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Top Christmas Tech Gifts Under £50

5 top tech presents for under £50 this Christmas!

We have put together a little guide on the best presents to get any tech lover this Christmas, without breaking the bank! Take a look at our top 5 picks…

Amazon Echo Dot 

The Amazon Echo Dot is an amazing present to give somebody this Christmas. The Echo dot is a smart-speaker that has been developed by Amazon.

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The Echo Dot is a hands-free device that is voice-controlled. The Echo Dot has a small built in speaker but it can also connect to your speakers or your headphones. This is done through Bluetooth or and audio cable. Similar to the Amazon Echo, the Echo Dot has the Alexa Voice Service. Alexa can provide information, news, weather, play music and so much more. As long as you address her with Alexa before a command, she can hear you from across the room – even when there is music playing. This fantastic device goes perfectly in any room in your house priced at only £49.99.

Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming stick will make anyone’s Christmas this year! This handy stick cant be taken anywhere and plugged into any TV via an HDMI input.

The Roku Streaming Stick holds over 2,000 streaming channels and 100,000 films and TV episodes. You can control Roku via the controller or an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can even beam your photos, videos and songs from your phone onto your screen. You can access Netflix, Now TV, BBC iPlayer and more. Some of these programmes need extra payment. This price of the Roku Streaming Stick is £29.99.

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

The Logitech Keyboard can type on anything! You can enjoy the convenience of desktop typing on your tablet or smartphone with this mobile keyboard.

The keyboard is connected by Bluetooth which therefore makes it wireless. The Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard will connect to Windows, Mac, Chrome, Android or iOS devices. Due to the lightweight, compact design the keyboard can be taken anywhere. You can connect up to three devices simultaneously. This could be an Android tablet, iPhone and a Windows Computer. There are 3 buttons at the top of the keyboard and you can simply switch between devices by clicking on the buttons. The Keyboard is pre-installed with two AAA alkaline batteries which have two years of battery life. Priced at only £34.99.

Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet

Amazon have a great tablet at such an amazing price. Lots of entertainment for a little amount of money.

The Amazon Fire has a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and both rear and front facing cameras. If the receiver is a prime member, they can streams thousands of prime videos and have access to over a million book titles, two millions songs and thousands of audiobooks. You can also expand your storage by using a microSD card and there is free unlimited cloud storage for all the Amazon content. This fast and responsive tablet is £49.99.

iQ Gravity Speaker

Do you know somebody who is a music lover but also loves their tech? Well if so, the iQ Gravity Speaker may be just for them. This speaker is essentially a Bluetooth speaker however, it levitates.

Electromagnetism technology is used to make the speaker float. There are magnets concealed within the base itself and within the sphere-shaped speaker. A fool-proof placement tool helps you locate the magnetic sweet spot that enables the speaker to levitate. In addition, the speaker is completely wireless due to Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. This will work up to 10 metres away from the device. You can use any device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop. This speaker has up to 7 hours worth of battery life. Due to the magnets in the speaker, you can use it on any metal surface – stick it to your fridge or a metal chair or even attach it to your bike. You even get a one year warranty with this speaker. This product has been dramatically reduced in cost which makes it ever better at the price of £49.97.

Coretek's 12 Days of Christmas

Look out for Coretek’s 12 Days of Christmas!

Starting on the 1st of December, here at Coretek we will be running our version of the 12 days of Christmas!

Expect to see offers, competitions, discounts, free tips and much more!

All you have to do is make sure you follow our new posts every day. We will be starting on the 1st of December and will run through until the 16th of December. We will not be operating on the weekends.

You can keep updated on what each day will offer you by following us on our social media channels or by signing up to our newsletter and receiving daily updates!

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You do not want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Coretek’s Birthday!

Not too long ago, on the 11th of February, marked Coretek’s 17th Birthday!

Coretek was born on February the 11th 1999. Our Managing Director Garry Miller vowed to provide a real alternative to an IT Industry where the companies were more concerned with their profit margins rather than providing a good service. In the past 17 years, Coretek has grown as a company. From supporting a handful of local schools and businesses to now supporting IT environments serving literally thousands of users, with clients spanning 9 countries and 4 continents.

So we were wondering, what else was happening in the world in 1999?

  • Number one song – February 7th – 13th is Blondie – Maria.
  • Eminem was introduced into the music industry.
  • Hawaiian shirts became a major fad in 1999.
  • The Euro was born.
  • ‘C U L8R’ was the generic way to text.
  • The iBook was invented.
  • In 1999 there were 248 million internet users, there are now 3 billion.
  • Dial-up was still used, mostly in home. Meaning you could not use the phone and the internet at the same time.
  • The Blackberry was invented.
  • Salesforce.com entered the market in 1999 and were the first software to deliver services over the internet, aka The cloud.
  • Social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram did not even exist for years to come!
  • Bluetooth technology was released in 1999.

Can you think of any more key trends in 1999? Let us know!

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Learn about Office 365 at the Microsoft and Coretek Educational Event!

Educational technology experts Microsoft and Coretek are proud to present this unique one-off event on Office 365 for schools. Get expert advice on the latest Office tips and tricks from the very company that brought you the Office suite.

Learn how to empower staff with new levels of efficiency and access your files from anywhere with OneDrive. Pupils can collaborate and work together in new ways using OneNote. Plus much more!

In addition to this, every school that attends will be shown through the whole Office 365 sign-up process. By the end of the day every pupil that is invited, will learn to set up their own Office 365 account and access their 5 free copies of Microsoft Office. These pupils will then have the knowledge to become “Office ambassadors” and teach their fellow pupils how to create their own accounts.

The event will be hosted in Microsoft’s UK Headquarters: the famous Thames Valley Park campus. This is a unmissable opportunity to gain access to one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

This is an event that any school that uses Microsoft Office will not want to miss!

To find out more and to sign your school up, visit the event here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/office-365-in-education-tickets-20865069986