Downtown’s best tech and gear gift guide for the tech-obsessed on your holiday shopping list, or to satisfy your own inner techie, includes a round-up of super cool items from translation earbuds to camping gear. Cheers to finding the perfect gift for anyone who wants to keep up with the current state of technology today!
Touch tech that never fails. Our Publisher’s favorite tech gloves for 2019.
Mujjo, has perfectly blended in the tech so that it complements the sleek style of the glove. The stretch knit fleece fabric stretches in all directions for a comfortable pre-curved fit. The fabric is given a highly conductive treatment that mimics the conductive properties of the skin to make them touchscreen compatible before being sewn into a slim, stretchy profile that conforms to the shape of your hands.
It works all the time, every time. After all, no one wants to take their glove off to scroll through Instagram, we’re better than that.
Introducing Ambassador, the highest quality interpreter for professionals and travelers of all backgrounds. From training to travel, groups to solo, the Ambassador allows you to have smooth conversations free from the constraints of language barriers. Sleek and specially designed over-the-ear interpreter engineered to translate speech with higher accuracy than any other tool on the market.
The Tree Of Light is a stunningly beautiful sculptural art piece, that replaces just about everything you’d normally keep on your nightstand. It’s a sleek LED lamp with a thin, cherry wood shade, and brightness that can be smoothly adjusted via the touch controls on the base. The “Sleep Mode” setting will even turn it off automatically after 30 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep with the lights on. But it doesn’t stop there. The lamp base has an integrated wireless charging pad, as well as a sticker receiver, so you can wirelessly charge any phone. If your phone doesn’t already have wireless charging, just choose between the Lightning (iPhone) or Micro USB (Android) options, and your lamp will arrive with a super-thin wireless receiver that you can stick directly on your device, and start using the charging platform instantly.
This gorgeous charging lamp even comes with a built-in neodymium speaker. Just pair your device to the lamp, and play your favorite music wirelessly. You can even use the touch controls on the lamp to adjust the volume and skip songs.
Goodbye boring desk lamps, switches, messy tangled cords, and clutter!
Devialet Gold Phantom. The best wireless speaker in the world. This speaker from Devialet emits an ultra-dense sound with physical impact. No distortion, no saturation, no background noise and features our exclusive Analog Digital Hybrid Technology. With power, clarity, and precision unlike anything, you’ve heard before. With power, clarity, and precision unlike anything, you’ve heard before.
This summer, OMEGA partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing, and created the Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space The Met Edition. This watch comes with a red and white striped NATO strap, a nod to the Museum’s signature color, with The Met’s logo engraved on the loop. Each model will be delivered inside a unique presentation box, crafted with The Met logo, and retail for $5,200.
Can’t stay away from your tech? Don’t want to rely on campsites with outlets? MPOWERD’s inflatable solar night is perfect. Charge it during the day, then strap it to your tent at night for a lantern that will charge your phone, your GPS, or anything else you need.
Bugaboo Camper, Four Person Nesting Camp Cookset: When our associate editor goes camping, he needs every inch of space. The four-person Bugaboo Camper comes with two pots (2L and 3L) with strainer lids, frying pan, four large mugs with insulated sleeves and Sip-Through Lids, bowls, and plates for everyone, a pot gripper, and a carry bag that doubles as a sink. And all of that fits inside of the 3L pot for easy transport. Perfect for feasting in the great outdoors.
This beautifully designed reading lamp at Roche Bobois, designed by Carlo Zerbaro, with a base and structure in varnished steel with a matte finish, col. black, oxidized steel screen giving a reflection of multi-colored material (oxidized copper). With adjustable direct or indirect light source. Perfect for any room.
Nimble is making tech products from plant-based bioplastics, recycled aluminum, and fabric made from recycled water bottles. The carbon-neutral portable chargers, wireless stand chargers, phone cases, and cables are all shipped in plastic-free packaging made from scrap paper and non-toxic inks and adhesives, and to encourage tech recycling, each item ships with an envelope to pack up your various cables, plugs, phones, mp3 players, and chargers, and you can go online to print out a free shipping label. The company has recently acquired B-Corporation status, verifying that they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.