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November 1, 2023

Technology

Exciting, useful and innovative technological gifts that will surprise and impress.

By Grace Taylor

Exciting innovation and technological breakthroughs bring new gift options to consumers every year, influencing every sector from fitness to fashion. A fantastic option, the best luxury tech gifts offer excitement for every age group, igniting new passions and hobbies. As the choice of tech-related gifts grows, Elite Traveler has selected the most exciting, useful, and innovative technological gifts on the market that aim to both surprise and impress.

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Leica, SOFORT 2

Leica Camera
The Leica SOFORT 2 is a camera-printer hybrid that allows you to instantly print your photos / ©Leica

The Leica SOFORT 2 is not just a digital camera, but a camera-printer hybrid that allows you to instantly print your photos, so you can hold the captured image in your hands seconds after capturing it. Not only that, the camera is seamlessly linked to your smartphone via the Leica FOTOS app, so you can instantly upload and share images with no time wasted. A unique piece of technology allows captured memories to be developed and shared in real time, this camera is a great gift for all ages, guaranteed to entertain all the family.

$389, leica-camera.com

[See also: Leica Q3 Review: The Everyday Icon]

Bang & Olufsen, Beosound 2 Ferrari Edition Speaker

Ferrari Speaker
The Beosound 2 delivers a 360-degree home audio experience / ©Bang & Olufsen

Perfect for any car lover, this magnificent speaker is the product of a special collaboration between sound specialist Bang & Olufsen and motorsport pioneer Ferrari. A gift that is as equally stunning as it is technologically impressive, the Beosound 2 delivers a 360-degree home audio experience, filling any space with high-quality audio and a striking shade of red that is unmistakably Ferrari. The design is purposely flexible, so one can choose between floor, table, or shelf placement, and the size means it can be moved easily from room to room. Adorned with the iconic Ferrari emblem, the shining high-grade aluminum core provides both a seamless look and super sound acoustics.

$4,999, bang-olufsen.com

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Garmin MARQ Captain Gen 2 Smartwatch

Garmin Smartwatch
The Garmin MARQ Captain Gen 2 Smartwatch features an endless list of features specifically designed to improve sailing adventures / ©Garmin

The perfect companion for any sailor, the Garmin MARQ Captain Gen 2 Smartwatch is a uniquely designed smartwatch fit for the high seas. With an ultra-durable design built from grade-5 titanium, the watch features a stunning new AMOLED touchscreen display with up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 42 hours in GPS mode, perfect for adventurers who require an electronic companion for longer expeditions. Featuring a revolutionary regatta timer enhanced with GPS technology, waypoint marking, Garmin Sailassist capabilities, and its own jet lag adviser, the smartwatch features an endless list of features specifically designed to improve sailing adventures.

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$2,200, garmin.com

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Astell&Kern Vision Ears Aura Earphones

Earbuds
Developed with the utmost attention to sound quality, the Aura earphones use the best-quality drivers, materials, and meticulous design to deliver unparalleled sound / ©Astell&Kern

A great gift for all music lovers, the Aura earphones are the product of an exciting collaboration between two brands, Astell&Kern and Vision Ears, both at the forefront of the audio and in-ear monitor market. Developed with the utmost attention to sound quality, the Aura earphones use the best-quality drivers, materials, and meticulous design to deliver unparalleled sound. A total of eleven drivers enable overwhelming precision, offer perfect response, balance high-quality materials and a delicately designed shell and mesh structure ensures a rich and natural sound. 

$4200, astellnkern.com

[See also: Montblanc Reveals its First in-ear Headphones, MTB 03]

Smartech Lucibel OVE Beauty LED Mask

Smartech LED Face Mask
The Smartech Luxibel OVE Beauty LED Mask uses the principle of photobiomodulation by red LED light to stimulate the regeneration of cells / ©Smartech

One of the most powerful LED masks of its generation, the Smartech Lucibel OVE Beauty LED Mask leaves skin smoother, more radiant, and visible younger from the very first session. Designed and manufactured in France, the mask uses the principle of photobiomodulation by red LED light to stimulate the regeneration of cells, encouraging the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. A routine-enhancing product, this effective device allows users to get a facial on the go, making it a gift bound to impress all beauty and skincare fanatics.

$3,850, selfridges.com

[See also: The Best Luxury Face Oils for Radiant Skin]

DJI Mavic 3 Pro

Drone
The Mavic 3 Pro’s triple-camera system ushers in a new era of camera drones, housing three sensors and lenses with different focal lengths / ©DJI

Over the last couple of years, drones have climbed to the top of every photography fanatic’s wish list. Allowing for breathtaking overhead photos and videos from every angle, drones let us capture scenery, wildlife, and moments to remember in a way we’ve never been able to before. The Mavic 3 Pro’s triple-camera system ushers in a new era of camera drones, housing three sensors and lenses with different focal lengths. With a flight time of up to 43 minutes, the DJI Mavic Pro has the capabilities to soar far and wide, towards scenery unreachable by foot. 

$2,199, store.dji.com

[See also: The Leica MII Camera: An Icon, Reborn]

Pro-Ject X8 Belt Drive Turntable

Pro-ject turntable
The Pro-Ject X8 Belt Drive Turntable is a complete turntable solution for high-end audio systems / ©Pro-Ject

The turntable is making a comeback. However, the Pro-Ject X8 Belt Drive Turntable isn’t just any old vintage record player. From its oversized, heavyweight wooden plinth, to the precision-lathed, TPE-damped aluminum main platter, it is a complete turntable solution for high-end audio systems. Expertly crafted, the thick, heavy MDF chassis has been expertly shaped and finished to provide both a stylish aesthetic and a sturdy platform from which the key performance parts of the turntable can do their work. The main platter is precision-cut from a single piece of aluminum and lined with a ring of rubber TPE damping to produce a heavy non-resonant base that contributes to highly accurate speed stability with very little fluctuation. 

$2,310, project-audio.com

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Hydrow Rower

Hydrow Rowing Machine
The Hydrow Rower features patented technology that silently recreates the feeling of rowing on water / ©Hydrow

Boasting patented technology that silently recreates the feeling of rowing on water, the Hydrow Rower is a stunningly designed masterpiece destined to be adored by all fitness fanatics. Featuring a pivoting crystal-clear 22-inch screen, the Hydrow Rowers workout library features over 4000 low-impact full-body workouts, all led by expert athletes and Olympians. If you’re rowing to relax, the screen also displays stunning imagery and videos that can transport you from your home gym to some of the most beautiful places in the world.

 £1,995 ($2,420), hydrow.com

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Peloton +

Peloton bike
Peloton + offers all the fun and health benefits of a live fitness class without having to leave your house / ©Peloton

Widely renowned as the best spinning bike on the market, there’s a reason Peloton has developed such a cult following. With upgraded features such as a top-of-the-line rotating touchscreen, easily adjustable to use for workouts off the bike, and an upgraded resistance knob that automatically adjusts to match instructor recommendations, Peloton + offers all the fun and health benefits of a live fitness class without having to leave your house. With a sleek design and a compact footprint smaller than the average yoga mat, this bike is a no-fuss addition to any room. The Peloton + allows you to measure in-workout metrics like heart rate, output, cadence, and resistance to ensure you are getting an impactful full-body workout. 

$1,445, onepeloton.com

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Dyson Airwrap

Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler
The barrels of the Airwrap harness an aerodynamic phenomenon called the Oacanda effect to attract and wrap hair, so you can dry, curl and shape with no heat damage / ©Dyson

When the Dyson Airwrap was launched in 2018 it completely revolutionized how the world thought about hair. Countless awards and 5 billion TikTok views later, the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler is the newest star in the realm of hair styling tools. The barrels of the Airwrap harness an aerodynamic phenomenon called the Oacanda effect to attract and wrap hair, so you can dry, curl and shape with no heat damage, making it the perfect gift for those who care about their hair care but want quick and easy styling. The new model comes with a new diffuser to help enhance natural curls and coils and a new large round volumizing brush. 

$599.99, dyson.com

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