Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 10 tech gift ideas under £200

15 Nov 2013

Christmas is nearly upon us, and for those of you looking to be generous this year, here's a round-up of the some of the best Christmas tech gift ideas for under £200. Hey, maybe it can just be a present to yourself. Not impressed? Check out our complete round-up of Christmas gift ideas...



Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Five Stars

Tested at £200

It's likely that tablets will feature highly on many Christmas lists this year, and the fantastic Google Nexus 7 is a very worthy iPad alternative. So much so it won our product of the year for tablets this year.


In-ear headphones

Shure SE425

Five Stars

Tested at £200

An award-winner in their own right, the Shure SE425 headphones offer a splendidly deep and immersive sound performance, as you might expect for this money. If you're after a serious pair of earbuds this Christmas, these are the best in-ears at this price level for sure.

MORE: Shure SE425 review


On-ear headphones

Grado SR80i

Five Stars

Tested at £110 – Latest Prices

If its music you've asked for this Christmas, the Grado SR80is will be a great accompaniment. If friends or partners don't mind listening to whatever you're listening to (yep, they're pretty leaky), these are a great purchase. Ideal for home listening.

MORE: Grado SR80i review


Philips Fidelio M1

Five Stars

Tested at £160 – Latest prices

Yet another award-winner to come in sub-£200, the Philips Fidelio M1 headphones are an extremely capable pair of cans and will be a great Christmas gift idea for any music aficionado.

Small enough to be portable but big enough to deliver an impressive sound.

MORE: Philips Fidelio M1 review


Stereo speakers

Q Acoustics 2020i

Five Stars

Tested at £150 – Latest prices

Substantial improvements over the original Q Acoustics 2020 speakers gained these versatile speakers an award this year and a place on our Christmas gift idea list. Capable of reproducing a variety of genres with ease, they're great value for money. 

MORE: Q Acoustics 2020i review


Digital radio

Pure Digital Evoke F4

Five Stars

Tested at £170

Pure feature once more in our Christmas gift guide with the Evoke F4. Also an award winning product this year, the sound quality, build and ease-of-use make this radio suitable for anyone of any age.

MORE: Pure Digital Evoke F4 review

Wireless speaker

Pure Digital Jongo S3

Five Stars

Tested at £170

A worthy rival to the wireless multiroom streaming crown, so long owned by Sonos. This speaker model in the Jongo range, the Pure Jongo S3, produces room-filling sound in a small form-factor. Multi-room possibilities are also affordable and will bring any Christmas party to life.

MORE: Pure Digital Jongo S3 review


HRT Microstreamer

Five Stars

Tested at £180

If it's high-quality audio from a computer or laptop your recipient is yearning for, then look no further than the Microstreamer.

An award-winner this year, the HRT serves up sounds with fine detail.

MORE: HRT Microstreamer review


Blu-ray player

Sony BDP-S790

Five Stars

Tested at £200 – Latest prices

Product of the Year for the second year in a row, this Sony is the must-have Blu-ray player at this price-point. So much more than just a disc-spinner, it's a fine way to upgrade a not-so-clever home cinema system into a fully-featured Christmas entertainment hub.

MORE: Sony BDP-S790 review


Speaker stands

Custom Design FS104 Signature

Five Stars

Tested at £200

Speakers need stands. Well, in an ideal world they really shouldn't have to settle for a sideboard (or worse).

The Custom Design FS104 stands took top honours at the awards yet again this year. Team these stands with the Q Acoustics 2020i mentioned earlier, and you'll have a great sounding system.

MORE: Custom Design FS104 Signature review


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by Max Langridge

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