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The top five coolest tech gadgets this Christmas

The top five coolest tech gadgets this Christmas

2016 has seen some of the world's largest tech giants launch a host of innovative gadgets which aim to provide truly ground-breaking experiences. Teens and young people have long been at the forefront of rapid technology adoption, however mature adults and the older generation have increasingly become tech savvy, both at work and at home.

From wearable accessories to artificial intelligence products, Wesleyan Bank has selected five of the latest technology releases which could revolutionise our lives.


HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are set to take gaming to a new previously unimaginable level.

The HTC Vive removes you from the real world in order to experience awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds in fantastical games which have endless possibilities. The front-facing camera features high-precision motion tracking and eye relief tuning for a truly immersive and captivating experience.

MacBook-proMacBook Pro

Apple's latest release elevates the notebook to a whole new level of performance and portability with up to 130% faster graphics. The powerful MacBook Pro features new Touch Bar functionality so that applications can be  instantly accessed with just a press of the thumb.

The device also seamlessly adjusts system controls such as volume and brightness as you browse through content and includes intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text.

UBtech-alpha-1s-robotUBTech Alpha 1S Humanoid Robot 

Programmable and interactive, the world's first humanoid robot has been designed for family living. Engineered with a flexible servo-joint functionality, Alpha 1S can be operated from a user-friendly app and has a range of applications, including education, entertainment, household, commerce and media.

Featuring editing software for 3D virtual actions, the Alpha 1S moves just like a human and can be configured to sing, dance and play to your heart's content.

X9-lithium-golf-trolleyStewart X9 Lithium Golf Trolley

Containing the latest Bluetooth technology, the X9 is an electronic trolley which acts as your very own caddy.

The portable handset sends signals to the trolley so that it literally follows you as you walk around the golf course for, leaving you to concentrate on your game instead of having to lug around a heavy set of clubs.

Sasaki-10-series-massage-chairSasaki 10 Series 5D Supreme Massage Chair

The Sasaki 10 has the technological capabilities to provide you with relaxing full-body massage after a long day at work.

Bluetooth connectivity enables you to control the chair from your smart device where you can select from an extensive range of massage options, such as head, neck and back which can be seamlessly adjusted based on your body's preferences. The chair is also equipped with vibration and a heating function to relax your muscles.

While it can be tempting to get your hands on the very latest tech innovations, it's important to consider whether you can justify the investment and if you really need it. If you decide to take out a loan to pay for your gadget, always be mindful of tempting offers and check the small print as the lowest rate is not always the best value option.

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