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Struggling to decide what to buy a phone geek friend or loved one for Christmas? Need a list of desirable goodies to subtly stick on the fridge for your loved one to 'find'? Feel like gifting yourself an early Christmas present?

Well, you've come to the right place... The MoDaCo 2009 Christmas Gift Guide! :( I've drawn up a list, broken down by price, of what I think are some of the more desirable mobile related gifts this year and you'll find them below! Of course, i'm certain to have missed a few gems, so please reply in the comments with your tips!

Prices exclude delivery and may be affiliate links (thanks for your support). If you find any of the items cheaper elsewhere, please post in topic and i'll update!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our readers! :D

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£0-£10
  • 8GB microSD card - because you can never have too much storage! £9.98 from Play
  • Keyring microSD reader - never be caught without a microSD adaptor again. £6.49 from eXpansys
  • MoDaCo Ad Free - We love MoDaCo, but how cool would MoDaCo without ANY ads for a whole year be? £9.99 from here
  • Phone Dock - display your device with pride! £8.55 from eBay
  • Screen Protector - There's nothing more annoying that scratching the screen on your expensive device. Around £4.95 from Proporta - use coupon code 'MODACO' for a 10% discount
  • Sennheiser CX400 Headphones - Ditch those in box headphones and get some far better ones at a bargain price. Requires 3.5mm jack. £8.57 from Play (available in black or white)
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  • 3 PAYG SIM with £30 credit - 30 quid gives you 6 months of internet - great if you have more than 1 phone. £15 (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys
  • CamerAware - Speed Camera alerting for Windows Mobile, with a new improved release due shortly too. £19.99 from http://www.CamerAware.net
  • O2 Car Charger with Changeable Cables - Top quality charger heads with switchable cables. £12.71 from O2
  • Mugen Power Replacement Battery - replacement / spare batteries with more power but no additional size. Various prices from Mugen Power Batteries
  • Solar Phone Charger - Free power (sorta)... £19.99 from ParamountZone
  • SPB Mobile Shell - probably the best software available for Windows Mobile Professional. $29.95 from SPB Software House
£25-£50
  • 3 MiFi - Share a mobile connection out via WiFi. Works great with the SIM above! £49.99 from 3Store
  • 16GB microSD card - The top dog until 32GB microSD cards finally arrive. £26.99 from Play
  • Bluetooth Speaker MBS-200 - Share your tunes! £27.99 from Play
  • Brodit Proclip / Mount - The only decent way to mount your device in the car! From £40 at DSL Developments
  • CoPilot Live 8 (UK) - Arguably the best sat nav currently available. £26.99 from ALK
  • Emergency Battery Pack - You should always have one of these in your bag. £27.95 from Proporta - use coupon code 'MODACO' for a 10% discount
  • Motorola Active S9 Bluetooth Headphones - High quality, great value Bluetooth headphones. £30.95 from Amazon
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  • CoPilot Live 8 (Europe) - Great sat nav for the regular traveller. £59.99 from ALK
  • HBH-IS800 Bluetooth Headphones - Brilliant Bluetooth headphones that don't make you look like a muppet! £69.99 from Play
  • Jabra Cruiser - A nifty sunvisor mounted car handsfree with FM transmitter for tunes, it also announces incoming callers. £69.99 at Mobilefun
  • Jawbone 2 - the class leader in Bluetooth headsets. £56.95 from BMC Digital
  • Slingbox Classic - One of my favourite gadgets of all time, at a bargain price! £59.95 from Amazon
£100-£250
  • Archos 5 - It's a great media player, but you can also install Android apps on it. Cool! Available in 60GB-250GB capacities. £233.80 (250GB) from Handtec
  • Samsung Bluetooth Home Cinema - home cinema ready for your phone to join the party! £219.99 from Amazon
  • Samsung C6625 - Only just £100! A Smartphone with 3G and GPS at an incredible price. £100.99 (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys
  • Spotify Annual Subscription - Music revolutionised. If you're on Android you get a great offline sync experience. £119.88 (annual subscription) from Spotify
  • T-Mobile Pulse - A great Android phone (see my review) at a brilliant price. Factor in an extra £20 if you want it unlocked. £147.01 (inc £10 credit) from T-Mobile
  • Vodafone Access Gateway - On Vodafone and live in a poor / 2G reception area? Then buy your own femtocell (aka mini cell tower) for 3G via your broadband! £160 from Vodafone
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  • Acer Liquid A1 - The first Android device to hit the UK with a WVGA screen. £328.90 from superetrader
  • HTC Hero - The current favourite amongst Android devices. Small but perfectly formed. £349.99 from devicewire
  • HTC HD2 - The new Windows Mobile benchmark. It's a beast! £494.99 including £30 cashback (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys
  • LG GD910 Watch Phone - I DARE you to spend over £900 on a watch. That's also a phone. £969.99 (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys
  • Motorola Milestone - A WVGA Android device with a QWERTY but slimmer than an iPhone. £444.99 (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys
  • Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - All that's great about the Omnia i8000, but with a QWERTY. £366.85 from superetrader

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Just FYI:

The web page for the 3MiFi states

"This offer is available until 30th November 2009"

DOn't know if this just affects the price or availability

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nicely done paul! :D

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Paul, don't know if anyone has picked upon this already but T Mobile offering 20% off all payg handsets till Monday.

Picked up a Pulse for £137 yesterday. Great phone - great price :D

PS Website says only Sony Ericsson, but all payg in shops had 20% knocked off

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Hadn't seen that... it makes the Pulse an even better deal! :D

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New: Use coupon 'MODACO' for a 10% discount at Proporta!

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[*]LG GD910 Watch Phone - I DARE you to spend over £900 on a watch. That's also a phone. £969.99


Or £500 PAYG from orange in the refurb section, although handset ( watchset?) is new...

http://www.orangeacc...d910/orapp.html

can't be selling very well eh?

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Now there's a surprise! :D

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[*]3 PAYG SIM with £30 credit - 30 quid gives you 6 months of internet - great if you have more than 1 phone. £15 (use one of our vouchers to get this price) from eXpansys


Out of stock until december 30th :-(

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The pulse has now dropped in price to £137.01! :D

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I'm going to pick up the Droid (sorry Milestone) in a few days when it's available at Expansys :D

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Just FYI:

The web page for the 3MiFi states

"This offer is available until 30th November 2009"

DOn't know if this just affects the price or availability



now says "This offer is available until 31st December 2009 "

anyone else get one at £49.99 and notice the device looked a little used? Package had a 3 seal over an original seal. Works ok, battery looked like it had been used a bit, couple of addenum stickers etc inside the box so maybe it was for that?....

Anyway, bought some more as they are a bargain, especially once unlocked ;-)

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now says "This offer is available until 31st December 2009 "

anyone else get one at £49.99 and notice the device looked a little used? Package had a 3 seal over an original seal. Works ok, battery looked like it had been used a bit, couple of addenum stickers etc inside the box so maybe it was for that?....

Anyway, bought some more as they are a bargain, especially once unlocked ;-)

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Ooh! They can be unlocked? Any details on that cos I might get one for my Orange data SIM in that case.

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Ooh! They can be unlocked? Any details on that cos I might get one for my Orange data SIM in that case.


3 ways to unlock...

Pay some bloke £40 and post him your modem (!) so he can use some Romanian software on it....( originally the only method when they were £99 each)

Use DC unlocker for £15 - this model only supported in last week or so.

Pay Three £15 ( it's in their terms ;-) for the unlock code.

HTH.

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Excellent, didn't realise they were unlockable now! :D

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BTW, £20 Quidco cashback on the MiFi makes it even MORE of a bargain! :D

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BTW, £20 Quidco cashback on the MiFi makes it even MORE of a bargain! :D

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WOW, really? £20 back on a £50 PAYG mifi? How can they manage that?!?!?!

Everything on Three is unlockable if you ask them and pay....( and if it's PAYG ).....

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I know, madness innit! :D

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Excellent Thread !! ;)

Being paranoid about backing up - I'm hoping Santa gets me one of these !! :(

1TB My Passport - £137.99 :D

Edited by Perfectionist, 02 December 2009 - 03:17 PM.

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Perfectionist, can you slim down your sig a little? :D

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