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Tech the Halls: The best gadgets for your Christmas stocking

At Zzoomm we’ve had a word with the big man (Santa that is) and asked him for his top picks of techy gadgets to suit all budgets, so you can ‘Tech the Halls’ with a little help from Zzoomm’s gigafast broadband.

To get the most out of these, or any other, smart devices this Christmas you are going to need a fast internet connection that is available throughout your home, all of the time. That is where Zzoomm comes in to turbocharge your techy Christmas presents!

Zzoomm Full Fibre means that fibre-optic cables reach all the way into your home from our dedicated Zzoomm cabinets, not just to that green cabinet down the street (which is what Fibre broadband is). It’s that last bit of fibre cable (rather than old-style copper) for your home alone that gives you gigafast internet, so fast that it leaves even Santa’s sleigh in the dust!

Under £15

For a stocking present that will make them light up, why not go for the Lepro Smart Bulb? Coming in at a budget-friendly cost of under £15, the smart bulb works with both Alexa and Google Home and offers a whopping 16 million colours to choose from! You can control the lights from anywhere via the app and the lights also work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free voice control. Setting a personal timer to schedule when the lights turn off and on means that you never have to pull up to a dark house in these gloomy winter months.

Under £25

Looking for a stocking gift that will have the whole family partying right through to 1st January? Then look no further than the Govee Alexa LED Strip Lights, with 5m for under £25! Working with both Alexa and Google Assistant, you can use voice command or the Govee Home App to turn the LED strip lighting on and off, set colours, or change brightness. The built-in highly sensitive microphone can even sync with your music and dance along with the beats of the songs. A sure-fire way to get the festive party started!

Under £50

For the hard-workers and the gadget-lovers, we would recommend the Amazon Echo Dot, which is designed to make life run that bit smoother. The Amazon Echo Dot is also currently reduced in price, enabling us to put this smart gadget in the under £50 category! The 5th generation of the Echo Dot, released this year, offers up improved audio and LED display compared to previous iterations. Life is made easier with the help of Alexa, who can answer your questions, set an alarm, play your music and more. You can also control compatible smart home devices with your voice and set up routines to be triggered by indoor temperature sensors. A present which is sure to be used again and again throughout the year!

Under £100

If you’re looking to splash a little more cash, why not go for the Ring Video Doorbell by Amazon? Ideal for the security conscious, or for those who spend a lot of their time out of the house, this wireless video doorbell allows you to see, hear, and speak to anyone at your door from your phone or tablet! If you’re busy you can even save time with the Quick Replies function which enables you to respond with pre-selected messages. Pair with Alexa-enabled devices and enable announcements to receive an instant notification when anyone presses your doorbell or when motion is detected. It’s also easy to install as you simply connect your battery-powered video doorbell to your Zzoomm gigafast wifi in the Ring app and mount it to the wall using the included tools. A great addition to any smart home!

So there you have it, our top picks in techy gadgets to suit all budgets! Don’t forget that for best results, pair these with Zzoomm’s gigafast broadband to ensure the whole house stays connected and that there is one less thing to argue about this Christmas!

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