The Ultimate Gadget Gift Guide For The Tech Lovers In Your Life
#1 Apple Airpods Pro, $379
While the AirPods 2 were released less than a year ago, the AirPods Pro is definitely worth investing in. Besides all the great functions like wireless charging and Siri-enabled that are also ported over to the AirPods Pro, the selling point for these new earbuds are definitely its active noise-cancellation abilites as well as sound quality.
While the general shape of the GoPro hasn’t undergone much iteration since its inception, the stabilisation abilities has undergone a major overhaul with its HyperSmooth technology, allowing you to take smoother videos. Ideal for sports enthusiasts and vloggers alike, the GoPro HERO8 now has a front’facing screen which allows you to accurately frame yourself within the video.
#3 Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $549
For frequent travellers, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a definitely must-have for blocking out ambient airplane engine noise or cranky babies. This pair of headphones from Sony are considered to be one of the best in the market right now, with active noise cancellation and gesture controls so that you can control the volume, skip tracks or pause your music without even taking out your phone.
#4 Apple iPhone 11 Pro, from $1,649
There may be many phone releases this year but none as coveted as the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This phone still draws crowds at its launch and we are just consistently awed by the picture and video quality. The biggest draw is the addition of an ultra-wide lens, making it a trio of wide, ultra-wide and telephoto lens that allows you to capture memories no matter how near or far you are to the action.
Ultra light with an improved battery life of up to 10.5 hours, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a tablet and laptop hybrid that is great for all your needs when working on the go.
#6 Insta360 Go, from $299
Honestly, the Insta360 doesn’t quite fit into the category of a 360 cam, nor is it an action camera, but we could totally see loads of uses for it. It’s sized no bigger than a thumb, the magnetic back of the camera allows you to stick it on the most obcure and tightest spots, for interesting angles you wouldn’t otherwise think of. The accessories like the pendant necklace allows you to take footage from chest level, giving everyone a first person view of your surroundings. Plus, it has the ability to take photos, videos, timelapses and hyperlapses, for the coolest-looking and most immersive travel photos and videos.
#7 Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera, from $1,999
If you’re in the market for a mirrorless camera, look no further than the new Sony A6600. The upgraded version of its precedessor now features a flip screen so you can take selfies or vlog easily. The battery life is also improved and is the only camera in its APS-C lineup that uses the same batteries as their full-frame cameras. However all these hardware improvement would mean nothing without ramping up its software as well. There is now auto eye focus (even on videos), so you get pixel sharp images and videos, even if you are a camera noob.
#8 Google Nest Hub, $189
If we could describe the Google Nest Hub, it would be like having a digital personal assistant. View every family membere’s Google Cal to coordinate schedule, or find out how to get somewhere all with voice commands. You can even call up YouTube videos if you need a recipe stat, or just Google something to feed your curiosity. Leave it near your entryway to ensure that all your lights, TVs and compatibles devices are switched off.
#9 Kobo Libra H2O, $297.90
The Kobo Libra H2O is perfect for any avid reader who wants an entire library of books they can enjoy, without having to lug them around. It has a comfortable ergonomic design and even has an IPX8 waterproof rating so you don’t have to worry when reading near a pool.
#10 JBL Pulse 4 Speakers, $339
No party is complete without some music and the JBL Pulse 4 Speakers lets you take your parties from your living room, out to a beach, or where ever you please. With a 12-hour battery life and a waterproof rating of IPX7, you can be assured that the party continues, rain or shine, night or day.
#11 Nomad Base Station– Apple Watch Edition, US$139.95
Having a clean desk or bedside table is challenging, especially if you have multiple devices. The Nomad Base Station takes care of the charging for your Apple Watch and multiple devices thanks to three charging coils embedded under the soft padded leather.