TECHTALK: Top tech gift picks for Christmas

The drone, priced �369.99
The drone, priced �369.99
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It seems Santa might not be the only thing soaring through the skies this Christmas - as these remote-controlled drones have flown straight onto Tech Talk’s Christmas gadget list.

The DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter Drone can be controlled remotely to take high quality photos and record high definition videos on the fly.

The £369 drone - a big drop in price compared to last year - can be flown for up to 25 minutes using four helicopter-style rotors to keep it in the air.

But for gadget fans, there are plenty of options for all budgets this Christmas - and Tech Talk has picked out the best of the bunch, writes Alex Evans.

For serious gadget lovers, it’s a toss-up between the latest Apple iPad and competitors like the Google Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple’s latest - the Air 2 - is still the best on the market, but at £479 without expandable memory, those looking for a bargain might prefer Samsung’s 10-inch tab, which boasts similar specs, an SD card slot, and comes in at just £279 thanks to some pre-Christmas price slashing.

Of course, for tablets and phones, a pair of top headphones are surely a necessity.

Beats By Dre headphones, starting at £99, boast the best ‘cool’ factor and deliver bass-heavy sound.

But audio fans may prefer Sennheiser’s range of headphones starting at just £40, going up to the premium Momentum for £199.

Gaming fans can pick up plenty of console bargains - the PS4 leads the way, with a range of top titles like GTA V, The Last Of Us and Destiny from £299.

Those looking to upgrade their living room are spoilt for choice. Our pick of the bargains is the Samsung UE48H6400, a 48-inch 3D LED telly with superb picture for just £540 from Currys. For those jumping to even larger displays, a Sony Bravia 60” LED TV is just £849, while those looking for Ultra HD 4K content can grab an LG 49-inch 4K display for £749.

Even curved TVs, once the domain of footballers and oligarchs, can be picked up for £1,299 for a 55-inch version - the Samsung UE55H7200 offering the best balance of size, features and price.

Whatever you’re after, it’s clear there are plenty of top tech options this Christmas for any budget.