Selecting the ideal gift can be a struggle for some. Surprise our loved ones with a gift that will bring sparkles to their eyes can sometimes result in disappointment.
Nintendo NES (classic edition)
As surprising as it may seem, the classic Nintendo NES had made a huge comeback this year with demand far outpacing supply. Sure, the original one is nearly 10 years old, but throw in a little nostalgia and gamers and tech geeks are going wild. This is the game that most gamers grew up playing. The best part about the Nintendo is that it is only RM 266. That may seem expensive, but when compared to the cost of most tech gifts this year, it is a steal.
There are two directions to go with this gift. One is the classic hoverboard. This is essentially a Segway without a handlebar to hold onto. It is still a sexy looking piece of tech and is useful as well. Many teenage tech lovers have shown affluence to this.
But if you have a little more money there is a better option. A few companies are now starting to produce real hoverboards. Some of these operate like skateboards, while others look more like bicycles. This will surely be a huge trend in the coming years. As a matter of warning – they don’t come cheap!
Wireless projection keyboard
This is one of those gifts that people once thought would only appear in movies like Star Trek. Fortunately, society is rapidly surpassing any technology that we see on Star Trek.
This keyboard is essentially a small box. It projects the keyboard onto the desk in front of a computer. This means there are no keys that needs to be pushed down, and no bulky keyboard. The best part is that it works with Macs, PC’s, phones, and anything else that can connect to a Bluetooth.
Unless you truly have been living under a rock, then you have likely heard of Apple. Apple continues to nail it in the innovation category, releasing some of the smallest Bluetooth headphones in existence this year.
The earbuds look exactly like the old Apple earphones, but with no cords whatsoever. They sold out online within a few hours of release. Retailing at RM849, “The AirPods” is a steep price to pay for headphones, but the demand clearly shows that the price does not bother them.