Top 10: The T3 Middle East ultimate Creative Goodies gift guide!
December 8, 2019
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It’s that time of the year when gifting [and being gifted] takes pride of place. So here’s our most recommended list of gadgetry to take care of any whim, whether DIY, your Kayne West aspirations or simply hair care with flair.

ROLI LUMI

Learn how to play and make music with Roli’s incredibly beautiful, fully illuminated keyboard that’s beginner-friendly enough for newcomers, but offers plenty of features to keep pro music-makers and songwriters happy. It’s small enough to sit on your table. $899, roli.com

BOSCH PSR SELECT

Bosch’s next-gen take on the long-respected PSR Select, which stores 12 different bits on board, lets you charge its lithium-ion battery via USB, meaning DIY enthusiasts will never be without the ability to tighten up to 90 screws, pronto! AED 428, bosch.com

DJI OSMO POCKET Shaky videos be damned – the Osmo Pocket’s 3-axis gimbal turns even the shakiest hand into a master camera operator, and arguably does a better job than any in-camera software stabilisation. Active tracking means it’s great for selfi es, too. AED 845, dji.com

ROCKETBOOK

Journal, scribble notes and hand-write a chapter of your new book with RcketBook and take it to the cloud . It’s stacked with lots of features, including the ability to record and add audio files in your notes, and converts handwritten work to PDFs and plain text files for editing. AED 145, rocketbook.com

LEGO NASA APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDER This is definitely a show-it-off centrepiece Lego set for the older builder – the finished product looks awesome. Celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, it has detachable stages and two little spaceman minifigs. NASA helped get the details just right. AED 1,099, lego.com

SPHERO MINI ACTIVITY KIT

What could be better than a smartphone-controlled robotic ball? All that plus a host of STEM-inspired activities, a construction kit for mazes and race tracks, and a cover for customising your auto-rolling robosphere, that’s what. $369, sphero.com

NANOLEAF CANVAS SMARTER KIT

Give the gift of feature lighting with this mini pack of customisable light squares. They can be arranged in any configuration, respond to touch or sound, and integrate with all major smart assistants. A beautiful upgrade for any living space.

AED 999, nanoleaf.me, shift.ae, dxb.net

KITCHENAID DRIP COFFEE MAKER WITH SPIRAL SHOWERHEAD

That spiral showerhead evenly saturates coffee grounds, meaning this kicks out a consistent and fl avourful blend. For those tricky mornings there’s selectable strength. AED 1,499, kitchenaid.com

SONY FES WATCH

For the fashion-forward smartwatch-wearer, Sony’s novel e-paper wristpiece is quirky, fashionable and functional. Not only can you change the watchface on a whim, but the e-ink customisation stretches all around the band, so you can change that too. TBA, sony.com

DYSON AIRWRAP If you want salon-finish hair without putting in much effort, the AirWrap should be top of your Christmas wishlist. It curls, waves, dries and straightens (to a degree), and does so without using extreme heat. Your hair will thank you for it. AED 1,889, dyson.com, sephora.com

BOSCH ZAMO III All DIY-enthusiasts, seriously consider the Bosch Zamo set. The device can not only accurately measure distances up to 20m, it can also measure circumferences and curved objects, has a line-adapter with two integrated spirit levels. It even boasts an area-function.

AED 369, bosch.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 is 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.
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