The holiday season always invokes an extra sense of love, thankfulness, and enthusiasm for the near and dear ones. When youcombine it with other multiple occasions from birthdays to anniversaries which also fall during the season there is always a big conundrum on choosing the best gifts.
. We have tried to make this non-trivial task easy especially if you are looking to include cutting-edge technology gifts into your shopping list. We have curated some of the most attractive and upscale gadgets you could gift to your loved ones which could make a significant difference in their luxurious lifestyle.
MEURAL CANVAS II
Wall Art always defines and reflects one’s thoughts, personality, style and adds a statement to the living or workspace. However, in this digital age, how art will be consumed is undergoing a revolution. Meet the beautiful Meural Canvas II which evolves and transforms the art collection into an unparalleled digital experience. It unlocks a world of art with support for more than 30,000 curated artworks from the Meural library or even your own collection of digital art or photography for your wall all in an exquisitely crafted wooden frame
The Meural Canvas is powered by a patented TrueArt Technology which can scale and display each photograph or art to perfection almost lifelike. While this satisfies your artistic eye and enriches your home it will also inspire the guests. Basically, it is a collection of original digital canvases designed to instantly and dynamically characterize any wall or space.
Meural Art II smart display frame comes in two sizes 16×24-inch and 19×29-inch and comes in black, white, dark wood and light wood colors. It sports a specially designed anti-glare matte highresolution display and an ambient light sensor for exhibiting a perfect image in all lighting conditions. This optimized smart frame produces 16.7 million colors with deep blacks to make those hues pop out similar to a real canvas. Further, you can also personalize your favorite canvases by scheduling them at a different time of the day to suit your mood or routine. It is also smart enough to understand the orientation and adjusts the art accordingly. You can also add your own photographs to the library either via an SD Card and control the entire collection wirelessly via an Android or iOS app on your phone powered by Logitech’s wireless technology. If you want handsfree control, the frame comes with support for the Amazon Alexa assistant and can be controlled via your Amazon Echo devices.
Meural Art II starts from US$400 for a smaller frame and the premium larger frame with light wood color and swivel mount will cost close to US$800. Further, an annual $70 art membership subscription is available to expand your art library giving you instant access to US$3 billion worth of art in one digital frame. This makes it one of our top choices for a high-value gift this holiday season.
eSOMMELIER WINE INVENTORY SYSTEM
It happens quite often when an avid wine collector has to think if he or she has enough inventory of Chardonnay to serve their favorite guests. Since 2003, eSommelier has been one of the leading brands helping wine connoisseurs and collectors manage their wine collection in a simplified and organized way leveraging the latest technology
eSommelier’s Wine Cellar Management system is quite prudent. Firstly, at cataloging in and scanning out your wine bottles in seconds. Secondly, locating exactly where your favorite bottle is in your cellar and helping to manage the collection ubiquitously almost from anywhere. The eSommelier system is designed in a way to make sophisticated wine collectors have fun collecting and managing their entire collection. The system helps to tag, organize, view and search the entire collection by all possible metadata – the vintage, country, region, variety, tasting notes, rankings, drink dates, cost, and other facets. No need to maintain a spreadsheet and update the collection manually. The system integrates with the top wine rating and review databases and also helps automatically value your collection.
This Wine Cellar Management system is being used by more than 5000 private wine collectors around the world with more than half a million wines in its database. This unique system consists of three parts – a beautifully handcrafted oak box enclosure hosting a touch screen terminal to view, manage your collection, a barcode scanner to scan your bottles in seconds and a wine barcode printer to affix a customized label on each bottle for personalized cataloging and tracking. However, you can also access your collection from your other computers or smart devices via a web browser. The system costs US$3995 and is a great gift to delight yourself or even your loved ones who are exceptional wine collectors.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 5 HERMÈS EDITION
While the Apple Watch has become commonplace among premium users, the latest Apple Watch Series 5 Hermès edition oozes luxury for this iconic smart wristwear. The edition features a variety of stylish designer leather bands and stainless steel case options to customize the Apple Watch to different styles, dress codes or occasions. One of the combinations is a gorgeous Space Black stainless steel case with matching single and double tour dark black bands made out of Noir Swift leather. There is also a stainless steel grey case version which features Fauve Barénia Leather bands in multiple attractive colors and matching watch faces.
Acquiring a collection of different upscale designer bands would enhance the wardrobe in a very meaningful way and help you stand out from the crowd. The 40mm case model starts at US$1249 and the models come with standalone 4G connectivity allowing you to stow your phone away and use the Watch independently. Further, you can choose from a wide range of bands starting from US$49 up to US$449 to complement your wardrobe.
Bundle the Watch with the latest Apple AirPods Pro wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound for an additional US$249, and it rounds up to be one of the most desirable gifts this holiday season.
ARCCOS GOLF SMART CADDIE
Golf is a luxurious sport played by a number of entrepreneurs, business owners, and enthusiasts. In my knowledge, a good chunk of business deals actually happen over golfing. Being good at the sport and keeping a close track of your gameplay, skills, and expertise on the course is imperative for personal sporting satisfaction and also to impress others (potential clients or business partners). Technology can definitely come in handy to enhance your game and stature.
ARCCOS is pioneering the world of “Connected Golf” by helping golfers and caddies with connected golfing solutions including sensor-based hardware kits sensing data to help generate big data, advanced analytics, and machine-learning- insights. ARCCOS has a portfolio of products from Caddie Smart Sensors and Drivers to SuperStroke Putter Grip accessories to a dedicated app to help you track your strokes and range to the overall game. The dedicated app has more than 40,000 golf courses mapped globally to overlay the sensor data collected from your play. ARCCOS has amassed 30 million data points of different golfing behaviors in their cloud database. These data points are based on more than 150 million shots recorded from over 2 million rounds of golf played by its user base. This big data, when combined with the machine learning algorithms based on your sensors and game data, can smartly coach, improve and enhance your game.
The ARCCOS Caddie Holiday bundle costs a mere $260 and would be a great gift for your golfing family members, friends or business partners. Additional Golf tech gear to include would be from the brand Bushnell. “The Professional Pack” bundle from Bushnell costs US$550 which includes an advanced Pro XE Laser Rangefinder.
Technology is making lots of things around us smarter and optimizing our daily chores. Some other curated premium gift options which would enhance lifestyle include:
SIMPLE HUMAN SENSOR MIRRORS:
This is a cordless, rechargeable mirror made with ultra-clear, highquality premium glass integrated with LEDs and a touchpad to control a range of brightness levels. This mirror lights up automatically as one’s face approaches and its tru-lux light system closely simulates the full spectrum of natural sunlight to see subtle variations in the makeup colors ensuring the hues and tones are flawless. Some of the mirrors are USB rechargeable and one model integrates a hi-fi music system in the base to listen to your favorite music while getting ready and other models come with Wi-Fi and a connected smartphone application to record your makeup routines. The sensor mirrors come in different types from 4.1-inch compact to 8-inch round to a wide-view starting from US$100 to US$400.
If you or your loved ones are into creating music, gift them one of the best software tools out there – “Ableton Live”, to work their magic building a library of sounds and music. It comes with wide range of instruments, sounds, effects, synthesizers, and tons of features to combine them into an optimal workflow and commercialize your tracks. The Ableton Live Suite costs US$749 and is a great gift for the music magicians out there. The other gadgets which also made it to our
list include, Dyson v11 absolutepro which costs around US$800, a powerful yet quiet, compact and cordless vacuum cleaner. The next is the cutting edge luxurious Gillette Heated Razor, a five-blade razor system with adjustable heat – offering the pleasure of a hot towel shave. This innovative razor comes with a wireless charging capability and costs an attractive US$200.
Happy Geeky Gifting!!