12 Days of Fan-Tech-Stic Christmas 2022
From devices to engulf you in 360-degree sound to gadgets that monitor your health after your Christmas feasts, we have them all.
Let the 12 days of Christmas begin with 12 fantastic technology gadgets for the home. Whether you’re a movie junkie, a gym rat, a health-conscious individual, or a productive and creative individual, there’s one gadget for each day of the 12 days of Christmas! Perfect gifts for those wanting to get the right gifts for their loved ones.
Specialised Leg Massage
If you intend to be the best in your physical abilities especially if you’re a runner, then the Therabody Recovery Air JetBoots might be your most pampering electronic companion after a 10km run.
Through its unique pneumatic compression technology, the JetBoots deliver a revolutionary form of pressure massage 2 to 3 times faster than competitor brands all thanks to its patented FastFlush technology. You get to enjoy boosts of circulation and lymphatic drainage. You can avert muscle soreness, decrease swelling and stiffness, and relieve muscle fatigue. Don’t worry about pain from excessive pressure because the gadget offers TruGrade technology to deliver safe and precise application of pressure. The fully wireless and integrated internal pumps are delivered each time you use them. With up to four pressure settings and four timing intervals, battery life ensures 240 minutes per charge. Its hygienic design makes it easy to clean too. Pair this with the Therabody app through Bluetooth connectivity, and you can enjoy a personalised massage at home.
Ever desired to workout from home versus commuting to the gym to get your muscles pumped only to realise that it is crowded too? Well, the STRONGether PowerStation Pro provides a gym system right in the comfort of your abode. You can tweak the weight up to 120kg (60kg per side) through the digital console at the side. There are three training modes – standard, eccentric or isokinetic – to choose from. Set up a customised training regime via the Intelligent Training Program through the QiSense app. Whether for strength training, fat burning, toning, or rehabilitation, this amazing gym gadget caters to your preferences.
There are up to 200+ exercises to benefit from using it. Best of all, its folding design and universal wheel allow for convenient storage. The unit is 1.18m in length when folded out and 60.7cm in height when folded up. There is even an in-built Bluetooth speaker to make your workouts more exciting. So there’s no excuse for not going to the gym now!
Smart AI Exercise Bike
Do you feel you’re more of a bike person when working out at the gym? Well, you can do so at home and avoid the crowds when you have the Nexgim QB-C01 Smart AI Exercise Gym Bike. This unique indoor exercise bike offers smart features through the Nexgim app. This means you can enjoy a range of virtual biking routes, spin classes, and interactive guided courses.
You can pair this with a widescreen TV to enjoy the virtual display of scenic routes to get a more engaging workout. All your data such as elapsed time, kilometres, time, calories, etc are displayed on your widescreen TV. The resistance/gears are controlled via the app and at the end of the workout you get to see your fitness report. This amazing stationary bike offers a Stay Plug-Free feature which means you can cover your power wattage to charge your mobile devices! So come rain or shine, you can still bike in the convenience of your home!
Health at a glance
While the festive period is all about good food and wine, it’s important to check your health vitals to keep things in place. What better way to do it than if you have a home-based device that measures your blood glucose and uric acid?
Welcome Buzud’s Safe AQ UG which checks these two health vitals. Incorporating two devices in one, you can enjoy a pain-free means of testing your blood glucose and uric acid values in just 25 seconds. The cordless testing means you can bring it anywhere even when you travel. With 200 stored memory, you can manage your diabetes in a smart and convenient way.
Buzud Health Monitor Checkme Lite HMCL is an easy way to check real-time ECG, Sp02, and temperature readings with high accuracy.
The unit offers ECG records waveform in 30 seconds and multiple parameters such as heart rate, QRS duration, ST segment, and rhythm analysis are displayed. You can then save the results in your smartphone app or desktop PC as you please. The compact and lightweight device saves you time in visiting a clinic or specialist especially when you need to evaluate your health for irregularities or any abnormal rhythms.
Studio-Quality Movies At Home
Sony Bravia TVs are set to defy your eyes. The X95K boasts two models in 65″ and 85″. The state-of-the-art TV is equipped with 4K mini LED utilising a unique Cognitive Processor XR where deep blacks are true blacks and dazzling colours pop out of the screen all thanks to the XR Backlight Master Drive technology.
The Cognitive Processor XR gives us the true sonic and visual qualities we see and hear as humans. In addition, the XR Triluminos Pro enables vivid colours to be appreciated, calibrating the saturation, hue, and brightness to ensure images are detailed and life-like. This Full HD TV also averts glare and reflection via the X-Anti Reflection feature while XR Motion Clarity makes watching sports and fast-moving movies a lot more engaging. Even gaming on this cool TV via the HDMI 2.1 means you won’t experience screen lag all thanks to the 4K/120fps. The flatscreen beauty delivers 3D Surround Upscaling surround sound jettisons the need to hook up auxiliary speakers. Best of all, there’s also a built-in Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode to ensure you can binge-watch your favourite flicks with studio-quality pictures no matter what your room’s lighting condition is.
If you’ve gunned down the Sony Bravia X95K TV, then the best companion for sound would be the HT-A9 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Home Theatre System. This unique sonic bundle comprises five devices – a control box (with LAN, HDMI In/Out (eArc)), and four wireless speakers.
In each speaker, there are dual microphones that ingeniously measure the relative height and position of where it is placed in order to generate the 12 phantom speakers to engulf you in immersive spatial sound. Through Sound Field Optimisation technology, the speakers also intelligently measure the distance between each speaker and the ceiling so setting up is a breeze. Not only can you enjoy the experience of a Hollywood blockbuster, but you can also enjoy the immersive sounds of your beloved games on your PS5. With Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Streaming, your streaming music access is just a click away. Apple devices are able to play on the HT-A9 via Apple AirPlay 2, or if you prefer, an optional Google Assistant-enabled device to allow voice control to play your favourite tunes.
Spick and Span
Enjoy the convenience of owning an all-in-one vacuum system where you can charge your cleaner and hygienically empty the dustbin. Welcome the Samsung All-in-one Clean Station cum Bespoke Jet Premium.
The system is equipped with 99.999 per cent multi-layered, 5-step filtration system so dust and allergens never escape the system. The 210W of suction power via the HexaJet Motor provides advanced power while the lightweight stick design makes cleaning effortless and easy. When you’re done, the Clean Station automatically empties the dustbin using “Air Pulse” technology and traps 99.999 per cent of fine dust and other harmful dust particles. The fully washable 0.5L bin makes maintenance a breeze. The bacteria dust bag is replaced every two to three months when it is full. The removable and highly-efficient 2500mA battery allows you to clean your home for up to 60 minutes on one charge. This amazing vacuum cleaner also offers a Spray Spinning Sweeper which works like a digital mop! The dual-spinning mop pads rotate at 260 revolutions per minute where only 150ml of water is used in the in-built tank. So who says vacuuming is a chore?
Biggest Screen Ever
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G boasts 14.6-inch screen space for a luxurious viewing experience.
Whether you’re editing a video on the go or just enjoying Netflix at home, this S-Pen-enabled machine can turn your handwriting into text and allow you to sketch your ideas at your whim. There are other two variants in this family — 12.4-inch and 11-inch models. The 14.6-inch model has a 4nm processor, an 11,200 mAh battery, 12-megapixel dual front camera, and an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
The Clip Studio Paint app brings out your inner creative child for you to sketch your ideas, concepts, illustrations, or comic characters. Whether you wish to use it for play, work or put your idle mind to better use, this luxurious Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G is a treat for the senses.
Devialet’s latest creation is the Devialet Mania — a portable smart speaker that delivers enthralling sound through a luxurious designer aesthetic. Behind that sophisticated finish, there are state-of-the-art technologies that enable the speaker to adapt to the environment that it is placed.
All thanks to the built-in four microphones that calibrate to the surroundings. There are also four full-range drives and two SAM-powered (Speaker Active Matching) subwoofers that both deliver engaging stereo sound frequencies from as low as 30 Hz to as high as 20,000 Hz. The integrated echo-cancelling technology in the speaker averts this unpleasurable sonic experience too. This chic speaker offers 360 degrees of spatial sound in a compact, portable form.
At just 2.3kg, IPX4 water resistance rating, 10-hour battery life, plus a chic handle for you to tote it around, bringing sound to the outdoors won’t be an issue. A whole host of connectivity features to access your streaming music includes Spotify Connect, Airplay 2, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi ensures your beloved music and podcasts are a click away. Set it up on the Devialet app and you can connect Amazon Alexa to empower it further.
Nocs Labs have been busy developing a revolutionary all-in-one speaker for the home. The fruits of their hard labour have led them to materialise the Monolith. The speaker’s construction is a handmade cabinet from Sweden and accommodates a five-way driver system. The birch plywood case is CNC-milled to contain the five drivers. A single Monolith can be enjoyed in your domicile, or pair up to eight of them to enjoy a synched system. Full connectivity means you can enjoy music from Tidal or Spotify.
If your prized wines need to be savoured after they are uncorked, then don’t fret. The Santus Andante smart wine dispenser uses state-of-the-art patented oxygen absorption technology for wine preservation. It can keep the wine fresh for up to 14 days. Using filter cartridges to filter out oxygen to as low as 0.1 per cent, your wine stays fresh. Paired with the app, you have the convenience of getting updates on your wine life, or controlling the temperature from 10 to 18C. Hurrah for wine lovers everywhere!
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