Over the weeks leading up to Christmas, WiFi HiFi will be publishing a series of holiday tech gift guides, including items to suit everyone on your list. From gadgets and gizmos, to products for audio and videophiles, we have you covered.
Apple iPhone SE
Chances are, if a parent has decided that his teen or tween is old enough for a smartphone, he will gravitate toward the relatively simple an affordable iPhone SE. It has a 4" screen, A9 chip, 12MP camera, and the ability to capture 4K videos, and capture Live Photos. It's light and compact, making it ideal for young ones. And the FaceTime HD camera has Retina Flash for improved selfies. It starts at $579 off contract, or grab a good deal from your current carrier. Apple.ca
Lumee iPhone SE Case
Which case do you get? Given kids' affinity towards taking selfies, the Lumee case (Atlantia) is a neat option. Only the original model is available for the iPhone SE, but it has all of the features a pre-teen would enjoy, including LED lighting on both sides of the case to allow for better selfies. A dimmer switch controls lighting, and there's a rechargeable battery and charging cord. Plus, it's impact-resistant so you can breathe a sigh of relief that the device is protected against those inevitably drops and falls. (You might still want to get a screen protector, though - just in case!) About $50 Lumee.com
House of Marley Nesta In-Ear Headphones
House of Marley's Nesta in-ear headphones (HoMedics Canada, Hitfar Concepts) are made using zirconia ceramics and stainless steel to allow for a minimalist style. The noise-isolating design features 6mm drivers, and they come with a durable and tangle-free woven cord, three-button remote and inline microphone, and two sizes of ear gels. The ergonomic angled nozzle helps ensure comfort. Grab then in Hematite (black), gold, and white with rose gold; the stereo plug is gold-plated. And keep them protected when not in use in the recycled PET bottle stash bag - something any eco-conscious teen will appreciate. $80 Thehouseofmarley.com