Where has the year gone??? Christmas is suddenly upon us and if you don’t know what to buy for the person that has everything…well we thought we would make some suggestions for those that are a little more technically inclined.
1. The Anki Cozmo is a cute little robot based on the Star Wars R2-D2 and BB-8, and as such Cozmo comes with a ton of personality. Powered by a sophisticated artificial intelligence, Cozmo is self-aware, capable of recognizing its owner, expressing feelings and always ready to play games. Those who like to dig further into robotics can utilize a developer platform and add more features to Cozmo. Overall, this is one of the coolest gifts for techies of all ages to give this holiday season.
2. If there are any avid sketch artists or note takes you care about in your life, consider gifting them the Wacom Bamboo Notepad. The nifty gadget uses regular paper and instantly send notes or drawings to the user’s smartphone or tablet. There’s even an option to search for sketched words via mobile device.
Wacom have been making top end digital sketch pads for a long time now and although we haven’t used one ourselves, it’s a pretty exciting device.
3. A great option for the outdoorsy person, the 360fly 4K camera can capture crisp 360-degree footage with a resolution of 2,880 by 2,880 pixels. Because it sports a single 240-degree fish eye lens, the 360fly 4K doesn’t require any content stitching, the gadget comes with 64GB of built-in memory, as well as a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, smartphone app controls and a GPS antenna. All of which is tucked into a water-resistant and shockproof body. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Want to see it first hand? We have one of these bad boys inside the hub, so come check it out!
4. The Surface Book is a high-performance laptop that can easily be switched from laptop to tablet with a push of a button. It has a 13.5 -inch PixelSense display with 3000×2000-resolution, and is calibrated for true -to -life colour. The laptop comes with the 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and up to 16GB of memory and sports a battery life of up to 12 hours. Sound too good to be true? Come visit Gunthers Lane and you can test it out.
5. Wish you had a smart house? Well, the Google Home helps make that dream come true. It is a WiFi smart home device with built in Google Assistant. Not only can it provide information from the Internet to the user but also set alarms and timers, manage to-do lists and shopping lists, control home automation products, play music and other media and cast this media to your appropriate Chromecast-enabled TV via voice commands.
Not only can you use the Google Home device to cast media to another Chromecast-enabled device such as a TV but you can also cast to Google Home itself.
So, you can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. Just start with, “Ok Google”. Only think it can’t do is kill Flanders…
6. Lately, it seems everyone is talking about Drones for good or bad. We think they’re great though and the DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that easily turns the sky into your creative canvas without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever.
With 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 7km range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilised by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger. An epic gift for the avid drone flyer.
So there you have it, some pretty epic gifts!
Make Christmas shopping easy and check these ideas out. If you still aren’t sure, the team here at Gunthers Lane would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
See you all soon xx