Natasha Drake, December 16th, 2021
Natasha Drake, December 16th, 2021
10 tech gifts for design lovers
Cool ideas for a stylish, high-tech holiday.
To ring in the season, check out these ten tech gifts for design lovers. The outstanding products in this techie holiday gift guide are not only supremely useful pieces of technology, they also elevate their niche with great design.
SENNHEISER Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds
Wireless earbuds are the new frontier in sound. Comfy and discreet, they're much less bulky than headphones and allow you to listen to music and podcasts without pesky tangled cables. The latest models feature Active Noise Cancellation technology. Drop into your chosen sound world; no bothersome background noise will bleed in.
We recommend the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2. With a retro fabric-covered case, Sennheiser’s legendary audio quality (7 millimeter audio drivers), and the touch pad technology built into each earbud surface, this is a high-tech Christmas gift that grooves with style and originality.
Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker
How often do you misplace your keys? Your phone? This gadget is a genuine lifesaver for the more forgetful among us.
Getting started is simple. Attach the Tile to your keyring, then download the free Tile app (Android/iPhone). When you need to find your keys, open the app and tap Find. Thanks to Bluetooth, the Tile on your keyring will ring when it's within a whopping 120m radius. If it's further away, you can locate it via GPS on your phone.
But that's not all. If your smartphone’s gone missing, just double press your keyring Tile to call your phone — and yes, this even works when your phone’s on silent.
All this great technology is wrapped in an elegant and compact design. Tile Pro is a simple and above all useful stocking stuffer, great for everyone on your list.
Mundus by Einova UV-C Smartphone Sanitizer & Qi Wireless Charger
The Einova Mundus combines high-tech design with proven germ-killing power. The sanitizer’s cover is much more than just a cover — it’s also a 10W fast wireless charging spot for all Qi compatible devices, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Bluetooth speakers and more (check out the compatibility list).
But don’t forget to lift up the lid: inside you’ll find a 99.999% effective disinfecting device certified by the EPA and independent laboratories Intertek and Gmicro. Surface viruses and bacteria are destroyed in just one 8-minute cycle.
While Mundus definitely scores points for the understated, sleek profile (the device can also be used to store your accessories), we love it the most for the microbe-fighting protection. In these uncertain times, a small feeling of safety is a gift anyone and everyone will appreciate.
Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
Here’s a brilliant — in all senses of the word — idea for the bookworms in your life. With an e-reader, picking up the latest page turner no longer requires physically hauling oneself to a bookstore or library. Instead, get it as an e-book and immediately start turning those virtual pages. But that’s not all. An e-reader can hold hundreds of books simultaneously. It’s a truly essential travel companion: unlimited beach reads!
Though there are other good e-readers out there, the Kindle’s design and exceptional performance makes it a cut above. Specs of note include a 10% brighter screen, water resistance and a thickness of only 8 mm. Plus, the battery lasts up to 10 weeks with an average of 30 minutes a day reading time and can recharge via USB-C port.
DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo hi-def pocket camera
Need to find a high-tech holiday present for someone Gen Z? Digital natives will love the DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo. Especially made to easily and quickly create and edit high-quality video content, the body design of this pocket-sized video camera is the real reason it shines. Stash it away in your handbag or backpack; it fits in the palm of your hand.
Beyond the ultra-small dimensions, the gadget also offers a 4K/60fps video resolution, movement stabilization, and fast recharging via USB-C port. It’s an innovative gift idea for anyone whose New Year’s resolution is to level up their Reels.
Tubicen LED Portable Lamp
We couldn’t not mention this enlightening tech gift idea! This rechargeable LED lamp from Tubicen offers 4 different brightness settings. During the day it’s a great white light desk lamp for studying and doing homework; at night, the warm light creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, ideal for peaceful dreaming.
The lamp’s biggest advantage is its practical design: the internal battery and USB-C port means that it doesn't need to be constantly plugged in. As a result, it can be easily moved from room to room, or (why not?) used outdoors as a camping lamp.
Einova Laptop Power Bank 20,000mAh power bank
All of these hi-tech designer gift ideas need to be recharged at some point. It’s easy with the Laptop Power Bank is a multi-device power bank with 3 ports. The 45W USB-C output safely charges a laptop, camera or tablet; the USB-A Quick Charge is perfect for your smartphone, a Nintendo Switch or a mini audio speaker; and the standard USB-A juices up smartwatches and Bluetooth headset cases. Covered in soft canvas with a soft touch frame, this multi-tasking designer power bank is ideal for digital nomads and weekend warriors alike.
Apple HomePod mini smart speakers
Every family, it seems, has an Apple addict, the iEverything superfan that never misses an opportunity to add the next hot gadget from Cupertino to their collection. There’s no shortage of high tech design gift ideas for this person, from iPhone covers, to Apple Watch straps, to the Smart Folio for iPad mini.
But if you want to opt for something more cozy? We recommend the HomePod mini. It’s the perfect speaker to help you rock around the Christmas tree thanks to the rich 360-degree sound. And with Siri built in, Apple’s voice assistant can guide you through recipes verbally while your hands are busy mixing cookie dough.
The HomePod mini comes in a variety of colours and recharges via USB-C port. While Apple includes a 20W power supply in the package, if you’re looking for something that can power up all your Apple devices, read on!
Einova Power Bar MFi-certified wireless power bank
The Power Bar from Einova is an MFi-certified wireless power bank that solves Apple device power and compatibility problems in one fell swoop. You can use this nifty, versatile charging gadget in two different ways. It’s both a multi-device wireless charging dock and an 10,000mAh external battery to juice up while away from home. The design is compact, functional, and easy to carry.
The device charges up to four Apple devices at the same time (two 7.5W Qi spots, for iPhone and AirPods, an Apple Watch charging spot, and a 30W USB-C port for the wired recharging of MacBook Air, iPad and more). The spot for Apple Watch has two different positions: raised, it optimizes space during charging and doesn’t get in the way of devices on Qi spots; lowered, it’s flush to the body of the power bank, perfect for when you’re on the go.
Einova Charging Stone
We’ve saved the best tech gift for design lovers for last. The Charging Stone by Einova is the ne plus ultra for Qi chargers: a Qi-certified wireless charging base made of genuine marble or stone.
In addition to quickly recharging smartphones or Bluetooth earbuds with a 10W fast charge, this wireless charger is a stunning object of design. Each of the stone variations tells a different story, adding a touch of elegance and originality to your decor.
While the Charging Stone is a high-tech gift idea perfect for aesthetes, comfort-seekers will also adore it: simply place your smartphone on the stone to recharge it wirelessly. It can't be simpler than that!
Just in time for the holidays, get two Charging Stones for the price of 1! Valid for any combination of stone variations (black, white, wood-colored, or cream marble; travertine; sandstone; lava stone). But hurry — the offer ends December 24!