewSonic M1 Mini you will find a mobile projector in pocket format. The product is distinguished first by several colors and a rather marginal design.
In terms of connectors, you are entitled to a microUSB power port and a USB port to connect peripherals such as TV boxes or USB keys. Rounding out the package is an HDMI port for next-gen consoles. It offers a maximum autonomy of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The image delivered by the projector is of good quality, as is the sound built by JBL. For Mother’s Day, it’s a good investment idea.
Withings Steel HR: the connected watch for people who don’t like connected watches
Dad would like a connected watch, but he refuses to show up with a screen on his wrist? There are solutions like this Withings Steel HR. Unlike the majority of its competitors, it adopts a design much closer to that of a classic watch. Only a small display betrays its capabilities. The latter displays important information such as the heart rate or the number of steps and will turn off after about twenty seconds when not used.
The watch includes a continuous measurement heart rate monitor and as always with Withings we are entitled to a device capable of monitoring many physical activities (around thirty here). Sleep monitoring is also included and all the important information is grouped together in the very complete Health Mate app.
Complete and discreet, this Withing Steel HR will be perfect for those who want to combine elegance and cutting-edge technology.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
For fans of paper photography, the Instax Mini 90 is a great way to get started with instant prints. Beyond a deliciously retro look, it leaves much more control to the photographer than its competitors. We also appreciate the presence of a rechargeable battery rather than batteries.
In terms of print quality, Fujifilm continues to lead the way with its Instax. The image is detailed and the colors relatively accurate, which is far from the case with all instant cameras.
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