Style, fun and technology can all mingle this festive season with this list of ideas you can gift to that techie girlfriend in your life.
For the music lover
Stelle Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker, RM1,541, Available at 11th Street
A Bluetooth speaker, speakerphone and pretty clutch all in one? Yes, please! Pair any Bluetooth device seamlessly for hands-free phone calls and a deejay in your bag, or connect to non-Bluetooth devices via an aux-in jack! All this while having enough space to keep your essentials and opening up to reveal a secret mirror inside. Oh, the best part? It can also charge your phone, and we know how life-saving that can be!
For the Insta pro
IZZI Slim Premium 4 In 1 Lens Solution For Apple iPhone 6S/6 Plus, RM136.74, Available at 11th Street
Level up your Insta game with this case which boasts three interchangeable lenses! Fish eye, wide angle and 2x telephoto options are right at your fingertips (or in this case, the back of your phone) without you having to fumble around in your bag for different lenses for different occasions. Hello, Insta-worthy photos!
For the Blair Waldorf
Amazon Echo, $179.99 (Approx. RM806)
Who wouldn’t want a non-invasive assistant that can answer any questions you have, read you the morning news while you sip on a cuppa and turn on the lights for you on command? That’s exactly what this voice-operated smart speaker can do, and it’ll make you feel like a million bucks (or at least not forever alone) at home. There are many other wireless speakers in the market, but the Amazon Echo is one of the few that can connect to utilities.
For the techie on the go
Slake Deluxe Swarovski Activity Crystal Set, $169 (Approx. RM757)
Technology is dressed to the nines with this wearable piece that features fully faceted clear crystal in an exclusive Swarovski cut. The Activity Crystal is designed to sync with your smartphone and used as a photo and music remote, and can also measure your activities and sleep patterns! This set comes with two bracelets – a sleek sports band for gym time and a sparkly one for date night.
For the virtual dreamer
GOQ VR Box II 3D Glasses Virtual Reality Headset Gear, RM79, Available at Lazada
Great as both a gift and a party trick, this virtual reality headset lets you kick back in your own private theatre IMAX-style! Watch clips in 3D as though you’re in there with the characters, or indulge in immersive gaming, where players control the game by turning their heads. It’s compatible with most smartphones; all you just have to do is download suitable apps and presto!
For the couch potato
Google Chromecast 2, RM269, Available at Lazada
This little wonder casts anything from your Android phone or tablet onto the small screen. This means you can watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix, your fave vloggers on YouTube and even home videos starring, well, you. Control everything from your device without draining your battery. Content is streamed directly from the cloud, so there will be no interruptions even if you leave the room with your phone to grab some popcorn.
For the power user
Rebecca Minkoff Always On Power Puff Keychain, RM289
No, power banks do not have to be heavy and grey. This nifty phone-charging cord is both adorbs and easy bring anywhere, and you definitely won’t have a problem finding it in the black hole that is your bag. Hang it on your bag straps for a little oomph to your #ootd, or double it up as your keychain!
For the hipster
Prynt Phone Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, RM799, Available at Lazada
Sometimes, you simply need instant photo prints anytime, anywhere. Whether as memories at a party or as gifts for people you meet while travelling, this phone case lets you print photos from your smartphone and bring them to life! After taking a photo followed by a short video clip, your photo will be printed out in seconds together with the video saved within. Just use an app to unlock and replay the video! Now, that’s a little magic right there.