Which Of These 9 Gadgets Would Make A Perfect Gift From A Loved One? (Hint)

'Tis the holiday season with Christmas just around the corner. The SAYS team has compiled the essential list of best tech gadgets you may want to consider getting for family or friends for Christmas.

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1. The Gold iPhone 5S For That Special Someone

White/gold iPhone looks classy, doesn't it?

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The iPhone 5s is its current flagship product, boasting an A7 chip, eight megapixel iSight camera, a secret-agent-like fingerprint scanner and of course the much anticipated iOS7.

A gold-coloured iPhone 5S costs about RM2,399.

2. The Sennheiser Momentum Headphones For Music Lovers

Assorted colours you can choose from.

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Sennheiser’s latest entry into the portable headphone market is a winner. They don’t fold, but the robust construction and super-soft waterproof earcups more than makes up for that. If you’re after something comfy, with a warm, bassy sound, you won’t go wrong with these.

The sound quality might be accused of being more mainstream than the B&Ws, skewed to tunes with a bit of bass rather than classical, but that's no bad thing. There's no noise-cancelling, but the on-ear fit blocked out a comfortable amount of noise in testing. If you can live with the looks, the rest won't disappoint.

A Sennheiser Momentum costs about RM1,429.

3. The FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic For Indie Folks

FujiFilm is bringing retro to its Instax 90 series.

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Fujifilm has updated its venerable line of Instax instant film cameras with the 'Neo Classic' Mini 90, which takes its styling cues from recent X-series digital cameras like the X100S and X-E1.

Settings include “party,” which matches a slow shutter with a flash. The option, more commonly called night mode, allows backgrounds to be seen, giving you the ability to photograph your spouse on a balcony and have the city lights appear in the background.

The FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic costs about RM549.

4. The Sony PlayStation 4 For The Gamer

The Sony PS4

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Sony's fourth generation console is quite the looker. With an innovative controller that features a trackpad and a tasty price tag, it's a no-brainer for the hardcore PlayStation nut.

The Sony PlayStation 4 costs about RM1,799.

5. The Mophie Powerstation Mini For Anyone, Because Everyone Is Always Running Out Of Battery

The Mophie Powersation Mini.

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A dying battery while you’re out and about is a terrible thing, which is why an extra 2,500mAh’s worth of juice will be more welcome than a bottle of water in the desert. The Mophie powerstation mini offers just that, and it’s small enough to slip into your pocket without forming an unsightly bulge.

Its smaller, slimmer size will appeal to those with small bags, and its lower price will attract people with smaller pockets, too.

A Mophie Powerstation Mini is estimated to cost around RM193.

6. The Pebble Smartwatch For The Fashion-Conscious Tech Junkie

Available in red, white and black

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It’s the watch that simply everyone is talking about, darling. And, unlike most fashionable gadgets, it is more affordable and more customisable than its megacorp copycats. If you can find one, it’s the grown-up’s Furby of 2013.

Simple, understated design. Easy setup. Instantaneous notifications. Customizable watch faces. Syncs with Android or iOS.

A Pebble Smartwatch is estimated to cost about RM483.

7. The Kobo Mini For Book Lovers

A Kobo Mini can fit snugly in your pocket

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The cheapest ebook reader around, the Kobo Mini has a dinky 5in E Ink screen that'll fit perfectly in a pocket. And it has all the skills of its bigger cousins, with a touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus access to an ebook store with over 3.5 million titles. And unlike Amazon's Kindles, it supports the EPUB format – so you can borrow ebooks from your local library.

Kobo is betting that smaller is better. Unlike most E Ink readers, which have pretty much standardized on a 6-inch screen, the Kobo Mini has a 5-inch display, making this device all the more pocketable.

A Kobo Mini costs about RM331 here.

8. The GoPro Hero3+ Camera For The Photography Buff

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The major cosmetic change is the housing that encases the GoPro and this is consistent across the full line-up. This has been simplified compared with the older design, which had a safety switch that needed to be flipped before the lever could be released, giving access to the camera.

One of the biggest improvements on the 3+ Black is the SuperView mode which is available in 1080p and 720p. GoPros have a sensor that shoots in the 4:3 ratio.

The GoPro Hero 3+ is estimated to cost about RM1,280.

As caught on a GoPro Hero 3+.

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9. The Google Nexus 7 Tablet For The Android Fan

The Google Nexus 7

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While it's not quite an iPad air, the Nexus 7 is an amazing tablet. If you're looking to surprise someone with an awesome new toy, it's an excellent introduction to the Android operating system and there's plenty of fun to be had on this great Google Tablet.

The Google Nexus 7's price starts from RM999.

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