+ Monday January 20th, 2020

If you’re anything like me, chances are Christmas time is hectic. With work, family and looking after yourself over the busy (and silly!) season, it’s only natural to want easy gift ideas for friends and family that they’ll appreciate, yet don’t break the bank.

While there are those in our lives that we’re willing to spend a little more on, remember that it’s the thought that counts, and there’s no point setting yourself up for a miserly January. At the same time, no one wants to end-up feeling like Scrooge.

Perhaps your teenager needs a new mobile? Perhaps they’re starting high-school next year and need a great laptop. Whatever the case, Huawei has a range of tech bargains in the lead-up to Christmas, and in some cases beyond, meaning you can make the most of those Christmas gift cards. From mobile phones to noise-cancelling earbuds and laptops, Huawei’s got you covered.

Festive Freebies and the FreeBuds 3

We’ve talked about FreeBuds 3, but perhaps not enough – these diminutive earbuds are the world’s first open-fit, active noise cancellation Bluetooth earphones. Combining superior sound quality, intelligent noise cancellation and up to four hours music playback per charge.

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Whether you’re on the train, at the gym, or just taking a walk, you can hear more of your music (and less of the noisy outside world) with these unique buds, powered by Huawei’s own Kirin A1 chipset. This powerful (and tiny!) processor delivers active noise cancellation without covering your ears and uses bone conduction microphone technology to make sure that it’s not just you enjoying less background noise, but people you call too.

You don’t need a Huawei phone to take advantage of FreeBuds 3 either – they work with any Android or Apple iOS device, and – if you’re so minded – you could pair them with your laptop too. They’re ultra-light, comfortable and designed for the perfect fit – meaning they’ll hold securely whether you’re sitting or running.

FreeBuds 3 are available for $299, and come with a free wireless charger valued at $99, until 31 December 2019 from Vodafone, Amazon, HappyTel, and Huawei’s Experience Store in Chatswood.

P30 Series: The gift that keeps on giving

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While you could use FreeBuds 3 with anything else, a Huawei smartphone is the natural partner. In the lead-up to Christmas, promotional pricing on the P30 range makes it an even better buy. What better way to capture your memories over the Christmas and new year period than with one of the best smartphone camera systems money can buy – and less money than usual to boot!

Featuring a cutting-edge main camera with 40MP Huawei SuperSpectrum sensor, the P30 series captures more of your world. In the P30 Pro, a 5X Optical Zoom and intelligent Hybrid Zoom brings you closer to the action – up to 50X closer, in fact.

Huawei’s P30 series is more than a camera, with a large OLED display only minimally disrupted by a tiny camera cut-out (instead of the invasive notch on some other handsets). Huawei’s P30 Pro takes this a step further, removing the earpiece in place of Acoustic Display technology – meaning you can clearly hear calls through the screen itself.

With huge battery life – 4,200 mAh in the P30 Pro – you’ll be set for a busy day, or two days for lighter users.

Huawei is running an amazing Christmas special on the Huawei P30 Pro – it is available for just $1,299 at the moment – that’s a huge $300 discount. The P30 is available for $100 less than usual, at $999 — when purchased from JB HiFi and Harvey Norman until Christmas Eve. As a bonus, you will receive a $100 Gift Card, meaning you can get a little something for yourself or use the voucher as a gift for someone else.

Telstra is offering P30 Pro discounts on plans too, with savings of $12 per month on 36-month plans, and $18 per month on two-year plans when purchased before 13 January 2020. Vodafone is even chucking-in a free Huawei photo printer until 6 January, while Optus is offering $100 and $150 Gift Cards on P30 and P30 Pro respectively. Full details are available here https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/phones/huawei/p30-pro.

Get in Santa’s good books with the MateBook 13

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If you’re searching for a new laptop, the MateBook 13 strikes the perfect balance between beautiful design and powerful technology. With a striking FullView Display delivering 88% screen-to-body ratio, you can see more of what you’re working on. It’s not just function, though – Huawei’s MateBook 13 looks impressive.

The touch-screen means you don’t always have to use a trackpad or mouse, making the MateBook 13 easy for young and old alike. The 14.9mm thick frame and light-weight body makes it easy to carry, and sturdy enough to hold up to life’s demands.

You can pick-up the MateBook 13 i5 for $1,399 (a saving of $400) this Christmas from Amazon, Mobileciti and the Huawei Experience Store. For full specifications, check out the product link below.

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