You’ve come to just the right place! You’re stuck, aren’t you? It has finally occurred to you that Xmas is looming and you have no idea what to get her. Now you realise that you’ve been a little light on in your reading about cosmetics and perfumes and women’s wear and accessories? That’s fine. The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting it.
We’re here to help, and since we know nothing about those things either, we’ve curated – that’s the fancy word we use for it these days, isn’t it? – a list of gadgets that we reckon will appeal to her.
iPhone 7 – $1229
Look, who wouldn’t want an iPhone 7? Okay, we may, possibly, have expressed the view that it might not be a compelling upgrade over an iPhone 6s or even an iPhone 6, but this is Xmas, the time for extravagance! Anyway, if she has an iPhone 5 or earlier, she’ll definitely be pleased with the larger screen and the gorgeous Retina display.
And if she has Android (and wouldn’t mind the change – find out discreetly), changing to the iPhone is now relatively easy.
Mu-so Qb by Naim – $1295
Yeah, yeah, you’re thinking, the name is exotic but it’s just another wireless speaker, and an expensive one at that. But pause for a moment. “Naim” is one of the most highly respected British high fidelity brands, so perhaps there’s something special going on here.
It handles not only Bluetooth, but also connects to a WiFi network so she can use AirPlay on that iPhone 7, or Spotify Connect to play just about everything. Our reviewer listened to Miles Davis and Beethoven and Radiohead and Muse and concluded the sound was “what we’d expect from high-end bookshelfs”.
The Smoking Gun from Breville – $119.95
Appliances in general, and kitchen appliances in particular, can as gifts be – how do we say it? – problematic. But luxury kitchen appliances are a different matter, as are special purpose devices which say not “why don’t you cook more”, but “I recognise and applaud your creativity in the kitchen”. Which brings us The Smoking Gun from Breville. This is a specialist tool, as specific in function as you can get, injecting smoking Applewood and Hickory flavours into meals.
Hey, check back over coming weeks too. We have a Breville Smoking Gun, and we’re plannin’ to use it. We’ll let you know how it went.
Gramovox Floating Record Player – $669