Bringing fashion into your work day isn’t just about having well-shined shoes and nicely-pressed shirts – it’s also about using fashionable tech to match. So it’s no surprise that plenty of functional tech products are being designed with high fashion and style in mind.
Looking for a great gift for that fashion-forward businessperson on your list? Consider these 5 items.
Shinola Canfield Headphone Collection
For the fashion and designer brand-loving man or woman, consider these sophisticated-looking headphones from Shinola. Developed using the same design principles and high-quality materials the company uses in its signature watches, they also reportedly offer a “rich, warm, and expansive” sound signature. There are over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear headphones in the line. Shown here are the Over-Ears, which use a 50mm dynamic driver with a neutral frequency response, and feature stainless steel components, interchangeable lambskin ear cushions, a Top Grain leather headband, and an in-line microphone. You can grab a pair in black, as shown, as well as cognac, for US$595, or in black PVD for US$650.
Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch
Equally fashionable and fitting for both men and women, the Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch looks like a traditional analog wristwatch. But it comes with plenty of connected features, including activity and sleep tracking and customized smartphone notifications. Plus, you can use it as a remote for triggering a connected smartphone’s camera, music playlist, controlling smart devices, or to ring your phone. So it’s ideal for both the ultra-fashionable and uber-connected businessperson. Finished in stainless steel with a silicone sport or stainless steel bracelet, it’s water-resistant up to 50 metres, but the best part: the battery lasts for up to a year. It comes in black steel or copper, or navy blue, and starts at $150.
MacBook in Gold
If you’re willing to splurge on a special Apple fan, consider a 12” MacBook in an attractive gold finish. Offering up to 10 hours battery life, it’s a slim and lightweight laptop – ideal for road warriors. There’s also a rose gold finish if your gift recipient might appreciate a laptop to match their rose gold iPhone. Starts at $1,729 for a 1.2GHz processor and 256GB of storage; or upgrade to a 1.3GHz processor and 512GB of storage for $200 more.
Keysmart Pro With Tile Smart Location
You’ve probably heard about Tile Bluetooth trackers, which can attach to valuables like a purse, backpack, keys, or camera, so you can locate them via the phone app. But have you heard of KeySmart Pro yet? It’s a Swiss Army Knife-style key holder that helps you easily organize keys in a more modern way than the usual bulky key ring. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, it can hold up to 100 keys. You can even customize a logo for it. And the integrated Tile Smart Location allows you to ring your keys if you misplace the device, or find their location via the Tile app, just as with Tile trackers. Taking the Swiss Army styling to another level, it also comes with an LED light, rechargeable battery, bottle opener, and loop piece to attach a car key or remote starter remote. They sell for US$60 each, or get two right now for US$95. The best current deal for the holiday season, however, is a pack of three selling for US$115, so you can get one for each busy businessperson on your list.
Snugg Case for the Samsung Galaxy Note8
Snugg cases scream simple yet classic sophistication. Available in a number of colour options (and for other phone and tablet models as well), it’s an attractive leather flip case that comes with card slots inside for carrying credit cards, key cards, a driver’s license, business cards, cash – whatever you desire. The flap can also be used as a handy kickstand, for watching movies on a plane, for example. It’s a slim and lightweight option that still lets a busy businessperson slot his phone in a shirt or blazer pocket for easy access, while keeping other essentials close-by as well. About $13, depending on the phone model.