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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Best accessories for tech junkies this Christmas

The time of giving is upon us once again — here’s when we start hunting for gifts for our friends, family, and loved ones. While the list is seemingly endless on what you can get a gift, a popular choice has always fallen onto tech gadgets. There has always been an abundance of gadgets and tech accessories for Christmas with this year being no different.

Of course, you can always opt to just get your loved ones their go-to gadget of choice. It can be smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, headphones… the list goes on. But while those make exemplary gifts, it doesn’t carry the same panache as a Christmas gift would.

It goes without saying that buying expensive gadgets comes off as stale and one-dimensional. At least with an accessory, it gives you greater room for creativity and planning on what your loved one really needs.

This can range from phone covers and casings to wearables, wireless chargers, and more. While there are more affordable options for said gifts, that doesn’t necessarily make it a great product. You will want to give your loved one a gift that will last a long time and not for a short period.

Buying a loved one the latest iPhone is a sweet gesture, but it’s so predictable. Turn the tables on them by getting them a smartphone case instead. But wait, it’s not just any smartphone case — it’s the Louis Vuitton Eye Trunk, featuring the brand’s iconic monogram canvas. It also has plenty of intricate detailing, which follows the House’s historic trunk design. This includes the metal rivets, the leather trim, and the S-lock.

With wireless charging becoming more and more prominent these days, it’s good to have one by your side. Introducing the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock, capable of charging up to two wireless devices. While that may not seem like much, it makes up for it with its fast-charging feature. This ensures your devices are fully juiced up in no time at all.

Wireless devices are all the rage now, which include wireless earbuds. The Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds provides optimal audio quality of the highest standards while ensuring it has the best noise-cancelling feature in the market. To sweeten the deal, Sony is the only manufacturer to have created active noise-cancelling wireless earbuds in the market.

But if you’re a true audiophile, you would know that nothing beats a good pair of headphones, especially if its the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. What makes these even better is that it is the first smart headphones, pairing with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. There are 11 levels of noise cancellation and the first-of-its-kind, Bose AR. This audio augmented reality platform brings new audio experiences into the fold, allowing you to stay in the middle of two planes — the digital and the physical world.

Arguably the best smartwatch right now, the Samsung Galaxy Watch ticks all the boxes when it comes to a modern-day smart device on your wrist. It now has a bigger battery, meaning you’ll stay connected longer. Aside from that, there is also an LTE version, allowing you to answer calls through the smartwatch without needing a smartphone nearby. It’s also compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

If your loved one already has an Apple Watch, it doesn’t make sense to buy another one. Instead, you can opt for the Hermès Double Tour strap for an added style flair. This extra-long band wraps twice around your wrist and is available in multiple colourways. If the iconic Double Tour strap isn’t for you, there’s the Single Tour strap that also comes in a wide variety of two-tone colourways.

Wi-Liam Teh
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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.