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Christmas Gift Guide 2019: The best gift ideas for tech lovers

09 Dec 2019
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Does Christmas gift giving get any jollier than a pair of audio-enabled sunglasses?

From capturing beautiful drone footage, to vlogging each and every second of our travel adventures through 4K GoPro's, many of us now use a fairly high level of tech on a day-to-day basis.

Expanding your knowledge of commonly available tech products is a great way to keep up with the evolving landscape of the tech world, however choosing a gift for loved ones who are a bit more tech-savvy can be a difficult task.

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy the tech-lover in your life this Christmas (or are simply looking to spoil yourself silly), we’ve rounded up some last-minute gift inspo.

Bose Audio Sunglasses

Yes the rumours are true. We live in a world where you can digest audio through your SUNGLASSES?

But let me reassure you, Bose’s Audio Sunglasses are not just a novelty tech item, they’re a genuinely impressive audio mechanism that delivers a quality listening experience.

Two small speakers sit within the sunglass frame, just in front of your ears, with music being filtered straight to your ears through a small speaker.

As expected, because your ears are not being covered, you can still hear the ambience of the outside world when you’re listening to audio which can be a huge advantage for cyclists and pedestrians in busy areas.

Although the sunglasses won’t necessarily replace your everyday earphones, they’re a great piece of innovation that provide an awesome alternative for those who don’t want to carry headphones and are the perfect companion for the sunny summer months.

Polaroid Lab Starter Kit
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Polaroid Lab Starter Kit

For anyone obsessed with the retro look and feel of Polaroid Film, Polaroid Originals have released the perfect gadget in time for Christmas.

The nifty looking device gives you the power to turn any digital image into physical Polaroids straight from your smartphone.

The Polaroids the device prints are true to form and almost indistinguishable from a Polaroid taken with an actual Polaroid device.

The device has been a huge hit since being released in October and is currently out of stock through the Polaroid website however can be purchased through Amazon.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Since releasing in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has been selling like hotcakes and dominating the portable gaming world.

Two years into the Nintendo Switch being birthed, Nintendo has decided to mix things up, by providing a compact alternative in the form the Nintendo Switch Lite.

If you're someone who enjoys the flexibility of using the Switch through a TV, then the Switch Lite probably isn't for you, as docking is not an option here.

If you find yourself using the handheld mode more often than not, or feel the regular Switch is a bit too clunky for on-the-go gaming, then the Switch Lite is an awesome option for the gamers out there.

Apple AirPods Pro

All memes aside, Apple’s latest AirPod iteration (AirPods Pro) are a fantastic wireless headphone option.

Although on the pricier side ($399 AUD) the design improvements, overall audio quality and noise cancellation ability make them a strong contender for the best wireless buds in the market.

If you have loved ones who have been dying to jump on the AirPod bandwagon and you have a bit of extra cash to drop over the holiday period, trust us in saying they’ll appreciate you for this one.

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Sonos Move

The Sonos Moveis the first portable bluetooth Sonos speaker #Wooooo

That alone is something to get excited about as we all know how crisp Sonos sound quality is…not to mention the amazing app UI and seamless integration with your favourite music apps and home assistants.

Compared to the popular Sonos One speaker, the Move is slightly taller and more circular in shape. The speaker also feels heavier than most other portable speakers and if you’re looking for a robust portable Bluetooth speaker to take on adventures outside the house, the Sonos Move is probably not the right fit.

If you've been wanting the ability to move your Sonos speaker to your balcony, or basically anywhere else in your abode where you don’t need a full-time dedicated speaker, then the Move is a tremendous portable option.

Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation)

You’re probably familiar with what a Nest Thermostat does by know, but if you’re not, it’s a digital thermostat that regulates the temperature of your home by learning your heating and cooling habits.

Nest thermostats also use your postcode to predict the weather, allowing them to intuitively make your home cooler or warmer based on changing conditions.

The Nest Thermostat app breaks information down into simple segments you can control and view via an app so you can study heating and cooling patterns and find ways to save power. They also integrate seamlessly with the Google Smart Home ecosystem.

Simply put, the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation blurs the lines between home automation and energy efficiency, as it continues to learn your usage habits and adjusts to your lifestyle, it can help conserve energy and lower your energy bill.

Now, does helping someone save money on their power bill not sound like an amazing Christmas gift ?

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Everything coming to Stan & Netflix Australia in September 2020

26 Aug 2020

Despite warmer weather conditions creeping into the mix over the past few weeks, spending more time indoors has become the new norm for many of us, which naturally leads to a ton of content being enjoyed from the comfort of our own homes.

Thankfully Australia's two most prominent streaming services continue to deliver the goods, with Stan and Netflix once again set to debut a stack of exciting new releases this September.

Netflix's lineup is headlined by Enola Holmes. Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the mystery film stars Millie Bobby Brown and centers upon the story of the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes.

Meanwhile, Young Wallander is a new noir crime thriller that's well worth a look and follows the formative years of Swedish detective Kurt Wallander.

For those looking for a good thriller to sink your teeth into, check out Charlie Kaufman’s psychological film I’m Thinking Of Ending Things. Starring the talented duo of Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, the film brings some rather interesting themes to the table around escapism.

On the documentary front, keep an eye out for Chef’s Table: BBQ. The acclaimedseries returns for its latest iteration on September 2, delving into the smoky world of barbecue.

Oh and before we forget, did we mention all ten seasons of Friends will arrive on September 17? Bless you Netflix.

Check out the complete list of new shows and movies coming to Netflix Australia this September and get ready for another huge month of at-home streaming.

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    Netflix Australia Original TV

    • Young Wallander (3 September)
    • Away (4 September)
    • Record of Youth (7 September)
    • Get Organized with The Home Edit (9 September)
    • The Gift: Season 2 (10 September)
    • The Duchess (11 September)
    • Family Business: Season 2 (11 September)
    • Close Enough (14 September)
    • Taco Chronicles: Volume 2 (15 September)
    • Baby: Season 3 (16 September)
    • MeatEater: Season 9 (16 September)
    • Signs: Season 2 (16 September)
    • Criminal: UK: Season 2 (16 September)
    • Sing On! (16 September)
    • The Last Word (17 September)
    • Ratched (18 September)
    • American Barbecue Showdown (18 September)
    • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 4 (22 September)
    • Romance On The Menu (24 September)
    • Sneakerheads (25 September)
    • The School Nurse Files (25 September)
    • Country-Ish (25 September)
    • Whose Vote Counts, Explained (28 September)
    • Private Lives (Coming in September)

    Netflix Australia Films

    • La Partita (1 September)
    • Freaks – You’re One of Us (2 September)
    • Love, Guaranteed (3 September)
    • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (4 September)
    • Mignonnes (9 September)
    • Corazón loco (9 September)
    • The Babysitter: Killer Queen (10 September)
    • Se busca papá (11 September)
    • The Paramedic (16 September)
    • The Devil All The Time (16 September)
    • Enola Holmes (23 September)

    Netflix Australia Original Comedy

    • Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions (1 September)
    • Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre (3 September)
    • Michael McIntyre: Showman (15 September)
    • Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (29 September)

    Netflix Australia Original Documentaries

    • Chef’s Table: BBQ (2 September)
    • Bad Boy Billionaires: India (2 September)
    • My Octopus Teacher (7 September)
    • The Social Dilemma (9 September)
    • La Línea: Shadow of Narco (9 September)
    • Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (15 September)
    • Challenger: The Final Flight (16 September)
    • GIMS: On the Record (Coming Soon)
    • A Love Song for Latasha (21 September)
    • The Playbook (22 September)
    • The Chef Show: Season 2 (24 September)
    • A Perfect Crime (25 September)
    • American Murder: The Family Next Door (30 September)
    • ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep12 (Coming Soon)

    Netflix Australia Kids & Family

    • The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! (1 September)
    • True: Friendship Day (1 September)
    • Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (1 September)
    • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 (4 September)
    • StarBeam: Season 2 (8 September)
    • Julie and the Phantoms (10 September)
    • Pets United (11 September)
    • Izzy’s Koala World (15 September)
    • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (18 September)
    • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 3 (22 September)
    • Mighty Express (22 September)

    Netflix Australia Original Anime

    • The Idhun Chronicles (10 September)
    • Dragon’s Dogma (17 September)

    The Rest

    • A Star Is Born (1 September)
    • The Theory of Everything (4 September)
    • Ride Along (4 September)
    • Friends: Season 1-10 (17 September)
    • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (28 September)
    • Instant Family (28 September)

    Stan Australia - September 2020 Release Schedule

    Stan has been dropping nothing but gems in 2020, with exclusives such as Yellowstone, Better Call Saul and Billions keeping plenty of Aussies entertained throughout the winter months.


    September's lineup is looking spicy, with a spin off to the hit series Power set to premiere exclusively on Stan on September 6. Power Book II: Ghost picks up after the events of the Power season finale, as Tariq tries to deal with the aftermath of his father's death.

    Other September highlights include The Comey Rule. Based on the New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty, the two part mini-series dives into the events surrounding the 2016 American presidential election and is shaping up to be a must watch.

    Finally, before we wrap things up, if you've recently watched Tenet or are simply a fan of Robert Pattinson, you'll be stoked to hear the entire Twilight film saga will be coming to Stan on September 17.

    Check out the complete list of new content coming to Stan in September 2020 below. Happy streaming!

    September 1
    • Breathe
    • Daddy’s Home
    • Tropic Thunder
    • The Terminal
    • Mapplethorpe
    • Geordie Shore: Season 20
    September 2
    • Hey Duggee: Season 3, Set 1
    • Down Under
    • Material Girls
    September 3
    • American Pastoral
    • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    • Day And Night
    • German Angst
    September 4
    • A.P. Bio: Season 3 – Premiere
    • Cheers: Seasons 1 – 11
    • Canada’s Drag Race: Season 1, Episode 10 – Final
    • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 1, Part 2
    • Paddington
    • The House of Magic
    • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    September 5
    • Natural World: Hippos – Africa’s River Giants
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 25
    • Broken City
    September 6
    • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 2
    • P-Valley: Season 1, Episode 8 – Final
    • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 1 – Premiere
    • Below
    • The Extraordinary
    • Proxima
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 26
    September 7
    • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 12
    • Be Kind Rewind
    • Selma
    • Porn To Be Free
    September 8
    • The Daughter
    • Apocalypse Now
    September 9
    • Red Dawn
    • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
    • Rosalie Blum
    September 10
    • China’s Artful Dissident
    • Goon
    • Cutthroat Island
    • Furry Vengeance
    September 11
    • The Voices
    • New Amsterdam: Season 2
    • The Blinky Bill Movie
    • Planet 51
    September 12
    • The Biggest Little Farm
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 27
    September 13
    • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 3
    • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 2
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 28
    • Wyrmwood
    September 14
    • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 13
    • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 46
    • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 10 – Midseason Premiere
    • Everybody Loves Raymond: Seasons 1 – 9
    • The Lunchroom
    • Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
    September 15
    • Clueless
    • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    September 16
    • Mirror Mirror
    • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
    • The Aviator’s Wife
    • The Queen of Spain
    September 17
    • Catfish: Season 7
    • Twilight
    • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
    • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
    • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
    • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
    • The Host
    • Rambo: First Blood
    • Rambo: First Blood Part 2
    • Rambo III
    • Everybody Wants Some!!
    September 18
    • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 47
    • Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
    • Hummingbird
    • Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
    • Astro Boy
    • Dino Time
    • High Tension
    • God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya
    September 19
    • PEN15: Season 2, Part 1 – Premiere
    • The Impossible
    • See Spot Run
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 29
    September 20
    • Love Fraud: Season 1, Episode 4 – Final
    • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 3
    • Summer of Rockets: Season 1
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 30
    September 21
    • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 14
    • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 48
    • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 11
    • Brothers
    • The Sweeney
    • Woyzeck
    • Where the Green Ants Dream
    September 22
    • Nerve (2016)
    • U-571
    September 23
    • Charmed (2018): Seasons 1 – 2
    • Red Planet
    • An Unexpected Love
    • The Dancer
    September 24
    • Fist Fight (2017)
    • Man on a Ledge
    • Aurora
    • Just To Be Sure
    September 25
    • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 49
    • Deutschland 89: Season 1 – Premiere
    • Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds: Season 1
    • Something Borrowed
    • Maggie
    • Petra
    September 26
    • Mechanic Resurrection
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 31
    September 27
    • The Comey Rule: Parts 1 & 2 – Premiere
    • Power Book II: Ghost – Season 1, Episode 4
    • Sleepless
    • Berry Bees: Season 1 (Part 2)
    • Monster Beach: Season 1, Episode 32
    September 28
    • The Circus: Season 5, Episode 15
    • Desus & Mero: Season 2, Episode 50
    • Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Episode 12
    • St Trinians 2 – Legend of Fritton’s Gold
    • L.A. Story
    September 29
    • The Fighter
    • I Am Wrath
    • Elsa & Fred
    • 70 Big Ones
    September 30
    • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
    • Lock Up
    • Intimate Parts

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