Gift some tech this Christmas: 7 top smartphone accessories for friends and family
Posted on December 7, 2018
2 min read
It’s the start of the festive season, with just under four weeks to go until Christmas – and that means it’s time to start thinking of some smart ideas for presents! We’ve pulled together a few suggestions that might catch your interest.
Smartwatches are our number one selling accessory for Christmas at the moment, although headphones are close behind when it comes to customer add-on favourites. Many of us already have smartphones, but sometimes we don’t dish out for the extras that we really enjoy – which makes our picks below a great choice for a tech-savvy family member or friend.
We’ve also made it easier for you to add on accessories to your mobile or home broadband plan, and take them home today while paying the cost off on a 24-month plan with no additional charges – so you don’t even need to shell out for a quality gift all at once!
Without further ado, here are a few choices you could add to your Christmas gift list for friends and family. We’ll also be sharing some of our top choices for kids and those buying their first smartphone this Christmas soon, so stay tuned.
1. A new pair of Beats headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are designed to recreate the sound that recording artists intended, delivering premium playback with fine-tuned acoustics. The latest Beats Solo3 Wireless also connect seamlessly to your iPhone with Apple’s W1 wireless chip. Available in matte black and rose gold, these Beats headphones are $396 outright, or $16.50 per month over 24 months*.
* Min cost $396 over 24 months when you add to your existing mobile or home plan.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm
Give the gift of connectivity and freedom with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch – Samsung’s new flagship smartwatch with LTE capability. As the first Australian telco to introduce cellular connectivity of the watch via Telstra One Number, Telstra connects eSIM-enabled wearables to the Telstra Mobile Network by extending a compatible Android handsets mobile number to the device, giving people the freedom to leave both their phone and wallet at home. Talk and text, maintain your health and wellness goals, and stay connected with a long-lasting battery, while making every minute of your day count with a view of your calendar.
3. Kayo sports streaming
Just in time for the summer of sport, give your sports fanatic loved one the gift of Australia’s newest sports streaming platform that offers thousands of hours of non-stop live and on-demand sporting content from the world’s best sports broadcasters across 50+ sports. As Kayo’s exclusive telco partner, we’re enabling fans to enjoy the sports they love in their own way, on Australia’s best network. Users will also enjoy our special One Bill monthly add on feature, as well as a dedicated Telstra TV app for ease and convenience.
4. A new screen protector
Your screen is your first and most important point of contact with your phone – it’s what you look at more than anything else! Because of that, it makes sense to keep it as safe as possible, and we sell screen protectors that attach securely and help protect your phone from everyday wear and tear.
5. Wireless earphones
Wireless earphones are a no-brainer if you’re buying a new smartphone and want some music on the go. There are many great options available in store and online, with most able to connect effortlessly with your compatible smartphone once synced. These EFM True Wireless earbuds are compact, but have great sound quality and plenty of battery life.
6. DJI Spark Drone + Remote Bundle
The DJI Spark Drone is a mini drone that features all of DJI’s signature technologies, including facial recognition activation and intelligent flight control options compatible with a remote control or a smart device. With an in-built GPS, advanced obstacle sensing and a camera with incredible image quality, the DJI Spark Drone empowers you to push your creative boundaries.
7. Telstra TV
Stream movies, TV shows, live sport and more, all in one place with Telstra TV. With Australia’s first integrated live TV, catch-up and on-demand search function, Telstra TV is the only device in the country with the ability to search simultaneously for specific titles across live TV, Foxtel Now, Netflix, Stan, BigPond Movies, and free-to-air catch-up TV. You can pick up a Telstra TV for $192 outright or as part of our unlimited data, unlimited entertainment home broadband bundle for $99 a month*.
*Min cost $2,475 over 24 months with standard installation.