Can’t decide which Christmas present to buy the man (or men) in your life? Why not get him some cool gadgets or tech toys to play with? Whether it’s a snazzy new tablet, smart watch or even a drone, here are some great ideas for you to consider.
Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins carries a wide range of products, from home speakers to headphones and earbuds. Why not surprise your guy with a new set this Christmas?
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The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge ($1380) is an immersive whole home wireless sound system. Streaming 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound, the device is compatible with WiFi, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Roon and Bluetooth.
Pick up the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Noise cancelling headphones ($619) and you’ll be able to take advantage of a whopping 30-hour battery life. The headphones make use of adaptive noise cancelling that automatically responds to your environment. Just lift up an ear cup to hear what’s happening around you and the music will temporarily stop until you put it back on.
Weighing just 4.6 kilograms, the Cambridge Melomania 1 earbuds ($239) may be small but it comes packed with loads of cool features. The buds connect using Bluetooth 5.0 technology and can support a long reach with your device of over 27 metres. They also offer up to nine hours of playback without recharging.
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Something of a Singapore icon, Courts carries a huge range of electrical, IT and furniture products across many top tech brands. Services include product warranty and replacement, repair and cleaning, delivery and installation.
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The ASUS VivoBook S13 ($1199) is the first ASUS laptop to have a frameless four-sided NanoEdge display, with a 4.3mm-thin bezel for 89% screen-to-body ratio. It’s also compact and lightweight so it’s easy to carry about while you’re on the go.
With a fresh new design, the DELL Inspiron 5000 14-inch laptop ($1249) comes with adaptive thermals, a lid sensor, three-sided narrow border and 10th gen Intel core processors. It can also get up to an 80% charge within an hour.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 ($998) is a do-it-all tablet that offers new levels of S Pen integration. The 10.5-inch device has a dual camera – rear-facing 13 megapixel and 5 megapixels cameras. It has an ultra-wide angle option and smart AI so you can shoot like a pro and optimise the tone of your shots.
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Garmin is known for its GPS navigation devices, but did you know that it also carries smart watches? They come with 24/7 health monitoring functions so your guy can track and work at improving his overall well-being.
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The Fenix 6 series is built for those who love adventure. With a long battery life and new Power Manager function, you won’t need to worry about your watch shutting down when you’re in the great outdoors.
Venu is the brand’s latest stylish active lifestyle smartwatch, and it looks ideal for those who want both function and fashion. There are on-screen animated workouts available right on your wrist, for getting some exercise whenever and wherever you want it.
Built to endure challenging environments, the Instinct Tactical comes with a chemically strengthened and scratch-resistant display that’s easy to read even in direct sunlight. With the TracBack feature, it can help you navigate the same route back to your starting point. Available in stores from December 2019.
This home-grown electronics store has been around since the 1950s, and offers a wide range of gadgets, appliances and more.
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The GoPro Hero 8 Black ($599) may look remarkably like a classic GoPro, but there are some design and feature changes (including a new live burst feature) that could tempt you to upgrade from your old action cam.
The DJI Mavic Mini (from $510) builds on the technological innovations in DJI’s renowned series of folding Mavic drones. Coming in a light frame (below 250 grams), it’s in the safest drone category that exempts it from regulations that apply to other heavier drones.
The Canon EOS M50 (from $1099) is an entry-level mirrorless camera that features an electronic viewfinder, fully articulating touchscreen, single control dial and a 24MP APS-C sensor. It has Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor and offers expanded Dual Pixel AF coverage, 4K/24p video capture (with a 1.7x crop) as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
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