The argument of tech versus human sentiment isn’t one we haven’t heard before. While technology will never replace the tender love and affection of spending quality time with your nearest and dearest, it sure can make things a little more entertaining. From smart tablets and supersonic beauty gadgets to wearables and photography aids, these fancy gizmos and devices will definitely bring a smile to your favourite techie.
Don’t be fooled by its small and light body, as the Mavic Mini is a solid folding drone that promises to take your aerial shots to greater heights — and we mean that in both figurative, and literal sense. At just 249g, this compact device features a high-grade camera capable of capturing compelling footage in high definition, while the stable flight performance makes it one of the longest flight times for a drone of its size. The Mavic Mini comes complete with exciting accessories including a DIY Creative Kit and a 360° Propeller Guard, making it the perfect gift for anyone who wants to experience the fun of flying.
The choice between smartwatch and a classic has always been a bit of a toughie, so this season, why not go for a bit of both? Looking for a smartwatch that looks just as good as a traditional timepiece? Then you can’t go wrong with this stylish number from TAG Heuer. This special edition of the Connected Modular comes equipped with a useful app that lets golfers keep track of their performance via 3D courses, shot tracking and scorecards. Sporty and functional, the smartwatch comes paired with a leather strap and a ceramic bezel displaying 18 holes found on a golf course.
Like it or not, you can’t deny that Leica cameras have a serious cult following. For this special CL “Edition Paul Smith”, the German camera manufacturer teams up with the British fashion house to create a limited edition camera that expresses the designer’s eccentric style. Using the Leica CL as their canvas, this collector’s edition includes bold accent colours, a striped base and fun design elements located on the top and bottom plate. Limited to just 900 units, each individually numbered model comes with a vibrant rope strap and cleaning cloth, all perfectly packaged in a specially designed box.
Looking for a hairdryer that will never let your hair down? Give those tired, frazzled tresses a treat with this handy hairdryer from Dyson. The secret lies in a small-but-powerful digital motor V9 tucked in the device handle that delivers 41 litres of powerful airflow, while an on-board intelligent heat control system and microprocessor regulates the temperature to prevent heat damage. Equipped with three handy attachments for creating different styles, this gift edition also includes a complimentary display stand with magnetic attachments to keep everything in place.
This smart decanter from the King of Cognac represents a wondrous union between cutting-edge technology and traditional craftsmanship. Available in newly-designed packaging, each crystal decanter comes with a special cork stopper equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology. A simple tap of the smartphone provides instant access to content exclusive to the owner, making it a nifty gift for collectors who wish to delve in the history of this royal spirit. Each decanter also comes with the historic fleur-de-lys crystal stopper used to seal the precious contents within.