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A crazy number of high-tech gadgets and smart-home gizmos hit shelves this year, and filtering through all of them can be nothing short of intimidate. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to consider one of the sleek products for the technophiles on your list—or perhaps for the neophyte who’s never even heard of virtual reality.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2
Made out of aluminium, this conical wireless speaker system sharply projects audio 360 degrees to fully envelop listeners in an audio experience. Not only does the 17-inch-tall accessory support all major streaming technologies, but it’s also blended with other Bang & Olufsen products to produce a uniform sound across your home.
Microsoft Surface Studio
Fixed on zero-gravity hinges, this interactive PC/digital sketchbook allows users to keep it upright or fold it down into “Studio” mode, which aids in drawing or writing directly on its über-high-resolution 28-inch display. Effortlessly swap colour palettes with the push of a button to see how work will look on other types of screens.
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Sony Ultra-Portable Short Throw Projector
Instantly convert any wall pretty much anywhere into an 80-inch screen thanks to this pint-size portable projector, which comes with potent built-in speakers.
Parrot Zik 3
French designer Philippe Starck helped mastermind these chic wireless headphones, which are controlled via app and feature noise-canceling technology and wireless charging abilities. The elegant quilted-seam design is available in a pack of customizable colours and sizes.
Montblanc Augmented Paper
The German luxury-goods maker recently revealed this leather-bound notebook and accompanying StarWalker ballpoint pen, which enable every scribble to be captured electromagnetically and banked in an app. Up to 100 pages of notes can be stored, shared, edited, and even translated into a dozen languages.
Samsung Gear VR
This lightweight virtual reality headset plays with any of Samsung’s 2015/16 flagship smartphones. Top-of-the-line processing skills make for a totally full experience, with myriad games available thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Oculus.
Google’s first venture into the smart-home hub market is this delightful voice-activated assistant, which can control products from Nest, SmartThings, and Philips Hue—and, of course, Google-supported services like Chromecast. The base of the machine, which holds its speaker, can be personalised with several colours and finishes.
DJI Mavic Pro
The brand-new offering from top Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, this foldable model can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour and comes equipped with ever-handy obstacle-avoidance technology. It can be controlled via joystick or smartphone, and can even stream to Facebook Live.
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