The Technologist by The Gentleman’s Coolective, from Smart Lights, to smart speakers and smart watches; to the best phones and tablets of 2019, this is the list for the Technologist in your life this Christmas.
Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition
So you’ve got the controllers and the headsets, but what about those communal gaming sessions. For that we at The Gentleman’s Coolective recommend the Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition which combines powerful 2.1 channel blockbuster audio with the Fire TV experience. Dual built-in subwoofers and our exclusive BassUp™ technology work together to produce intense low frequencies. BassUp™ analyses the bass in real-time, transforming digital data into intense bass-driven audio. A 2.1 channel design immerses you in the moment by combining 2 speakers and 2 subwoofers to create 100W of room-filling cinematic sound. And when they are done gaming they can enjoy breathtaking picture quality with access to 4K Ultra HD streaming at up to 60fps, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. A 4K TV is required to access 4K streaming. With the Fire TV experience built-in, choose from over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Enjoy favourites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and more. They can also use the included Voice Remote with Alexa to control your soundbar and compatible TV functions like power, volume, navigation, and playback.
The HD29H is the fastest projector in its class, with support for 1080p at 120Hz, it provides a lightning fast response time of 8.4ms – the lowest lag of any projector ever made.
This isn’t just a gaming projector. Its bright output of 3400 lumens, HDR support and high contrast 1080p images make it a solid option for watching movies, live sport and TV shows.
For added convenience, the projector comes complete with an integrated speaker that delivers powerful 10W audio. Despite the small dimensions of the projector, the level of audio created will easily fill a living space. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.
Additionally, the HD29H weighs less than 2.5kg making it light enough to carry around to friends in the optional carry bag for that gaming night, sports event or film festival.
The Apple iPad Pro, is the perfect editing tool, that perfect cross between laptop and tablet. Powered by the new A12X Bionic chip with a neural engine, it has 8-cores and is up to 90% faster than the prior model. Its Apple-designed 7-core GPU enables Xbox One S-class graphics performance, as well as support for external 5K displays. Those connect over USB-C, as do a host of other accessories, and the port lets it double as a power bank for smaller devices. 5.9mm thick, it’s offered with up to 1TB of storage, four-speaker audio with woofer and tweeter pairs, and comes in 12.9″ and 11″ models.
So you’re trying to think of what the modern Residence needs, what gift could you give? Well here is the answer the best gift ever! A clean home, with no work! The RoboVac 30C, the new Super-Slim and Even More Powerful RoboVac with Wi-Fi Connectivity
The RoboVac 30C may be super-slim, but it’s packed with a 3-point cleaning system, BoostIQ technology, and up to 1500Pa* of suction power to ensure your floors and carpets are clear of all dirt, dust, and crumbs. And with Wi-Fi built-in, you can accomplish all your cleaning needs from your smartphone. This little low-profile RoboVac 30C takes on dust-busting around your home so you don’t have to. Multiple cleaning modes and auto-clean scheduling ensure an effortless, thorough clean while you relax.
Refined from the inside and out to provide quiet vacuuming with zero hassle, RoboVac cleans with the equivalent sound of an operating microwave. Reduced height of only 2.85” allows for cleaning under low-lying furniture with ease. With a larger 0.6L dustbin allows RoboVac to pick up more dirt and dust to take full advantage of 100 minutes** of continuous cleaning, eliminating the need to empty it halfway through cleaning.
The smart way to control the residence’s heating. tado° is their climate assistant that ensures a comfortable & healthy climate, whilst considerably reducing your energy consumption. It allows your lucky gift to control their heating from anywhere with the tado° app on their phone, and have a clear overview of your climate history and savings. It will reduce their energy consumption, save money, and enjoy the perfect room temperature at all times With help from intelligent skills: geofencing, open window detection, and weather adaptation. With auto-assist: for even more comfort they can automate fencing and open window detection (available in-app, 2.99/month, 24.99/year, cancel anytime). If that’s not enough it has smart home INTEGRATION and voice control for your heating with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, and the Google Assistant. The perfect smart home gift for The Residence.
The new Philips Hue Go 2.0 – now even easier than ever to get your Resident get started with smart home lighting. Start controlling your go directly straight out of the box with the ‘Philips Hue Bluetooth’ app or via the button on the back. Or try controlling your lights with your voice using Alexa or Google Assistant for hands-free voice control. With our Philips hue ‘White and colour ambiance’ range, play with 16 million different colours including warm and cool White light and create the perfect ambiance for any mood.
So what else does the gamer in your life need? Atmosphere! So we have the perfect gift idea for the gamer in your life, the Philips Hue Play Smart Light Bar! Create a unique light experience for their TV or gaming area with the Philips hue play light bars. With an elegant and compact design, the hue play light bars can be easily integrated it into your home or entertainment area. From mounting it behind your TV/PC monitor to free standing or laying on its side, the versatile design is made to blend into your home seamlessly. With our Philips hue ‘white and colour ambiance’ range, play with 16 million different colours including warm and cool white light and create the perfect ambiance for any mood.
If you want to take it one step further you could also get that gamer in your gift list the Hue Lightstrip Plus is one of the flexible light source imaginable. It comes with a detachable power adapter for easy installation. You can shape the strip in nearly any form and use the tape on the back to attach it to any solid surface. If needed, you can cut your hue Lightstrip Plus to size on the scissor markings. Integrate Lightstrip Plus into furniture, under kitchen cabinets or highlight architectural features with smooth, indirect light. Hue Lightstrip Plus is a versatile and robust light source that will bring your room to life.
It will extend their TV viewing experience to the whole room or lift their gaming experience to the next level.
So they have their home, it’s perfectly styled, full of their worldly possessions, what could be a better gift this Christmas than that of security? The EufyCam 2C is then the perfect gift for those who want to protect what is theirs. Every Eufy Security product is engineered to ensure your security data is kept private. Have peace of mind that you will have a secure record of everything that happens around your home. Without cords or wires of any kind, EufyCam 2C installs in-doors and out with ease to surveil your home for 180 days on a single charge.The 135° wide-angle lens provides a panoramic view, spanning from driveway to front door—with no blind spots.
Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufyCam 2C is a one-time purchase that combines security with convenience. Paying for cloud storage should be an option, not a voluntary-but-mandatory cost to claim your security footage. Their data is for your eyes only. That’s why it’s secured with AES 256-bit account encryption and 128-bit video encryption. Access to their footage requires the microSD card to be inserted into the HomeBase Station it’s registered to, and them being logged on to the account tied to it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro True Wireless Earbuds
Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture: A state-of-the-art design which integrates a customised Knowles balanced armature and an 11mm dynamic driver into a single body. Aligned direct-to-ear, Astria completely eliminates interference while producing harmonised treble and bass for jaw-dropping sound.
The Liberty 2 Pro is recommended by 10 Grammy Award winning producers. Sound is delivered at stadium-scale with impeccable depth and nuance. Every instrument presented perfectly across an expansive soundstage for a stunning representation of what the sound engineer and artist hoped you would hear.
HearID Custom Sound: To ensure everyone gets a perfect listening experience, HearID intelligently analyses your unique hearing profile and creates a tailor-made sound setup just for your ears. Or take complete control of the sound with an adjustable EQ or 22 preset sound profiles.
32-Hour Playtime: Get 8 hours from a single charge and then another 4 full recharges from the charging case. The charging case recharges via fast-charge USB-C or wireless charging, and provides the earbuds with 2 hours of listening from a 10-minute charge.
Quad-Microphone Calls: With 4 microphones and cVc 8.0 noise reduction, your voice is isolated and transmitted in high-clarity for a seamless hands-free experience.
If you want the perfect addition for your Traveller, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is the ideal choice. It’s one of the first Wear OS by Google™ 4G/LTE smartwatches that empowers with the freedom of cellular. Experience faster and smoother performance for all of your favourite fitness, health and productivity features, while retaining the TicWatch Pro trademark of a jaw-dropping 30-day battery life in Essential Mode and 2-5 days in Smart Mode empowered by Mobvoi’s proprietary layered display technology.
Let your Traveller enjoy their entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance.
The Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display.
The Fire HD 8 comes as standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 400 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you.