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The perfect gifts for technophiles this season

Christmas has always been a time of joy, especially when there are presents to look forward to. We know that the festive season is a busy time for many, which means leaving your gift-buying to the last minute. We’ve given you an idea on what to gift the travellers in your life — now it’s time for the technophiles.

From portable 4K cameras to headphones and everything else in between, it’s always good to have some quality gadgets by your side — or your loved ones. With technology being an ever-present necessity in our lives these days, it’s always a challenge when it comes to picking the right gizmos to have and to own.

The best part: you won’t actually even need to be a technophile to appreciate the gadgets we’re about to show you. Be sure to scroll on down to see what may potentially be the perfect gift for that special someone this Christmas.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

A smartphone is always a good gift for anyone who desperately needs an upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is arguably the best Android smartphone, which makes it a great gift for anyone that is a fan of Google’s popular operating system. While it’s more of a slight upgrade to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9 still packs a punch to power through the day. Some of its biggest changes include a new camera setup and its S-Pen, which makes navigating the smartphone much easier and more intuitive.

Price: RM3,699/RM4,599, Samsung

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Technophiles are a picky bunch, especially when it comes to audio systems. Whether it’s headphones or speakers, they must always offer pristine quality. That’s exactly what the Bose QuietComfort 35 II is famous for. Not only is it noise-cancelling, but it is also wireless, making it one of the current best headphones worth investing in. Comfort is also an important factor, which is what the QuietComfort 35 II provides at just 235g in weight.

Price: RM1,457 (approx. conversion), Bose

DJI Osmo Pocket

The DJI Osmo Pocket is the perfect companion for the technophile who loves anything to do with cameras. This is the smallest handheld gimbal to date from DJI, weighing at just 116g. Much like its name, the Osmo Pocket can fit virtually anywhere, especially in your pocket. Another great feature of the Osmo Pocket is that its camera that can shoot 4K video footage at 60 frames per second (fps). Other features of the Osmo Pocket includes a 12-megapixel sensor for the camera, an 80° field-of-view, and 140-minutes of battery life.

Price: RM1,453 (approx. conversion), DJI

Apple Watch Series 4

A smartwatch is a good gift for someone whose new year’s resolution is to get fit. It’s the latest and greatest from everyone’s favourite fruit, redesigned and re-engineered to keep up with the most active of lifestyles. It comes with a much larger display than its predecessor, an all-new digital crown for easier navigation, as well as new and improved features. There are also different variations of the Apple Watch Series 4 from Nike+ and Hermes, much like the previous year.

Price: RM1,749, Apple

Google Home

Smart homes are steadily becoming the house of tomorrow and you can be part of that process by getting your loved one a smart home speaker. While there are plenty to choose from, the Google Home should be one of your top choices. With different variations to choose from — the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max — Google Home can sync seamlessly with its siblings to fully integrate itself into your household. From enquiring about the weather to keeping up with current news and events, the Google Home can basically do it all.

Price: RM774 (approx. conversion), Google

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.