This festive season, one of the best things you can gift your loved ones are practical investments that will last for years to come. Whether it’s good quality, premium speakers to deck a home in or a watch winder for serious collectors, you can easily find something for that special person at ION Orchard.

“While novelty gifts can be fun, I think the best gifts are practical ones,” says renowned actor Lawrence Wong. “You can never go wrong with tech gadgets.”

Here, an exhaustive gift guide of the sleekest tech gadgets you can find at ION Orchard.

1
Leica M10-D, S$12,000

A trademark in the photography world, Leica cameras are some of the best equipment for pro photographers.

As part of Leica’s digital rangefinder series, the Leica M10-D brings the unique experience of analog photography back into the digital world, reincarnating the classic camera with a flat black finish, quiet shutter and 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with an ISO range of 100 to 50,000.

Available at the Leica store, ION Orchard #03-20, +65 6636 9388.

2
Beoplay P6 speaker, S$640

Looking for an ideal gift for serious audiophiles? Check out the Beoplay P6, a portable Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen.

There’s no better time to get the ever-popular Beoplay P6, too. As part of the brand’s Autumn Winter 2018 collection, the speaker is available in three exclusive colours, limestone, terracotta and plum. It is designed with subtle heritage references and pearl blasted aluminium grill and leather strap. The speaker boasts up to 16 hours of battery life, and features a OneTouch button for smart features and up to 16 hours of play time.

Available at MUSICA.boutique, ION Orchard #04-26, +65 6509 0435.

3
Audio-Technica LP7 turntable, S$998

The Audio-Technica brand is a name popular amongst vinyl lovers, for good reason. The brand began in 1962 as a designer and manufacturer of high-end phonograph cartridges, bringing to the audio world the innovative Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with its outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

The newly-released Audio-Technica LP7 turntable is a fully manual, belt-drive turntable around the VM cartridge line, incorporating the finest materials and structures in support of the cartridge’s performance.

Available at MUSICA.boutique, ION Orchard #04-26, +65 6509 0435.

4
Devialet Phantom Gold, S$4,890

The Devialet Phantom Gold is a high-end speaker that boasts top quality sound whilst functioning as a statement piece in your living room. The powerful speaker boasts 4,500 watts of power and the ability to achieve peak volumes of 108 decibels, as loud as a live rock concert. If you’re looking for something more compact, check out the new Phantom Reactor instead.

Available at Devialet, ION Orchard #03-11, +65 6634 0856. 

5
Buben & Zorweg Spirit 4, S$9,322

A masterpiece from the House of Buben & Zorweg, the Spirit 4 is a watch winder for collectors of fine timepieces.

Its design unites the streamlined dynamics of the housing with carefully selected materials of steel, wood and glass with a culmination of perfect German craftsmanship. The exterior is wrapped in a crocodile grain calfskin leather accented with flawless high-polished finishes and plush velour interior that offers the perfect ambience. It also features a LED lighting system that beautifully displays one’s timepiece collection, as well as lockable glass doors to keep its contents safe.

Available at Buben & Zorweg, ION Orchard #04-06, +65 6509 5108.

6
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm), price TBC

The days of bulky and unsightly smartwatches are long gone, especially with the Samsung Galaxy Watch. Available in two finishes, Rose Gold and Midnight Black, the Bluetooth-supported device is now sleeker and better than ever. The Samsung Galaxy Watch is ideal for everyday wear, with a 42mm watch face and 20mm lightweight silicone straps — making a great gift for those who don’t necessarily like traditional watches.

Available at Singtel, ION Orchard #B4-21/22, +65 6509 8083.

7
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Headphones, S$659

If you’ve run out of gifting ideas, you can never go wrong with a pair of good quality headphones. German company Beyerdynamic returns to the Singapore market and is back in stores at MUSICA.boutique. The brand’s Aventho Wireless are on-ear headphones that boast a classy, retro look paired with optimum sound quality.

 

Available at MUSICA.boutique, ION Orchard #04-26, +65 6509 0435.

8
ANAFI Parrot, S$1,199.

Drone photography has surged in popularity over the past few years. Ideal for the frequent traveller, Parrot’s ANAFI is an ultra-portable drone that is both compact and lightweight and can be transported everywhere. Basically a flying 4K HDR camera, the drone boasts exclusive video and photo shooting capabilities because of its unique 180-degree tilt gimbal and up to 2.8X lossless zoom. It also offers a spectacular flight performance and a smart battery and powerful propulsion engine, allowing users to fly further for a longer duration.

 

Available at Epicentre, ION Orchard #B3-14.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.