Tech Advice20th November 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, how about these ideas for a Christmas Gift

by Karl Jenkins

Looking for some amazing ideas of what to buy your friends and family this Christmas? SL First has some top ideas for your nearest and dearest.


SL First recently reviewed the Zband ‘alarm watch’ – the perfect Christmas gift for your Deaf teenager or friend who struggles to wake up in the morning. You can read the full product review on the website at but the summary is – we think it’s a great idea and a great product; it charges quickly and is really easy to setup by linking it to any Android phone or Windows computer. Compatibility with iPhones will be coming in the future. To order yours you can buy directly at ($60, about £37)

Sound Asleep pillow

For those of you that have ever had a bout of Tinnitus, you’ll know how frustrating it can be – especially when you’re trying to get to sleep at night and it’s disrupted by an annoying buzzing/ ringing/ banging sound. The Sound Asleep pillow can help with its built-in speaker allowing you to connect it to an mp3 player or your phone and it plays any of your music – but not loud enough to disturb anyone else – brilliant! It’s available to purchase at Tesco (online) and (Usually £13-15)

Sign Language Courses

How about giving someone the gift of Sign Language this Christmas? The Sign World website offers online courses in BSL and are now offering vouchers too. You can buy vouchers for friends and family that will give them access to a full year’s online learning – they can study at their own speed and improve their communication skills while also learning a beautiful new language. Packages are available for Levels 1 to 3 and start from £29.99. Find out more at

SL First Subscription

Finally of course, what better gift to your loved ones than a subscription to your favourite free lifestyle magazine – SL First! If you’d like to purchase a subscription for someone you know or as a great treat for yourself – head over to the SL First website where you can subscribe to the magazine through PayPal and ensure you never miss out. To get your subscription in place, head to now! (£7.50/yr)

Article by Karl Jenkins

posted in Technology / Tech Advice

20th November 2013