Ultimate Gadgetry: This is T3ME’s Christmas Gift Guide!

December 24, 2021

Its Christmas time, that time of the year when sumptuous feasts, journeys to far-away lands [social distancing rules prevailing] and happy moments with near and dear ones take center stage. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas gift or gadgets to ensure a secure journey, look no beyond T3 Middle East’s Christmas Gift Guide!

Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick

Seriously, why has no one thought of this before? The wonderfully seductive FreeBuds Lipstick is designed by the talents at Huawei’s Paris Aesthetics Research Centre. These stylish earbuds reinterpret nobility and luxury with a gorgeous stainless-steel body.

The luxury-grade stainless-steel charging case is corrosion and wear-resistant and is built using over 30 intricate processes to produce a surface as smooth as a mirror. The charging case also features a magnetic design, which ensures a unique “click” sound. Truly distinctive, and expect a whole army of high profile imitators. Very soon. The Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick are available for the AED 899 along with a gift worth AED 299.

LG Puricare Gen 2

The idea of a wearable air purifier is almost an obvious next step these Pandemic-stricken days, and LG was the first to the pole with the first iteration of the Puricare wearable air purifier. Incorporating dual fans that blow air at the speed of your own breathing, the device is made with medical-grade silicone and boasts two H13 grade HEPA filters.

The second iteration of the LG Puricare is also much more compact, with a choice of black and white color options. The end result? You are both distinct and safe.

AED 729, lge.com

Fantom Wallet

It’s that time of the year when we cross continents to visit our near ones, Omicron willing. And the Fantom Wallet is in many ways the ultimate season’s gift. It’s an RFID Wallet, which makes sure that your precious cards are safe from prying scanners during your travels.

To top off the ultility element, the Fantom Wallet series comes with so many customization options, whether key holder attachments, Cash holders, tracking and ID Card attachments and more. A lifetime guarantee is proof of how well the Fantom Wallets are built. Plus, you are literally spoilt for choice with their finishes, right from brilliant red leather to carbon fibre [in the Fantom Wallet R Stealth] and even Bamboo. Go for it. Now.

AED 375 onwards, fantomwallet.com

Huawei P50 Pocket Premium Edition

Think of it as the moment art and the foldable smartphone wave merged in brilliant harmony. The Huawei P50 Pocket Premium Edition was created in collaboration with Haute Couture designer Iris Van Herpen, and features amazing organically flowing patterns in a stunning gold tone, bringing an element of organic, kinetic life to cutting edge technology.

The multi-dimensional hinge reinforced with innovative materials that folds to fit seamlessly, and unfolds without any sign of creasing, instantly transforming from pocket size to top-of-the-line full-screen smartphone. Expect the Huawei P50 Pocket to hit UAE stores by end of January.

Keystone Pro Crypro Wallet

For those wanting to secure your crypto assets, the Keystone Pro is a must buy. A proprietary bank-grade Secure Element ensures your private keys never leave the Keystone. The Secure Element generates a true random number for your private keys, ensuring your crypto assets are stored in the safest way possible. The Keystone BIP32, BIP39, and BIP44 compliant firmware is also open source.

By using QR code transmissions, Keystone has eliminated potential malware infiltration risks. You can unlock the device and sign transactions in public using the fingerprint sensor, while an anti-tamper self-destruct mechanism will wipe your private keys upon detection of disassembly if your Keystone is lost or stolen.

AED 749, keyst.one

Satechi multi-port adapter V2

When you are on the move, skipping between terminals or ferries, the odd café in between, we most recommend the Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2. It comes all ports ringing, with an HDMI video output up to 4K 60Hz, USB-C pass-through charging up to 60W, Gigabit Ethernet supporting 1000Mbps, a Micro/SD card reader and 3 USB 3.0 ports.

AED 269, dxb.net, satechi.net

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.