7 Cool gifts tech junkies will love for Christmas

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By Rachel Au

7 Cool gifts tech junkies will love for Christmas

In this edition of Buro’s Christmas Gift Guide 2016, we’re covering things for the avid tech junkies or just practical things. Know someone who’s keen on starting photography. We have it. Does your friend need a new smartphone or smartwatch? We have a few ideas and you can basically get the idea of this gift guide. Otherwise, do check out Fay Khoo’s list of things a foodie who loves to cook would like here and here, or the gift guide for jetsetters here

1. Moto Z and Moto Mods, RM2,699 for the smartphone and varied prices for the Mods

At 5.2mm, it’s the world’s thinnest premium smartphone ever with Quad HD AMOLED display, a powerful processor coupled with 4GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel, f1.8 camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera at the front. But these specs can be further expanded with Moto Mods, which are interchangeable magnetic backs that can tranform the Moto Z in a snap – a super zoom camera, a battery powerhouse, a big screen projector, and more. 

2. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 MK2 over-ear headphones, $425 (approx. RM1900)

For the person who has good taste in music and appreciates a pulsating experience of listening to classic hits and modern tunes. This iconic headphones H6 was inspired by New York to give both an enhanced performance, look and feel. In technical terms, it has a balanced bass and treble performance, without tweaks or overemphasis – just enough. 

3. Sony RX100 IV camera, RM3,799

The acclaimed Sony Cyber-shot RX series meets professional imaging experience in this nifty camera that’s easy to carry around and even easier to shoot great pictures, be it for travel memories, special occasions, professional photography works or just everyday life. 

4. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, price unavailable

The latest of the latest, this Olympus camera with 20.4 megapixels and an 18 frames per second high-speed sequential shooting in AF/AE tracking was only made available this month. The compact and lightweight design is also dust-, splash-, and freeze-proof. It’s a pretty serious camera for a serious budding photographer. 


5. Samsung Gear S3 classic, RM1,399

With a very recent release, your loved one will surely be both surprised and welcoming of this gorgeous smartwatch fitted with improved features. Get the full details here.

6. Leica Sofort, RM1,260

The latest and undoubtedly the most stylish instant camera was just released last month and it’s sure to be a hit among instant photography fans. Get the full specs here.


7. Stella McCartney rainbow silicone iPhone 6 case, $68 (approx. RM305)

You may not be able to help your friend upgrade to an iPhone 7 but you can make their nifty smartphone look a little more colourful in style. 


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