October 23, 2023 - 3 min read
Most of us have spent the last couple of years on the couch binge-watching TV, which means we’re all really good at it now and are ready to take our viewing game to the next level. For binge-watchers, the selection of potential tech gifts available has never been bigger, here are our top gifts for people who want to upgrade their movie nights!
Never get interrupted again at a dramatic moment in a movie or TV show with a pair of noise cancelling headphones. Perfect for binge-watching on a plane, a train or in your room in the middle of the night, some favourite brands include Sony and Bose, known for their excellent noise cancellation technology and comfortable designs.
Our top pick: Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones
These sophisticated wireless Sony headphones use Dual Noise Sensor technology that detect ambient noise, passing the data on to the processor to block out the sound, while the intuitive touch control settings on the outside of the headset let you simply and quickly change the volume, song or pause your music.
Got an old TV but not quite ready to upgrade? A streaming device can revolutionise the way you consume entertainment transforming your ordinary TV into a smart TV wonderland, granting you access to a world of content right at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for seamless integration and stunning visuals with Apple TV, the simplicity and affordability with Google Chromecast, the content-rich Amazon Fire TV, or the all-in-one entertainment solution of Fetch TV, there's a streaming device to suit every preference and budget.
Our top pick: Apple TV 4K WiFi + Ethernet 128GB
The Apple TV 4K lets you watch shows and movies in stunning 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Get cinema-like Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos that immerses you in sound. Use it as a home hub to securely connect and control smart home accessories. With Ethernet for high-speed data transfer and Thread for more connectivity.
Did you know you don't have to use the remote your TV comes with? Not all TV remotes are user-friendly, and not all users are remote friendly. If you have a friend whose kid “experimented” with the remote, or an older relative who is struggling with the complexity of their set-up, a new remote could be just what they need.
Our top pick: One For All TV Zapper Plus Universal Remote
This ergonomically designed remote controls everything including TV, cable box, DVD player, soundbar and even air conditioning.
If you or your loved one is always going over their allotted mobile data plan, maybe the best gift is to up the data allowance. Telstra’s plans have generous data allowances and the best coverage in the country, so you can watch longer in more places. Plus, The Good Guys offer exclusive deals with Telstra plans, so you’ll get great reception, a bargain and a bonus gift!
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To really take advantage of that new data plan, you'll need the right device, and you should look no further than a new tablet with data. Apple and Samsung are the top contenders in this category with a huge range that caters to everyone.
Our top pick: iPad Air
This lightweight iPad has the power of a laptop, the portability of a tablet, and the creative freedom of a professional drawing tablet, when combined with an Apple Pencil. What’s more, it has a big, beautiful screen that begs you to keep watching.
Whether they want to enjoy the majesty of surround sound without placing speakers, they need to watch TV quietly so they don’t wake up others in the house, or their hearing just isn’t what it used to be, a pair of wireless headphones are the answer. If they want a truly immersive experience go for Sennheiser. If they need something for on-the-go or travel, Bose makes premium wireless earbuds.
Our top pick: The Sennheiser RS 175-U TV Wireless Headphones
These wireless headphones are easy to connect to any TV and feature incredible sound quality. Plus, no cords means there's nothing to trip over in the dark.
Our top pick: Samsung 85" QN85C 4K Neo QLED Smart TV
This Samsung TV is loaded with advanced technology that upscales even the oldest content into the best quality possible. Splurge this year, and treat your loved ones (or yourself) to quality entertainment.
Laptops are a great choice because they can double as a work or school device as well as being the ultimate source of entertainment. If you're into a more interactive style of narrative, gaming laptops can also run the latest next gen graphics. For an all-rounder, Microsoft and Lenovo have you covered with their massive range of laptops.
Our top pick: Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 i5 16GB 256GB
This sleek and versatile Surface Laptop is a powerful yet lightweight laptop perfect for both productivity and entertainment on the go.The long-lasting battery provides up to 15 hours of typical use per charge so you can work or watch movies all day without worrying about finding an outlet.
If you’re buying a surround sound system as a gift, you want something that’s versatile, uses the latest technology and can blend into any living room. Easy to use, Sonos and Samsung are the ultimate in home sound systems for your music, movies, TV & gaming to any and every room you choose.
Our top pick: Sonos Beam Gen 2
This Sonos soundbar has powerful sound that outmatches its size, it’s Dolby Atmos capable, and Sonos products are supported for many, many years post-release. You can also add rears, a subwoofer and even multi-room audio to the set-up, so you’ll have plenty of ideas for future gift-worthy celebrations. It’s the gift they can enjoy for a long, long time.