Gift Guide: The Best Products For The Tech-Lovers In Your Life
Let The Upsider lift your Christmas gifting game, with a little help from Google.
Holiday season is around the corner, and the time to start thinking about what to get the special few in your life is now. Particularly if some of those few are tech-lovers.
Because while there are plenty of tech gadgets on the market, shopping for a tech enthusiast requires a lot more consideration. These are a group of people that know the tech scene well and are therefore much harder to impress.
So, how do you go about finding a gift for them they’ll actually want? How can you show them you’re not only thoughtful but also ahead of the tech game?
You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up five products that, when it comes to that criteria, truly deliver.
Wearables by Bose
First up is Bose’s collection of Wearables. As a force in the headphones game, it makes sense that they would take things one step further and release a product that capitalises on its stellar sound technology but in the extremely practical form of sunglasses.
Released earlier this year, the audio sunglasses ($295.95) let you connect to your phone via Bluetooth so you can take calls, listen to music and even use your Google Assistant. And, best of all, because the technology uses the tiniest and thinnest Bose system to-date, there’s little chance anyone would be able to tell you’re wearing speakers.
Google Nest Hub Max
The new Google Nest Hub Max ($349) somehow makes a smart home even smarter.
The latest from Google works with hundreds of smart home devices, like lights, cameras, TVs, and smart plugs. You can easily control them all from a single dashboard, and you can even check in on home when you’re away, thanks to the built-in Nest Cam. As an added bonus, you can keep everyone entertained on the 10-inch HD screen and stereo speakers.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless
Only released this October, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless headphones ($599.95) are setting the bar for wireless headphones high. Connecting to your phone or laptop via Bluetooth, the sturdy leather and metal headphones use noise cancellation and studio-quality sound technology to let you fully immerse yourself in whatever you choose to listen to.
Should you wish to listen but still be able to concentrate on a task at-hand, the phones allow for that with their Transparent Hearing feature. Also handy is the headphones’ three-button interface, which lets you switch between your music and making calls easily.
There’s a good chance your technophile will never have heard of this: SleepPhones. The only product of its kind, SleepPhones ($149.95) are headphones housed in a super-soft, padded headband so you can wear them while laying down and not worry about being uncomfortably propped-up if you’re sleeping on your side.
Developed by a family doctor who needed an easy way to listen to soothing music and fall back asleep after being woken by patient calls, SleepPhones is now officially listed as a medical device in the US. Use it to listen to a guided meditation, audiobook or white noise as you drift off to sleep.
For the adventure-lovers in your life, you won’t go wrong with a GoPro HERO8 ($599.95).
The latest from GroPro, the HERO8 is the most versatile model yet. Tweaking features from previous models, it offers better video stabilisation (HyperSmooth 2.0), better audio, better preset modes, and a sleeker, more streamlined design – small enough to fit in your back pocket.
Plus, thanks to its new built-in folding fingers, swapping mounts now takes seconds.
(Lead image: Kira auf der Heide / Unsplash)
Published 16 December, 2019