A Christmas guide to this season’s cool tech gifts

Are you looking for a gift for that tech-savvy friend or family member? The market is saturated with options from Apple products to the latest gadget curiosa. We have compiled a list to help you find inspiration

iPhone 14 Pro Max

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It goes without saying that gifting anyone with a new iPhone would elate them to stratospheric heights. However, presenting the recipients with the market’s newest, most impressive Apple product of the year is not all about prestige. The newest iPhone series is a sleek and nifty piece of tech with new features such as the Dynamic Island and new safety features. Especially if your giftee is a content creator, the Pro Max with its bigger screen will cater to all their visual needs. Check out the specs here.

Price: Starts at HK$9,399 – Apple.com

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 over-ear headphone

These elegant and premium over-ear headphone from Bang & Olufsen not only provides great sound quality on the go but also features an eye-catching design. With custom titanium drivers which are under the detachable magnetic earcups, the result is lush lows, punchy mids and crisp highs. The H95 is designed with five levels of noise cancellation and is B&O’s most advanced ANC headphone – and with 38 hours of battery life – it is a stylish addition to the commuter lifestyle.

Price: HK$8,498 – Lane Crawford

Insta360 One RS Twin Edition

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The Insta360 One RS Twin Edition is the world’s most versatile, interchangeable-lens action camera. Using a three-part design: one battery, one processor and two quick-swapping lenses, the One RS effortlessly transforms from a traditional action cam to a creative 360 cam. A new high-performance 4K Boost Lens with a 1/2″ 48MP image sensor offers stunningly detailed wide-angle videos and photos, while a powerful Core offers better-than-ever in-camera stabilization, crisp audio, and more.

Price: HK$4,048 – Insta360.com

55” Odyssey Ark Mini-LED Curved Gaming Monitor (165Hz)

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This one is for the gamers and – admittedly – on the pricey side considering it’s a gift, but if you are willing to shell out and make your gamer child/spouse/friend/in-laws very happy, you should have a look at the 55” Odyssey Ark Mini-LED Curved Gaming Monitor. Samsung is calling this “an unrivalled visual experience” with “revolutionary Quantum Matrix Technology”. To be installed either in vertical position or cockpit mode, the monitor is said to bring an AI-enhanced 4K cinematic experience where glare is omitted and its HDR technology just makes all the colours pop. It is now only available for pre-order with Samsung. Check it out and get it in time for Christmas!

Price: HK$26,980 – samsung.com

Devialet Mania

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Devialet sound systems have made quite the waves in Hong Kong in recent years and have the past few weeks launched a 360° sound system in a compact, portable form: the Devialet Mania. The ASC (Active Stereo Calibration) uses four microphones and embedded intelligence capabilities to allow Devialet Mania automatically adapt the audio rendering to suit its surroundings. Devialet Mania is currently the only product on the portable speaker market that offers both stereo rendering and real-time acoustic mapping, which combines with the speaker’s echo-cancellation and cross-stereo architecture. Devialet Mania is available to pre-order now.

Price: Starting at HK$6,990. Available at Devialet’s website and retail stores in Pacific Place, IFC and Harbour City

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