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Tech the halls with gifts from Sony! ~ Have yourself a very techy Christmas, with these amazing products from Sony

Experience the best Christmas hits (or block them out!) with powerful wireless noise cancelling headphones

Sony’s stylish and industry-leading headphones make the perfect gift for loved ones this year, with offerings to keep the whole family happy. The brand new and truly wireless WF-1000XM3 in-ear buds offer premium, high-quality sound so listeners can enjoy their favourite Christmas songs.

The headphones feature the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e, that is an audiophile’s dream, accomplishing stunning sound with minimal distortion. The truly wireless design also allows users to move freely without the nuisance of getting tangled in wires, and are specifically designed for improved comfort and stability in the ear – perfect for the Christmas commute. They will also keep you covered for all those long car journeys to see different family members.

If classic over-ear headphones are more your style, then look no further than Sony’s award-winning WH-1000XM3 headphones, delivering exceptional performance in a timeless design. Whether you’re loving the festive hits or you’d rather not listen to the same Christmas album for the tenth time(!), the WH-1000XM3 have the ability to cancel out background noise completely – allowing the user to fully immerse themselves in their music. With everyone trying out their new gifts on Christmas day there’s no need to part with your beloved WH-1000XM3, as Sony’s unique Quick Attention mode allows users to communicate without removing them, simply by holding their hand next to the right ear, whilst Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts ambient sound to your surroundings.

For bass lovers, the EXTRA BASS WH-XB900N allow users the chance to lose themselves in bass and nothing else thanks to Digital Noise Cancelling. With up to 30 hours of battery life, they will certainly make the season one to remember.

After something to please a fitness fanatic? Then offer them the perfect workout companion with the WF-SP900 headphones. Not only do these headphones have truly wireless connection and 4GB of storage, the waterproof design[1] means you can take your music anywhere – even in the pool or the ocean!

Get those Christmas parties started with Sony’s excellent speakers

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so why not give the gift of bass this year with Sony’s EXTRA BASS marvel, the SRS-XB32. Feel the deep and punchy bass sound of the speaker, all within a compact form and splash-proof[2] design – a definite requirement for those work Christmas parties.

With LIVE SOUND mode, you can enjoy a three-dimensional experience and relive music as if you were at a live venue. What’s more, to get the festivities truly in action, engage the Party Booster for all manner of unique lighting and sound effects. You can even get your mates round to amplify the celebrations with the Wireless Party Chain which allows you to connect up to 100 wireless speakers. The ultimate party-proof speaker.

For a colourful and fun stocking filler that can deliver equally big sound, look no further than the SRS-XB01 speaker. With EXTRA BASS sound and available in a variety of striking colour designs including red, yellow, green and blue, the XB01 is an entertaining, yet affordable gift for any music fan.

Stuck for a gift for him? With the resurgence in vinyl, why not opt for the fabulous PS-LX310BT turntable, which fuses the much-loved quality sound of vinyl with the convenience and flexibility of connecting via Bluetooth® to a wireless device. Utilise Sony’s speaker range to wirelessly recreate classic vinyl tones in today’s connected home, and dig out your favourite 7” festive singles and 12” LPs to spin on Christmas morning.

Capture heart-warming memories with Sony’s super cameras

For budding photographers the α6400 is the ultimate present, bringing together many of Sony’s most advanced technologies in a small and lightweight camera. The speedy snapper boasts super-fast autofocus, whilst introducing advanced ‘Real-time Eye AF’ and ‘Real-time Tracking’ capabilities, making it easier to detect eye data for improved accuracy. There is also the all-important 180-degree flip screen which comes in handy when trying to capture the Christmas selfie.

The α6400 also features the all-new Animal Eye AF (auto focus) function which arms you with all the tech you need to capture your precious pets in festive outfits, ready to take over your Instagram feed this Christmas.

Offer loved ones the ultimate all-round full-frame camera this year, with Sony’s α7 III – the perfect gift for the budding enthusiast or the photography pro. With continuous shooting at up to 10fps and a 24.2MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, this interchangeable lens mirrorless camera is one of the greatest ways to share a passion for photography. Crucial features such as the silent shooting and ‘Real Time Eye-AF’ allow you to capture your loved ones naturally without interrupting the festivities.

Immerse yourself in Christmas time wonderment this year with Sony’s BRAVIA

Once all the food and drink has gone, it’s time to sit-back and relax with a blazing fire and a classic Christmas movie. Be the Master of ceremonies this season and adorn your living room with the astonishing ZG9 8K HDR BRAVIA, offering all of your guests the ultimate viewing experience for their Christmas favourites.

Representing the pinnacle of picture quality, the MASTER Series model faithfully conveys the creators’ intent in either 85” or 98” screen sizes. The ZG9 ensures Christmas films shine with the best picture quality, colour, contrast, and clarity.

Step it up a notch with Sony’s flagship AG9 4K HDR OLED TV available in 77”, 65”, and 55” screen sizes. Witness images come to life from your favourite films with the super-wide viewing angle, precise contrast and absolute blacks of OLED technology.

With over 8 million self-illuminating pixels powered by Sony’s very own incredible Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, your festive viewing will be taken to another level. The MASTER Series TVs also feature Netflix Calibrated Mode and IMAX Enhanced to further ensure content is delivered as intended. If the food coma gets too much, then take it easy and use your voice to power Google Assistant and access all your favourite content, making the AG9 the smartest way to enjoy Christmas.

Pair your home cinema experience with the surround sound delights of Sony’s superb HT-X8500 Dolby Atmos soundbar. Thanks to Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine which creates three-dimensional audio, you’ll hear and experience your movie soundtracks like never before, and with built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass sound and Cinema Mode engaged, you can relive each timeless classic again and again.

Be in vogue this Christmas with Sony’s stylish Wena

Stuck for gift ideas for your stylish sibling? Well Sony’s unique Wena Wrist Pro and Wena Wrist Activewatch straps are ideal for the fashion-conscious family member, with technology built into the straps to make any watch smart.

Incorporating speedy contactless payments, advanced fitness tracking and direct link-ups for phone notifications, Wena offers the freedom of a truly flexible, and fashionable timepiece that will be treasured forever. Why not treat yourself and kick-start the new year and use the smarts of the Wena Active to get fit and complement your active lifestyle.

Unleash your creative and entertainment potential with Sony’s Xperia 1

The Xperia 1 handset could confidently be the number one item on everyone’s Christmas list this year. Featuring the World’s first 4K HDR OLED display[i] on a smartphone and an impressive 21:9 CinemaWide™ display, users can enjoy slick cinematic content on-the-go. The high capacity 3330 mAh battery, combined with Smart Stamina, Battery Care[i] and Xperia Adaptive Charging, help to keep you powered throughout the day. As the first smartphone to feature Sony’s Eye AF technology[ii], Xperia 1’s triple lens camera ensures users never miss any Christmas moments. Gaming fans can also rejoice with the expansive display offering a deeper unrestricted view of all gameplay, whilst Game Enhancer optimises performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enabling you to record gameplay and find tips for your game online. The Xperia 1 also features Dolby Atmos®, developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to ensure the mobile experience is as their creators intended.

[1] IPX5/8 waterproof rating. The charging case is not waterproof or IP rated.

[2]IP67 rating

[i] i Xperia 1 features a 6.5 inch Ultra Wide 4K (1644 x 3840px) OLED High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the published display specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 24th February 2019

[i] Battery Care charges your phone to 90%, waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time

[ii] Xperia 1’s camera features Eye AF (autofocus) capable of identifying and keeping a human eye in focus. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAXService against the published camera specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 24th February 2019.