It’s already Day 7 of Tech Guide’s 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas and our goal is to help you to find the perfect gadget gifts for your family and friends.
Today we’re look at drones and a wide variety of other gadgets of all shapes and sizes.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 7: DRONES/GADGETS
DJI MAVIC 3 – From $3,099
DJI has just released its latest drone – the Mavic 3 – a major improvement to the world’s most popular drone series to set a new level of possibilities for aerial photography.
The new DJI Mavic 3 has been redesigned from front to back to maintain its spot as the world’s best and most popular drone.
It has a new 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera and 28x hybrid zoom camera with a 24mm prime lens to shoot 20-megapixel still images in 12-bit RAW format and videos in 5.1K at 50fps and 4K at 120fps so you can shoot smoother footage and have more generous cropping possibilities as well as allowances for slow motion video at 120fps.
DJI has developed motors and propellers with higher energy efficiency and created a high-capacity battery while reducing the weight of the drone structure and components.
In designing the Mavic 3, DJI who also streamline the shape of the arms body and gimbal to increase aerodynamics so it now produces 35 per cent less drag than previous iterations.
SEGWAY NINEBOT KICKSCOOTER F40A – $959
The Ninebot KickScooter F40A electric scooter has an extended 40km range, a max speed of 25km/h, large 10-inch tires, a foldable design and Bluetooth security lock to keep your Kickscooter safe.
With the 10-inch highly elastic tires you can cross 5cm high speed bumps easily without stopping, so you don’t have to worry about bumpy gravel roads and numb hands.
The resilient carbon structural steel frame is tough and durable with excellent bearing
It has two-wheel brakes – an electronic brake and disc brake.
The F Series has a regenerative braking system that turns the scooter into an electric vehicle powered by electricity and recycled energy from riding.
Energy will be collected from regenerative braking and distributed when you need a boost.
Available now from JB Hi-Fi.
BOSE SLEEPBUDS II – $379.95
Bose Sleepbuds II is the next generation of the bedtime wearable which has technology onboard that’s been clinically proven to help people fall asleep faster.
Sleepbuds II has improved noise masking and now includes new categories of content to combat the other barrier to rest: the inability to relax.
They combine a new acoustic and electronics design, a new enclosure that’s lighter than a coin, new proprietary ear tips for a secure, super-soft fit, and over 35 free tracks — all methodically produced and tested.
The result is an engineering breakthrough: two tiny, ultra-comfortable, truly wireless buds that block, cover, and replace the audible distractions from loud partners, neighbours, dogs, and traffic — and reduce the mental distractions from long, busy days.
CRICUT MUG PRESS – $299
Cricut has already made a name for itself in the craft world with its versatile cutting machines, but it has just released a new device which allows you to design and personalise mugs.
The Cricut Mug Press uses infusible ink materials so you can create one of a kind art or text for yourself or to gift to others.
There are no manual temperature or pressure settings to worry about. The machine has a patent-pending plate with zone heating to help you create impressive and consistent results.
The first step in making your mug masterpiece is to create your design with the infusible ink materials which can be transferred to the compatible Cricut mug blank.
DUCATI URBAN E-MOBILITY PRO-I EVO ELECTRIC SCOOTER – $899
The Ducati Urban e-Mobility PRO-I EVO electric scooter, the first with connected technology, has just been launched in Australia through The Good Guys and Retravision stores.
Priced at $899, the Ducati Urban e-Mobility PRO-I EVO is the first electric scooter in the Ducati Urban e-Mobility line and is ideal for going to work, school or taking a ride in your local community.
The scooter brings the spirit of Ducati with a modern and elegant look with strong lines all the way to the rear mudguard.
It is easy to carry around on public transport or in your car thanks to its lightweight aluminium alloy frame that folds down effortlessly.
SEAQUATIX WATERPROOF CASE – $59.95
It’s hard to not have your phone by your side wherever you go but with Seaquatix it can now go anywhere with you.
The stylish and compact case is 100 per cent waterproof as well as sand, dust and snow resistant.
If you love your water sports, fishing, outdoor activities, music festivals, running, travelling you can rest easy knowing your smartphone is safe and sound.
And the good news is you can still use the phone and the camera when it’s inside the Seaquatix through the clear front and rear cover.
An essential item this summer for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors while still having complete access to their phone while keeping it safe.
BELKIN MAGNETIC PHONE MOUNT WITH FACE TRACKING – $79.95
The Belkin Magnetic Phone Mount with Face Tracking is a handy tool to help you create video content that can be shared to TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and many other social media platforms.
The device utilises MagSafe so it can work with the iPhone 12 and future iPhones and hold them in place in portrait or landscape mode to shoot your video.
On top of that, the Belkin mount’s companion app recognises your face and follows your movements as you’re shooting so that you’re always in the centre of the frame.
DJI AIR2S – From $1,699
the DJI Air 2S – which has an improved camera and even better flight capabilities so you can capture even more stunning videos and images.
The DJI Air 2S drone is equipped with a 1-inch sensor that’s capable of shooting 5.4K video at 30 frames per second and 4K at 30fps.
The sensor, which is double the size of the one on its predecessor the Mavic Air 2, can also capture stunning 20 megapixel stills with amazing clarity and rich colours.
As a result the drone can offer high dynamic range, high resolution and accurate colours and even better performance in low light.
WATERPIK NANO – $139.95
We all know the importance of flossing but just how easy and effective flossing can be all depends on how you do it. If you use the new Waterpik Nano water flosser you will quickly find it’s really easy.
The new Waterpik Nano is a compact version of the previous model that allows you to floss effectively using just water.
When many people think of flossing in the traditional way with string, they see it as a chore – and it also takes a bit of time
PHILIPS GOPIX – $299.99
For the movie-lover this Christmas, this premium, portable, and ultra slim pocket-sized DLP LED projector delivers up to 75-inch (190.5cm) of entertainment in nearly any location.
Featuring a built-in battery with power bank compatibility, the GoPix delivers true portability and up to 2 hours of entertainment without the need of a power cord.
The USB-C video port lets you connect to all your smart devices including laptops, smartphones, or tablets to conveniently watch all your content.
The versatile HDMI port gives you the freedom to connect all your other devices as well.
At only 18mm (0.71 inches) thin, the GoPix is the slimmest and brightest projector out there. Easily slip it into your jacket pocket and carry it with you on business trips. The built-in speaker delivers clear sound for your professional presentations or entertainment.
Available from JB Hi-Fi.
TECH4PETS SMART WATER FOUNTAIN WITH UV LIGHT – $99.99
Your pets will never go thirsty while you are away from home because the Tech4Pets 2L Smart Water Fountain with UV Filter will regularly hydrate them. Use the Laser SmartHome App in your phone to remotely control the fountain’s water flow and circulation. It also sends you alert notifications if the water level is too low. The fountain has a UV light filtration system to disinfect impurities from the water. It shuts down automatically in case of leakage to prevent electrical hazards.
Available at PETStock and www.laserco.com.au
MORPHEE RELAXATION & SLEEP AID – $149
Morphée contains over 200 combinations of meditation sessions in English, French, Spanish and Italian. All sessions were carried out by sleep professionals.
Turn the first key choose your theme. Morphée has eight relaxation and sleep techniques to choose from: body scan, breathing, movement, visualization, cardiac coherence, napping, relaxing music, and nature sounds.
Turn the second key Choose your session. For each theme, there are 8 sessions to choose from.
Sessions are listed and detailed in ‘The Blue Book of Sleep’ that comes with Morphée.
Turn the third key Choose the duration of your session. Each session has an 8 and 20 minutes version.
You can listen to your session through the built-in speaker or use your headphones/earphones.
DJI FPV – $2,099
Flying the DJI FPV drone puts you in the driver’s seat and allows users to create some stunning cinematic footage. FPV stands for “first person view” and that’s what exactly what you get.
And the DJI FPV is fast and nimble – it’s the drone version of a Formula One car.
DJI FPV comes with a controller and also a pair of goggles that allows you to see just what the drone sees in real time.
ALCOSENSE NEXUS PERSONAL BREATHALYSER – $549
Andatech has released a new personal breathalyser – the Alcosense Nexus – which can not only tell you in seconds your personal blood alcohol level but also save up to 100 of your tests in the companion app.
The Alcosense Nexus is smaller than a deck of cards (10.5cm x 5.1cm x 1.7cm) with a weight of just 82.7g but it offers a professional-grade fuel cell sensor that can deliver an accurate reading in a matter of seconds.
When it is turned on it takes just five seconds to warm up (you can see the countdown on the small display) before it’s ready to take a test.