Gifts for Dad

Don't forget the big guy!
Dads are easy to buy for at JB Hi-Fi. Spoil him rotten with the voice activated Bose Soundbar 700. Or maybe a new GoPro Hero7 will excite his inner daredevil? And if your dad’s a music buff, he'll go nuts over the uncompressed analogue sound of a new turntable and favourite old bands on vinyl.

Home Audio & TVs

Audio by voice command

Home Audio & TVs

Audio by voice command

Home audio systems are getting smaller and more perfect all the time. Nifty soundbars playback music and movie soundtracks with extraordinary clarity and power; compact home theatre speakers provide a surround-sound experience that is thrillingly immersive; and AV receivers deliver high-resolution that sends shivers of pleasure across your eardrums.

But the biggest thing happening in home audio is smart home devices from Bose and Sonos that work with Amazon Alexa. Alexa uses speech recognition to “play some Pink Floyd” or “turn up the volume”. It can even adjust the lighting, so your music appreciation comes with the correct mood.

Cameras and Drones

Capture life from every angle

The gift of photography allows people to capture life’s best moments and learn to see the world in completely new ways. From holiday snaps and gorgeous landscapes to adrenalin-filled action and high-flying panoramas, it’s all about choosing the right camera for the job.

Compact cameras are great for point-and-shoot snaps; DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) models capture nature in all its glory; mirrorless cameras are like a DLSR, but generally smaller and lighter so great for travel; GoPro cameras can be strapped to virtually anything; and drones take photography to a whole new level – you can do flying selfies, huge aerial views and much more. The sky’s the limit.

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Computers & Tablets

The best tech gift of all

Computers & Tablets

The best tech gift of all

Some enlightened person recently said “I love my computer because my friends live in it”. This is a fact of modern life, because spending time with others online is now as natural as breathing. We skype, we game, we shop, we socialise and we work. And we catch up with all the stuff that’s happening in the world.

To enable a rich and wonderful online life, up-to-date computer technology is essential. Check out our range of laptops, desktops and tablets. Some of our deals are hotter than a turkey dinner!

Phones

Smarten up their phone

Phones

Smarten up their phone

Whether you’re looking to give someone their first smartphone or their next one, you’re sure to earn a huge smile. These days, it’s like giving them the keys to a whole new world of instant connectivity. Talking, texting, games and photography have been joined by unparalleled access to useful information and getting things done with ease.

Choosing the right device comes down to what it will mainly be used for. Screen size, performance, storage and camera quality are all things to consider. From simple prepaid devices to the very latest stunners, we make it easy to find a phone they’ll love for the right price.

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Smart Home

Voice control…it’s your shout!
Smart Home
Voice control…it’s your shout!

Smart home appliances have come a long way since they first appeared on the market. Now you can automate a home easily using an app or voice control. We’re talking Amazon Alexa – amazing devices that use connectivity to enable voice control. Turn your house into a smart home.

Amazon Alexa is currently the only system available in New Zealand compatible with voice controlled products. Choose an Amazon Alexa product to provide the connectivity to enable voice control, and don’t forget to look out for products that work with Amazon Alexa.

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Music

Music for everyone’s ears

We can match music to everyone on your gift list. you’ll find the latest releases for pop-crazy pre-teens, classic blues for colourful old uncles, crooners for mum, rock docos for dads and ambient dub for the coolest of cousins. We also have a huge range of vinyl, including all the latest new releases and a big collection of favourite classic albums. If there are vinyl purists on your gift list, consider the job done.

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Health & Fitness

Fitness life revealed

Health & Fitness

Fitness life revealed

Tracking activity increases the satisfaction of exercise. It also assists training for a specific goal, like a marathon or triathlon. When the wearer knows what has been done, they can do more next time. Garmin, an early player in sports watches, now has models that come with smart notifications, contactless payment and the ability to play music.

Fitbit trackers monitor heart rate, activity, sleep and the time of day – and now there’s a Fitbit watch with on-screen coaching and music. Samsung are also busy in the smart watch world, with models that have dynamic workout detection. If there’s a fitness fanatic in your world, the gift of a precision tracker will send their heart rate soaring.