Top 10: Gentleman’s Eid 2021 Gift Guide

May 10, 2021

It’s that time of the year when one has to consider something special for the man in your life. From 75th Anniversary Editions of classic headphones to tough watches with classic military inspirations and fragrances inspired by the olfactory heritage, customs and legends of the East, this is T3 Middle East’s Gentleman’s Eid 2021 Gift Guide!

DJI Air 2S

What better way to capture the restress striving for creative pursuits than the ultimate consumer drone? With a brilliant spec list, whether a 1” sensor, 20 megapixel stills and 5.4K video, and a ton of creative options like MasterShots, the DJI Air 2S really sets the bar very high.

From AED 3,849, dji.com, amt.tv

Tumi Alpha 3

The Green and Amber Zone lists are out, and travel is all set to get back on track again. IFA 2021 is early in line as an in-person event, and more are along the way. So consider this plush travel piece from Tumi’s Alpha 3 Collection. Classy in plush leather, this versatile wheeled design is really two briefs in one. The expandable main compartment features removable file dividers and a removable laptop sleeve (fits screens up to 17”), while a built-in USB port keeps you connected wherever you are. Consider this your office on the go.

AED 4,880, tumi.ae

Sennheiser HD 800 S Anniversary Edition Headphones

In recognition of 75 years since its founding, German audio specialist Sennheiser released its special HD 800 S Anniversary Edition headphones. Manufactured in Wedemark, Germany, these headphones have a substance, look and feel more akin to a precision device developed for professional use than an ephemeral electronics product that passes from the user, to their children, and finally to Goodwill. Limited to 750 examples, each bears a serial number on the headband.

AED 6,499, en-ae.sennheiser.com

Bell&Ross BR 03-92 Diver Military

Limited to 999 pieces, think of the Bell& Ross BR 03-92 Diver Military as the quintessential B&R creation. After all, the brand was founded with a vision of creating functional and tough watches. Classic military inspirations find their place on the BR 03-92 Diver Military, with a 42mm x 42mm square case made of matte black ceramic, a lightweight, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective material. Thanks to the solid ceramic back, a thick sapphire crystal on top and a screw-down crown, it is rated for a 300m water-resistance. The BR 03 Diver Military is a true dive watch, as it meets the international standard ISO 6425.

$4,500

Beoplay HX

ANC, 35 hours battery life… so is the Beoplay HX just ‘another’ headphone? Well, it’s a Bang&Olufsen creation, which implies that extra oomph, far more attitude. This is a plushly comfortable headphone, with a blend of smooth cowhide, soft lambskin and knitted fabric enhancing comfort. Coming in a fine looking case, the sound is amazing as with any devices from the B&O stable, courtesy custom-made 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets that deliver a precise and immersive listening experience.

AED 2,700, bang-olufsen.com

Parfums de Marly Greenley for Spring

Make a statement with the latest olfactory delight by Greenley for Spring by luxury French perfume house Parfums de Marly. Authentic and uplifting, Greenley upends the traditional olfactory pyramid with a vertical overdose of cashmere wood, with hints in its top, heart and base notes.

AED 1,045, parfums-de-marly.com

HyperDrive Gen2 18-Port USB-C Hub

If ever you wondered what the ultimate connectivity dock was, this offering from Hyper has everything you could possibly envision in your workflow. Get the optional power cable, and you can use this dock to connect your Mac or Chromebook. And yes, it looks absolutely stunning, fine-cut aluminium and all.

$199, hypershop.com

The Absolus d’Orient by Tarek Benaoum

Guerlain’s new collaboration with Tarek Benaoum is one captivated by the olfactory heritage, customs and legends of the East. And the end result is a fragrance with a mysterious soul and precious scents, a vision of the treasures of the East.

guerlain.com

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.