Ungeek Holiday Gift Guide | Hardware and Peripherals

It’s that time of the year for holiday cheer! Christmas is fast approaching and as our favorite time of the year inches closer, we can’t wait to open up the gifts under our tree! Have you been a good boy or girl for the past year? If you have, then you’ll definitely want to check out our gift guide to give you ideas on what to ask Santa for the holidays!

 

1. Sony Playstation 4 and Sony Playstation VR

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How could a PS4 not be on our list? Arguably THE HOTTEST console system to own right now, the PS4 is way ahead of the competition, with games like The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV to usher in your PS4 experience. Want something that’s more action packed? Place your pre-order for one of the most anticipated games of 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn! Are you a fan of shiny things? Then the PS4 Slim “FFXV Luna Edition” might tickle your fancy! Or if you’re a stickler for nabbing a good deal, then the PS4 Ultimate Holiday Pack might just be the thing for you and your family!

Want to level up your PS4 experience? Check out this pretty looking VR headset right here, dubbed as the PS VR! The Ungeek team took this bad boy for a spin and all we could say was WOW! Allow yourself to be fully immersed in an experience that will change the way you play your games forever, with games like Batman Arkham VR and Resident Evil 7 just around the corner, the PS VR is the perfect partner to your brand new PS4!

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2. Mini Nes

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During the cold nights of the Christmas season, sometimes nostalgia is the one thing that can keep you warm. How about nostalgia in a mini package called the Nintendo Entertainment Classic Mini? This little thing of beauty looks and feels like your classic NES system, only now it comes with 30 pre-installed games and connects to the latest TV’s so you can enjoy those classic games on your HDTV screens. Miss the days of Ice Climber, Super Mario 3, Bubble Bobble, and Excitebike? Then head on over to your nearest Datablitz and Game One / I-Tech branches to grab yourself a piece before it’s too late!

*Due to a price increase from the suppliers, the Mini NES SRP is now 5,595php, with Game One / I-Tech offering the unit packaged with an additional controller for 6,295.

 

3. Asus Zenfone 3

In the market for an upgrade to your phone? Asus has got you covered with the Zenfone 3! Affordably priced as 18,995, the Zenfone 3 will be your best friend for many years to come. With a 16 megapixel camera that can shoot 4k videos, capture every moment as you spend the holidays with your family and friends in stunning HD quality! Don’t believe us, check out our review of the Zenfone 3 to know why it deserves a place in your holiday wish list!

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4. Asus FX502

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Don’t know what to do with that 2 week holiday break that you rewarded yourself with after all the hard work you put into your day job? The best recommendation I can think of is to stay home and play games all day! What? You’ve got no rig to play it on? Then let me introduce you to the FX502 from Asus, the only laptop you’ll need to play your favorite games! This beauty packs the latest 6th gen Intel® I7 processor, Windows 10, and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics card for enhanced performance, perfect for those long Dota 2 gaming sessions! The FX502 retails at 69,995 and is available at your nearest Asus retailers!

 

5. Sony MDR-1000x

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You’ve got the latest gadgets and gizmos and you listen to the hottest tracks on the airwaves but unless you’re hearing them on a good set of headphones, you’ll never know how it feels to be in aural heaven. Enter the MDR-1000x from Sony, not only do these cans look AWESOME, they sound equally as impressive! It’s a wireless noise-cancelling bluetooth headset that’s equipped with Sony’s proprietary Sense Engine, allowing intuitive motion sensing to control the music’s volume, track number, replay and even a nifty sound muting setting which enables you to hear your surrounding without having to remove your headset — all with a touch of a hand. If you weren’t able to try the MDR-1000x at the recently concluded (and super epic) Sony fair, don’t you worry! The MDR-1000x is available at your authorized Sony stores and it retails for 19,995php (we also confirmed that they’re running a 12-month 0% interest at the Sony Store for this) !

See anything you like from the list? I’m personally on the hunt for those gorgeous headphones from Sony as it will definitely be on my wish list! Let us know if you’re picking up any of the items from this list, we’d love to hear your thoughts on what your wish list looks like! Keep it tuned to Ungeek and participate in our Holiday Geek Gift Giveaway and you may stand a chance to win a bunch of prizes including the PS4 Ultimate Holiday Pack!

 

Author: Chris Garcia

Chris has been part of the Philippine eGaming scene ever since his Level Up! days working on Ragnarok. This Dota 2-talking, Yeezy-wearing and technical-gaming proficient geek, enjoys eSports on an international and local level. He's doing his bit for the industry as well as he continues to work with wonderfully talented local game devs at Altitude Games.

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