LONDON, 2016-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Currys PC World today announces their Christmas Advent Calendar: the top 24 products they predict to be flying off the festive shelves.
The predicted list of the most sought-after tech unveils that shoppers are set to be buying into the connected world this Christmas, with smart gadgets and connected devices making up over half of the list. Kitchen appliances are anticipated to remain popular, with a quarter of the top spots taken up by coffee machines, blenders and baking accessories, as will audio devices and large screen TVs, says the retailer.
Currys PC World 2016 Top 24 Christmas Predictions:
- Fitbit Blaze
- KitchenAid Artisan 5KSM150PSBCL Stand Mixer
- HP Spectre 13-v050na Core i5 Laptop (World’s thinnest laptop)
- SAMSUNG UE55KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55” Curved LED TV
- Polaroid Snap Instant camera
- Apple Watch
- Sony XB7 Megasound
- Ninja Nutri Ninja BL480 Blender
- HP 3720 (World’s smallest all-in-one printer)
- Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable
- Nespresso Prodigio
- Orbotix Sphero Ollie
- Bar Craft Luxe Lounge Boston Cocktail Shaker
- Panasonic 4k Ultra HD camcorder
- Samsung Gear VR
- Eddington Copper Cookie Cutters
- Lenovo all in one PC
- TILE Gen 2 Bluetooth Tracker
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera
- Dell XPS 13-9350 Laptop
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7″
- GoPro Hero Session
- Goji Collection Premium Bluetooth Headphones
- MASON CASH Bake My Day Measuring Cups
Connected gadgets are expected to be a huge hit this Christmas, with everything from fitness trackers and smart watches to connected coffee machines and smart toys making the top 24 list.
Both the Fitbit Blaze and Apple Watch feature within the top ten, showing the sustained popularity for wearables and smart watches. The Fitbit Blaze allows wearers to track, monitor and improve their fitness through GPS, a heart rate monitor and smartwatch features, while the Apple Watch puts everything at your fingertips, whether it’s an appointment reminder, health monitoring or iPhone notification.
Nespresso Prodigio, the first connected Nespresso coffee machine also claims a place on the list. Allowing customers to auto-order capsules and schedule a brew from their smartphone, the popularity of the product shows that UK consumers are jumping on board with the connected world and Internet of Things.
With smart toy revenues predicted to soar, this Christmas will see Brits embracing the trend. With smart toys and VR both featured on the hit list, including Orbotix Sphero Ollie and Samsung Gear VR, Currys PC World expects customers to have a truly digital Christmas.
Baking Me Crazy
The nation remains obsessed with all things kitchen this festive season, according to Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer. From baking along with GBBO to clean eating and courgetti spaghetti, the top 24 is filled with kitchen gadgets designed to impress your party guests.
KitchenAid’s Artisan Stand Mixer continues on from its success last Christmas and takes a top spot once again, sweeping in at second place. In a variety of colours, in pastel and bright, this can turn any budding baker into a seasoned pro and transform kitchen counters.
Following on from this is the Ninja Nutri Ninja BL480 Blender (both the BL450 Sage & BL480 Mocha with auto IQ are exclusive to Currys PC World). With an impressive power of 1000 W and Pro Extractor blades which spin at 21,000 RPM customers can create delicious smoothies and juices; the perfect gift for those tucking into a New Year, New You diet plan.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Party
Audio purchases are expected to be a huge hit this Christmas with megasound speakers, in particular, leading the way. Add impact to your Christmas party with the Sony GTK-XB7B Wireless Megasound Hi-Fi System, which has extra bass, wireless music streaming and atmospheric LED lighting; listen to Christmas classics on the Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable, for the authentic rich sound of vinyl; or soak up the festive atmosphere solo and on the go, using the Goji Collection Premium Bluetooth Headphones (exclusive to Currys PC World and in a variety of colours, including this season’s must-have; rose gold).
No party is complete without photos to prove it and, this Christmas, the trend for polaroid pictures is only set to get stronger. Both the Polaroid Snap Instant camera and Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera claim a spot in the top 24. Available in a wide variety of colours (from yellow and blue to raspberry and grape), these cameras offer an exciting and instant way to capture those special Christmas moments.
About Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.
Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.
Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and CurrysPCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.
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