Christmas is five days away, people! It’s time to start finalising your wish lists and letting all your peeps know exactly what you want for the festive season. No one wants to be that one person on Christmas morning, unwrapping a box of lame socks your friend got you because you didn’t specify exactly what you wanted.
To avoid gifting tragedies like the aforementioned, please refer to this list. It contains our fave tech releases from the year and, we have to say they are absolutely everything you’ll ever want and more. Feast your eyes:
1. The Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
Prices start at Dhs1,899 from the Dyson demo store at the Dubai Mall and online at shop.dyson.ae
We could all use an upgrade in the hairdryer department and what better than the newest addition to the Dyson fam, the Supersonic Hairdryer which is fashioned in a blue and gold exterior. It’s also gilded with 23.75 karat-gold, so that’s an added perk. It's fitted with a glass bead thermistor and microprocessor, which is some serious tech that really protects your hair from extreme heat damage.
Add it to your list because: It fades like a Renaissance painting, which means no two hairdryers will ever look alike. How cool!
2. Ultimate Ears Megaboom Lava Bluetooth Speaker
Prices start at Dhs569 from virginmegastore.ae
With all the parties you’re going to be hosting and attending this holiday season, it's an absolute must to have a decent speaker to blast your groovy playlists on! The Ulitmate Ears Megaboom Lava Bluetooth Speaker (wasn’t that a mouthful to say?), is waterproof and has the ability to play upto 20 hours of non-stop music. Now, that sounds like our kinda party! Connectivity can go as far as up to 100 feet and, it delivers a rich deep bass that will have everyone glued to the dancefloor.
Add it to your list because: It's waterproof and so easily portable. You can start a party anywhere, or literally bring the party with you... In the words of a very wise Kesha, "Now, the party don't start till I walk in".
3. iPhone XR
Prices start at Dhs3,179 from Apple
This time of year, it’s all about the reunions with childhood friends and family get-togethers. You won’t want to miss a second of it all and what better way of capturing those unforgettable moments than by taking pictures and storing them right on your phone. There’s a new iPhone in town guys and we’re itching to have it. Aside from great camera quality, it’s got the longest ever battery life of any iPhone and it's water and splash resistant. Nice.
Add it to your list because: It’s the latest iPhone. You don’t need any more convincing than that.
4. FUJIFILM instax SHARE SP-3 Printer
Prices start at Dhs734 from Namshi.com
You know those fabulous pictures we were talking about in the previous paragraph? Well, now you can instantaneously print them out with FUJIFILM’s SP-3 instax Printer! With the nifty, little device, you can print out your fav snaps in just 13 seconds, simply by transferring the pictures from the SP-3 app to the device via Wi-Fi. It's that simple.
Add it to your list because: This way you can decorate your room with your photos (or the tangible memories, if you want to be poetic). Just think about how cute your space would look with the faces of all your loved ones all around you…
5. LUMEE DUO iPhoneX Light Up Case
Prices start at Dhs315 from Namshi.com
Raise your hand if you have ever found yourself scowling at your phone while trying to take a selfie because the lighting was terrible… *raises both hands and the hands of the stranger standing next to me* Sorry, stranger but, it’s true. Sometimes, the lighting just doesn't do our pretty faces justice and, it’s time to change that. Enter, the saviour that is the LUMEE DUO Light Up Case. Packed with the right lighting, never again will you have to see a grainy selfie or a selfie with bad-lighting. Innovative technology at its finest, ladies and gentlemen.
Add it to your list because: It's the secret to Kim Kardashian's flawless selfies. Who wouldn't want a slice of that cake, am I right? I'll take three.