Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Top 10 techy toys for Christmas

Top 10 techy toys for Christmas – AA Insurance

Auckland, 30 November 2016 – If you struggle finding the perfect gift for the techy type in your life then take a look at AA Insurance’s ultimate gift guide for those who love the latest and greatest in technology.

“We asked the people in the know, our AAI technology and electronic suppliers, for their top pick of gifts this year,” says Amelia Macandrew, Customer Relations Manager, AA Insurance. “Kiwis are well known for being early adopters of technology, so we hope this list provides plenty of interesting ideas.”

Top 10 techy gifts for Christmas, in no particular order:

• Heart rate and fitness accessories/tools - Fitbit Charge 2 and Apple Watch Series 2

• Virtual reality headsets - Samsung Gear VR and PlayStation VR (PS VR)

• Flying camera drone

• Gaming - PlayStation Pro Console and PlayStation 4 1TB Slim Console

• Mobile - iPhone 6s , 7 & 7 Plus – from 16GB to 256GB

• Computing - iPad Pro 9.7"

• Video cameras - GoPro Hero4 and GoPro Hero5

• Star Wars robot – the Sphero BB-8 Battle-worn Bundle with Force Band (wristband) and theSphero BB-8 App Enabled Droid

• Portable wireless speakers - Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 and UE Mega Boom

• Speed blender - Nutri Ninja

“Unfortunately, we often see an increase in burglaries at this time of year with thieves doing their own kind of Christmas shopping. During the last Christmas period (Dec ’15 – Jan ’16) burglary claims were seven per cent higher than the rest of 2015, and 12 per cent higher than the same time the previous year,” she says.

“Digital items are a popular choice with burglars because nowadays we not only have more of them in our homes, but they are worth more, and are also lighter and easier to transport than ever before. A decade ago it would take one or even two people to carry a heavy old TV; nowadays one person can easily carry a TV, as well as a laptop, mobile and gaming console,” she says.

While it’s devastating when items are stolen, broken or lost, customers should be reassured that all items on the top 10 list are covered by AAI’s contents insurance policy should something happen before, or after, the wrapping paper comes off.

“However, if you’re fortunate enough to find one, or more, of these techy toys under your Christmas tree this year, it makes sense you’ll want to protect them so we’ve put together a few tips.”

Tips to keep your tech toys safe:

1. If you’re in the car then take valuables with you when you get out; don’t leave them in the glove box or under the seat. However, if you need to leave them then keep them in the boot where they can’t be seen – thieves are just as keen to get a new phone or camera for the holidays as you are.

2. Don’t leave your new techy toys where they can fall or get wet (unless of course they’re waterproof). Our claims data shows that most damage to things like laptops and mobiles, is caused by impact and liquid.

3. If Santa brings you a new phone, iPad or laptop then back up your data regularly, keep a copy offsite with online services like iCloud, Dropbox or Google Drive, and remember to run anti-virus software. This will help ensure you keep all those precious memories and important information safe.

4. Make sure your valuables, including gaming consoles and stereos, cannot be seen from the outside of your home.

5. Be careful when disposing of any tell-tale packaging for TVs, drones and any new purchases. Pack them down properly before putting them into the recycling.

6. You may be proud of your new pressies, but if you’re going to post them on social media be mindful of your privacy settings as well as who knows you’re about to head away on holiday, leaving a house full of new gifts.

7. Update the sum insured figure of your contents policy to reflect your new gifts from Santa. Your insurer may also require you to specify some high value items, like expensive cameras. While they will still be insured if they’re lost, stolen or damaged, the amount of cover will be up to the event limit set by your insurer, unless they’re noted separately on your policy schedule.

****ENDS****


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Statistics New Zealand: COVID-19 Sees Record 12.2 Percent Fall In New Zealand’s Economy

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent in the June 2020 quarter, the largest quarterly fall recorded since the current series began in 1987, as the COVID-19 restrictions in place through the quarter impacted economic activity, Stats NZ said ... More>>

ALSO:

Climate: Scientists Release ‘Blueprint’ To Save Critical Ecosystems And Stabilize The Earth’s Climate

A group of scientists and experts produced the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity and climate resilience, totaling 50.4% of the Earth's land. The report was published in Science Advances ... More>>

ALSO:

MPI: Independent Review Launched Into Assurances For Safe Transport Of Livestock By Sea

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an independent review of the assurances it receives for the safe transport of livestock by sea. MPI Director-General Ray Smith says Mike Heron QC has been appointed to lead the review, which is expected ... More>>

ALSO:


Computers: New Zealand PC Market Grows Nearly 40% Due To Work From Home Demand

COVID-19 had large impacts on demand for PCs as businesses prepared for lockdowns by purchasing notebooks to mobilise their workforce. In the second quarter of 2020, New Zealand's Traditional PC market experienced a 39.7% year-on-year (YoY) growth ... More>>

ALSO:

Mediaworks: Reaches Agreement To Sell TV Operations To Discovery, Inc.

New Zealand’s largest independent commercial broadcaster MediaWorks and the global leader of real-life entertainment Discovery Inc. (“Discovery”) are pleased to announce they have reached a binding agreement regarding the sale of MediaWorks’ ... More>>

ALSO:

Ministry of Health: Public Transport Distancing Requirements Relaxed

Physical distancing requirements on public transport have been reviewed by the Ministry of Health to determine whether they are still required at Alert Level 2 (or below). The Ministry’s assessment is that mandatory face covering and individuals tracking ... More>>

ALSO:

NZHIA: New Zealand Hemp Industry Set To Generate $2 Billion Per Annum And Create 20,000 Jobs

A new report says a fully enabled hemp industry could generate $2 billion in income for New Zealand by 2030, while also creating thousands of new jobs. Written by industry strategist Dr Nick Marsh, the report has prompted calls from the New Zealand Hemp ... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: One In 14 Employed People Report High Risk Of Losing Jobs

About one in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, Stats NZ said today. A survey of employed people in the June 2020 quarter showed 7 percent felt there was a high or almost certain chance of losing their job or business ... More>>

ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast: NZ Economy Doing Better Than Expected, But Challenges Remain

August lockdown estimated to have shaved 8% off NZ’s weekly GDP, and 0.5% off annual GDP Economy now expected to shrink 5% (year-on-year) by end of 2020 Unemployment rate now expected to peak at 7.2% The latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast is less ... More>>

ALSO:

SAFE: Live Export Ship Carrying 5,800 New Zealand Cows Goes Missing In East China Sea

Livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 sent a distress signal at 4:45am NZT yesterday in the East China Sea. The area is affected by Typhoon Maysak. At 4pm a patrol plane spotted a lifeboat - with no people in it - and a man in lifejacket nearby. The ship ... More>>

ALSO:

FMA: Kiwisaver Fees Don't Match Performance

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today published an independent report into the passive and active investment management styles [i] used by KiwiSaver providers. The FMA commissioned MyFiduciary to test the extent that KiwiSaver providers were ... More>>