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Looking for budget tech gifts this holiday season?

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LASER, an Australian consumer electronics success story, has launched a series of affordable consumer tech products for the holiday season.

LASER’s Christmas range features everything from tech for pets to drones and smart home and budget priced entertainment products.

Consumers can find innovative and affordable technology across the board, says Chris Lau, Managing Director, LASER Corporation.  

Established in 1987 LASER started out in a Sydney garage, importing and selling 5.25” floppy disks and storage cases.

The company is now one of Australia’s fastest growing consumer IT and consumer electronics solutions providers offering more than 500 spans more than 13 products.

This year’s Christmas gift range includes:

Tech4Pets

LASER’s Tech4Pets range gives pet-loving consumers a way to stay connected with their pet, no matter where they are.

Gift ideas:

Pet Tracking Collar – RRP $199

Using GPS and 4G connectivity, you can track your cat or dog through the app (compatible with Android and iOS) via phone or tablet. Allowing you to set up a geofence or boundary, it will notify you through the app when your pet steps out of the area. In the instance your pet gets lost, the button on the tracker allows strangers to send an alert to the owner if they think the pet is lost.

Pet Activity Monitor – RRP $99, Pet Stock

A small device that you can attach to your pet’s collar, the Tech4Pets Pet Activity monitor allows you to keep an eye on your furry friend’s overall health. A nifty little attachment, it monitors activity levels, quality of sleep, distance travelled, calories burned and more! Suitable for pets of all sizes, it is also water resistant, so you don’t need to worry about water of food splashes.

IP Camera Feeder – RRP $399, Pet Stock

With IP Camera Feeder you can control your pet’s meal portions and keep on top of a regular meal schedule. You can schedule your pet’s meals ahead of time, the automatic food dispenser ensures your pet always gets fed just the right amount and right on schedule. Complete with a pet camera, you can keep an eye on your cat or dog remotely through a video and voice feed. With a cat toy attachment, it can also entertain your pet while you’re away from home.

Water Fountain Feeder – RRP $99, Pet Stock

A sleek and intelligent water bowl for your pet, the Tech4Pets Water Fountain Feeder senses your pet’s presence and supplies fresh water for your cat or dog. Doubling as a water filter, the mesh captures any pet hair or debris while the activated carbon and ion-exchange-resin removes bad tastes and screens heavy metals.

LASER Smart Home 

LASER’s Smart Home products can integrate with existing Google and Amazon Alexa products or be used as standalone products, controlled via the LASER Smart Home app (Android/iOS).

This range includes:

LASER Smart Home Starter Kit – RRP $69.95 (CH-SKIT02), Big W

An innovative Smart Plug plugs into a regular wall output and makes it easy to control home electronics, such as an electric heater, coffee machine or hair straightener, while the clever Light Bulb can be switched on/off or dimmed using the free LASER Smart Home App (iOS/Android) on any smart device. Compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, users can control their home electronics via voice command.

LASER Smart Home Connected Plus+ Kit – RRP $249.95 (CH-CPLUS07), Big W

A completely DIY system that features simple plug-and-play set up, this kit is perfect for the home owner looking to integrate home automation into all aspects of home living. Whether it is controlling your electric heater to pre-heat the living room before you get home during winter or integrating a security camera and motion sensor system, so you can keep an eye on your house at all times – the LASER Smart Home Connected Plus+ Kit offers this and more within a price-value package.

Other gift ideas include:

LASER Glitter Lightning Cable for iPhone, iPad – RRP $15, Big W

These funky Lightning cables for iPhone/iPad are sure to be a crowd pleaser on Christmas morning. With a 2m cable, you can both charge your device via plugging into a USB wall charger and transfer data (photo, files, music) to a PC/laptop.

LASER QI Charging Alarm Clock – RRP $129.95, JB Hi-Fi

A wireless charger, alarm clock and Bluetooth speaker in one, Laser’s Qi Wireless Charging Alarm Clock is the ultimate multi-use gadget. Compatible with the latest wireless charging enabled devices, including the new iPhone, Samsung and Google devices, consumers simply place their device on the top of the alarm clock for worry-free charging, with an indicator light showing a full charge. Users can connect their device to the alarm clock via Bluetooth, NFC or AUX to stream music and once connected, can make and answer calls through the unit’s speaker, all while the phone remains charging wirelessly.

LASER 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player – RRP $249.95

Offering High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4K UHD resolution, this 4K UHD Blu-Ray player is great value.  The unit allows you to upscale lower res formats, and play DVD and Blu Ray region free.

Navig8r Air-20 Wi-Fi Drone – RRP $99.95, Big W

This compact UAV features Wi-Fi Connectivity and appl control for first person view. The  Air-20 is easy to take-off and land, with altitude hold so you can capture the view at a stand-still. Voice commands and easy trace features make it simple to follow the flight plan and the 360-degree flips and tricks features make this a fun gift to open on Christmas day. The 430xd480 camera resolutions will deliver fantastic footage.

Safety first

Navig8r GPS X 616 Crash – RRP $99.95, Harvey Norman

Navig8r has integrated GPS into its mid-range 616 Crash Camera. Offering drivers the opportunity to show irrefutable evidence of location, time, date, heading and speed along with the video footage, the 616 GPS tracking feature at a segment leading price point, makes it one of the best value crash cameras on the market. Boasting wide angle view of 140° and 1080p Full HD, drivers can review their trips using the included PC software to review location, speed, time of day and other information, a must-have feature for insurance claims.

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