Written by Tom Clarke • Published 17th December 2018 • 2 minute read

Are you feeling extra smug with yourself for sorting out all of your Christmas presents early? Oh wait is there someone you forgot? In a cold sweat, you frantically begin thinking what you could buy for your friend/colleague/ brother [insert here] that will not only arrive in time for Christmas but will look like you’ve put some genuine thought into their gift.

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered as we take a look at the best gadgets on the market this Christmas – you can thank us later!

Lumos smart helmet

The next generation of road safety. The clever people at Lumos have implemented gesture-recognition algorithms into their gadget. For example, if you have an Apple watch, it’ll detect which direction your hand has moved in. A signal will then instruct the arrow on the back of the helmet letting all other vehicles and riders behind you which direction you are travelling in. Your own personal indicator. Pretty cool idea, right? Don’t worry though if you don’t have an Apple smartwatch, the helmet comes with a detachable device that can clip onto your handlebar, meaning you simply click a button for you to indicate. With 10 LEDs in the front and 38 in the back, you can guarantee a much safer ride. Over six thousand people originally backed Lumos when it was featured on crowdfunding site Kickstarter back in 2015 and we can certainly see why.

Tile pro

The small Bluetooth gadget that gets you out of a jam. If the person you’re buying a last-minute present for has a habit of losing their worldly possessions, then this is the perfect gift for them. Simply clip or stick the tile to the desired item and then track your lost belongings on the accompanying app. The tile brand has been on the market for several years now, first coming to our attention back in 2013 when they managed to raise over $2.5m on an American crowdfunding site. Perhaps tile’s smartest move was creating the Activate Community Find, which gives you access to the world’s largest search party so everyone using the app within range of your lost item, can update you of its most recent location even if you aren’t in that location.

iRobot Roomba

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, this gadget does exactly that.. The iRobot Roomba is ready to lend a helping hand for all your cleaning needs. Connect the app from anywhere and let the cleaning commence! The iRobot will move around your house with ease, and guile cleaning everything in its path, meaning you come home to a clean house. Once the iRobot has finished cleaning for the scheduled period it’ll automatically zoom itself back to the plug to charge. With nine different Roomba’ and several Braava Floor Mopping gadgets available, iRobot brand is one of the fastest growing assisted cleaning brands currently on the market.

Anker PowerCore

How often do you find you’re out and your phone battery jumps from 80% down to 8% in a matter of minutes? The Anker PowerCore has enough battery to fully charge your iPhone over six times. So, whether you’re travelling around the world or just on a night out, Anker is ready to keep you and your friends’ devices fully charged.

Would you like to learn more about releasing a gadget into the UK market in the new year? Why not speak to a member of our team to find out what we could do for you, and help you achieve your long-term goals.