BUZZ Holiday Gift Guide: Baller Edition

The holidays are a time of giving. If you’re looking for gifts and money is not an issue, here are some premium tech options.

Computer Peripherals

Mouse
The MX Master 3. (Photo: Logitech)
Logitech MX Master 3

There are computer mice, and then there is the Logitech MX Master series. The latest mouse in this prestigious line-up is the MX Master 3. This device brings electromagnetic scrolling for precise, quiet movement. Darkfield tracking ensures the mouse works on almost any surface.

It also packs USB-C quick charging and a battery that lasts up to 70 days on a single, full charge. The mouse was designed with creators in mind with many customisable buttons to enhance your workflow. And at US$99.99, you’re getting great value for the money.

Webcam
Stream or conference in 4K with BRIO. (Photo: Logitech)
BRIO Ultra HD Pro

Let’s face it. The built-in webcam on your laptop is probably not that great. The BRIO Ultra HD Pro webcam is an excellent choice for those who want a crystal-clear video output.

At US$199, this is well into the premium tech category. It offers 4K HDR video output at 30 fps or 1080p at either 30 or 60 fps. Other features include Windows Hello support for secure, face authentication. The BRIO is designed for professionals and works seamlessly with Skype. But, with all the tech inside, this webcam can be used by game streamers and YouTubers alike.

You can purchase the MX Master 3 and the BRIO webcam from Logitech.

Sound

AirPods Pro with wireless charging case. (Photo: Apple)
Apple AirPods Pro

Apple recently launched a new true-wireless earphone for US$250. The AirPods Pro have some intelligent technology packed in a small package. They feature an in-ear design with active noise cancellation.

AirPods Pro continuously monitors sound both outside and inside the ear to eliminate ambient noise. Also, they work effortlessly with all Apple devices and connect like magic. Check out Apple’s website for purchase.

Sony WH-1000XM3

Impeccable noise cancellation and clear sound are what you should expect from Sony’s WH-1000XM3s. Sony has a long history of exceptional products and these headphones take noise cancellation technology and turn it to the max.

If you travel a lot or want to drown out the noise, the 1000XM3s are a perfect choice. The Sony WH-1000XM3 costs US$349.99 and is available from Sony and a host of other retailers.

Computer

The laptop with two screens. (Photo: ASUS)
ZenBook Pro Duo

The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo is one of the most creative feats in computer engineering. It’s a laptop with two 4K screens. Both screens work together to add productivity to your workflow.

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It’s armed with Intel’s Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 and up to 32GB RAM. There’s also smart cooling, so your machine doesn’t roast under load. US$3,000 gets you the top-tier version. The device is available from B&H.

Bonus

Anker Powerline+ II. (Photo: Amazon)
USB Cables

Stop buying cheap cables for your smartphones. Cheap or off-brand cables can cause damage to your devices as they may not work as desired. Ever purchased a USB cable, plugged it in your phone and got an error message? That’s because you bought something that wasn’t designed for your device.

Brands like Anker design robust, certified cables for all sorts of devices. Their Lightning cables are MFi certified, so they work flawlessly with all Apple devices. They also stock excellent USB-C cables that support Power Delivery for fast charging. Do yourself or your friend (s) a favour and gift them some decent USB or lightning cables from Anker. Check them out on their website or Amazon.

Check out these recommendations online or in your local stores.