Are you among the people that start the holiday decorations right after Thanksgiving? Or do you take your time and gradually decorate through December? In either case, the holiday season is coming close, and most of us are in a festive mood. For this month's "Gadgets of the month" we have chosen various holiday-themed gadgets and some fascinating gift ideas for our beloved ones, or for ourselves.
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DIY 3D Christmas tree from Geekcreit
This particular set from Geekcreit is the ideal gift for any gadget fan. It allows us to build the most high-tech Christmas tree we have ever seen.
We will find everything we need to build the tree in the kit. The tree is 5.3 inches tall, it requires three AA batteries, and it has 36 LEDs which flash alternately.
The value of this Geekcreit set is $4.07, and we can buy it from the international online store Banggood.
Christmas Magic Orbuculum
A crystal orb will always grab everyone's attention, either because it predicts the future or the weather, or because they display 3D designs.
The pictured orbuculum uses special LED lights and displays ten different designs. It is ideal for home or the office, for a gift or personal use, and we can buy it from Gearbest for $18.94.
3D Christmas lights
We will find various strange light fixtures in stores. However, these can create a hologram. They are made of acrylic plastic and come in multiple designs.
Among dozens of designs, we will also find a few which are perfect to decorate the house for the holidays. Some exciting suggestions are the Christmas tree, the Santa Claus, the snowman, and the bell.
These 3D lights work with batteries, power supply, or even via USB. Finally, their price depends on their size and the complexity of the design.
Drone with LEGO Santa Claus
An interesting toy for kids would be a drone, especially when it combines LEGO with Christmas.
The "Eachine E011C" has a pilot Santa Claus and Christmas music that plays during flight. If we are not a Santa Claus fan, then we can replace Santa with any other LEGO figurine we want.
Obviously, we won't buy it for its fantastic performance. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that it has multiple functions, a 5 minute flight time, and it costs only $12.99.
Smoking electric trains
Having a train circling the Christmas tree is the dream, and every kid loves trains especially if they blow realistic smoke.
We found two very different trains, in design and features. The first one has three wagons, looks a lot like a toy, plays music, doesn't smoke, and costs only $19.37.
On the other hand, we have the train above, which looks more realistic. It has four different wagons, sounds like a steam train, smokes, and costs $27.99.
DIY aluminum steam train
Since we saw two trains that are mainly for kids, let's look at a more adult-looking train. It costs a bit more since it's made of aluminum.
It consists of dozens of pieces which create a steam engine when assembled. Moreover, it has two rails 12.6 inches each.
A 500mAh battery powers the steam engine, and its final dimensions are 11.8x3x4.7 inches. Lastly, the set costs $429.99.
Snowflake laser projector
Before we dive further in the gadget world, let's see a LED lamp with a built-in design disk, which costs only $8.99.
There are several versions of this lamp, but this one allows us to project snowflakes on the wall of our house. We can also use it outdoors since it is waterproof.
Wireless Xiaomi Mi AirDots Bluetooth earbuds
More and more smartphone manufacturers choose not to add a headphone jack to their devices. So, if our smartphone doesn't have such a port, and we don't like USB-3-to-3.5mm converters, we will need to use wireless headphones.
The Xiaomi Mi AirDots are compatible with iOS and Android; they are lightweight and small in size. Their battery is 40mAh, they fully charge in one and a half hours, and they offer 4 hours of continuous operation.
With the Xiaomi Mi AirDots, we can listen to music, give voice commands to our phone, and more. The price of the Xiaomi Mi AirDots is $78.48, and we can buy them from the international online store Gearbest.
Wireless gaming controller
Nowadays we play games on our smartphone, on the computer, on a console, or even on a smart TV. That's why a wireless controller, compatible with any device that supports a wifi connection, is a gadget that we must own.
This controller is compatible with all operating systems and game consoles. Also, we can program it so we can use it on up to four different devices.
The controller costs $21.99 and comes with a 400mAh rechargeable lithium battery.
Micro SD to SATA Hard Drive Adapter
Anyone can buy an external hard drive. Also, it is effortless to convert an internal hard drive to an external one, using a special box.
What if we told you that we could convert a few micro SDs to SATA hard drives? Now we can, thanks to Maiwo's KT037B2.
The box holds up to four micro SDs, compatible with any operating system. It is made of aluminum and costs $17.99.
Xiaomi Car Charger for mobile phone with two USB ports
We all know what a power bank is and it's an essential gadget for most of us. However, we can charge our phone with it only a couple of times before having to recharge it.
For those of us with a car, we can use a car charger. It is a bit more efficient, and with the Xiaomi car charger, we can charge two devices at the same time.
It is lightweight, made of metal, supports QC 3.0 technology for fast charging, and costs $15.99.
A hairdryer is a necessary accessory for most women and increasingly more men. Especially during the holidays, in which we always attend events and want to have a good hairstyle.
With the Xiaomi SOOCAS H3S, we can dry our hair without damaging it, as the air heats up to 135°F. In addition, it has a touch button with which we can select a temperature between three different levels.
The Xiaomi SOOCAS H3S has a unique design, 1800W rated power, a nozzle to dry our hair, and we can get it for $53.77.
Motorcycle Heated Jacket
Many of us use a motorcycle as our primary vehicle. As long as the weather is good, we are not going to face any serious problems. However, during winter, things get grim mainly due to the weather.
With this jacket, we can protect ourselves from both the rain and the cold. It is made of waterproof material and has a heating mechanism in the back that works with a power bank.
We can choose between three temperature levels, while with a 20000mA power bank the jacket will keep us warm for over 16 hours. The price of this jacket is just $33.99.
DIY Artificial Instant Snow
We will close our article with a gadget for the chemistry and snow lovers. Some people are lucky enough to live in areas where they see white winters. The rest of us see snow very rarely.
Thankfully, with a gadget like this, we can create beautiful snow. This gadget is simple to use. We open the can, we pour in the special powder and wet it with water.
Almost immediately the dust starts to inflate and create snow. The final product lasts for up to 3 days outdoors and up to 15 days indoors.
Each can contains 0.35 ounces of dust, which creates a respected amount of snow, and it costs $7.49.
What did you think of December's gadgets?
Did you find any of the gadgets we presented to be odd or interesting enough for your taste? Will you be buying one of them, or do you already happen to own one?
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