We all have that tech-savvy friend, significant other or family member who is always geeking out about the latest gadgets. For these techies, nothing makes a better Christmas gift than a cool tech product that checks all the boxes on both looks and functions.
We have scoured the internet to bring you these 12 hottest gadgets that will make any tech lover happy this Christmas!
For the audiophiles:
1. Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Bose has always set the standard when it comes to sound quality and your audiophile will not be disappointed with this pair of highly raved-about wireless Bluetooth headphones.
The adjustable noise cancelling function is ideal for those who constantly travel by plane or work in noisy environments.
The coolest thing about these headphones is the augmented reality function, with motion sensors embedded inside the headphones to detect your head position and body movement and give you tailored audio content. If this doesn’t impress an audiophile, we don’t know what will!
The Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones retail at SGD599, available on Lazada.
2. Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker
It’s true that you can find bluetooth speakers for as cheap as SGD25, but if you want a speaker that will please even the most difficult audiophiles, look no further than the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker.
The cylindrical design gives you excellent balanced 360° sound with rich bass texture. Not only that, the compact size as well as the water, dirt and drop proof quality make this speaker the ultimate on-the-go accessory for music lovers.
You can get the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker from Lazada at SGD229. It’s currently at 35% off Lazada – check it out before the promotion is over!
For the film buffs:
3. LG OLED TV E9
The LG OLED TV E9 boasts outstanding picture quality, perfect for enjoying a movie marathon in the comfort of your home.
The Conversational Voice Recognition feature allows you to control the TV simply with voice commands such as “find Christmas movies”. You can also verbally control other smart home devices, such as the robot vacuum cleaner, that are connected on the Google Assistant platform. Lazing on the couch while getting chores done, what could be a more perfect holiday gift?
The LG OLED TV E9 retails at SGD6,999, available at major electronic stores including Best Denki, COURTS and Harvey Norman. The TV is currently going at a discounted price of SGD6,522 on these websites.
As part of the LG Red Fair promotions from now till 20 February 2020, you can also receive complimentary delivery and wall mount services worth up to SGD200 when purchasing this TV.
4. Sonos 5.1 Wireless Home Theater System
A home theatre experience isn’t complete without a high quality sound system, and one of the best offers on the market currently is the Sonos 5.1 Wireless Home Theatre System, featuring a beam, a subwoofer, and a pair of One SL speakers.
The system also comes with built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, with no remote control or additional wiring, so you can enjoy your music or movies completely hands-free.
The Sonos 5.1 Wireless Home Theatre System retails for SGD3896 on Lazada.
5. Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player
Some may say DVDs and Blu-ray™ are obsolete these days, but for those who still appreciate and collect physical media, a Blu-ray™ player would be the perfect Christmas gift.
As its name suggests, the Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player gives you outstanding 4K Ultra HD picture quality, four times the resolution of conventional Blu-ray™, as well as advanced surround sound for an immersive cinematic experience.
The Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player is surprisingly affordable compared to players with similar specs on the market. It retails at SGD419, available at all Sony stores in Singapore.
For the photographers:
6. DJI Mavic Mini Drone
If you know someone who is into photography or videography, chances are they have at some point thought about getting a drone for those cool aerial shots.
The DJI Mavic Mini is compact when folded up and is as light as an average handphone, making it a convenient travel-friendly gear. Get ready for some incredible travel photos on your friend’s Instagram feed after you get them this drone!
You can get the DJI Mavic Mini from the Apple Store at SGD519.
7. CANON INSPiC Mini Printer
Compact and lightweight, the CANON INSPiC Mobile Printer is the perfect on-the-go companion for those who not only love taking photos but also like to print them out to share with friends.
The best thing about this printer is that it uses sticker paper, so you can simply peel off the back and paste the photos your journal or wherever you prefer. The prints are also smudge-proof and tear-resistant, so your photos will last a long time.
The CANON INSPiC Mini Printer is available on CANON’s online store at SGD189.
For the hardcore gamers:
8. Gunnar Intercept Gaming Glasses
If you are ever worried about your gamer friend staring intensely at the laptop screen for hours on end or even all night long, definitely get them these Gunnar Intercept Gaming Glasses to protect their eyes.
These glasses block out blue light emitting from the computer screen, reducing eye strains and dryness, while the lightweight frame allows a full day of comfortable wear. Your gamer friend will thank you for this!
The Gunnar Intercept Gaming Glasses retail at SGD129, available at Gunnar’s official retailer x-tremesolution.
For the book worms:
9. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Most book lovers will not get rid of their physical books no matter what Marie Kondo may say, but they would definitely still appreciate the convenience of an e-reader. After all, no one wants to have several paperbacks take up space and weight allowance in their luggage when they can have just one compact device with thousands of books to choose from.
And even with a variety of e-book readers on the market, nothing really comes close to the Kindle Paperwhite in giving users the best reading experience. It has a glare-free display that allows you to read comfortably even in bright sunlight, and is waterproof, so you can bring it to read by the beach or the pool without a worry.
You can purchase the Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon. Prices start from SGD144.28 for the 8GB version.
For the art connoisseurs:
10. Meural Canvas
Who doesn’t want to have Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Van Gogh’s The Starry Night displayed in their home? For a fraction of the costs of these paintings, you can give your artsy friend the ability to display the digital version on a digital photo frame called the Meural Canvas.
It features a 27-inch frame with full HD IPS display, an anti-glare matte screen and ambient light sensor, allowing the artworks to be shown with realistic perception of depth and texture.
The Meural Canvas retails at SGD1299, currently on sale for SGD1099 on Lazada. The canvas comes with a three-year membership that gives you access to the Meural library with tens of thousands of famous artworks to choose from.
For the Apple enthusiasts:
11. Apple Airpods Pro
If your friend is an Apple enthusiast, they probably already have a pair of Airpods, but you can always surprise them with the relatively new Airpods Pro.
The Airpods Pro offers active noise cancelling as well as sweat and water resistance on top of the other features found in the original Airpods. You can also have it engraved with your recipient’s name, initials, or phone number for that added personal touch.
The Airpods Pro is available at Apple’s online store as well as the physical Apple Stores. They retail at SGD379.
12. Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil would make a great gift for someone who already owns one of the newer-generation iPads.
Highly precise and responsive, the Pencil makes drawing, note-taking and marking up documents on the iPad an intuitive and fuss-free process, particularly ideal for artists or students. The first-generation Pencil is compatible with a variety of iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini (see the full list here), while the second-generation version is only compatible with the 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro.
The first and second-generation Apple Pencils retail at SGD138 and SGD189, respectively. You can purchase them at Apple’s online store.