Failsafe tech is better than flowers that fade and chocolates that melt in the heat! We’ve rounded up some in the colour of the day. You’re welcome.
Beats Studio 3
You can’t go wrong with Beats by Dr Dre. These headphones offer that signature Beats audio quality coupled with dual-mode adaptive noise-cancelling. Thanks to its wireless listening capability, you can pair and play these with your Bluetooth device within a 30ft range. The soft ergonomic cups allow for a flexible custom-fit, so the headphones don’t leak noise and the wearer is always comfortable. The rechargeable battery in these headphones offers up to 22 hours of life, so there’s never a reason to press pause on a song. They come in a hardshell case.
OnePlus 5T Lava
Apple got some flak for their Red iPhone 7, which featured a white bezel on the front, so when the gadget gurus at OnePlus devised their own red smartphone, they gave the Lava OnePlus 5T an even cleaner look, with an all-black front. The OnePlus 5T comes in two variants, one with 6GB RAM/64GB internal memory, while the other boasts 8GB RAM/128GB storage. The Face Unlock feature also promises that users can unlock their phones in 0.4 seconds. The camera also claims improved capability in low light and promises better portraits.
Bose SoundLink Color II
If you’re shopping for someone who likes their music to be loud and heard around the house, the Bose SoundLink Color II is perfect. This portable Bluetooth speaker has a silicone exterior and is water-resistant, making it perfect for outdoor events like pool parties and even road trips. The device is easy to use and control using the free Bose Connect app. The app lets you access the user manual and to control volume and playback, though the speaker has its own control panel. It’s got eight hours of play-time in it.
Nikon Coolpix B700
Photographers will appreciate the detail the Coolpix B700 picks up, thanks to its 20.3-megapixel super-zoom. A high-performance autofocus helps you click perfectly clear pictures, and SnapBridge lets you share your favourite photos instantly, by connecting to your other devices. The Coolpix B700 offers great close-ups, thanks to its Macro Mode, but even the high-powered zoom feature lets you take great photos from a distance. It’s an easy-to-hold-and-handle camera that can bring out anyone’s photographer side.
Lenovo Yoga Book
This two-in-one tablet lets you sketch or take notes using the Real Pen stylus, while Yoga Book seamlessly digitises your work, so you always have it on hand, anytime and anywhere. Meanwhile, haptic feedback makes using the Halo keyboard a pleasure, and auto-correct, shortcuts and auto-complete make typing easy and intuitive. The Yoga Book is thin and light, ensuring maximum portability. It is equipped with the Intel Atom x5 processor and offers 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM. Its Lithium-Ion battery offers about 13 hours of use. The device is also available with Android.
MoonRide Commuter LED Backpack
Every cyclist has a few horror stories that involve riding on busy streets or collisions at intersections. These backpacks from MoonRide are specifically created to make commutes for cyclists a little easier. The bags feature a unique LED panel integrated in the front pocket that’s connected to a remote control on the handle bar. An integrated sensor transforms the LED panel into a turn signal, which easily allows the cyclist to convey to drivers behind him/her which direction he/she will continue in. The cyclists in your life will definitely thank you for this one!
Ferrari Power Bank
On a list dedicated to safe and universal gifts, a power bank is probably the safest! A digital display indicates the level of power contained in the battery, while surge protection ensures you never have to worry about damaging your device with power fluctuations. The bank features two USB ports, allowing you to charge two devices at once. This 12000 mAh power bank also features Ferrari’s iconic stallion logo.