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Gift Guides

  • Don’t buy these games for Christmas, no matter how cheap

    I know the temptation is great. I really do. Your kid or friend wants a video game for Christmas but you have a million people to buy for and you really can't afford to buy them that R1000 game. Believe me, I feel your pain. But I promise you, they will hate you more if you get them a crap game. Rather give them a gift card or money towards the game they want, than buy them any of the games on this list. 1, 2 Switch The worst part about 1, 2 Switch, is that it's being sold as a standalone...

  • 7 digital Christmas vouchers for the tech-lover in your life

    There are loads of great gift ideas around for the festive season, but vouchers tend to be the safest fallback option if you just don't know what to get. And there are plenty of vouchers for digital services, so we pick a few vouchers you should keep in mind. Google Play Store Available from the likes of Pick N Pay, Checkers and Incredible Connection, Google Play vouchers allow Android owners to purchase digital goods and services from Google Play. These digital goods/services include the Google Play Music All-Access streaming service (for R60 a month), music purchases, game/app purchases and movie purchases/rentals. The Google Play Store...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for kids

    'Tis the season for family, for goodwill, and to be spending crap loads of money on stuff for your kids. Let's not lie, that's the reality. We're here to help you spend that bonus however, by advising you on what gadgets are likely to be on your tech savvy kids Christmas list. Don't worry if you feel your kids are a hell of a lot more advanced than you on the tech front however. I mean, they probably are, but you're not alone - there are plenty of people out there whose kids are rolling their eyes at their...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the swanky boardroom professional

    It’s that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn’t have to be. We’re faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the swanky boardroom professional in your life. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Price: From US$499 COMPETITION: Lenovo has given us an Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10 to give away to one lucky reader.  Simply share this post on Twitter including the hashtag...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the design-obsessed

    It's that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn't have to be. We're faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don't worry, we're here to help. Below you'll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the design-conscious human in your life. Canvas by Goodmans Price: £29.99 Available in copper, ruby, steel or a slate finish, Canvas suits a lot of rooms in any house. A good thing too because this DAB digital and FM radio is built to be...

  • Gearburn’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015: the best tech gifts under R500

    Christmas shopping is a torrid chore, but it doesn't have to be, especially if you happen to read Gearburn regularly. Our staff have put their brilliant collective minds together to bring you a list of devices for those looking for techy gifts at convenient price points. Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2015. If you're looking for gifts under R150, check out our dedicated list here. If your budget is a little bit more than R500, stay tuned for an upcoming piece. Below you'll find a simple smorgasbord of devices within the R500 range that could easily be purchased with a...

  • Gearburn’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015: the best tech gifts under R150

    Christmas shopping is a torrid chore, but it doesn't have to be, especially if you happen to read Gearburn regularly. Our staff have put their brilliant collective minds together to bring you a list of devices for those looking for techy gifts at convenient price points. Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2015. This is the first of four articles leading up to the mad holiday rush, and in this piece, we'll look at gifts below R150. Sure, these gifts might seem a bit boring, or soulless, but these will come to the aid of the techy in your life...

  • 5 awesome alternative gift ideas for Mothers Day

    It's that time of the year when we honor our mothers by showering them with gifts and showing them our appreciation for all the things they do for us all year long. It's the least we could do. We know that buying a card and a teddy bear in a teacup is probably the cutest thing you could do for her, but why don't you surprise her with something a little different? Perhaps, something that suits the 21st century lifestyle we all know and love? I'm talking about something with buttons and cool electronic circuit boards. Interested? Good. Below is a list...

  • 6 awesome and cheap last minute gifts for the technophile in your life

    Oh no, just look at the date. You've left it a little late again, haven't you? That might as well be me soliloquizing in the mirror. It's not a fun prospect: hunting for a Christmas gift through the jungle that is the local mall, or scrolling pages upon pages just to find that one great deal that won't empty and burn your credit card. All the gifts mentioned below are under R300. This Christmas gift shopping thing isn't easy, but we're here to help. Below are a list of simple but awesome little last minute Christmas gifts for those in your life...

  • Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    It's that time of year again. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those receiving gifts) the Holiday Season comes with its own set of headaches and charms. One of the latter is definitely not gift shopping. So, to help you out on your quest, we here at Gearburn have compiled a Christmas gift guide for you, yours and others. These products may not be for everyone, and some might not be available in your country but it's a great guide to take heed of what possible gifts are out there. We break the list down into a few categories as well, including gifts for the...