There’s still plenty of time to get your Christmas shopping done and Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas can help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family.
Today we’re looking at appliances which have some tech built in so they’re smarter and more convenient than ever before.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 11: Appliances (Dec 17)
DAY 12: Computers (Dec 18)
DAY 11 APPLIANCES
DYSON V11 CORD-FREE VACUUM – From $1,099
Dyson’s all-new V11 cord free vacuum boasts the most powerful suction of any cord free vacuum in the market. It’s even 20 per cent more powerful than last year’s Dyson Cyclone V10.
With the V11, Dyson has once again raised the bar and created a new machine that blends design, technology and performance into a single unit.
There are improvements across the board and Tech Guide was lucky enough to get our hands on the V11 ahead of its release.
Dyson says the V11 is the culmination of more than a decade of cord free vacuum and digital motor development which involved 315 engineers and more than 32,500 parts prototyped.
Design-wise, there are a few subtle differences between the V11 and the V10. Most of the changes are in the main motor and bin section.
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 – $999
Vacuuming and mopping are those chores you hope someone else does. Or you can leave it up to the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 which can now operate on multi-level homes.
No, it’s not going to climb the stairs on its own but the OZMO 950 can map more than a single level of your home and remember the fastest path to clean.
And it’s a vacuum and mop in one with improved suction to deliver a more thorough clean.
The unit is just 9.3cm high – one of the thinnest bodies you’ll find on a robot vacuum in this class – which means it can slip under furniture and beds on its rounds.
It also has numerous sensors and bumpers so it can thoroughly, yet gently, work its way around your home without damaging furniture or skirting boards.
TRUSENS AIR PURIFIER – From $229
Many people are under the wrong impression that being indoors protects you from harmful fine particles and pollutants. All the more reason why a product like the TruSens air purifier is a good investment.
According to the World Health Organisation, nine out of 10 people globally breathe polluted air with 7 million dying from exposure to particles that penetrate the lungs and cardiovascular system causing a variety of issues from stroke to lung cancer and heart disease.
An air purifier like TruSens can make a huge difference in a household especially if there are children and pets and even if you live on a busy road.
TruSens is available in three sizes depending on the size of the room and can eliminate dust, pollen and other allergens.
JURA ENA 8 – $1,899
The Jura ENA 8 is small, stunning and simple.
Eliminate capsules this festive season and fill your home with the aroma of freshly ground coffee.
A must-have for all coffee lovers and connoisseurs, the ENA 8 impresses with speciality coffees and personalisation features at the touch of a button; it is sure to delight even the most discerning palates.
And it is only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep which means this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere.
DYSON PURE COOL ME – $499
Dyson has unveiled a new personal fan that can not only keep you cool but also purify the air around you at the same time.
The Dyson Pure Cool Me takes the company’s well-known air multiplier technology and shrinks it down to this smaller and more personal size.
The Dyson Pure Cool Me uses new Core Flow technology in this latest purifier which can sit on a bedside table, on the kitchen counter or on a desktop to cool anyone close by with purified air.
The product draws air in through the base and fires it upwards to the dome with two streams of air that collide on the convex surface to create a high-pressure core and project a single channel of air.
DE’LONGHI DINAMICA PLUS – $1,699
Coffee lovers are willing to go to great lengths for good coffee including spending money on a machine that will deliver that high quality brew in the comfort of your own home just like the De’Longhi Dinamica Plus.
The fully automated coffee machine is the first in Australia to feature Advanced Interaction technology which can remember your most frequently selected coffees.
The Dinamica Plus has a 3.5-inch touchscreen which gives users one-touch control of the machine.
It is also smart enough to personalise the beverages to suit your taste in a number of ways including length of the pour, temperature and strength for a barista-quality result.
DYSON LIGHTCYCLE TASK LIGHT – $799
The Dyson Lightcycle task light is designed to mimic the colour temperature and brightness of light for that time of the day.
It uses a unique algorithm that takes into account your location, the time and date to calculate what the colour temperature brightness of daylight should be at that particular moment.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light then communicates that information to the 32-bit microprocessor on board and optical driver to tune the product’s LED light.
CRICUT MAKER – $600
Cricut Maker has the tools and the performance to cut hundreds of materials with unprecedented ease, precision, and safety, from the most delicate paper and fabric, to dense, thick materials like heavy chipboard, matboard and heavy leather.
Cricut Maker also cuts traditional craft materials such as cardstock, vinyl and iron-on. With its revolutionary new collection of digital sewing patterns in the Cricut library, Cricut Maker takes the time and hassle out of cutting and marking fabric for all kinds of sewing crafts, including quilting.
Cricut Design Space software features hundreds of sewing patterns available to cut instantly today from well-known brands Simplicity and Riley Blake Designs, with plans to offer patterns from Anna Griffin.
Simply pick a sewing project in the library, and the machine cuts the pattern easily and automatically.
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