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With Christmas fast approaching and lists being made by all, we don’t always want to traipse around the shops in search of the perfect present for everyone, personally, I am an armchair shopper and being claustrophobic at times I really hate the crowds in the stores after mid-November.
I far prefer staying inside in the warm with a mug of hot chocolate, Christmas movies playing and more often than not snuggling under a blanket in my PJ’s while surfing the net for gifts for the family. There is no need to find a babysitter to have the kids so they don’t see their presents this way and no “I want that one” if I had to drag them shopping with me.
As far as I am concerned online shopping is a win and the only way I do it now.
Today I am sharing with you my favourite Tech items available from Amazon – my default shopping centre of choice
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – £49.99 Available in yellow, red, blue and black
- Thinner, lighter, with longer battery life and an improved display.
- 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
- Just ask Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather and more.
- Ask Alexa to call, send messages or make video calls to family and friends with a compatible Fire tablet, supported Echo device, or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Prime Video, Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, TuneIn, Instagram and more.
- Prime members get access to over a thousand books and magazines, more than two million songs, thousands of movies and TV shows and secure photo storage – at no additional cost.
- Watch downloaded videos offline anywhere with a Prime membership or Netflix subscription.
All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet | Hands-Free with Alexa – £79.99 Available in black, blue, red and yellow
- Up to 10 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and Dolby Audio. Twice as durable as the iPad Mini 4.
- 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 400 GB of expandable storage
- Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more just ask
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games including Netflix, Facebook, Spotify and more. Say “Alexa, find The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Alexa, show me my books” or “Alexa, launch Candy Crush Saga” to access the entertainment you love.
- With Show Mode, you can transform your tablet into a full-screen Alexa experience optimised for visibility across the room. Just ask Alexa to show trending news, timers and alarms, film showtimes, weather and more.
- Use hands-free to call and send messages to your Alexa contacts or make video calls to family and friends with a compatible Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
- Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs and thousands of movies and TV episodes, at no additional cost
- Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership or Netflix subscription, at no additional cost
All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet – RRP £199.99, currently on offer for £159.99 – Available in blue or pink
- Up to £80 in savings on a 32 GB Fire HD 10 tablet, 1 year of Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited, and a Kid-Proof Case. Plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee.
- Not a toy, but a full-featured Fire HD 10 tablet with a brilliant 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), 32 GB internal storage, and up to 10 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
- One year of Fire for Kids Unlimited gives your kids access to more than 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, and many more. After one year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just £1.99 per month. You may cancel at any time.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
- Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi – perfect for watching Full HD video, playing games, reading books, and streaming content seamlessly.
- Add even more content to your child’s profile in Fire for Kids to give them selected access to apps in your personal library, such as Netflix, and Minecraft.
- Flexible parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals that can be managed through your child’s device, or remotely from Amazon Parent Dashboard.
- Amazon Parent Dashboard with Discussion Cards lets parents discover the titles their kids
Voice-controlled speakers: Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Stream songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others through the improved speaker for richer and louder sound – there are lots of models available depending on your household needs.
Combine with other smart technology to turn your home into a smart home.
All-New Echo Dot – £49.99 – Available in 3 colours
All-New Echo Plus – comes with smart bulb too – £139.99 – Available in 3 colours
All-New Echo Show, comes with smart bulb – £219.99 – Available in 2 colours – watch shows and movies on the 10″ HD screen
Echo Stereo System – £239.97 – Available in 4 colours – 2 Amazon Echo and an Echo Sub
Echo Sub – £119.99 – Needs an Echo to operate
Echo 2nd generation – £89.99 – Available in 4 colours
This is currently on Harry’s Christmas list – he does get very cross when we point out that he can’t actually read properly yet so he is trying really hard to improve so he can have one. I have to admit, the new Paperwhite is also on my Christmas list so I do hope Santa takes note as I have been very good this year.
All-New waterproof Kindle Paperwhite – £119.99
- All-new Kindle Paperwhite – Now waterproof and twice the storage.
- Now waterproof (IPX8), so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool or in the bath.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics and audiobooks.
- Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- The built-in adjustable light lets you read indoors and outdoors, day and night.
- Low prices and massive selection: over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
Waterproof Graphite Kindle Oasis – £229.99
- Now available in stylish Gold and Graphite colour options.
- Our largest, highest resolution display-7″ and 300 ppi, reads like printed paper, without glare, even in bright sunlight.
- The first waterproof Kindle (IPX8), so you are free to read in even more places.
- Now with Audible you have access to over 200,000 audio titles. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
- Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page-turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
- Keep reading-a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, newspapers and audiobooks.
- Massive selection, low prices-over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
- Prime members read for free with unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand titles.
Both my children have these in their bedrooms as we have no working areals in the house and also we don’t actually watch live TV here – I got too fed up with the adverts and their “I want” and “can I have”, and of course I hate sitting through the adverts myself.
Instead we watch Nexflix, Stream films, watch YouTube, Disney Life and more. They just plug into the HDMI port of the TV.